Breakfast? What breakfast? We’d rather be sleeping in for a few more minutes, with absolutely no thanks to the continual late nights we have clocked in from work or, Netflix. Darn you Netflix with your trillion series that hook us in! Given the early hours we eventually drift off, it’s mortifying to think about waking up half an hour earlier just for breakfast. Chances are, we end up foregoing our breakfast and start the morning hungry.
The result? We end up snacking on unhealthy snacks that are lying around the office while we wait impatiently for lunchtime, with a high possibility of overeating. The solution? Say hello to our trusty guide that features five best cafes and restaurants that are opened REAAAAL early (read: 7:30am) for you to take away your breakfast-on-the-go. You’ll never have to go hungry again.
A quaint little cafe that rests along Telok Ayer street, Sarnies serves larger-than-life sandwiches, salads, amazing coffee and more in the bustling CBD. Using quality ingredients such as grass fed beef; chicken free from hormones and antibiotics; bacon cured in-house – all so that you’re guaranteed a fantastic meal every time.
We recommend: Cocowhip breakfast bowl with fruits – vegan nut granola and cocowhip original yoghurt, $10. Cocowhip is a vegan and bio-fermented coconut soft serve that is relatively guilt-free as opposed to a scoop of ice cream. We love the crunchy texture from the nut granola coupled with the natural sweetness from the fresh fruits. All of which complements the refreshing and velvety cocowhip – a definite treat for those with a sweet tooth and looking for a lighter option to start the day with. Sarnies is a distributor of roasted coffee beans, so you’d be a fool to miss a cuppa there.
Sarnies: 136 Telok Ayer Street S(068601)
Opening hours: 7:30am – 10:30 pm
An all-day drinking and dining venue along Tanjong Pagar Road, Crackerjack has recently introduced a grab-and-go breakfast concept. Staying true to Crackerjack’s ingredients-drive philosophy, the breakfast items are wholesome and comforting, with an emphasis on making everything from scratch.
We recommend: Kale and chicken chimichurri wrap – shredded chicken, kale, onions, lemon juice, purple cabbage and housemade flour tortilla, $9. The lemon juice lends a subtle tang to the robust chimichurri chicken while the kale and onions add textures to the wrap. The wrap remains light and doesn’t leave you with a food coma, which is a plus for morning productivity.
Crackerjack: 43 Tanjong Pagar Rd, S(088464)
Opening hours: 9am – 12am
Kith Cafe has been sprouting up all over our little red dot, now with an outlet on Cairnhill Road. Located within Ascotts, Kith Cafe opens at a whooping 6:30am to catch all the early birds. Expect good coffee and fuss-free breakfast choices conceptualised by their own chefs if you’re looking to drop by before work starts.
We recommend: Kith Breakfast – toast, eggs, smoked bratwurst, crispy bacon, roasted tomatoes, rosemary garlic mushrooms, mixed greens, $19. Nothing screams hearty breakfast more than a full monty. Switching up the usual sausage for a bratwurst, it gives a more robust and smoky flavour, making Kith Cafe’s rendition of a full monty a must-try. Complete with the usual suspects like eggs (anyway you like it), crispy bacon and more, you ought to order a cuppa to go with it.
Kith Cafe @ Ascott: 11 Cairnhill Rd, S(229724)
Opening hours: 6:30am – 10 pm
Ultra industrial-like with bronze pipes and concrete flooring, Ronin Cafe on Hong Kong street is the kind of #homegoals we want. Other than having a stellar decor, Ronin Cafe also serves up serious coffee and honest meals that are simple and delicious.
We recommend: Eggs on toast, $11. Fluffy, the scrambled eggs are whisked thoroughly to give an even yolk colour throughout and we love how runny it is. If you’re feeling for some meat, order a side of bacon to add a dose of savouriness to the meal. Balance all of that with some wilted baby spinach and you’ve got yourself a wholesome breakfast.
Ronin Cafe: 17 Hong Kong St, S(059660)
Opening Hours: 8am – 6pm
Oriole Coffee + Bar
Known for their signature cold brews and dairy-free nut milk, Oriole Coffee + Bar offers all-day breakfast. Health gurus listen up, you definitely have to try their M.A.D nut milk, which is a cold pressed nut milk made from macadamia, almonds and dates.
We recommend: Bircher – wholesome mix of greek yoghurt, rolled oats, green apples, apple juice, honey and Oriole’s M.A.D. Milk. topped with a sprinkle of granola and fresh berries, $11. If you’re not getting a dose of their nut milk from their cold brews, that’s okay. Simply opt for the Bircher bowl that is an alternative to Sarnies’ coconut yoghurt option. You get various textures from the fresh fruits, granola and rolled oats, with a subtle sweetness that comes from the honey and nut milk.
Oriole Coffee + Bar: 96 Somerset Rd, Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard, #01-01, S(238163)
Opening hours: 8am – 11pm