Brunch in Hong Kong – 10 Places to Try in 2021

by | Feb 6, 2021 | 0 comments

Brunch in Hong Kong is a weekend tradition. Brunch in Hong Kong isn’t just about eggs and avocado; you can enjoy Spanish tapas, Middle-Eastern style brunches, and more!

Restaurants open up early on the weekend to welcome you on your off days and fill your belly with delights and ears with the latest gossip.

Many brunch places in Hong Kong have packages that include free-flowing wines, beers, cocktails, and bubbles, along with sometimes limitless food. Hotels also tend to offer great brunch options too.

Sounds just like what you need for your Saturday or Sunday morning? Of course, it is. There are plenty of choices for a 2021 Hong Kong brunch.

To help you out, we’re going to tell you all about:

  • Spanish tapas with a free-flow alcohol optional
  • The best champagne brunch in Hong Kong
  • A Michelin-starred dim sum brunch spot
  • The coolest spot to take your kids for brunch
  • Middle Eastern-style brunch
  • The best vegan brunch in Hong Kong

Looking for the best brunches on Hong Kong Island in 2021? Read on.

 

1. Best brunch in Hong Kong for Spanish tapas with free-flow alcohol optional

La Paloma, Sai Ying Pun

La Paloma offers one of the best brunches in Hong Kong. They offer free flow alcohol and delicious Spanish tapas.

Photo courtesy of La Paloma Facebook.

Churros, paellas, and liters of sangrias, La Paloma, is a lively Spanish tapas bar and restaurant in Sai Ying Pun that will welcome your laid-back Sunday uniform with open arms. 

Their brunch offering includes small plates to share and all-you-can-eat crispy suckling pig and paella, followed by churros to finish the meal off right. The warm, freshly fried churros are topped with cinnamon sugar and served with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce. 

Coming with a group of friends? Add on $208 for free flow house drinks to maximize the fun. 

When: Saturdays and Sundays from 12.00 pm to 3.00 pm

Cost: $350 per person (add $208 for free flow cava, sangria, wine, and beer)

Where: 1/F, 189 Queen’s Road West (entrance on Wilmer Street)

Telephone: +852 2291 6161

 

2. Best Middle Eastern-style brunch on Hong Kong Island

Francis, Wan Chai

Francis offers one of the most tasty brunch options in Hong Kong. The menu is limited, but what they do have on their menu is delicious. Bring your appetite.

Photo Courtesy of Francis Facebook.

Opened in 2018, Francis specializes in Middle Eastern flavors, offering a rotating menu of meze and grilled plates for lunch, brunch, and dinner. Instead of the usual eggs benedict, indulge in a mezze of hummus, halloumi, and wild flavors of spices, including oregano in meat such as lamb and tahini.

Feel like something sweet? Their dessert rotates daily but usually, Francis offers a delicate Middle Eastern dessert that’s in keeping with the rest of the menu.  Add ons? Definitely! At $90 more, and you can enjoy a Negroni (gin, vermouth, Campari, pomegranate) that will help you get in the brunch-mood!

While the menu on offer is relatively limited, the food is delicious and plentiful. I’ve never walked away hungry; bring your appetite!

Available on Saturdays and Sundays from 12-4 pm, the set brunch costs $280 per person. Add $90 per cocktail.

When: 12.00 pm to 4.00 pm

Cost: $280 per person  

Where: 4 and 6 Francis Street, Wan Chai

Telephone:  You can’t make a booking; walk-in only

 

3. Best casual Australian brunch in Kennedy Town

Catch, Kennedy Town

Catch offers typical Australian style brunch in a laid-back environment.

Photo Courtesy of Catch Facebook.

For the quintessential Aussie casual Sunday brunch in Hong Kong, Catch is the place to go. With a Melbourne-style brunch menu and the shore just a couple of minutes away, enjoy a true Aussie brunch and head for a stroll by the water afterward. 

We love the Big Bad Ben ($158), which includes poached eggs, bacon, avocado, chorizo, hash brown, hollandaise sauce, and harissa, as well as the Brekkie Bap ($128), a plate that features a colorful assortment of ingredients such as ham, cheddar, tomato relish, egg, and sweet potato crisps. 

Celebrating this weekend? Add on fresh oysters ($210) and a pint of prawns ($138). They don’t take reservations for brunch, so make sure you plan your day strategically.

When: 9:00 – 4:15 pm on the weekend; 12:00 pm onwards on weekdays 

Cost: Alacarte menu

Where: G/F, 95 Catchick Street, Kennedy Town

Telephone: +852 2855 1289  They don’t accept reservations for brunch on the weekends or public holidays, but the line will open at 9 am.

