If you’re in the mood for brunch in Singapore look no further. We’ve rounded up dozens of our favorite brunch spots all over the island, from decadent buffets to child- and pet-friendly spots that open early.
One of many things we love about living in balmy Singapore is that it’s always a good time for brunch. Our foodie island offers brunch in so many forms, from all-day pancakes at cute cafes, to decadent free-flow champers at our glitzy hotels. We have rounded up dozens of the best brunch spots in Singapore, including the handy key below to help you find your preferred features.
It is important to note that in the time of COVID many buffet restaurants have had to restructure their presentation; for instance, you’ll still get unlimited quantities of food, but it’s made to order and delivered straight to your table (not such a bad thing!). So always call ahead to confirm the experience is what you’re expecting (dedicated children’s activities may also be on hold). But the good news is that the Champagne still flows freely!
Happy eating, mamas!
– Kids (at least up to age 5) eat free!
– Playground/Kids’ Room/Space to Run Around
Basilico at Regent Singapore
This legendary gourmet Italian buffet serves up some of the yummiest meats, cheeses, breads, and of course pastas we’ve seen in Singapore. It’s also notable for offering a Saturday brunch buffet (it’s also offered on Sundays), with a menu that’s obviously pretty kid-friendly (because what child doesn’t love pasta?!). Bonus points for a beautiful setting, and options for private rooms, and kids under 5 getting to eat FREE!
NB: During Phase 2 the buffet is unavailable; click here for the weekend brunch set menu (available Saturday and Sundays, 12pm to 3pm).
How much: $83 including free-flow soft drinks, juices, and mineral water; $127 including Prosecco, Red and White Wines, and Draft Beer; $153 including free-flow Duval-Leroy Brut Reserve Champagne; $183 including the above plus Prestige selection of Champagne, Red and White Wines. $41.50 for children ages 5 to 12; children under 5 dine free.
Basilico, Regent Hotel Singapore, Level 2, 1 Cuscaden Road, Singapore 249715, Tel: (+65) 6733 8888, www.regenthotels.com/regent-singapore/dining/basilico
Manhattan at Regent Singapore
Looking for the ultimate adult brunch? Leave the kiddos at home and enjoy an adults-only Sunday Cocktail Brunch at Manhattan. Consistently ranked among the top of The Asia’s 50 Best Bars List, it’s the perfect spot to enjoy a boozy brunch in a setting that transports you back to the Gatsby era and the 19th century’s Golden Age of cocktails. You can look forward to roving Gin & Tonic, Bloody Mary and Garibaldi trolleys, along with free-flow craft cocktails, boozy milkshakes, beers and wine. On the food menu: Seafood, bagels, and schmears, waffles, cold cut meats, and a variety of other gourmet hot plates delivered to your table.
Brasserie Les Saveurs at St. Regis Singapore
This ultra-swanky option at the St. Regis is perfect if you’re in the mood to really celebrate, and we love that they have a Family Set that’s priced for 2 adults and 2 children. The decadent Sunday brunch (NOT a buffet, mind you) includes a gorgeous array of French wines, a cheese platter, sushi, charcuterie, and fancy dishes like lobster and beef tenderloin. There’s a dedicated kids’ menu, too!
Available Sundays, 12pm to 2:30pm.
How much: $208++ for two adults / $378++ for two adults inc 750ml of ‘R’ de Ruinart Brut NV / $278++ per Family Set (two adults + two children) / $448++ per Family Set inc Champagne.
Brasserie Les Saveurs, St. Regis Singapore, Lobby Level, 29 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247911, Tel: (+65) 6506 6860, www.brasserielessaveurs.com/dining
The Cliff at Sofitel Singapore Sentosa
This beautiful resort’s “Magnifique” Sunday brunch menu offers a smorgasbord of steamed lobster, freshly shucked oysters, succulent meat selections and delectable tarts. And naturally there’s a free-flow Champagne option, too
Available Sundays from 12pm to 3pm.
How much: $97++ per Adult (no alcohol) / $134++ (inc free-flow Prosecco) / $166++ (inc free-flow Champagne); $35++ per child (aged 10 and under).
The Cliff, Sofitel Singapore Resort and Spa, 2 Bukit Manis Road, Sentosa, Singapore 099891, Tel: (+65) 6708 8366, www.sofitel-singapore-sentosa.com
Colony Buffet at Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
Formerly the much-loved Vintage Champagne Brunch at Greenhouse, the decadent Colony buffet brunch is just as lovely, with unlimited servings of grilled meats, fresh seafood, dim sum, Tandoor, patisserie, and much much more now served directly to your table. At the Ice Bar (pictured above), you’ll find oysters, sushi, sashimi and other freshly caught seafood, and of course the Champagne still flows freely (alongside craft beers, wines, and cocktails).
Available Sundays, 12pm to 3pm.
How much: $178++ per adult including unlimited pours of Champagne Barons de Rothschild Reserve Ritz Brut NV, house pour red/white wines, cocktails, selected Colony craft beers, soft drinks and fruit juices. $89++ per child (ages 6-12), $45++ per child (ages 3-5), inclusive of free-flow soft drinks and fruit juice.
