Best places for a healthy breakfast in Hong Kong
By Doris Lam
July 20, 2021
From protein-rich meals to nutrient-rich bowls, start your day off right with these healthy breakfasts in Hong Kong
Health, wellness and activities abound in Hong Kong. With an increasing number of people adjusting to a healthier lifestyle in recent years, the demand for and supply of health-oriented restaurants continues to grow as well.
If you’re looking to start your day with a nourishing bowl of Acai, or fuel up after a strenuous morning workout with a high protein plate, here are the best places for a healthy breakfast in town. in Hong Kong.
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From broccoli lattes to scrambled tofu on toast, 14 South Lane is a spacious cafe near HKU station that serves a plant-based menu – the entire drinks menu is vegan, while the food menu is 80% herbal. The all-day menu includes everything from a hearty chocolate and pumpkin quinoa pancake, avocado and chili fried egg on sourdough, to larger grain bowls such as Marrakech, which includes pita bread, falafel and hummus.
A lighter breakfast menu is also available daily from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. where guests can pair their choice of scrambled eggs or tofu, with toppings including smoked Norwegian salmon, Italian Cotto ham, avocado and arugula on a piece of sourdough bread. The set also comes with a drink of your choice such as black or white coffee, a coffee filter bag or tea.
14 South Lane, G / F, 14A South Lane, West Shek Tong Tsui District, Hong Kong; 14southlane.com
Known for his happy hour offerings, Mr. Wolf also has an extensive menu of often overlooked dishes. Their breakfast menu, available from 7 a.m. to noon on weekdays and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends, is packed with brunch classics, delicacies and healthy dishes.
Keep it simple by ordering eggs on toast or mashed avocado toast with a poached egg and feta. For something heavier, try the Shakshuka, which comes with toasted sourdough and two poached eggs in a spicy tomato broth; the Breakfast Bowl, with poached eggs, halloumi, quinoa, hummus, kale, avocado and hazelnut; or Egyptian Eggs, served with Turkish bread, beetroot puree, avocado, arugula, feta, pistachio and a poached egg.
Pair your breakfast with one of Mr. Wolf’s healthy smoothies or a bulletproof cup of keto-friendly 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 mixed with acai, blueberries, raspberries and banana; the Powerbowl, an acai and protein bowl with banana, kiwi, mango and flax seeds; Firebowl, mixed with pitaya, banana, blueberries, dragon fruit and cocoa nibs; and Cocobowl, an acai bowl served in a photogenic coconut bowl.
You can also opt for one of their smoothies, or make your own bowl by mixing and matching the ingredients.
Supabowl Central, Shop B, G / F, 41-43 Graham Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2608 9878; Supabowl Wan Chai, Store A1, G / F, 4 Swatow Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 3565 4379; supabowlhk.com
Opened by dietitian Tiffany Shek earlier this year, Grain Of Salt is a nutrition-focused wellness café that promotes healthy eating. The all-day menu includes Shek’s version of breakfast classics such as avocado toast. White bread is replaced with high-fiber, whole-wheat sourdough bread, while butter is replaced with shallots, mustard sauce, and tamari for added flavor.
Other favorites include the Green, Eggs and No Ham, which features poached eggs, sautéed broccolini, spinach, carrot hummus on sourdough; and the chia pudding. For drinks, try Beet Cocoa Latte or The Hulk, a green smoothie mixed with kale, romaine, celery, banana, cucumber, ginger, and hemp seeds.
Grain Of Salt, G / F, 47 Gough Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, +852 2968 1083; grainofsalt.co
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Want to refuel after a workout? Topfit gym’s wellness cafe, Topfix, serves healthy protein-rich items such as homemade bagels, Buddha bowls, smoothies, and oatmeal bowls.
Pick up a stack of their protein pancakes, or Proats, which come with oatmeal, banana, strawberry, almonds, cinnamon, coconut flakes, and coconut powder. protein – both choices will help you get closer to your protein macros early in the morning. The cafe also has a spacious outdoor terrace with cushioned sofas for you to relax on.
Topfix, 6 / F, Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2877 9988; top-fit.com/topfix
The Diner may be known for its all-American comfort food, but it also offers healthier bites during brunch and breakfast. The weekday breakfast menu is available from 7:30 am to 11:00 am, with energizing elements such as apple oat pie with coconut, chia, and cinnamon; the Power Wrap with scrambled egg, avocado, spicy bean salsa rossa in a whole wheat tortilla; and The Lexington, with a salmon fillet, avocado, cherry tomatoes, poached eggs, baby spinach and pickled onion.
On weekends, the brunch menu specially has a healthy eating section where you can find items such as 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 city’s premier breakfasts, perfect for early risers living in Central. From 6:30 am to 10:30 am, Veda offers its breakfast menu that includes everything from overnight oats with 85 percent organic dark chocolate and peanut butter; Veda’s egg sando, an omelet sandwich seasoned with garam masala; and pumpkin pancakes with red fruit compote, homemade hazelnut and cocoa paste.
Veda, Ovolo Central, 2 Arbuthnot Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 3755 3000; ovolohotels.com
Featured in our new July coffee shop roundup, Cosha serves Australian-style brunches all day by day and shisha at night. Try the Avo Beet, which comes with sourdough with beetroot hummus, mashed avocado, cherry tomatoes, a poached egg with a side of sweet potato chips; or their Acai Cosha bowl, served with mixed berries, granola and fresh fruit.
Cosha, G / F, 61 Elgin Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 6765 0435; instagram.com/cosha.hk
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