One great thing about having kiddos…you never miss breakfast! While late night grub might seem more common in Hong Kong than breakfast haunts, this city has the goods for early risers, and Little Steps has the lowdown on the best of the best! Enjoy everything from Eggs Benny to steamed dumplings that start serving from as early as 6am. Rise and shine! Here are the best breakfast places in Hong Kong to enjoy with kids.
Located in a hidden alley adjacent to the bustling core of Central, Bagels Alley is a cozy little bakery/cafe serving quality hand-made bagels. These yummy bagels are made fresh everyday ensuring you get the best possible bagel and cream cheese for your morning run! Grab a coffee and get the day started the right way.
Bagels Alley, Shop A1, G/F, Haleson Building, 1 Jubilee Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 9793 8401, www.facebook.com/pg/BagelsAlley/about/?ref=page_internal
Linguini Fini, serves breakfast daily. Choose from a breakfast sandwich, a yoghurt and fruit bowl or a breakfast wrap. On Mondays-Fridays (excluding public holidays) from 4-7pm, kids under 12 years of age have the enormous benefit of eating off the Linguini Fini kids’ menu for free - only if an accompanying adult purchases an item from the à la Carte. The menu includes all the classic kids’ favorites like gooey and delicious Mac & Cheese, as well as fun, playful dishes such as Tomato Soup with Mini Grilled Cheese Sandwiches to dip. Kids do have it all, it seems.
Linguini Fini, 49 Elgin Street, Soho, Central, +852 2387 6338, www.LinguiniFini.com. Highchairs available. Breakfast: 7am-11am on Ground Floor; Sunday -Thursday 9am-11:30pm and Friday-Saturday from 9am-1am on First Floor.
Little Creatures Brewing is a flavor-loving brewery. Every hand-crafted beer they create is of the highest quality and from the finest ingredients, with an individual style and culture. Australian made but American inspired, this is a great place to go for beer lovers. They do breakfast from 8am and Brunch for late risers! There’s plenty of yummy dishes the family will love.
Little Creatures, Shop 1 G/F New Fortune House, 5A New Praya, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, +852 28335611, https://littlecreatures.hk/
Green Waffle Diner, G/F, Kar Ho Building, 35-39 Graham Street, Central, +852 2887 9991 www.openrice.com/en/hongkong/r-green-waffle-diner-central-western-all-day-breakfast-r46305
The Flying Pan Hong Kong has two locations in Central and Wan Chai serving breakfast, brunches, omelets, ranchero eggs, griddles, pancakes, waffles, bottomless cups of coffee and many more breakfast items 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Be sure to check out the kids meal where they can create their own dish at only HK$46 it’s perfect for fussy eaters,
The Flying Pan, G/F 9 Old Bailey Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2140 6333, and 1F/L David House, 37-39 Lockhart Road, Enter on Fenwick, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 2528 9997 www.the-flying-pan.com
This just-opened designer-surfer joint has fab views of the beach, plus colorful furniture set against hip polished concrete. The big truck at the front will keep the littlies amused while you wait for the French-accented light bites, from baguettes to artisanal cheeses, plus goodies like jams to take home. After your tummies are satiated, it’s just a skip and a hop to the beach. C’est si bon!
Stan Cafe, Shop 505, 5/F, Stanley Plaza, Carmel Road, Stanley, Hong Kong, +852 2324 9008, www.stancafe.hk. Open Monday - Friday from 8am - 11pm; Saturday-Sunday from 8am-12am.
New to Sai Kung, The Conservatory is a breath of fresh....omelettes, chia coconut pudding, smoothies, and chocolate banana pancakes. The relaxed indoor/outdoor restaurant sits right on the square (where kids can run wild on the playground), offers awesome coffee, and a healthy breakfast menu for both kids and adults. Highchairs are available. Kid tested...parent approved!
The Conservatory, 26 Wan King Path (The square), Sai Kung, +852 2792 1105, https://www.facebook.com/conservatorysaikung/
Choose from classic fillings such as smoked salmon and cream cheese, or try combinations such as the Bacon Jam BLT with Bourbon Glazed Maple Bacon, Bacon Jam, Cheddar Cheese, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Papper and Mayonnaise, or The Vegan with hummus, crushed avocado, arugula, coconut amino sauce, toasted almonds and chia seeds. It's perfect for when those kiddos wake up early and you need a go-to bagel hangout before the rest of the world wakes up!
