Tracking down a good place for brunch in Singapore? You wouldn’t be alone — brunch is rapidly becoming one of the most popular social occasions on the island.
It’s probably the opportunity to sleep in and yet still have something akin to a classic breakfast afterwards. Whatever the case, there’s no denying the appeal of a laid-back and hearty brunch.
To ensure you savour the best brunches the island has to offer, we’ve put together a list of the places serving the best brunch in Singapore. Try out the lip-smacking offerings at these locations!
1. MELT CAFÉ – MANDARIN ORIENTAL
|BEST FOR||Live chef stations, award-winning BBQ, tandoori|
S$118 per person (inclusive of free flow of chilled juices)
S$178 per person (inclusive of free flow of “R” de Ruinart Champagne, red wine, white wine, beer, selected cocktails of the day, soft drinks and chilled juices)
S$218 per person (inclusive of free flow of Ruinart Blanc de Blanc Champagne, red wine, white wine, beer, selected cocktails of the day, soft drinks and chilled juices)
|ADDRESS||5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square, Singapore 039797|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+65 6885 3500 | MOSIN-DINING@MOHG.COM|
6:30 – 10:30AM
12 – 2:30PM
6:30 – 9:30PM
12 – 3PM (SUN)
Melt Cafe is at the Mandarin Oriental. So, if you want your brunches a little bit fancy (say, when meeting clients), this is the place to go.
They have Sunday brunch from 12 noon to 3 in the afternoon. For Sunday brunch, they have a salad bar with house-made dressing, daily selection of fresh home-made bread, oyster and premium seafood, a farmer’s egg station, a BBQ section, and a Chef’s Station for gourmet food.
- Wide range of cuisine
- Excellent tandoori and BBQ sections
- Live gourmet stations
- Guests can dine al fresco during dinner amidst lush greenery
- Award-winning pastry theatre for the perfect cap to your buffet experience
Melt Cafe has a high customer rating on Google Reviews. 5-star reviews usually cite sumptuous seafood selection, wide variety of foods, and posh design as the things that cement its brunch’s status as one of the best brunches in Singapore.
Joyce Lim has this to say:
“We first patronised this place in 2011 and now again just a couple of days ago in May 2019, as excellent as we remember, huge variety, fresh seafood, attentive service and all smiles, made my meal enjoyable and wonderful, will definitely be back for the service, quality and ambience. Try the fresh and baked oysters, fresh crayfish, seafood stew, green curry beef, chicken roulade, chicken and fish tikka, pappadum. For desserts, clafoutis, earl grey ice-cream, home-made marshmallow, melt’s choc cake.”
2. COLONY – THE RITZ-CARLTON
|BEST FOR||International cuisine, hotel experience|
S$48 per adult, S$24 per child (6-12 y.o.)
Lunch Buffet (Mon-Fri)
S$60 per adult, S$30 per child (6-12 y.o.)
Lunch Buffet (Sat)
S$64 per adult, S$32 per child (6-12 y.o.)
The Journey Afternoon Tea (Mon-Sat)
S$49 per person
Vintage Champagne Brunch (Sun)
S$192 per adult
S$80 per adult, S$40 per child (6-12 y.o.)
Seafood Dinner (Fri & Sat)
S$96 per adult, S$48 per child
S$84 per adult, S$42 per child (6-12 y.o.)
|ADDRESS||The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
7 Raffles Avenue Singapore, 039799
|CONTACT DETAILS||+(65) 6434-5288 | email@example.com|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday – Saturday
Breakfast, 6:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Lunch, 12 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Afternoon Tea, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Dinner, 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Breakfast, 6:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m
Brunch, 12 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Dinner, 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
This is another fancy Sunday brunch for your indulgence. So as with the previous location, come here for the best brunch in Singapore served with elegance.
The buffet at the Colony showcases local, Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, Malaysian, and Western cuisine through seven open kitchens.
