When you’ve been up since the crack of dawn, have built one too many puzzles with the kids, and are desperate for a cup of coffee and a bit of space, head to any of these kid-friendly breakfast spots in Singapore. Not only do these restos keep parents happy with their promise of an early morning caffeine hit, they’re also perfect for the smallest diners and serve some pretty scrummy meals too. Let’s eat, mama!
Baker and Cook (Holland Village)
We were practically squealing with delight when we heard Baker and Cook was opening in Chip Bee Gardens and the end result exceeded all our expectations. A wonderfully big indoor space with a small tub of toys, an outdoor space you can plonk the kids (and the dog) down in, plus their signature range of brunch items has us flocking here for weekend breakfast more often than we’d like to admit.
44 Jalan Merah Saga, #01-56 Chip Bee Gardens, Holland Village, Singapore 278116
Tel: (+65) 6472 0998
Open: Sun to Thu 7:30am-8pm, Fri & Sat 7:30am-10pm
Serving delicious all-day breakfast dishes such as corn cakes, fruit-filled French Toast, huge classic fry-ups (perfect if you’re sporting an unexpected sore head) and a bunch of tummy-filling smoothies, Boomarang is a weekend staple for families. Blowing their doors open at 7am on Saturdays and Sundays, and with oodles of space along the river plus the usual combo of highchairs, stroller space, and a kids’ menu, it’s easy to see why this one is firmly planted on our faves list.
60 Robertson Quay, #01-15, The Quayside, Singapore 238252
Tel: (+65) 6738 1077
Open: Mon to Sun 7am-late
When you prefer a bucket of sand with your sarnie, head to Coastes — there’s a whole beach front for kiddos to explore while you tuck into your tea and toast. Located smack bang on Siloso beach, and with breaky being served from 9am every day of the week, we adore this seaside resto for its rustic vibes, yummy café menu and the fact that we can actually get through a meal without running after the kids the whole time! Expect a small but reliable menu of waffles, eggs bennies, and fresh pastries with your coffee.
50 Siloso Beach Walk, #01-05 Sentosa Singapore 099000
Tel: (+65) 6274 9668
Open: Mon to Thurs 9am-11pm, Fri to Sun 9am-1am
Food For Thought (Singapore Botanic Gardens)
If we haven’t said it once, we’ve said it a hundred times, but Food for Thought at Botanic Gardens is a fantastic spot for a meal with young kids. While tinies romp around the small outdoor playground or scooter up and down the big ramp, mamas can sip on a cup of tea and munch on some pancakes — their range of other breakfast dishes aren’t too bad either!
1 Cluny Road, Tanglin Gate, #B1-00, Singapore 259569
Tel: (+65) 6479 1080
Open: Mon to Sun 8am-9pm
Jones the Grocer (Dempsey Hill)
It might still be banging the same old drum but Jones the Grocer still remains on our faves list for a delicious early morning meal with the fam. From 9am daily you can get your serve of eggs, granola or fruit and yogurt while minis are strapped in the high chair before setting off for the day buzzing with caffeine-induced energy.
Block 9, #01-12 Dempsey Road, Dempsey Hill, Singapore, 247697
Tel: (+)65 6476 1512
Open: Mon to Sun 9am-11pm
Whether you’ve got their breezy Quayside Isle location on your radar, or their riverside spot at Robertson Quay, Kith consistently ranks at the top of the list for early-risers seeking a good breaky with offspring in tow. Bring scooters and strollers and settle in for a spot of people watching as the kiddos get up some serious speed by the water, while you munch on some banana bread or a toastie — with coffee on the side! A tub of kids toys will keep littlies entertained if you prefer to keep them close.
7 Rodyk Street, #01-28 Watermark at Robertson Quay, Singapore 238215
Tel: (+65) 6341 9407
Open: Mon to Fri 7am-4pm, Sat & Sun 7am-6pm
UPDATE: Click hereAs of February 2017 Kith no longer has a location at Quayside Isle. However they have added a number of new spots around town, including at Millennia Walk, Marina Square, Spottiswoode Park and others. for full deets, mama!
After a morning spent rattling around the Botanic Gardens, stroll down to Nassim Hill for your fill of eggs (we counted 10 different ways they cook their eggs), waffles, granola or french toast. Sitting pretty behind the Tanglin Post Office, this lovely spot welcomes littlies with open arms (and high chairs) and plenty of space to park the stroller and relax.
