23 January, 2018
Eat & Drink

Your Ultimate Guide to Breakfast in Hong Kong

23 January, 2018

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 to be eaten, we’re helping you out and letting 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

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Pret A Manger

We’ve scanned more sarnies through the tills here than we’d care to admit, but it’s worth having a mosey at Pret’s breakfast options too. Sweet tooth Sassy girls will no doubt opt for the honey granola pot; while bacon and egg baps will hit the spot on your commute. Pret even offer 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 Manger, various locations across Hong Kong, www.pret.hk

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Winstons Coffee

This Aussie-style coffee shop exudes seriously hipster vibes, offset by hordes of Hong Kongers grabbing a quick bite and a cappuccino before heading off on a hike or going about their weekend. Its combos are great value, offering coffee and a bap, power bite or muffin for $55, as well as avo and cheese toasties, sausage rolls (10/10 recommend) and a plethora of baked goodies (can’t go wrong with a pain au chocolat). Small but sweet, Winstons serves up a mean morning brew.

Open from: Daily from 7am to 11pm

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

Marks and Spencer

A staple for Brits craving home-comforts (and Percy Pigs), Marks and Sparks actually have some pretty great breakfast options for when you’re in a pinch. Pre-sliced fruit, yogurt, Bircher Muesli pots and sausage sarnies (a hangover staple), are but a few of the options on offer. Admittedly you don’t bag quite the same value for money when you convert currencies, but do check 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 & Spencer, various locations across Hong Kong, www.marksandspencer.com

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, 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 Dubois, various locations across Hong Kong, www.passionbygd.com

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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.

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

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

Knead

We frequent Knead in Sheung Wan often for its selection of make-your-own sandwiches and salads, but it’s a great place to drop by for brekky too. Go for the fried egg sandwich and add either avocado, bacon or tomatoes for just $30 for half or $50 for a whole. Great value and delicious.

Open from: Monday to Friday: 8am to 8pm; Saturday and Sunday: 10am to 5pm, closed in Quarry Bay on Sundays. (Breakfast served until 11:30am)

Knead, G/F 28 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.kneadhk.com

Knead, G/F, Tor Po Mansion, 18 Hoi Kwong Street, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, www.kneadhk.com

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Schragel’s

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? Schragel’s offer a selection of bagels, dips and spreads that can be purchased individually for you to make your own spread!

Open from: Daily, 8am to 4:30pm

Schragel’s, 17 Po Yan Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.schragels.com

Best for Lazy Mornings

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 – assorted dim sums, congee, egg noodles and more.

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

Café Causette, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2825 4005, www.mandarinoriental.com

NOC Coffee Co.

If you’re looking for a heavenly coffee to help kick start your morning, NOC is the place for you. We love heading up to the location on Gough Street and indulging in a brew, accompanied by the Smoked Salmon Guacamole Toast with Scrambled Eggs. In a rush? On weekdays between 7:30am to 11am, get a black coffee and a pastry for just $40, or a white coffee and pastry for $45!

Open from: Daily from 8am to 6pm

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

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NINETY’s Coffee

A newcomer to QRE, we couldn’t resist popping into NINETY’s on our weekend stroll when we smelt the expertly brewed coffee. The interiors are also super cool, with countless lights hanging from the ceilings, and lots of chic bronze fittings. We’re yet to try out the food, but the plates of soft scrambled eggs, and expertly made poached eggs looked like the ideal weekend treat. 

Open from: Weekdays: 7:30am to 11pm, Saturdays: 8:30am to 11pm, Sundays: 8:30am to 10:30pm

NINETY’s Coffee, Shop 2, 222 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.ninetys.com.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 creamy avocado on Sourdough (tip: add smoked salmon) and Big Bad Ben – poached eggs, bacon, avocado, chorizo, hash browns, hollandaise and siracha – and Summer French Toast. Pair with a cheeky Bloody Mary and you’re as golden as your hash browns.

Open from: Saturday and Sunday: 9am, Public Holidays: 10am

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

Stack

While Stack is known for creative pancake-based dinners and great cocktails, we just can’t resist the siren call of a light, fluffy short stack on a lazy Sunday morning. You can go down the classic route, drenched in syrup and butter and topped with ice cream, or you can try something a little more adventurous like their decadent Mr. Benedict’s Duck, with creamy poached duck eggs and smoked salmon on pancakes.