Colony Restaurant, Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore, 7 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039799, www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/singapore
Edge at Pan Pacific
Edge has one of the best brunch buffets in Singapore, but sadly it’s on hold during Phase 2. However they have just announced that they’ll be introducing a new “a la carte lunch buffet” on weekends, from 28 August. Enjoy unlimited quantities of over 50 international delicacies, including seafood on ice, sashimi platters, homemade pastas, Indian delights, and a visual spectacle of desserts, all delivered right to your table. You can also check out the Ultimate Weekend Dim Sum Buffet Brunch at Hai Tien Lo.
Weekend lunch is served Friday to Sunday, from 12pm to 2:30pm.
How much: $62++ per adult, $31++ per child.
The Edge, Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039595, Tel: (+65) 6826 8240, www.edgefoodtheatre.com
Sadly the “Ultimate Sunday Brunch” at Opus Restaurant is no longer on offer but if you happen to love steak, daily from 12pm you can get unlimited servings of foie gras fat & black truffle purée fries with any order of Opus premium sharing steak fro two, plus two hours of free-flow house red and white wine for just $15 per person (Sunday to Thursday).
Hilton Singapore, 581 Orchard Road, Singapore 238883, Tel: (+65) 6730 3390, www.singapore.hilton.com/restaurants
Kitchen Table at W Hotel Singapore Sentosa Cove
A fave amongst families on staycation or who want to make a day of it and chill by the pool, the new “Sunday Sharing Feast” brunch features yummy starters like Iberico Jamón, Grilled Hamachi, Scallops Carapacio and much more along with popular and hearty mains like Black Angus Rib Eye, Bone Marrow, Clams, Shellfish & Basil, and all manner of delicious desserts. Kids under 6 eat free, too!
Available Sundays, 12:30 to 3pm.
How much: $110++ per adult (free-flow soda, coffee and tea) / $130++ (free-flow cocktails) / $150++ (free-flow Champagne); Kids ages 6 to 11: $55++ / children under 6 dine free.
Kitchen Table, W Hotel Singapore Sentosa Cove, 21 Ocean Way, Singapore 098374, Tel: (+65) 6808 7268, www.wsingaporesentosacove.com
La Brasserie at The Fullerton Bay Hotel
The decadent “Le Brunch by the Bay” offers up unlimited servings of food freshly prepared and then served to your table, including eggs, charcuterie, fresh seafood, soups, local favourites, hearty mains, and a variety of desserts. Be sure to keep an eye out for the signature Bloody Marys (four in all!), and did we mention that kids under 6 eat free? Of course you can also go the free-flow Champagne route, if you prefer. Another perk: Le Brunch by the Bay is offered on both Saturdays and Sundays!
Available Saturday and Sundays, 12pm to 3pm (last pour at 2:45pm).
How much: Free-flow chilled juices and soft drinks: $118++ per adult / $59++ per child (age 6-11); Free-Flow alcohol-free wines and beers, and signature Bloody Marys: $128++; Free-flow house pour red and white wines, and signature Bloody Marys: $148++; Free-flow Veuve Clicquot NV plus wines and Bloody Marys: $168++; Free-flow Ruinart Blanc de Blanc Champagne, plus wines and Bloody Marys: $238++.
La Brasserie at The Fullerton Bay Hotel, 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326, Tel: (+65) 6597 5288, www.fullertonhotels.com/fullerton-bay-hotel-singapore/dining/la-brasserie
The Line at Shangri-La Hotel Singapore
Always a popular spot with kids thanks to its proximity to Buds, The Line is now serving up food tableside — but you can still order in unlimited quantities! Choose from over 35 delectable options made to order, including fresh seafood on ice, sushi, authentic Thai salads, freshly baked naan breads and homemade curries, and all manner of desserts. There’s a nifty QR ordering system, too, and kids under 6 eat free!
The Line a la carte buffet is served Saturdays and Sundays, from 12pm to 2:30pm.
How much: $68++ per adult. Kids under the age of 6 can enjoy buffet meals at no extra cost when accompanied by a paying adult (valid for up to two children). For children 6-12, a 50% discount on the buffet price will be given.
The Line, Shangri-La Hotel Singapore, 22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258350, Tel: (+65) 6213 4275, www.shangri-la.com/singapore
Melt Café at Mandarin Oriental, Singapore
NB: During Phase 2 Melt Cafe is offering a takeaway brunch buffet option featuring Maine lobster, a seafood platter, hearty meats, a variety of decadent desserts, and much more. Click here for the full menu. On the bright side, it’s available on both Saturdays and Sundays!
This is one of our faves because – in contrast to just about every other high-end brunch in town – we’ve never once felt let down by the food at any of the dizzying array of stations, from the Tandoor grill, to the live carving station, to the succulent fresh seafood and sashimi. There’s also a fab kids’ room with a separate spread of kid-friendly grub (admittedly not the healthiest – we’re talking chicken fingers, pizza, and cookies) to go with caring attendants and activities like a big movie screen and coloring tables. Given that kids 6 and under eat free, though, we say let them eat cake (and cookies, and lollipops…).
How much: Takeaway brunch menu is $298++ for a family of four (two adults and two kids). Add $28 for a bottle of sparkling wine.
Melt Café, Mandarin Oriental, 5 Raffles Ave, Marina Square, Singapore 039797, www.mandarinoriental.com/singapore
Mezza9 at Grand Hyatt Singapore
Mezza9 has a new a la minute Sunday brunch featuring delicious sustainable seafood options alongside Thai, sushi, Western grill and rotisserie, Chinese steam baskets, patisserie, and more.
