Looking for a great spot for a lazy brunch? Scattered across Singapore are dozens of brunch spots, each quite unlike the other from food, decor all the way to vibe.
You’re in for a treat at this stylish, sustainability-focused resto’s Sunday Champagne Brunch (from $158++) with endless Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut! Plus, you can feast on Maine lobsters, Spencer Gulf king prawns and more.
Where: 10 Scotts Rd, Grand Hyatt, Singapore 228211, tel: (65) 6732 1234
This cosy restaurant is 100 per cent 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 ($9++) as well as their tender Grilled Black Onyx Shoulder Steak ($49++) sourced directly from Australia, with its tripled cooked chips and béarnaise sauce. Complement brunch with one of their fresh juices ($12) or cocktails ($20).
Where: 19 Yong Siak St, Singapore 168650, tel: (65) 6221 9307
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 per cent French butter and baked fresh daily.
For brunch, opt for the Smoked Salmon Burger ($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 ($18++), drizzled with honey and topped with summer berries.
Where: 56 Eng Hoon St, #01-68, Singapore 160056, tel: (65) 6224 0113.
Merci Marcel also has other outlets.
Tucked away in the idyllic Seletar countryside, Wildseed Café is the progeny of the exquisite farm-to-table restaurant, The Summerhouse. Its lush surrounds and breathtaking views of nature is the perfect accompaniment to its flavourful and wholesome meals.
Bask in the convivial ambience and indulge from the yummy menu, which features signature items such as its Wildseed Garden Arrabiata ($15), 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 Grilled Sea Bass fillet, topped with seaweed buerre blanc with a side of grilled potato and broccolini ($26++), pulled pork scrambled eggs burger and French toast served with seasonal fruits and raspberry yuzu sorbet.
Where: 3 Park Ln, Singapore 798387, tel: (65) 8126 7524
In search of some respite from the hustle and bustle of the CBD area? Then you should definitely head to The Glasshouse Speciality 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 ($7++).
Where: 30 Victoria St, #01-03 Chijmes, Singapore 187996, tel: (65) 6900 3237
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 brunch menu for all brunch aficionados out there.
From buttermilk biscuits and apple cakes to an impressive seafood platter, which contains king prawns, chilled spider crabs and Pacific ousters, this is a luxe brunch not to be missed.
Where: 10 Bayfront Ave, Lobby Tower 2 Hotel, Singapore 018956, tel: (65) 6688 5657
From 11.30am on weekdays and from 9.30am on weekends, guests can indulge in a selection of hearty brunch favourites such as Salmon Royale Benedict with poached eggs, gravlax, avocado and hollandaise on focaccia, or PS. Fluffy Pancakes with homemade banana jam, blueberries, pasisonfruit curd and fresh cream – what’s not to love?
Where: 1 Fullerton Road, #02-03B/04 One Fullerton, Singapore 049213, tel: (65) 6708 9288
PS.Cafe also has other outlets.
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 decor adorned with hanging wine glasses. Big groups can opt for the one-metre board featuring cheeses, cold puts 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 Mac & Cheese ($15++). And most importantly, wine lovers will delight at the all-day happy hour prices. With an affordable list of 70 French wines and prices starting at just $6++ per glass and $30++ by the bottle, you will be spoit for choice. Weekend brunch is served till 4pm, so even late-risers can get in a much-needed brunch fix.
Where: 200 Middle Rd, Singapore 188980, tel: (65) 6809 7989
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 ($15++) with feta cheese and yuzu yoghurt dip, or Vegan Big Breakfast ($25) with tofu, avocado, scallion pesto, roasted peppers and tomato stew, with sour dough. Alternatively, why not try their twist on the usual egg benedict? The Crab Benedict ($25) includes avocado purée, mesclun salad, tater tots, and yuzu hollandaise with English muffins. Simply scrumptious!
Where: 9 Jln Kubor, #01-01, Singapore 199206, tel: (65) 6291 9901
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 cafe scene, revamped its menu to provide diners with healther alternatives to their favourite brunch picks.
Chow down on the tasty Smoked Salmon Bowl ($18.90++), smoked in-house with mesquite wood chips served with poached eggs and a pairing of tangerine sauce. A mix of quinoa, watercress, halloumi, pickled cabbage, sweet corn and diced pumpkin balance out the sweet with a savoury tang that will have you cleaning the plate. Or opt for a twist on a British favourite, with the Corned Beef Scotch Egg ($18.90++), accompanied with cauliflower and peppers couscous, lettuce, corn and tomato salsa.
Where: 35 Kampong Bahru Rd, Singapore 169356, tel: (65) 6222 4869
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 minimalistic classic style with warm, wood hues. Casual and classy is a theme that translates down to the brunch menu too – charcuterie and salads are served buffet-style, while the rest of the dishes arrive freshly prepared at your table.
