There’s no better way to welcome the weekend than by grabbing brunch with family and friends. Whether it’s avocado toast, a good ol’ Full English Breakfast, yummy pancakes or a acai bowl, we’ve got you covered. Here are our top 7 picks for a decadent brunch!
Mr & Mrs. Fox
A woody, rustic three-story steakhouse in Quarry Bay, Mr & Mrs. Fox has a brunch menu that’s a real crowd pleaser. Signature dishes include the smoked salmon smashed avocado toast (it comes with poached eggs that have runny yolks!), braised beef eggs Benedict, fried chicken and waffles, and lots more. You can order a set brunch menu or a la carte and the space is great for large groups and casual dining.
An Australian Melbourne-style cafe in the trendy Kennedy Town neighbourhood, rhe restaurant opens up to the street, which gives the space a light and breezy semi-alfresco feel to it – a real rarity in Hong Kong! Portions are generous and you’ll find brunch classics like avocado toast and french toast but also more innovative dishes like the HK scramble (eggs, cherry tomatoes, and spring onion).
Another Australian-style cafe with the most beautiful food presentation. The Cupping Room does one of the best avocado toasts in Hong Kong but also serves a fantastic brioche French toast with caramelized Bananas and maple syrup. Be sure to grab a cuppa here too, as their baristas have won numerous awards, coming top 3 in the Hong Kong Barista Championship and World Barista Championship.
One of the most stylish cafes around, NOC Coffee Gough Street is known for the light and clean design of its interior. NOC is an acronym for “not only coffee” – and the cafe indeed offers more than just a good cuppa. They have a delicious breakfast-brunch menu featuring acai bowls, fig yoghurt parfaits, and all the regular breakfast items – Full English, avocado toast and more. You name it, they have it.
A gem in the Sai Ying Pun neighbourhood, St Barts will whisk you away to beachy Australia with its stylish blue and white interior. Pancakes and eggs benedict are wonderful brunch options but their healthy soups and delicious salads are also popular too.
Homey and intimate, Teakha is a small cafe specialising in tea-based beverages in Sheung Wan. At the heart of Teakha is the belief that tea is the “window to our hearts” as we usually welcome strangers into our homes and get to know each other over a cup of tea. Pair their delicious brunch offerings like granola yoghurt with pineapple and banana, brioche French toast with bacon, banana, and local honey, or a pineapple bun sandwich, with a masala chai latte or Keemun Milk Tea with Red Date Honey for the perfect brunch. Psst.. we hear good things about their cakes – especially their matcha cheesecakes (drools*) – too!
Elephant Grounds has a laid-back, super cool vibe and is where you’ll often find the city’s trendy youth and creatives types. There are numerous locations around town, but we like the Star Street restaurant, which opens up its windows to the sidewalk to give the space a semi-alfresco feel – making it a fantastic place for brunch with friends. Start your day right with decadent dishes like buttermilk pancakes, yoghurt granola parfait, eggs benedict, avocado toast, fish filet sandwiches or corn beef hash. Don’t forget to save space for some of their ice creams like the Thai Iced Tea or Japanese Taro and infamous decadent ice cream sandwiches (the flavours change weekly)! We’ve heard of delicious combos like the “Cereal Killer” sandwich, which is made of blueberry yogurt ice cream, oatmeal crunch cookies and fruit loops, as well as the “Lucky Charm” sandwich, where Hokkaido milk ice cream is sandwiched between two chocolate sable cookies and decorated with special edition lucky charms!