Open from: Saturdays: 11am to 3pm and 6:30pm to 12am; Sundays: 11am to 3pm and 6pm to 11pm

Stack, G/F 1 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong

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 this breakfast staple with French Pea Pesto and Dill Yogurt. Its Peanut Butter Banana Toast doesn’t go a miss either…

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

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

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teakha

If you’re someone who’s not that in love with breakfast food, or eating a tonne first thing in the morning, teakha has the perfect set up. It opens at 9am on weekdays (closed on Tuesdays) and 8:30am on weekends, so it is perfect for those of us who like a later start. While it’s known for its tea – the Masala Chai is some the best we’ve had at a cafe – it’s actually the Ginger Drop Scone that gets us in the door. If you are looking for something a bit heartier, you can stack your own breakfast tartine with three toppings and your choice of selected teas for $78. Skipping bread? Opt for the Granola Yoghurt with Caramelised Apples with tea for $70. If you are looking for an afternoon treat, rather than breakfast, the pies and cakes here are something special.

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

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

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’re going solo and enjoying catching up on a good book, or with a group of friends, 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: Daily, 8am to 10pm

Le Pain Quotidien, Shop No G40-41, The Avenue, Lee Tung Avenue, Wan chai, Hong Kong, www.lepainquotidien.com.hk

Le Pain Quotidien, Shop 008, LG1, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong, www.lepainquotidien.com.hk

Classified

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

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

Classified, various locations across Hong Kong, www.classifiedfood.com

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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. Go prepared to queue a little though, the doors open at 10am 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: 11am to 12:30am; Weekends: 10am to 12:30am

One Dim Sum, Shop 1 & 2, G/F, Kenwood Mansion, 15 Playing Field Road, Prince Edward, Kowloon, Hong Kong 

Read more: The Best Dim Sum in Hong Kong: Where to Go For Every Occasion

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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: Weekdays: 11am to 11pm; Weekends: 10:30am to 11pm

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

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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 (House Bacon, Scrambled Eggs, Cheddar Cheese, Butter Lettuce & Tomato), or the Sweet & Savoury (with Two Eggs, House Bacon, Pastrami Hash & 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 – Sunday to Thursday: 11:30am to 10:30pm; Friday and Saturday: 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

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 cheeses (on toast or bagels), brunch classics and spiked milkshakes (maybe not for breakfast, though we’re not judging).

Open from: 24 hours every day!

The Flying Pan, G/F 9 Old Bailey Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.the-flying-pan.com

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

Brunch Club

A cosy and casual spot for any time of day, we love Brunch Club’s menu 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 – Monday to Saturday and Public Holidays: 8am to 10pm, Sundays: 7am to 6:30pm. Causeway Bay – Monday to Friday: 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

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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 Nutella Waffle – one large buttermilk waffle topped with sliced banana, ice-cream and warm Nutella sauce. Two for us, please.

Open from: Weekdays: 7:30am to 11pm; Weekdays: 7am to 11pm

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

McDonald’s

You may laugh, but how many of you have turned to the golden arches to cure a hangover? And with McDonalds on pretty much every street corner (and available for delivery!) you can’t go wrong. Did we mention McD’s in the 852 serves up its sausage McMuffin’s all day long?

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

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

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Your Ultimate Guide to Breakfast in Hong Kong

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. Only just opened on Swatow Street in Wan Chai, this little shop serves up delicious and colourful made-to-order acai bowls. The owner Danny is always super friendly, offering recommendations and chatting away as he creates these beautiful breakfast 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: Weekdays: 9:30am to 7pm; Weekends: 10am to 7pm

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

Read more: Top 6 Acai and Smoothie Bowls in Hong Kong

Genie Juicery

Serving up juices, smoothies, nut mylks, 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 or 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

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nood food

Much more than just a juice bar (a great one at that), nood food is a healthy haven that’s perfect for a guilt-free 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 responsibility sourced meat and fish. 

Open from: 7am Monday to Saturday, 8am on Sundays and public holidays

nood food, 2/F Kinwick Centre, 32 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong. Check out its other locations here!, www.allnood.com 

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. Try the Bagel Gone Bananas that takes the best bits of a PB&J and turns them healthy.

