21 February, 2020
Eat & Drink

Your Ultimate Guide To Breakfast In Hong Kong

21 February, 2020

We’ve done the legwork for you to round up the very best breakfast spots in the city, perfect for your every morning mood.

We all know that Hong Kong does brunch big, so sometimes breakfast in our city can get a little overshadowed by its boozy older sister. But with so many great breakfast options, we decided to help you out to let you know where to head for every occasion. Whether it’s a quick coffee and a croissant, a greasy full English or virtuous acai bowl you’re after, look no further than our ultimate guide to breakfast in Hong Kong

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Best for Busy Mornings
Best for Lazy Mornings
Best for The Morning After
Best for Active Mornings
Best for Social Mornings
Best for Morning Meetings

Best for Busy Mornings

Winstons Coffee

This Aussie-style coffee shop exudes seriously hipster vibes, offset by hordes of Hongkongers grabbing a quick bite and a cappuccino before heading off on a hike or going about their weekend. Small but sweet, Winstons serves up a mean morning brew everytime at its locations in both Kennedy Town and Sai Ying Pun, with yummy food on offer such as avo toasties, bagels and baked goods.

Open from: Sai Ying Pun: Tuesday to Sunday, from 7am to 11pm; Mondays, 7am to 6pm. Kennedy Town: Thursday to Saturday, 7am to 12am; Sunday, 7am to 10pm; Monday, 7am to 6pm; Tuesday and Wednesday, 7am to 11p

Winstons Coffee, 11 Davis Street, Shop 8, The Hudson, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong,

Winstons Coffee, 213 Queen’s Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, www.winstonscoffee.com 

Read more: The Best Coffee Shops In Kennedy Town

NOC Coffee Co.

If you’re looking for a top quality coffee to help kick start your morning, NOC is the place for you. If you have time to spare, make sure to indulge in one of its house-roasted specialty coffees, along with a top-notch brunch dish. Several of its locations have full breakfast menus and serve up favourites such as an All Day Breakfast, a special take on Avocado Toast and more. In a rush? NOC has eight shops across Hong Kong, so there’s always one close by to pick up a coffee and a pastry on your way to work! Make sure to also sign up to NOC’s digital loyalty programme here to receive your 10th coffee free!

Open from: All locations open daily, 8am to 6pm (Admiralty closed on weekends; Whampoa open until 8pm)

NOC Coffee Co.multiple locations across Hong Kong, www.noccoffeeco.com

NOC Coffee Co. breakfast

Pret A Manger

We’ve tucked into more of Pret’s sarnies than we’d care to admit, but it’s worth having a look at its breakfast options too. Those with a sweet tooth will no doubt opt for the honey granola pot, while bacon and egg baps will hit the spot on your commute. Pret even offers some cool substitutes for milk in your morning latte – coconut milk is worth giving a go!

Open from: Opening hours vary between locations – find more info here

Pret A Mangermultiple locations across Hong Kong, www.pret.hk

Passion by Gerard Dubois

Feeling like a quick coffee and pastry to ease those Monday morning blues? Passion is where to head. Or if you really need a pick-me-up, make sure to try out the chocolate chaud. There is seating upstairs and some tables outside at its Wan Chai location, but we love taking away a loaf of the crusty sourdough for an indulgent treat at home.

Open from: Opening hours vary between locations – find more info here

Passion by Gerard Duboismultiple locations across Hong Kong, www.passionbygd.com

Read more: The Best Bakeries In Hong Kong

Maison Eric Kayser

Another great pit stop for artisan bread and pastry in Hong Kong is Maison Eric Kayser. Offering up delectable French pastries, breads and freshly prepared sandwiches, along with great coffee, it’s one breakfast spot that is always on our radar. For a grab-and-go option, stop by for the express breakfast, which includes a black coffee and a croissant for $30, or $35 for a latte.

Open from: Opening hours vary between locations – find more info here!

Maison Eric Kaysermultiple locations across Hong Kong, www.maison-kayser.com.hk

Maison Eric Kayser breakfast

Marks & Spencer

A staple for Brits craving home-comforts (and Percy Pigs), Marks and Sparks actually has some pretty great breakfast options. Pre-sliced fruit, yogurt, Bircher Muesli pots and sausage sarnies (a hangover staple), are just a few of the options on offer. Admittedly you don’t bag quite the same value for money when you convert currencies, but it’s always worth checking out what’s on offer in the meal deal department before hitting the tills.

