Start your morning right at these city gems
For brunch: Oolaa Petite
One of Hong Kong's cult classics, Oolaa's Star Street outpost is a cosy, neighbourhood-friendly dining spot for brunch enthusiasts. Stop by any time of the day to grab your daily dose of eggs, smoothies and fresh toast. The restaurant also has branches across Hong Kong including its flagship in Soho.
Shop 2, G/F, Starcrest, 9 Star St, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 2529 3823, oolaagroup.com
For Singaporean delights: J.A.M. – Joint Asian Market
The dynamic J.A.M. recently opened its doors in Central, offering a plethora of Asian dishes from four F&B outlets – Moi Moi, Uncle Quek, Mamalee Market and SiFu. A bustling hub serving everything from Korean homemade deli dishes to Singaporean delights, this is the ultimate stop to play on your nostalgic roots.
Nexxus Building, 41 Connaught Rd Central, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2808 1086, j-a-m.hk
For pancakes: GRAMS Cafe & Pancake
Pancake lovers adjourn at this Tsim Sha Tsui dessert hub, serving exactly what you came for – the exquisite pancakes. Be sure to get the Japanese souffle pancakes – the ultimate treat.
L408, The ONE, 4, 100 Nathan Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 2368 4588, cafe-gram.com
For breakfast on the beach: Limewood
It's no trip to Repulse Bay without visiting one of the beachside restaurants while soaking in the fresh sea breeze. Limewood is a crowd favourite, often full to the brim with happy beachgoers. Grab breakfast at this casual hideout with friends and family.
Shop 103 & 104 G/F – 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong, +852 2866 8668, www.limewood.hk
For dim sum: Tim Ho Wan
If you're craving dim sum, head to the 'world's cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant' Tim Ho Wan. Serving authentic Cantonese delicacies, this time-honoured gem is guaranteed to make you salivate – plus, it won't break the bank.
Various locations, timhowan.hk