Vegetarian Friendly Brunches in Hong Kong

By on April 1, 2015

Picture this: the weekend is finally here…and you’re still recovering from Friday night’s late night partying. You wake up, and you’re craving a classic weekend brunch – maybe something on the healthy side, too.

Regardless of whether you’re a regular vegetarian, or simply looking for something meat-free but still tasty, this list groups together a selection of the top vegetarian friendly brunches in Hong Kong.

Grassroots Pantry
Grassroots Pantry
Housed comfortably in Sai Ying Pun, this stylish veggie boutique café instantly takes its guests to an old Victorian home in London, with its floral wallpaper and rustic interiors. Their quirky menu design also adds appeal. Committed to serving only organic in-season produce, Grassroots Pantry sources their fresh veggies from their own private rooftop garden, and their ever-changing menu will keep drawing you back. This is definitely a “go-to” eatery for you veggie lovers. Also, remember to look out for their palate cleansers and refreshers!

MUST TRY: All their vegan desserts. All of them.

Grassroots Pantry | 12 Fuk Sau Lane, Sai Wan, Hong Kong | Tel: 28733353

The Herbivores
The Herbivores
You’ll find this winner of a restaurant in the heart of two of Hong Kong’s most bustling locations: Soho, and Causeway Bay. True to its name, The Herbivores is one vegetarian place that will never leave your taste buds sated. Their interesting menu paired with their uniquely crafted recipes make this place a favourite for veggie-lovers and The Herbivores also boasts a wonderful, welcoming staff. The décor too, adds to the overall eating experience: with their menu chalked onto blackboards and accompanied with passionate one-liners scribbled around about vegetarianism, you’ll find yourself riveted by the place.

MUST TRY: Zucchini roll, Quesadillas, and Crème Brulee. Give some of their mocktails a try too.

The Herbivores Soho | No.35 Staunton Street, Soho , Central | Tel: 2613 2909

The Herbivores CWB | 9/F, Hysan Place, 500 Hennessy Road Causeway Bay | Tel: 2613 2920

Jaspas is renowned, and not without reason. The restaurant has several different locations in some of Hong Kong’s most trendy areas, including– Kennedy Town Praya, Sai Ying Pun and Soho. A personal favourite for many vegetarian, Jaspas’ vibe and atmosphere is very relaxed – perfect for brunch, at any time of the day. It comes as no surprise that this restaurant chain is popular with almost all Hong Kongers! The perfect brunch spot for weekends, Jaspas’ varied menu is sure to have something which appeals to everyone.

MUST TRY: Four-Egg Omelette, and Cinnamon French toast

Jaspas | Shama Soho, 9-11 Staunton Street | Tel: 2869 0733

Oola & Oola Petite

Oola Petite 1

If you’re searching for a standard Western Brunch, Oola & Oola Petite is the place for you. Pizzas, burgers, omelets, toast, baked beans, orange juice and coffee/tea make up the thoroughly satisfying menu. The restaurant’s enticing classy black and white tiled décor is topped off with an extremely warm staff, a kid-friendly menu and delicious food for all its guests – the ideal place for that weekend family brunch!

MUST TRY: Strawberry pancakes and Fresh fruit muesli.

Oola | G/F, Bridges Street, Centre Stage, Soho, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong | Tel: 2803-2083

Oola Petite | Shop 2 Tower 2 Starcrest, 9 Star Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong | Tel: 2529-3823

208 Duecento Otto
Finding classic blue-and-white ceramic cutlery in this part of Asia is not uncommon. But have you ever seen this ceramic work on the tiles and floors of a restaurant? This incredible interior is the first thing that catches your eye when you enter, and its impeccable design calls out to all those foodies who also look for their ideal ambience.  Regardless of whether you’re looking for a casual eatery with your friends, or something more formal for festive locations, 208 Duecento Otto appeals to both, the eye and the tongue. And while 208 Duecento Otto may have a limited variety of vegetarian options, their food remains top quality, and their ambiance is unmatchable.

MUST TRY: Mozzarela di Bufala and Garden Scramble eggs.

208 Duecento Otto | 208 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong | Tel: 2549 0208

Café Causette
Cafe Causette
An enduring favourite for Hong-Kongers, Café Causette, one of the city’s top institutions that never fails to impress. Most won’t stop raving about the café after their first visit: the crafted all-time favourites, wide-range menu, and casual setting make Café Causette a must visit! If you’re a fan of high-tea, few do it better than this perennial Hong Kong favourite. Just make sure you make a reservation – this joint fills up fast.

MUST TRY: Scones with freshly clotted cream.

Café Causette | Mandarin Oriental – 5 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong | Tel: 2825 4005

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Aishwarya Kausstub

Aishwarya, a finance professional, born and raised in India, spent 2 years in London and continuing the journey in Hong Kong. She enjoys traveling, yoga, music, talking, meeting new people, arts and culture, bags and shoes and all pretty fine things. She would drop anything for a cup of nicely made ginger tea!

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