We hate to be party poopers, but a serving of Eggs Benedict contains an average of 800 calories.
That’s about 45 minutes of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)… And we can hardly manage 4.5.
Check out this healthy cafes in Singapore for brunch without the burn.
The huge sandwiches are the star of the show here, which comes as no surprise considering “Sarnies” is a slang term for sandwich. What will surprise you: how generously they pack your power lunch with a hearty tower of meat. All the better to dig into – everybody knows messy sandwiches are the most satisfying ones. Need a caffeine fix to go with? Sarnies’ coffees are made with a doulble ristretto for more intense flavour, and certainly more kick.
136 Telok Ayer St, Singapore 068601
NEXT: Ninja Bowl ?
This cosy joint’s grain bowls taste as colorful as they look. Choose from options like tender confit duck breast (pictured), 24-hour braised beef cheek or velvety marinated salmon, complemented perfectly by the medley of vegetables and healthy elements like buttered carrots, semi-dried tomatoes, Korean beansprouts and more. And does a healthy lunch mean you get to have a slightly more indulgent Fancy French Toast after? We think so.
15 Duxton Rd, Singapore 089481
NEXT: The Daily Roundup ?
Steering away from typically heavier brunch items, The Daily Roundup’s menu of crepes and galettes, conceived by 3-Michelin starred chef Bruno Menard, is perfect for the health-conscious. Here, clean eats are made indulgent – in a different sense of the word – with the freshest ingredients sourced globally, including organic buckwheat flour from Britanny, the birthplace of crêpes in France.
#01-02 The Working Capitol, 1 Keong Saik Rd, Singapore 089109
NEXT: The Populus Coffee & Food Co ?
This contemporary gastro-cafe does a wicked grain bowl – the ultimate testament to the fact that healthy food can be super delish, too. Our reco: The Roast Chicken Grain Bowl, colourfully adorned with furikake baby corn, red cabbage and apple slaw, roasted butternut squash, mixed mushrooms, and other nutritious nosh.
146 Neil Rd, Singapore 088875
NEXT: DW Workshop ?
Designed as a house, you’ll find homely comfort in this cafe’s fireplace, flush cushions, and the patio where star-gazers kick back when night blankets the sky. Here, healthy, customisable meals boast a myriad of colours, paired with a glasss of cold-pressed juice. Plus, true to their motto to enrich life – not just through their food – they also offer artsy workshops, from paper pleating to concrete lamp making.
41 Rochester Park, Singapore 138582
NEXT: The Hangar ?
The main highlight at The Hangar is coffee – it’s an Aussie-style cafe after all – but there’s everything to love about their food, too. Try the Halloumi and Cauliflower Rice (pictured) – no rice in this dish, but hearty morsels of lightly pan-fried shaved cauliflower. Decadence comes in the form of chewy slabs of halloumi cheese and homemade hummus atop.
25 Arab St, Singapore 199724
NEXT: Afterwit ?
Fact: traditional Mexican food is high with protein and low in fat. Especially so when packed with healthy ingredients like Afterwit’s Mexican-inspired fare, from Cranberry Turkey Bacon Burrito to Smoked Salmon Tortilla Pizza (pictured). And if a relatively healthier lunch means you’re allowed a cheat dessert, they’ve even got ice cream tacos!
778 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 198746
NEXT: Strangers’ Reunion ?
Filling the gap in the Singapore F&B scene of restaurants catering to gluten and lactose-intolerant bons-vivants (like chef Ryan Clift himself), Open Door Policy offers a menu free of gluten or dairy products (and where possible, low in fat and salt content as well). The result is a winning menu that doesn’t compensate for what’s supposedly missing, but instead uses both innovative and traditional processes to tease out unexpected flavours in familiar ingredients. Pastas? Check. Desserts? Check. Brunch faves? Check.
19 Yong Saik St, Singapore 169650
NEXT: Sarnies Cafe ?
By Pinky Chng, last updated September 2017
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