It doesn’t matter what you’re in the mood for, you’ll probably find it at Prive CHIJMES. Think burgers, pizzas and pastas and a wide range of delish desserts. Personally, we’re crazy about the Middle Eastern Avocado Toast, which has pomegranate, puffed buckwheat, pumpkin seed dukkah, chilli flakes, chipotle-cumin hummus, baby spinach and comes with a side of crisps. YUM.
Come for brunch, and stay for the desserts. This spot is ready and waiting for your Instagram #foodporn. Start with the Chilli Crab Mac and Cheese or Traditional Corned Beef Hash, and finish with a slice of any of its range of indulgent cakes like the Hossan Leong.
Experience brunch from far-flung destinations at this cosy cafe at the Mandarin Gallery – a favourite among expats and locals alike. Its menu features items inspired by Denmark, France, Norway, Turkey and many more.
With a menu that screams “Millenial!” (in a good way), The Populus is giving old-timer eateries a run for their money. Try the grain bowls, the Butter Rum Bananas French Toast or the Populus Scramble, an eponym not named in vain.
One of the most popular dessert cafes on the island, Sunday Folk‘s handcrafted soft serves are desserts we’d never desert. A must-try: the Lemon Lavender Cake, a citrus butter cake drizzled with lemon icing and sprinkled with lightly roasted almond slices, French lavender blossoms and the season’s herbs.
Housed in the beautiful colonial relic that is the old HQ of the Bukit Timah Saddle Club, savour brunch classics like French Toast or Eggs Benedict while horses trot by not far beyond this picturesque cafe.
A queue is always a good sign, and there’s always one during peak hours at Atlas Coffeehouse. It’s worth the wait, though – all-day brunch favourites include Summer Chicken Stew and the eponymous ATLAS Super-Bowl.
Its hip warehouse space in an industrial park will win your heart. What’s better: It recently revamped its menu to introduce brunch fare with a dose of Japanese influence. Dishes we love: the Suki Beef Rice Bowl, Ultimate Beef Yard Burger and the Family Feast, which is perfect for sharing.
By Joshua Tan and Pinky Chng, The Finder, December 2016; Updated August 30, 2018