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Best açaí and smoothie bowls in Hong Kong

After all, breakfast really is the most important meal of the day

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Time Out Hong Kong
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Açaí and smoothie bowls are a staple breakfast for many Hongkongers, especially come the summer when Hong Kong’s heat and humidity call for a refreshing note to start the day on. With mixtures of berries and sweet toppings such as coconut flakes and chocolate granola commonly adorning these delicious bowls, they’re hard to resist for those who want a delectable and nutrient-rich breakfast. 

Lucky for us, there are a variety of cafes around town that offer these mouth-watering bowls and all at a digestible price. Whether you decide to take away or have these sweet yet nutritious treats delivered to you, they are all worth the bite. Here are some of the best places to visit in Hong Kong to find the best açaí and smoothie bowls and the best thing is, they are all Instagram-worthy! By Shanti Parmanand

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Best açaí and smoothie bowls in Hong Kong

  • Restaurants
  • Wan Chai

With two branches across the city – one on Swatow Street in Wanchai, and the other on Graham Street in Central, Supabowl is an eatery that specialises in hearty, fruit-rich açaí bowls that aren't just delicious, but also beautiful to look at. The bowls here come in both small and large sizes and their famous Cocobowl ($115) is an absolute must-try.  This bowl inside half a coconut has a base of açaí and coconut water then topped with berries, pumpkin seeds, coco chips and granola.

Ingredients in the bowls here range from coconut chip, bee pollen, honey oat granola, to almond butter –all to ensure a well-balanced treat. These on-the-go treats are perfect for a midday snack and even better, they are primarily a takeaway stall with a few delivery options. But, be mindful that they are very filling. So, come with an empty stomach and savour every last bite of these scrumptious, feel-good bowls.

  • Restaurants
  • Cafés
  • Central

Located on Peel Street, Be Juiced is home to a selection of visually striking and flavoursome açaí bowls, each of which is available for both dine-in and takeaway. The choice is yours – either take your bowl sweetened or unsweetened and then pick either two toppings ($65) or three toppings ($115) from a choice of fresh fruit, granola and almond butter to jazz up your bowl with.

If you’re looking to get love on Instagram whilst filling your stomach, consider getting their blue-majik bowl ($88). Packed with antioxidants, protein, vitamins and nutrients, this delightful treat is made with homemade coconut milk. Start your morning with this cooling, nourishing bowl that is even more refreshing than ice-cream on a hot summer's day!

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  • Restaurants
  • Coffeeshops
  • Sai Kung

Located in Sai Kung, Little Cove Espresso has found a place in the hearts of many brunch lovers. Available for takeaway, you can opt to scarf down these rich smoothie bowls in the comfort of your own home. With three different, sugar-free smoothie bowls (all $70) to choose from, this winsome cafe will surely leave you impressed. An all-time favourite is their spirulina bowl with coconut milk and an assortment of fruit and toppings. Its turquoise appearance and tropical taste will set the scene in your weekend brunch away from the city with the countryside straight ahead of you – so, make sure you get a bite of these delectable smoothie bowls.

  • Restaurants
  • Cafés
  • Wan Chai
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If you’re in the mood for good food in stylish, à la mode surroundings, head over to Elephant Grounds. In more than five different locations, this sweet cafe spot is open to the public every day, with takeaway and delivery services at hand. With tons of other enjoyable items on the menu, their açaí yoghurt bowl ($85) is a summertime favourite. The base is made from house-made blueberry yoghurt, granola, fresh fruit, honey, with dessicated coconut for a finishing touch to give the bowl its much-loved, fresh tangy flavouring to leave you feeling energized and nourished.

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  • Restaurants
  • Wan Chai

This plant-based, superfood bar located in Wan Chai has a mix of options ranging from smoothie bowls to an all-vegan lunch set. Available for dine-in and takeaway every day, this bar offers five different açaí bowls to choose from. Don’t miss out on getting their traditional Íaça bowl which gives you three extra toppings, ensuring a burst of flavour that remains on your tastebuds.

Their ever-popular Cupuacu açaí bowl is also a great vegetarian option that comes in medium ($68) and large ($78). But, to help deal with Hong Kong’s summer heat and humidity, consider getting their pitaya bowl in small ($34), medium ($52), and large ($68) to feel refreshed during the day.

  • Restaurants
  • Central

AcaiNow sits along Lyndhurst Terrace, just a few minutes away from Central’s Mid-Level escalators. The eatery offers açaí bowls in a number of magical, fruity flavours, and in two sizes – small ($58) and large ($85). Also eligible for takeaway and delivery through online platforms, you’ll be savouring your decorative açaí bowls in no time. Their samba bowl (around $90) which includes coconut cream, butterfly pea, guarana, konnjaku jelly and fresh fruit will certainly mesmerise you with its galaxy-like presentation, so make sure you get yours!

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