For anyone who hears breakfast and thinks coffee, Fuel Espresso is the name to know; it’s strong, creamy and a darker roast to really wake you up. They’ve got a few locations around town, but you’ll find us stopping in at the ifc and Landmark branches most often. Nip in on your way to the office and order an apple ginger loaf to go alongside your espresso for the ultimate breakfast-on-the-move.

From delicious dim sum to freshly baked cakes, Café Causette at Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong has a full range of western and Asian dishes to start your day on the right foot. Going alone? Keep it casual at the central bar, otherwise book a table inside for something a little more formal.

The Butcher’s Club serves a glorious range of filling plates from the early am until noon, and is the perfect spot for an epic weekend breakfast. Order the eggs – scrambled – and don’t scrimp on coffee, it’s surprisingly good. Best to head with a group of friends, just don’t be surprised if breakfast turns into lunch and you lose all day here.

When it comes to the perfect avo toast, we’ve got Elephant Grounds on speed-dial. Service may be a tad on the slow side, but we promise the wait is worth it. Alongside the food, you’d be a fool to miss out on the coffee – grab yourself a double-shot flat white to put a spring in your step.

Think Linguini Fini only serves pastas and pizzas? Think again. Head over to this SoHo stalwart from 8am for a serving of yogurt with a tasty Afghani trail mix. If you prefer something more substantial, the full American breakfast and a selection of sandwiches have got you covered.

MO Bar at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental knows how to do breakfast right – an impressive selection of bread, pastries, charcuterie and more lines the front bar each morning. While we thoroughly recommend the buffet, if you prefer something a little more specific you can also order from the menu. Be sure to take yours with an Earl Grey.

For a quick and easy breakfast, a stop by Stazione Novella is essential. This cute corner café might be better known for its evening aperols, but we promise it makes a mean breakfast panini, too. Plus, they’ve got artisanal coffees and freshly squeezed orange juice to make it a full morning munch.

Take note for your next early-morning trip, the mouth-watering breakfasts in Terminal 1’s newly opened Beef & Liberty are just the ticket pre-flight. The macaroni cheese breakfast sandwich is inspired by the traditional Hong Kong breakfast. Sure, it’ll put you in a carb stupor and can hardly be called brain food, but when something is this delicious we don’t really mind.