Where To Go For The Absolute BEST Brunches in Singapore

Brunch is perfect for those chill days where you’re in no hurry.

Looking for a great spot for a lazy brunch? Grab some formidable brunch grub at these cafes and restaurants in Singapore.

Most of these brunch spots even offer delivery and takeaway options if you would prefer to stay in to enjoy their delicious spreads.

 

1. Merci Marcel

This hipster, Parisian-style lifestyle cafe is tucked away in the creative enclave of Tiong Bahru and presents customers a tranquil escape from the bustling city crowd.

The cafe’s extensive menu echo its ethos of using only the finest ingredients, where pastries are made with 100% French butter and baked fresh daily.

For brunch, opt for the Smoked Salmon Burger (S$22++), which comes with a side of salad. But if you’ve got a sweet tooth, then we suggest you try the French Toast Brioche (S$18++), drizzled with honey and topped with summer berries.

Merci Marcel, Multiple locations

2. mezza9

You’re in for a treat at this stylish, sustainability-focused resto’s Sunday  Brunch (from $78++) with a wide selection of cuisines! Feast on Tiger Prawns, fresh Australian beef and many more.

mezza9, 10 Scotts Rd, Grand Hyatt Singapore, 228211

3. The Butcher’s Wife

This cosy restaurant is 100% gluten-free, and its decor, food and wine will leave you craving for more.

Located at the heart of Singapore’s hipster district, The Butcher’s Wife is reminiscent of a European neighbourhood bistro, with its beautifully plated food and extensive wine list, sourced globally to complement your meal.

Their well-known focaccia with caramelised onions, tomatoes, and basil is a hit amongst brunch lovers ($10++), as well as their Blue Pea Flower Naan Sandwich, made with fermented black beans falafel, yoghurt, green mango chili sauce, lentils hummus, fresh mint and coriander . Complement brunch with one of their desserts such as Lemongrass Panna Cotta ($13++) or Mango Coconut Parfait ($11++).

The Butcher’s Wife, 19 Yong Siak Street, 168650

4. Wildseed Cafe

Whether you opt to dine at their restaurant at the Alkaff Mansion with a gorgeous conservatory or at The Summerhouse with a gardenesque interior, tucked away at the countryside of Seletar, you can be assured of tantalizing dishes.

Bask in the convivial ambience and indulge from the yummy menu, which features signature items such as its Wildseed Garden Arrabiata (S$16++), a unique variation of the typical penne pasta with regionally sourced Cameron Highland cherry tomatoes, homegrown Kranji golden abalone mushrooms, homemade mango pickle, baby corn and Parmesan to complete the dish. Alternatively, try their Atas Kaya Toast made from a perfectly baked Sourdough bread,  butter, kaya, Gula Melaka Fresh Coconut and a sous vide egg ($8++).

Wildseed Cafe, Multiple Locations

5. The Glasshouse Specialty Coffee and Toast Bar

In search of some respite from the hustle and bustle of the CBD area? Then you should definitely head to The Glasshouse Specialty Coffee and Toast Bar.

This idyllic cafe features some of the most Instagram-worthy spots around and comes with floor-to-ceiling glass windows (which of course, provides amazing natural lighting) and is peppered with plant pots. The must-have at this cafe? Its avocado toast ($13++).

The Glasshouse Specialty Coffee and Toast Bar, 30 Victoria St, Chijmes #01-03, 187996

6. Adrift by David Myers

Adrift is led by celebrated chef David Myers who believes in using cutting-edge flavour combinations (read: Japanese ingredients are paired with Southeast Asian spices and Californian techniques). And yes, the restaurant isn’t just about dinner or supper menus, it too has a dedicated weekend brunch menu for all brunch aficionados out there.

From Broken Ricotta Pancakes ($19++) and King Crab Omelette ($26++) to an amazing House-Made Bagel ($18++), this is a luxe brunch not to be missed.

Adrift by David Myers, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Hotel Lobby Tower 2,  018956

7. PS.Cafe

From 11.30am on weekdays and from 9.30am on weekends, guests can indulge in a selection of hearty brunch favourites such as Salmon Benedict with poached eggs, gravlax, avocado and hollandaise on focaccia, or PS. Fluffy Pancakes with homemade banana jam, blueberries, passionfruit curd and fresh cream – what’s not to love?

