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If you are a café and brunch lover, be excited with 1-for-1 offers or 25% Off at F&B merchants such as The Marmalade Pantry, The Coffee Academïcs, Oriole Coffee + Bar, Bedrock Bar & Grill, Beyond Pancakes, Carpenter & Cook, Crossroads Café, Cuba Life Café & Bar, Dolc Patisserie, Flash Coffee, Jamie’s Italian Singapore, KPO Café Bar, Plain Vanilla, The Community Coffee and many more.

Here are 10 brunch cafes and our recommended specialty dishes you can try:

The Coffee Academïcs
Scotts Square, #02-01/#02-02, 6 Scotts Road, Singapore 228209
Tel: +65 6538 1940
Opening Hours: 9am – 8:30pm (Mon – Thur), 9am – 9pm (Fri – Sat), 9am – 8pm (Sun)

(Another outlet at Raffles City. Redemption not applicable on eve of PH after 5pm and on PH)

An award-winning specialty coffee concept from Hong Kong, The Coffee Academïcs offers globally-inspired menu offerings with aromatic coffee.

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.

Brunch lovers should not miss their All-Day Breakfast Selection such as The Academics Breakfast ($28), Smoked Salmon & Hash ($24.50), Avocado on Toast with Ikura ($24.50), and Eggs Royale ($24.50).

My usual ‘default’ choice would be The Academics Breakfast ($28) included with Spiced Herb Bratwurst, maple bacon, homemade baked beans, sautéed mushrooms, Halloumi cheese and eggs of your choice, served with toasted brioche and seasonal greens.

Other “Big Bites” mains and pastas they offer include Crispy Fish Fillet Tacos ($25), Grilled Salmon Fillet with Tomato Salsa ($28), Spicy Crab Meat Linguine ($26), and Umami Pasta ($23).

A popular choice would be the Japanese-inspired Miso Salmon Pasta ($28) with spaghetti tossed in rich miso cream sauce and baby spinach served with grilled salmon, topped with cherry tomatoes, Japanese nori and fresh parsley.

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PAUL Bakery
Tanglin Mall #01-16/17, 163 Tanglin Road Singapore 247933
Opening Hours: 8am – 7pm (Mon – Thurs), 8am – 9pm (Fri – Sun)

PAUL is the familiar French family bakery & patisserie founded in 1889, known for using authentic French ingredients in their bread, pastries, viennoiserie and cakes.

The PAUL tea-rooms offer French style meals, ranging from savoury and sweet pastries, a
selection of salads, all-day breakfast, mains to French pancakes – all prepared on the premises.

Even if you are a regular to PAUL Bakery, they have recently done a revamp with exciting offerings.

If you are looking out for All-Day Breakfast items, there are new hearty plates of Breakfast Steak ($24.90), Mushroom & Cheese Crepe ($17.90), Ham & Cheese Crepe ($19.90), and Avocado & Feta Cheese Tartine ($17.90).

As for the main dishes, the updated menu includes a range good for the family – Codfish with Citrus Beurre Blanc ($33.90), King Prawn & Scallop Pasta ($28.90), Beef Stroganoff Pasta ($27.90), Sirloin Steak ($32.90) to Spinach Waffle Club Sandwich ($25.90).

The one Main Course I was surprised to find was the Salted Egg Soft Shell Crab Pasta ($26.90) – spaghetti pasta with a local twist, tossed in creamy salted egg sauce and complete with crispy soft-shell crab and topped with tobiko. Worth an order.

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Sarnies
136 Telok Ayer Street Singapore 068601
Opening Hours: 7:30am – 10:30pm (Mon – Fri), 8:30am – 4pm (Sat – Sun)

Sarnies, named after a slang for sandwich ‘sarnies’, is a bustling café in the CBD serving hearty breakfasts, massive salads, homemade bakery treats, coffee, and of course, sandwiches.

Using grass-fed beef and chicken free from hormones and antibiotics, the café promises only fresh, quality ingredients in all its dishes. Even its bacon is cured in-house.

Popular favourites include the Pulled Pig Salad ($16) comprising of pulled pork, brown rice, spice corn, mesclun, red cabbage coleslaw, guacamole, chimichurri, corn tortilla chips; Pulled Pork Ragu Pasta ($19.50) in spicy Arrabbiata sauce topped with roasted cherry tomatoes; and Chicken Parmigiana ($16) made with breaded chicken cutlet and cheeses – Grana Padano and Cheddar.

If you head over during weekend, The Breakkie Burg ($19) available on the Brunch Menu should satisfy both your breakfast and burger cravings.

