Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and the right kind of breakfast can deliver health benefits galore, from sharper focus to an increase in our metabolism rate. Then there are the days when we just want to work on our mental happiness by splurging on pancakes and other goodies. Either way, with this list of restos and cafés, you won’t have to worry about kick-starting your day on an empty stomach. We’ve rounded up some of the best breakfast spots around, so get feasting!
Where to find a great fry-up:
SPRMRKT and SPRMRKT Daily
These two SPRMRKT branches offer mouth-watering all-day breakfast menus that fans of fry-ups in particular should try. The English Breakfast ($28) features eggs cooked in any style, accompanied by bacon, vine-ripened tomatoes, sautéed mushrooms, roasted baby potatoes, Kurobuta pork sausage, toasted brioche and caramelised onions. Other items to add to your must-try list are the Eggs Royale ($19), Avocado Toast ($8, SPRMRKT only), and weekend special ‘DE’ Breakfast ($17, SPRMRKT only) – a single pancake with scrambled eggs and bacon, served with maple syrup, fresh cream and mixed cut fruit.
Branches at McCallum Street and Robertson Quay
Each of The Providore’s four restaurants – OUE Downtown Gallery, Raffles Place, Mandarin Gallery and Tangs – has its own breakfast timings, but regardless of location you can anticipate a filling English Breakfast ($20.50), with poached, scrambled or fried eggs served with sautéed mushrooms, roasted tomato, grilled bacon, pork sausage and sourdough toast.
Four outlets islandwide
Club Meatballs only serves breakfast on weekdays, from 8am to 11am, so if you’re ever there for your morning booster, try the resto’s fry-up, Club Signature Breakfast ($17.50). Don’t miss the DIY breakfast, too, where you’ll be able to choose from 12 food options, accompanied with toast of your choice.
House at Dempsey
Opening hours are generally a little later at House, so breakfast is more like brunch, and if you’re craving a good fry-up then order the well-put-together Housefull Breakfast ($25), with two organic eggs and the works – oven roasted tomatoes, pork sausage, crispy bacon, Portobello mushroom, baked beans with house-made cheddar scone and sourdough toast. Alternatively, try the Luxe Eggs Ben ($29), or, for something sweet, the French Fluff ($25).
The White Rabbit
This Dempsey resto offers an attractive brunch menu on weekends and public holidays (10.30am to 3pm) that includes The White Rabbit Fry Up (eggs with loads of extras, $24), or, if you’re craving something sweet, waffles ($14) and a raisin bread and butter pudding ($16).
Food For Thought
Serving brunch at two of its locations – the Botanic Gardens and the National Museum – Food For Thought will look after your fry-up cravings with its Full Works ($22), available all day, every day.
Two outlets islandwide
Where to go for pancake paradise:
Tiong Bahru Bakery
Offering exciting pancake burger dishes (yep, you read right!) exclusively at its Raffles City Shopping Centre outlet, the café’s Breakfast Pancake Burger ($20) includes house-made breakfast sausage, crispy bacon, organic New Zealand egg, cheddar cheese and tater tots drenched in maple syrup, while the PB&B Pancake Burger ($23) features spiced pork belly, salted caramel, toasty brûlée, bananas, bacon, ricotta cheese, and crunchy peanuts drizzled with sweet maple syrup, and the Kim Cheesy Pancake Burger ($23) comprises kimchi pancakes with sweet bean sauce, tofu, sautéed cabbage, green onions, crispy bread crumbs, and smoked bonito flakes.
Pancakes served here consist of both savoury and sweet varieties, and the café’s menu has got a decent number of both. The signature Garlic Prawn Pancakes from the list of savoury items come recommended, or opt for chocolate-themed The Druggie if you prefer sticking to sweet. Our advice is to drop by with an empty stomach as portions here can be very filling. Reservations recommended.
Clinton Street Baking Company & Restaurant
Once acclaimed as having the “best pancakes” by New York magazine, this American resto has made its way to Singapore where it serves stellar dishes such as a signature Pancakes with Warm Maple Butter, accompanied by either blueberries, banana walnut or chocolate chunks ($19).
At good ol’ McDs, you can look forward to affordable fluffy hotcakes served in a variety of ways, from classic hotcakes drizzled with maple syrup and butter, to hotcakes with chicken sausage, and the Breakfast Deluxe, which includes scrambled eggs, toasty muffins and chicken sausage.
Over 130 branches islandwide
Instead of being served cooked pancakes here, diners get the chance to make their own! Choose your choice of batter from five options – buttermilk, whole grain, peanut butter, chocolate and pandan – then pick your fixings (sweet or savoury), add some toppings and you’re ready to start cooking. Not confident of your own pancake skills? Slappy’s menu has its own suggested combos to choose from.