Buffet highlights include the Wagyu Beef Tataki with pickled eryngii mushrooms and ponzu and the Blackened Cod Fish with garlic, potato and sweet corn. Chef Chong Koo Jee who won the Singapore Pastry Cup 2018 is the maestro behind decadent desserts like the Chocolate Parfait with Earl Grey and chocolate honeycomb.
Did we mention booze? Expect wines, champagne and brunch cocktails like the Bloody SKAI (bacon washed T&T Wheat Vodka, dill Sherry, spice mix and tomato juice) to flow. Priced at $168++ per person, or $78++ for food and soft-drinks only.
Where: 2 Stamford Road Swissôtel, Level 70 The Stamford, 178882, tel: (65) 6431 6156
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 brunches (also, there is an equally pretty indoor area for those who don’t like alfresco).
Top notch eats on the brunch menu are the pizzas (with 24-hour proofed dough made only from Italian flour) among which the Tartufata ($25) – 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. Weekends also allow brunch goers three-hours of free flow Moet & Chandon Ice Imperial, prosecco and rose for $110 per person.
Where: 1 Nanson Rd, Singapore 238909, tel: (65) 6826 5040
Wooloomooloo Steakhouse has been around since 2012 and gathered a steady and loyal following for its consistent quality. With the launch of their new Surf and Turf five-course brunch menu, this restaurant is one of the most scenic spots in town for a weekend meal. The warm wood interiors are classic and elegant, but it’s really the expansive views from their floor-to-ceiling windows that are the draw. Tip: Snag a table by the windows for max effect!
Brunch courses include luxurious nibbles like the trio of oysters with ponzu, mignonette and chilli vinegar and the duck rillettes with cornichons and toasted rye. Mains include stalwarts like the USDA prime 6 oz of beef ribeye, served with pomme aligot (whipped potatoes with cheese) and confit truss tomatoes and their hand chopped steak tartare, with chives, a dash of truffle aioli and fried rye bread.
Everything is well executed and for $68++ per person, the five courses are more than filling. The menu will change regularly, but will always feature both meat and seafood dishes in keeping with the surf and turf theme.
Where: 2 Stamford Rd, Level 3 Swissotel The Stamford, Singapore 178882, tel: (65) 6338 0261
Wooloomooloo Stakhouse also has other outlets.
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 the 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 petite brunch plates like the “Polenta Porridge” ($12) with flavours of coconut milk and palm sugar, topped with house-made muesli, candied bacon and fresh berries, and the luxurious Wagyu Beef Cheek ($32) served with burnt roots mash, parsnip chips and sautéed parsnips.
Where: 50 Cluny Park Rd, Singapore 257488, tel: 9831 1106
Add some French flair to your Saturday brunch! Enjoy an à la carte breakfast just like the Parisians by having freshly baked croissantas, charcuterie and cheese platters. Tip: Pick from a list of tartines, which include avocado toast and smoked salmon (from $9). Bon appétit!
Where: 69 Tras St, Singapore 079008, tel: (65) 6225 4869
This unique restaurant sources its ingredients from local farmers and fuses them with Singaporean dishes. Must-try: “Red Army” Baked Eggs ($28) – you tiao (deep-fried breadstick) soldiers with bolognese baked eggs and herb salad – a local twist of the popular brunch favourite.
Where: 130E Minden Rd, Singapore 248819, tel: (65) 6471 0306
Vegetarians will dig this plant-based spot. Choose between Saigon Rolls ($18), Raw Crispy Lasagne ($22) or the Rice Bowl Of The Day ($16) at this wholesome restaurant. You can even sip on a Pink Soy Latte ($6) here! Just note: It opens at 12pm and is closed on Sundays.
Where: 24 Keong Saik Rd., Singapore 089131, tel: (65) 6224 8921
Have a late-but-healthy brekkie at this all-day dining, cafe-style resto and bar – it serves delicious and beautifully plated dishes. Opt for the Pistachio & Apple Birches Muesli ($20) with overnight oats, apple, pistachio, fresh fruit, red quinoa, yoghurt and maple syrup. Or, try the Banana & Walnut Cereal ($20) with fresh berries, banana, cereal, passion fruit, chia seeds, chocolate sauce and cold oat milk.
Where: 290 Orchard Rd, #03-09 The Paragon, Singapore 238859, tel: (65) 6416 4886
Go loco for this contemporary Mexican bar and restaurant, which houses more than 100 kinds of tequila. Open from 12pm 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!
Where: 30 Merchant Road #01-03 Riverside Point, 058282, tel: (65) 6236 1275
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 healthy recipes, food styling and food photography. And, it’s super kid-friendly too, a win-win for all!
Where: 75E Loewen Rd, Dempsey; 7 Rodyk St #01-34, Robertson Quay