Brunches are the new lunches here in Singapore, and we’re on a never-ending search for new cafes and restaurants that can cook up a mean brunch while we chill on comfortable seats amidst a relaxing ambience with our cuppas. We love a good brunch too, so here are our picks of our favourite brunches in Singapore.
Edge at Pan Pacific Singapore has launched one of the longest champagne brunches ever in Singapore, which is available on Sundays from 12pm to 4pm, a whopping four hours. Enjoy a vast array of food complemented with unlimited Veuve Clicquot champagne, wines, beers and cocktails. With live stations, a two-metre cheese and bread table, gluten-free desserts, and more than ten different cuisines, Sunday brunch will never be the same for hearty-eaters.
The Omi Wagyu Beef and Pan-Seared Foie Gras on Toast. The omi wagyu beef is one of the softest cuts of meat we have ever tried, and melts in your mouth instantly. Prepared a la minute by the talented chefs at the live stations, all you have to do is to pass your wooden chopstick to them, and they will come by your table with your order after. The pan-seared foie gras is possibly one of the biggest we’ve ever seen or eaten in Singapore. Juicy and tasty, the duck liver is definitely worth every calorie eaten.
Date: Every Sunday
Time: 12pm to 4pm
Venue: Edge, Pan Pacific Hotel Level 3, 7 Raffles Boulevard
Prices: $158 (adults), $98 (teens age 12 to 17), $49 (children age 7 to 11). Make your reservations at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 68268240.
2. THE MISSING PAN
The Missing Pan is a quaint little shophouse along the streets of Bukit Timah, furnished with adorable shelves, lighting and wooden furniture, giving you a very relaxed and cozy atmosphere for you to chill out and have brunch. With two floors, the restaurant has an organic bakery serving freshly baked artisanal breads on the first floor, with an open-kitchen allowing you to see the bakers at work. The second floor is a brasserie, where hearty brunch goodness is served to you as you sip on your cups of coffee or tea with your friends.
The Missing Pan has a pretty extensive menu, with over 10 dishes on its brunch list, but the 62-degree Eggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon ($22) and French Toast Salpicon ($19) are unmistakably the two most outstanding dishes on the menu. The Eggs Benedict, a very refreshing dish, has two perfectly poached eggs seated on top of avocados and crisp sourdough. The in-house smoked salmon, which complements the poached eggs well, is topped with hollandaise, making it a well-balanced dish. The French Toast Salpicon, on the other hand, has a sweet exterior with a savoury surprise. A thick french toast topped with banana nuggets and mixed berries, it can be cut open to reveal a surprise stuffing of chicken, spinach and mushroom. Don’t be too weirded out by the thought of it — the sweet and savoury combination is actually a very addictive one, and topped with homemade strawberry-smoked maple syrup, the french toast is one of the best we’ve ever tasted.
Date: Every Tuesday to Sunday (Closed on Mondays)
Time: 9am to 2.30pm
Venue: The MIssing Pan, 619D Bukit Timah Road
Prices: From $20. Make your reservations at email@example.com or call 64664377.
3. LITTLE PANCAKES
A very kid-friendly and relaxed cafe, Little Pancakes is located in the heart of Upper Thomson, making it very accessible. With adorable framed artworks of pancake people decorating the walls, the cafe is a great place to hang out for brunch, as well as dessert after lunch or dinner. Bite-sized pancakes are served to everyone who goes to the cafe, which makes them not only nice to eat, but good to look at too.
Little Pancakes has a mix of savoury and sweet pancakes for everyone, but the Singaporeans Unite ($7.50) and Ham and Cheesy ($8.50) are two of the pancakes everyone should try. Instead of using the traditional maple syrup and butter, condensed milk and homemade kaya is used as condiments for the pancakes, which is great for people of all ages, especially the older generation, who are familiar with the kaya toast they usually eat everyday. The Ham and Cheesy is perfect for those who prefer savoury over sweet — layers of ham and cheese are sandwiched between two mini pancakes, turning them into mini burgers, perfect for those who are looking for a full meal.
