The Park Hyatt Saigon Breakfast is phenom

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The Park Hyatt Saigon Breakfast is phenom

Is it the most important meal of the day? It is if it’s free. And if you’re a top tier Diamond or soon to be Globalist, free breakfast is a perk of your status. Here’s the problem.  Not all complimentary breakfasts are created equal. If you’re on vacay, in a city with a great nightlife, you’re jetlagged, or you just love to sleep, a breakfast that ends at 10 or 11am may be an effort to make.  On a normal day, I don’t really have breakfast when I wake up even though I do LOVE breakfast food. So the only reason I pig out in the morning on vacation is because I want to get my money’s worth and enjoy a baller breakfast spread. Well, The Park Hyatt Saigon breakfast is phenom.

The Deets:

  • When: January 2017
  • Status: Diamond
  • Perks: Buffet Breakfast as well as off menu. No limit was given
  • Hours:
    • Weekdays: 6am to 10:30am
    • Weekends & Holidays: 6am to 11am
  • Out of pocket cost: 520,000 VND or ~$23
    • If you don’t get a free breakfast… It’s 100% worth paying.  It’s 10000000% worth paying.

It’s served in “Opera.” Aptly named because I do think of you, think of you fondly.

It also overlooks the Opera house.

There are seating areas both inside the restaurant and also outside in an glass enclosed sitting area. You’ll pass the Pastry Boutique as you enter on the left which has fantastic sweets treats. We always chose the all glass room.

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The breakfast buffet offers an incredible selection.

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Luckily there were explanations for this wonderment of morning cuisine!

I love Bircher Mueslix and Smoked Salmon. It’s like my hotel version of drinking ginger ale on an airplane. I can not NOT have it. The Park Hyatt Saigon must need it too – they’re in the same case!!!

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I nearly dove head first into those donuts. LOVE. And healthier options…Jack Fruit, Pomelo, and Dragon Fruit. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE.

Order whatever you want off the menu as well.

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The Donuts were filled…YUM! Fresh Coconut Water and French Pressed Coffee.

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One of my many rounds 😉
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I would highly, highly recommend the breakfast at the Park Hyatt Saigon. If you’re burning the midnight oil, and you’re top tier, order free room service. But, if you’re early to rise, love breakfast, enjoy trying new things, have lungs, are living and breathing, I would saunter downstairs with an empty stomach and be ready to chow down. There were so many delicious options that I could have spent hours stuffing my face, luckily Saigon has a lot to offer, and we had to leave to investigate. Otherwise I would have had to move my belt over more notches than I’d like to admit 😉

This review is a part of the Trip Report: Miles Traces his roots in Southeast Asia

Opinions, reviews, analyses & recommendations are the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, endorsed or approved by any of these entities.

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