Note that they have breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffets where you can sample the best of Singapore’s heritage cuisines, by the way. Those are usually big draws.
WHAT PEOPLE LIKE
- Seven ‘Live’ conservatory kitchens for a view of culinary showmanship
- A leisurely afternoon tea where customers can step back in time and journey through Singapore’s culinary heritage
- A boozy beverage package for unlimited Prosecco, Domaine Baron de Rothschild Lafite (red/white) wines, and local draft beer
- Personalised gluten-free options for guests with dietary requirements
Customers of the Colony praise their fantastic buffet spread, great atmosphere, and friendly staff. According to Shaun Chong:
“Wow I love the buffet! 1st time for me and 2nd time for my wife. My wife doesn’t really like buffet and Colony actually made her willing to come back again. Selection is more than enough. Oysters are very fresh! Its super value for money to me! It won’t go wrong for you to dine with Colony!”
3. BRAWN & BRAINS
|BEST FOR||Artisanal coffee, hearty brunch dishes|
|ADDRESS||100 Guillemard Road #01-02 Singapore 399718
218 East Coast Road Singapore 428916
|OPERATING HOURS||Guillemard Road
Tue – Fri : 0830 – 1800
Sat, Sun & P.H : 0930 – 1800
East Coast Road
Tue – Fri : 0800 – 1800
Sat, Sun & P.H : 0830 – 1800
Brawns & Brains is where coffee lovers go to get brunch in Singapore. They serve artisanal coffee and also offer a monthly subscription of different roasts, so you get your regular delivery of your chosen caffeine fix.
Of course, you can pair your delicious coffee with their equally delicious food for brunch, from baked eggs with cheese and grain bowls to sandwiches and avocado eggs. Feel free to take photos of their Instagram-worthy spread!
- Customers can buy bags of carefully-roasted coffee beans while getting some of the best brunch in Singapore
- Millennial-approved brunch selections
- Also conducive for remote workers
Brawn & Brains is rated highly on Google Reviews. Most 5-star reviews mention their top-notch coffee, whether it’s cold brew or hot espresso.
They also rave about the food, which they say perfectly complements their coffee. According to Oleg Kurochka:
“Might be one of the best cold brews I tried in Singapore. Good food, good atmosphere. Though the place can get busy during weekend brunch so be there earlier to get the best spot.”
4. CAFÉ MELBA
|BEST FOR||Kid-friendly brunch|
|PRICING||Mediapolis Menu: https://www.cafemelba.com.sg/mediapolis-menus
Goodman Arts Centre Menu: https://www.cafemelba.com.sg/goodman-arts-centre-menus
|ADDRESS||1 Stars Avenue, #03-01
Nearest MRT: One-North
90 Goodman Road, Block N #01-56,
Goodman Arts Centre, Singapore 439053
Nearest MRT: Mountbatten
65 6352 2721 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Goodman Arts Centre
65 6440 6068 | email@example.com
Open Daily, from 8am-10pm
Goodman Arts Centre
Weekends & Public Holidays from 830am – 10pm
Weekdays from 10am – 10pm
Cafe Melba has two locations: at the Mediapolis and at the Goodman Arts Centre. It’s a cafe and restaurant that blends influences from (Melb)ourne and (A)sia, hence the name.
It’s largely about the ambience, an oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the city, but the food is also great. They serve breakfast all day, every day!
- All day breakfast and brunch in Singapore
- Family-friendly events
- Great weekend place for the entire family, where parents can relax while the kids play
- Ample parking
Cafe Melba gets props on Google Reviews for their great ambience, ample parking, and affordable food. Customers also like the family-friendly environment and attentive staff.
According to Danny Wong:
“Excellent place for a weekend brunch. We went there on a Sunday with a bunch of friends and brought our children along. The kids enjoyed the bouncy castle immensely! Lunch was an excellent roast beef with all the trimmings, matches any roast I’ve had in the UK! Would love to come again.”
