Weekends are perfect for pre-booking that popular brunch joint that serves up gooey eggs benedicts and free-flow mimosas or queueing in line for that neighbourhood favourite dim sum spot. It's great to catch up with friends and family over 3-hour long meals and snap enough food porn for those #MondayBlues #GiveMeBackMyWeekend IG posts that you upload when you're back at the desk on Monday morning.
But let's be real - does anything really beat breakfast in bed? Whether you're hungover or just feeling lazy, the idea of enjoying a hearty breakfast in bed while watching reruns of your favourite TV show must be undeniably irresistible. The catch of breakfast in bed is the need to crawl out of your soft, warm haven to cook it in the kitchen, which frankly defeats the purpose of a lazy weekend. This is why Deliveroo will become your new best friend - as long as you're happy to bring your breakfast from your front door to your bed, we'll take care of the rest!
Here are my recommendations for hearty breakfasts you should try this weekend:
Let's start with a healthy one, which happens to be a personal favourite breakfast choice and the perfect hangover cure - the filled-to-the-brim Acai Bowl (from HK$65)! Acai is an antioxidant powerhouse, which helps cure nasty booze-induced headaches. The icy acai blend is a wonderful substitute for ice-cream and at Be-Juiced, you can have your pick at a variety of fruits, homemade granolas, raw honey and nut butters for your toppings. Do not mistake healthy as boring when it comes to this Acai Bowl - it is undoubtedly one of the most satisfying and delicious breakfast you'll ever taste!
Attention to pancake lovers: this is the place for you! 3rd Space cooks up the fluffiest pancakes in town and we're here to help you skip the weekend 3-hour long queue (this is not a joke, this is a personal experience). Their All Day Pancake Brunch (HK$158) is the definition of a comfort breakfast with its pillowy Double-Cheese Pancake paired with Smoked Salmon, Premium Pork Bratwurst, gooey Sunny Side Up and a fresh Salad. Give it a try and I promise you'll come back for more!
This hidden gem takes the traditional New York bagel to a whole new level, with their delicious and unique stuffing such as Candied Walnuts, Bacon Jam and Kewpie Mayo. When it comes to breakfast, the decadent Maple Bacon & Egg Breakfast Bagel (HK$65) is a favourite amongst the Roo team - stuffed with Sweet Smokey Bacon Glazed with Noble Tonic No.01, Maple Syrup, Runny Egg and smothered in Cream Cheese, you will always find this sandwich at our morning meetings. This is the one for you if you're a fan of the sweet and salty combo!
The Red Eye Reduction Burger
The Red Eye Reduction Burger (HK$140) is the ultimate greasy hangover fix in the form of a breakfast burger. This burger layers together Dry-aged Beef Patty, Melted Cheddar, Maple Bacon, Sunny Side-up, Hashbrown, Hollandaise Sauce and is served on a French toast bun. The classic breakfast ingredients work so well with the juicy patty and tangy cheddar, no wonder it is a bestseller item that is always sold out in the morning!
For those who love to start the day with a good ol' English Breakfast, the Flying Pig Big Breakfast (HK$128) is the one for you. This classic dish boasts Smokey Bacon, Eggs cooked to your liking, Premium Sausages that are crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside, Hash Brown, Baked Beans, Tomato and Roasted Potatoes - definitely a breakfast for champions! Flying Pig Bistro menu also has other classic breakfast items such as Eggs on Toast, Eggs Benedict, Blueberry Pancakes and Italian Omelettes.