Avocados. Creamy, rich and healthy; these wonder fruits have crept in to countless recipes and cookbooks in the past few years. High in healthy fats and with a deliciously smooth texture, anything with avocado is instantly a hit here at Sassy! Our obsession has led us to this ultimate list of one of our fave avo dishes – smashed avocado on toast. Whether you prefer to keep it plain and simple, or load up your brekky with a silky poached egg, avo-great time working your way through our list of favourites…
There’s nothing better than a ripe avocado on a thick cut slice of toast, and Why50 takes this favourite snack of ours to new heights with a delicious brioche slice covered in a homemade mash and spice mix ($60)! If you prefer a maximalist approach to breakfast, there are several other avo-centric options like an avo toast with eggs, tangy mango salsa, or a choice of ham, salmon or mushroom ($93). In a rush? Pair your tasty breakfast with a freshly brewed coffee or tea for just $12 extra as you head for the office… that’s mornings done right, we say!
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Why50, 27 Hillier Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/Why50hk
Famed for its amazing ice cream sandwiches, Elephant Grounds don’t do things by halves! Take the Avocado and French Pea Pesto on Sourdough (with a poached egg!) for example… big chunks of creamy avocado blanketed with a runny yolk – perfection!
Elephant Grounds, various locations around Hong Kong (though the Gough Street and New Town Plaza location only do ice-cream sandwiches and coffee), www.elephantgrounds.com
As regular customers at The Cupping Room here at Sassy (it’s only down the road after all!), we can easily vouch for this one. Smashed Avocado on Sourdough topped with a perfect poached egg, ricotta cheese and radish slices ($108) – drizzle with fresh lemon juice for a breakfast (lunch or dinner!) that’ll keep you satisfied well into the day!
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The Cupping Room, multiple locations around the city (keep in mind that the roastery location in Sheung Wan may not always have it on the menu) www.thecuppingroomhk.com
Living in Honkers, we’re all about that brunch life, and whether we’re gearing up for a boozy affair or a hearty morning meal, Aberdeen Street Social is the place to see and be seen! Its simple Avocado on Toast with two poached eggs ($98) is a cheap and cheerful morning addition to our avocado cravings. Creamy, smooth and deliciously whipped – this is one avocado dish that’ll have you coming back for more… and more.
Aberdeen Street Social, PMQ, Ground Fl, JPC, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.aberdeenstreetsocial.hk
A hub for breakfast lovers in both K-Town and beyond, CATCH promises an array of amazing and healthy morning munchies. Upping the avocado game with the addition of feta (drool) and mint, the avo on multigrain ($138) boasts poached eggs and the option to add smoked salmon ($35) – delish!
Catch, G/F, 95 Catchick Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.catch.hk
If there’s one thing we love about Castelo Concepts, it’s the large Aussie-style breakfasts that have us singing their praises on a Sunday (or any) morning! We promise that the combination of avocado, bacon and feta topped on hearty sourdough ($105) is guaranteed to go down a treat. Head to High Street and tuck in!
Ollies Café & Restaurant, Shop 3, G/F, Hang Seng Mansion, 54 & 56 High Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, www.casteloconcepts.com/our-venues/ollies
Yet another Castelo classic, Oolaa is no stranger to breakfast. From Buttermilk Pancakes to Dynamite Cheese and Vegemite Pizzas, you’ll be spoilt for choice – but be sure to make room for the crowning glory – the Avocado ‘Smash’ Bruschetta ($130)! We’re talking a fresh mix of tomatoes, avocado, feta cheese, two poached eggs and citrus infused hollandaise. Eggs not your thing? Have the eggless version for $115 and throw in an extra portion of smoked bacon or hash browns instead.
Oolaa, G/F, CentreStage, Bridges Street, SoHo, Hong Kong, www.casteloconcepts.com/our-venues/oolaa
So much more than just ‘healthy’ meals, Grassroots Pantry caters for all dietary needs, ensuring that all of its dishes are as delectable as they are diet-friendly. We’re obsessed with its Buddha-friendly Poached Eggs and Smashed Avo ($125) drizzled with Cashew Hollandaise and Flax Dukkah. As creamy as it is crunchy, leave with a full belly and a clear conscious – a healthy meal to start the day off as you mean to go on.