Available Sundays from 12pm to 3pm.
How much: Adults: $78++ (no alcohol) / Children: $48++ (ages 3-12).
Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road, Singapore 228211, Tel: (+65) 6732 1234, www.singapore.grand.hyatt.com
One Ninety at the Four Seasons Hotel Singapore
One-Ninety Restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel offers a Sunday brunch semi-buffet with live cooking stations as well as a choice of entrees. The cuisine is a mix of Italian and Asian cuisines alongside classic egg dishes to choose from, and there is a free-flow option. Children under 5 dine also free!
How much: Adults: $58++ (food only) / $98++ (inc free-flow Bolla Prosecco) / $168++ (inc Taittinger Brut Reserve N.V.); Children: $36++ (ages 5-11).
One-Ninety Restaurant, Four Seasons Hotel, 190 Orchard Blvd, Singapore 248646, Tel: (+65) 6831 7250, www.fourseasons.com
The rare hotel brunch that’s also served on Saturdays (in addition to Sundays, and from 9:30 onwards!), the all-new weekend brunch at the Raffles is served in a breezy outdoor setting with a mix of healthy juices, local kopi and Teh Tarik, and some new signature cocktails. On the food menu, enjoy a combination of fresh patisseries, local delights like Nasi Lemak, and breakfast faves like Spanish ham hash, smoked salmon Tartine, and Huevos Rancheros. While not your typical free-flow buffet, the brunch is a great deal at just $28++ for one Main Course, one Cold Beverage, and One Hot Beverage.
The weekend brunch menu is served from 9:30am to 3:00pm.
Raffles Courtyard, Raffles Hotel Singapore, Enter via Raffles Arcade: 328 North Bridge Road, Singapore 188719, Tel: (+65) 6412 1816, www.rafflessingapore.com/restaurant/raffles-courtyard
SKAI (that spot with coveted views of the city from the 70th floor of the iconic Swissôtel The Stamford) has a Saturday brunch that pairs Chef Paul Hallett’s hot and cold dishes brought to your table with bespoke cocktails, craft wines and Champagne plus a dessert buffet by award-winning pastry Chef Koo Jee. Children are welcome but the vibe here is more adults enjoying their downtime (and the freeflow drinks!). Kids under 6 eat free!
SKAI brunch is served every Saturday from 11:30am to 2:30pm.
How much: Adults: $158++ per person for food, soft drinks, coffee, house wine, unlimited Champagne and cocktails. Children: $69 (from 6 – 12 years of age).
SO/ Sofitel Singapore
The new “Mother of All Brunches” is offered on Saturdays at XPerience, and features “Insane” brunch towers overflowing with seafood and desserts and “bottomless booze” (including tipples from a Glitzy Gin cart). Check out the top of this article for an idea of everything on offer.
Served Saturdays at Xperience, from 12pm to 2pm
How much: $88++ for a Medium Sharing Tower (serves 2-3); $48++ per person for 2 hours of free-flow beer, wine & Prosecco; $68++ per person for free-flow gin cart and Taittinger Brut Champagne.
SO/ Singapore, 35 Robinson Road, Singapore 068876, Tel: (+65) 6701 6800, www.sofitel-so-singapore.com
Town Restaurant at the Fullerton Hotel
Few restaurants in Singapore can rival the elegant grandeur of the Fullerton and its lovely riverside setting, not to mention the totally delicious spread of everything from fresh seafood, to decadent desserts, and particularly tasty local faves like chicken rice, lobster nasi lemak and satay. Brunch staples like Eggs Benedict, along with Maine Lobsters, Grilled Angus Striploin, Slow-Roasted Lamb and much more are now served tableside.
Served Sundays from 12pm to 3:30pm.
How much: $120++ per adult / $60++ per child (ages 6-11) with free-flow chilled juices and soft drinks; $173++ per adult with free-flow house wine, Tiger draught, Champagne, Bloody Mary, Gin & Tonic, and Negroni. Kids 11 and under dine free (until October 2020).
Town Restaurant at The Fullerton Hotel, 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178, Tel: (+65) 6877 8911, www.fullertonhotels.com/the-fullerton-hotel/town-restaurant.html
Basilico at the Regent Hotel Singapore
Edge at Pan Pacific Singapore
La Brasserie at Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore
The Line at Shangri-La Hotel Singapore
Melt Café at Mandarin Oriental, Singapore (takeaway only)
Opus at Hilton Singapore
Raffles Courtyard at Raffles Hotel Singapore
SKAI at Swissotel The Stamford
XPerience at SO/ Sofitel Singapore
So much more than just a great bakery and coffee shop, Baker & Cook also offers all-day brunch classics like eggs benedict and French toast. We’re particularly partial to the Dempsey location, which has a wonderful playground (see above). Most Baker & Cook locations open bright and early at 7:30am (Dempsey’s at 8am), and thank goodness for their strong coffee! No reservations, so take your chances mama.
Baker & Cook, Various locations, www.bakerandcook.biz
Serving the ultimate all-day breakfast, Boomarang is a family classic, opening from 7am on weekends – woohoo early risers – with ample space along the river for kiddos to ride their scooters and burn off that post-breakfast energy. Highchairs, a separate kids’ menu and space for strollers complete the offerings for families. Mamas you’ll want to keep it to yourself that Boomarang also screens all the major sports events as you’ll want Dad to be on duty and chasing after the kids!
