The Best Brunch in Singapore
When the weekend rolls around, work melts into the background and brunching basically becomes a full time job in Singapore. Or even better, you may have the kind of work-life balance we all dream of – brunching Monday or Friday and every day in between.
Regardless of what day of the week you go, serious planning has to go into each and every visit because finding the best brunch in Singapore is no joke, trust us! The city loves it and as a result cafés and restaurants all over are offering the meal in some shape or form.
To help you navigate this very crowded field, we’ve selected a few of our favourite Singapore eateries that suit all situations. What you’re looking for in a brunch can depend on a number of variables. So whether you’re rolling out of bed after a night on the tiles or on a quest to taste Singapore’s best coffee, our list will have you covered.
Read on and find out who serves the best brunch in Singapore!
Speciality coffee from world champion baristas
Strangers’ Reunion believes in the ritual of bringing people together over cups of coffee to delight the senses. But the coffee from this Tanjong Pagar café isn’t just any cup of joe.
It is speciality coffee brewed and extracted by award-winning baristas. The team here have collectively won or been finalists in the Singapore National Barista Championship, World Barista Championship, World Siphon Coffee Championship, Singapore Latte Art Championship and World Latte Art Championship.
If that doesn’t impress you, perhaps their all-day brunch menu will. It’s got everything from baked eggs with chorizo to avocado smoothie bowls, snapper ceviche and truffle tagliatelle. Strangers’ Reunion could just be the best brunch spot in Singapore.
Open Monday to Sunday, 9am – 6pm
35 Kampong Bahru Road, Tanjong Pagar, Singapore 169356
Gourmet brunch with a fusion of flavours
Curious Palette is from the same people behind Strangers Reunion, so Singaporeans can expect the same high standards and passion for hospitality. The decor is equally inviting as well, with warm soft tones throughout the space and chic decor giving off a modern feel. Yet what sets these guys apart from Strangers Reunion is their more extensive food offering.
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the food boasts sophisticated flavours and innovative approaches. The menu is clearly influenced by an array of cuisines and includes rum and raisin ricotta hotcakes, corned beef scotch eggs, pan-seared salmon and maple-glazed pork belly.
Open Wednesday to Monday, 9am – 10pm
64 Prinsep Street, Dhoby Ghaut, Singapore 188667
For a special occasion of Sunday champagne brunch
Kwee Zeen is a little slice of heaven located within Sofitel Singapore Sentosa and every Sunday from 12.30pm to 3.30pm, you can get involved with their Magnifique Sunday Champagne brunch. The restaurant, perched right on the edge of a cliff with breathtaking views of the ocean and jungle, has huge open windows that allow a cool breeze to glide through the space.
The Sunday brunch offering includes everything from dim sum and foie gras to premium oysters and cheese platters, so make sure you come hungry. With free-flowing Taittinger champagne and drinks, as well as a complimentary bouncy castle and a games area for kids, this is a brunch spot suitable for the whole family. There are also special brunch offers on some Saturdays. See their website for more details.
Open Monday to Sunday, 6:30am – 10pm
2 Bukit Manis Road, Sentosa, Singapore 099891
Breakfast burritos you can’t resist
If you’ve had a big night out in Singapore, nothing makes a hangover feel better than a juicy fat burrito. To satisfy that very craving, let us introduce Muchachos, an absolute gem in Tanjong Pagar. Open from 11am, these guys serve some of the best Mexican food in town.
They’ve got a short and sweet menu of burritos, tacos, quesadillas and a few other naughty specialities (think carne asada fries and buttermilk fried chicken). But seeing it is brunch you’re after, delight yourself with the signature Muchachos breakfast burrito – scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, cheese and more.
Open Monday to Saturday, 11am – 10pm
182 Cecil Street, Frasers Tower, Tanjong Pagar, Singapore 069547
Specialists in decadent waffles
There’s a lot on offer at Les Patisseries, a bustling all-day eatery on Upper Thomson Road. You’ll find French pastries, rich pasta and some truly juicy burgers (the six-hour braised beef cheek being our personal favourite). However, they’re known far and wide for one thing in particular – their decadent waffles.
Customers can pick from 11 chef creations, or alternatively decide to create their own. Ingredients include rose waffle bases, speculoos or black sesame ice cream, condensed milk sauce, fresh berries and macarons. If the choices prove too overwhelming, we recommend ordering the Le SPARTAR-Culoos waffle or the Houjicha Molten Pancake, both signature dishes.
Open Monday to Friday, 11am – late; Weekends, 9am – late
222 Upper Thomson Road, Bishan, Singapore 574354
Rise & Grind
Hungry for an Aussie brunch?
