A Hong Kong breakfast can become a weekend tradition for your family, maybe heading the same location or hopping around to try a few! From all-day breakfast to waffles, pancakes, eggs and more, here’s where to get breakfast in Hong Kong for the family!
Not only is breakfast the most important meal of the day but with the great selection of family-friendly breakfast spots available in Hong Kong, it’s a meal that the whole family can get excited about. From special kids’ menus to seaside dining options, Sassy Mama has rounded up some of the best breakfast joints (that also do brunch) to take your family to in Hong Kong. Relax with a coffee or beverage and some delicious food that the whole family is sure to enjoy.
Breakfast In Hong Kong: Hong Kong Island Breakfast Spots
Bagels Alley – Handmade breakfast bagel sandwiches
Need a bagel fix? Bagels Alley is where you need to go. Whether you’re looking for fresh bagels to take home or a dine-in breakfast, Bagels Alley will satisfy any breakfast bagel cravings. These healthy handmade delights and the wide selection of bagel sandwiches and spreads will please the whole family. From the humble BLT bagel to veggie and vegan options, and homemade cream cheese spreads that are all on Bagels Alley’s signature bagels. Hit up this quaint café with the kids for a latte and scrumptious bagel.
Bakehouse – Breakfast pastries, sourdough, egg tart master and more
Who can resist the sourdough egg tarts? Whether you’re grabbing something quick from the wide selection of pastries, quiches and breads, or dining-in to sample their brioche French toast, shakshuka or coconut cheesecake (because why not?), Bakehouse is always a great breakfast choice that doesn’t disappoint. We suggest going a little past 9am to skip the office crowd, but if you’re really looking for a quaint spot, check our their new location at Stanley!
Read more: Where To Take Your Kids In Stanley Hong Kong
Blend & Grind – Healthy breakfast bites and smoothies
Grab some affordable and healthy breakfast with the family at Blend & Grind. We’re personally a fan of their Kennedy Town location simply because it’s more spacious and there’s a generous dog-friendly spot out front (breakfast for your furry friends too). From blueberry and banana pancake stacks to smoked salmon bagels and Chipotle and yuzu eggs Benedict, there’s a generous amount of yummy foods to choose from. We highly recommend going for their hearty smoothies for an energy boost!
CATCH Quarry Bay– Smashed avocado toast and all-day breakfast
Here’s the catch (sorry we’re on our third cup of coffee already!), you don’t go to Quarry Bay and not take your family to CATCH! The cute and chic restaurant serves some of the most eye-catching (okay, we’ll stop now) breakfast bites suitable for all ages! The little ones can munch on the mini granola jar which is easy to eat and one of their most popular dishes is the smashed avocado (with added salmon!). But for a true breakfast experience, definitely go for the Breakfast Board.
NINETYs – All-day breakfast including smashed avocado toast and more
A popular breakfast choice amongst many, NINETYs cafe takes inspiration from the Australian cafe culture and aims to be inclusive to all taste palettes. This branch at Soho is a cosy corner serving Smashed Avocado Toast, Crab Benedict and homemade char siu. For Aussie-inspired bites, we recommend their Mackerel on Toast with Grilled Miso Potato or the Kale and Beetroot Salad for a colourful and healthy start to your day. Kids will love their Taro Mochi Muffin and Chocolate Hazelnut Roll! All in all, this is a family favourite!
SOMM – Japanese-inspired breakfast sets with vegan and vegetarian options available
When you go over to SOMM at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, you’ll look at the menu and go now that’s some breakfast! With the extensive menu, you may feel a little overwhelmed of what to order, going for their Breakfast Formula is a classic choice that’s worth the buck (cheeky Mama and Papas can go for the Bubble Breakfast!). There are also sweet and savoury à-la-carte options to mix and match according to your palette and pair them with some healthy drinks.
The Brunch Club – A classic all-day breakfast spot
The Brunch Club is all about the simple things in life, good food and good people. Established in 2006, The Brunch Club is a cosy place away from home to enjoy a delicious meal with the family and people you care about. The artisan breads come from its accompanying bakery, Marie’s Bakery, which make for a delectable and robust brunch menu for the whole family. Open daily from 7:30am and with two locations on Hong Kong Island, The Brunch Club will become your new home away from home for all things breakfast.
Brunch Club, G/F, 70 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2526 8861
The Diner – A retro-style American diner serving homemade Boston beans and more
If you want to have breakfast in the tail end of a real 1958 Cadillac then bring the crew to The Diner. This classic retro American diner has converted a classic Cadillac into a comfy couch and created a 1950s feel with its interior design. It’s a large restaurant making it spacious enough for strollers and has an early start time for breakfast beginning at 7:30am every day. On weekends and public holidays, brunch is served until 3pm too. From fluffy American-style buttermilk pancakes to homemade Boston beans and eggs in a variety of styles, there is a mouth-watering breakfast here for everyone.
