There were not many breakfast options near our hotel on a Sunday morning, so we decided to try the chain restaurant 翠華 Tsui Wah at Central before taking the bus at Exchange Square for our hike on Wilson Trail.
There were plenty of seats available, and we decided to share a 冰鎮菠蘿油配奶茶 Pineapple Bun with Iced Butter served with Milk Tea (HK$28), and a set with 沙爹牛肉即食麵 , 嫩滑炒蛋，牛油豬仔 配咖啡 Satay Beef Instant Noodles in Soup, Scrambled Eggs and Buttered Crispy Bun with Coffee (HK$36).
Taste-wise, you cannot really go wrong with instant noodles in Hong Kong 😀 The beef was also quite tender.
They forgot our pineapple bun, and we had to chase a couple of times. Served warm, it was not bad at all.
- Location: 中環威靈頓街15-19號地下至2樓 G-2/F, 15-19 Wellington Street, Central (Google Maps)
- Nearest MTR: Island Line Central Station 港島綫中環站 (Take Exit D2 and walk 4 mins)
- Website: www.tsuiwah.com
- Hrs: 24hr
We were in town today and after checking out the whole of Plaza Singapore, the comfortable plush seats here at Arteastiq called out to us!
We decided to try out the weekday set lunches here (available from 11am to 1.30pm) which consists of a main and a specialty tea (or coffee) from $16++ onwards.
We got ourselves The Prince of Monte Carlo ($25++) and Golden Sands Big Breakfast ($24++). For drinks, it was Honey Lavender Tea and Latte.
So what exactly was Prince of Monte Carlo?
So we past by The Block Arcade during our walking tour on our first day in Melbourne and the beautiful display of cakes and tarts, as well as the classic decor of an English tea room at Hopetoun Tea Rooms wowed us (not to mention the snaking queue outside the cafe)!
So we made a secret pact to come back here for it’s popular 3-tier High Tea (everyday from 10am-2:30pm). But when we found out that the High Tea was fully booked months ago (and also the prohibitive price of A$50 per person), we decided we would just come back for breakfast since we stayed very near.
And so here we are today, early in the morning at 9am, the 3rd customers of the day at the tea room! 🙂
We were looking for a quiet Sunday brunch place, and Laurent’s Cafe seemed to be a good option 🙂
This is a casual dining cafe opened by French artisan chocolatier Laurent Bernard among his other dessert cafes and serves hearty French food, as well as his well-liked chocolate desserts and cakes.
We walked past this cafe when we were heading our way to a nice Korean restaurant in Goldhill Centre, and took noticed because this used to be a not-nice BKT restaurant (and we were glad it closed). Little did we realized that day was actually the first day it opened this 3rd outlet (the other 2 were in Siglap V and Eastwood)!
So we made a note to come by to try it out. Which we did on a nice Wednesday (maybe it’s Tuesday, but that’s not the point) evening, only to realize its kitchen closes early on weekdays at 8pm.
We finally made it here on Friday before its kitchen closed, but alas, we were still too late because they had ran out of waffles 😦
We woke up bright and early today, because we had reservations with Royal China for an early lunch… And since we were to be in this area, might as well wake up a bit earlier and check out Clinton Street Baking Co. & Restaurant (the renowned bakery from NYC famed for its pancakes, burgers, biscuits and other freshly-baked goods), which hubby had been wanting to try out.
So here we were, at 8.30am, at the half-full restaurant. Looks like there were many early risers 🙂
The restaurant is brightly-lit and together with the white walls and high ceiling gives a very roomy atmosphere. It is sufficiently big but people have been flocking here (at least for these first few months of soft opening) so there’s always a queue. Breakfast menu is served all-day and lunch menu (with the award-winning buttermilk fried chicken & waffles, house made burgers with hand-cut fries and special handcrafted mocktails) is served from 11:30am.
We were staying at 新驛旅店復興北路店 CityInn Hotel Plus Fuxing North Road branch, and just around the corner from the hotel, half-way to the 捷運中山國中站 MRT Zhongshan Junior High School Station, is this awesome food street, and was the recommended go-to street for food!
There is a variety of food options here, ranging from small eateries of braised pork belly rice, noodle stalls. dessert stalls, Japanese restaurants, to Italian restaurants, trendy cafes, and a vegetarian buffet restaurant!
We had popped by for lunch when we shifted from our previous hotel, and brunch on our last day in Taipei. Spoilt for choices, but we had only enough stomach space to try the following places.
Categories: Breakfast, Coffee/Tea Break, Taiwan, Travel
Tags: bacon, chicken wing, 豆花, french toast, ham, latte, scramble egg, Taipei, 涼麵
We had read about this rather popular Cha Chan Teng 茶餐廳 and decided to come here for breakfast before doing the heritage trail on our 2nd day in Hong Kong!
At 10am on a hot Saturday morning, there was a relatively long queue. Thankfully, the queue moved rather fast and we were seated within 10 minutes.
We ordered 黑松露炒蛋多士 Scrambled Eggs with Truffle on Toast (HKD 40)，特色猪扒包 Devil’s Pork Chop Bun (HKD 20), Coffee and Milk Tea. The scrambled eggs were really very excellent! Moist and buttery, it was an oh-so-heavenly breakfast option! The thick toast was soft and went well with the eggs. The pork chop bun was really a devil because of the very spicy wasabi mayonnaise 😮
Note that Chrisly Cafe is also known as Capital Cafe.
- Location: 筲箕灣筲箕灣東大街185-187號順景樓地下, Shop 185-187, Shau Kei Wan East Street, Shau Kei Wan, Hong Kong
- Hrs: 7am – 11pm
- Nearest MTR: Shau Kei Wan 筲箕灣
White Ginger Lily Tea
It was a brunch meet up with my girlfriends, while hubby went for his latte fix elsewhere. It was my second time here!
Today, we shared an Arbite Breakfast ($17) and Apple Strudel Pancakes ($14), and I decided on a White Ginger Lily Tea ($6). For desserts, it was Gula Meleka Tiramisu ($8) and My Wife’s Chocolate Cake ($8).
The little one had some strawberry pancakes and milkshake, but she was really more engrossed with the bottles of lego pieces available in the cafe 😀
Woo, the scrambled eggs and spicy sausage of the breakfast set really stood out! The pancakes were also fluffy and delicious, and we were 3 happy women. We could not quite taste the gula meleka in the tiramisu, but I preferred the light and fluffy tiramisu to the very chocolatey cake.
Bright yellow exterior
Hubby woke up bright and early today! Because we were going out for a proper breakfast! The wifey was still hiding under the bed covers when he was ready… Haha! What to do? It was very cold this morning!
Anyway, we made it out of our hotel and managed to arrive at The Breakfast Club (Soho branch) before 9.30am. It was almost full because it opens from 8am, but there was still one 2-seater available, yay!
The Breakfast Club Cafe has 7 branches spread all over London and there is always long queues in all its cafes. It is popular for its brunch menu which is served until 5pm. Hubby got the recommendation of this place from his graduate student who became a stewardess, and hence had numerous opportunities to visit cities all over the world and visit nice eateries, like this one!