Looking for a great spot for a lazy brunch? Scattered across Singapore are dozens of brunch spots, each quite unlike the other. Regardless of your preference for food or decor, you’re bound to find a place that you’ll enjoy. Here are some of our favourite picks of the top brunch places in Singapore that will make you feel relaxed and like you’re on holiday.
You’re in for a treat at this stylish, sustainability-focused resto’s Sunday Champagne Brunch ($138++ with alcohol, $78++ for non-alcohol; $48++ for kids, aged 4 to 12 years) with endless Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut! Plus, you can feast on Maine lobsters, Spencer Gulf king prawns and more.
Where: Mezzanine level, 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.
Check out their Blue Pea Flower Naan Sandwich ($10) that’s stuffed with fermented black beans falafel, yoghurt, green mango chilli sauce and lentils hummus.
Their well-known Gluten-Free Focaccia with caramelised onions, tomatoes, and basil is a hit amongst brunch lovers ($10) as well as their tender Wagyu Picanha ($38) served with burnt cauliflower puree, green papaya salsa and banana powder.
Where: 19 Yong Siak St, Singapore 168650, tel: (65) 6221 9307
This 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.
Opt for the Club Sandwich ($21), which comes smoked salmon, avocado, cucumber, chilli flakes and mesclun. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, then we suggest you try the French Toast brioche ($17), topped with homemade whipped cream, drizzled with honey and topped with 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 Burger ($20) and Sesame Chicken Pita ($16) that comes with curly fries.
Where: 3 Park Lane, Singapore 798387, tel: (65) 8126 7524
The Wildseed Cafe also has an outlet at The Alkaff Mansion.
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 & Dukkah Artisanal Toast ($13).
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 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 house-made bagels with smoked salmon or salt beef ($18) and Broken Ricotta Pancake ($19) to Lobster Frittata ($24) and King Crab Omelette ($26), this is a weekend brunch not to be missed.
Where: 10 Bayfront Ave, Lobby, Marina Bay Sands Hotel Tower 2, Singapore 018956, tel: (65) 6688 5657
From 11.30 am on weekdays and from 9.30 am 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, PS. Fluffy Pancakes with homemade banana jam, blueberries, passionfruit curd and fresh cream and PS. Brunch Burger that comes with a wagyu patty. The brunch menu is extensive, with local delights, pastas, pizzas, salads and 12 desserts to choose from — 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 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 French toast and pancakes. 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 spoilt for choice.
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 Symmetry Big Breakfast ($25). 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 or 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 healthier alternatives to their favourite brunch picks.
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.
Priced at $158++ per person, and $69 per kid (ages 7 to 12)
Where: 2 Stamford Road Swissôtel, Level 70 The Stamford, 178882, tel: (65) 6431 6156
Publico Ristorante serves casual Italian fare in a space that boasts a tropical island vibe with lush green, shady trees and river views. It’s 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 woodfired 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. And not to mention, a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to unwind with.
Where: 1 Nanson Rd, Singapore 238909, tel: (65) 6826 5040
Wooloomooloo Steakhouse has been around since 2012 and has gathered a steady and loyal following due to its consistent quality. With their current four-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 options like avocado toast, cold angel hair pasta, lobster linguine, pan-seared barramundi with cauliflower puree and roasted Kipfler potato, and dark chocolate brownie with almond crumble, caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream.
The four courses are more than filling. For those who prefer to enjoy just the brunch without free-flow drinks, it is available at just S$48++. Top up $60++ for free-flow of wines and beer. And $$80++ for Laurent-Perrier La Cuvee Brut N.V., wines, beer and selected cocktails. The menu will change regularly, but will always feature both meat and seafood dishes.
Where: 2 Stamford Rd, Level 3 Swissotel The Stamford, Singapore 178882, tel: (65) 6338 0261
Wooloomooloo Steakhouse 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. Chance 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 Diamond Shell Vongole ($28), tagliatelle cooked with NZ surf clams, white wine, garlic
and bird’s eye chilli, and the 65° Kurobuta Pork Belly ($30), a slow-cooked pork belly, served with fermented Granny smith puree, pickled celeriac and variety of nuts and seeds glaze with soy.
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 croissants, charcuterie and cheese platters. Tip: Pick from a list of tartines, which include avocado toast and smoked salmon. 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: Braised Beef Open Face Sandwich ($30) that comes with pickled cabbage, mustard mayo and sprouts.
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. Think classics like Smoked Salmon Tartine and Crispy French Toast, to heartier varieties like Spicy and Sour Prawns Linguine and Tenderloin.
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