Calling All Breakfast Food Lovers: 10 Places in Singapore to Visit
Breakfast food is one of the most versatile foods - they are sweet yet savoury, light yet filling, and at times they make you crave it even during the oddest timings of the day. Now that numerous eateries have adopted all-day breakfast into their menu, us breakfast food lovers no longer have to wait till the morning comes before getting our cravings fixed. Here are our top 10 cafes and restaurants in Singapore on where you should head to on your next breakfast food hunt no matter the time of the day!
Source: Wholesome Savour
This vegan cafe prides themselves on serving each and every one of their customers' wholesome food made from non-processed ingredients. If you are all about the gluten-free lifestyle, Wholesome Savour is the perfect place for you! Their menu options are free from dairy, gluten, trans-fat, additives and cholesterol which means you’ll be spoilt for choice here while getting your nutritional fix. If you are still feeling iffy, be rest assured as a team of nutritionists, dieticians and experienced chefs are behind the menu (and counter!).
Their Raw Banana Bread is described to improve heart health with and comes with vegan banana bread and three dollops of dippings namely; Almond Butter, Rawtella, Chocolate Sauce and Berries. The Ojas Oatmeal consists of a cinnamon oatmeal base and is further topped with coconut yoghurt and berries.
Cleanse your palate with a glass of cold-pressed juice where more nutrients are retained as compared to other juicing methods. Green juice fans should definitely get the Wakeup Call, a blend of Pineapple, Kale, Fennel, Cucumber and Cilantro. If you would like something sweeter on the tongue, try out Skip To My Loupe - a blend of Cantaloupe, Strawberry, Beetroot, Lemongrass and Chia Seed - for the zest of fruitiness.
Now, no one can say healthy or vegan food is boring when Wholesome Savour exists.
Address: 390 Orchard Rd, Palais Renaissance, #B1-06A, Singapore 238871
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Source: Clinton Street Baking Company
Clinton Street Baking Company first started operations in the bustling streets of New York City and quickly gained recognition for their American classics, especially their fluffy stack of pancakes which are more often than not mentioned in food blogs and magazines alike. Today, you no longer have to book a flight to the States for a taste of authentic NYC brunch food when it is now available at Purvis Street in the sunny island of Singapore, making it the first outlet in all of South-East Asia.
A must-try, must-have and must-get at this breakfast heaven is their Pancakes with Warm Maple Butter which are beaten up extra fluffy and soft while still capturing the deep flavour of butter and sugar. These highly raved pancakes are not only labelled customer’s favourites but are voted not once but twice as the best pancakes in New York Times magazine! Even better, these gorgeous stacks come with a topping of your choice: blueberries, banana walnuts or chocolate chunks.
If you prefer eggs over flour for breakfast, the Clinton St. Omelette is the one for you. Looking like a dream, the omelette is soft and cooked to a perfect golden yellow. Again, you can decide on two ingredients you would like to have with your morning eggs. Some fillings to choose from include cheddar, caramelised onions, spinach, tomatoes, bacon and ham. Chicken & Waffles has been an uprising food combination lately and nothing calls for a better marriage than golden fried buttermilk fried chicken tenders with waffles in your mouth. Make sure to drench your bite with their ‘100% pure grade A dark amber maple syrup’ for the extra oomph!
Address: 31 Purvis St, Singapore 188608
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Source: Wildseed Cafe at The Summerhouse
Wildseed Cafe boasts a casual hangout concept and is parked at the first level of a colonial bungalow space at The Oval @ Singapore Aerospace Park. This cafe makes for a great brunch spot for families with children with a wide landscape garden available right in front of the bungalow. While Wildseed is a cafe and patisserie by day, it turns into a bar where you can expect to be crooned by live acoustic music by night.
The Grilled Chicken Thigh is a chef recommendation where the meat is sous vide before slowly grilled to perfection to achieve a tender chicken thigh that is well-infused with robust flavours. For vegetarians, you can opt for Wildseed Garden Arrabiata which features penne pasta, tomatoes, mushrooms, homemade mango pickle baby corn and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese to top it all off.
Satisfy your sweet cravings with the Atas Kaya Toast, a delightful rendition of our familiar local toast substituted with sourdough, kaya jam, homemade butter, desiccated coconut, Gula Melaka, pandan, and sous vide egg. Other sweet treats include the Honey Lemon Rosemary Tart and Coconut Pea Flower Shortcake amongst many others.
Address: 3 Park Lane, Singapore 798387
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4. Thus Coffee
Source: Thus Coffee
Thus Coffee is a walking distance away from Sembawang Hill Food Centre and makes for a great location for both a business deal and a place to catch up on your reading on a lazy day. It was also mentioned that the cafe is named as such as “All good things begin with a cup of coffee”, which was how Thus Coffee was born!
The Creamy Chicken Leg Stew is a signature dish here. You will find herbed potatoes, carrots and zesty lime in the humble bowl with toasted multigrain bread to accompany it. Expect soft chicken meat to fall off your drumstick but definitely not off your tastebud charts! If the stew is not Instagram worthy, the Berry Matcha Lava Cake definitely is. Surrounded by a medley of fruits, flower petals and mint leaves is a rich green lava cake which will explode some good matcha goodness with a slight poke of your utensils. Quench your thirst with the pretty Summer Cooler - a zesty combination of lemonade and soda for a tasty refreshment.
