Posto Pubblico, Central, Hong Kong
We had originally wanted to go to Lily and Bloom for brunch, but they are not open till Midday, and considering we were all hungry, we thought we would go elsewhere. M suggested Posto Pubblico which can be found in Central / Soho area, I remember coming here for lunch a while back and didn’t think much of it but was pleasantly surprised this time.
Posto Pubblico has been around for a couple of years now, part of the IHM group who also owns Cantopop, Homegrown Foods and Linguini Fini. Posto Pubblico which means ‘public place’ serves diners Italian cuisine. The breakfast menu didn’t sound very ‘Italian’ to me, but then again, it is breakfast. The lunch menu consists more of your typical Italian cuisine such as pasta, pizza and many more.
C thought the coffee was incredibly bitter, but then again, I have struggled to find good coffee in Hong Kong. Only two places that I like, Coffee Assembly and 18 grams – they even make proper flat white!
C couldn’t go past the eggs benedict, pancetta, English muffin, Bernaise (HKD100) – it looked pretty good and she did say it was quite tasty.
D wanted steak and eggs (HKD220) – a bit odd I thought, but 6oz grass-fed sirloin cooked to perfection with sunny side up eggs and argula. Bit bare I thought, could definitely have been served with a slice of bread or potatoes.
S started with the omelette (HKD110) – 3 fillings of ham, sausage, tomato, mushroom spinach, provolone, mozzarella or asiago. Unfortunately I can’t remember what his three fillings were, but did not come with bread or anything and he was still quite hungry.
So, opted for Brooklyn special (HKD90) – breaded eggplant, mozzarella, roasted peppers on a toasted focaccia and this looked fantastic! I heard that it was pretty good. (thought I had a picture of this – obviously not!)
The potato onion frittata caramelized onion, roasted potato, eggs and taleggio (HKD85) was a generous serving, bigger than my head.
I was undecided between the eggs and the roast pork with pesto – thought it was a tad wrong to east roast pork first thing in the morning, but it was calling me. Tender roast pork served with pesto on focaccia bread (HKD100) totally hit the spot. No regrets there.
Service was friendly and welcoming, brunch was definitely better than my lunch experience although in saying that, it was a while ago so maybe they have improved. I have struggled to find good breakfast places in Hong Kong, have totally and utterly been spoilt by Surry Hills and Sydney in general – so many good breakfast options!
Great catching up with you guys, I am very much looking forward to returning and eating around Hong Kong with you all.
GA’s ratings: 6.5 / 10
G/F, 28 Elgin street
Central, Hong Kong
Ph: +852 852 2577 7160