The 10 Best Breakfasts And Brunches In Mong Kok, Hong Kong

Mong Kok
Mong Kok | © Carl Nenzén Lovén
Katherine Lee Yik Mei

Mong Kok is a busy district which showcases a lot of Hong Kong‘s characteristics, such as the cha chan teng (Hong Kong-style teahouse) culture. Hong Kong people love having late breakfasts, so it’s not difficult to find a nice brunch spot in this bustling zone. Here’s some of the best picks in the district.

1. MOS Burger

Restaurant, European

MOS Burger MOS Birger is famous for its Japanese-style burgers and drinks. Choices for meat lovers include the teriyaki chicken burger and the ebi-katsu (prawn cutlet) burger. Vegetarians should try the pumpkin croquette burger. If you don’t want to have a burger in the morning, you can try the plain hot dog set, the teriyaki chicken plate, the morning plate, or the fish plate, which are all super tasty.

2. Man Wah Restaurant

Restaurant, French, Chinese

Man Wah Restaurant is an authentic cha chanteng that serves diners a wide range of Cantonese breakfasts and brunches. Try the thick Hong Kong-style French toast, the steamed rice with minced pork and octopus, or the vermicelli soup. Their food is flavoursome and tasty, while their Hong Kong-style milk tea, coffee, and lemon tea are perfect complements to the fantastic dishes. Popular with locals, Man Wah Restaurant will give you a taste being part of the true Mong Kok community.

3. Macau Tsui Yuen Restaurant

Restaurant, Chinese

Located on the second floor of the Cooked Food Market, Macau Tsui Yuen Restaurant is a hidden gem for bread lovers as there’s a range of Macau-style bread to choose from. The pork chop bun, the curry in a bread bowl and the beef brisket macaroni in tomato soup are their famous dishes. You can also choose beef brisket, pork, pork neck, crab, or chicken to make the delicious curry into a bread bowl.

5. Knockbox Coffee Company

Cafe, Asian

Knockbox Coffee Company is a tiny but warm café where you can enjoy brilliant breakfast sets and coffee. The all-day breakfast set, the salmon bagel with cream cheese, and the eggs benedict are all delicious. They make excellent coffee with beautiful latte art as well. If you sit at their bar table, you can feel free to chat with their professional and hospitable baristas who are always willing to recommend nice coffee for their customers. Knockbox Coffee Company © TomEats/Flickr

6. Mui Kee Congee

Market, Restaurant, Chinese, Asian

If you want to have something light in the morning, try the food at Mui Kee Congee. They serve a wide variety of Cantonese-style congee, and the most popular ones include the congee with grass fish and pig’s liver, the congee with pig’s viscera and sliced fish, and the congee with meat balls. A traditional way to have the congee is to eat it with some snacks, such as the streamed rice roll, the fresh fish skin, and the fresh sliced fish.

7. Tong Kee Noodles

Tong Kee Noodles

Chinese people love having noodle, congee, and dim sum as breakfast or brunch, so if you travel to Hong Kong they are definitely worth a try. Tong Kee Noodles specializes in serving various kinds of noodles, complemented with different side dishes, including the rice noodles with fish balls, the hefen with meat balls, and the mixian with pork knuckles. They are popular as the noodles are smooth and chewy, while the meatballs and other side dishes are just as flavoursome and tasty.
Tong Kee Noodles, G/F, 89 Tong Choi Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2390 0121

Mong Kok © Martin Malina

8. Capital Café

Capital Café

This is a famous chan chan teng known for various Hong Kong-style brunch sets. The regular set is brilliant, consisting of scrambled or fried eggs, two pieces of butter toast, ham macaroni, as well as a cup of coffee or tea. This delicious set is a bargain, as it costs only HKD38. The Principal’s Toast is a dish that should not be missed, a the crispy toast covered with smooth scrambled eggs, cheeses and black truffle.

Capital Café, G/F, 107 Sai Yeung Choi Street South, Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2520 6666

9. Ocio

Ocio

Ocio is a petite coffee house providing diners with a range of breakfast choices, such as all-day breakfast, pasta, soup, and waffles. Their all-day breakfast sets, which are served on big wooden platters, are lovely. Ocio caters for vegetarian diners, and include vegetarian all-day breakfast sets on their menu, which are equally as tasty. Don’t forget to order one of Ocio’s colorful coffee, tea, and juices.
Ocio, Shop B, G/F, Legent Court, 33 Yin Chong Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2886 8903

Mong Kok © benketaro

10. Comma Café

Cafe, Restaurant, Asian

Located on the 21st floor, Comma is an upstairs café serving diners with a wide range of delicious food and drinks. Menu items include the smoked salmon toast, the honey toast, as well as the premium chocolate and the peppermint mocha, which are all savoury and great for brunch. If you’ve still got room you can also try their appetizing and lovely cakes, like the fresh blueberry cheesecake.
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