The Best Breakfast and Brunch in Hoi An
The Hidden team love a good brunch, and thankfully, the beloved meal between breakfast and lunch is becoming increasingly popular here in Hoi An.
Whether you’re looking for Western favourites, local flavours, or vegetarian-friendly choices, there are several delicious places throughout the city to get your breakfast fix. So keep reading to find out our top ten best places for breakfast and brunch in Hoi An.
Best Vegetarian Breakfast – Avos and Mango Restaurant
Tucked in a small street just on the outskirts of the Old Town, Avos and Mango is a cute and cosy local coffee shop. They offer original menu items in a calm atmosphere, with excellent staff. Avos and Mango offer coffee shop style seating. However, the feeling changes outback, as it opens into an attractive outdoor patio with hand-painted murals.
Hidden Hint: Looking for some unique souvenirs to bring back home? They sell a variety of eco-friendly items at their till
Avos and Mango serve both meat and vegetarian dishes. Primarily, like their name, they specialise in avocados and mangoes. Their handwritten, hand-drawn menu has the history and information of where they source their produce.
Serving classic dishes like avocado toast and Western breakfast, Avos and Mango’s food is deliciously cooked and beautifully plated. Their vegetarian Western breakfast 65,000 VND (2.80 USD) has two sunny side eggs over brown toast with grilled vegetables on top and a small side salad. In addition they also offer vegetarian pizza, deconstructed guacamole and spring rolls. Their original menu offers such delights as deconstructed avocado ice cream, mango parfait and mango pancetta amongst many other items. There’s also an extensive smoothie, juice and coffee section.
Best Breakfast in Hoi An’s Old Town – Mango Mango Restaurant
Located just across the Thu Bon River on An Hoi Islet, Mango Mango Restaurant is one that is hard to miss. With its iconic, warm-yellow tones and authentic, Old Town-feel, it is a well-known eatery amongst Hoi An residents and tourists alike. Step inside, and one of Chef Duc’s ‘Ladies in Red’ – the name given to his personally-trained, all-female staff-turned-family, welcomes you. They offer you a choice of seating, either outside on the comfortable front balcony, or on the back terrace surrounded by plants and thoughtful embellishments. Or alternatively inside, at one of the family-style wooden tables. The menu is exceptional. Inspired by fresh, local flavours, and Duc’s multicultural influences growing up.
Hidden Hint: In the mood for something extraordinary? Hidden recommends the Hoi An French toast – a local spin on the classic favourite, which includes homemade brioche, dipped in a butter and egg batter, toasted, and served with a fresh berry compote, vanilla ice cream, and cashews.
Mango Mango Breakfast Menu
Their breakfast menu includes a spin on classic Western dishes, such as pancakes (130,000 VND or 5.65 USD) – made with butter-infused batter and topped with passion cream, caramelized bananas, fresh mango, and toasted coconut. There’s baked chorizo eggs (150,000 VND or 6.50 USD) – topped with potatoes, house-made salsa, fresh coriander, and avocado, served on bread. Or lighter options such as a citrus summer salad (110,000 VND or 4.75 USD) – spiced citrus supreme with mint, coffee honey, and pistachios. Your taste buds will thank you for indulging in a memorable and all-natural meal. Of course, there is plenty of Vietnamese-style coffee to go around, as well as signature, locally inspired juices and smoothies, and brunch cocktails.
Written by Maggie Kennedy
Best Value for Money Breakfast in Hoi An- Voi’s Kitchen and Bar
This fusion-style cafe is a recent addition to Hoi An’s hefty dining catalogue. Voi’s serves healthy and delectable dishes, and their affordability is unbeatable.
Their breakfast menu in Hoi An is available until 11:30 a.m. – providing everything you need for a tasty brunch. Most of the breakfast items incorporate an avocado. Therefore avocado toast 55,000 VND (2.35 USD) and Voi’s avocado egg ( baked avocado with cheese, egg and bacon) 55,000 VND (2.35 USD) are just some of the tasty breakfast offerings.
