Lazy mornings, when you can get them, is a luxury never to be taken for granted – and there’s nothing better than a delicious brunch to finally roll out of bed for. Wake with your taste buds at these perfect brunch spots in Singapore.
1. Open Door Policy
For you health junkies looking for a cool, guilt-free brunch spot, or casual dinner date place, here’s the place you should visit. Nestled in the heart of Singapore’s hipster haven, Tiong Bahru, is a neighbourhood bistro: Open Door Policy. It is by no means a new kid on the block, but its recent menu revamp has got our vote for being the It place to check out now.
Our picks? The spicy chorizo poach egg and sweet potatoes and pumpkin hash. Yum.
Open Door Policy, 19 Yong Siak St, 168650, T: 6221-9307
2. Merci Marcel
This hipster, Parisian-style lifestyle cafe is tucked away in the creative enclave of Tiong Bahru too, 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 percent French butter, and baked fresh daily.
For brunch, opt for the smoked salmon burger (S$21++), 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$17++), drizzled with honey and topped with summer berries.
Merci Marcel, 56 Eng Hoon St, #01-68, 160056, T: 6224-0113
3. The Summerhouse
This farm-to-table dining concept offers breathtaking views of nature as it is tucked away in the idyllic Seletar countryside. It has also recently launched a new weekend brunch menu, which is worth getting excited about.
Bask in the convivial ambience and indulge in the yummy updated menu, which features signature items such as eggs benedict modernist (an innovative take on the classic egg benedict, featuring fried egg yolk, egg white bacon custard, black forest ham, chive hollandaise and toasted brioche), pulled pork scrambled eggs burger, and French toast served with seasonal fruits and raspberry yuzu sorbet.
The Summerhouse, 3 Park Ln, 798387, T: 6262-1063
4. The Glasshouse
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, which recently opened last year.
This idyllic cafe features is the most Instagram-worthy spots around and comes with floor-to-ceiling glass windows (which of course, provide amazing natural lighting) and is peppered with potted plants. The must-have at this cafe? Its avocado toast.
The Glasshouse Specialty Coffee and Toast Bar, 30 Victoria St, Chijmes #01-03, 187996, T: 9793-0234
Two-year-old 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 buttermilk biscuits and apple cakes to an impressive seafood platter, containing king prawns, chilled spider crabs and Pacific oysters, this is a luxe brunch not to be missed.
Adrift by David Myers,10 Bayfront Avenue, Hotel Lobby Tower 2, Marina Bay Sands, 018956, T: 6688-5657
6. P.S. 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 royale 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 there not to love?
PS.Cafe, One Fullerton, 1 Fullerton Road, #02-03B/04, 049213, T: 8812-3198
This newly-opened 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 pate. 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. 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. Weekend brunch is served till 4pm, so even late-risers can get in a much-needed brunch fix.
Ginett Restaurant and Wine Bar, 200 Middle Road, Tel: 6809-7989
For a relaxing, no frills meal on the weekend, head to Culina Bistro at the lush Dempsey area. The new menu here includes a range of well-executed dishes including ultra-tender Maori Lakes lamb chops with rosemary jus, pillowy potato gnocchi, garden peas and spinach. Worth trying too are the pan-fried crab cakes with heirloom tomatoes and avocadoes, or the boldly flavoured saffron risotto topped with sweet, succulent Scottish scampi and fennel. Round off your meal with sticky toffee pudding, pear and vanilla ice cream, laced with luscious butterscotch sauce.
Culina, 8 Dempsey Road #01-13, Tel: 6474-7338
9. Fynn’s Restaurant
Who doesn’t love a bright and cheery Aussie-style brunch? At modern Australian eatery Fynn’s, you can have your fill of fluffy vanilla hot cakes with coconut butter and berry compote or corn fritters perked up with piquant jalapeño jam. The golden discs are accompanied by poached eggs, bacon, sautéed spinach, and grilled tomatoes. Alternatively, go all out with Fynn’s breakfast of eggs, bacon, sausage, asparagus, vine tomatoes, mushrooms and baked beans, served with home-baked sourdough. For a lighter dish, order the chia seed pudding with pineapple, granola and a touch of gula Melaka. A cup of flat white by Common Man will complete your meal nicely.
Fynn’s Restaurant, 26 Beach Road #B1-21, Tel: 6384-1878
10. 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 menu to provide diners with healthier alternatives to their favourite brunch picks.
Chow down on the tasty Strangers Smoked Salmon, a 120g fillet smoked in-house with mesquite wood chips served with poached eggs and a pairing of sweet hazelnut béarnaise sauce. Chunks of feta cheese balance out the sweet with a savoury tang, and crumbled walnuts add a bit of crunch that will have you cleaning the plate. Or opt for the lighter yet nutrient-dense Coconut Chia Pudding. The chia seeds are soaked overnight in coconut milk, and prepared upon order, with toppings of coconut shavings, fresh fruit and roasted almonds.
Strangers’ Reunion, 33/35/37 Kampong Bahru Road, Tel: 6222-4869
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