Open from: Opening hours vary between locations – find more info here

Marks & Spencermultiple locations across Hong Kong, www.marksandspencer.com

Schragels

What better start to the day is there than a bagel fully packed with delicious fillings? We’re big fans of the SchReuben (with brown mustard, beef pastrami, sauerkraut, swiss cheese) and the Loxy Lady (with scallion schmear, smoked salmon, capers, red onion). Want to make your own? Schragels offers a selection of bagels, dips and spreads that can be purchased individually!

Open from: Daily, 8am to 4:30pm

Schragels, 17 Po Yan Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.schragels.com

Best for Lazy Mornings

Bakehouse

Rarely a weekend goes by when we don’t find ourselves at Bakehouse. Helmed by Chef Grégoire Michaud, this bakery is far from run of the mill, with all of its baked goods made fresh onsite every day. Whilst its sourdough ($30) is some of the best in the city, we love trying out its new and creative twists on the classics which can often be found in the well-stocked cabinet. Must tries of ours include the Sourdough Egg Tart ($12), Double Chocolate Cookie ($18) and Almond Danish ($30). If you’re wanting to eat in, the bakery also serves up delights such as Country Brioche French Toast ($98) and Croque Madame with country ham, gruyere, pommery mornay Sauce and a fried egg ($108), but be sure to get there early to beat the inevitable queues.

Open from: Monday to Friday, 8pm to 7pm (dine in until 5pm); Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, 9am to 5pm

Bakehouse, 14 Tai Wong Street East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.bakehouse.hk

bakehouse breakfast

Café Causette at Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

For a touch of class in the mornings, head to Café Causette at Mandarin Oriental. With a bright and airy atmosphere (sit by the window for a dose of natural light), you’ll thoroughly enjoy tucking into your eggs. For a taste of local cuisine, indulge in the Chinese breakfast – with assorted dim sum, congee, egg noodles and more.

Open from: Breakfast served daily from 6:30am to 11:30am

Café Causette, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong, www.mandarinoriental.com

Baked

Tucked away on Elgin Street, it’s worth seeking out this hole-in-the-wall cafe for its amazing baked goods. Baked’s Instagram page is full of more than tempting brunch shots of dishes such as Cardamom Infused Overnight Oats, Baked Benedict, sourdough spelt doughnuts and picture-perfect sourdough loaves.

Open from: Tuesday to Sunday, 8am to 4pm (closed on Mondays)

Baked, 14D Elgin Street, SoHo, Central, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/bakedcafebarhk 

Mr. Wolf

A great crowd-pleaser, Mr. Wolf’s extensive menu is sure to keep everyone happy. Paired with the Central location (and breakfast being served until 4pm on weekends!), it’s perfect for long lazy morning catch-ups over dishes such as bacon sarnies, shakshuka, avocado smash and even tofu scramble!

Open from: Breakfast served Monday to Friday, 7am to 12pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 7am to 4pm

Mr. Wolf, 5/F, 70 Queens Road, Central, Hong Kong, www.mrwolf.hk

ninetys breakfast

NINETY’s Coffee

Located on Queen’s Road East, and with a second location now in SoHo, it’s hard to pass NINETY’s by once you smell the expertly-brewed coffee. The interiors are also super cool, with countless lights hanging from the ceilings, and lots of chic bronze fittings. Breakfast options include Chilli Scrambled Eggs on Charcoal Toast ($108, and Deep-fried Eggs Benedict ($108).

Open from: SoHo and Wan Chai: Sundays to Wednesdays, 8am to 6pm; Thursdays to Saturdays and public holidays, 8am to 10pm

NINETY’s Coffee, 2-4 Shelley Street, SoHo, Hong Kong

NINETY’s Coffee, Shop 2, 222 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.ninetys.com.hk

Little Creatures

This Kennedy town favourite may be known for serving up craft brews, but its breakfast and brunch offerings are also worth trying. The menu features a range of dishes; including the likes of steak and eggs, waffles, avocado on toast and even breakfast pizza! Top yours off with a bloody Mary ($90) or a virgin Mary ($65), and you’ll be set for the day.