More Family-Friendly Breakfast In Hong Kong Island
- Baked – Tempting brunch dishes, including loaded sourdough brioche, wraps and salads. www.bakedhongkong.com
- Classified – European-style breakfast options, including a kids’ menu, vegan and vegetarian options. www.classifiedfood.com
- Green Waffle Diner – American classics like chicken and waffles to sweet treats like waffles and ice cream and more. www.greenwafflediner.com
- Maison Eric Kayser – A great pit stop for artisan bread, breakfast pastries and freshly-prepared sandwiches. www.maison-kayser.com.hk
- Passion by Gerard Dubois – Rustic baked breakfast goods and crispy oven-to-plate baguettes. www.passionbygd.com
- Supabowl – This little shop serves up delicious and colourful made-to-order acai bowls. www.supabowlhk.com
- VEDA – The plant-based restaurant starts serving breakfast as early as 8:30am, with a line-up of avo toast, granola, pastries and much more. www.veda.hk
Breakfast In Hong Kong: Kowloon Breakfast Spots
Australia Dairy Company – A local must-try serving French toast, omelettes and more
Want an authentic Hong Kong-style breakfast experience? Australia Dairy Company serves the fluffiest eggs and the most indulging local French toasts (you know you’re a sucker for that!), and don’t forget to pair that with an iced milk tea (do not recommend if you want the kids to be on a sugar rush!). This low-key spot is possibly one of our favourites for guilty pleasures!
Australia Dairy Company, 47 Parkes Street, Jordan, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Facebook: Australia Dairy Company
BRICK LANE Gallery – Signature Eggs Benedict, skillet pancake and more
The Tsim Sha Tsui East location is great if you’re headed out nice and early for breakfast and you’re looking for something to do nearby (K11 MUSEA and Rosewood are right opposite and a handful of museums!). And what’s more, there’s a Parisien-style outdoor seating to catch some fresh air while you’re stuffing yourselves with the signature Eggs Benedict, skillet pancake and more! We’re also fans of their thoughtful non-coffee selections including the BRICK LANE Chocolate, Strawberry Tea Latte and the milkshakes amongst others.
Elephant Grounds – Poké bowls, daily pastries, healthy breakfast options and more
We love this K11 MUSEA location that offers both indoor and outdoor seating, do note that it gets a little crowded during weekends and you may need to wait a bit for a table. From green options like Avocrab Salad to Elephant Ground signatures like Elephant Agnus Burger and wait, there’s more! The cafe also serves poké bowls and daily pastries! Pair that with quality coffee to boot (or non-coffee options work too!). We recommend waiting a little extra to grab an outdoor seat in the Bohemian Garden (lots of photo-ops!)!
NOC Whampoa – Seaside breakfast delights with a variety of toast options
Located just by the promenade, NOC’s Whampoa location is one of our favourites. You can easily bring along your kids’ scooters and have them let loose by the sea after breakfast or you can catch a ferry over to North Point (or better yet, check in to Kerry Hotel for a sweet staycay!). For the caffeine lifeforms, we’re huge suckers of NOC’s coffee beans and the drinks they serve at the cafe (mocha to be precise!). For breakfast bites, you can’t go wrong with any one of their toasts.
Breakfast In Hong Kong: New Territories And Outlying Islands Breakfast Spots
Bathers Restaurant & Bar – Beachside all-day breakfast
Few could say no to breakie by the beach. Get your weekend island adventure or day at the beach off to a great start with breakfast at Bathers in South Lantau. Not only will you enjoy stunning seaside views and direct access to the sand but you and the family can also tuck into French toast, house-cured salmon or the “Lantau Big Start” accompanied by non-alcoholic spritzers and your favourite coffees. Bathers serves breakfast from 9am to 11am on weekends and public holidays.
Bookworm Café – Vegetarian breakfast and books
Bookworm Café (BWC) is located on Lamma Island. BWC is a quirky and fun location that offers plenty of books to read and buy while you enjoy your breakfast. BWC is an organic vegetarian restaurant that caters to vegetarians, vegans, as well as Buddhist vegetarians and gluten-free making it a good choices if you have kids with special diets or sensitivities. Freshly brewed coffee and cold-pressed juice with breakfast classics in vegetarian style like eggs and toast, open-faced sandwiches, skillets, fruit bowls and more.
Jaspa’s – English breakfast with a separate kids’ menu
Craving a good old English fry up? Time to hit up this expat favourite. With locations in Sai Kung and Kennedy Town (as well as catering for your next junk trip), Jaspa’s serves up classic Western and European-style breakfasts with a kids’ menu and plenty of vegetarian options. With a casual and laidback atmosphere, spacious locations, Jaspa’s is an easy and accessible choice for families for breakfast.
Zaks – Waterside restaurant with plenty of classic egg dishes, breakfast burger and more
Located in Discovery Bay, this waterside restaurant is gorgeous way to spend a morning breakfast with your family. Sit outside and enjoy a breakfast burger, Turkish toast, or Zaks’ take on classic egg dishes while the kids dig into their own kid-sized big breakfast plate, pancakes or eggs. With plenty of outdoor space for kids and stunning waterside views this is a breakfast joint worth making a trip to.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in September 2017, updated May 2020 by Danielle Roberts, and most recently updated in June 2022 by Fashila Kanakka.