 

4. Best brunch that has excellent coffee with some good food options

NOC Coffee Co., Sai Ying Pun

If you're a coffee lover, and want a brunch option in Hong Kong that has great coffee and some good food options, NOC is perfect.

Photo courtesy of NOC Facebook.

Wave goodbye to the beef brisket noodles, and say hello to brunch staples at NOC Coffee. With one of the best cups of coffee in town, Noc also makes a mean brunch, offering dishes such as the All Day Breakfast ($148), Smoked Salmon Toast ($128), and the classic Avocado toast ($98). Feeling healthy? Opt for a nutritious Buddha Bowl ($118) with figs, chickpeas, and avocado instead. 

NOC Coffee is particularly thoughtful when it comes to food preference. They have plenty of options for vegans and are willing to adapt items on their menu as necessary.

Brunch is available all day all week.

Their Wanchai West and Lee Garden III (Causeway Bay) locations serve coffee only; the rest of their locations (Roastery in Sai Ying Pun, Mercury in Tin Hau, Whampoa in Hung Hom, and Papillons in Tseung Kwan O) serve the full, a-la-carte brunch menu all-day

Cost: Alacarte menu

Where: Shop 4, G/F, Bohemian House, 321 Des Voeux Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Western District. Other locations here.

 

5. Brunch with the best vegan options

Oolaa, Soho, Wan Chai, Tung Chung

Oolaa offers affordable and delicious brunch options. Oolaa not only offers great egg dishes but there are also plenty of vegan options.

Photo courtesy of Oolaa.

Oolaa is loved by many in Hong Kong, and there’s no wonder why. With killer happy hour deals and a big breakfast and brunch menu that always draws crowds, Oola is a laid-back brunch spot that’s perfect for every occasion. 

Their signature Big breakfast ($175) is not for the faint-hearted— featuring two eggs, pork sausages, smoked back bacon, tomatoes, baked beans, mushrooms, potatoes, and sourdough, you’re guaranteed to leave stuffed and satisfied after brunch. 

For those looking for something a little sweeter, Oolaa’s Pancake Stack ($140) or the Cinnamon Almond Brioche French Toast ($140) will hit the spot just right. 

Oolaa is increasingly catering to vegans. You will find a wide variety of brunch options, including a tofu scramble brunch bowl ($120) and a delicious mushroom, onion, roasted tomato, and hummus vegan wrap ($140).

Want to enjoy brunch with your kids?  Oolaa is a great option. They will provide your kids with paper and crayons, and they offer an extensive kid’s menu. 

When:  7 am – 11 am 

Cost: Alacarte menu

Where:

Oolaa Soho, G/F, Bridges Street, CentreStage, Soho, Mid-Levels

Oolaa Petite, Shop 2 Tower 2 Starcrest, 9 Star Street, Wan Chai

Oolaa Tung Chung, Unit G30, G/F., Citygate, 18-20 Tat Tung Road. Tung Chung, Lantau

Telephone:  +852 2803 2083 (Oolaa Soho)

 

6. Where’s the best hotel brunch in Hong Kong?

The Market at Hotel Icon, Kowloon

The hotel was opened in 2011, and The Market restaurant has built a formidable reputation, including for its stunning brunch offering. Every Saturday, Sunday, and public holiday, you can have a late morning feast to set you up for the day.

The unique thing about this hotel brunch is that you get unlimited appetizers and deserts buffet-style whilst ordering your mains to your table. The menu covers some brunch classics like eggs benedict along with beef, chicken, fish, and pasta dishes. Set around the concept of Asian market food, you’ll be sure to fall in love with some of the dishes.

For $518, this buffet deal is great value and comes with free juice and soft drinks to get some extra vitamins ready for a busy weekend. 

When: Brunch is served 11.45 am – 2.30 pm each weekend.

Cost: $518 + 10% service charge

Where: 17 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon 

Telephone: +852 3400 1308

 

7. The best champagne brunch in Hong Kong 

Zuma, Central

Zuma has the best champagne brunch in Hong Kong.

Photo courtesy of Zuma Facebook.

This cosmopolitan Japanese restaurant oozes style with its reserved palette of materials, tables packed in close, and dim lights adding an air of intimacy to your weekend brunch in Hong Kong.

Classic as Zuma is, the plating and the food are modern and elegant. The cuisine is izakaya-style, which is traditionally Japanese finger food served in bars, which in this context produces great food for sharing.

When you come here for brunch, you get a buffet of Japanese treats. Pick from seasonal variations of sashimi, nigiri, and maki with other Japanese dishes available aplenty. During social distancing, food is being served at the table, but it’s still as free-flowing as ever.