Open from: Brunch served at weekends from 8am to 4pm; breakfast served weekdays from 9am to 11:30am

Little Creatures, 5A New Praya Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.littlecreatures.hk

CATCH

If you’re looking for the lazy weekend brunch spot – CATCH is your go-to for delicious brekkie bites and good coffee. You’ll find plenty of people who shout about its smashed avocado on Sourdough (tip: add smoked salmon) and the Big Bad Ben – with poached eggs, bacon, avocado, chorizo, hash browns, hollandaise and harissa – and the Summer French Toast. Pair with a cheeky Bloody Mary and you’re as golden as your hash browns.

Open from: Saturdays and Sundays: 9am, Public Holidays: 10am

CATCH, 95 Catchick Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.catch.hk

catch breakfast

Elephant Grounds

Going out for breakfast definitely doesn’t mean cornflakes for us! It’s all about big chunks of avocado, runny poached eggs and freshly-baked bread. No strangers to its extravagant ice cream sandwiches (can we have one of those for brekkie?) Elephant Grounds does nothing by halves, vamping up its avo toast with French Pea Pesto and Dill Yogurt. Its Strawberry Nutella French Toast doesn’t miss the mark either…

Open from: Opening hours vary between locations – find more info here

Elephant Grounds, multiple locations across Hong Kong, www.elephantgrounds.com

VEDA

VEDA proves that those that don’t eat meat can still have plenty of delicious dishes to choose from, whatever the time of day! The all-vegetarian restaurant starts serving as early as 6:30am, with a line-up of seven different avocado toasts to choose from, and much more. Many options here are also vegan or gluten-free, so it is a great option for those with dietary requirements.

Open from: Breakfast served daily from 6:30am to 10:30am

VEDA, 2 Arbuthnot Road, Central, Hong Kong, www.veda.hk

teakha

If you’re someone who’s not that in love with breakfast food, or eating a ton first thing in the morning, teakha has the perfect set up. While it’s known for its tea – the Masala Chai is some of the best we’ve had – it’s actually its scones that get us in the door. If you’re after something a bit heartier, we recommend the Huevos Rancheros Toast. Skipping bread? Opt for the Granola Yoghurt with Pear. Looking for an afternoon treat? Rather than breakfast, the pies and cakes here are something special.

Sassy Tip: Head to teakha on weekdays before 11am and you can enjoy a complimentary tea with any food order.

Open from: Mondays and Wednesdays to Fridays, 9am to 6pm; Saturdays and Sundays: 8:30am to 7pm (closed Tuesdays)

teakha, Shop B, 18 Tai Ping Shan Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.teakha.com

teakha breakfast

Le Pain Quotidien

With a gorgeous outdoor area at its Wan Chai location, Le Pain is a great choice for a lazy morning spent in the sun. Whether you’ve got the company of friends or just a good book, we can’t get enough of the delicious breakfasts here. Erring on the healthier side? Opt for the homemade granola-topped Greek yogurt, or enjoy the simple pleasures of a soft-boiled egg and just-baked bread.

Open from: Opening hours vary between locations – find more info here

Le Pain Quotidien, multiple locations across Hong Kong, www.lepainquotidien.com.hk

Classified

A staple for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Classified (at all of its locations!) guarantees quality food and the perfect ambience to relax in. While the eggs Benedict is a must order, the smoothies are also nutritious and delicious! Served in a mason jar, they contain Hong Kong’s own grass-fed whey protein that promises to give you a maximum energy boost. Say goodbye to your usual cup of coffee!

Open from: Opening hours vary between locations – find more info here

Classifiedmultiple locations across Hong Kong, www.classifiedfood.com

Blend & Grind

Blend & Grind Mid-Levels locations has been a favourite for years for serving up quality coffees and smoothies, and in 2019 it added a second location in Wan Chai. Found on the quiet Sun Street, the menu features classics such as Eggs Benedict and the B&G Avosmash, along with hearty options including the Homemade Banana Stack, and the healthy Green Smoothie Bowl.

