Most of the better hotels will offer a lavish buffet breakfast, either as part of the room rate or at an extra charge. 

If you're adventurous and want a taste of what the local Chinese eat for breakfast, try local specialties like you tiao, a deep fried crispy crueller, and shao bing, a sesame coated flatbread baked over an open fire and served either plain or filled with sweet jam.  Both are typically eaten with soy milk.    These are but two of the variety of spread available at most open-air stalls, and are the real deal breakfasts! .

For breakfast on the run, there are a number of excellent bakeries that offer delicious baked croissants, sweet rolls, and cakes.  Just follow your nose and check out the franchises like Bread Talk or Marco Polo bread, with locations all over the city.