Date: Every Wednesday to Monday (Closed on Tuesday)
Time: 1pm (weekdays), 11am (weekends)
Venue: Little Pancakes, #01-04 Thomson Imperial Court, 200 Upper Thomson Road
Prices: From $6.50. Make your reservations at 62588515.
4. DA PAOLO BISTROBAR
A quaint and modern bistro tucked away in a quiet area of Rochester Park, Da Paolo BistroBar is a great place to just chill and dine at during the weekend. You can order a pizza, main, and coffee, and relax at the bistrobar amidst lush greenery and escape the bustle of town.
The Grilled Louisiana Pork Ribs ($46) and Red Wine Braised Pork Belly Pizza ($30). The pork ribs is the perfect dish for you to have if you are in the mood for a hearty meal. The two half ribs, grilled and glazed with barbecue sauce, is sweet and tender, and with parmesan garlic fries and a creamy garlic dip, the dish is a hearty and cheesy one, great for a cheat meal, and very worth the calories. The Red Wine Braised Pork Belly pizza, is a light dish. great for sharing amongst couples and families. A thin-crust pizza topped with succulent slices of pork belly and drizzled with red wine sauce and mascarpone cheese, you will not be satisfied with just having one slice of the addictive pizza.
Date: Every Sunday
Time: 11am to 3pm
Venue: Da Paolo BistroBar, 3 Rochester Drive
Prices: From $15. Make your reservations at 6774 5537.
5. DISTRICT 10 (UE SQUARE)
Located in the heart of Clarke Quay, District 10 is a great place to have your weekend brunch and drinks at with your friends after a long week of hard work in the office. The restaurant, which recently underwent a revamp, now showcases a sleek main dining room and bar, and even a private dining room for families that want to celebrate special occasions. With over 80 different wines on its menu, you can enjoy a long brunch at the restaurant, and let your children play to their hearts’ content at the inflatable bouncy castle.
If you’re looking for brunch with a local twist, the Pandan-Coconut Pancakes with Gula Melaka Syrup ($9) is definitely a must try at the restaurant. Refreshing and tasty, the pancakes are not overly sweet, and can even be eaten on its own if you wish to have it without the syrup. For a richer flavour, try the Signature Black Angus Beef Striploin with Fried Eggs and Black Truffle ($36). The richness of the truffle, paired with the quality beef striploin, will definitely be worth your every cent.
Date: Every weekend
Time: 11am to 3pm
Venue: District 10, 81 Clemenceau Avenue #01-15/16/17 UE Square Shopping Mall,
Prices: From $8. Make your reservations at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 67384788.
6. PIES AND COFFEE
Pies and Coffee has just reached its second year, and celebrated its second anniversary by launching a whole new brunch menu and outlet at Robertson Walk, with hearty breakfast items, new pies and desserts for all to enjoy. Head down to its outlets to enjoy soft pancakes, salad, wraps, or even aromatic coffee from Toby’s Estate Coffee.
The Sunriser ($11.90) is a harmonious combination of truffle mash and cheesy chicken sausage, contained in adorable pastry cups and then topped with whole eggs and baked to perfection. What we enjoy about this dish is the combination of sweet and savoury in the aromatic truffle mash (savoury) and the crunchy pastry cups (sweet). The Hazelnut Banana Pancakes ($9.90) is perfect for adults and children alike who have a sweet tooth — fresh bananas and berries are sandwiched between a stack of moist pancakes and topped with a luscious homemade hazelnut spread, which makes it nutritious, yummy and filling.
Time: 8.30am to 2pm
Venue: Pies and Coffee, Robertson Walk #01-25, 11 Unity Street
Prices: From $4.90. Make your reservations at 6733 9272.
7. PANTRY AT THE STABLES (MARMALADE PANTRY)
For those who are sick of the city and just want a good breather amidst lush greenery (and maybe even animals), Pantry at the Stables is a restaurant that you would want to have your brunch at on weekends. With high ceilings and tall French windows to keep the bistro casual and breezy, Pantry at the Stables gives off a unique vibe of modern simplicity and traditional colonial charm. On weekends, a balloon sculptor will be around twisting and creating balloon art for children, and you can sip on coffee and tea while watching horses go by the bistro as well.