Grassroots Pantry, 108 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.grassrootspantry.com
Corner Kitchen Café is switching it up with hearty breakfast wraps bursting with brekky favourites – Avocado and Feta Cheese Scramble or Spinach, Avocado and Scrambled Eggs (both $75) all tightly rolled in one mouth-watering wrap! Let’s be frank – anything which puts a twist on the traditional smash on toast favourite is a sure winner in our books, so go on, take a cheeky detour on the way to the office…
Corner Kitchen Café, 226 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.cornerkitchencafe.com
Butcher & Baker presents not one, but two amazing avocado dishes that present the ultimate decision… so we usually order both, and that’s definitely okay. Choose from the Breakfast Bruschetta ($125) served with diced tomatoes, two poached eggs, avocado and crispy bacon bits, topped on toasted sourdough or a classic Avocado Smashed ($105), an expert concoction of freshly smashed avo, bacon and feta. Decisions, decisions…
Butcher & Baker, G/F, On Fat Building, 57-59 Cadogan Street, Kennedy Town, www.casteloconcepts.com/our-venues/butcher-and-baker-cafe?our-venues/butcher-and-baker-cafe-kennedy-town
Flying Pig Bistro is here to fulfil your avocado dreams, offering a simple but favourite Avocado on Toast for $108, that comes with tomato salsa, salad and an egg cooked to your liking. There’s also the choice to up the ante for the more adventurous gourmets with a Black Pudding Breakfast ($148) served with smashed avo, bacon and a sunny side up egg. To complete your green goddess meal, why not get an avocado smoothie as well!
Flying Pig Bistro, G/F, 62 High Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, www.flyingpigbistro.hk
This gem in Sai Ying Pun offers a chill vibe for all-day dining. If you’re stopping by The Winery for breakfast, its offering of smashed avo on toast is enhanced with peas, mint, and feta atop of sourdough ($100). Go big and have a glass of bubbly with it…you deserve it!
The Winery, Kwan Yick Building Phase 3, 158a Connaught Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, www.www.thewinery.hk
Fancy a stress-reducing omega-3 boost? Le Pain Quotidien tops its version of our breakfast fave with citrus cumin salt, spring onion, tomatoes and superfood chia seeds. If you’re craving more protein that still has omega-3’s to boot, the Avocado and Smoked Salmon is on offer to satisfy your taste buds.
Le Pain Quotidien, various locations across Hong Kong, www.lepainquotidien.com.hk
The ultra cool spot is a great place to unwind at night, but its brekkie options and killer espressos make it perfect for mornings as well. There are three fantastic avo toast options here – the one with salmon, harissa spiced nuts, liquid aminos and lemon on your choice of bagel or sourdough is lip-smacking good!
Fineprint, 38 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.fineprint.hk
Hands down ahead of the bagel game in the city, all of R&R Bagels choices are stellar. If you’re looking for a more unique base for your morning avo fill, go for the Smashed Avocado & Egg ($65) or the Avocado Feta ($75) which both come with smeared cream cheese…creamy goodness overload!
R&R Bagels, 28 Li Yuen Street West, Central, Hong Kong, www.randrbagels.com
Linger over breakfast in Café Deadend’s lovely surroundings. Perfect for when it’s warmer out, relax al fresco while munching on your Smashed Avocado Toast Poached Egg ($90,) which is elevated using cherry tomatoes, radish, walnuts, feta cheese and fresh berries yogurt.
Café Deadend, 72 Po Hing Fong, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/CafeDeadend
A firm fave at breakfast, lunch and dinner (have you tried its Taco Tuesday!?), Commissary’s Avo Toast ($98) offering is up there with the best. Keeping it classic, the perfectly ripe avocado sits atop freshly toasted bread, and is finished off with a five-minute egg! Sometimes the best things in life are simple. Still hungry? Don’t forget to try the restaurants epic Pastry Basket ($88), laden with pain au chocolat, muffins, croissants and cinnabuns, it well and truly has our heart.
Commissary, Shop 405, 4/F Pacific Place,, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong, www.commissary.hk