5. HABITAT CAFÉ
|BEST FOR||Artisanal cakes & desserts|
|ADDRESS||223 Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574355|
|CONTACT DETAILS||65 6456 2567 | firstname.lastname@example.org|
|OPERATING HOURS||Tuesday to Sunday: 10am – 10pm
Habitat Cafe is another great brunch place for coffee connoisseurs. Their coffee uses 100% Arabica beans roasted locally and specially curated for their establishment.
To balance the strength of their coffee, they also have artisanal cakes and desserts. Furthermore, there are hearty food selections — breakfast food included, of course.
From Japanese rice bowls to Asian-infused pastas and desserts, there are plenty of choices when coming here for brunch in Singapore. You’re sure to walk out of their cafe with a full and satisfied tummy.
- Homey and cosy interiors
- Fast and friendly service
- Hearty food
- Delicious coffee crafted carefully by expert baristas
On Google Reviews, they received a lot of 5-star ratings for their delicious coffee and excellent service.
For example, one review noted the great flat white done beautifully by the barista. Another complimented their fast and friendly service, while another praised their fabulous breakfast selection.
Gina Chiang wrote:
“Came here with my 2 other friends after a charity walk because we heard that this cafe is good. Ordered 3 mains (1 main each) and a side for sharing.
Indeed, we aren’t disappointed at all! The staff are very friendly and approachable, the food is delicious, and the brunch’s portion are big, and the prices are slightly cheaper as compare to other cafes! We stayed at that cafe for 4hours!”
6. PENNY UNIVERSITY
|BEST FOR||All Day Brunch, Students and Yuppies|
|ADDRESS||402 East Coast Road
|CONTACT DETAILS||+65 6345 9055 | email@example.com|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday – Thursday 8.30am – 6pm
Friday – Saturday 8.30am – 10.30pm
Sunday 8.30am – 7pm
Last order for food: 3.45pm for Mon-Thurs, Sun
8.45pm for Fri & Saturday
This is another great place to get brunch in Singapore. Penny University is an artisanal café founded in London that has since put down roots in the island.
Since 2012, their presence in Singapore has drawn coffee and brunch enthusiasts for their specialty beans sourced from local roasters.
They also serve artisanal cakes and bread baked daily by local bakers to perfectly complement a good cuppa.
Their food offerings include all the brunch staples and breakfast favourites, from egg on toast to sandwiches, salads and main courses.
- Artisanal cakes, breads, and coffee
- Hip, coffee-culture vibe
- Instagram-worthy food and beverage selection
- Coffee workshops
- Great for corporate meetings
7. PS. CAFÉ HARDING ROAD
|BEST FOR||Relaxed, romantic dates|
|ADDRESS||28b Harding Road, S 249549|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+65 9070 8782 | firstname.lastname@example.org|
|OPERATING HOURS||Sunday – Thursday & PH : 8.00am – 11.00pm
Last food order at 10.30pm
Friday, Saturday & eve of PH : 8.00am – 12.00am
Last food order at 10.30pm
PS. Cafe at Harding Road is a charming café with several branches in Singapore. The Harding Road branch is the best one if you like a quiet brunch or for a romantic date.
Their interiors are elegant, and the lush scenic location provides a conducive environment for meaningful conversations or quiet “Me time”.
- Bubbles and wine for brunch
- Conducive for dates or quiet power brunches
- Lifestyle events
Their many 5-star ratings on Google Reviews can be attributed to the beautiful setting, consistent quality of food and service, romantic ambience, affordable prices, and friendly staff.
Most customers say it’s the overall experience that makes this a perfect place to have a sedate, luxurious brunch in Singapore. According to Angelo Maniatis:
“A hidden gem of a cafe, this is worth the trek out to Dempsey. Though part of the PS Cafe chain, this location feels unique. The breakfast menu offers a number of interesting options and it’s always a good idea to check what the specials are. Coffee can be a tad on the weak side, but still decent. The outside seating makes the most of surrounding trees and greenery but be prepared to move if a storm blows through. Service is good, though lactose free milk and almond milk options would be welcome additions.”
|BEST FOR||Ethically-sourced food|
|ADDRESS||136 Telok Ayer Street
|OPERATING HOURS||Mon & Tues: 7.30 to 22.30
Wed to Fri: 7.30 to 00.00
Sat & Sun: 8.30 to 16.00
Conveniently located in the bustling CBD, Sarnie’s is a convenient place to enjoy brunch in Singapore.
