It’s time to up your morning game.
Breakfast! Not only is it 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 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.
With plenty of locations all over Hong Kong, Classified is a Hong Kong breakfast staple. Serving breakfast until 11:30am daily, it has a great selection of fresh and healthy European-style breakfast options, including a kids’ menu, vegan and vegetarian options. Fresh pressed juices, smoothies, coffee, tea, cocktails, wine and more are also available with breakfast times extended on weekends and public holidays.
If you’re worried about being too late, or too early in some cases depending on the kid(s), to make it for breakfast with your family you can rest assured knowing that you can rock up at The Flying Pan at any hour and get a delicious breakfast. Open 24/7, The Flying Pan is an iconic Hong Kong breakfast favourite. The Flying Pan serves breakfast and brunch items but don’t let that fool you into thinking its menu is limited! With its retro setting, an enormous menu and combo plates, there is something here for everyone. Its location in Central recently closed but its Wan Chai location is still thriving and open for business.
Craving a good ol’ 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), Jaspas 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, Jaspas is an easy and accessible choice for families for breakfast.
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.
Set in the Soho area, this chic restaurant is remarkably kid-friendly. With comfortable couches, a large dining space, kids’ high chairs and a baby changing station as well as a kid-friendly menu, it’s a great space for the whole family to enjoy a meal. Its breakfast menu includes expat favourites, plenty of healthy choices and even vegan options.
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
With a name like Mr Wolf it’s already going to be a win in your kid’s books. Mr Wolf boasts a variety of healthy and vegan options as well as an adorable kids’ menu that includes wolf pup-sized pancakes or French toast and even a combo breakfast for those lil’ tummies that are extra ravenous. Breakfast is served from 7am to 12pm on weekdays and from 7am to 4pm at weekends
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.
A brewery for breakfast? Yup, that’s right and it’s kid-friendly too. Rock up to Little Creatures on the weekend or a pubic holiday between 8am and 4pm for their great brunch menu. Vegemite fans will be happy to know they can get it on grilled sourdough, you can even have pizza or quiche for breakfast. Vegetarian options are available too and of course, you can pair your meal with your favourite Little Creatures brew.
Comfort food in American style, the Green Waffle Diner is a popular choice for families who need gluten and dairy-free options. From American classics like chicken and waffles to sweet treats like waffles and ice cream, this is going become a favourite breakfast spot for your family.
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. Open from 9am to 5pm weekdays and 11am to 8pm weekends and public holidays.
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.
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.
The Pain Quotidien literally just means “the daily bread” which is meant to embody this bakery and café’s approach to food and to life. This Belgium international chain has four locations in Hong Kong and offers a variety of Belgian breakfast pastries, like croissants, scones, and pain au chocolat as well as breakfast delights like its egg cloud on toast. Sip on a latte while the kids can enjoy their own kid-friendly hot chocolate with breakfast.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in September 2017 and most recently updated by Danielle Roberts in May 2020.
Featured image courtesy of Rachel Park on Unsplash, image 1 courtesy of Classified via Facebook, image 2 courtesy of The Diner via Facebook, image 3 courtesy of Brunch Club & Supper via Facebook, image 4 courtesy of Zaks, image 5 courtesy of Green Waffle Diner via Facebook, image 6 courtesy of Bathers via Facebook.