Address: 4 Jalan Kuras, Singapore 577723
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Source: Old Hen Kitchen
Before Old Hen Kitchen, there was Old Hen Bar first. Located just 5 minutes away from the Old Hen Bar lies the open kitchen concept cafe which serves mean brunch, coffee and dessert menu on Owen Road.
Customer favourites include the Mochi Pancake Stack - think three generous layers of pancakes stacked high, topped with vanilla bean ice cream with an assortment of berries and homemade muesli - and the Breakfast Plate - bacon, potato croquette and strawberry fig jam all in a hearty plate. Both of these dishes require approximately 20 minutes of waiting time but as the saying goes, good things are always worth the wait right? If you have frequented Old Hen Bar, you will also know that they serve their cold brews in their signature faux beer bottles. Good news for they have it in the kitchen as well! Select from Black, White, Cold Dark Cocoa and Cold Matcha Milk to complement your food.
Address: 127 Owen Road, Singapore 218931
Closed on Tuesday
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Source: The Grumpy Bear Cafe
On days where you want Western food but are not too keen on spending too much, The Grumpy Bear Cafe is where you should be headed to! Their menu features every Western dish you can think of like waffles, chicken chop, fish & chips, steak, pasta and more. Make sure to also get the mushroom soup for something warm and then get the waffles and ice cream after to wash away the heat!
Address: 216 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4, #01-03, Kebun Baru Community Centre, Singapore 569897
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7. Carrara Cafe
Source: Carrara Cafe
Carrara Cafe is the latest product of the owners behind Dandelion Cafe, both situated in Bukit Merah, and has all the qualities cafe hoppers would love. The cafe is named after a type of Italian marble and it shows through the white marble tabletops occupying the dining space. Carrara is also a cafe, bistro and creamery all at once so read on to find out more about their interesting concept.
Not many breakfast places feature the Swiss signature dish, rosti, in their menu but here at Carrara, they have four versions of rosti for you to choose from. To name, there is the Smoked Salmon Swiss Rosti, Sausage Swiss Rosti, Smoked Salmon Cheese Rosti and the chef-recommended Sausage Cheese Swiss Rosti. Fun fact, the rostis are made in-house! The breakfast menu does not just stop here. Carrara also has the brekkie usuals like Big Breakfast, Turkey Bacon Eggs Benedict and Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict if you are not into potatoes as much.
Address: 2 Jalan Bukit Merah, #01-5148, Singapore 150002
Closed on Monday
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Source: Wild Honey Singapore
Launched in 2009, Wild Honey has quickly earned its place in the hearts of many locals and tourists alike with its sweet and savoury food. Wild Honey serves breakfast food options from across the globe, which is most probably why people just cannot get enough of them. Expect to see breakfast dishes from Holland, France, Europe, Spanish and Tunisia when you flip through their menu.
The European is Wild Honey’s rendition of Eggs Benedict where poached eggs meet homemade Hollandaise sauce on their signature brioche. The English is a plate of scrambled eggs, bacon, Cumberland pork sausage, mushrooms, baked beans, potatoes and grilled tomato which will definitely keep you satisfied till your next meal.
Address: 6 Scotts Road, #03-02, Scotts Square, Singapore (228209)
Friday-Saturday & PH Eve: 9am-9.30pm
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Source: Grids & Circles
Breakfast food by itself is already great, but having them while sitting in a pretty yet tastefully decorated cafe makes the experience a whole lot better. Grids & Circles is a relatively new face in Chinatown which boasts a multi-concept space in which it is a restaurant-bar. This edgy cafe takes only cashless payments and is a sight to behold for all minimalists.
If you have read this far, I believe it is safe to say you are a certified breakfast food lover and you love your eggs. At Grids & Circles, you will be in for an eggcellent treat with their Tamago. Enveloped between two toasted buns is a light and fluffy Tamago egg. The pear sauce and konbu mayonnaise bring the extra flavours to life that will leave you wanting for more. The Strawberry Wonderland is a stack of dense and thick Japanese pancakes topped with fresh strawberries, strawberry compote, Chantilly cream and basil mint sauce. Perfect for the sweet tooth!
Address: 200 South Bridge Rd, Singapore 058749
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10. Forty Hands
Source: Forty Hands
Forty Hands brings you artisanal coffee blends and Western-style breakfast to your table at the heart of Tiong Bahru. Nestled between residential buildings, tall galleries and book stores lies the homely and cosy yet bustling cafe. Forty Hands was named as such as 20 people are required in the production of its coffee, from plant to cup - genius, huh?
As its name suggests, the Big Boy Breakfast consists of a plateful of organic smoked beef sausage, grilled tomatoes, mushroom ragout, organic bacon, flatbread with sour cream, creamy scrambled free-range eggs and a dollop of beef bolognese as a dipping sauce. If you wish for something lighter, get the Stinky Har Cheong Gai Waffle (not stinky at all, we promise you!), which brings together a sinful harmony of shrimp paste batter-fried chicken with sambal maple syrup & a perfect sunny side up. In the midst of these Western dishes, Forty Hands has also included a local touch to their menu with the classic Tau Sar Pau and Kong Bak Pau, to relive your childhood days.
Address: 226 East Coast Road, Singapore 428923
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Looking for more breakfast options?
Hop onto Chope’s very own comprehensive all-day breakfast food list here to find the right breakfast place tailored just for you!Headed out for brunch with a bunch of friends? Check out these 7 spots serving up delicious food that’ll definitely cater to all palates!