The 10 Best Brunches In Hangzhou, China

Katherine Lee Yik Mei

Hangzhou is a beautiful city in China full of ancient temples, lakes, pagodas, and gardens; and it’s also a popular destination for food lovers. Numerous great restaurants here serve everything from traditional Hang Bang Cai cuisine to international fare. We list the best spots to stop for brunch when you’re exploring here.

1. Tiny Salt

Restaurant, Chinese

The West Lake
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With huge floor-to-ceiling windows, Tiny Salt is a bright restaurant offering a range of Western foods, such as the tasty American steak sandwiches, Italian pizzas, and a French-style rack of lamb, all complemented by illy coffee. The environment is cozy as well, with wooden furniture and plenty of plants.

2. Eudora Station

Restaurant, American

Housed in a three-storey building, Eudora Station is a Western-style restaurant offering sandwiches, soups and pastas. Dine on the roof terrace, which is definitely the best spot to eat during the summertime. The staff are welcoming, and all of them are fluent in English.

3. Homestead Coffee

Cafe, Coffee

With the motto ‘your second home’, Korean café Homestead Coffee aims to provide diners with a homely atmosphere. The menu is mainly traditional Korean food, plus there are some Western snacks and Chinese dishes. The coffees are memorable; try the sweet purple sweet potato latte, the rich chestnut latte, or the special black tea latte.

5. Maan Coffee

Cafe, Coffee

Opened by a Korean, the two-storey Maan Coffee mainly serves Korean-style food, desserts, and drinks, and the most popular dishes are their fruit waffle set, the ice cream pancake set, and the BLT sandwich. Their brunch sets are creative and tasty and relatively inexpensive. A quirk of Maan Coffee is that it provides diners with teddy bears to cuddle while they are waiting for the food.

6. Victoria Harbour One

Restaurant, Chinese, Seafood

Victoria Harbour One offers Cantonese dim sum daily from 9.30am to 1.30pm. The restaurant follows the décor of traditional Cantonese restaurants in Hong Kong, which normally includes a big banquet-style dining hall and many round tables. The menu is equally authentic, with delicious dishes including chicken spring roll, Chaozhou beef ball, barbecued pork bun, and Victoria Harbour shrimp dumplings.

7. Zhi Wei Guan

Restaurant, Chinese

If you want to have some traditional Hang food as brunch, go to Zhi Wei Guan, a local restaurant founded in 1913 for Hang dim sums, snacks, and desserts. You can bring your food to the second storey, where you can appreciate the beautiful lake scenery while dining. Zhi Wei Guan © SimonQ錫濛譙/Flickr

8. Park 1999

Restaurant, French, Italian, American, German

Park 1999, a two-storey restaurant located next to the beautiful Xihu (West Lake), provides diners with French, Italian, English, Germen, Mexican and American brunch daily from 1pm to 4:30pm. Their Germen menu is particularly fabulous, with traditional sausages and hams. Don’t forget to have a look at their terrace, a perfect spot for eating outside when it’s warm.

9. La Vita

Cafe, Coffee

La Vita is an artistic café full of wooden tables, chairs, comfortable green sofas and colorful plants. They offer a wide range of food suitable for breakfast, and their pizzas and coffee are particularly good. If you want to appreciate the beautiful scenery of the West Lake, you should definitely pick a window seat on the second floor. The West Lake © dadiolli/Flickr

10. Provence

Restaurant, French

Provence is one of the most popular French restaurants in Hangzhou, offering delicate French dishes; try the homemade goose liver terrine with brioche roast, the blue cheese salad and the salmon and spinach lasagne. The restaurant also has a good cocktail menu.
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