28 March, 2023
Best Breakfast Spots Hong Kong: Elementary
Best Breakfast Spots Hong Kong: Elementary
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The Best Breakfast Spots In Hong Kong

28 March, 2023
Best Breakfast Spots Hong Kong: Elementary

Rise and shine, it’s breakfast time! Whether you’re in the mood for an all-day breakfast on Hong Kong Island or a croissant in Kowloon, or perhaps a filling full English breakfast, we’ve found the very best breakfasts in Hong Kong.

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 beyond the indulgent free-flow offerings, there are many great casual breakfast options across town. Whether you’re in the mood for a quick coffee and a croissant, a greasy full English breakfast or a virtuous açai bowl, keep reading for your guide to the best breakfast spots in Hong Kong…

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The Best Breakfast Spots On Hong Kong Island

Best Breakfast Hong Kong, Tai Hang: Elementary


Found in the quaint neighbourhood of Tai Hang, Elementary is one of our favourite breakfast restaurants in Hong Kong for slow mornings and smashed avo. Its brunch is available on weekends and public holidays, and features everything from French toast brioche to dirty eggs.

Open from: 9am, weekends and public holidays

Elementary15-16 School Street, Tai Hang, Hong Kong, 2362 2812, www.elementary.hk

Read More: Your Neighbourhood Guide To Tai Hang

Best Breakfast Spots Hong Kong: Baked


As its name hints, this kerbside eatery is best known for its exceptional baked goods (its sourdough starter is 54 years old!). Expect a menu of tempting dishes fit for a filling breakfast, including loaded sourdough brioche, made-to-order brekkie wraps and delicious pastries. Come prepared to queue, as this place is especially popular on weekends. While you’re there, be sure to order a double-shot coffee featuring the cafe’s signature “BAKED BEANS”, a speciality espresso blend made of Colombia Medellin, Brazil Mogiana, Guatemala Huehuetenango SHB and Sumatra Mandheling PWN three times hand-picked.

Open from: 8am, Daily

Baked, 8-10 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2618 3080, Facebook: Baked, Instagram: @baked_hk, www.bakedhongkong.com

Read More: Your Neighbourhood Guide To Wan Chai


This quaint Poho gem ticks all the boxes in the aesthetics department, and it rustles up an excellent All Day Breakfast (complete with hash browns, score!). Other highlights include the decadent Four Cheese Beef Burger and Black Truffle Eggs Benedict.

Open from: 12pm, Monday to Saturday; 10am, Sunday

Oldish, G/F, 53 Tung Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 2697 3313www.facebook.com/Oldishhkk

Read More: The Best Burgers In Hong Kong

Be-Juiced + Bar

Acai Bowls are the order of the day for breakfast 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: 8am, daily

Be-Juiced, 45 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2668 6231www.bejuiced-hk.com

R&R Bagels

A breakfast favourite of ours will always be the Maple Bacon & Egg at R&R Bagels – a mouth-watering mix of sweet smoky bacon (glazed with Noble Tonic No. 01 maple syrup), a runny egg and cream cheese.

Open from: 7:30am, Daily

R&R Bagels, 28 Li Yuen Street West, Central, Hong Kong, 2178 5168, www.randrbagels.com

Best Breakfast Hong Kong, Tai Hang: Bing Kee Cha Dong chinese breakfast

Bing Kee Cha Dong

Make like the locals and start your day with a hearty bowl of noodle soup for breakfast. This neighbourhood dai pai dong is famous for its flavoursome pork noodle soup, with juicy, peppery pork, greens, noodles and a warming broth.

Open from: 7am, Tuesday to Sunday

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

Read More: Where To Eat Like A Local – Central & Sheung Wan

Green Waffle Diner

Looking for somewhere with gluten-free options? Green Waffle Diner is a tried and true classic. Its menu encompasses both sweet and savoury waffle and pancake dishes, loaded with toppings – simply ask the kitchen to switch your regular flour for buckwheat if you’re gluten-intolerant. This is an American-style diner, so expect large portions and a healthy level of carbs!

Open from: Opening hours vary between locations; call directly for more info

Green Waffle Diner (Causeway Bay), 1303, Hysan Place, 500 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2880 5123
Green Waffle Diner (Central), G/F, The Workst@tion, 43 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, 2880 5166, www.greenwafflediner.com

Read More: Your Guide To Gluten-Free Restaurants In Hong Kong


CATCH is a go-to for delicious breakfast bites and good coffee. You’ll find plenty of people who shout about its smashed avocado on sourdough (tip: add smoked salmon) and breakfast fry-ups. Pair with a cheeky Bloody Mary and you’ll be as golden as your hash browns!

