Brunch is perfect for those chill days where you’re in no hurry.
Looking for a great spot for a lazy brunch? Grab some formidable brunch grub at these cafes and restaurants in Singapore.
This cosy restaurant is 100% gluten-free, and its decor, food and wine will leave you craving for more.
Located at the heart of Singapore’s hipster district, The Butcher’s Wife is reminiscent of a European neighbourhood bistro, with its beautifully plated food and extensive wine list, sourced globally to complement your meal.
Their well-known focaccia with caramelised onions, tomatoes, and basil is a hit amongst brunch lovers ($9++), as well as their tender Grilled Black Onyx Shoulder Steak (S$49++) sourced directly from Australia, with its tripled cooked chips and béarnaise sauce. Complement brunch with one of their fresh juices (S$12++) or cocktails (S$20++).
The Butcher’s Wife, 19 Yong Siak Street, 168650, Tel: 6221-9307
This hipster, Parisian-style lifestyle cafe is tucked away in the creative enclave of Tiong Bahru and presents customers a tranquil escape from the bustling city crowd.
The cafe’s extensive menu echo its ethos of using only the finest ingredients, where pastries are made with 100% French butter and baked fresh daily.
For brunch, opt for the Smoked Salmon Burger (S$22++), which comes with a side of salad. But if you’ve got a sweet tooth, then we suggest you try the French Toast Brioche (S$18++), drizzled with honey and topped with summer berries.
Merci Marcel, 56 Eng Hoon St, #01-68, 160056, Tel: 6224-0113
Tucked away in the idyllic Seletar countryside, Wildseed Café is the progeny of the exquisite farm-to-table restaurant, The Summerhouse. Its lush surrounds and breathtaking views of nature is the perfect accompaniment to its flavourful and wholesome meals.
Bask in the convivial ambience and indulge from the yummy menu, which features signature items such as its Wildseed Garden Arrabiata (S$15++), a unique variation of the typical penne pasta with regionally sourced Cameron Highland cherry tomatoes, homegrown Kranji golden abalone mushrooms, homemade mango pickle, baby corn and Parmesan to complete the dish. Alternatively, try their Grilled Sea Bass fillet, topped with seaweed buerre blanc with a side of grilled potato and brocolini (S$26++), pulled pork scrambled eggs burger and French toast served with seasonal fruits and raspberry yuzu sorbet.
Wildseed Cafe, Level 1, 3 Park Ln, 798387, Tel: 9643-9116
In search of some respite from the hustle and bustle of the CBD area? Then you should definitely head to The Glasshouse Specialty Coffee and Toast Bar.
This idyllic cafe features some of the most Instagram-worthy spots around and comes with floor-to-ceiling glass windows (which of course, provides amazing natural lighting) and is peppered with plant pots. The must-have at this cafe? Its avocado toast (S$7++).
The Glasshouse Specialty Coffee and Toast Bar, 30 Victoria St, Chijmes #01-03, 187996, Tel: 6900-3237
Adrift is led by celebrated chef David Myers who believes in using cutting-edge flavour combinations (read: Japanese ingredients are paired with Southeast Asian spices and Californian techniques). And yes, the restaurant isn’t just about dinner or supper menus, it too has a dedicated brunch menu for all brunch aficionados out there.
From buttermilk biscuits and apple cakes to an impressive seafood platter, which contains king prawns, chilled spider crabs and Pacific oysters, this is a luxe brunch not to be missed.
Adrift by David Myers,10 Bayfront Avenue, Hotel Lobby Tower 2, Marina Bay Sands, 018956, Tel: 6688-5657
From 11.30am on weekdays and from 9.30am on weekends, guests can indulge in a selection of hearty brunch favourites such as Salmon Royale Benedict with poached eggs, gravlax, avocado and hollandaise on focaccia, or PS. Fluffy Pancakes with homemade banana jam, blueberries, passionfruit curd and fresh cream – what’s not to love?
PS.Cafe, One Fullerton, 1 Fullerton Road, #02-03B/04, 049213, Tel: 8812-3198
This bistro-style restaurant and wine bar is a great spot for hearty European fare. The interior is uber chic, with high ceilings and swanky décor adorned with hanging wine glasses. Big groups can opt for the one-metre board featuring cheeses, cold cuts and pâté. If you’re bringing the young ones out, they will love the cosy mirrored booths in the mezzanine area – and good ol’ classics like Mac & Cheese (S$15++). And most importantly, wine lovers will delight at the all-day happy hour prices. With an affordable list of 70 French wines and prices starting at just S$6++ per glass and S$30++ by the bottle, you will be spoilt for choice. Weekend brunch is served till 4pm, so even late-risers can get in a much-needed brunch fix.
Ginett Restaurant and Wine Bar, Hotel G, 200 Middle Road, Tel: 6809-7989
Opened in 2012, this modern restaurant and bar with its easy-going and relaxed environment is the perfect spot for brunch. Nestled in the historic Kampong Glam district, Symmetry draws its influences from the Aussie culture, from its cuisine to its kind hospitality.
Enjoy the selection of hearty vegetarian options like their Zucchini Fritters (S$15++) with feta cheese and yuzu yogurt dip, or Vegan Big Breakfast (S$25++) with tofu, avocado, scallion pesto, roasted peppers & tomato stew, with sourdough. Alternatively, why not try their twist on the usual egg benedict? The Crab Benedict (S$25++) includes avocado purée, mesclun salad, tater tots, and yuzu hollandaise with English muffins. Simply scrumptious!