Boomarang, 60 Robertson Quay, #01-15 The Quayside, Singapore 238252
Tel: (+65) 6738 1077, www.boomarang.com.sg
We love Brotzeit for brunch for their German Breakfast Platter for two that mixes savoury and sweet, which is so key to hit that brunch sweetspot. They also have a massive platter for 4 which is great if you go with friends. Their Rosti with poached eggs and smoked salmon is really delicious. For kids you’ve got affordable staples like a hot dog from the kids menu, or you can let ‘em graze from the breakfast platter. Brotzeit locations across the island open from 11am.
Brotzeit, Various locations, www.brotzeit.co
Cafe Melba at Goodman Arts Centre is a well-known name on the kid-friendly lists with their huge space for running and scooting around freel. Cafe Melba Mediapolis also has a fab space for scooting, a giant tic-tac-toe game, and bouncy castle, too. The “Australasian Fusion Food” can be a bit hit and miss, but because of all the fun for kids, parents can actually eat their lunch without entertaining kids themselves, so they’ve got that going for them! You’ve also got tons of options to choose from, including pancakes, French toast, and a variety of egg dishes, along with sandwiches, pastas, pizzas, and much more.
Cafe Melba, 90 Goodman Road Goodman Arts Centre, Block N #01-56, Singapore 439053, Tel: (+65) 6440 6068, www.cafemelba.com.sg
Café Melba at Mediapolis, 1 Stars Avenue, Mediapolis #03-01, Singapore 138507, Tel: (+65) 6352 2721, www.cafemelba.com.sg/mediapolis
Carrotsticks & Cravings at Loewen Gardens and Robertson Quay is a haven for healthy food lovers and Instagram devotees alike, serving up almond milk flat whites and turmeric lattes to go with healthy, refined sugar-free dishes like Smashed Avo, Feta and Dukkah on sourdough toast, Acai Bowls, and the highly Instagrammable Ricotta and Fig on Sourdough with Chai Granola. Plus there’s lots of gluten free and dairy free dishes, a cute kids’ menu and a trampoline on site, too. Some of our brunch faves include the breakfast berry parfait, the peanut butter smoothie (yum!) and affordable energy balls. The Rob Quay location opens bright and early on weekends at 7:30, while Dempsey opens at 8am.
Carrotsticks & Cravings, www.carrotsticksandcravings.com
Chock Full of Beans
Coffee lovers in the East flock to this cute café in Changi Village, where even kiddos will delight in surprise designs on their hot chocolates. Daily brunch is served til 5:30pm, with classics like French Toast, Eggs Benedict (with some nice vegetarian variations!), Big Brekkies, and even bagel plates. Prices are downright reasonable, too, with all but one item coming in at under $20.
Chock Full of Beans, Blk 4 Changi Village Road #01-2090, Singapore 500004, Tel: (+65) 6214 8839, www.chockfullofbeans.com.sg
This American diner-style resto (in fact an outpost of a popular pancake spot in New York City) is a must-visit for pancake lovers. Equally delectable are the Fried Chicken and Waffles, Huevos Rancheros, and exotic sides like buttery biscuits and Fried Green Tomatoes. And we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the kid- (and mama!) pleasing milkshakes.
Clinton Street Baking Company, 31 Purvis Street, Singapore 188608, Tel: (+65) 6684 4845, www.clintonstreetbaking.sg
The Coastal Settlement
If you’re looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of life in Singapore, look no further than The Coastal Settlement. Lending a rustic charm to this cavernous restaurant is the old-world memorabilia, the background melodies and the low-hanging chandeliers. But it’s not all about the looks mama — their menu is stuffed with finger-licking, tummy-rubbing delicious food plus they have a small retro-style playground outside for the youngsters! Just be sure to get there very early as they don’t take reservations for parties of less than 10 people and service can get patchy if they’re slammed!
The Coastal Settlement, 200 Netheravon Road, Singapore 508529
Tel: (+65) 6475 0200, www.facebook.com/thecoastalsettlement
In the last couple years Coastes started offering an all-day brunch menu (served til 3pm, anyway) with the likes of pancakes, French toast, and waffles alongside hearty roast chicken and smashed avo toast, a bacon and kale frittata, and Poached Eggs with Smoked Salmon Rosti. Of course the biggest selling point here is the beachside Sentosa location. Sip on a cheeky margarita or free-flow Cava and feel the sand between your toes while you watch the kiddos splash in the calm, shallow water. Even dogs are welcome at this awesome open-air spot.
Coastes, 50 Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore 099000, Tel: (+65) 6274 9668, www.coastes.com
We would never claim this is the kid-friendliest café in town (the massive flight of stairs in front is not stroller-friendly that’s for sure!), but besides make a mean java they serve a nice array of all-day breakfast, including healthy options like house-made granola, a kale & egg white scramble, a super yummy (and vegetarian) Turkish breakfast with crispy feta and hummus, along with faves like Brioche French Toast. Hey, you can bike and scoot along the river with new energy afterwards! Prices are steep, but this is one where we’d claim it’s worth every penny, and they’re open early from 7:30am daily.
