Start your day eating a healthy acai bowl or a crispy croissant with our guide on where to eat breakfast in Hong Kong
Lovers of eggs, waffles and jiggly pancakes, we have scoured the city high and low for the best cafes in Hong Kong to drink coffee and indulge yourself (including dog-friendly cafes). Whether you’re looking to fuel up post-workout or just want some alone time with your perfectly cooked eggs Benedict, here are 25 places where you’d want to eat breakfast in Hong Kong.
Where to eat breakfast in Hong Kong
Wondering where to eat breakfast in Hong Kong? This comprehensive list will have you sorted before the toast is done.
1. The Coffee Academics
Smoked salmon rosti? Check. Buttermilk pancakes? Check. The Academics Breakfast? Check. Indulge in an energising breakfast at The Coffee Academics with a complimentary coffee or tea on weekdays before noon. Although you could opt for simple coffees like flat white or bulletproof, we recommend their ice drip, cold brew or pour-over coffee if you are a coffee maniac. Plus, the design of the restaurants utilise natural sunlight, allowing you to ‘photosynthesise’ in the morning.
The Coffee Academics has branches across Hong Kong
2. Apt. Coffee
As their name Apt (acronym of ‘a personal tailor’) suggests, this coffee shop tailors customers’ dining experiences. To make your own energising brekky toast, you can choose your favourite bread, spread and toppings. A combination we like is lemon cream cheese spread with poached egg and smoked salmon sourdough. If you want more fibre for a healthy morning, make your own salad bowl packed with sweet potato, corn, quinoa and more. By the way, their banana pancakes with earl grey ice-cream will give you enough calories to fuel your day.
Apt. Coffee has branches in Wan Chai and Central
One of our favourite places to have breakfast in Hong Kong, Catch is all about large portions of wonderful breakfast food. We love the Dirty Eggs that feature fried eggs, paprika potatoes, avocado and chipotle mayo, and you can’t go passed the Big Bad Ben, complete with poached eggs, bacon, avocado, chorizo and hash browns. The food at Catch is all made with love, but you’ll have to wait until the weekends, as it only does breakfast from 9am on Saturdays and Sundays.
Catch has branches in Quarry Bay and Kennedy Town
4. Urban Bakery
Although we highly recommend you to try their Ball Law Cowssant with French butter or Langoustine Croissandwich with curry emulsion, feel free to get other items if you don’t fancy croissants. Mix and match a variety of salads, such as Thai noodle salad, or the barramundi, avocado and beetroot salad. You can also get hot food like chicken fillet, grilled sausages and scrambled eggs.
Urban Bakery has branches across Hong Kong
Have a filling British breakfast at this vintage restaurant. Other than the classy All-day Breakfast with sausages and croissant, their Four Cheese Beef Burger is another icon. The UFO-like parmesan cheese chip in it is super crispy and the wagyu is full of juice. Their poached eggs are never over-cooked, and when you eat them with smoked salmon and toast, your morning cannot be even better. Also, don’t miss the freshly made hash browns and fries.
Oldish, G/F, 53 Tung Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, p. 2697 3313
Serving authentic New York-style bagels since 2014, Schragels has been the neighbourhood favourite for a while now. Each bagel is hand-crafted with lots of love, using a recipe passed down from generations ago. The bagels are also freshly baked to order, and can be delivered across the city along with their dips and spreads. So whether you want to drop by for a quick SchVegan Bagel, or grab a set (of six or 12 bagels) to share with your colleagues, you know where to go.
Schragels, 37 Graham Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 9730 6727
We’ve been loyal customers of Habitū for years. Other than their calming environment and delectable food, we love their special coffees that you can’t find anywhere else in Hong Kong. Just to name a few of our favourite breakfast items, the Lobster Eggs Benedict, Go Green All-day Breakfast and Rose Strawberry Crepe are all delicious. Have their signature Caffe Acai Rosa or Caffe Brulee and you’ll feel energised for the entire day.
Habitū has several branches across Hong Kong
8. The Roastery X
Want to sit all day at a restaurant after having breakfast? The Roastery X has sockets, wifi and wide desks for you to work with. While their eggs Benedict with avocado and ham is simply delicious, the berries, chia seed and oatmeal bowl might be better if you want something cold. Opt for the lighter tuna salad croissant so that you can leave some space for the Oreo waffle and ice-cream. Don’t forget to grab some coffee for a caffeine blast.
