One great thing about having kids is that you never miss breakfast! While brunch and late suppers seem to be more common in Hong Kong, some fab breakfast haunts still exist. The city has a whole load of tasty early morning offerings for those who have woken early with the little tribe and are searching for good coffee and child-friendly breakfasts. Little Steps has the definitive lowdown on the best breakfasts in Hong Kong, from eggs benny to steamed dumplings that start serving as early as 6 am. Rise and shine, superstars!
Bakehouse is a European-style bakery that, over the years, has gathered a cult following in Hong Kong, with lines outside its doors starting early in the morning. The founder, Grégoire Michaud, and his team of skilled bakers offer the finest pastry, along with artisanal goods that go hand in hand with its freshly baked bread on-site! Stop by Bakehouse for that fresh, hot morning loaf of sourdough bread (think classics like baguette and seeded or delicacies like walnut & fig), freshly brewed coffee paired with hearty sweet and savory croissants, danishes, and tarts, or a range of salads, rich egg dishes and mouth-watering sandwiches to boot.
Bakehouse, various locations across Hong Kong, https://www.bakehouse.hk/
For over a decade, The Coffee Academics has created distinctive stores across Hong Kong’s various districts. Each store has a unique personality that showcases the essence of its surrounding neighborhood. You'll taste the difference in their coffee from the state-of-the-art brewing equipment and talented baristas. Enjoy the vibe with the well-considered playlists, reading materials, and stylish décor. Breakfast is served all day. A firm family favorite is the classic Academics breakfast with pork sausage, crispy bacon, salmon, portobello mushroom, borlotti beans, Roma tomato, halloumi cheese, sunny-side-up egg, and sourdough toast. Kids love their pancake stack with buttermilk pancakes, bacon, sunny-side-up egg, cinnamon, and a drizzle of maple syrup. Start your day with one of their perfect espresso-based coffees.
The Coffee Academics, various locations across Hong Kong, https://www.the-coffeeacademics.com/
Little Cove is a treat for everyone! Offering some of the best breakfast grub in Sai Kung with great coffee, outdoor seating, and a modern atmosphere. Some must-tries on the menu are the avocado toast, the shakshuka (as seen in photo, and their delicious french toast!
Little Cove, Shop 1 + 2, G/F, Siu Yat Building, Block A, Hoi Pong Square Sai Kung, Hong Kong, Facebook Page
A Hong Kong staple for breakfast, brunch and quick bite to eat during your lunch break. They are known for their wide range of coffee beans allowing them to brew you the perfect cup of joe. We love their amazing creme brulee french toast with red berries and mascarpone, a healthier option is their quinoa bowl with poached egg and avocado!
The Cupping Room, https://cuppingroom.hk/
Café Causette is the chic and bustling café in the Mandarin Oriental on Victoria Harbour. Watch as your dishes are prepared in the lively show kitchens. Choose from the Mandarin, Chinese or continental breakfasts, or make up your own. Highlights include the assorted steamed dim sum basket with shrimp and mushroom, pork, vegetarian dumplings, barbecued pork bun, or the Mandarin cooked breakfast with bacon, Cumberland sausage, York ham, black pudding, house-smoked salmon, or potato cake served with your choice of eggs. There is a super-healthy collection of juices to start your day on the right note. Kids will love that they get an activity pack and coloring pencils every time they go!
Café Causette, Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2522 0111, https://www.mandarinoriental.com/hong-kong/victoria-harbour/fine-dining/restaurants/international-cuisine/cafe-causette
Le Pain Quotidien means the daily bread. Their bread emerges from the oven hot and fragrant (there really is no better smell!). Gather around the communal reclaimed wooden table nice and early; they open at 8 am; and tuck into Le Pain Quotidien’s simple organic fayre with homemade organic pastries, eggs, tartines and sweet bites, and of course, plenty of bowls of piping hot chocolate or a café au lait. The rustic setting and ample open space take you on a journey to Belgium; the experience is like dining with friends.