Common Man Coffee Roasters, 22 Martin Road, Singapore 239058,
Tel: (+65) 6836 4695, www.commonmancoffeeroasters.com
COMO Cuisine offers the refined contemporary healthy food that the Como Resort & Hotel Group is known for. Portions are modest so there’s always room for dessert. We love the fact that instead of a kids’ menu they are into developing kids’ palates so small foodies get to choose any dish in a smaller portion. Brunch dishes definitely tend more savoury than sweet, and it ain’t cheap, but the Dempsey setting is lovely, and it’s also dog-friendly. The Brunch menu is served on weekends from 9am to 4pm.
Como Cuisine, Block 18A Dempsey Road, Singapore 249677, Tel: 1800 394 6688, www.comodempsey.sg
Da Paolo Dempsey
Da Paolo Dempsey has introduced a free-flow weekend brunch (also offered on public holidays!) with well-priced options for free-flow Campari & Peroni cocktails (Aperol Spritz, Peroni beer, Americano etc.) and a “Ferrari Brunch” with all those cocktail plus free-flow Ferrari Brut bubbles. Meanwhile the weekend brunch menu (served from 8am) features classics like Avocado Toast, Eggs Benedict, and Pork Sausage Scoth Egg alongside Italian specialties like Burrata Bruschetta, Spicy Italian Shakshouka, and a Pumpkin Portabella Puff Stack (in addition to all of Da Paolo’s yummy breads, scones, and other baked goods).
Available Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 11:30am to 5pm (free-flow package lasts for 1.5 hours).
How much: Brunch menu is a la carte; Campari-Peroni Free-Flow Brunch is $48++ per person; Ferrari Free-Flow Brunch is $78++ per person.
Da Paolo Dempsey, 8 Dempsey Road, #01-13, Singapore 247696, www.dapaolo.com.sg/dempsey
Love kebabs (and perhaps got a hangover)? Yummy Middle Eastern spot Fat Prince has a free-flow weekend brunch with two hours of free-flow kebabs, to go along with one complimentary brunch item (everything from granola, to cured salmon) and free-flow Prima Donna cocktails or wine. Kebabs come with five indulgent fillings, including grilled Halloumi cheese with smashed avocado, spiced macadamia and pomegranate molasses, and charred pork belly with smoked potato puree, apple, mint and raisins. Lasting from 11:30am to 2:30pm, the two-hour extravaganza is also has free-flow drinks options.
Fat Prince, 48 Peck Seah Street, Singapore 079317, Tel: (+65) 6221 3683, www.fatprincesg.com
Food for Tots
Although we were super sad to see the closing of Food for Thought in the Botanic Gardens, this is quite possibly the only way to top it: combine a super kid-friendly (and affordable) menu (Ham & Cheese Toast Dippers! Blueberry Smoothie Pancake! Pasta & Meatballs Nest!) of all-day brunch dishes and plop it down smack dab in the heart of one of Singapore’s very best outdoor spaces (Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden)? Yes, please!
Food for Tots, 1H ClunyRoad #01-K1, Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden, Singapore 259604, Tel: (+65) 6338 4848, www.foodforthought.com.sg
Since opening in Tiong Bahru in 2010, this coffee mecca has been serving up hipster brunch faves like Smashed Avocado Toast, Banana Bacon French Toast, and Free Range Eggs Cocotte. Maybe not the best place to bring teeny tinies given the somewhat cramped quarters, but it’s a sweet little spot to catch a good cup of coffee post yoga, or to take older kids. They open bright and early at 7:30am, too. NB: There’s an East Coast location, too, that also opens bright and early and serves all-day breakfast!
78 Yong Saik Street, #01-12, Singapore 163078
226 East Coast Road, Singapore, 428923
This lovely restaurant is conveniently situated just across from the amazing National Orchid Garden and adjacent to the lovely ginger garden in the Botanics. In fact Halia is the Malay word for ginger, and it’s a prominent ingredient across the totally extensive all-day brunch menu (served every weekend from 10am til 5pm). The menu runs the gamut from classics like Pain Perdu (delectably fluffy hazelnut brioche smothered with praline sauce, bananas and chocolate ice cream) and Truffle Scrambled Eggs to basics like avocado toast and fruit salad, with lots of vegetarian options (it’s also Halal). The patient staff will happily bring kiddos crayons and child-friendly utensils, and of course they can always hop right outside to get the wiggles out. And thumbs up for the nice kids menu!
The Halia at Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road, Ginger Garden (enter via Tyersall Avenue), Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore 259569, Tel: (65) 8444 1148, www.thehalia.com
This Danish mega-chain has been doing for juice what Starbucks did for coffee. Of course they do coffee too (and its 100% organic), plus sandwiches like Avocado, Mozzarella, Tomato or Spicy Tuna. But it’s the juices that have people super pumped – and what kid doesn’t love juice? Of course, we have a feeling kiddos will most love the shakes and “joegurt” bowls with yogurt, granola, fruit and other goodies. There are a few CBD outlets, but with a sea breeze and plenty of room for scooting, the Sentosa location is the no-brainer for fam-friendly weekend brunch.
