9 spots for all-day breakfast in Hong Kong
05 Sep 2019
From a young age, we were taught to never skip breakfast. It’s the most important meal of the day, they said. But let’s be real, breakfast food is good at any time of the day. And in Hong Kong, there’s no shortage of places that serve breakfast all day long. From Central to Tuen Mun, here’s our pick of where to find all-day breakfast in Hong Kong.
For the ‘gram is what the kids say. From humble beginnings in 2013 as a coffee bar at the rear of a lifestyle store on Gough Street to fully-fledged coffee and food empire, Elephant Grounds has taken the city by (social media) storm. Now, six years and as many sites later, it’s become the cool kids’ go-to for breakfast and brunch at any time of the day, with favourites including OG buttermilk pancakes ($95) with homemade caramel butter and Aunt Jemima’s maple syrup, and salmon eggs benedict ($110) with cured salmon, parsley purée and avocado.
Elephant Grounds, 61 Caine Road, Central, +852 2535 7155; www.elephantgrounds.com
Take a stroll along the yellow brick road…or lane, in this instance. English-inspired breakfast joint Brick Lane plates up all-day grub that takes you to the East End, like their classic full English ($168) with eggs, bacon, baked beans, Yorkshire pud and more. They also do a great omelette ($98 with 3 fillings) and a mean chicken and mushroom skillet pancake with black truffle cream ($98).
Brick Lane, 4/F, CITIC Tower, 1 Tim Mei Avenue, Admiralty, +852 2363 2500; www.bricklane.com.hk
Take a break and have some me-time at Cafe Zense, located in the heart of Causeway Bay. The spacious patio is perfect for an alfresco afternoon, where you can indulge in the Zense Breakfast Combo ($128) with smoked salmon, bacon, garlic toast and potato gratin. Be sure to save room for their signature desserts like dark chocolate lava pudding ($78) or baked apple crumble ($58).
Cafe Zense, 4/F, Yeung Lu Chi Commercial Building, 460-462 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay, +852 2892 2249; www.facebook.com/cafezense/
The Cheesecake Factory
Two years in and the queues still aren’t getting shorter! Opening in Harbour City in 2017, quintessential American diner The Cheesecake Factory has won over the crowds with its generous portions and flavours that pack a punch. Add a bit of Mexican flare to your breakfast game with their huevos rancheros ($158) with black beans, crispy tortilla, spicy ranchero sauce and guac, or create an omelette and customise it to your liking ($158 for 4 fillings).
The Cheesecake Factory, Shop G102, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, 25 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, +852 2791 6628; www.thecheesecakefactory.hk
If you haven’t heard, a slice of heaven on earth can be found in Prince Edward. Cafe Paradise’s all-day brunch selection is limited but delicious, like their Paradise Full ($103), a solid take on a classic English, while the Paradise Vegetarian ($83) does the same just minus the meat. The very cute and Insta-friendly décor here includes a carousel, pumpkin carriage and stuffed toys, so you can have a photoshoot while you’re waiting for your meal.
Cafe Paradise, G/F, 412 Portland Street, Prince Edward, +852 3709 8103; www.cafeparadise.com.hk
While more famous for their sinfully delicious (and photogenic) desserts that don’t break the bank, Mong Kok cult favourite HeSheEat also has an all-day brunch menu. The he she eat brunch ($120) includes just about everything you’d ever need on your breakfast platter from carbs to proteins and everything in between, while go green ($90) is a meat-free version with eggs, potato salad, sauteed spinach and mashed avocado.
HeSheEat, G/F, 22 Pak Po Street, Mong Kok, +852 9328 1628; www.facebook.com/HeSheEat/
Little Break Coffee & Kitchen
For a bit of R&R, get cosy at Cheung Sha Wan’s Little Break. Offering a wide selection of comfort foods like their popular ham so excited pancake burger ($98) served with gammon ham, cheddar cheese, bacon, eggs and maple syrup in a soothing, minimalistic interior, it’s become a go-to for the Kowloon crowd. For the ultimate breakfast combo, go ham with their signature breakfast set ($158) featuring Norwegian smoked salmon, two kinds of bacon, portobello mushrooms, balsamic cherry tomatoes, baby spinach, baked beans, and your choice of eggs (topped with sea urchin or truffle) and bread.
Little Break Coffee & Kitchen, Shop G03, G/F, D2 Place, 9 Cheung Yee Street, Cheung Sha Wan, +852 2742 2782; www.facebook.com/littlebreakcoffeeandkitchen/
Located in the heart of Tuen Mun is the charming, and recently renovated, Cafe Heato. Their all-day breakfast ($88) is packed with all your favourites like eggs, sausages and smoked salmon and toast, and is best partnered with a cup of joe. For a cheaper (but just as delicious) option, give their hearty Italian omelette ($40) a try.
Café Heato, Shop 16, Look Yuen, 6 Tsing Pak Path, Tuen Mun, +852 3563 6601; www.facebook.com/Cafeheato/
There’s nothing more satisfying than loading up on carbs, and Yuen Long’s Leisure Cafe sure knows how to deliver the goods when it comes to breakfast. Serving all-day breakfast on the weekend, load up on their cha chaan teng English breakfast with eggs, ham, beans, salad and mashed potato ($58) or pancakes served with yoghurt, avocado, deep-fried pumpkin cake, corn and green salad ($88).
Leisure Cafe, Shop 28, Cheong Wai Maison, 9A Fung Yau Street North, Yuen Long, +852 3568 7741; www.facebook.com/leisureinyuenlong/