The wonderful thing about being a mama to kids under the age of 10 is that you will almost never need an alarm clock. Kids have this never-ending energy that kicks the whole house off in the mornings, sometimes even beating the sunrise, but sometimes having an early start to the day isn’t so bad. Often times it can mean that you’ll beat the crowds for breakfast on the weekends, as those who need to recover from a hangover usually can’t make it out the door until 12pm. We’ve gathered our top 5 breakfast spots that are extremely kid-friendly to help you start the (very early) day with a smile.
Rosie Jean’s Cafe
Welcomed by a vintage interior and nostalgic essence of childhood with the carefully chosen doll’s house, LEGOs, and framed children’s Puffin story books on the wall, your kids will feel right at home at this cute cafe. Rosie Jean’s Cafe doesn’t simply just allow children to frequent their spot, but they have chosen to embrace and encourage the presence of tiny diners. They go out of their way to accommodate kids, providing bowls of hot water to warm bottles of milk in, keeping a collection of toys and wooden kitchen on the terrace (if you go on weekends, your kids can also play at the Woodland playground next door). In addition to the expected high chairs, there are mini picnic benches for your little ones to sit on, as well as a kids’ menu that features healthy options like vegetable sticks and hummus and yoghurt with fruit. If your little one wants to eat like a big boy (or girl), they offer a smaller version of a classic English breakfast. You won’t have to share your last slice of bacon now! Check out a full review from a Sassy Mama here!
Rosie Jean’s Cafe, 119 Caine Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2549 9718, www.rosiejeanscafe.com
Ever since the chain of European style al-fresco neighbourhood cafés opened up all around the city, it has always been at the top of our must-go lists for breakfasts (and any meal for that matter!) The large wooden communal tables, fresh bread on display, and shareable dishes make this place a favourite for everyone. Though all locations are kid-friendly, the Stanley location stands out as it is opens onto an outdoor space where kids can run around after they’ve been fueled up and while you’re still noshing. Get yourself to the Southside, breathe in some fresh air and get away from the traffic, all while eating yummy food at Classified in Stanley.
Often times, having young kids who don’t like to sit still stop you from going to the nicer, more upscale restaurants. You can’t blame them for being excited for breakfast! We mums can barely contain ourselves. Luckily Mandarin Oriental understands this struggle and offers the perfect kids breakfast menu, with chicken congee as an option for Asian food lovers. Their adult breakfast choices are really worth jumping up and down for. They offer some light and healthy options, the classics, and even an assorted dim sum basket for those who can’t wait for lunch. Did we mention they begin serving at 6.30am? If you are forced by your kid to be up that early, you may as well enjoy some delicious food. And coffee. Lots and lots of coffee.
Cafe Causette, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 5 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2825 4005, www.mandarinoriental.com
If taking your kids out for breakfast is a treat, make it a full excursion by taking a quick ferry ride over to Discovery Bay and relaxing by the waterfront. You’ll forget that you’re still in Hong Kong! Zak’s will appeal to you and your children just the same with its open window and outdoor seating, chill vibes and classic breakfast options. The breakfast menu is served till 12:30pm daily, so that will give you plenty of time to still score a hearty Eggs Benedict or comforting three stack of blueberry and banana pancakes. If you are running a little late, their lunch menu and children’s menu offered from 11:30am onwards will not disappoint. As we are used to everything being at our doorstep, this little weekend excursion will be worth the “extra” effort.
Zak’s, Shop 98, Discovery Bay Plaza, Discovery Bay, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, 2987 6232, www.casteloconcepts.com
Kennedy Town has slowly turned into a foodie’s paradise, and we can’t get enough of Kinsale. Sassy Mama Maura frequents this spot on the weekend with her little girl Eve for brunch. It’s got delicious food for mums and dads and includes great kid options like scrambled eggs and a stack o’ pancakes. The best part is there’s live music on the weekend that runs through ’til the afternoon. We’ve seen many a toddler bopping along to the great tunes!
Kinsale, Shop 2, New Fortune House, 2-5 New Praya, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, 2796 6004, www.kinsale.com.hk
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