Worth getting out of bed for
The proof is in the pudding (or whatever you choose to have for brunch): Singapore does her brunch as well as Melbourne or New York.
1. The Clifford Pier
You probably recognise this one by the grandeur of its iconic foyer.
Indulge in a weekend treat at this heritage chic waterfront restaurant – the Clifford Pier serves up a sumptuous dim sum brunch on weekends and public holidays. There’s not only an array of steamed, fried, and baked dim sum, but also local delights such as satay, and, who can forget, a lush dessert station.
Fullerton Bay Hotel, 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326
Sat, Sun & PH, 11am-2pm
2. The Halia
Enjoy an unhurried weekend afternoon brunching on classics such as Cinnamon French Toast or Truffle Scrambled Eggs on Sourdough, or a hearty Wagyu Rump or Halia’s Singapore-Style Chilli Crab Spaghettini (Rule of thumb: if it’s named after the restaurant, it’s got to be great) – with the Botanic Gardens as your backdrop.
1 Cluny Rd, Singapore Botanic Garden, Singapore 259569
Sat, Sun & PH, 10am-5pm
3. Wild Honey
Wild Honey is all about beautiful breakfast. All day, everyday.
So goes their mantra, and we can vouch for it. (And they literally mean all day – feeling some brunch at 8pm? No problem.)
Their selection of breakfast plates are named after each culture that inspired it, from English to Turkish to Spanish.
333A Orchard Rd, Mandarin Gallery #03-02, Singapore 238897 / 6 Scotts Rd, Scotts Square #03-01, Singapore 228209
Sun-Thurs 9am-9.30pm, Fri-Sat 9am-10.30pm (MG) / Sun-Thurs 9am-8.30pm, Fri-Sat 9am-9.30pm (SS)
4. The Edge
A Sunday afternoon spent feasting on an endless flow of upmarket gourmet foods and champagne? Sounds like a perfect pamper sesh to us.
Priding themselves for their array of Asian cuisines, The Edge also hasn’t forgotten about the fresh seafood. Oh, and the two-meter long cheeseboard. Also, the seven live cooking stations at this epitome of gastro-tainment means you’ll get your food piping hot.
P.s. kids under 6 dine for free!
Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039595
5. The Line
Sundays just got better with The Line’s Sunday champagne brunch buffet with 16 theatre kitchens, including foie gras presented in 10 ways, 13 types of fresh seafood on ice and 30 types of New and Old World cheese, served with unlimited Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut.
As with all buffets, finish off with all the desserts you need to satisfy your sweet tooth – which is probably how you started too, we know it!
Shangri-La Hotel, 22 Orange Grove Rd, Singapore 258350
6. Common Man Coffee Roasters
If the name rings a bell, it’s probably because you’ve seen tons of cafes in Singapore serving coffee from Common Man Coffee Roasters.
With that, it’s only right that you visit the eponymous cafe itself. We must say, the cafe definitely lives up to its hype.
A must-try is the Organic Eggs Benedict, a departure from the typical combination of eggs and ham or salmon – think poached eggs with golden molten centres sitting atop tender ox cheeks.
22 Martin Rd, #01-00, Singapore 239058
By Pinky Chng, May 2016