Customers can enjoy organic, ethically-sourced food, from grass-fed beef to antibiotic-free chicken, and even bacon cured in-house.
Aussie owner Ben Lee named the establishment from the Aussie slang for sandwich, though they also serve other hearty meals as well as house-made baked goods and treats to go with a good cuppa.
- Delicious, organic, ethically-sourced food
- Specialty beans roasted in-house
- Healthy food options
While on the pricier side, Sarnie’s still gets top marks on Google Reviews. 5-star reviews praise their delicious food, excellent selection, and house brews.
One review reads as follows:
“Great open terrace available, nice food combinations, both small and bigger portions. Nice vibe. Good selection of drinks also available. Would recommend.”
9. THE FABULOUS BAKER BOY
|BEST FOR||Halal ingredients, delicious cakes|
|ADDRESS||70 RIVER VALLEY ROAD, #01-15. SINGAPORE 179037|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Tel : 66948336 / WhatsApp: 97298560 | email@example.com|
|OPERATING HOURS||SUN : 8:30 AM TO 5:00PM
TUE, WED, THUR : 8:30 AM TO 6:00PM
FRI & SAT : 8:30 AM TO 10:00PM
CLOSED ON MONDAYS
LAST ORDER FOR BRUNCH DAILY @ 2:45PM
FRI AND SAT DINNER ORDERS STARTS AT @ 6:00PM
CAKES & COFFEES ALL DAY
Those with a sweet tooth should have their brunch at The Fabulous Baker Boy. Self-taught cook and baker Juwanda has been consistently impressing customers here with delicious cakes for the last decade.
The cakes are inspired by travels, old secret recipes and people, using only the best ingredients while baking from the heart. This is one of the most charming places to get brunch in Singapore, especially if you like pastry and bread.
- Quality halal ingredients
- Large portions
- Sourdough bakes
The airy space, really good cakes, fabulous French toast, and generous portions all contribute to the positive reviews they have on Google Reviews. One customer wrote:
“The best French toast ever dusted with cinnamon sugar. Portions are generous too. We were so full but simply couldn’t resist the amazing looking cakes on display. Great service from staff complements with the garden setting makes this an awesome place for brunch.”
10. TOBY’S ESTATE
|BEST FOR||Award-winning coffee|
|PRICING||See their website for their current menu|
|ADDRESS||8 Rodyk Street, 01-03/04
|CONTACT DETAILS||+65 6636 7629|
|OPERATING HOURS||Sunday-Thursday 7.30am-6pm
Toby’s Estate is a mainstay in any list of the best coffee shops in Singapore. And they’re equally great with their brunches.
Known for their award-winning coffee, Toby’s Estate has perfected their specialty brew, so be sure to try it with your brunch. Jumpstart your weekend with a caffeine-boosted brunch here!
- Premium beans sourced from exotic locations worldwide, from Ethiopia to Indonesia
- Perfectly portioned meals
- Granola made in-house
- Single-origin cocoa
- Pet-friendly outdoor seating
Customers left 5-star ratings on Google Reviews because of their above average service, excellent location, delicious food, and expertly crafted coffee. Arnab Ghosh wrote:
“Toby’s Estate is a nice chill cafe by the waterside along Robertson Quay, perfect for Sunday brunches. Went with a group of 9 people and had a good time.”