Joe & The Juice, Various locations, www.joejuice.com
Jones the Grocer
Jones the Grocer’s Dempsey outpost offers a relaxed space for families to enjoy weekend brunch, with long communal tables perfect for larger groups (and with enough space to leave napping babies in strollers, and happy pooches curled up under one of the many outdoor tables). Friendly staff make even the youngest patrons feel welcome, and with a kids’ menu, highchairs and even crayons for colouring, there’s plenty on offer that little ones can enjoy (like Mama’s coconut pancakes).The coffee here is also yum and will have you ordering at least a second round. Get there before 11 to avoid a wait, mama. NB: There’s also a Great World City location for you River Valley mamas, but it lacks the breezy outdoor ambiance of the original Dempsey location.
Jones the Grocer
Block 9, #01-12 Dempsey Road, Dempsey Hill, Singapore 247697, Tel: (+65) 6476 1512
Great World City #01-66/67, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, Singapore 237994
Les Bouchons has a location at Robertson Quay (right next to the play area) by the river and dishes out a ‘Bouchons Riviera Brunch’ à la carte menu on Sundays 11:30am – 3:30pm. Think Eggs Mimosa ($14) , Crepes ($8) with Nutella, the super tasty Riviera Wellness Bowl ($18) of granola, honey yoghurt, goji berries, banana, strawberries and chia seeds, and of course Croque Monsieur ($18) made with bechamel sauce, Emmental cheese, onion chutney, grilled zucchini, pesto sauce and fresh mesclun salad. Still our fave though is the Grilled Black Angus Rib Eye Steak ($39.80) with mixed salad and free flow homemade French fries (best fries in town we say!), or Bouchons Sunday Roast ($32) the meat for which changes weekly – served with mushroom sauce and roasted baby potatoes.
Les Bouchons,60 Robertson Quay, #01-02, Singapore 238252, www.lesbouchons.sg
Merci Marcel is that neighbourhood French café-restaurant that you wish would set up shop in your hood. So far they’ve come to Tiong Bahru, Club Street, and Orchard (their flagship location, with a sweet shop on site as well). The interiors are gorgeous, the food largely French – charcuterie boards, lots of cheese (flown in from France weekly), and a multitude of egg dishes and French Toast (of course!) on the brunch menu to go with the French wines from as little as $8 a glass. They open at 8am on weekends mama, and they don’t take reservations for brunch! NB: They’re also opening a new Crepe spot on Telok Ayer soon!
Merci Marcel, www.mercimarcelgroup.com
Mitzo Restaurant & Bar is a hot favourite for kid-friendly dim sum on the weekend thanks to their kids’ room to entertain your sprogs. The elegant all-you-can-eat buffet has a spread of 40 types of dishes, from seafood delicacies to modern dim sum, roasts, wok dishes and desserts, plus the all-you-can-booze cocktails, Veuve Clicquot Champagne, wines, and beers. Children under 6 dine free for their weekend dim sum brunch buffet while 6 to 12 years old enjoy 50% off. Cute treats for little diners include the snail shaped Escargot cheese puffs and the Hokkaido milk cheese tart.
Mitzo Restaurant & Bar, Level 4 Grand Park Orchard, 270 Orchard Road, Singapore 238857, Tel: (+65) 6603 8855, www.mitzo.sg
Open Farm Community is a joy to mamas’ hearts – this huge, airy, light-filled Dempsey restaurant has a farm-to-table eating philosophy, a fabulously healthy menu and a great outdoor play space (and garden area with roving chickens!) where kiddos can wear themselves out while they wait for their food to arrive. The kids’ menu is delightfully wholesome. We adore the takeaway juices, coffees and delectable croissants (from Tiong Bahru Bakery!) at the café counter; the outdoor seating area is also super dog-friendly.
Open Farm Community, 30E Minden Road, Singapore 248819, Tel: (+65) 6471 0306, www.openfarmcommunity.com
Paulaner Bräuhaus, Singapore’s first authentic German microbrewery has reopened a three-storey bar and restaurant at Millenia Walk with a large polished bronze boiler where the beer making process begins, taking centre stage. On Sundays, Paulaner Bräuhaus serves up a heaving German brunch platter from 11.30am to 2.30pm with sausages, Bavarian meatloaf, pork knuckle and salads. Sunday Brunch is priced at ($58 with soft drinks, $68 with free-flow beer and soft drinks, and $16 for children 5-11). Kids under 11 eat free!
Paulaner Bräuhaus, 9 Raffles Boulevard, #01 -01, #02-01, #03-01, Millenia Walk, Singapore 039596, Tel: (+65) 6883 2572, www.paulaner-brauhaus-singapore.com
East Coasters loooove the all-day brunch food at this cosy café on East Coast Road. Yummy dishes include an Açai Smoothie Bowl, Matcha Green Tea Crêpes, and the ubiquitous Avocado Smashed Toast, in addition to more substantial egg dishes (we hear the Turkish Eggs are divine, as is the coffee!).
Penny University, 402 East Coast Road, Singapore 428997, Tel: (+65) 6345 9055, www.facebook.com/pennyuniversity
PS. Café serves up an extensive brunch menu at all their locations, but for our money the loveliest for brunch is the Harding Road outlet in the heart of Dempsey Hill. Dining on the outdoor deck overlooking the huge lawn area is the nicest part about eating here, as well as the dessert (the handmade cakes are their specialty — you’ve been warned mama!). Be prepared to get there early (no reservations are taken for brunch) and take your time; service staff can be slow, and with no highchairs (booster seats only) it’s best for older kids (or the visiting in-laws!). We love the sprawling, shady lawn for little kids to run around on, though. NB: the pretty location at Ann Siang Hill does not allow kids, while the newest location, in East Coast Park, has a dedicated kids’ menu.