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

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Commissary

You may know Commissary for its Taco Tuesday deal, but it’s also a great spot to take a group of friends for breaky. The freshly made pastries are hard to resist, but if you ask we’re going for the Huevos Rancheros every time. Just imagine a crisp tortilla, sunny eggs, avocado, tomato and chipotle and refried beans, washed down a with a Redback Coffee (a favourite of ours!).

Open from: Monday to Thursday: 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: Sassy’s Guide to Tasty Taco Tuesday Deals

Oolaa

Located ever so conveniently next to PMQ (no, YOU stop spending), Oolaa is an ideal brekkie spot for a weekend catch up with the girls. Castelo Concepts is pretty hot on the breakfast game across all of its restos, and Oolaa is no exception with its extensive breakfast menu. From Fresh Fruit Muesli, to fully-loaded savoury crepes, Eggs Benny and breakfast pizzas, you might well be able to please everybody here! 

Open from: Daily from 7am until late

Oola, G/F, Bridges Street, CentreStage, Soho, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong, www.casteloconcepts.com/our-venues/oolaa

Ciao Chow

We all know Ciao Chow for its fab pizza, but it has just started serving up our favourite meal of the day, too! With the likes of Eggs Royale (with poached eggs, toasted bread, smoked salmon, hollandaise sauce and mixed greens) on the menu for just $68, and lighter options such as Faro Porridge with Spiced Winter Fruit Compote for $58, you can’t go wrong. The huge space is great for hitting up with a group of friends, or on quieter weekdays, we think it would also be the ideal setting for a morning meeting.

Open from: Breakfast served Monday to Friday: 8am to 11am; Weekends and Public Holidays: 12pm to 5pm

Ciao Chow, G/F, California Tower, 30-32 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong, www.ciaochow.com.hk

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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

Ted’s Lookout

We love Ted’s for its laid-back vibe, tucked away in the cool and quiet Moon Street in Wan Chai. Now serving breakfast daily, it’s a great spot to know with prices starting at just $38, with a multitude to choose from and even the option to build-your-own breakfast tacos!

Open from: Daily, 8am to 11pm (breakfast served until 12pm)

Ted’s Lookout, 17A Moon Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/tedslookout

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The Winery

For the days when you have time for more than just a quick take away coffee, The Winery is a breakfast paradise. In addition to a beautiful juxtaposition of an indoor, outdoor ambiance that is relaxed and totally Instagram worthy, The Winery offers a beautiful selection of delicious breakfasts (that are equally IG worthy)! We are always happy with anything loaded with carbs – which is why we love its fluffy banana pancakes, dripping with a generous amount of maple syrup. The Winery also serves your classic Eggs Benedict, along with the trendy smashed avocado toast, so your breakfast here will always be a hit!

Open from: Monday to Thursdays and Sundays: 7am to 12am; Saturdays: 7am to 2pm

The Winery, Shops 8 & 9, Kwan Yick Building Phase 3, 158a Connaught Road West, Sai Ying PunHong Kong, www.thewinery.hk

Brick Lane

With three locations across Hong Kong, Brick Lane takes inspiration from proper British 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 eggs any way, skillet pancakes, a full English and more on offer.

Open from: Admiralty – Weekdays: 9am to 11pm; Weekends: 10am to 11pm. Causeway Bay – Sunday to Thursday: 9am to 11pm; Friday and Saturday: 9am to 12am. TST: Daily, 9am to 12am

Brick Lane, 4/F, CITIC Tower, 1 Tim Mei Avenue, Admiralty, Hong Kong, www.bricklane.com.hk

Brick Lane, G/F, Lee Garden Six, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong,  www.bricklane.com.hk 

Brick Lane, G/F, 17-23 Minden Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.bricklane.com.hk

Tim Ho Wan

Crowned the cheapest Michelin Starred resto 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’re forced (ha!) 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. Drool.

Open from: 10am (Central location from 9am)

Tim Ho Wan, various locations across Hong Kong, www.timhowan.hk

Read more: Tim Ho Wan – the cheapest Michelin-starred dim sum in Hong Kong

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Grassroots Pantry

Looking to eat a little healthier? Grassroots Pantry is a must-visit for delicious, healthy and wholesome meals. The food holds no room for nasty, processed ingredients – but by no stretch of the imagination does that mean that they scrimp on flavour. Pop in on the way back from your morning run and indulge in nourishing favourites like Smashed Avocado and Free-Range Poached Eggs, Coconut Kefir Yogurt Parfait, Acai Berry Bowls and Lemon Chia Seed Pancakes – delish!

