Brunch in Hong Kong can often be a lavish affair. Think tables heaving with food, and floor-flow Champagne and cocktails running late into the afternoon. But sometimes, you just want to sit back with a full stack of pancakes and a freshly brewed cup of joe. Here are our favorite spots to grab a casual Sunday brunch in Hong Kong. Bonus: these options are affordable, too!
A hidden gem the size of an alleyway in Sai Ying Pun, this modern Indian fusion spot is almost too good to share. Its brunch menu is small but strong, with classics upgraded into filling, cosy and delicious dishes packed with spices and flavors. Think tandoori pork sausages, shredded poulet tikka and homemade roti rolls with spicy scrambled egg.
14 Fuk Sau Lane, Sai Ying Pun, 3702-1237
For the quintessential Aussie casual Sunday brunch in Hong Kong, Catch is the place to go. There’s even a Melbourne-style brunch menu, and the ocean just steps away. Apart from the usual smashed avocado on toast and dirty eggs, you can also go fancy with fresh oysters and a pint of prawns. They don’t take reservations for brunch, so make sure you plan your day strategically.
G/F, 95 Catchick Street, Kennedy Town, 2855-1289
For those with a sweet tooth, head to Springfields for an afternoon of French crepes and cupcakes. Their all-day menu offers both savory and sweet crepes, as well as pastas and cheeky deep-fried appetizers. If you’ve got your camera with you, opt for the flambéed crepes to impress your brunch date.
LG/F, 11 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, 2367-5055
Forget about queuing for beef brisket noodles and sit yourself down in this minimal cafe for brunch instead. Though the spotlight is on their coffee menu, you can complement your weekend cuppa with an all-day breakfast, açai bowl, or the house special eggs benedict – available on weekends and holidays only.
G/F, 18 Gough Street, Central, 2870-3031
I’ll admit it – atmosphere is half the reason I even show up for brunch. Tucked away opposite Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park, The Winery is the perfect spot for a post-outdoor-yoga brunch. Especially if you love swinging chairs and greenery as a backdrop to your English breakfast. P.S. they’ve got the best bathroom wallpaper!
G/F, Kwan Yick Building Phase 3, 158A connaught Road West, Sai Ying Pun, 2517-0288
This hidden gem is famed for its coffee and nostalgic ceramics, but they also have a lean and mean food menu. Think banana and apple toast with local honey before 11am, and onsen egg, smoked salmon and avocado on toast after.
G/F, 12 Tung Street, Sheung Wan, 9511-7197
I’ve noted this as a wonderful spot for coffee and pastries before, but it’s also fantastic for food – and maybe even a cheeky glass of vino on Sunday afternoons. Opt for a classic avocado toast, perfectly elevated with cherry tomatoes and red wine vinaigrette or salmon and harissa spiced nuts.
38 Peel Street, Central, 5503-6880
If you want to get away from the crowds, head up to Brew Bros’s Hill Road branch for some quality brews to go with your brunch. On weekends only, they serve up a beautiful Greek yogurt pancake along with regular items like smashed avo toast.
53 Hill Road, Sai Wan, 2803-2323
For a hearty, meaty casual Sunday brunch in Hong Kong, Beef & Liberty is a personal favourite that offers something more than pancakes or eggs on toast. Apart from burgers, you can also have the choice of a full English breakfast. For the full British experience, the bread and butter pudding is a must.
23 Wing Fung Street, Wan Chai, 2811-3009
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