Brunch in Hong Kong – 11 Places We Love in 2021

by | Jul 11, 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 help you get your day off to a great start.

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.

What is the best brunch Hong Kong 2021?

Whilst Hong Kong has many brunch options, our absolute favorite brunch spot is Oolaa. The food is reasonably priced, portions are large, their menu is extensive and caters to all tastes including vegan, the coffee tastes good and the environment is super relaxing. Read the review below to find out more.

But if you’re after something else, don’t worry, in this article, we will highlight our favorite 11 brunch spots.

We’re going to tell you all about:

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

and more!

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

La Paloma – Best Sunday brunch Hong Kong 2021

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.

Why we chose it:

  • 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. 

What you should know:

  • 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:

Francis – Middle Eastern-style best brunch Hong Kong 2021

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.

Why we chose it:

  • 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 but usually, Francis offers a delicate Middle Eastern dessert that’s in keeping with the rest of the menu.   

What you should know:

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

When:

  • 12.00 pm to 4.00 pm
  • Available on Saturdays and Sundays from 12-4 pm, the set brunch costs $350 per person. Add $230 for free flow wine, cava, sangria, and beer. 

Cost:

  • $350 per person  

Where:

  • 4 and 6 Francis Street, Wan Chai

Telephone:

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

Catch – Casual Australian best brunch in Hong Kong

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

Photo Courtesy of Catch Facebook.

Why we chose it:

  • 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 (Kennedy Town branch), enjoy a true Aussie brunch and head for a stroll by the water afterward. 

What you should know:

  • We love the Big Bad Ben, which includes poached eggs, bacon, avocado, chorizo, hash brown, hollandaise sauce, and harissa, as well as the Brekkie Bap, 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 and a pint of prawns. They don’t take reservations for brunch, so make sure you plan your day strategically.

When:

  • Weekend + Public holidays 9:00 am – 4:15 pm 

Cost:

  • Alacarte menu

Where:

  • Kennedy Town, G/F, 95 Catchick Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong.
  • Quarry Bay, 21 Hoi Wan Street, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong.

Telephone:

  • +852 2855 1289 (Kennedy Town) or 2568 3299 (Quarry Bay). They don’t accept reservations for brunch, but the line will open at 12 pm Monday to Friday & 9 am on weekends.

Ninetys –  One of the tastiest Hong Kong brunch 2021

Why we chose it:

  • This restaurant chain is popular for a good reason – great vibe, super tasty food at a reasonable price. If you haven’t had brunch here – don’t delay!
  • The brunch menu is varied from braised lamb shoulder and pork tummy Asian style to granola with Greek yogurt.

What you should know:

  • The black truffle scrambled eggs is our favorite side – yum!!
  • Each location has a slightly different menu

When: 

  • Everday from 8 am to 5:30 pm

Cost:

  • Unlimited Bakery + 4 sides is $118 +10% service charge You can pay extra for more sides.

Where: 

Oolaa – Best weekday brunch Hong Kong

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.

Why we chose it:

  • This brunch spot is perfect for every occasion – it’s a great place to take your kids on the weekend but also a great place to go on weekdays when you will find many entrepreneurs tapping away on their laptops after a work brunch 
  • Their signature Big breakfast 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. 
  • Oolaa is increasingly catering to vegans. You will find a wide variety of brunch options, including a tofu scramble brunch bowl  and a delicious mushroom, onion, roasted tomato, and hummus vegan wrap  

What you should know:

  • 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 venue.
  • 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
  • Oolaa TKO, Capri Place, G/F, 33 Tong Yin Street, Tseung Kwan O

Telephone: 

The Market at Hotel Icon – One of the best brunch places Hong Kong in 2021

The Market at Hotel Icon offers a great brunch option.

Why we chose it:

  • The hotel was opened in 2011, and The Market restaurant has built a formidable reputation, including for its stunning brunch offering. 

What you should know:

  • 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 $638, 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 and public holidays

Cost:

  • $638 + 10% service charge

Where:

  • 17 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon 

Telephone:

Considering doing a staycation at The Icon? Read our review of The Icon in Staycations: Pros & Cons of the 7 Best HK Hotels.

Zuma – Best free-flow Hong Kong brunch 2021

Zuma has the best champagne brunch in Hong Kong.

Photo courtesy of Zuma Facebook.

Why we chose it:

  • 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.

What you should know:

  • 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.

Free-flow details:

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: 

Baked – Best weekday brunch in Hong Kong

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.

Why we chose it:

  • 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 brunch 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.

What you should know:

  • 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 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 to 5 pm 7 days a week

Cost:

  • Alacarte menu   

Where:

  • 14D Elgin St, Central

Telephone: 

Tim Ho Wan – Best Saturday brunch Hong Kong

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

Why we chose it:

  • This chain of superb quality restaurants has six locations, but you want to head to Tim Ho Wan in Sham Shui Po for brunch because the space is large and this outlet has been awarded a Michelin star.
  • 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.

What you should know:

  • 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 starts from 9 am at the weekend 

Cost:

  • Alacarte menu

Where:

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

Telephone:

Campsite – Best Sunday brunch 2021 in Hong Kong for kids

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

Photo courtesy of Campsite Facebook.

Why we chose it:

  • 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, Acai fruit bowl, and a Full English Breakfast.

What you should know:

  • 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! 

When:

  • Weekdays from 11:00 am onwards, and on weekends 9 am onwards

Cost:

  • Alacarte menu

Where:

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

Telephone:

NOC Coffee – Best brunch HK 2021

Why we chose it:

  • 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, Smoked Salmon Toast, and the classic Avocado toast.
  • 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.

What you should know:

  • 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.

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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