Open from: Breakfast served from 9am to 11:30am, Monday to Friday; and from 9am to 4pm on weekends and public holidays

Grassroots Pantry, 108 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.grassrootspantry.com 

Jamie’s Deli Hong Kong

Jamie’s Deli is here to bring us fresh, fast and responsibly sourced food. Whether you’re on a grab-and-go mission or heading over with a group of friends, you’ll have endless breakfast options. You can expect everything from high-quality hot deli items, site-made pastries, just-brewed coffee, smoothies and more. We also love the sound of Jamie’s Black Rice Pudding and the Bircher Muesli.

Open from: Daily, 8am to 6pm

Jamie’s Deli Hong Kong, Shop 412, 4/F, Ocean Centre, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/JamiesdeliHK 

Capital Café

Capital Café never disappoints with its creamy scrambled egg, spaghetti bowl, and Hong Kong-style milk tea. Although we’re not the best morning people, the thought of devouring a fat piece of buttery toast at the bing sut genuinely makes us excited to get out of bed early. While Capital Café only offers one signature breakfast set, Hong Kongers can’t seem to get enough of it and keep coming back for more. Plus, what better way to experience an authentic Hong Kong morning than to hit up your local café, squeeze into a cubicle that probably doesn’t quite fit you, and shout your order to the server over loud chatters?

Open from: Daily from 7am (breakfast served until 12pm)

Capital Café, 6 Heard St, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/pages/Capital-Cafe

Read more: Sassy’s Favourite Cha Chaan Tengs in Hong Kong

Best for Morning Meetings

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, eggs benedict, a full “Academics” breakfast and more.

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

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

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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: Monday to Fridays: 8am to 5pm; Saturday, Sundays and Public Holidays: 9am to 6pm

The Cupping Room, various 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 of the office!

Open from: Daily, 8am to 6pm 

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

Corner Kitchen Café

This chic and breezy café will not disappoint. The décor is spacious and homey with comfy couches, wooden tables and you’ll always find something drool-worthy on the breakfast menu. There’s a big table upstairs so it’s perfect for a weekend brunch with friends, or to hide away with a coffee when you’re in work mode! Save room for dessert because you don’t want to miss out on the irresistible selection of seasonal cake.

Open from: Monday to Saturdays: 8am to 8pm; Sundays: 8am to 7pm 

Corner Kitchen Café, 226 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 2547 8008, www.cornerkitchencafe.com

R&R Bagels

Tucked away on Li Yeun 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 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: Monday and Tuesday: 7:30am to 5pm; Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays: 7:30am to 9pm; Saturdays: 9am to 9pm; Sundays: 9am to 6pm (breakfast bagels served until 11am on weekdays and until 12:30pm on weekends).

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

Your Ultimate Guide to Breakfast in Hong Kong

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 at this Peel Street hangout! This chic little breakfast nook is reminiscent of Sydney coffee shops, but seamlessly fits into Hong Kong’s brekky 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 brekky to-go or even sit outside on Peel street and people watch to your heart’s content.

Open from: Monday to Wednesdays: 6am to 10pm; Thursday to Saturday: 6am to 12am; Sundays and Public Holidays: 8am to 6pm

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

Featured image courtesy of The Winery via Facebook. Image #1 courtesy of Winstons Coffee via Instagram, image #2 courtesy of Maison Eric Kayser via Facebook, image #3 courtesy of Schragels via Facebook, image #4 courtesy of Ninetys, image #5 courtesy of teakha via Facebook, image #6 courtesy of audikung via Instagram, image #7 courtesy of Morty’s via Facebook, image #8 courtesy of The Diner, image #9 courtesy of Supabowl via Facebook, image #10 courtesy of nood food, image #11 courtesy of Commissary via Facebook, image #12 courtesy of The Upper House HKG via Facebook, image #13 courtesy of hayleylikestoeat via Instagram, image #14 courtesy of Grassroots Pantry via Facebook, image #15 courtesy of The Cupping Room via Facebook, image #16 courtesy of fineprint.hk via Instagram

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