However for more of an adventurous approach to your breakfast in Hoi An, opt for pan-fried avocado wedges 70,000 VND (3 USD). A mouthwatering textural contrast between the crunchy exterior and the buttery interior. Alternatively construct your own smoothie bowl for 70,000 VND (3 USD), with an option of strawberries, blueberries or banana as a base.
Voi’s also offers a comprehensive list of beverages. Including their popcorn latte 38,000 VND (1.65 USD). It comes either in a hot or iced form with popcorn as a topping!
The food presentation is fun and creative, and all of the ingredients are fresh from the local market. Above all the vibrancy of the dishes matches the infectious positivity of the staff.
Best Expat’s Breakfast in Hoi An – Dingo Deli
Since 2010, Dingo Deli continues to satisfy tourists and expats of Hoi An with its appetizing and broad selection of “home-reminiscent” meals. So whether your typical brunch consists of a chocolate croissant with a pot of English tea or a full breakfast appeals to you more – Dingo serves it all.
Their breakfast menu comprises of several brunch classics such as sausage, egg and cheese on an English muffin 75,000 VND (3.20 USD). A breakfast burrito (scrambled eggs, salsa and melted cheese inside two burritos) for 105,000 VND (4.50 USD). French toast with seasonal fruit 85,000 VND (3.65 USD). Along with a hearty “Big Brekkie” (two eggs, bacon, sausage, grilled tomato, Heinz baked beans, potato wedges, toasted bread of your choice, butter and jam) for 135,000 VND (5.75 USD). A mug of bottomless drip coffee, a pot of black Lipton tea, or an iced-tea accompanies each breakfast item.
Their extensive list of “all day” breakfast items and eye-pleasing assortment of fresh pastry, put Dingo on our top spots for breakfast in Hoi An.
Best Healthy Brunch – Nourish Eatery
Nourish Eatery has recently moved from their original rural location to a large, modern cafe space on the edge of town. This new spacious venue boasts a garden, large rustic tables and will soon also have an air-conditioned space. This new aesthetic matches well with their fantastic brunch menu, bringing Nourish Eatery into the same category as the funky cafes more commonly found in areas like Bali.
Nourish’s menu is ideal for a light brunch, displaying an aesthetically pleasing range of nutritious and flavourful meals. A refreshing “Red Dragon” smoothie bowl consisting of dragon fruit, mango and frozen banana as a base and homemade granola as a topping, costs just 85,000 VND (3.65 USD). Rewarding you with energy for the rest of the day. One of the most popular items on the menu is “Tropical’s Heaven” 90,000 VND (3.90 USD). Consisting of a bowl of coconut milk or yoghurt, with homemade granola, a mix of tropical fruit and dried coconut.
However for a more substantial breakfast, try their “Nutty Toast” 85,000 VND (3.65 USD). Two pieces of toasted rye bread with a layer of nut butter and fruit. Or alternatively a plate of scrambled eggs, on rye bread, for 75,000 VND (3 USD). Pair a cup of black Vietnamese coffee or a fresh smoothie with your personal preference from their “All Day” breakfast menu.
Hidden Hint: Purchase Nourish’s homemade spreads at the counter to indulge in at home.
Nourish Eatery prepares all of their meals from scratch right down to the nut butter and tahini sauce. Spend your brunch at Nourish Eatery, and kickstart your day in one of the healthiest ways possible.
Best Beachside Brunch – Salt Pub and Restaurant
Your dream “brunch on the beach” turns into a reality at this beachfront bar/restaurant. Breathtaking ocean scenery, hearty meal portions, attentive service and a family-friendly environment, grant Salt Pub a well-earned spot on our best breakfast list.
Their daily menu serves three “All Day” breakfast items. Therefore choose from their “Big Breakfast” (a sizeable plate with two eggs of your choice, grilled tomato, strips of bacon, pork sausage, potato wedges and toast) 125,000 VND (5.35 USD). Or try their smashed avo on rye with poached eggs 135,000 VND (5.80 USD). Perhaps something a little lighter – a bowl of Greek yoghurt with muesli and freshly cut fruit 120,000 VND (5.15 USD).