Open from: 8am, Monday to Friday (breakfast is served until 11:45am)

CATCH. (Quarry Bay), 21 Hoi Wan Street, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, 2568 3299
CATCH. (Sai Ying Pun), Shop 9, G/F, Island Crest Podium, 10 Second Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong 
Kong, 2818 2355, www.catch.hk

Read More: Your Neighbourhood Guide To Quarry Bay

Mansons Lot

Looking for a quiet spot to get your head down and power through some emails (with a side of eggs)? Mansons’ weekday Brekky Sets range from loaded Artisan Toasts and filled Croissants, to full fry-ups (with a vegetarian option too!), and come with your choice of fresh coffee or tea.

Open from: 8am, daily

Mansons Lot, 15 Swatow Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2362 1899, mansonslot.com.hk

Read More: Your Guide To Vegan & Vegetarian Restaurants In Hong Kong

Best Breakfast Hong Kong: NINETYs


It’s hard to sleep on NINETY’s once you’ve passed by and caught a whiff of the expertly-brewed coffee. If you’re peckish, treat yourself to luxe twists on classic breakfast dishes like Crab Benedict or ‘Nduja On Toast. This is another pick that commands queues, so best to go early if you can.

Open from: Opening hours vary between locations; head here for more info.

NINETYs, various locations across Hong Kong, www.ninetys.com.hk

Blend & Grind

With three locations to its name (the Sun Street outpost is our fave!), this speciality coffee spot is known for its affordable and healthy breakfast bites. Head here for everything from Avo-Open Faced Sandwiches, Bagels, Toasties and Acai Bowls.

Open from: Opening hours vary between locations; head here for more info.

Blend & Grind, various locations across Hong Kong, www.blendandgrind.com

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Pane e Latte

Pastries, gelato and a trip to the beach? What a way to start your day! Pane e Latte, imbues the quaint seaside town of Stanley with a touch of “la dolce vita” in the form of a traditional Italian panificio. The all-day cafe stocks freshly baked goodies to takeaway, and also operates a dine-in experience where guests can indulge in a range of sweet and savoury plates from breakfast to aperitivo and dinner.

Open from: 8am, daily

Pane e Latte, 25 Stanley Market Road, Stanley, Hong Kong, 2337 7221, www.paneelatte.hk

More Breakfast Spots On Hong Kong Island

  • Brunch Club – Brunch Club’s menu is packed full of breakfast comfort food faves. The homemade bread from Marie’s Bakery are a must-try. www.brunch-club.org
  • Hjem – Cinnamon buns and smørrebrød await at Nordic cafe Hjem. The coffee and Nordic-inspired health tonics go down a treat too. www.hjemhk.com
  • Mr. Wolf – Sure, there’s a good chance Mr. Wolf contributed to your raging hangover, but it also has the cure in the form of bacon sarnies and full English breakfast fry-ups. www.mrwolf.hk
  • Ollie’s Bar & Grill – Offering a little bit of everything, the breakfast menu at this two-story eatery includes scrambled eggs, croissants, fruit bowls and pancakes. www.casteloconcepts.com
  • Rajasthan Rifles – Work up an appetite with a bright and early walk around The Peak, before tucking into hearty Indian-inspired breakfast dishes. www.rajasthanrifles.com
  • Schragels – We’re big fans of the Schragels SchReuben and the Loxy Lady. www.schragels.com
  • Supabowl – This little shop serves up colourful made-to-order acai bowls, with plenty of superfood options – just the thing for a healthy kick-start in the morning. www.supabowlhk.com
  • VEDA – This plant-based restaurant starts serves breakfast till 10:30am, with a line-up of avo toast, granola, pastries and more. www.veda.hk
  • Winstons Coffee – This Aussie-style coffee shop serves up a mean morning brew, along with delicious breakfast offerings like avo toasties, bagels and baked goods. www.winstonscoffee.com 

The Best Breakfast In Kowloon

Best Breakfast Hong Kong, Jordan: Australia Dairy Company

Australia Dairy Company

Australia Dairy Company’s breakfast set is hard to beat for an authentic local breakfast in Hong Kong. Think fluffy, creamy eggs served on thick, generously buttered slices of toast and a bowl of classic macaroni and ham soup to boot.

Open from: 7:30am to 10pm, Friday to Wednesday

Australia Dairy Company, 47 Parkes Street, Jordan, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2730 1356. www.facebook.com/AustralianDairyCompany

One Dim Sum

Our guide to breakfast in Hong Kong wouldn’t be complete without a mention of dim sum! One of our favourite local spots is One Dim Sum in Prince Edward, and it’s perfect for a lazy Sunday morning feasting on “char siu bao”, “siu mai” and egg custard buns.