PS.Cafe, One Fullerton, 1 Fullerton Road, #02-03B/04, 049213  (Multiple other locations as well)

8. Ginett Restaurant and Wine Bar

This bistro-style restaurant and wine bar is a great spot for hearty European fare. The interior is uber chic, with high ceilings and swanky décor adorned with hanging wine glasses. Big groups can opt for the one-metre board featuring cheeses, cold cuts and pâté. If you’re bringing the young ones out, they will love the cosy mirrored booths in the mezzanine area – and good ol’ classics like Buttermilk pancakes with fresh berries and maple syrup ($12++). And most importantly, wine lovers will delight affordable list of 70 French wines and prices starting at just S$6++ per glass and S$30++ by the bottle, you will be spoilt for choice.

Ginett Restaurant and Wine Bar, Hotel G, 200 Middle Road, 188980

9. Symmetry

Opened in 2012, this modern restaurant and bar with its easy-going and relaxed environment is the perfect spot for brunch. Nestled in the historic Kampong Glam district, Symmetry draws its influences from the Aussie culture, from its cuisine to its kind hospitality.

Enjoy the selection of hearty vegetarian options like their Zucchini Fritters (S$15++) with feta cheese and yuzu yogurt dip, or Char Siew-Glazed Pork Burger with a twice-cooked pork collar, fried egg, melted cheese and spicy charred scallion slaw. Alternatively, why not try their twist on the usual egg benedict? The Crab Benedict (S$25++) includes avocado purée, mesclun salad, tater tots, and yuzu hollandaise with English muffins. Simply scrumptious!

Symmetry, 9 Jalan Kubor #01-01,  199206

10. Caffe Cicheti

Who doesn’t love a bright and cheery Aussie-style brunch? At modern Australian eatery Caffe Cicheti (formerly known as Fynn’s), you can have your fill of fluffy ricotta hot cakes with fresh berries, whipped mascarpone and maple syrup ($19.50++).

Alternatively, go all out with Fynn’s Big breakfast  ($27.50++) of cannellini bean and ‘nduja stew, mushrooms, bacon, salsiccia, vine tomatoes, fried baby potatoes and sourdough. For a lighter touch, order the Granola ($17++) made from house made coconut granola, yoghurt panna cotta and macerated fruits.

Caffe Cicheti, 26 Beach Rd, #B1-21, 189768

11. Strangers’ Reunion

Brunch doesn’t always have to be sinful, leaving you bloated and sluggish in the middle of your precious weekend. Strangers’ Reunion, a veteran in the café scene, revamped its space menu to provide diners with healthier alternatives to their favourite brunch picks.

Chow down on the tasty Grain Bowls (S$14.90++) which you can build on your own! Choose your own organically sourced grains and protein and enjoy them with housemade pickles, seasonal vegetables and onsen eggs. Or opt for a Roasted Cauliflower Salad ($14.90++) made with charred florets, onion, pomegranate, herb labneh, pickled grapes, honey mustard and almond crumble.

Strangers’ Reunion35 Kampong Bahru Rd, 169356

12. SKAI

At 70-storeys high, SKAI is possibly the tallest spot you can sit at and tuck into brunch in Singapore. Naturally, the views are exceptional from their grand floor-to-ceiling windows and the interiors are done-up in a minimalist classic style with warm, wood hues. Casual and classy is a theme that translates down to the Saturday brunch menu too. Buffet highlights include the Lobster Miso Soup, Smoked Salmon and Spiced Seafood Hash.

SKAI, Level 70, Swissotel The Stamford, 2 Stamford Rd., 178882

13. Publico Ristorante

Almost a year after the revamp of The Quayside area of Robertson Quay, Publico Ristorante continues to be the buzziest riverside spot with its casual Italian fare and breezy-meets-hip vibe. The decor boasts a tropical island vibe with lush green, shady trees and river views. Perfect for sun-drenched weekend brunches (also, there is an equally pretty indoor area for those who don’t like alfresco).