The Roastery X, Shop G707, G/F, Square Mile, 18 Ka Shin Street, Tai Kok Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 2886 8119
Open from 6.30am every day, Veda is the perfect plant-based spot to grab something delicious for that morning fuel. Offering various toasts and loaves, they also serve a selection of juices and smoothies. The best thing? All breakfast items come with a hot drink or the freshly squeezed juice of the day. This deal will simply make your day.
Read our full review of Veda.
Veda, 2 Arbuthnot Road, Central, Hong Kong, p. 3755 3067
Dotted across the Island, Fineprint is a top spot to get some tasty breakfast. Opening from 6am on weekdays and 8am on weekends, it’s a great location for a pre-work fix or a long weekend catch up. The avocado and salmon toast with harissa is damn good, and this crew makes some of the best coffee in town – hands down.
Find out why they’re on our list of best cafés in Hong Kong.
Fineprint has multiple locations across Hong Kong Island
11. Noc Coffee Co.
We are madly in love with Noc, especially as it’s just around the corner from our office! These guys do an amazing coffee, even with soy milk, and you will want to accompany that with some of their gorgeous avocado toast, that doesn’t skimp on the good stuff. Noc is open from 8am and has branches across the city that serve some of the tastiest breakfast in Hong Kong.
Noc Coffee Co. has locations across Hong Kong
12. Elephant Grounds
Elephant Grounds has locations around the city, and makes breakfast treats that will have you full and happy in no time. All totally Instagram-worthy, try the spinach mushroom omelette, the heavenly peanut butter toast with caramelised bananas or keep it healthy with an acai bowl. Don’t forget to try one of their coffees or matcha lattes too. Breakfast in Hong Kong doesn’t get much better.
Elephant Grounds has branches across town
13. Feather & Bone
Serving breakfast from as early as 7am – making it a great option for a business breakfast, Feather & Bone has a selection of totally delicious breakfast treats. If you are in a hurry, they have the Bacon & Egg Breakfast Bap, or eat in and keep it simple with Chorizo Brekky Bake; you can also get your millennial fix with Spicy Crab Crumpet. Wash whatever you choose down with a cup of their own-brand fab coffee, and you’ll be good to go.
Feather & Bone has branches across town.
If you are looking for a healthy morning fix, then Supabowl in Wan Chai will be your go-to spot. Creating acai bowls that are made to order with your favourite goodies, such as bee pollen, cacao nibs, nuts and berries, Supabowl is all about balancing delicious flavours with healthy ingredients, and the bowls look amazing too.
Read our full review of Supabowl.
Supabowl has branches in Central and Wan Chai
15. Nood Food
Another healthy breakfast option in Hong Kong, Nood Food is the perfect stop-off post-gym and pre-work. We love their probiotic coconut yoghurt and selection of smoothies and juices, but they also offer a selection of hot options and coffee to takeaway or eat in.
Nood Food has locations across Hong Kong
For those of you lucky enough to be able to sit down and revel in hearty breakfasts (i.e. not running late to the office), Ninetys is a good shout. Opening at 8am, Ninetys isn’t only ideal for lazy mornings, but it also has a great variety of scrumptious breakfast items for the early risers amongst you. While each branch has different menus, Ninetys’ Aussie-style toasts and burgers are the must-haves.
Ninetys has branches across town
Hands up if you liked baked goods! Bakehouse is all about creating steaming hot pastries and delicious goodies straight from the oven. We can’t get enough of their gorgeous tarts and Danish pastries that are filled with fresh fruit – a brilliant breakfast in Hong Kong for those who don’t have much time on their hands.
Bakehouse has branches in Soho (takeaway only) and Wan Chai
18. The Cupping Room
The Cupping Room does a really good breakfast, and we are particularly partial to their house home-cured salmon and egg dishes. Avocado toast fans will love what they’re offering, and we hear the French toast is spot on. Now with numerous branches across the city, you’ll be able to find the ideal Cupping Room breakfast no matter which area you’re in.
The Cupping Room has multiple locations across Hong Kong
19. R&R Bagels
Kickstart your morning with R&R’s artisanal bagel sandwiches, which are only available until noon on weekdays. Choose from fillings like Gardener’s Breakfast, smashed avocado with egg, amongst others; they’re then sandwiched between two R&R bagels, with flavours such as sesame, cinnamon and raisin, onion and more.
