Here in Hong Kong: 6 places for weekend brunch on a budget

Delicious, gratifying, cozy and easily Instagrammable: this is the ultimate recipe for a perfect weekend brunch. The only thing that would make it better is a bill that doesn’t cost you your week’s earnings.

Here are six delightful places to unwind and catch up with yourself or your friends that are not only budget-friendly but well worth the value. Some common brunch items are highlighted to give you an idea of how much you’d spend at these places. The list even includes two restaurants that you can book through Eatigo, a platform that offers exclusive discounts just by making your reservation there.

Reaction Coffee Roasters (Shop 67B-C, 67 Sing Woo Road, Happy Valley, Mon-Sun)

Photo: Reaction Coffee Roasters

Apart from serving really good coffee, Reaction’s food menu also goes all out and features more than your usual cafe’s All Day Breakfast. Here you can find omelets, breakfast burritos, brioche toasts and more, without Happy Valley’s high price tags. The menu is constantly being updated with new options so you can keep coming back for more. Avocado and Baked Mushroom Toast $63, Cappuccino $38

The Cheesecake Factory (Shop G102, G/F, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, 25 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Mon-Sun)

Photo: The Cheesecake Factory Facebook Page

This American staple serves breakfast all day, every day, but also features a special Sunday brunch menu from 10am-2pm each week. With hot coffee and enormous portions, brunch at The Cheesecake Factory will leave you full for days. Don’t forget to save some room for the ultimate weekend indulgence: a slice of creamy, rich cheesecake with amazing whipped cream. Buttermilk Pancakes $108, Strawberry Lemonade $53

APT. Coffee (Shop A&B, G/F, 2-12 Moon Street, Wanchai, Mon-Sun)

Photo: APT. Coffee Instagram Page

APT. specializes in coffee and toast, but they understand that everyone has their own preferences when it comes to these two brunch staples. That’s why they let you customize everything that you order, from the espresso blend to the milk density of your coffee and the toppings and spreads on your toast. The possibilities are endless! Fig and Walnut Toast with two toppings $65, Strong Iced Black Coffee $35

BRICK LANE Gallery (17-23 Minden Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, Mon-Sun)

Photo: BRICK LANE Gallery Facebook Page

Gourmet dining meets art gallery vibes at this BRICK LANE location. You can browse the exhibitions as you enjoy an English style brunch in a rare, quiet corner of Tsim Sha Tsui reminiscent of London’s east end. Book your table through Eatigo for 10-20% off your bill. Full English All Day Breakfast $168 or $134 if you book through Eatigo for a 20% booking time slot

Little Cove Espresso (Shop 1&2, G/F Siu Yat Building, Block A, Hoi Pong Square, Sai Kung, Mon-Sun)

Photo: Little Cover Espresso Facebook Page

Little Cove is for the early birds. They open at 7:30AM daily, allowing you to get your coffee and brunch fix before a lovely day at the beach or hiking around Sai Kung. Soak up some rays as you brunch on the big outdoor seating area and enjoy their Mediterranean-inspired menu and delicious coffee. Smashed Avocado Bagel $78, Latte $36

The Lounge @ JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong (Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Sunday brunch)

Photo: JW Marriott 

We all want to have brunch at a fancy hotel but the prices per person can be pretty intimidating. If you’re going to treat yourself, you should take any opportunity to save a little money and book your hotel brunch through Eatigo. You can get 10% off on Sunday brunch at the JW Marriott and enjoy foie gras, caviar and Iberico ham with free flow champagne. Sunday Brunch Buffet with free flow champagne $808 or $727 if you book through Eatigo for a 10% booking time slot

Brunch doesn’t have to be expensive. If you use a personal finance app like gini and have a good idea of your monthly spending, you might even be able to make room for a little splurge. Here’s to a great weekend and mornings to look forward to.

Tigger heads her own Curious Typhoon Studio and to stay on top of her business and personal finances, she became an early adopter of gini. Her free-range creative lifestyle allows her to spend all her time in cafes everywhere.

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