Now to the fun stuff. Although food is super fun, don’t get us wrong. At Zuma, you can get free-flowing champagne included with your brunch. The price of your brunch will depend on the champagne that you opt for, and it’s unlimited for 2.5 hours, with a choice of: 

  • Signature package serving “R” de Ruinart NV Champagne from France for $988 per person
  • Deluxe package with Ruinart Blanc de Blancs nv French Champagne at $1338 per person
  • The premium package gets you Dom Pérignon 2008 Champagne from France priced at $2130 per person.

When: Brunch at this famed Hong Kong restaurant is served from 11 am on Saturdays and Sundays for your weekend indulgence.

Cost: $738 without champagne

Where: Landmark Level 5 & 6, 15 Queen’s Road, Central

Telephone: +852 3657 6388

 

8. Best weekday brunch in Hong Kong

Baked, Central

Baked Hong Kong is one of the best places to go for brunch during the week in Hong Kong.

Photo courtesy of Baked Hong Kong Facebook.

Keep your inner Millennial hipster satiated with a brunch trip to Baked on Elgin Street. It’s a quirky place that proudly pronounces itself to be a hole in the wall. Don’t expect grand ideas or dishes here – it’s a hearty place with soulful food.

You’re not going to get a reservation here; the place only takes walk-in customers, so you better hope your brunchy cravings don’t match up with everyone else who loves the food here. A weekday trip is possibly going to yield better chances of a seat, but we make no promises.

Anyone lucky enough to get a spot here is in for a treat. Modern brunch wouldn’t be complete without dishes like avocado on toast, known as Hipster Says Hello, or any other delight served on sourdough bread. For the “unch” option at brunch, there’s pita and curry available, and to drink, there’s a hipster-happy-making range of teas and coffees with non-dairy milk options.

Baked opens each morning except Monday at 8 am, and prices range from around $100-$200 for a meal. Check out their Instagram @bakedrestaurantgroup to see some of the hearty food you’re in for.

When: From 8 am onwards except for Monday when they are closed 

Cost: Alacarte menu   

Where: 14D Elgin St, Central

Telephone:  +852 2885 2121

 

9. The best dim sum brunch in Hong Kong

Tim Ho Wan, Sham Shui Po

Going out for dim sum brunch in Hong Kong is a great way to enjoy your weekend.

This chain of superb quality restaurants has nine locations, but you want to head to Tim Ho Wan in Sham Shui Po for brunch for two reasons:

  1. This is one of the outlets that has been awarded Michelin star.
  2. The space is large

Dim Sum roughly translates from Cantonese as “touch the heart,” and this restaurant should do just that. The place’s concept is that everything is freshly made, and the menu changes every two to three months to make sure you’ll be eating seasonally.

There are some menu classics that everyone raves about, the pork bun being one and the egg cake being the other. The menu is worth exploring, and you can head back regularly to see what’s being cooked up each season.

When: Opens at 10 am Monday to Friday and serves up starting from 9 am at the weekend 

Cost: Alacarte menu

Where: G/F, 9-11 Fuk Wing Street, Sham Shui Po

Telephone: +852 2788 1226 booking ahead is recommended.

 

10. Best brunch in Hong Kong for kids

Campsite, Quarry Bay

Campsite is on the best restaurants to take kids for brunch in Hong Kong.

Photo courtesy of Campsite Facebook.

With little ones needing to be occupied at the weekend, finding a brunch spot that’s kid- and baby-friendly is an important consideration. It’s not just about the food and atmosphere, but also about keeping them busy afterward, which is why we love Campsite.

The restaurant’s concept is to give you a casual dining experience in a cool, nature-inspired setting. The food is simple and delicious, with brunchy goodness on the menu like:

  • Eggs Benedict $98
  • Acai fruit bowl $98
  • Full English Breakfast $118

And other options you and your kids will instantly recognize.

Campsite serves simple, hearty food as if you were out in the wilderness. Once you’ve finished with the fun-looking interiors, you can head out to the nearby cycle trail and Quarry Bay park to continue your day with the kids. Or, you can also walk over to Ryze so your kids can enjoy some jumping! 

The restaurant opens from 11 am Monday to Friday, and doors are unlocked at 10 am at the weekend.

When: Weekdays from 11:00 am onwards, and on weekends 10 am onwards

Cost: Alacarte menu

Where: Shop 5, Ground Floor, K11 ATELIER, 728 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong

Telephone: +852 3705 8248 

 

Finally

Eating brunch is as much a part of Hong Kong as bright lights and boats on the harbor. Check out the places we’ve picked to keep your weekend food cravings satiated. 

We are committed to helping you find the best places to go in Hong Kong for a drink or a bite to eat, we hope you are now ready to have a delicious brunch on the weekend with your family or friends.

If we’ve missed out on any hidden gems when it comes to the 2021 best brunches in Hong Kong, please do let us know in the comments section below, or reach out to us on Instagram or Facebook and let us know what we are missing.

 

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