Symmetry, 9 Jalan Kubor #01-01 199206, Tel: 6291-9901
Who doesn’t love a bright and cheery Aussie-style brunch? At modern Australian eatery Fynn’s, you can have your fill of fluffy vanilla hot cakes with coconut butter and berry compote or corn fritters perked up with piquant jalapeño jam. The golden discs are accompanied by poached eggs, bacon, sautéed spinach, and grilled tomatoes. Alternatively, go all out with Fynn’s breakfast of eggs, bacon, sausage, asparagus, vine tomatoes, mushrooms and baked beans, served with home-baked sourdough. For a lighter touch, order the chia seed pudding with pineapple, granola and a touch of gula Melaka. A cup of flat white by Common Man will complete your meal nicely.
Fynn’s Restaurant, 26 Beach Road #B1-21, Tel: 6384-1878
Brunch doesn’t always have to be sinful, leaving you bloated and sluggish in the middle of your precious weekend. Strangers’ Reunion, a veteran in the café scene, revamped its space menu to provide diners with healthier alternatives to their favourite brunch picks.
Chow down on the tasty Smoked Salmon Bowl (S$18.90++), smoked in-house with mesquite wood chips served with poached eggs and a pairing of tangerine sauce. A mix of quinoa, watercress, halloumi, pickled cabbage, sweet corn, and diced pumpkin balance out the sweet with a savoury tang that will have you cleaning the plate. Or opt for a twist on a British favourite, with the Corned Beef Scotch Egg (S$18.90++), accompanied with cauliflower and peppers couscous, lettuce, corn, and tomato salsa.
Strangers’ Reunion, 33/35/37 Kampong Bahru Road, Tel: 6222-4869
At 70-storeys high, Skai is possibly the tallest spot you can sit at and tuck into brunch in Singapore. Naturally, the views are exceptional from their grand floor-to-ceiling windows and the interiors are done-up in a minimalist classic style with warm, wood hues. Casual and classy is a theme that translates down to the brunch menu too — charcuterie and salads are served buffet-style, while the rest of the dishes arrive freshly prepared at your table.
Buffet highlights include the Wagyu Beef Tataki with pickled eryngii mushrooms and ponzu and the Blackened Cod Fish with garlic, potato and sweet corn. Chef Chong Koo Jee who won the Singapore Pastry Cup 2018 is the maestro behind decadent desserts like the Chocolate Parfait with Earl Grey and chocolate honeycomb.
Did we mention booze? Expect wines, champagne and brunch cocktails like the Bloody SKAI (bacon washed T&T Wheat Vodka, dill Sherry, spice mix and tomato juice) to flow. Priced at $168++ per person, or $78++ for food and soft-drinks only.
Skai, Level 70 Swissotel The Stamford, 2 Stamford Road 178882, Tel: 6338-8585
Almost a year after the revamp of The Quayside area of Robertson Quay, Publico Ristorante continues to be the buzziest riverside spot with its casual Italian fare and breezy-meets-hip vibe. The decor boasts a tropical island vibe with lush green, shady trees and river views. Perfect for sun-drenched brunches (also, there is an equally pretty indoor area for those who don’t like alfresco).
Top notch eats on the brunch menu are the pizzas (with 24-hour proofed dough made only from Italian flour) among which the Tartufata ($25) — a white pizza of smoked scamorza, porcini mushrooms and truffle oil — comes highly recommended. There are also salads, antipasti, pasta dishes and brunch-style eggs. Weekends also allow brunch goers three-hours of free flow Moet & Chandon Ice Imperial, prosecco and rose for $110 per person.
Publico Ristorante, 1 Nanson Road 238909, Tel: 6826-5040
Wooloomooloo Steakhouse has been around since 2012 and gathered a steady and loyal following for its consistent quality. With the launch of their new Surf and Turf five-course brunch menu, this restaurant is one of the most scenic spots in town for a weekend meal. The warm wood interiors are classic and elegant, but it’s really the expansive views from their floor-to-ceiling windows that are the draw. Tip: Snag a table by the windows for max effect!
Brunch courses include luxurious nibbles like the trio of oysters with ponzu, mignonette and chilli vinegar and the duck rillettes with cornichons and toasted rye. Mains include stalwarts like the USDA prime 6oz of beef ribeye, served with pomme aligot (whipped potatoes with cheese) and confit truss tomatoes and their hand chopped steak tartare, with chives, a dash of truffle aioli and fried rye bread.
Everything is well executed and for $68++ per person, the five courses are more than filling. The menu will change regularly, but will always feature both meat and seafood dishes in keeping with the surf and turf theme.
Wooloomooloo Steakhouse, Level 3 Swissotel The Stamford, 2 Stamford Road 178882, Tel: 6338-0261
Housed within the Botanic Gardens, Botanico and Bee’s Knees at The Garage sets expectations for beauty, simply because of their location, and beautiful it is. You come upon the art deco structure after a mini walk through the wooded part of the gardens and the colonial bungalow houses an outdoor terrace, an indoor restaurant and a garden bar — each with its own personality, and all equally stunning.
Bee’s Knees is the cafe on ground level, which has an all-day menu with brunch-appropriate dishes (eggs, sandwiches etc.) but head to Botanico upstairs for an elegant brunch where the menu is varied to cater to a variety of tastes. Expect everything from petite brunch plates like the Polenta “Porridge” ($12) with flavours of coconut milk and palm sugar, topped with house-made muesli, candied bacon and fresh berries, and the luxurious Wagyu Beef Cheek ($32) served with burnt roots mash, parsnip chips and sautéed parsnips.
Botanico and Bee’s Knees at The Garage, 50 Cluny Park Road 257488, Tel: 9831-1106 (Botanic), 9815-3213 (Bee’s Knees)
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