The best places in Vancouver to get Hong Kong-style breakfast

May 27 2022, 4:23 pm

Breakfast is one of our favourite times of the day, in part because there’s so many different ways to go about it.

From a solid breakfast sandwich to a full English to a cart of dim sum, we are all about that first meal.

A traditional Hong Kong-style breakfast, called Cha Chaan Teng, consists of coffee or milk tea (or a mix of both), congee or macaroni soup, scrambled eggs, and toast – but of course there are many different variations.

No matter what kind of mood you wake up in – sweet or savoury, tired or lively – a Hong Kong breakfast will have you covered.

Here are our picks for some of the best spots in Vancouver to get an unreal Hong Kong style breakfast.

Fat Boy Kitchen


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This spot serves up HK breakfast all-day, so you don’t need to worry about whether or not you slept in too late. There’s a special with two eggs, toast, beans and hash browns with your choice of bacon, sausage, or ham, as well as a “meat lovers” special with chicken steak, pork chop, or beef steak. Fat Boy is highly-rated on Google – plus, the prices are very reasonable, making it a must-try spot.

Address: 6943 Victoria Drive, Vancouver


New Town Bakery and Restaurant


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This list wouldn’t be complete without long-time Vancouver bakery New Town. This family-owned spot has been serving steamed buns, congee and other Cantonese dishes since 1980. It also has some great breakfast items, like eggs and toast with condensed milk.

Address: 148 E Pender Street, Vancouver


Sun Tin Day Cafe

Under a sunny yellow awning you’ll find Sun Tin Day Cafe, a Hong Kong style restaurant with a breakfast menu that includes things like ham and eggs, omelettes, French toast, and your choice of either coffee, milk tea, or the HK way of doing things: a mixture of both.

Address: 5137 Victoria Drive, Vancouver


Moon Cafe

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From 9 am to 11 am this place has a “make your own breakfast” menu, letting you choose from items like sausages, eggs, ham macaroni in soup, congee, and Chinese donuts.

Address: 1097 Kingsway, Vancouver

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