Le Pain Quotidien, https://www.lepainquotidien.com/hk/en/
Bagels is Hong Kong's first premium bagel and coffee shop. Their bagels are baked according to their painstakingly researched recipe, for a perfect dough to ensure the best bagels in Hong Kong, if not the world. They serve artisan bagels, bagel sandwiches, sweet treats, and specialty coffee and cocktails. Choose your bagel from flavors including plain, poppy, sesame, garlic, and onion. Then, choose a mighty filling from English breakfast, maple, bacon and egg, or the gardener's breakfast with salmon.
Simplylife at LANDMARK in Central, Hong Kong, is a regular early morning haunt for the city's hipsters grabbing a coffee on the way to work. At weekends, it's got a more relaxed and easy-going vibe. The stylish café serves a freshly-made selection of salads, baguettes and pastries, and yummy sandwiches made from freshly baked bread. The frozen yogurt bar offers healthy choices and flavors that will satisfy even the sweetest tooth, fresh juices, and hot teas.
SimplyLife, Shop B32, B/F, Landmark, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2978 3929, www.simplylife.com.hk
Probably the most authentic American diner in Hong Kong, The Diner is open all day and has the key ingredients to make for a deliciously hearty breakfast. On occasion, they serve up their impressive BIG breakfast stack with two American-style pancakes with SMASHED browns, Monterey jack cheese, caramelized onions, American bacon, and topped with a sunny-side-up egg and lashings of organic Canadian maple syrup. The fun red booths mean that you feel you are in your own little bubble of fun. If you don't want to venture out, then don't forget you can order on Deliveroo or Foodpanda.
The Diner, G/F, 48 Wyndham Street, Central Hong Kong, https://www.facebook.com/thedinerhongkong
You might already know Feather & Bone as Hong Kong's premium butcher. They do everything spectacularly well, from their power-up breakfast steak and eggs with wilted spinach and Aussie eggs to the spicy crab crumpet or lobster benedict. The kids will love the thick-cut bacon and Aussie free-range bap. Mom can have a cheeky breakfast mimosa while the kids tuck into their moo yogurt. After breakfast, chat to the trained butchers who dish up advice on food preparation; the store assistants will help make friendly recommendations on everything from artisanal cheeses and accompanying pickles. If you are stuck for a pressie idea, they even do cooking classes!
Feather & Bone, various locations across Hong Kong, +852 6313 0513, featherandbone.com.hk
If you or the kids are early risers, head to the Lobby Lounge at Four Seasons Hong Kong for indulgent treats. Choose from their American, Chinese, or Japanese set. Expect a buffet that includes everything from pancakes to dumplings and so much more. Enjoy the exceptional views of the harbor with top-notch silver service. The kids will love feeling all grown up here and highchairs are available.
Four Seasons Hong Kong, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 3196 8888, https://www.fourseasons.com/hongkong/dining/restaurants/the_lounge/
Bagels Alley is almost a well-kept secret. The cozy café is hidden in a little alley adjacent to the bustling core of Central. Their delicious collection of bagels includes the forever favorite plain, sesame, poppy, onion, jalapeno, and even blueberry flavors. Their bagels are carefully hand-rolled, stone-baked, kettle-boiled, and slow-proofed. The bakers use only natural ingredients with no hint of preservatives or additives; they are oil-free and low in sugar—a great and healthy start to your day. Go traditional with the bagel filled with Norwegian Smoked Salmon, Capers, Red Onion, Rocket, Cream Cheese, or the pastrami bomb with Beef Pastrami, Mustard, Gherkin, Tomato, Swiss Cheese, Rocket, Cream Cheese. Veggie alternatives are available too!
Bagels Alley, Shop A1, G/F, Haleson Building, 1 Jubilee Street, Central, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, https://www.bagelsalley.com.hk/
Oolaa has a distinctly Mediterranean vibe for breakfast or brunch. Each Oolaa is in a unique location, and there are a few to try! The restaurants open early at 07.00 with freshly ground Illy coffee and freshly baked pastries. Little Steps love Oolaa's Big Breakfast with two eggs with pork sausages, bacon, roast vine tomatoes, baked beans, field mushrooms, home fried potatoes and sourdough, wholemeal or white toast (yum); it's also available in a pizza version with scrambled eggs. Other firm favs are the avo and smoked salmon on sweet potato toast, steak and eggs with crisped breakfast potatoes, and the super healthy warm green brunch. The build your own benedict is a deliciously fun way to start the day! Kids will love the yummy milkshakes while you savor a prosecco cocktail.
