The Best Healthy Breakfast Spots In Hong Kong
There’s no shortage of health and wellness and activities in Hong Kong. With an increasing number of people adapting to a healthier lifestyle in recent years, the demand and supply for health-focused restaurants continues to grow as well.
If you’re looking to start your day with a nourishing acai bowl, or refuel after an intense morning workout with a protein-packed plate, here are the best healthy breakfast spots in town in Hong Kong.
14 South Lane
From broccoli lattes, to tofu scramble on toast, 14 South Lane is a spacious cafe by HKU station that serves a plant-forward menu—the entire drinks menu is vegan, while the food menu is 80 per cent plant-based. The all-day menu includes everything from a hearty pumpkin chocolate quinoa pancake, avocado chilli fried egg on sourdough, to larger grain bowls such as the Marrakech, which comes with pita bread, falafel and hummus.
A lighter breakfast set menu is also available every day from 8am to 11am where customers can pair their choice of egg or tofu scramble, with toppings including smoked Norweigian salmon, Italian Cotto ham, and avocado and rocket on a piece of sourdough toast. The set also comes with a drink of choice such as black or white coffee, drip bag coffee or tea.
14 South Lane, G/F, 14A South Lane, Shek Tong Tsui Western District, Hong Kong; 14southlane.com
Known for their killer happy hour deals, Mr. Wolf also has an extensive food menu that’s often overlooked. Their breakfast menu, which is available from 7am to midday on weekdays and 7am to 4pm on weekends, is filled with brunch classics, indulgent treats as well as good-for-your-health plates.
Keep it simple by ordering eggs on toast or the smashed avocado toast with poached egg and feta. For something heavier, try the Shakshuka, which comes with toasted sourdough and two poached eggs in a spiced tomato broth; the Breakfast Bowl, with poached eggs, halloumi, quinoa, hummus, kale, avocado and hazelnut; or the Egyptian Eggs, served with Turkish bread, beetroot puree, avocado, rocket, feta cheese, pistachio and a poached egg.
Pair your breakfast with one of Mr. Wolf’s healthy smoothies, or a cup of keto-friendly bulletproof coffee.
Mr Wolf, 5/F Crawford House, 70 Queen's Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2526 0838; mrwolf.hk
For vibrant, nutrient-dense acai bowls, head to Supabowl, Hong Kong’s first dedicated acai bowl cafe. Located in Wan Chai and Central, Supabowl serves four signature bowls: the classic Supabowl, which is blended with acai, blueberries, raspberries and banana; the Powerbowl, an acai and protein bowl with banana, kiwi, mango and flaxseed; Firebowl, blended with pitaya, banana, blueberries, dragon fruit and cacao nibs; and the Cocobowl, an acai bowl served in a photogenic coconut bowl.
You can also opt for one of their smoothies, or make your bowl by mixing and matching ingredients.
Supabowl Central, Shop B, G/F, 41-43 Graham Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2608 9878; Supabowl Wan Chai, Shop A1, G/F, 4 Swatow Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 3565 4379; supabowlhk.com
Grain Of Salt
Opened by registered dietician Tiffany Shek at the beginning of the year, Grain Of Salt is a nutrition-forward wellness cafe that promotes healthy eating. The all-day menu includes Shek’s spin on breakfast classics such as the avocado toast. White bread is replaced with high-fibre wholewheat sourdough bread, while butter is replaced with shallots, mustard sauce and tamari for flavour.
Other favourites include the Green, Eggs and No Ham—made with poached egg, sauteed broccolini, spinach, carrot hummus on sourdough; and the Chia-up Pudding. For drinks, try the beetroot cacao latte, or The Hulk, a green smoothie blended with kale, romaine, celery, banana, cucumber, ginger and hemp seed.
Grain Of Salt, G/F, 47 Gough Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, +852 2968 1083; grainofsalt.co
See also: Grain Of Salt, Hong Kong’s First Dietician-Operated Cafe and Wellness Concept Opens in Central
Looking to refuel after a workout? Boutique gym Topfit’s wellness cafe, Topfix, serves protein-heavy healthy items such as homemade bagels, buddha bowls, smoothies and oat bowls.
Get a stack of their protein pancakes, or the Proats, which comes with oatmeal, banana, strawberry, almond, cinnamon, coconut flakes and protein powder—both choices will help bring you a step closer to hitting your protein macros early in the morning. The cafe also comes with a spacious outdoor terrace with cushioned sofa seats for you to lounge around in.
Topfix, 6/F, Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2877 9988; top-fit.com/topfix
The Diner may be known for their all-American comfort food offerings, but they also offer healthier bites during brunch and breakfast. The weekday breakfast menu is available from 7:30am to 11am, with energy-boosting items such as the Apple Pie Oats with coconut, chia and cinnamon; the Power Wrap with scrambled egg, avocado, spicy bean salsa rossa in a wholewheat tortilla; and The Lexington, with a salmon fillet, avocado, cherry tomatoes, poached eggs, baby spinach and pickled onion.
On weekends, the brunch menu specially features a healthy eats section where you can find items such as the almond butter toast, Breakfast Bowl and Avocado Smash.
The Diner, G/F, Shiu King Court, 4-8 Arbuthnot Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2798 8219; thediner.com.hk
Veda, Ovolo Central’s vegetarian restaurant serves one of the earliest breakfasts in town, perfect for early-risers living in Central. From 6:30am to 10:30am, Veda offers their breakfast menu which includes everything from overnight oats with 85 per cent dark organic chocolate and peanut butter; Veda’s egg sando, an omelette sandwich seasoned with garam masala; and pumpkin pancakes with red berries compote, homemade hazelnut and cacao paste.
Veda, Ovolo Central, 2 Arbuthnot Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 3755 3000; ovolohotels.com
Featured in our July new cafe roundup, Cosha serves Aussie-style all-day brunch items by day, and shisha by night. Try the Avo Beet, which comes with sourdough with beetroot hummus, mashed avocado, cherry tomatoes, poached egg with a side of sweet potato chips; or their Cosha acai bowl, served with mixed berries, granola and fresh fruits.
Cosha, G/F, 61 Elgin Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 6765 0435; instagram.com/cosha.hk
See also: Hong Kong's Wellness Experts Share What Wellness Means To Them
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