Open from: Mid-Levels: Mondays to Fridays, 6am to 6pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 7am to 6pm. Wan Chai: Daily, 7am to 10pm (open until 7pm on Tuesdays)

Blend & Grind, Shop A2, 1 Princes Terrace, Mid-Levels, Central, Hong Kong

Blend & Grind, 1 Sun Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/blendgrindhk

blend & grind breakfast

One Dim Sum

One of our favourite local dim sum spots is One Dim Sum in Prince Edward and it’s perfect for a lazy Sunday morning. Be prepared to queue a little though, the doors open at 9am on weekends, but there will almost always be a wait. Perfect for working up an appetite. Our favourite items to order will always be char siu bao and siu mai, but we can never bring ourselves to leave without having at least one egg custard bun (no matter how full we are).

Open from: Weekdays, 10am to 12am; weekends, 9am to 12am

One Dim Sum, G/F, 209A-209B Tung Choi Street, Prince Edward, Kowloon, Hong Kong 

Read more: The Best Dim Sum In Hong Kong: Where To Go For Every Occasion

BRICK LANE

With several locations across Hong Kong, BRICK LANE takes inspiration from proper British pubs (in both decor and food!), serving up English comfort food and all day breakfasts. Expect a menu to please all, so round up your friends and try as much as you can, with dishes including English All-Day Breakfast, Eggs Benedict, and even freshly-baked Red Velvet Cakes!

Open from: Opening hours vary between locations – find more info here

BRICK LANE, multiple locations across Hong Kong, www.bricklane.com.hk

Best for The Morning After

the flying pan breakfast

The Flying Pan

This long-time Hong Kong classic is our go-to for all-American greasy food and runny, runny eggs. One of the few places that is open 24-hours and during T10s, the Flying Pan promises bottomless coffee, vintage vibes and shelter from the storm in its leather booths. The massive menu hosts a range of comfort-food guilty pleasures from oozy grilled cheese (on toast or bagels), brunch classics and even spiked milkshakes (maybe not for breakfast, though we’re not judging).

Open from: Both locations open 24-hours every day

The Flying Pan, G/F, 9 Old Bailey Street, Central, Hong Kong

The Flying Pan, 1/F, David House, 37-39 Lockhart Road, Enter on Fenwick, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.the-flying-pan.com

Morty’s

Had a heavy night and in need of a helping hand to get you back to health in the morning? Or just want to indulge a little? Morty’s in Central is your answer to all. This NY-style deli serves up drool-worthy sandwiches all day, but for your morning fix opt for the fully-loaded Breakfast Bagel (with house bacon, scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, butter lettuce and tomato), or the Sweet & Savoury (with two eggs, house bacon, pastrami hash and French toast). Although the Wan Chai location opens slightly later, and has a shorter breakfast menu, it’s still great for weekend indulgence. We recommend the Bagel & House Lox.

Open from: Central: Weekdays, 8am to 9pm; Saturdays, 11am to 8pm (closed Sundays and public holidays). Wan Chai: Sundays to Thursdays, 11:30am to 10:30pm; Fridays and Saturdays, 11:30am to 11pm

Morty’s, Shop 2-14, LG/F, 1 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong

Morty’s, Shop 8-10, Wing Fung Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.mortys.hk

Green Waffle Diner

Whether you’re in the mood for a sweet or savoury breakfast, Green Waffle Diner will always hit the spot. Its Country Brunch Skillet (a delicious mix of bacon, peppers, onions, home fries, poached eggs and melted cheese) is the perfect meal after a big night out. We’re also partial to its Pandan Pancakes, topped with a generous serving of condensed milk and whipped cream. Its milkshakes are also definitely not to be missed, though you can opt for some strong coffee or tea if you want something a little less sugary. This is an American-style diner, so expect large portions and a healthy level of carbs! Waffles and pancakes can also be ordered gluten-free, which makes it a hit amongst our gluten intolerant friends.

Open from: Causeway Bay: Weekdays, 11am to 11pm; weekends, 10:30am to 11pm. Central: Fridays and Saturdays, 9am to 11pm; Sundays, 9am to 6pm; Tuesdays to Thursdays, 9am to 10:30pm (closed on Mondays)

Green Waffle Diner, Shop 3, 13/F, Hysan Place, 500 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Green Waffle Diner, G/F, Kar Ho Building, 35-39 Graham Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/Green-Waffle-Diner

the diner breakfast

The Diner

Another great option for when you’re feeling a little fragile (or just hungry!) is The Diner. Lighter options include the Granola Sundae or the Morning After Smoothie, though we can’t refuse the Breakfast Burrito (with homemade Mexican chorizo, scrambled eggs, melted cheddar, sautéed onions in a flour tortilla with a side of pico de gallo salsa) or the Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes.