P.S. Café, 28B Harding Road, Singapore 249549, Tel: (+65) 9070 8782, www.pscafe.com
NB: During Phase 2 Riders Cafe is only available for takeaway and delivery; click below for more details.
Having firmly established itself as one of Singapore’s fave brunch spots, Riders Café offers a winning combo of old world charm and comfort food (kids menu highlights include French Toast sticks and Breakfast Bacon Pizza). Dine in the leafy surrounds of the Bukit Timah Saddle Club, where kids can enjoy $10 pony rides (Sundays only), a session in the outdoor playground or watch the horses from the Café’s outdoor deck. Parents can enjoy a Bloody Mary (or two!) but best to call a few days in advance to book a table. Oh, and there’s no air con, so prepare to be a sweaty Betty!
Riders Café, 51 Fairways Drive, Singapore 286965, Tel: (+65) 6466 9819, www.riderscafe.sg
Schmear brings breakfast bagels to Singapore, New York Deli style. The lovely café at Quayside Isle, Sentosa Cove offers alfresco seating popular with families and dog owners. It would be hard to find a bagel shop with a better outlook. Bagels are house made and hand-rolled by the owner daily. The breakfast menu offers classics like Challah French Toast, Pancakes, omelettes and Açai bowls, but it would be rude not to start with one of their bagels. For kids you can’t go wrong with a cinnamon raisin bagel and there’s a choice of schmears (cream cheese), from strawberry to chocolate and even sun-dried tomato! For drinks we recommend the All Press coffee, cold-pressed juices, and a variety of delicious smoothies.
Schmear, #01-03, 31 Ocean Way, Singapore 098373, Tel: (+65) 6334 3832, www.schmear.sg
Spruce is a super-popular brunch spot with families, and rightly so. Parents can sit back on the deck, enjoying a cup of coffee in (relative) peace while kiddos run around on the grass (sometimes there’s even a bouncy castle!). Standard brunch fare rules here, with the stand out option being the freshly made breads and pastries. Reservations are recommended.
Spruce @ Fire Station, 260 Upper Bukit Timah Road, #01-01, Singapore 588190, Tel: (+65) 6466 5582, www.spruce.com.sg
We are totally in love with the decor at this Robertson Quay resto: think lots of wicker, a white washed palette and swinging chairs — it’s like Bali meets the Mediterranean. The yummy brunch menu – available Friday through Sunday, with a 2-hour free-flow option – has a Middle Eastern bent with options like Turkish Breakfast (labneh…mmmmm!), Falafel Scotch Egg and a Cypriot Burger, though you can also go sweeter with Almond Yogurt, Blueberry Pancakes, or the intriguing “Fried Dough” with sour cherry, chocolate and pistachio nut butter. And naturally they’ve got Avocado Toast. Anywhere the kids can scoot, the dog can come along, and mama can nosh on delicious food is a winner in our book.
Summerlong, The Quayside, 60 Robertson Quay, #01-04, Singapore 238252, Tel: (+65) 6235 1225, www.summerlongsg.com
So much to love about this colourful spot right at Robertson Quay: The kids can scoot along the river, and dogs are welcome. The coffee, juices and smoothies are fab (as are the margaritas, of course), and you’ve got unique brunch dishes you’re unlikely to find anywhere else in Singapore [done properly, at least!], such as Huevos Rancheros and Breakfast Tacos (we love their light and healthy breakfast bowls, too!). On top of all that, their well-priced kids’ menu has gluten-free options and perfect portion sizes to please discerning little diners. Waits usually aren’t too long in the big space if you decide to rock up at the last moment, but they do take reservations, so why risk it?
Super Loco, The Quayside, 60 Robertson Quay #01-13, Singapore 238252
Tel: (+65) 6235 8900, www.super-loco.com/robertsonquay
Enjoy brunch on the beach at this super cool bar-meets-beach-club. Brunch is all day every day so life really is a beach here! Mama and Papa can order a drink, the kids can build sandcastles, and everyone can refresh with a swim in the infinity pool. Call ahead and book a cabana if you plan to make a leisurely day of it. Saturdays tend to be better for families too, as Sundays are popular amongst the young and trendy (not that you’re not young and trendy mama, but, um, you know what we mean!).
Tanjong Beach Club, 120 Tanjong Beach Walk, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098942, Tel: (+65) 9750 5323, www.tanjongbeachclub.com
It’s a well known fact that we are huge fans of Tiong Bahru Bakery – in particular their legendary croissants and Kouign Amann– here at Sassy Mama HQ. The croissants – light, flaky, buttery, moist – are good enough on their own, but are somehow even better in sandwich form. The Raffles City and Funan locations features a particularly inventive mash-up of sweet and savoury with its ‘Diner’ concept (sourdough waffles, yum!). You can also find TBB’s pastries and delicious coffee bright and early on weekends in Chip Bee Gardens and at Dempsey.