Top notch eats on the weekend brunch menu are the pizzas (with 24-hour proofed dough made only from Italian flour) among which the Tartufata ($26++) — a white pizza of smoked scamorza, porcini mushrooms and truffle oil — comes highly recommended. There are also salads, antipasti, pasta dishes and brunch-style eggs.

Publico Ristorante, 1 Nanson Road 238909

14. Yardbird Southern Table and Bar

This restaurant has been voted the Best American Restaurant by Time Out Miami for its celebration of farm-fresh ingredients and traditional American flavours.

Indulge in its famous Great American Brunch on weekends, perfect for the family.  Go for their Funfetti Pancakes ($22++) with a  citrus glaze and colorful sprinkles or the All American Breakfast ($20++) where you can enjoy two eggs prepare in any style you desire, crispy bacon crispy fingerling potatoes and a Yardbird biscuit.

After, retreat to the alfresco bar overlooking Marina Bay and enjoy one of Asia’s largest collection of American whiskeys, gin, beer and handcrafted cocktails, such as the Blackberry Bourbon Lemonade and Watermelon Sling.

You can even bring your pets along and dine at their pet-friendly area outdoor along the waterfront promenade!

Yardbird Southern Table and Bar, Marina Bay Sands, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Ave, #B1-07, 018972

15. Botanico and Bee’s Knees at The Garage

Housed within the Botanic Gardens, Botanico and Bee’s Knees at The Garage sets expectations for beauty, simply because of their location, and beautiful it is. You come upon the art deco structure after a mini walk through the wooded part of the gardens and the colonial bungalow houses an outdoor terrace, an indoor restaurant and a garden bar — each with its own personality, and all equally stunning.

Bee’s Knees is the cafe on ground level, which has an all-day menu with brunch-appropriate dishes (eggs, sandwiches etc.) but head to Botanico upstairs for an elegant brunch where the menu is varied to cater to a variety of tastes. Expect everything from Iberico “Chee Cheong fun” ($12++) a modern spin of the classic rice roll with a cannelloni stuffed with barbecued pork belly, glazed with ginger soy and served with pickled cucumber to the luxurious Wagyu Rump Cap ($35++) served with green sriracha, charred leeks and potato terrine. Can’t decide? Opt for the 4-course brunch set ($60++) with plenty of delicious options for you to try

Botanico and Bee’s Knees at The Garage, 50 Cluny Park Road 257488

16. Brasserie Gavroche

Add some French flair to your Saturday brunch! Enjoy an à la carte breakfast just like the Parisians by having freshly baked croissants, charcuterie and cheese platters. Tip: Pick from a list of their freshly baked Viennoiseries, which include Croissants ($2.50++) and baguettes ($7++). Bon appétit!

Brasserie Gavroche, 69 Tras St, 079008, 6225 4869

17. Open Farm Community

This unique restaurant sources its ingredients from local farmers and fuses them with Singaporean dishes. Must-try: “Red Army” Baked Eggs ($28) – charcoal You Tiao (deep-fried breadstick) soldiers with bolognese baked eggs and herb salad – a local twist of the popular brunch favourite.

Open Farm Community, 130E Minden Rd, 248819

18. Afterglow By Anglow

Vegetarians will dig this plant-based spot. Choose between Kimchi Avocado Rolls ($14++), Raw Crispy Lasagne ($22++) or the Raw ‘Cheese’cake ($14++) at this wholesome restaurant. You can even sip on their Black Kite Vegan ‘Bacon’ Beer ($16++) here! Just note: It opens at 12 p.m. and is closed on Sundays.

Afterglow By Anglow, 24 Keong Saik Rd, 089131

19. Zafferano Italian Restaurant & Lounge

Wind down for the weekend with ‘The Italian Table’ Champagne Brunch ($98++) at Zafferano on Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm to 3pm.  Indulge in a splendid selection of Italian favourites and choose from ten delicious starters and four main courses. Accompany your brunch with unlimited pours of Champagne, sparkling wine, as well as house red and white wines.

Zaferrano Italian Restaurant & Lounge, 10 Collyer Quay, 049315

20. Café Iguana

Go loco for this contemporary Mexican bar and restaurant, which houses more than 100 kinds of tequila. Open from 12 p.m. on weekends and public holidays, Café Iguana serves up a mean Prawn Skewer Tequila Grill ($35++) finished with a smoky, spicy tequila glaze, and served with poblano-scalloped potatoes. Delicioso!

