The 10 Best Brunches In Hangzhou, China

Photo of Katherine Lee Yik Mei
2 November 2016

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.

Tiny Salt

Restaurant, Chinese
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The West Lake
The West Lake | © Harry C/Flickr
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.

Eudora Station

Restaurant, American
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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.

Maan 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.
Maan Coffee, Building 6, Queen’s Park, 277 Wulin Road, Xiacheng District, Hangzhou, China, +86 571 8970 0377

Victoria Harbour One

Restaurant, Chinese, Seafood
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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.

Zhi Wei Guan

Restaurant, Chinese, $$$
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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.

Park 1999

Restaurant, French, Italian, American, German
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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.

La Vita

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.

La Vita, 6 Lvyang Road, Shangcheng District, Hangzhou, China, +86 571 8653 6332

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