The $5 Lunch Challenge: Brunch Club

Food — By Phillippa Stewart on June 16, 2010 at 2:46 am

By Phillippa Stewart

Nestled away in a back street of Soho lies one of Hong Kong’s hidden gems – Brunch Club.

Brunch Club is not known for being cheap but if you are on a budget try the soup of the day. Their French onion soup is particularly superb and costs HK$45 (around $5.70) Unsurprisingly Brunch Club is best known for its brunch – and a wide range of food is on offer.  Eggs benedict is great. However,  be prepared to pay a bit more than $5.

As well as delicious homemade food you are also paying for the atmosphere of the place. Magazines and newspapers line the walls and diners are free to peruse them at their leisure. They stock everything from the Economist to gossip magazines.

There are sofas as well as a really cute (but very small) outside seating area. There is a peace about the place and despite its popularity the serving staff seem in no rush to push you out. Apparently, the owner of the restaurant is French which perhaps explains the laid back, almost Parisian, feel to Brunch Club.

The restaurant/café is well worth a long lunch (or brunch) stop to make the most of the reading material on offer. It really does feel like a home away from home and a place to pause in an otherwise hectic city.

If you really want to push the boat out Brunch Club also offers set dinner menus. However these are more pricey. A sample 7 course private dinner menu costs HK$525 per person (around $67).

There is also a second Brunch Club in Causeway Bay. It serves the same food as in Soho, but the space is more open planned and the atmosphere is less intimate.

Brunch Club Central

Address: Ground Floor, 70 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong

Tel: +852 25268861

Email: info@brunch-club.org

Opening Hours: 8am- 11pm daily

Causeway Bay:

Address: Brunch Club and Supper: First Floor, 13 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Tel: +852 28902123

Email: info@brunch-club.org

Opening Hours: Sun-Thurs 9am- 11pm, Fri-Sat, 9am-late