Hey folks! If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you’ll see that I’ve been hanging out in Hong Kong, a.k.a my original home. Having said that, Sydney habits die hard and so I’m always on the lookout for a good, Sydney-cafe-style breakfast when I’m here!
I remember a few years ago it was super hard to find a cafe that was even open before 10am. Nowadays the breakfast and coffee trend seems to be catching on, with places like Brew Bros Coffee even proclaiming that they are a ‘Melbourne-style’ cafe! I headed over there with my cousin AD to check it out.
Drinks were first up, and I got excited when I saw chai on the menu! It’s not often you see that in Hong Kong. It totally lived up to my expectations as well. It arrived in a ‘witches’ brew’ style pot with the real spices! I was quite impressed. AD got an iced latte – can’t really go wrong there.
The food is standard, Sydney cafe food. It seemed pretty simple to me, but I guess it’s still a bit of a novelty for Hong Kong-ers. I had the Scrambled Egg on Toast with a bratwurst sausage (HK$68 weekdays). In fact, you can choose either a poached egg or scrambled egg with any side for that same price! This breakfast was perfect for me, although I wish they had put the egg on the side rather than on the toast. It made the toast kind of soggy…
AD got the Smashed avocado on toast with bacon (HK$100). The menu doesn’t say this, but it also comes with 2 poached eggs! I find Brew Bros really great value. That’s just over AU$10 for a whole breakfast with toast, eggs, avo and bacon! I challenge you to find that in Sydney…I don’t think you will, not in a cool, hip neighbourhood like Sheung Wan (kind of like Surry Hills?). Having said that, drinks are definitely on the expensive side in HK.
I hope this has given you a bit of inspiration for your long weekend if you’re around HK! Would definitely go back to Brew Bros for breakfast next time!
Brew Bros Coffee
Shop F2, LG/F,
33 Hillier Street, Sheung Wan