We are spoilt for choices when it comes to finding a good brunch place in Singapore, as restaurants and cafes offer more than just the classic Eggs Benedict, Pancakes and Waffles.
Fish In A Bag, “Hay Bi Hiam” Umami Pasta, Rendang Mac & Cheese, and Char Siew Kurobuta Pork Belly, anyone?
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Kith Cafe (Ascott Orchard)
11 Cairnhill Road Singapore 229724 (Somerset MRT)
Tel: +65 6734 8640
Opening Hours: 6:30am – 10 pm (Mon – Sun), Last Orders 9:30pm
Marina Square: 6 Raffles Boulevard #02-49 Singapore 039594
Spottiswoode: 69 Spottiswoode Park Road Singapore 088658
Winsland House II: 163 Penang Road #01-01 Singapore 238463
With a number of branches around, Kith Cafe is a great place for catching up with friends or having a meeting with business associates over brunch and coffee.
There are two outlets that I would usually visit that are very close to town – at Ascott Orchard and Winsland House II.
Both are a 5 to 10 minutes’ walk from Orchard Road, where you can have a reprise with their simple honest fare of Kith Breakfast, Kith Super Salad, or some of their Asian inspired mains.
Kith Café 1-For-1 Main Menu Item
Avocado on Toast is the IT brunch item and Kith Café does their Poached Eggs & Avocado ($16) well – a healthy treat of creamy crushed avocados, roma tomatoes, kale, walnut pesto poached eggs on sourdough.
Poached eggs seem to be featured on many items on their menu, such as the popular Better than Benny ($18) with crispy bacon, roasted tomatoes, kale, hollandaise sauce on sourdough; and Kith Black Curry ($19.00) which has chicken curry, mixed green salad, saffron rice in banana leaf and… that oozy poached egg.
1 Harbourfront Walk #01-165/166/167, VivoCity, Singapore 098585 (Harbourfront MRT)
Tel: Tel: +65 6733 5500 (VivoCity)
Opening Hours: 12pm – 9pm (Sun – Thurs), 12pm – 10pm (Fri – Sat)
Jamie’s Italian began as a partnership between Jamie Oliver and his mentor, Gennaro Contaldo.
Jamie’s Italian at VivoCity serve up Italian classics with a Jamie twist, made with the best, sustainable and locally sourced ingredients, including fresh pasta made on site, every day.
Jamie’s Italian Singapore 1-For-1 Main Course
With a recent menu revamp, the dish to look forward to is the VivoCity-exclusive Fish In A Bag ($32.95) of sustainable salmon with Puy lentils, chilli, Italian greens, roasted pumpkin and salsa verde.
Also recommended is the Chicken Casarecce ($17.95, $26.95) consisting of homemade twisted and rolled pasta served with braised chicken thigh in a creamy sauce with bacon, leeks, roasted mushrooms and herbs.
For pizza lovers, don’t miss out on The Porkie ($27.95) – crisp, thin crust pizza topped with sweet tomato sauce, hot soppressata, smoky bacon, mozzarella and oregano.
KARA Cafe & Dessert Bar
617 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 269718 (Tan Kah Kee MRT)
Tel: +65 4688940
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)
KARA Café & Dessert Bar at Bukit Timah serves up Los Angeles-inspired “all-day dining” comfort food from hot savoury to cold sweet treats, along with healthy eats and its popular self-served frozen yogurt.
A casual and family friendly space. Beautiful interior.
Kara Café & Dessert Bar 1 -For-1 Main Menu Item
There is quite a number of interesting fusion items on the menu, from Pork Belly Miso Grain Bowl ($16), Tempura Fish Kimchi Grain Bowl ($16), Okonomiyaki Truffle Tots ($12), Charcoal Mochi Waffle ($12.50) to Soy-Glazed Salmon with Kimchi Fried Rice ($17).
For a comforting meal, the Pork Belly Miso Grain Bowl ($16) should satisfy. It is a ramen inspired dish with fork tender kakuni braised pork belly, soft egg, ramen crisps, cucumber edamame salad, miso cream and nori.
If you are craving for lighter bites, the Okonomiyaki Truffle Tots ($12) are one of a kind. These are bite-sized hashbrowns with a Japanese twist, drizzled over with Kewpie mayonnaise, unagi sauce, truffle dressing and furikake.