Café Iguana, Riverside Point,  30 Merchant Rd, #01-03, 058282

21. Carrotsticks and Cravings

With gorgeously plated food, this cafe’s menu serves up a healthy dose of nutritious dishes. Started by Australian expat and mum Terri-Anne in 2017, there’s no doubt you’ll find a range of Aussie-inspired dishes that uses the freshest and finest ingredients. This laidback cafe even has a cooking school where you can learn to healthy recipes, food styling and food photography, too. And, it’s super kid-friendly too, a win-win for all!

Carrotsticks and Cravings, 75E Loewen Road, 248845, or 7 Rodyk St #01-34 238216

22. Stellar

Introducing the new Stellar Free-flow Sunday Brunch – Bubbles and BBQ in The Sky. It features a variety of different options that diners can go for.  Diners can opt for a 3-hour free-flow of Perrier-Jouet Champagne, 2 specially concocted weekend cocktails and house pour wines, at $130++ and order from the à la carte menu, or go with the Communal Bubbles and BBQ Menu for $200++ per person which includes free-flow of the champagne, cocktails and wine. The is a full a la carte menu available as well as a food only communal brunch menu at $80++. Tip: Dine here before the end of October 2020 to enjoy the special launch price of $150++

Stellar, Level 62, 1 Raffles Place, 048616

23. Berthold Delikatessen

Berthold Delikatessen presents The Breakfast Club, a specially curated weekend brunch menu perfect for your lazy Saturday and Sunday mornings. Expect a hearty breakfast spread especially in the eggs department with eggs done in a myriad of styles such as their Truffle Egg & Salmon Toast ($16), served with milk-poached salmon, black truffle, bacon bits, shaved Parmesan cheese, brioche toast and scrambled eggs, or a Garibaldi’s Eggs ($18), an Italian twist with the eggs cooked in tomato sauce, added with grilled Italian cooked ham, basil, fried onion, olives, capers, smoked paprika and toasted bread stick. generously layered toasts, homemade granolas, pancakes, waffles to a varied selection of pastries complete with house-made spreads.  If you are looking for something lighter, go for their Home-Made Granola ($12) with a mix of berries compote, fresh berries, honey and toasted walnuts.

Berthold Delikatessen, Arcade @ The Capitol Kempinski,  13 Stamford Rd, #01-84, 178905

24. Raffles Courtyard

Nestled in a lushly landscaped alfresco venue at the newly renovated Raffles Hotel, Raffles Courtyard is premiering their all-new weekend brunch menu, available every Saturday and Sunday.

Indulge on a selection of fresh patisseries straight from the bakery such as Kaya Danish and Croissants ($18++ for 3 pastries), local delights including the classic Nasi Lemak, a coconut rice dish served with a Sunny Side Up, Anchovies, Peanut Deep-fried chicken and sambal chilli ($13) and a hearty spread of contemporary dishes like the Spanish Ham tartine ($22). Brunch is accompanied by a selection of exquisite Raffles blend of tea and coffee, as well as local favourites teh and kopi.

Raffles Courtyard, 328 North Bridge Rd, 1st Floor Raffles Arcade, 188719

25. Heart of Darkness

Award-winning craft beer brewery Heart of Darkness from Saigon just relocated to a new space and it is bigger and better. Their scrumptious brunch menu is bound to make your heart sing! Go for their 2 Hour Free Flow Package ($88++) where you can select a brunch item of your choice like their Benedict’s Mistresses, Miso butter toasted muffins, lemon grass chicken, IPA base hollandaise and pickled jalapeño or their Beer French Toast served with popcorn, Hazlenut syrup, and berries and you can get a free flow of their Cocktails and Beers. If you are more of a booze after 6pm kind of person, you can just go for their a-la-carte brunch options as well!

Heart of Darkness, 1 Keong Saik Rd., 089109

 

 

 

This story first appeared on The Peak and FEMALE, Jan. 2018. Additional reporting by Melodi Ghui in The Finder Issue 299 /  Updated September 2019/ Updated by Jashleen Kaur, September 2020

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