Located in Bukit Timah, Rise & Grind is a down-to-earth venue inspired by Australian-style eating. Now we all know what that means – top-quality coffee and delicious fusion food. Just check out the espresso scene in Sydney or these cafés in Melbourne and you’ll get the idea.
All-day brunch is served from opening until 3pm (or 5pm on the weekends), meaning guests can dig in to huevos rancheros, dukkah avocado and haloumi, seasonal granola and pulled pork benedict just about any time. From midday, the menu expands even more, with juicy burgers and creamy pasta available. With such mouth-watering food, you can understand why Rise & Grind is one of our favourite cafés in all of Singapore.
Open Monday to Friday, 11am – 8:30pm; Weekends, 9am – 8:30pm
1 Jalan Anak Bukit, L1-CA1, Bukit Timah Plaza, Singapore 588996
French cuisine from early until late
Merci Marcel is truly passionate about French food and their brunch, lunch and dinner menus reflect the rich nature of the world’s most famous cuisine. With outlets in Tiong Bahru and Club Street, Singapore locals love the authentic experience at these two cafés and we can see why.
Dining here is definitely a candidate for best brunch in Singapore. That’s because you can sample buttery pastries, taste speciality coffee, sip on fine wine and delve into their signature French brunch dishes. Our favourites include passionfruit crème brûlée, blue cheese tarte flambée with ham and the artisan cheese and charcuterie boards.
Open Monday to Sunday, 8am – late
56 Eng Hoon Street, #01-68, Tiong Bahru, Singapore 160056
Open Monday to Sunday, 9am – late
7-9 Club Street, Outram, Singapore 069403
Because cake for breakfast is always a good idea
A shiny gemstone in the crown of Kovan, Lola’s Cafe has a wide range of dishes that showcase what this eatery does best: honest and simple comfort fare. You’ll find cakes and sweet treats so decadent you won’t be able to believe your eyes! Some of our favourite desserts at Lola’s include the salted caramel popcorn cake, the Earl Grey orange crème brûlée or the black sesame tart with Japanese matcha cookie.
Don’t worry if brunch is more of a savoury event for you, because there are also menu items such as crab cake benedict with poached eggs and miso hollandaise, or a grilled chicken burger with cheesy broccoli and chipotle mayo up for grabs. To complement the food, you’ll also find aromatic coffee.
Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am – late
5 Simon Road, Kovan, Singapore 545893
Keeping it simple with coffee and toast
For an artisan brunch experience, we recommend The Glasshouse. Describing themselves as a speciality coffee and toast bar, this Chijmes gem is just that. They boast a beautiful café space which is bright, minimalist and laden with plants.
Attention to detail is important to The Glasshouse, with this most evident in their speciality coffee. They source beans from roasters located all over the world and use expert techniques to do each cup of coffee justice, whether pour-over brews or single origin flat whites. Yet one shouldn’t forget their toast, which features naturally leavened sourdough bread with exciting and creative toppings.
Open Monday to Thursday, 8am – 5pm; Friday, 8am – 9:30pm; Saturday, 9am – 9:30pm; Sunday, 8am – 5pm
30 Victoria Street, #01-03 Chijmes, City Hall, Singapore 187996
Classic brunch from Australian craft beer legends
Little Creatures grabs our attention for its satisfyingly original food, hoppy beers and atmospheric location on Mohamed Ali Lane. Although relatively new on Singapore’s brunch scene, they’re already making waves and now have the coffee bar Schibello Coffee on site.
It’s best to brunch here during the weekend as the menu is larger and features sharing plates, burgers and pizza from 11:30am. It’s also totally acceptable to start digging into their craft beers at such an hour. Breakfast during the week is also a treat. They serve classics like smoked salmon bagels, lobster eggs benedict or striploin steak with egg and fries.
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Just in case you haven't heard yet, we just opened an on-site coffee roastery with our friends at @schibellocoffeesg ! Now serving enough caffeine to give you the little boost you need morning, evening or night! ☕️Why not head on over for brunch and taste what all the fuss is about!
Open Monday to Friday, 8am to midnight
Mohamed Ali Lane, 36 Club Street, Singapore 069469
Hunting for the best brunch in Singapore can take some stamina. There’s seriously a huge number of cafés doing delicious things and we hope our top choices reflect that.
If you’re wanting to dig even deeper, we recommend Common Man Coffee Roasters (3 locations), PS Cafe (10+ locations) and The Populus. Alternatively, if you’re craving Asian, visit one of Singapore’s standout Chinese restaurants for yum cha.