Open from: 9:30am, Monday to Friday; 8:30am, Weekends

One Dim Sum, G/F, 209A-209B Tung Choi Street, Prince Edward, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2677 7888, www.facebook.com/One-Dim-Sum

Read More: The Best Dim Sum In Hong Kong

Hooman By The Sea

Enjoy a breezy morning on the West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade with your furry friend and take in the serene sea view as you chow down on hot dogs (with fun names inspired by different pup breeds).

Open from: 11am, Monday to Friday; 10am, Weekends

Hooman By The Sea, GF-07, Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District, West Kowloon, Hong Kong, 6749 0777, www.facebook.com/hooman.cafe

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Coffee Brown x PHVLO HATCH

With its emerald green shopfront, this Insta-famous cafe can’t be missed. Coffee Brown offers a limited supply of single origin coffee, alongside filling food offerings including all-day breakfasts, bagels and cakes. What’s more, the cafe is partnered with part sustainable fashion platform, part local NGO, PHVLO HATCH; follow the winding staircase up to the exhibition and workshop space above.

Coffee Brown x PHVLO HATCH, G/F, 13 Wong Chuk Street, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2791 7128, www.facebook.com/colourbrown.shamshuipo

Read More: Your Neighbourhood Guide To Sham Shui Po

The Best Breakfast Spots In The New Territories

Best Breakfast Spots Hong Kong: Beans The Greenhouse, Sha Tin Breakfast

Beans The Greenhouse

Next to Sha Tin’s massive IKEA, Beans makes an excellent breakfast option, serving up a wide selection of Western fare. From a full English brekkie and unconventional desserts to 3D latte art, Beans is one of the coolest spots in the area.

Beans The Greenhouse, Shop 503, 5/F, Grand Central Plaza (Home Square), 138 Sha Tin Rural Committee Road, Sha Tin, Hong Kong, www.beansgroup.hk

Read More: Your Neighbourhood Guide To Sha Tin

Pause Café

A stone’s throw away from Silvermine Beach, consider Pause Café occupies a revitalised colonial building with plenty of natural light — perfect for tucking into a good book while sipping on a hot cuppa. Pause also has a great selection of healthy brekkie options like a beetroot eggs benny, smashed avo toast, masala veggie bowls and more.

Open from: 7am, daily

Pause Café, G/F, 21 Chung Hau Street, Mui Wo, Lantau, Hong Kong, 5267 5549, pause.hk

Read More: Your Neighbourhood Guide To Mui Wo

The Conservatory

There’s something about the tropical decor, friendly staff and delicious menu that makes The Conversatory the perfect spot, especially for breakfast. Order the skillet for $118 and you’ll get everything you need served in one big, hot pan.

Open from: 10am, daily

The Conservatory, G/F, 26 Wan King Path, Sai Kung, Hong Kong, 2792 1105, www.enotecagroup.com/conservatory

Read More: Your Neighbourhood Guide To Sai Kung

The Best Breakfast Spots With Various Locations Across Hong Kong

Best Breakfast Hong Kong, Central, Tsim Sha Tsui: APT Coffee

APT Coffee

Standing for “A Personal Tailor”, APT Coffee is great for a breakfast catch-up. 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 toppings – with options including all types of eggs, smoked salmon, mushrooms, avocado and more.

Open from: 7:30am, daily (Tsim Sha Tsui); 8am, daily (Wan Chai)

APT Coffee, various locations across Hong Kong, 3619 4393, www.apt-coffee.com


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 loaves are some of the best in the city, we love trying out its creative twists on the classics, including the Sourdough Egg Tarts and Almond Danish. Just be sure to get there early to beat the inevitable queues – yes, even for takeaway!

Open from: 8am, daily (Wan Chai) or 7am, daily (Central)

Bakehouse, various locations across Hong Kong, www.bakehouse.hk

Read More: Brioche French Toast Recipe From Bakehouse

Best Breakfast Hong Kong: Cupping Room

Cupping Room

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

Open from: Opening hours vary between locations; head here for more info.

Cupping Roomvarious locations across Hong Kong, www.cuppingroom.hk


For the self-professed avocado toast and coffee enthusiast, Fineprint is an absolute dream come true with not one, not two, but three kinds of avo toast! This chic little breakfast nook is reminiscent of Sydney coffee shops, but seamlessly fits into Hong Kong’s breakfast scene as well. The dimly lit interiors are fairly cosy, but we love sitting outside and people-watching.

Open from: 6am, daily (all locations)

Fineprint, various locations across Hong Kong, www.fineprint.hk


Oolaa is an ideal spot for a weekend breakfast and catch up with friends. The extensive menu features everything from Healthy Brunch Bowls to Eggs Benny, Pancakes and even Breakfast Pizza, so you should be able to please everybody in your squad here!

