The best restaurants and cafes for breakfast in Da Nang
Western style breakfasts in Da Nang are easy to find, though not always very good. If you’re down for something heartier than a morning coffee or smoothie, here’s a list of tried and true Da Nang breakfast spots.
This tiny cafe serves good coffee, smoothies and very hearty breakfast sandwiches. They open early and their reasonable prices make breakfast here the best value. Big plus: they use compostable takeout containers and bags. Well done!
Eggs Benedict, smoothie, latte 147k₫ or $6.30
Six on Six
A short breakfast menu, done well. With one exception: I would not order the pancakes here again. However, their egg dishes are quite good, and they serve good coffee, fresh juices and smoothies. My favorite has to be the avo toast with feta.
Hilly’s Cafe & Bakery
One of the disappointments of breakfast in Da Nang is the awful bread. Not so at Hilly’s. In fact, they bake and supply the top breakfast restaurants with fluffy breakfast muffins and sandwich and toast breads. The owner, an Australian who is almost always there when I come in, carefully sources his ingredients.
Hilly’s is down a quiet alley near Six on Six.
Generous portions, real maple syrup for pancakes and breakfast that tastes the way you expect it to. You’ll also want to try out their smoothie bowl menu and no-sugar-added fresh pressed juices. The name of the restaurant left me a little skeptical, but I’m glad I gave it a chance. Grand Slam + latte = 190k ₫ or $8.20.
Umm Bahn Mi
Open at 7am with coffee and egg & sausage bahn mi sandwiches. Egg & sausage = 49k ₫ or $2.10.
Beach Side | Vegetarian
They have very few options for breakfast, but they are all good. My go to is their Bravacado: Sauteed shiitake mushrooms, seasoned avocado, vegan feta , cherry tomato and microgreens, served atop sliced toasted baguette. I add an egg (optional). It’s one of my favorite breakfasts in town.
MZ German Deli
Beach Side | German Sausages, Beer, Bakery
Michael (the “M” in MZ) makes his brats from scratch with his traditional Bavarian recipe. Paired with eggs, bright mustard and a salt crusted pretzel — you’ve got a hearty and delicious start to your day.
Lighthouse American Cafe
Get your waffle fix, breakfast bagels and more at this river view cafe with outdoor seating both out front and on the balcony of the upper floors. Owned by a friendly and welcoming American/Vietnamese husband and wife team, Ryan and Esther. You’ll appreciate the excellent food, great location and fair pricing.
For the best river view, head upstairs to the second floor and sit out on the balcony.
Skillet breakfasts are delicious here: Full English, omelettes, sausage and bacon, steak and eggs. All the good stuff. The coffee is good and so are the juices and smoothies.
Full English + Mango Smoothie ₫189k or $8.10
Steak & Eggs + Iced Latte ₫199 or $8.50
Major plus: a proper toilet with ample hand soap and paper towels to dry your hands.