Bored of brunch?
Never – not with these cafes and restaurants with brunch fare you wouldn’t expect.
Old school is the new cool, and this diner, reminiscent of a road trip pitstop, knows best. Cute Volkswagen Kombis (which are also available for hire!) are parked at its doorstep, with retro floor tiles and whimsical memorabilia, imbibe an out-of-Singapore vibe to this brunch spot. Even the food, mostly Thai and Chinese fare, are prepared with recipes passed down for three generations!
66 Yio Chu Kang Rd, Singapore 545568
NEXT: Mitzo →
The weekend dim sum brunch is inspiring even for the most avid fans of Cantonese food. Here, familiar tastes are given interesting twists that push the boundaries for miles, yet still retaining the quintessential Cantonese touch.
Think escargot cheese puffs, wild mushroom and truffle buns, and more. They’ve also recently amped up their brunch menu with a selection of premium dishes featuring lobster, abalone, and more. This is one brunch buffet you have to go to!
Level 4 Grand Park Orchard, 270 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238857
NEXT: Long Chim →
Celebrity chef David Thompson knows how to cook up a feast, but he also knows how to have fun. Case in point: brunch at his restaurant Long Chim. Indulge in all things Thai, from the robust green curry to the flavour-packed spicy pork. The booze, too, is infused with Thai flavours (we promise the Thai Bloody Mary, with fish sauce and Thai chilli flakes, is a better idea than it may sound).
#02-02 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018972
NEXT: Kinki Restaurant & Bar →
If you’re making plans after your bottomless brunch at Kinki, you might want to take potential intoxication into account. Signature favourites include aburi hotate (seared Hokkaido scallop sushi), maguro (tuna) sashimi, and wagyu foie gras donburi (rice bowl) – clearly, they don’t scrimp on premium ingredients. This lavish selection of non-conventional sushi, sashimi, mains, and other Japanese fare is matched with endless sake, shochu, prosecco, and beer.
#02-02 Customs House, 70 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049323
NEXT: Arteastiq →
A portmanteau of art and tea, this boutique tea house serves all-day brunch, from stews to salads and even steak. But Arteastiq is also about more than just their food – the space doubles as a social painting studio, where you can pour your creativity into your own canvas. How’s this for a two-in-one therapy?
#04-14/15 Mandarin Gallery, 333A Orchard Rd, Singapore 238867
NEXT: Violet Oon →
Helmed by Singapore’s food ambassador Violet Oon, Nyonya and local breakfast favourites are amped up at weekend brunch. Dig into roti prata with scrumptious fillings like chickpea masala or slow-cooked pulled pork in a sweet onion infused dark soya sauce. Kids will love the calamansi sugar roti prata, drizzled with condensed milk and topped with calamansi-infused sugar.
881 Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore 279893
NEXT: Halia →
Brunch admist the flora and fauna of Singapore’s newly-crowned UNESCO World Heritage Site? Only at the Singapore Botanic Garden’s Halia. Try the simple but scumptious Smashed Avocado on Sourdough, adorned with the juiciest candy-red tomatoes; or eat local with their Chilli Crab Eggs. P.S. Say hi to their resident squirrels!
Singapore Botanic Gardens (Ginger Garden), 1 Cluny Rd, Singapore 259569
NEXT: Timbre+ →
Hawker meets food festival at Timbre+, and the myriad of food options, from gourmet to hipster, is no less unique. Go from deconstructed modular cubes of pasta at Food Academy to Korean-Mexican cuisine at Vatos Express at this urban food hall. Bonus: Live music every Monday to Saturday night!
73A Ayer Rajah Crescent, Singapore 139957
NEXT: Timbre+ →
By Pinky Chng, January 2018
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