This is a great spot to take the kiddos early (they open at 8am every day) for a freshly baked croissants. Relax and unwind and watch the world go by. Try one of their pastries, tartines, or artisanal breads, plus there are gluten-free and organic options available. We love the range of vegan items on the menu too! Delight in the rustic setting as well as the ample open-air space in their Wan Chai location.
Le Pain Quotidien, locations in Wanchai and Pacific Place Mall, www.lepainquotidien.com.hk
Grab the kids and head over to HK's newest donut shop. Let the kids pick out some favorites while you sip fome freshly brewed coffee. Can't decide which ones to order? Try their J.PoPs, mini donuts that come 24 to a box. J.CO features a collection of fluffy donuts made with high-quality ingredients and bearing some downright quirky names like the Al Capone, Sugar Ice, and White Dessert. Bonus, they are open 8am-9pm every day!
This Sydney-meets-Hong Kong resto is already a fave of the brunch bunch. Pop in for a coffee on the café side, or on the restaurant side, classic big breakfasts. On a good day, the sun will be streaming in and if it's raining, the kids will love watching the pitter-patter through the huge street-facing windows. For those who live further east, try little sibling Oolaa Petite in Wanchai’s Star Street precinct.
Oolaa, G/F Centerstage, Bridges St., Central, +852 2803 2083, Website. Highchairs available and venue is stroller-friendly. Open daily from 7:30am till late.
Oolaa Petite, Shop 12 & 14, Regal Court, Star St., Wanchai, +852 2529 3823. Open daily from 8am till late.
Nestle into the big family-sized red leather booths at this kid-friendly dining spot on Arbuthnot Road and tuck into a menu that includes chicken wings, buttermilk fried chicken, ribs, nachos, sliders and a huge selection of burgers, as well as an enticing brunch menu. A special menu for the little ones includes American classics like Mac & Cheese, Mini Beef Burger, Mini Pulled Pork & Apple Slaw Burger; Cheese and Tomato Omelet; Grilled Ham & Cheese Sandwich and Chick Dino Sandwich. Children's parties are also catered for.
The Diner, 4 Arbuthnot Road, Central, Hong Kong, http://www.thediner.com.hk/
Have you been good this week? Treat yourself and your well-behaved little ones to a glammy breakfast at the Four Seasons. In clement weather, make sure you nab a seat by the floor-to-ceiling windows, and enjoy anything from a simple yogurt to a full brekkie, all served up with a side of silver service and harbour views.
Four Seasons Hong Kong, 8 Finance St., Central, Hong Kong, +852 3196 8888, www.fourseasons.com. Highchairs available. Breakfast: 6:30am – 11am; All-day dining: 11am – 11:30pm; Afternoon tea: 3pm – 5:30pm; Drinks: 11am – 12am.
This lovely little cafe is perfect for moms looking for organic food. There's a simply, delicious menu you and the kiddos will love. They serve vegetarians, vegans, gluten-free customers and buddhists followers.There's also plenty of books to read and/or buy as you enjoy your food. Make sure you check out this gorgeous little cafe.
On weekday mornings it's buzzing with suits looking for take-out, but come the weekend, it's more relaxed. Sink into a baguette and order up a ham and egg sarnie, or juice for the little ones. It might be subterranean, but with its marble, wood and soft grey tones, it's perfectly pleasant and if ThreeSixty is on the agenda, a great pre-grocery stop.
SimplyLife Landmark, Shop B32, B/F, Landmark, Central, +852 2978 3929, www.simplylife.com.hk. Monday -Saturday: 7:30am - 8pm; Sunday and Public Holidays: 8:30am - 8pm.
Lin Heung Kui, 2-3/F, 46-50 Des Voeux Road West, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, +852 2156 9328. Open daily at 6am.
The Continental presents a menu of refined dishes. Each dish uses the best, the freshest ingredients to create wholesome dishes you and the family will enjoy. Service is from lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, to late night drinks and snacks. The perfect space to unwind in the city with the kids in tow.
The Continental, Unit 406, L4 Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong, +852 2704 5211, www.pacificplace.com.hk/dine/The%20Continental
Café Causette, Mandarin Oriental, 5 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2522 0111, www.mandarinoriental.com/hongkong/fine-dining/cafe-causette/
Also check out these breakfast places in Hong Kong:
Butchers Club, http://thebutchers.club
Eric Kayser, http://maison-kayser.com.hk/our-locations/
Wagyu Lounge, http://www.casteloconcepts.com/wagyu-lounge
Casa in Sai Kung, https://casatapasbar.com
Ali Oli Bakery, www.alioli.com.hk
Little Cove Espresso, www.facebook.com/littlecoveespresso