Composed of a smashed beef patty, cheddar and dressed with fermented garlic butter and bacon onion jam relish. Served in a toasted sesame seeded bun. Warning: Potentially messy to eat in one bite.

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Curious Palette
64 Prinsep Street, Singapore 188667
Opening Hours: 9am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)

(Redemption not applicable from 5pm on eve of PH and PH, and exclusion days listed on Entertainer)

Curious Palette is a full-fledged café-restaurant that offers different menus throughout the day.

The good mix of communal tables and intimate sofa seats makes Curious Palette an ideal place for both group gatherings and dining individually.

Mains you can look forward to include Truffle Capellini ($19), Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich ($19.50), ‘Peta’ Bolognese ($19.90) with IMPOSSIBLE ragout, and Charred Cauliflower Salad ($16.90).

The orange-hued Prawn, Mentaiko Belacan Pasta ($21.90) comprises al dente angel hair pasta tossed in a heady sauce prepared with prawn and shallot oil, butter, with touch of mentaiko (spicy cod roe) and hint of belacan (fermented shrimp paste).

A trio of charcoal grilled tiger prawns and chilli powder complete the dish.

If not, go for the Cray Roll ($21.90) of chunks of crayfish in buttery and soft brioche hotdog bun, paired with topped with ebiko and fried capers in prawn mayo. Completed with a side of shoestring fries.

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Burp Kitchen & Bar
740 Bedok Reservoir Road, #01-3165, Singapore 470740
Opening Hours: 4pm – 10:15pm (Mon – Fri), 12pm – 10:15pm (Sat – Sun)

Burp Kitchen & Bar at Bedok Reservoir (brunch with a view) is focused on Americanised comfort food, with Asian-inspired and Tex-Mex fusion dishes. Complete with rustic décor and friendly service.

This can be considered a place to hang out with friends for dinner and after-work drinks.

You can have a go for some comforting bar grub of Salted Egg Wings, Bangers & Mash, and Spicy Buffalo Wings; or have a dinner meal of Truffle Mushroom Carbonara, Grilled Unagi Aglio Olio, Triple Cheese Burger and Beef Bulgogi Tacos.

The burgers are worth a go here – these are big, juicy ones. I particularly enjoyed the Truffle Beefy Shrooms Burger ($12) with the seared beef patty with rich hearty flavours, topped with savoury sautéed mushrooms.

The ingredients were held together well in a soft brioche bun, and the addition of truffle mayo added some aroma as you bring it closer to your nose.

For a burger with local flavour, the Chicken Rendang Burger ($13) comes with succulent chicken thigh drizzled over with rendang sauce – which is more nutty than spicy, along with sunny side up in a brioche bun.

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Nuevo Café
115 Eunos Ave 3, #01-01, Singapore 409839
Opening Hours: 8:30am – 9:30pm (Mon – Fri), 10:30am – 9:30pm (Sat – Sun)

Nuevo Café is a hidden gem at Eunos not many would know about. It is actually not that far a walk from Paya Lebar MRT station. Through the park-connector, getting there is about a 7 to 10 minutes’ scenic stroll.

Food wise, Nuevo Café serves up all-day breakfast, brunch favourites and rice bowls with a Japanese twist. Good to know that all prices are inexpensive, with no additional service charge.

For a protein fix or a fuss-free meal (available 11:30am to 9pm), you can go for either the Yakiniku Beef Ribeye or Teriyaki Chicken. Both are served on a bed of Japanese rice, topped with pickles and sous vide egg, sprinkled with sesame seeds and roasted nori.

The beef used for the Gyudon was grilled quickly and cut thin, giving the pieces a layer of even char and tenderness.

The refreshing and crisp Asahi Beer is used for the Beer Battered Fish ($11.90). As the Japanese beer is known to maintain its high bubble density, it is a good choice to add body and lightness to the batter.

Therefore, you would still find the outer layer crisp, even if it is left out for a while. Served with a choice of dip – mentaiko mayonnaise or truffle mayonnaise dip.

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Chug Chug
114 Tanjong Pagar Road Singapore 088529
Tel: +65 6224 5113
Opening Hours: 5:30pm – 10:30pm (Mon – Sun)

Chug Chug at Tanjong Pagar is known to offer diners a selection of Chinese-Western fusion foods in a homely and lively atmosphere.

Discover their selection of signature dishes like Fiery Mala Pasta ($18), made with spaghetti and Szechuan mala spices, mushrooms, baby corn, crab stick and pork; Scallop Mentaiko Pasta ($20) with USA scallops.