56 Tanglin Road, #01-03 Tanglin Post Office, Singapore 247964
Tel: (+65) 6835 1128
Open: Tues to Sun 8am-8pm [closed Mon]
Rabbit Carrot Gun
East Coasters love Rabbit Carrot Gun for their fill of breakfast basics — think scrambled eggs, bacon, and sausages — and chilled surrounds, while mama loves it for their speedy service and friendliness towards littlies. We can’t get enough of this eclectic eating spot and with its close proximity to East Coast Park, we recommend you get this one ticked off your weekend must-visit list soon.
49 East Coast Road, Singapore 428768
Tel: (+65) 6348 8568
Open: Tue 3pm-10:30pm, Wed to Sun 9am-10:30pm [closed Mon]
Head north and you’ll find another Aussie gem in Rokeby, with their scrummy breakfasts being cooked from 9am each morning (hopefully your munchkins give you a sleep in so you can roll up at opening time looking half way presentable!). Serving tasty dishes like savoury eggs benedict, a full English breakfast, and sinfully sweet waffles that kiddies will simply swoon over, mamas can sit back and relax over a cup of coffee, while the kids roll around this sunny space — there’s just enough room for strollers too.
15-9 Jalan Riang, Singapore 358987
Tel: (+65) 9106 0437
Open: Tues-Sun 9am-10pm
There’s nothing like making breakfast and leaving the mess for someone else to clean up (cheeky we realise!) and at Slappy Cakes you can do just that! While it might not be a fancy pants cafe, it does open at 8am on weekends and is the epitome of kid-friendly, so make a bee line for this DIY pancake parlour and you’ll score huge brownie points with the kids.
200 Turf Club Road, #01-20/21 The Grandstand, Singapore 287994
Tel: (+65) 6465 1814
Open: Mon to Fri 10am-9:30pm, Sat & Sun 8am-9:30pm
26 Sentosa Gateaway, #01-29 Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore 098268
Tel: (+65) 6795 0779
Open: Mon to Fri 10am-9:30pm, Sat & Sun 8am-9:30pm
There’s something to be said for bistros that serve consistently good coffee and are über family-friendly too, and for us, that’s a huge tick in our book. South Coast brings the best of Australian dining to Singers with a breakfast menu that is heaving with pancakes, eggs, corn cakes, and BLTs, as well as fruit packed smoothies and fresh juices. Kiddos can roam around in the space out the front, do a bit of colouring, or chow down on something from the kids’ menu… all with a fab view over the water.
2 Bayfront Avenue, #L1-85 Bay Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Marina Bay, Singapore 018972
Tel: (+65) 6688 7600
Open: Mon to Sun 8am-late
When you want to feel cool and trendy but are doing so with tots in tow, head to Toby’s Estate and order yourself a cappuccino and a pastry — the industrial style-space is understatedly stylish, yet accommodates families with stroller access and a box of toys. Their large communal dining space plays front and centre to their small, but delish, breakfast menu, and kiddos can zip off afterwards for a bike ride along the river.
8 Rodyk Street, #01-03/04, Singapore 238216
Tel: (+65) 6636 7629
Open: Mon to Wed 7:30am-6pm, Thurs to Sat 7:30am-10pm, Sun 7:30am-6pm
W39 Bistro & Bakery
A fave on Singapore’s breakfast scene, W39 Bistro and Bakery has garnered a huge following among families living in the west due to their delicious European-style food and relaxed ambience (complete with bright colours and spacious interiors!). With a specialised kids’ menu, loads of highchairs and an eclectic mix of knick-knacks for minis to ponder over, it’s a great spot to head to for a plate of eggs or some fluffy pancakes with the fam.
29 Jalan Mas Puteh (off West Coast Road), Singapore 128637
Tel: (+65) 9646 5372
Open: Tues to Fri 11am-10pm, Sat to Sun 9am-10:30pm
Serving some of the best eggs in town, you could be excused for bringing littlies here simply to serve your own interests, however Wild Honey is wonderfully spacious (read: stroller friendly) and with an all-day brunch menu that starts at 9am, is a firm favourite with mamas and bubs. Although they don’t have a separate kids’ menu per se, their huge array of unique dishes, inspired by countries around the world, guarantees munchkin will find something they want to eat.
6 Scotts Square, #03-01, Singapore 228209
Tel: (+65) 6636 1816
Open: Mon to Sun 9am-9pm