The delicious Canadian-style diner is open for all-day breakfasts. It serves the best comfort food, including some all-time favorites such as pancakes, waffles, Rueben sandwiches, mac n cheese, eggs benedict, and steak and eggs. It's a hearty way to start the day with the kids. Ample fresh coffee is always on the go to boost your day! There are gluten-free and dairy-free items on the menu as well.
For s super-healthy start to the day, pop into Supabowl and choose your fruit and fiber to kick start the kids and your energy. Your little ones will love the cocobowl, a high-speed blend of acai powder, frozen bananas, and coconut water; you'd be forgiven for telling them it's ice cream, or could that be nice-cream as it's completely vegan? Top it with whatever you choose from yummy fruits, crispy coconut chips, and granola. If you like a burst of color, then the firebowl is a great choice with pitaya, otherwise known as pink dragon fruit, banana, and luo han guo; top the bright pink bowl with blueberries, cacao nibs, and strawberries for a treat. You can eat in, takeaway or order online for home delivery.
Inspired by London’s Borough Market, Urban Bakery Works deliciously combines art with food. The concept ‘Bakery is Art’ is further illustrated by the feature wall created by award-winning Portuguese graffiti artist and sculptor Joey Ho. The unique European experience is a thrilling playground for bakers and chefs to showcase their creativity and produce edible works of art. Pop in for breakfast and enjoy their impossibly tasty croissants with fun fillings like Mrs Cow, double brie and ham croissandwich, langoustine croissandwich with curry emulsion, or smoked salmon with egg mayo. The kids might prefer something more traditional, like the yummy chocolate croissant.
Urban Bakery Works, Shop 322, 3/F, The Landmark, 12-16 Des Voeux Road, Central, Hong Kong https://www.landmark.hk/en/dining/urban-bakery-works
Ninetys has won numerous awards, including Asia Art Of Cuisine Society (AOC) Master Chef Recommendation Restaurant 2020, the Paris Design Awards 2020 with the interior design of NINETYs AIA Central Coffee Kiosk, and TOP80 Asia list, to mention a mere few. The chefs have created menus that appreciate the taste palettes of different backgrounds. Choose from their delicious menu and create your own multi-cultural brekkie. Dishes include Crab Benedict or Nduja On Toast, or check out the healthy selection, like the mushroom salad or the strawberry and avo salad.
Ninetys, various locations across Hong Kong, https://www.ninetys.com.hk/
Established in 2003, HABITŪ is a local brand devoted to local food. For almost two decades, HABITŪ has been serving gourmet meals and quality coffee to its customers. You'd be forgiven for thinking that it's a cozy European café. The chefs are super picky about the ingredients they use and ship them from across the world and prepare them in inventive ways that highlight their unique flavors. Some of the Little Steps' favorites include the Go Green All-day Breakfast, Gelato Mochi Waffle and the Green Shakshuka. Their signature caffe acai rosa will keep you energized throughout the day! HABITŪ offers an elevated dining experience for their health-conscious breakfasters!
Pop into The Conservatory nice and early and enjoy a yummy breakfast. The indoor-outdoor restaurant is great for kids that are raring to go! Try their lobster benedict or breakfast burger while the kids tuck into a baby bruschetta, bacon toastie, or fresh fruit and granola for a healthy start. The relaxed restaurant sits right on the square, so the kids can run around while you keep one eye on the paper and the other eye on them. Highchairs are available.
The Conservatory, 26 Wan King Path (The square), Sai Kung, New Territories, Hong Kong, +852 2792 1105, http://www.enotecagroup.com/conservatory/
No matter your mood, J.CO has the perfect donut for you! Choose from a vast selection that includes some of Little Steps' favs like cheese cakelicious, caviar chocolate, forest glam, heaven berry, snow-white, and jacky chunk. They’ve also got various coffees that will make you happy and soothe your nerves, including caramel jcoccino, avocado frappe, macchiato, white chocolate espresso frappe, or a simple Americano. Savories include the cheezy rich and chicken salami. It’s a fab place for a fun and indulgent breakfast.
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