The Coffee Academïcs
Scotts Square, #02-01/#02-02, 6 Scotts Road, Singapore 228209
Tel: +65 6538 1940
Opening Hours: 9am – 1pm (Mon – Thur), 9am – 10:30pm (Fri – Sat), 9am – 9:30 (Sun)
Raffles City Shopping Centre, #B1-12, 252 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179103
Tel: +65 6266 0560
Opening Hours: 8am – 9pm (Mon – Thurs), 8am – 9:30pm (Fri), 9am – 9:30pm (Sat), 9am – 8:30pm (Sun), 9am – 10pm (PH on weekdays)
An award-winning specialty coffee concept from Hong Kong, The Coffee Academïcs offers globally-inspired menu offerings with aromatic coffee.
The outlet at Scotts Square which is stylishly done up is The Coffee Academics’ first international store.
Good to know: its sourced coffee beans have a score of 92 to 94 points by the World Coffee Review, ranked highest in Asia and top three in the world.
The Coffee Academics 1-For-1 Main Course
Brunch lovers will not miss their The Academïcs Breakfast ($25), Crispy Fish Fillet Tacos ($23), Le Smoked Salmon ($23), and Umami Pasta ($21).
I also spotted some new items on the menu such as Eggs Ben with Honey Lemon Guac ($22), Pumpkin & Spinach Lasagne ($24), and Crab Meat Aglio Olio ($24) made with gluten free spaghetti.
My usual ‘default’ choice would be The Academïcs Breakfast ($25) included with Pork bockwrust sausage, Pio Tosini Prosciutto di Parma Ham, homemade baked beans, sauteed mushrooms and eggs of your choice served with toasted bread and seasonal greens
The interesting addition is the Pio Tosini Prosciutto di Parma, with a rich flavour and sweet aftertaste. It is known to be pure ham hand-salted twice and left to rest for 6 months before curing for another 500 days.
If you are a fan of the local flavour of “Hay Bi Hiam” (spicy dried shrimp sambal), get the Umami Pasta ($21) which includes this sweet shrimp spicy xo sauce into sautéed spaghetti, topped with shio konbu, onsen egg and ebiko.
The Assembly Ground
The Cathay, 2 Handy Road #01-21, Singapore 229233
Tel: +65 6733 3375
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon – Fri), 10am – 10pm (Sat – Sun)
Founded by the people behind Benjamin Barker (which I got some of my jackets from), The Assembly Ground offers a respite from shopping.
It is established as a gathering place for friends and loved ones to share stories over a cup of good coffee and food with warm ambience.
The Assembly Ground 1 -For-1 Main Menu Item
The most popular brunch item is The Assembly Brunch ($20), of generous portion of scrambled eggs, chicken bratwurst, sautéed mushrooms, potato gratin, roasted cherry tomatoes, toast, choice of smoked salmon or bacon.
If you are out for something more unique, the fusion “Mod-Sin” dish look out for is the Rendang Mac & Cheese ($18) of mildly spicy beef rendang cooked with creamy béchamel and mozzarella cheese. Spicy and creamy work well here.
Jewel Café + Bar
129 Rangoon Road Singapore 218407
Opening Hours: 9am – 10pm (Tues – Thurs, Sun), 9am – 11pm (Fri – Sat), Closed Mon
Home-grown Jewel Coffee should be a familiar name, especially to those working in the CBD area who need some caffeine fix.
For a leisure brunch time, head over to the flagship café at Rangoon Road which boosts of 2 levels of seating and a full-service bar for all-day cocktails, 1-for-1 housepours and other drinks.
There is also outdoor seating and customers are welcomed to bring their pets along with them during mealtime.
Jewel Cafe & Bar 1 -For-1 Main Menu Item
The Entertainer 1-for-1 promotion applies to all Mains, Pastas & Burgers (from 11am onwards).
The insta-worthy burger to get is the O.M.G., where you get back bacon, luncheon meat, US beef patty with cheddar cheese, tomato slices, onions, sunny side-up sandwiched between soft sesame brioche buns. Served with salad and fries.
I am sold knowing there is luncheon meat AND succulent patty within.
For their classic popular dish, it would be the Umami Prawn Capellini ($20) served with juicy grilled prawns in crustacean oil, topped off with tobiko, bonito flakes and topped with Jewel’s house-special “Magic” dust.
The Marmalade Pantry – Downtown
Oasia Hotel Downtown #01-01, 100 Peck Seah Street, Singapore 079333 (Tanjong Pagar MRT)
Tel: +65 6385 0741
Opening Hours: 11:00am – 10:30pm, Last Order 10:00pm (Mon – Sun)
The Marmalade Pantry is where you can go for its afternoon tea of sandwiches, scones and sweet treats. A possible recommendation if a tourist friends wants local food in a comfortable bistro setting near town.