Salt’s extensive list of drinks, range from smoothies and juices, to iced or hot coffees, and several imported sodas.
Hidden Hint: Enjoy eating closer to the ocean? Place your brunch order directly on the sun-loungers, down by the beach.
Salt has both indoor and outdoor attractive seating areas, with spacious sofas and benches in the garden area. However in spite of Salt Pub’s vast layout, the atmosphere feels intimate and cosy. In addition, a variety of activities around the premises engage your kids, while you bask in the warmth of a lazy brunch atmosphere.
Best Traditional Breakfast – Eggs Benedict – Cargo Club
Home to Hoi An’s first European-style patisserie, the riverside Cargo Club serves up a delightful reminder of home breakfasts for Westerners travelling to Hoi An. There are options for every member of the family.
Well known for having the best Eggs Benedict in Hoi An, they have successfully mastered the tricky craft that is making hollandaise sauce correctly. Two poached eggs served on a perfectly toasted English muffin, two lightly grilled slices of ham and a saucer of their dreamy hollandaise sauce for 95,000 VND (4.05 USD). It’s an assemble yourself experience to suit your own taste buds.
In addition to the traditional style, they offer two other Egg Benedict options. The Egg Florentine served with spinach, is a perfect option for vegetarians for only 85,000 VND (3.65 USD). As well as, the seafood lovers option, the Royale, is served with salmon and caviar for 145,000 VND (6.25 USD).
The Place for Western Family Favourite Breakfasts in Hoi An
They offer French toast, the family favourite, food for the soul style of breakfast. The dish comes with four slices coated in cinnamon sugar, drizzled in honey and topped with sliced bananas, whipped cream and chia seeds for 85,000 VND (3.65 USD). For picky younger travellers looking to stay in their comfort zone, they offer a simple bowl of cereal with the option of either Corn Flakes or Coco Pops for 60,000 VND (2.60 USD). Those looking for a healthier option should try the bircher muesli, rolled oats soaked in orange juice and mixed with fruit, nuts, greek yogurt and honey 85,000 VND (3.65 USD).
Regardless of what you choose, a cup of freshly blended coffee or a freshly squeezed juice comes free of charge with any main breakfast item you order.
Hidden Hint: Eat your breakfast or sip on your coffee on Cargo’s upstairs terrace. It has a stunning view of the hustle and bustle of the riverside street below.
Find out more about the owner of Cargo Club – Ms Vy, in our interview with the famous chef herself.
Best Hotel Brunch – Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort and Spa
Treat yourself to a sophisticated Sunday brunch at the Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort and Spa. Although the cost of this brunch is higher in comparison to the other eateries on our list it is near enough to a full day out. Therefore making it totally justifiable! Especially once you combine their superb quality food and the resort’s luxurious ambiance.
This high-class buffet offers a blend of the finest European and Asian delicacies. Mountains of snow crab, tiger prawns, cheeses, jams, cold meats, salads, sushi, chocolate fondue – the list go on and on. In other words, if you’d love an extravagant brunch for a fraction of the cost, then breakfast at the Victoria is a must.
There are two price options 790,000 VND (34 USD) with an unlimited supply of soft drinks and beer or 990,000 VND (43 USD), for free-flow still and sparkling wine. In addition, with either of the packages, you receive full-day access to the pool facilities and supervised kids club
There’s an ample diversity of appetizers, main courses and desserts (plus the option to attempt to swim it all off over the afternoon!) Above all this brunch grants you an unforgettably indulgent experience.
Breakfast or Afternoon Tea at the Anantara
Breakfast, they say, is the best meal of the day, so if cooking at home is not on the cards, rise and shine early to fill up with breakfast at Anantara Hoi An. Fresh juices, fruit and just-baked pastries make for sweet introductions, along with a selection of teas and coffees for the early morning fix. Try a traditional Vietnamese coffee guaranteed to wake up the senses. Choose eggs any way you want with the usual trimmings or start the day like a local with a traditional Vietnamese pho, packed with fresh nutrients. Healthy choices include wholesome keto bowls, egg-white ‘scramblers’ and home-brewed kombucha to help boost immunity.