The best-selling dish at Chug Chug is King Prawn Chug’s Tom Yum Pasta ($20), prepared with linguine in a tom yum cream sauce with XL King prawns, squid, and fried Sakura shrimps.

Owner Xinde revealed that this is the one dish that stayed on the menu since the opening days of Chug Chug, and has continually revised the recipe based on customer’s feedback.

The latest addition is Chug’s Style Sambal Stingray ($18), featuring their in-house sambal and served with fried onion fritters.

The meat turned out to be wonderfully tender matched with a shiok sambal chilli sauce. The addictive fritter makes this a suitable bistro food to go with some drinks.

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The Marmalade Pantry
#01-02/04, Oasia Hotel Novena, 8 Sinaran Drive, Singapore 307470
Tel: +65 6664 0348
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 10:30pm (Mon – Sun)

Other outlet at Oasia Hotel Downtown

Known for its weekend brunches and artisanal high tea and cakes, The Marmalade Party is a home-grown bistro serving modern comfort food in a charming ambiance.

The headlining main is the Truffle Beef Burger ($26). Before the truffle gets lost in your mouth, there is a whole slice of black truffle tucked between the USDA beef patty and cheese. (Just in case you were wondering.)

The parts that I liked best were actually the accompanying ingredients – sweet caramelised onions, sautéed mushrooms, smoked cheddar cheese, truffle aioli accompanied with mesclun salad. And the parmesan fries which still stayed crisp after a while.

The Marmalade also serves luxurious pastas, such as the Spicy Crabmeat Pasta ($26) with generous portions of quality jumbo and lump crabmeat. Al dente cooked linguine pasta are tossed in a sweet-tangy tomato sauce, with pine nuts that add a buttery nutty taste to contrast the spiciness.

End with a dessert of Sticky Date and Toffee Pudding ($14) topped with a scoop of refreshing French vanilla ice cream and sea salt caramel sauce.

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Kith
11 Tanjong Katong Rd, #01-30/31/34 KINEX Shopping Mall, Singapore 437157
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm (Mon – Fri), 8am – 10pm (Sat – Sun)

Other outlets for redemption at West Coast (Oasia Residences) and Ascott Orchard

With a number of branches around, Kith is a great place for catching up with friends or having a meeting with business associates over brunch and coffee.

Poached eggs seem to be featured on many items on their menu, such as the popular Better than Benny ($16.90) with crispy bacon, roasted tomatoes, kale, hollandaise sauce on sourdough; and Kith Black Curry ($18.90) which has chicken curry, mixed green salad, saffron rice in banana leaf and that oozy poached egg.

Avocado on Toast is the IT brunch item and Kith does their Poached Eggs & Avocado ($15.90) well – a healthy treat of creamy crushed avocados, roma tomatoes, kale, walnut pesto poached eggs on sourdough.

The Kith Club Sandwich ($17.90) fills you up nicely with its wide array of ingredients such as Cajun chicken, crispy bacon and eggs.

Equally satisfying is the Granchio Pasta ($20.90) made with Linguine and Crab Meat tossed with cherry tomatoes, garlic, chilli and kaffir lime for the extra spice.

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Hoshino Coffee
Outlets at ION Orchard, Capitol Piazza, Suntec City, Plaza Singapura, Holland Village, United Square Shopping Mall, Chinatown Point, Bedok Point, Kinex, Jewel Changi Airport
Opening Hours: 11.30am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)

Hoshino Coffee takes pride in its hand-drip coffees, made with roasted, 100% premium Arabica coffee beans. These beans are carefully selected by Hoshino Coffee’s very own coffee blend specialist Master Kanno.

To pair with your coffees, you may order any of their popular soufflé-style pancakes – baked fresh upon order (allot 20 minutes waiting time) and served with whipped butter and your choice of syrup (maple or honey).

Their signature Pancakes Souffle Style is priced $9.80 for single and $12.00 and double. The special matcha variant is at $13.50 for single and $16.80 for double.

Aside from the hand-drip coffee and pancakes, Hoshino offers spaghetti with various toppings. Its signature is Hoshino Spaghetti with Eggplant, Bacon, Shimeji & Sausage ($14.50) and Salmon with Wasabi Cream Sauce ($16) are recommended.

Other popular dishes include the wobbly “Omu” Soufflé Curry Rice ($16.80); Fuwa-Fuwa Hoshino Souffle on Porcini Cream Rice with Bacon ($16.80); and meat plate of Hoshino Angus Beef Steak Plate ($21.80).

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