Open from: Weekdays: 10am to 10pm; Weekends: 10am to 11pm

The Diner, Shiu King Court, G/F, 4-8 Arbuthnot Road, Central, Hong Kong, www.thediner.com.hk

Brunch Club

A cosy and casual spot for any time of day, we love Brunch Club’s menu which is packed full of comfort food faves. The homemade bread and desserts here from Marie’s bakery are a must try, or for a more filling option, go for the Wing On Waffle with slow roasted chicken wings served on a crispy potato waffle (only in CWB location).

Open from: Central: Mondays to Saturdays and Public Holidays, 7:30am to 9pm; Sundays, 7am to 6:30pm. Causeway Bay: Mondays to Fridays, 9am to 10:30pm; Saturdays and Public Holidays, 8:30am to 10:30pm; Sundays, 8:30am to 10pm

Brunch Club & Supper, 1/F, 13 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Brunch Club, 70 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.brunch-club.org

McDonald’s

You may laugh, but how many of you have turned to the golden arches to cure a hangover? And with McDonald’s on pretty much every street corner (and available for delivery!) you can’t go wrong. Did we mention McD’s in Hong Kong serves up its sausage McMuffins all day long?

Open from: Opening hours vary between locations – find more info here (many are 24 hours!)

McDonald’svarious locations across Hong Kong, www.mcdonalds.com.hk

Best for Active Mornings

superbowl breakfast

Supabowl

Feeling like a lighter grab-and-go breakfast before heading to the gym, or a healthier weekend option? Then Supabowl is where to head to. Found in both Wan Chai and Central, this little shop serves up delicious and colourful made-to-order acai bowls. We’re partial to the classic Supabowl (signature acai base with bananas, strawberries, blueberries and bee pollen), but the superfood options here are almost endless – just the thing if you need a healthy kick-start in the morning.

Open from: Wan Chai: Tuesdays to Fridays, 8:30am to 7pm; Saturdays, 10am to 7pm; Sundays, 10am to 6pm (closed on Mondays). Central: Tuesdays to Fridays, 10am to 7pm; ; Saturdays, 10am to 7pm; Sundays, 10am to 6pm (closed on Mondays)

Supabowl, 41-43 Graham Street, Central, Hong Kong 

Supabowl, Shop A1, 4 Swatow Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.supabowlhk.com

Genie Juicery

Serving up juices, smoothies, nut milks, cold brew coffee and raw food, Genie Juicery is a one-stop destination for all things healthy in Hong Kong. Pick up a cold-pressed juice post gym, or munch on some of the raw and organic food options. For a healthy sweet breakfast, that feels much more indulgent than it really is, go for the Chia Pudding and Cacao Mousse, or grab a slice of gluten and dairy-free Banana Bread!

Open from: Weekdays, 7am to 8pm; weekends, 10am to 8pm; public holidays, 10am to 6pm

Genie Juicery, 2096B, Podium Level 2, ifc Mall, Central, Hong Kong, www.geniejuicery.com

nood

Much more than just a juice bar (a great one at that), nood food is a healthy haven that’s perfect for a healthy bite on the go, or to sit in and savour. Its Cacao Chia Porridge is a sure bet, as is its Coconut Yogurt with Quinoa Puff Granola. Feel like something with a bit more bite? The hot food counter doesn’t disappoint with endless Paleo dishes, along with responsibly-sourced meat and fish.

Open from: Opening hours vary between locations – find more info here

nood foodmultiple locations cross Hong Kong, www.allnood.com 

nood breakfast

Be-Juiced

Acai Bowls are the order of the day at Be–Juiced, taking our indecisiveness to new levels with its endless combinations. Choose from toppings such as banana, mango, strawberry, dragon fruit, granola, cacao nibs and bee pollen, or opt for savoury or sweet bagels.

Open from: Weekdays, 8am to 9pm; weekends and public holidays, 10am to 8pm

Be-Juiced, 45 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.bejuiced-hk.com

Best for Social Mornings

Commissary

You may know Commissary for its Taco Tuesday deal, but it’s also a great spot to take a group of friends for brekkie. The freshly-made pastries are hard to resist, but if you ask us, we go for the Stack ‘o’ Pancakes or the Chorizo Breakfast Bake every time. A range of coffees and pastries are also available to go.

