Avocado can safely be called as one of the most popular superfoods in this century. Nutritiously packed with Vitamin E and Omega 3, it’s anti-oxidising effects have been widely acclaimed by dietitians and nutrition coaches alike.
Highly versatile to fit into your diet through almost every meal, look no further than this ultimate avocado toast guide to help you navigate through all the best avocado toasts we have tried in the city. A great loaf of sourdough bread is hard to bake but if you enjoy avocado toasts, it’s time to visit these places. Simple as that!
Fineprint — Multiple locations
Fineprint is one of the top all-day dining spots in Hong Kong which bakes its own buttery, fluffy, and crispy sourdough every day. When it comes to baking a perfect loaf of sourdough bread, an even and open interior is evidence of ample and robust fermentation, sufficient dough strength, and proper dough handling. Fineprint’s sourdough skilfully gathers all these qualities and is simply addictive to try! Their toast toppings are always generous and freshly sourced, making it one of the best Aussie cafes you can find in the city. Go for their signature avocado toast with basil, sea salt, and olive oil or top it up with some smoked salmon and tomato feta salad (aka Half N Half). Great value for money and definitely a shining café to chill!
Fineprint, multiple locations
Detour — Sai Ying Pun & Sheung Wan
Another Aussia café in town that is renowned for its avocado and egg toast (and probably sourdough in general) goes to Detour. Pairing up simple flavours with fresh ingredients, Detour offers a uniquely spiced avocado toast with its own za’atar and their ready-to-eat avocados are always creamy and rich. We also recommend its smoked salmon sourdough toast topped with housemade labneh and harissa or simply go for their cheesy toasties. Their sturdier sourdough is always nicely toasted and offers a stronger base for your every bite. Its emphasis on provenance also means the food in front of you is original, healthy and organically sourced. Be sure to drop by when you are around Western Island!
Sai Ying Pun: Shop A, G/F, On Lok House, 35-37 First St, Sai Ying Pun | +852 2759 1872
Sheung Wan: G/F, 379 Queen’s Rd Central, Sheung Wan | +852 3468 3600
Common Ground — Sheung Wan
Probably not the most well-known, this hidden haven in the neighbourhood of Sheung Wan is yet another spot to check out. Their unique combination of salted egg yolk with onsen egg definitely brings more joy to your average breakfast toast than you can ever imagine. Their sourdough, which is slightly tangy in taste and more on the thicker and crusty side, is surprisingly soft and savoury on the inside. If you are looking for a quiet cozy spot to just breathe, relax, journal a bit, and maybe to read a book, this is a little sanctuary for you to visit.
Common Ground, 19 Shing Wong St, Sheung Wan | +852 2818 8318
Rings Coffee — Kowloon City
An avocado rose so finely sliced and plated is simply irresistible. Located in Kowloon City, Rings Coffee is a speciality coffee shop that offers surprisingly good all-day breakfasts and brunch options to its customers on top of serving outstanding coffee. Locally owned and reasonably priced, Rings is one of those cosy coffee shops that’s worth a return visit (and one that would probably give you a photogenic picture of their avocado and egg toast to share on Instagram thereafter)!
Kowloon City: Rings Coffee – G/F, 8 Nga Tsin Long Rd, Kowloon City | +852 9798 3510
NOC Coffee — Multiple locations
The world of avocado toast toppings can be endless, but the basic ones that come with just some salt and pepper and a squeeze of lemon never lose. Known for its spacious and bright interior, NOC Coffee is the emerging coffee chain in the city that manages to keep its brunch offerings simple and refined. Thinly sliced and generously served, the sea of avocado on your plate will guarantee you happiness and joy. A perfect coffee roaster that promises a satisfying breakfast!
NOC Coffee, multiple locations
APT. Coffee — Central & Wan Chai
High on the list are toasts from another minimalistic coffee shop – APT. Coffee. While their coffee is excellent to start with, APT.’s unique toast tailoring experience means you can customise your toasts differently on every visit. Apart from offering a wide variety of toppings, you can also pick the type of bread you want – keep it simple and plain or go for one with raisin and walnut depending on your mood of the day! You can also choose the kind of spread you like and the handful mix of ingredients would almost always round out the flavours well. Try something different every time and be prepared to fuel yourself with some scrumptious goodness!
Central: 34 Cochrane St, Central | +852 3590 9629
Wan Chai: 2-12 Moon St, Wan Chai | +852 3619 4393
Cupping Room — Multiple locations
As one of the OGs in town when it comes to coffee shops, Cupping Room’s toasts are always consistent in quality. The variety of toppings they offer always puts customers in a difficult position of having to spend more time to pick and choose instead of savouring the food. The gigantic portion of smashed avocado toast stands out and speaks for itself, let alone how their bubbly sourdough bread and a pinch of flaky sea salt would give you a delicious kick!
Cupping Room, multiple locations
Elephant Grounds — Multiple locations
Another popular and easily accessible brunch spot in Hong Kong is Elephant Grounds. As a staple for the breakfast game in town, its thick-cut toasted sourdough can get a bit soft and squishy at times but its generous portion of avocado coupled with creamy sauce, mesclun salad on the side, and poached egg has kept many customers returning – a rich, refreshing, and well-balanced choice!
Elephant Grounds, multiple locations
Image credits: Ceris Wong