Pantry at the Stables, in our opinion, probably serves up one of the best french toasts ($17) in Singapore. A huge plate of crisp thick toast with a tender interior is complete with caramelised pear and vanilla bean ice cream, giving the dish a nice crunch and creamy texture at the same time. For those who must have a hearty meal, the Pantry Steak and Eggs ($38) is one of the bistro’s bestsellers during the weekend brunch. A huge slab of rib-eye cooked in any way you want is completed with smashed peas and red wine sauce, and topped with a sunny side up. We’re pretty sure there is truffle hidden somewhere in the sauce as well, as the fragrance will be wafting up your nose when your platter is served to you.
Time: 10am to 11pm
Venue: Pantry at the Stables, 55 Fairways Drive
Prices: From $4.50. Make your reservations at email@example.com or call 64677748.
8. SPATHE PUBLIC HOUSE
Spathe Public House is a quaint cafe located in the outskirts of Clarke Quay, perfect for those who wish to be away from the bustling bars and clubs from the area. With wooden furnishings and an adorable artwork covering the walls of the restaurant, you can spend an entire day chilling with your friends while snacking on fragrant garlic fries and sipping on coffee and juices.
Spathe does a great job with its rendition of the European big breakfast, the Spathe Slam ($24) with a large platter of crisp streaky bacon, two perfectly poached eggs on buttery toast, fragrant sautéed mushrooms, meaty sausages and a good portion of greens and grilled honey tomatoes, which can easily feed two people. For those who love waffles, the Crispy Chicken Leg on Belgian Waffle ($17) is a good choice as well. With a crisp and light waffle topped with juicy chicken meat and Mornay sauce, this dish is great for those who love chicken and cheese.
Date: Every weekend
Time: 10am to 11pm
Venue: Spathe Public Houd, 8 Mohamed Sultan Road #01-01
Prices: From $8. Make your reservations at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 67351035.
Senso has a monthly special-themed Prosecco brunch series, which is usually held on the last Sunday of each month. Apart from the special themed Sunday, you can also expect to treat yourself to Italy’s finest and freshest produce, salads, antipasti, hot mains, pastas, desserts and more Italian classics, all paired with Italian bubbly. If you’re looking to enjoy authentic Italian fare, Senso will be a great place to have your Sunday brunch at.
The special thing about Senso’s menu is that it changes weekly, so every brunch at the restaurant will be a fresh experience for you. But if you’d like to go for its monthly special-themed brunch, here is the list of upcoming special-themed brunches for you – there will be an Italian regional favourites on March 23, Easter and Asparagus Prosecco brunch on April 20, Mother’s Day Prosecco brunch on May 11 and Father’s Day brunch on June 8.
Date: Every Sunday
Time: 11.30am to 3pm
Venue: Senso, 21 Club Street
Prices: $98 (inclusive of Prosecco and Rose Prosecco), $148 (monthly special-themed brunch). Make your reservations at email@example.com or call 62243534.
10. SABIO BY THE SEA
Located right beside the harbour, Sabio By The Sea is a spacious and very relaxing restaurant located at Quayside Isle, the food haven of Sentosa Cove. Inspired by the original Sabio at Duxton Hill, the Spanish concept is taken to the sea, giving you a great place to relax while admiring the marina coast and yachts parked at the harbour. Sabio By The Sea has a weekend brunch set that consists of an El Sabio Basket, a basket of assorted breads, yoghurt, a jar of jam and juice, one main course, and a choice of hot drink.
Sabio By The Sea serves up a great ribeye steak, which is served sizzling on a hot grill plate to you upon order. Served with chachouka (a tomato stew), grilled mushrooms and a fried egg, the dish is a good one to have while sipping on your juice and admiring the coastal scenery. Another option to have for brunch at the restaurant would be the suckling pig in two style “rack and belly”. Braised and served with sauteed potatoes and basil sauce, the dish is refreshing and the meat tender and succulent — perfect for those who love their meat.
Date: Every weekend
Time: 10.30am to 3pm
Venue: Sabio by the Sea, 31 Ocean Way #01-02
Prices: $35 (comes with a basket of bread, yoghurt and juice, one main course, and coffee/tea). Make your reservations at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 66907568.
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