The 7 Best Spots for Brunch in Hualien, Taiwan

Sausalito - My Brunch | ©  Roger W / Flickr
Sausalito - My Brunch | © Roger W / Flickr
Photo of Ciaran McEneaney
29 November 2017

When it’s too late for breakfast but too early for lunch, there’s only one option: brunch. And thankfully the beautiful coastal city of Hualien is full of amazing little restaurants where you can get your brunch on. But which ones are the best and where are they located? No need to stress. Here’s our list of the seven best brunch spots here in Hualien.

Farmers' Kitchen

Restaurant, Vegetarian, Asian, $$$
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A vegan friendly breakfast and brunch spot with a little something on the menu to suits all tastes. From salads to pizza, burgers to burritos, this place has it all. It’s quite popular with locals and expats alike so you may have to wait for a seat during busy times. But there’s no doubt, it’s well worth the wait. Another great thing about this restaurant is the fact that all produce is either locally sourced or organic and super healthy.

The Baker Brunch

Restaurant, Asian, $$$
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Everything you could want in a brunch
Everything you could want in a brunch | Courtesy of The Baker Brunch

Freshly prepared dishes in a warm friendly environment. You couldn’t really ask for much more from a good brunch restaurant. The extensive menu has some great items such as pastas, burgers, and, of course, plenty of baked goods. Plus, in a place named Baker Brunch you can be assured that the bread is out of this world.

O2 Deli

Restaurant, $$$

A great option if you’re on the lookout for a place where you can bring the kids. The friendly staff are really welcoming and there’s plenty of easy options on the menu for children’s tastes. It’s a very clean and comfortable environment and the food is absolutely delicious and the portions are just enough for a light yet filling brunch.

Country Mother's

Restaurant, Asian, $$$
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Fresh baked bread at Country Mother's
Fresh baked bread at Country Mother's | © jeff~ / Flickr

Country Mother’s is one of the stalwarts of the brunch scene here in Hualien. Open for over a decade, this brunch restaurant serves up incredible dishes that combine both local and international breakfast options. They even have their own wood-fired oven where they bake their own delicious bread daily.

Happiness Sunlight

Restaurant, Taiwanese, $$$
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Brunch for a sweet tooth
Brunch for a sweet tooth | Courtesy of Fun Space

This bright and airy brunch restaurant does a great range of healthy dishes and with everything cooked to order it’s a great way to start the day. Super friendly and extremely welcoming, the staff go out of their way to make sure that you’re enjoying your meal which, by the way, is usually cooked to perfection. With tons of western dishes to choose from and unlimited drinks, this is a solid option for a hearty brunch.

Fun Space

Restaurant, Asian
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Brunch for a sweet tooth
Brunch for a sweet tooth | Courtesy of Fun Space

An excellent (and fun) option for those that like their cheesy fries, Fun Space is a chic restaurant that does a great fried brunch. Onion rings with your fries? No problem. The staff are always looking to bring that little something extra to the menu here. Make sure you try the desserts, they’re delectable.

035 Brunch

Restaurant, Taiwanese, $$$
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If you’re craving a good old Taiwanese style brunch then look no further than 035 Brunch. Here they serve up all the traditional favorites like dan bing and the staple breakfast burger. But that’s not all… If fried chicken tickles your fancy at 9am then this is the place for you. It has a real traditional feel to the menu yet the space is chic and modern with stylish decor.

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