A review of Limewood’s Breakfast on the Beach Menu
Summer is upon us which means the weather is strikingly hot and beach days are a weekend must to optimise the sunshine. Perched on Repulse Bay, Limewood offers full-frontal views of the waters in an open-air venue. The restaurant has long been a crowd-favourite for its lunch and dinner selections, but it has now launched a new menu for the early birds: the Breakfast on the Beach dishes. Cha Siu Papers Times stopped by the beach eatery for a morning wake-me-up meal at Limewood.
Starting in June, Limewood will open its doors a couple hours earlier (9:00 AM to 11:00 AM) on weekends for their Breakfast on the Beach menu. Whether you’re heading up early for a pre-tanning snack, or you’ve just finished a morning yoga session, Limewood welcomes health-seekers to try their refreshing dishes.
Dishes on the menu include the Chia & Almond Milk Pudding (HK$120) and the Green Brekkie Bowl (HK$160) for the health-conscious, whilst more indulgent meals include the sweet or savoury Housemade Waffles (HK$110/HK$140), the Huevos Rancheros (HK$120) and the Bacon & Egg Roti (HK$120). For a lighter bite, the croissant (HK$60) is a must, a pastry accompanied with wild honey, peanut butter and coconut spread and pineapple and papaya jam.
For drinks, there’s an array of fresh juices to choose from or the Orange Remedy (HK$65) for a healthy kick of turmeric and orange. Morning risers can also get their caffeine fix with the Vietnamese Coffee (HK$50) or the Garibaldi (HK$50) which combines orange juice and coffee—controversial for some, but worth a try. If you’re looking for something a little more than juice or coffee, then the weekend booze excuse is definitely an option: try the dark rum-based Reverse Latte (HK$50) or the classic Bloody Mary (HK$50) to satisfy any stronger cravings.
We tried the Huevos Rancheros—an ultimate favourite for me, and also very difficult to find here in Hong Kong. The dish was served in a hot plate of beans, chili con carne, salsa ranchera, and topped with an egg, with tortillas on the side. This Mexican-inspired dish remains a classic and is immediately well-loved by the community. We also tried the Chia & Almond Milk Pudding, a vegan option, made from coconut yogurt served with cacao nibs, toasted coconut flakes, fresh fruits and roasted nuts. This satisfied any sweet tooth cravings and helped us resist the urge for the waffles—next time. For the drinks, we ordered a fresh orange juice—the perfect thing to wake up to—and a Vietnamese coffee for a twist on our classic go-to flat white. The atmosphere here is buzzing and the crowd comes in early—try to book a seat in advance if you can.
‘Breakfast on the Beach’ at Limewood is available on Saturdays and Sundays, from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.
Limewood, The Pulse, Shop 103 & 104 G/F – 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong, +852 2866 8668, www.limewood.hk