What’s better than breakfast and lunch? Brunch! At least it is in Singapore, where brunch is a social event and a feast like no other. From quirky cafes to bottomless Champagne feasts, here are the top places to brunch in Singapore.
The Populas Coffee & Food Co
Labelling itself as a gastro café, this trendy Neil Road hangout takes its beans and brunch seriously. Expect an impressive line up of seasonal specialty coffees, delicate teas by Tea Bone Zen Mind and artisanal hot chocolate by Mörk Chocolate. Alongside the roaster’s velvety coffees, butter rum bananas French toast, signature fluffy scrambled with fresh herbs, marinated feta and back bacon in diners alongside its ever popular and Instagrammable rice and grain bowls, with toppings ranging from pulled pork to truffle-scented Wagyu.
The Fabulous Baker Boy
A delectable pit stop after a morning stroll around Fort Canning Park, this park-side bakery is fast becoming a Singapore institution. Locals lap up the pancakes and anything-with-eggs combos for brunch or for lighter bites, the weekend sourdough bakes, croissants and Danish pastries are devilishly good. A celebration of all things baked and beautiful, with cakes named after superstar divas including Beyonce and Diana Ross, a slice to go is always highly recommended!
Cool, contemporary and infused with laid-back Aussie culinary prowess, this all-day dining joint serves up an innovative and eye-catching brunch menu. Its weekend brunch favourites include: crab benedict with tater tots and yuzu hollandaise; truffled scrambled eggs with mushrooms; and pancake stacks and waffles with toppings including caramelised banana jam, and salted macadamia, walnut and sesame seed praline. Grab a table outside where the bright green shutters and foliage provide a great backdrop for your Insta foodie photos!
Anyone for brunch on the beach? Coastes is a laid-back Sentosa beach restaurant offering long, lazy brunches and free-flowing drinks for weekend patrons. Coastes bottomless bubbles and brunch option is our favourite and is available every Saturday and Sunday (including public holidays). Say cheers to free-flowing Freixinet Cordon Negro Brut, red and white wines and choose from the al la carte brunch menu! With wide-ranging options from eggs benedict to burgers and tacos, all tastes are catered for. So just relax and enjoy the sea views!
Brawn & Brains
For coffee lovers on a quest, look no further. Housed in Geylang’s old badminton hall, which was built in the 1950s, this café roasts in small batches to ensure the best flavours of every bean are reaped. With a legion of devoted caffeine connoisseurs, Brains & Brawn has become one of the most popular hangouts for coffee drinkers with the clean, modernist décor adding to the artsy vibe. The mouth-watering menu is replete with fluffy cakes, Earl Grey croissants, delicious eggs benedict and more. New for 2019, the brand’s second store has opened on East Coast Road. It features a new coffee menu using different brewing methods and a menu full of more hearty, fresh comfort food.
If you’re pushing the boat out, why not drink in views of the city from 57 storeys up and enjoy one of the most sumptuous brunches in town. By night LAVO’s super swanky rooftop bar is a stylish hotspot and by day diners can enjoy brunch and lunch with views to die for. There’s a lunch and brunch menu served throughout the week but for a real banquet hit LAVO’s Sunday Champange brunch. Running from midday on Sundays, this feast includes free-flowing Veuve Champagne, mimosas, bloody Marys, wine and beer, alongside a lavish buffet serving up towers of lobster, snow crab, and all the brunch classics plus myriad Italian-inspired dishes. With a stone-baked pizza oven, a roast section, divine salads and delectable starters, entrees and desserts, this is a feast for all the senses.