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, pancakes, waffles and avocado toast, we have scoured the city high and low for the best cafes in Hong Kong to drink coffee and indulge yourself (including dog-friendly cafés). Whether you’re looking to fuel up post-workout or just want some alone time with your perfectly-cooked eggs Benedict, here is where you want to eat breakfast in Hong Kong.
Where to eat breakfast in Hong Kong
Wondering where to eat breakfast in Hong Kong? This list will have you sorted before the toast is done.
1. The Coffee Academics
Smoked Salmon Rosti ($118)? Check. Buttermilk pancakes ($88)? Check. The Academics Breakfast ($138)? 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 ($45) or Bulletproof ($58), 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 breaky toast, you can choose your favourite bread, spread and toppings. A combination that we like is lemon cream cheese spread with poached egg and smoked salmon sourdough ($85). If you want more fibre for a healthy morning, make your own salad bowl packed with sweet potato, corn, quinoa and more ($68-$80). 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 ($148), and you can’t go passed the Big Bad Ben, complete with poached eggs, bacon, avocado, chorizo and hash browns ($158). 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, 95 Catchick Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, p. 2855 1289, 西環堅尼地城吉席街95號
4. Urban Bakery
Although we highly recommend you to try their Ball Law Cowssant with French Butter ($30) or Langoustine Croissandwich with Curry Emulsion ($45), feel free to get other items if you don’t fancy croissants. Mix and match a variety of salads, such as Thai Noodle Salad, Barramundi Avocado and Beetroot Salad ($62-82). You can also get hot food like chicken fillet, grilled sausages and scrambled eggs.
Urban Bakery has branches across Hong Kong
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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 ($158) 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 or fries.
Oldish, G/F, 53 Tung Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, p. 2697 3313
6. Mercedes Me
Super Central and open from 8am on weekdays, Mercedes Me makes a good coffee, with a range of mylk options, plus their breakfast is delish. We love the griddled coconut pancakes and the eggs and avocado toast, both only $75. Getting to perv on the sweet car paraphernalia is a bonus.
Mercedes Me, 48 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong
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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 ($178), Go Green All-day Breakfast ($148) and Rose Strawberry Crêpee ($78) are all delicious. Have their signature Caffe Acai Rosa ($52/$54) or Caffe Brulee ($52) and you’ll feel energised for the entire day.
Habitū has several branches across Hong Kong
8. The Roastery X
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Want to sit all-day at a restaurant after having breakfast? The Roastery X has sockets, wifi and wide desks for you to work. Although their delicious Eggs Benedict with Avocado & Ham ($88) is very nutritious, the Berries, Chia Seed & Oatmeal Bowl ($58) might be better if you want something cold. Opt for the lighter Tuna Salad Croissant ($48) so that you can leave some space for the Oreo Waffle with Ice-cream ($108). Don’t forget to grab some coffee ($35-$40) 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 to fuel you for your day. Offering seven different types of avo toast (yum!), they also serve a tasty halva yoghurt bowl and a selection of juices and smoothies.
Read our full review of Veda.
Veda, 2 Arbuthnot Road, Central, Hong Kong, p. 3755 3067
With branches in both Tai Hang and Central, Fineprint is a top spot to get some tasty breakfast. Open 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 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 HK.
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 ($85), heavenly Peanut Butter Toast with caramelised bananas ($65) or keep it healthy with an Acai Bowl ($85). 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 Bacon & Egg Breakfast Bap ($38), or eat in and keep it simple with Chorizo Brekky Bake for just $98, or get your millennial fix with Spicy Crab Crumpet ($158). Wash whatever you choose down with a cup of their own-brand fab coffee, and you will 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, Shop A1, G/F, 4 Swatow Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 灣仔汕頭街4號地下A1號舖
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 HK.
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, 金鐘金鐘道88號太古廣場4樓405號舖
Hands up if you liked baked goods! Bakehouse in Wan Chai is all about creating steaming hot pastries and delicious goodies straight from the oven. We can’t get enough of their gorgeous danish pastries that are filled with fresh fruit; a great breakfast in Hong Kong for those who don’t have much time on their hands.
Bakehouse, 14 Tai Wong Street East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 灣仔大王東街14號地舖
18. The Cupping Room
The Cupping Room in Sheung Wan 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. They’re open from 8am on weekdays and 9am on weekends.
The Cupping Room has a few locations across Hong Kong.
19. Corner Kitchen Cafe
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 ($90), Vanilla Pancakes ($70) or a hearty Breakfast Burrito ($85). 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, 上環荷李活道226號地下
Stack (NOW CLOSED)
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 imtimate little joint.
Stack, G/F, 1 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun, Western District, Hong Kong, p. 2549 9787, 西環西營盤第三街1號地下