On Lok Yun is a famous, local breakfast restaurant to get some of the cheapest, yet most delicious breakfasts in Bangkok. But it is not only the great pricing that makes it such a popular spot. The restaurant is more than 80 years old and is a family-run business. It's these kinds of restaurants we always look out for because when you're in business for so many years, you must do something right. Reasons enough to write a more detailed article about On Lok Yun.


What's On Lok Yun like?

On Lok Yun is located in the older parts of Bangkok, close to The Old Siam Shopping Plaza, and is a bit far away from public transport. The restaurant is that typical family-run restaurant, with a bit of an outdated interior, that is in business for more than 80 years serving a simple yet delicious breakfast. These characteristics give you that local feeling that most fanatic travellers are looking for during their journey. On Lok Yun is a popular restaurant for locals and Southeast Asian tourists, especially Malaysian as they serve the well-known Malaysian dish, Kaya. As the restaurant is small, On Lok Yun is often busy. In case you don’t want to wait a little bit, try to avoid the usual breakfast hours.
On Lok Yun
Cheap Breakfast Bangkok On Lok Yun


The menu of On Lok Yun and the most popular breakfast options

The menu of On Lok Yun is limited to only a variety of fried and scrambled eggs and a variety of toasts. Now, this all sounds pretty Western, but there are some small Asian touches added to it. For example, the Scrambled Egg with Bacon, Ham and Sausage is served with thinly sliced sweet Chinese Sausage. The popular Egg Custard Bread is a well-known dish served in Malaysia and Singapore also known as Kaya, and the bread that is being used for toast is a typical Asian bread: thick fluffy slices. Besides, the sausages they serve at On Lok Yun are completely different from the ones you are used to in the United Kingdom when eating a typical English breakfast. 
On Lok Yun Menu
The menu of On Lok Yun

The most popular meals at On Lok Yun are the Eggs with Bacon, Ham, Sausage and Chinese Sausage (55 THB), Bread with Butter and Sugar (23 THB), French Toast (35 THB) and Egg Custard Bread (28 THB). You can adjust the eggs with sausage and bacon according to your taste, whether you want scrambled or fried eggs. But you can also add a boiled egg to your breakfast as well. 
All of them are seriously tasty, and the price range won’t break your bank. Even though On Lok Yun is a popular place that is usually packed, the service is quick and you receive your breakfast within a few minutes. In the meantime, you can enjoy some deliciously complimentary Chinese tea from the extremely friendly staff.  
On Luk Yun
Egg Custard Bread (28 THB)
On Lok Yun Breakfast
Eggs with Bacon, Ham, Sausage and Chinese Sausage (55 THB)



In my opinion, the "Scrambled Eggs with Bacon, Ham and Sausage" is the most interesting breakfast option at On Lok Yun. The portion is large and especially the salty bacon together with the sweet Chinese sausage is so delicious. Besides, it is breakfast that most of the tourists like as suitable for the Western taste palate. If you still have room for a little bit more food, I would recommend finishing your breakfast with some sweet Kaya. The bread itself is very light and the Kaya is nicely sweet. 

As the restaurant is open early in the morning, On Lok Yun is a great spot to get some delicious local breakfast before you are heading to The Grand Palace as it is located only one kilometre from the palace. If you want to arrive at the Grand Palace before 08.30 to avoid the crows, make sure that you arrive early at On Lok Yun, as during breakfast hours, it is usually very busy.


Restaurant information

Price: 23 - 95 THB
Food: Breakfast, scrambled eggs, toasted bread
Opening Times: 05:30 - 16:00 Daily

For more information, such as the location, recommended dishes and other TopTravelFoods users' opinions, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of On Lok Yun.

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