Top 10 Brunch Spots In Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Blackberry Pancake  Brunch | © ugglemamma/ Pixabay
Blackberry Pancake Brunch | © ugglemamma/ Pixabay
Photo of Helen To
8 December 2016

Brunch is a pleasant and indulgent way to start your day. Hong Kong’s Wan Chai neighborhood features a variety of options, many of which have a decidedly European feel. These ten brunch spots are undoubtedly worth the visit.

La Crêperie

Restaurant, Creperie, French, $$$
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La Crêperie is another French restaurant in Hong Kong that is well-known for using ingredients from France’s Bretagne region. Their standard crêpes offer a wide range of flavors, from the old-fashioned classic butter and sugar and mouth-watering salted butter caramel to apple pie. Furthermore, they take care of their customers by offering gluten free options.

Ovo Café

Restaurant, Asian, $$$
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Ovo Café offers customers hearty, healthy dishes throughout the day. With various nutritious and wholesome ingredients to choose from, your body will thank you for starting the day here. Moreover, the indoor greenery makes for a relaxing environment to chat with friends while devouring your brunch.

Tallore

Restaurant, Soup
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The humid environment of Hong Kong can make the idea of cold food immensely appealing. Tallore offers takeaway salads with a multitude of choices, packed with uplifting and hearty ingredients, ranging from the lighter options like cucumber and tomato salad to the creamier taste of pesto pasta and a typical potato salad. They also serve wraps and artisan soups, such as the sweet and silky pea and mint variety. These dishes leave you feeling refreshed in the sometimes oppressive weather.

The Cupping Room

Cafe, Restaurant, Italian, $$$
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The Cupping Room is an Italian restaurant that is a familiar sight for foodies. If you haven’t heard of it, or tried it, do so now. The eggs benedict is one of their signature dishes, as well as their fatty avocado on toast. The poached egg with smoked salmon and spinach on toast, and the special mayonnaise is exactly what you need. Paired with a latte, brunch is served. Opening hours: Mon – Fri 8am – 5pm; Sat – Sun 9am – 6pm

LA Station

Coffee Shop, Vegetarian, Vegan, $$$
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It is widely agreed that great ideas start with a cup of coffee. LA Station serves their famous house blend coffee, especially in the form of their most popular chilled latte. Their rose latte, blackbeard secret, cappuccino and mocha are also coffee lovers’ favorites. The freshly baking desserts mean the place is filled with the buttery, sweet smell of croissants and creme brûlée.

Le Pain Quotidien

Restaurant, French, European, $$$
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For those who crave some fresh and chunky veggie dishes, the newly opened Le Pain Quotidien is for you. They serve an array of fresh superfoods, like kale, avocados and chia puddings. Many of their dishes are accompanied by their sourdough bread, fermented in a way that can leave a long-lasting and delightful wheat taste lingering in your mouth. Overall, their European decor and brunch options give you an escape from the hustle of the city.

Maison Es

If you have room for dessert, Maison Es is a French restaurant that serves delicate desserts and is fitted out with glamorous kitchenware and furniture. Their signature traditional almond rice pudding, served with homemade granola, and their melted white chocolate and matcha cake topped with Japanese red beans are just what you need to satisfy that craving. A sophisticated brunch may be all you need to reward yourself after a strenuous workweek.

疑詂 Kasa

Restaurant, Chinese
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The previous resturants have mostly been Western cuisine oriented, but now it’s time for brunch, Hong Kong style. Typical and signature dishes at Kasa are the thick French toast, pineapple bun, and roe noodles. Kasa not only delivers on the classics, but also raises them to new levels. Their French toast is inspired by crepes and feature eight layers of decadence filled with rich peanut butter and nutella. Additionally, instead of the conventional way of serving burgers, they use pineapple buns and sunny side up eggs to replace the regular fatty patties. These guilty pleasures won’t disappoint you.