Open from: Opening hours vary between locations; head here for more info.

Oolaavarious locations across Hong Kong, www.oolaagroup.com

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Best Breakfast Hong Kong, Sai Kung, Kennedy Town: Little Cove Espresso

Little Cove Espresso

Breakfast by the sea? Yes please. It’s worth making the trip to Sai Kung for a morning at Little Cove Espresso. The Mediterranean-inspired food menu delivers on hearty comfort foods like Pulled Pork Benedict and French Toast, along with plenty of vegetarian and vegan options. Prefer to stay on the Island? Good new, there is now a branch in K-Town!

Open from: 7:30am, daily (both locations)

Little Cove Espresso (Sai Kung), G/F, Shop 1 & 2, Siu Yau Building, Sai Kung, Hong Kong, 6397 0875
Little Cove Espresso (Kennedy Town), Shop 3, G/F, New Fortune House, 3-5 New Praya, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, 6737 6242, www.facebook.com/littlecoveespresso

Read More: Your Neighbourhood Guide To Sai Kung

Elephant Grounds

With its convenient locations, free wifi and plenty of charging outlets, Elephant Grounds stands as a worthy alternative to any co-working space – and it has better coffee. The handmade pastries and Asian-inspired breakfast dishes are a great motivator to get moving through your to-do list.

Open from: Opening hours vary between locations; head here for more info.

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

Read More: The Best Cafes In Hong Kong With Free Wifi

Rise by Classified

Classified’s artisan bakery concept Rise is a great option for grab and go breakfast viennoiserie classics, including croissants and pain au chocolat. If you have a little more time, sit in and feast on breakfast dishes like Benedict on Sourdough Tartine and a sweet Dutch Baby pancake. Plus, don’t miss the retail section, which features a range of locally-sourced products from Hong Kong brands, including PÜRA VÏDA, Alive Food and Nicole’s Kitchen.

Open from: Opening hours vary between locations; head here for more info.

Rise by Classified (Central), Shop 313, 3/F, Exchange Square Podium, 8 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong, 2147 3454
Rise by Classified (Tsim Sha Tsui), Shop 5, G/F, H Zentre, 15 Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2631 3454www.risebyclassified.com

More Breakfast Spots With Various Locations Across Hong Kong

  • Classified – A staple for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Classified guarantees quality food and the perfect ambience to relax in. www.classifiedfood.com
  • Le Pain Quotidien – Le Pain is a great choice for a lazy morning spent over a pot of tea, homemade granola-topped Greek yoghurt and a soft-boiled egg with freshly baked bread. www.lepainquotidien.com
  • Maison Eric Kayser – A great pit stop for artisan bread, breakfast pastries and freshly-prepared sandwiches, with great coffee to boot. www.maison-kayser.com.hk
  • NOC Coffee Co. – Pick up a coffee and breakfast pastry to go, or sit in and indulge in the more substantial dishes, ranging from All Day Breakfasts, a special take on Avocado Toast and more. www.noccoffeeco.com
  • nood food – Much more than just a juice bar, nood is a healthy haven that’s great for a nutritious breakfast bite on the go. www.allnood.com
  • Passion by Gerard Dubois – Head to this traditional French bakery cafe if rustic baked breakfast goods and crispy oven-to-plate baguettes are your morning love language. www.passionbygd.com
  • Pret A Manger – Those with a sweet tooth will love the honey granola pot, while bacon and egg baps will hit the spot on your commute. www.pret.hk
  • Tim Ho Wan – Crowned the cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant in Hong Kong, it’s totally worth braving the queues for a delicious dim sum breakfast at Tim Ho Wanwww.timhowan.com.hk

Editor’s Note: “The Best Breakfast Spots In Hong Kong” was most recently updated by Team Sassy in March 2023. With thanks to Jess Ng and Annie Simpson for their contribution.

Main image courtesy of Elementary via Instagram, image 1 courtesy of Elementary via Instagram, image 2 courtesy of Baked, image 3 courtesy of @white_wine_and_dine via Instagram, image 4 courtesy of CATCH via Instagram, image 5 courtesy of Elementary via Instagram, image 6 courtesy of Hjem via Instagram, image 7 courtesy of NINETYs via Instagram, image 8 courtesy of R&R Bagels via Instagram, image 9 courtesy of Winstons Coffee via Instagram, image 10 courtesy of @tseparfait via Instagram, image 11 courtesy of Ali Oli Bakery & Café via Instagram, image 12 courtesy of APT Coffee via Instagram, image 13 courtesy of Cupping Room via Instagram, image 14 courtesy of Little Cove Espresso via Instagram, image 15 courtesy of Oolaa via Instagram, image 16 courtesy of Rise by Classified via Instagram.

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