Branches at The Grandstand and Resorts World Sentosa
Sarah’s The Pancake Café
Savoury and sweet pancakes are both served here, and you can look forward to interesting combos such as The Benedict ($19) – a stack of three pancakes accompanied by two poached eggs topped with homemade hollandaise sauce and salmon, and more traditional varieties like the Stacker Decker ($13) – three buttermilk pancakes served with butter, maple syrup, and a choice of any single scoop of gelato.
Where to hunt a healthy brekkie:
Open Door Policy
Up for a healthy meal? Open Door Policy serves dairy- and gluten-free brunch and its menu includes delicious eats like English Breakfast ($28), Dairy-Free Portobello Omelette ($24), French Toast Loft ($24) and Light Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict ($26). It also has a range of healthy juices you can order to pair with your breakfast. Read our full review.
This Melbourne-styled café serves healthy brunch dishes such as Salmon & Kale, Strangers Smoked Salmon, Spicy Baked Eggs and Smashed Avocado. You can also look forward to a good cup of coffee to pair with your meal here, especially since the café is home to the current World Siphon Coffee Champion and three-time Singapore National Barista and Latte Art Champion.
Other places to sort your breakfast cravings:
Breakfast is available all day, every day at both of Café Melba’s two outlets, and its menu features quite a selection of dishes, from Eggs Benedict and Buttermilk Pancake Stack to Toast with Butter and Jam, and the Full Melba Breakfast.
Two outlets islandwide
This resto serves all-day breakfasts from around the world – think a wide variety of cuisines ranging from Aussie to Parisian and English. Try the Canadian for a classic stack of buttermilk pancakes accompanied with candied back bacon, hibiscus-berry compote and Canadian maple syrup, or I Love NY for creamy scrambled eggs with smoked sturgeon served with smoked salmon and caramelised onions with a hand-rolled sesame bagel.
Branches at Mandarin Gallery and Scotts Square
If you’re feeling in the mood for local eats, drop by Toast Box where a range of traditional dishes are served for breakfast. Must-tries include the Peanut Butter Thick Toast, Traditional Toast, Laksa and Curry Chicken. Pair your meal with a signature traditional Nanyang Kopi.
Over 74 outlets islandwide
This family-friendly spot serves brunch from 9am to 6pm, and its menu includes dishes like Eggs on Toast, Pan-seared Salmon, and Corned Beef Scotch Egg. If you’re a fan of waffles, you’ll be glad to see Buttermilk Waffles on the menu – they’re served together with options including maple syrup, Greek yogurt and vanilla bean ice cream. Check out our full review.
Heading out for breakfast on Sunday with the fam? Drop by The Beast between 10am and 5pm and order from its brunch menu and you’ll enjoy some southern classics like Chicken & Waffles ($20), or try the Southern Big Breakfast ($22) – andouille sausage, sunny side up, sautéed mushrooms, buttermilk biscuit, crispy bacon, house salad and sausage gravy.
Group Therapy Coffee
At this casual café, look forward to all-day breakfast dishes such as Poached Eggs served on thick toast with smoked salmon, melted cheese and hollandaise sauce, $16), Sunnyside Ups on thick toast with grilled ham, guacamole and cheese ($16.50), a Pancake Stack with bananas, strawberries, homemade honeycomb and either maple syrup or salted caramel ($16), and Chocolate Pancakes with bananas, butterscotch, popcorn and marshmallows ($17).
Got a hankering for sandwiches or toast? Visit this hidden gem for options including the Roast Beef Sandwich, Prosciutto Sandwich, Homemade Granola Toast, and Eggs on Toast. And why not order the signature mint mocha, Wicked, to pair with your breakfast.
17 Hong Kong Street
With a curated list of roasted coffees from Malaysia, Sweden and Norway, you can look forward to a good brew here, which you can pair with your choice of breakfast; just note that there are different breakfast options available on weekdays and weekends.
Nine Thirty by Awfully Chocolate
Serving breakfast on weekends and public holidays, from 9.30am to 10pm, Awfully Chocolate boasts an attractive breakfast menu that ranges from an English breakfast (The Works), to Steak and Eggs, crepes, sandwiches and waffles. Wash it all down with drinks like the Orange Press or Sunday’s Apple.
Located in Serangoon Gardens, Arbite’s Early Bites menu, available till 3pm on weekdays and 5pm on weekends, offers five dishes at quirky price points: Smoked Salmon Pancakes ($16.05), Eggs Benedict ($11.77), Arbite Breakfast ($19.26 for scrambled eggs, bacon, pork Cumberland sausage, sautéed locally farmed mushrooms, toasted brioche, pommes noisettes and salad), Duck and Eggs ($14.98) and a Pulled Pork Wrap ($16.05).
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