Open from: Mondays to Thursdays, 8am to 11:30pm; Fridays, 8am to 12am; Saturdays, 11am to 12am; Sundays and Public Holidays, 11am to 11:30pm

Commissary, Shop 405, 4/F, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong, www.commissary.hk

Read more: The Best Taco Tuesday Deals In Hong Kong

Rajasthan Rifles

With its weekend breakfast offerings, Rajasthan Rifles is giving us an extra reason to get out of bed in the morning! Perfect for enjoying after a morning walk around The Peak, the menu includes hearty dishes such as Rifles Rolls (from $118), – tandoor-baked naan, filled with your choice of bacon and honey, sausage and crushed peppercorns, three fried eggs, or a combination. Veggie options on offer include three-egg masala scramble on milk buns ($108), masala omelette ($108), and naan filled with spiced potato served with two fried eggs ($108). If you’re looking for something a little lighter, the likes of Dalhousie porridge ($48) and company grade granola ($48) are also available. Plus, don’t forget to bring your furry friends to enjoy some house-made dog treats!

Open from: Breakfast available on Sundays and public holidays, 8am to 11am

Rajasthan Rifles, Peak Galleria, Shop G01, G/F, 118 Peak Road, The Peak, Hong Kong, www.rajasthanrifles.com

Oolaa

Located in both SoHo, Wan Chai and Tung Chung, Oolaa is an ideal brekkie spot for a weekend breakfast and catch up. The extensive menu features everything from Fresh Fruit Muesli, to Eggs Benny and breakfast pizzas, so you might well be able to please everybody here!

Open from: All locations open daily, 7am to 11pm

Oolaamultiple locations across Hong Kong,  www.oolaagroup.com/restaurants

oolaa breakfast

APT Coffee

Found on Wan Chai’s quiet Moon Street, APT Coffee is great for a morning catch up. Standing for “A Personal Tailor”, the menu here allows you to customise your order, with the seemingly simple concept of toast and coffee taken to new heights! Guests can choose their bread type and number of toppings – with options including all types of eggs, smoked salmon, mushrooms, avocado and more.

Open from: Daily, 8am to 6:30pm

APT Coffee, Shop A&B, G/F, 2-12 Moon Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.apt-coffee.com

Bing Kee

If you’re after some flavoursome pork noodle soup ($35), and want to sit in a relaxed and casual space, head to Bing Kee. There’s a reason why it’s the best-selling dish, as it’s some of the tastiest we’ve tried. With juicy, peppery pork, greens, noodles and a flavoursome broth, it’s a delicious start to your day. Along with the food, we love this local dai pai dong for its cleanliness and friendly service, making it a real winner in our books.

Open from: Daily, 7am to 3:30pm (closed on Mondays)

Bing Kee, 5 Shepherd Street, Tai Hang, Hong Kong, www.instagram.com/bing_kee

Café Gray Deluxe at The Upper House

We may not quite be able to afford a stay at the exclusive Upper House, but we can sure enjoy its sophisticated breakfasts! Quality and class are the order of the day here, so you can’t go wrong with whatever you choose, with a menu including everything from Granola and Yoghurt, to Short-Rib Eggs Benedict, with Eastern options available, too.

Open from: Breakfast served daily from 6:30am to 10:30am

Café Gray Deluxe, 49/F, The Upper House, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong, www.upperhouse.com

Tim Ho Wan

Crowned the cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant in Hong Kong, it’s so worth braving the queues for a delicious dim sum breakfast here. Even if your eyes are bigger than your stomach and you have to take the rest away, you’ll be shocked by how little the bill comes to. The Char Sui Pork Buns are a must-order, as is the Lor Mei Gai (glutinous rice) and crispy taro spring rolls.

Open from: Opening hours vary between locations – find more info here

Tim Ho Wanmultiple locations across Hong Kong, www.timhowan.hk

Best for Morning Meetings

the coffee academics breakfast

The Coffee Academics

With branches dotted all over Hong Kong, The Coffee Academics is always a good bet for a decent brew. Expect all the classics on its all-day breakfast dining menu, including smashed avo on toast with poached eggs, a full “Academics” breakfast and more.