R&R Bagels, 28 Li Yuen Street West, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2178 5168
20. Blend & Grind
R&R may serve Blend & Grind coffee (and vice versa), but you might as well pop by the actual store to enjoy the vibe. Starting as a smoothie concept store back in 2017, the brand quickly became one of the staples in the Island community, especially with its added specialty coffee and brunch menus. Its Hennessy Road branch opens bright and early at 7am, and you can even WhatsApp the team to prep your order in advance if you’re in a rush – perfect for those always on the grind (pun intended).
Blend & Grind has multiple locations across Hong Kong
21. Manson’s Lot
Manson’s Lot has lots more to offer beyond their popular Australian coffee. Available until 11.30am on weekdays, the Brekky set is well worth waking up early for. Along with a fresh coffee or tea of your choice, you can choose between the Big Brekky (veggie option available) or a lighter choice of artisan toast or croissant with eggs, cheese and ham or bacon. Extra sides are on offer too.
Manson’s Lot, G/F, Yen May Building, 15 Swatow Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, p. 2362 1899
22. Mr Wolf
Whether you want your brekkie savoury or sweet, Mr Wolf has got you covered. From the shakshuka and bacon sarnie, to the signature Big Bad Wolf Breakfast and Mr Wolf pancakes, the choice is yours. There’s also an extensive selection of coffee, tea, juices and other beverages to match.
Mr Wolf, 5/F, Crawford House, 70 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2526 0838
Oh My God – how can we forget about Baked when it comes to almighty breakfasts? Those in the know would have tried the Oh My God (and went OMG because of how delicious it was), which consists of portobello mushrooms sautéed in mozzarella, cream, and black truffle pate, served with a poached egg and rocket on the signature sourdough. Baked’s breads and pastries are also super popular, such as the cinnamon bun and the cruffin – don’t miss out!
Baked, 14D Elgin Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2885 2121
24. Coffee by Zion
Sitting right across the street from Sai Ying Pun MTR Station is Coffee by Zion. This small cafe has been drawing in pretty big crowds, not only for its convenient location, but also for its quality food, coffee and service. Offering premium coffee and brunch items from 8am, those looking for something more filling can try The All America, or the Acai Super Bowl for a healthier choice. On the weekends, go all out with the signature All-day Breakfast and the Mixed Berry Super Bowl.
Coffee by Zion, Shop 1, G/F, 83 First Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, p. 9404 7721
25. Cafe Sausalito
There’s a good chance you can skip the queue at this popular cafe in SSP if you go early in the morning (they open at 9am – thank us later). Get your caffeine fix with Cafe Sausalito’s range of single origin coffees, and don’t forget to try its signature breakfast and brunch items too. These include the Golden Gate Breakfast, Mushroom Lava Toast, and Phillycheese Steak Bagel, the latter two dishes complete with beautiful, melting cheese – now this is what we call a breakfast for champions.
Find out more about the best restaurants in Sham Shui Po while you’re at it.
Cafe Sausalito, G/F, 201 Tai Nan Street, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong, p. 3689 3292
We are all about breakfast meetings, and Commissary above Pacific Place is one of the best places to talk shop and simultaneously fuel up. Try their huevos rancheros, or opt for the pancakes, and sip on a tasty Redback coffee as you get down to business from 8am on weekdays (and 11am on weekends).
Commissary, Shop 405, Level 4, Pacific Place, Admiralty, Hong Kong, p. 2602 0707
Corner Kitchen Cafe (closed)
A neighbourhood institution in Sheung Wan, Corner Kitchen Cafe makes some of the tastiest breakfast treats in town. Pop in from 8am every day and enjoy tasty Huevos Rancheros, Vanilla Pancakes or a hearty Breakfast Burrito. They also have a range of fresh juices, smoothies and coffee for your drinking pleasure.
Corner Kitchen Cafe, G/F, 226 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, p. 2547 8008
Another tasty breakfast location only open on the weekends from 11am (sad face), Stack is known for its perfectly fluffy pancakes, served with wildberries, honey or ham. They also whip up a pretty mighty mushroom omelette ($80), and serve a range of eggs, hash and french toast options. Just be sure to book in advance, as Stack is an intimate little joint.
Stack, G/F, 1 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun, Western District, Hong Kong, p. 2549 9787