You’re an early riser and love big breakfasts, but can’t deal with all the hustle of fixing one in the kitchen? We got your back. Start your day with these delicious and fulfilling morning meals!

My personal favourite. I often have my breakfast at the 49th street branch on the way to my office. Milk noodle is a go-to option. If you still have room, order some fried chicken wings. Prata and mutton curry or bao is a legit breakfast material. Best paired with tea!

No. 115, Lower Kyimyindine Road, Ahlone Township, Yangon | 01 22 33 79
No. 138/140, Upper 49th Street, Pazuntaung Township, Yangon | 01 292 382
No. 1 A, Selmyaung Road, 8 Mile, Mayangone Township | 01 661 300
Corner of U Chit Maung Road and West Horse Race Course, Tamwe | 09 2626 202 824
No. 311/312, Wai Zayantar Street (near Pyithayar Traffic Point), Thingangyun, 01 8550 700

Open 5:30 AM- 5:00 PM

You don’t need to visit Mandalay to try Mandalay food. They have three variations of Nan Gyi Thoke, which originates from Mandalay, depending on the thickness of the noodles. Must-try is pork ribs Mee Shay which comes with thick, yummy pig bone soup. Order banana fritters or naan for dessert and pair it with tea or Pyin Oo Lwin coffee.

No.224/4, Yan Nyein (2) Street, 7 Quarter, Yankin Township, Yangon
No. 77 (E), Shinsawpu Road, Sanchaung Township, Yangon

09 42379 4320 | Delivery available
Open 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Once the 24-hour restaurant famous among clubbers. But now the hours are reduced to 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM during the pandemic. It can no longer satisfy your late-night cravings but Burmese favourites like Mohinga, Kyar Zan Chat (vermicelli in chicken soup) and coconut noodles are still relevant as morning meals. 

No. 31 (A), Kan Yeik Tha Street, Yangon

09 777 777817 | Delivery available
Open 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM

RTH is famed for daring experimentation with food and bringing low-key street snacks like Mont Lin Mayar (Couple Snack) to the next level by adding premium items like foie gras and caviar. One example is Ganan Gyi Thoke, a wordplay with the beloved breakfast staple Nan Gyi Thoke and Ganan Kyaw (fried soft shell crabs). You may think it’s weird until you try it and fall in love with it.

No. 77-79, Ground Floor, Pansodan Street (Lower Middle Block), Between MahaBandoola and Merchant Road, Yangon.

09 979 078681 | Delivery available
Open 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM

If you feel like Chinese for breakfast, look no further than Canton Paradise. Enjoy its array of dim sums in Healthy Breakfast Promotion with a 40 per cent discount from 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM on weekdays. From the a la carte menu, try the trio of Crispy Roasted Duck, Steamed Kampong Chicken and BBQ Pork. 

No. 61, Sayar San Road, Yangon

09 252 221 212 | Delivery available
Open 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM

The coffee to die for! Easy’s been carving the speciality coffee trend since 2013. It sources the award-winning beans from organic farmers in Shan State which are roasted by Gentleman Coffee Roasters. Choose from drips and pour-overs to pair with avocado toast. Don’t forget to try its recent addition, the Teochew Fishball Noodle with BCM sauce, for breakfast at the Boyarnyunt branch. It will soon be available at the Narnattaw branch. 

No. 30 (A), Street Bo Yar Nyunt Rd, Yangon | 09 262 546 289
No. 24 (D), Nar Nat Taw St, Yangon |  09 452 121 842

Delivery available
Open 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

One of the handfuls of long-living restaurants has been serving the Yangonites for 14 years. Choose from quirky fusion dishes like Salted Fish Spaghetti and more conventional Pork Belly Noodles. Many Myanmar people eat rice for breakfast. If you want to try rice as your first meal of the day, Potato Rice Salad and Kengtung Sausage is a safe bet.

No. 104(B), Inya Road, Kamayut Township, Yangon

01 753 6985, 09 772 463 144 | Delivery available
Open 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM

It’s sad to get out of bed early in the morning during the rainy season. Lighten up your mood with well-spiced kebabs, curries and samosas! Its coconut rice is exceptional. But if you think it’s too much for breakfast, go for naan and prata. The food is halal. 

No.16C / G-04, Bo Myat Htun Tower, Bo Myat Htun Street, Yangon

09 44121 1115
Open 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Eating healthy won’t be boring with salads and wraps at Locale. Order a plate of savoury soba noodle salad to pair with refreshing lemonade. Or the Greek Power Bowl for extra juice to kickstart the day. Not just a-la-carte meals, Locale can be defined by their wide swathe of seasonal or year-round juices and smoothies.

No. 7-8, Kabar Aye Pagoda Road, Yangon

01 470 0017 | Delivery available
Open 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Since 1978, Shwe Pu Zun restaurant and cafeteria has been serving and catering to the Yangonites, outliving many of its competitors and ups and downs of the industry. Its main branch in Dawbon is the only one where you can have breakfast. Currently, they only serve takeouts with a limited menu, including Mohinga, spring rolls and noodles. Once it reopens its doors, you should definitely give a visit.

No. 14 A, Minnandar Road, Dawbon Township, Yangon 

01 553 062, 01 553 063, 01 553 064
Open 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Let us know your favourite place for breakfast in the comments!

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