Open from: Opening hours vary between locations – find more info here

The Coffee Academicsmultiple locations across Hong Kong, www.the-coffeeacademics.com

The Cupping Room

We’ve raved about the smashed avo on toast here on many occasions, but you know it’s good if we keep going back! The coffee is also good – which is the obvious draw so early in the morning, but its selection of egg dishes doesn’t go a miss either.

Open from: All locations open Mondays to Fridays, 8am to 5pm; Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, 9am to 6pm

The Cupping Roommultiple locations across Hong Kong, www.cuppingroom.hk

Mansons Lot

Looking for a quiet Wan Chai spot to get your head down and power through some emails (with a side of eggs)? Mansons’ brekkie sets range from $60 to $138 for a selection of toasts, eggs, pastries or bigger options, along with a drink of your choice. The vibe is quiet and cosy, perfect for a catch up with friends, or for getting a spot of work done outside the office!

Open from: Daily, 8am to 6pm

Mansons Lot, 15 Swatow Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/Mansonslot.hk

fineprint breakfast

Fineprint

For the self-professed avocado toast and coffee enthusiast out there, Fineprint is an absolute dream come true: with not one, not two, but three kinds of avocado toast, you’ll be spoilt for choice! This chic little breakfast nook is reminiscent of Sydney coffee shops, but seamlessly fits into Hong Kong’s brekkie scene as well. If you’re not an avo fan, the Smoked Salmon Bagel or Fig & Walnut Sourdough are equally solid choices – accompany your pick with a flat white and you’re set! The dimly lit interior is fairly cosy, but it’s easy enough to grab your brekkie to go or even sit outside on Peel Street and people watch to your heart’s content.

Open from: Mondays, 6am to 6pm; Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 6am to 10pm; Thursdays to Saturdays, 6am to 12am; Sundays, 6am to 6pm; public holidays, 8am to 6pm

Fineprint, 1 Lily Street, Tai Hang, Hong Kong

Fineprint, 38 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.fineprint.hk

R&R Bagels

Tucked away on Li Yuen Street West, R&R Bagels is a place worth knowing. A super option for a working morning, or catching up over a coffee (though the seating area isn’t the biggest), it is cosy and away from the hustle and bustle of Central. A breakfast favourite of ours will always be the Maple Bacon & Egg – a mouth-watering mix of sweet smoky bacon (glazed with Noble Tonic No. 01 maple syrup), a runny egg and cream cheese.

Open from: Mondays and Tuesdays, 7:30am to 5pm; Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 7:30am to 9pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 9am to 9pm (breakfast bagels served until 11am on weekdays and until 12:30pm at weekends).

R&R Bagels, 28 Li Yuen Street West, Central, Hong Kong, www.randrbagels.com 

Kim & Co.

Kim & Co. can be found on Hollywood Road so it’s a convenient spot for morning meetings (or a weekend treat). The downstairs seating area is open onto the street, but there is additional seating upstairs for larger groups. Offering a little bit of everything, the menu includes scrambled eggs and omelettes, as well as croissants, fruit bowls and pancakes.

Open from: Breakfast served weekdays, 7am to 12pm; weekends, 7am to 4pm

Kim & Co., 151-155 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.casteloconcepts.com/our-venues/kim-and-co-cafe

 

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on 23, January 2018 and was most recently updated on 21, February 2020.

Featured image courtesy of Bakehouse via Instagram, image 1 courtesy of NOC Coffee Co. via Instagram, image 2 courtesy of Maison Eric Kayser via Instagram, image 3 courtesy of Bakehouse via Instagram, image 4 courtesy of Ninety’s Coffee via Instagram, image 5 courtesy of Catch via Instagram, image 6 courtesy of teakha via Instagram, image 7 courtesy of Blend & Grind via Instagram, image 8 courtesy of The Flying Pan via Instagram, image 9 courtesy of The Diner Hong Kong via Instagram, image 10 courtesy of Supabowl via Instagram, image 11 courtesy of nood food via Instagram, image 12 courtesy of Oolaa via Instagram, image 13 courtesy of The Coffee Academics via Instagram, image 14 courtesy of Fineprint via Instagram.

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