Tiong Bahru Bakery, Multiple Locations, www.tiongbahrubakery.com
This “specialty bagelry with a delish soul” has three casual locations (in Holland Village, Tanjong Pagar, Novena) with limited seating, hip-hop music, and a bevy of inventive bagel sandwiches (why settle for bogstandard lox and cream cheese when you can have “The Srirach” with house-marinated chicken thigh, or the decidedly un-kosher “Avo-Baco” topped with fried egg and aioli?). Bagels are plump and doughy, and come in a variety of flavors (including kid-pleasers like Cheddar and Cinnamon & Raisin). The cream cheese combos (Nutella Cream Cheese & Pistachios, Cream Cheese & Clover Honey, Smashed Avocado & Feta) are also quite tantalizing.
Two Men Bagel House, Multiple locations, www.twomenbagels.com
Vatos Urban Tacos specialises in Kor-Mex. Vatos Urban Tacos is a fave of ours when we are craving fries slathered in kimchi, pork and sauce aka Kimchi Carnitas Fries. Little ones will be more than happy with the Mozzarella Cheese quesadilla, Fish sticks and chips or the Bean and Rice burrito. For adults, there’s the expected Avocado Toast alongside Kor-Mex fare like Chorizo Kimchi Fried Rice and the Vatos Migas of carne asada mixed with red onions pepper jack and cheddar cheeses, crunchy corn tortilla strips and scrambled eggs, topped with pico de gallo and fresh avocado. Served with warm flour tortillas and chipotle ketchup.
Vatos Urban Tacos, 36 Beach Road, South Beach Quarter, Singapore 189673, Tel: (+65) 6385 6010, www.vatoskorea.com
If kiddos aren’t yet familiar with Alice and Wonderland, this whimsical spot on Dempsey Hill is a fantastic introduction. They’ll be fascinated by the stained-glass windows, and they’ll love running around in the lovely back garden (there’s even a former cable car from Sentosa to explore). The delicious weekend brunch menu will equally please parents and munchkins; how many other kids’ menus have you seen featuring Waygyu burgers?
White Rabbit, 39C Harding Road, Dempsey Hill, Singapore 249541
Tel: (+65) 9721 0536, www.thewhiterabbit.com.sg
If you fancy something a little different, pack up the kids, their scooters and bikes and head to Whisk & Paddle out in Punggol. The café is perched on the reservoir, which has a beautifully scenic cycling path. Fuel up at Whisk & Paddle’s outdoor seating, where you can admire the view while your little ones play in the genius kiddie floor area. On the weekend brunch menu (served til 3pm): waffles – both sweet or savoury with eggs Benedict and ham or salmon – plus a selection of pastas, burgers, fish dishes and pizzas. Run by a family, this is a super cute hidden gem that is kid- and dog-friendly – we like it a lot!
Whisk & Paddle, 10 Tebing Lane, #01-01, Singapore 828836
Tel: (+65) 6242 4617,www.whiskandpaddle.com.sg
These guys are the masters of the all-day breakfast and aim to please with their extensive international inspired menu (there’s plenty of kid-friendly fare on the menu, too, with vegan and gluten free bread available upon request!). No expensive champagne brunch here — just good honest grub in two super fab locations on Orchard. Both spots tend to get mobbed on the weekends, though, mama, so do yourself a favor and book ahead!
Scotts Square, 6 Scotts Road, 3/F, Singapore, 228209. Tel: (+65) 6636 1816.
Mandarin Gallery, 333a Orchard Road, 3/F, Singapore, 238897, Tel: (+65) 6235 3900
South Beach, 26 South Beach Road, #B1-18, Singapore 189768, Tel: (+65) 6214 3398
Wildseed in so-hot Seletar is fab for brunch. Open at 9am, Wildseed is just one part of the multi-concept lifestyle destination that makes up The Summerhouse. Part alfresco dining, part aircon, Wildseed is a casual cafe serving up gourmet breakfasts and homemade patisseries and cakes. The weekend brunch menu tends savoury, except for its DIY ‘waffle factory’ menu that’s a big hit with kiddos. Wildseed is popular with dog walkers and families alike – they have kids’ colouring sheets and crayons to keep little hands busy.
Wildseed Café, 3 Park Lane, Singapore 798387, Tel: (+65) 6262 1063, www.thesummerhouse.sg/wildseed-cafe
If you’re after hearty brunch classics like Steak & Eggs, or feel like upgrading your regular Eggs Benedict with the addition of Petit Fliet Mignon, head to Wolfgang’s Steakhouse at Roberston Quay, which serves a delightful weekend brunch menu on Saturdays and Sundays that goes from 11am all the way to 4:30pm. In addition to their delectable steak dishes, you’ll also find brunch staples like pancakes, waffles, granola, and smoked salmon, along with a bevy of brunch cocktails.
Wolfgang’s Steakhouse, 1 Nanson Road #02-01, InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay, Singapore 238909, Tel: (+65) 6887 5885, www.wolfgangssteakhouse.sg
Renowned for their fried chicken and waffles and classic Southern sides like Mac & Cheese and Buttermilk biscuits, Yardbird serves up finger-lickin’ good weekend brunch with heaping pancakes, French toast, all manner of eggs, and even a doughnut tree.
Yardbird Southern Table and Bar, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, L1-82 (Bay Level) and B1-07 (Galleria Level), 2 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018972, Tel: (+65) 6688 9959, www.marinabaysands.com/restaurants/yardbird-southern-table-and-bar.html
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