Hidden Hint: Not an early bird? No problem. Boost your vitamin D exposure with a day poolside and take Vietnamese afternoon tea, picnic-style, in the fresh air. Sandwiches, cakes and traditional Vietnamese specialities combine for the perfect experience. Afternoon tea and pool access cost VND 825,000 (36 USD) per person.
Best Plant-Based Breakfast in Hoi An – Rosie’s Cafe
Rosie’s is an artsy cafe with delicious healthy menu items on offer. Run by two local women – My and Thuy – who speak fluent English. Above all, these women apply the utmost attention and care to every dish. Focusing on cooking with fresh and healthy ingredients.
Rosie’s serves a comprehensive selection of breakfast items in Hoi An throughout the day. Plant-based meals making up a decent component of the menu. Their veggie wrap 70,000 VND (3 USD), comprises of a whole-wheat tortilla with mushrooms, smashed avocado and sweet peppers as a stuffing. Their “beans and greens” option is very substantial. Served with an array of beans and greens, beetroot hummus, scrambled tofu, roasted tomato and pumpkin, spinach and sautéed mushrooms with a slice of rye bread. However if you feel like something sweet tackle their tall stack of vegan pancakes. They’re generously smeared with homemade Nutella for 70,000 VND (3 USD).
Rosie’s Non-Vegan Breakfast Offerings
In addition, there are plenty of non-vegan offerings as well such as smoked salmon on toast 95,000 VND (4.05 USD). Or try their cheesy omelette 60,000 VND (2.55 USD). Satisfy your sweet craving with an aesthetically pleasing smoothie bowl. They are made from cacao powder, dates and bananas 80,000 VND (3.65 USD ).
Hidden hint Although Rosie’s seems spacious, it fills up with customers very quickly. Coming either at opening or after 12:30 p.m guarantees you a seat.
In addition they have a wide range of juice and smoothies on offer. Their smoothies come in a big jar and finishing them is a challenge. Add coconut or soya milk to your coffee for a more unique flavour.
Rosie’s new location offers an open and spacious setting with stylish decor. The tasteful design of the interior and calming choice of music, create a relaxing environment within the cafe. However despite Rosie’s complete renovation, the cafe still retains the same welcoming feel as in their previous establishment.
Best Full English Breakfast in Hoi An – Weavers (formerly The Kebab Shack)
Above all this western oasis is perfect for anyone missing the authentic taste of home comfort food. Weavers prides itself on their faultless replicas of our favourite naughty meals. Full-English, English sausages with chips, Heinz beans on toast – this place has it all. Their affordable prices are ideal for those travelling on a budget, yet still, crave the flavour of home comforts.
The star dish is the “Mega Full English”. Comprising of a big plate of pork sausages, bacon strips, eggs, hash brown, fried tomato and toast smeared in butter. It’s available all day long costing 110,000 VND (4.75 USD). However for another English breakfast option, have a plate of sausages, eggs and chips for just 60,000 VND (2.60 USD).
Hidden Hint: Weavers offer delicious coeliac-friendly breakfasts for those with gluten allergies
An Englishman and a Vietnamese woman run Weavers. This union excels at recreating our adored western-style dishes but with Vietnamese prices. The environment within Weavers is cheerful and lively. So no one leaves this restaurant dissatisfied or without a smile on their face.
Hoi An has an eclectic choice of restaurants and cafes serving breakfast and brunch. Therefore for those in need of authentic Western-style cuisine, stop by Dingo Deli or Weavers. Their interpretation of our beloved full-English breakfast is guaranteed to satisfy your cravings. However for higher calibre Western fare head to Cargo Club and dive into one of their Eggs Benedict options.
But if you’re feeling like a pick me up then replenish your health with the help of nutritiously-packed meals at Nourish Eatery or Rosie’s Cafe. However if you have time on your side then the ultimate treat is to spend your day brunching in the chic environment of the Victoria taking in its breathtaking ocean views.