Some may not know about the bistro and “Asian Corner” menus at The Marmalade Pantry Downtown, which offers both modern European style comfort food and local favourites.
The Marmalade Pantry at Downtown 1-For-1 Main Course
From burgers, pasta, salads, meat and fish mains, the signatures include Truffle Beef Burger ($25), Miso Lobster Burger ($34), Spicy Crabmeat Linguine ($26), The Marmalade Mac & Cheese ($24), and The Marmalade Steak & Eggs ($40).
You can also dig in to the familiar Asian highlights of Hainanese Chicken Rice ($22), Nonya Chicken Curry ($24), Singapore Laksa ($26), Seafood Hor Fun ($22), Singapore Spicy Fried Rice ($22), and Palak Paneer ($20).
The Char Siew Kurobuta Pork Belly ($32) is inspired by the local Cha Siew. To get that distinct sweetness, the pork belly is marinated in soy and honey for at least two days so that the flavours penetrate within.
Berkshire pork is used, which boasts beautiful marbling and superb moist texture. To make the meat slices even more juicy and tender, they were being sous-vide for 12 hours. Served with a side of roasted pumpkin mash, apple-chilli chutney, and topped with crispy sweet potato chips.
Oriole Coffee + Bar
Capitol Piazza 02-20/21 (Neue), 3 Stamford Road Singapore 178905 (City Hall MRT)
Tel: +65 6384 6495
Opening Hours: 10:30am – 9:30pm
Specialty coffee house Oriole Coffee + Bar features their classic brunch fare matched with desserts and gourmet coffee.
Some of their recommendations include Fish & Chips, Capellini Crabmeat, Fish Tacos, Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich, Avocado & Toast, and Espresso Hotcakes. Best to be paired with an in-house Taisho cold-brewed coffee.
Oriole Coffee + Bar at Capitol Piazza 1-For-1 Main Course / Breakfast
I would recommend the Oriole Truffle Burger ($18) though slightly greasy, was a mouth-watering treat. It comes with a juicy piece of grilled beef patty with sautéed mushroom, caramelised onions, melted cheese and truffle aioli sandwiched in a fluffy brioche bun.
Of course with Oriole-spiced fries.
The Lokal Singapore
136 Neil Road The Lokal Singapore 088865 (Outram Park MRT)
Tel: +65 6423 9918
Opening Hours: 8am – 4pm (Mon, Tue), 8am – 10pm (Wed – Fri), 9am -10pm (Sat), 9am – 4pm (Sun)
The Lokal is started by Aussie Chef Darren Farr, and is an Australian Restaurant-Bar serving house-made comfort food — including butter, sauces, and meats all made on site.
The name is German for “local”, an influence that be explained by its proximity to Goethe-Institut Singapore and is also reflective of their diverse and worldly approach towards food.
The Lokal, 1-For-1 Main Course
The brunch menu aims to be all-inclusive, featuring hearty dishes, healthy alternatives, sweets and savouries so that there is something for everyone.
Most of The Lokal’s ingredients are made in-house, from ricotta, dry-cured bacon, smoked salmon, and sauces.
Its Black Pig 2.0 charcoal burger bun ($20) remains as one of its much-loved choice, sandwiched with juicy pork belly, dry-cured bacon, coleslaw, fried egg, added with house-made HP sauce.
The Steak & Eggs ($26), available only during the weekends, offers Australian grass fed sirloin, with fried eggs, sautéed onions, house-made HP sauce and side of fries. Great knowing it is now 1-for-1.
Clarke Quay Block A, 3A River Valley Road, #01-01 Merchant’s Court, Singapore 179020
Tel: +65 6837 0577
Opening Hours: 12:00pm – 1:00am (Mon – Tues), 12:00pm – 3:00am (Wed – Fri), 10:00am – 3:00am (Sat), 10:00am – 1:00am (Sun)
McGettigan’s is an Irish pub known for its live entertainment including Irish music, and live sports screening.
McGettigan’s 1-For-1 Main Course
To-have dishes include the Open Steak Sandwich (usual price $25) on garlic sourdough topped with sun-dried tomatoes, pommery crème fraiche and buttery-herby Béarnaise sauce; Fish and Chips (usual price $24) of crispy battered fresh dory served with mushy peas and fat chips; The Irish Burger ($26) intriguingly comprising of Cola-marinated pork belly, smoked streaky bacon, fried egg, tobacco onions sandwiched in a brioche bun.
To get into the lazy brunch mood, the recommended would be the Full Irish Breakfast ($25++) with 2 eggs of any style, pudding, sausage, rashers, overnight tomatoes, baked beans served with toast and tea or coffee.
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