11. KITCHEN BY FOOD REBEL
|BEST FOR||Healthy food choices|
|PRICING||Check their menu here: https://www.foodrebelsg.com/menu|
|ADDRESS||28 Stanley St, Telok Ayer (S) 068737|
Open Monday to Friday: 8am to 6pm
Open Saturday: 9am to 3pm
Closed: Sunday & Public Holidays
Kitchen By Food Rebel gives their customers the option to eat healthy, knowing how their food is produced and understanding the impact food has on the body.
The restaurant was founded in January 2016 in the heart of Singapore CBD at Telok Ayer and wholly owned by Elika Tasker. From the start, it was about empowering customers with a recipe of awareness, education, and great, wholesome food.
- 40-seater cafe caters to vegans, vegetarians, athletes, clean-meat lovers, those with food intolerances, and those just looking to lead a healthy lifestyle
- Breakfast, lunch, brunch, drinks, and wine menu
- Corporate catering
Reviews are great for this spot offering a healthy brunch in Singapore. 5-Star Google Review from Elisabeth Lee:
“If you subscribe to sustainability, health, quality, than this place is for you… plus has relaxed ambience with many pp taking their time to drink their coffee and work on their laptops…”
12. BOUFÉ BOUTIQUE CAFÉ
|BEST FOR||Make-your-own-meal cafe|
308 Tanglin Road #01-01
16 Collyer Quay #02-12
Income At Raffles
|CONTACT DETAILS||+65 6734 7656, +65 6909 9778|
Tanglin branch: 10am to 7pm, Daily
Colle Quay: 8am to 5pm, Mon to Fri
Boufé Boutique Café was founded by Sean Lee, Erik Wang & Dennis Lim in February 2015. Their Head Chef, Pan Jiajian, has been part of Boufe’s journey since day one.
They offer all-day brunch, specialty coffee, and insta-worthy cakes inspired by classical cuisine.
- Good for groups
- Good for kids
- Outdoor seating
- Takes reservations
- Take out
- Waiter service
- Walk-ins welcome
This Facebook recommendation review from Anh Mai Tran says everything you need to know about the place:
“Good food, friendly staff. If you look for something different on the menu, this is the place. The only cons is the location, but we enjoy the walk. Serene and quiet, far from the usual crowd :)”
13. FRESH FRUITS LAB GROUP
|BEST FOR||Fusion cuisine|
Contact for their present selection
351 Changi Road Lor Marzuki Singapore 419818
+65 6677 6741
Daily last order at 9.30pm.
Regular menu starts from 3pm.
Through Fresh Fruits Lab Group, you can explore exciting food concepts and the latest offerings in their group of restaurants. From fusion to local cuisines, they continuously innovate to provide the finest delicacies and most exquisite dining experience for customers.
- Tapas bar & restaurant
- The menu is specially designed and handcrafted to incorporate a fruity element in many of the dishes
- A healthily balanced dining experience in a comfortable, relaxed setting
There are many reviews applauding this restaurant for its comfortable ambience and cutting-edge recipes. Look at this Facebook recommendation review from Bernard Ong:
“Ambience was very cosy and they have a variety of food choices. We were greeted with two test tubes of vegetable juice and it was surprisingly tasty. Afterwards we ordered the pasta and it was one the best pasta I have tried. I forgot the name but it was the first option under the pasta section. The taste was very unique and you can’t find it else where! The scallop was very fresh too! Recommended to bring your date here for a chill night out!”
14. NASSIM HILL BAKERY BISTRO BAR
|BEST FOR||Brunch, fresh baked products, drinks|
56 Tanglin Road, #01-03
Nassim Hill was created out of the desire to have a place for people to relax and gather with family and friends over good food and drink. They’re located downtown at Tanglin Post Office, easily accessible from Orchard Road.
- Their baked goods are European-inspired, with influence from local taste profiles
- Pastries include their popular scones and donuts.
- They do bulk orders
Patrons appreciate the bakery’s freshly-baked offerings and fresh pasta dishes. Here’s a 5.0-Star Google Review from Evan Sidarto:
“With its late night dinner and bar bites offerings, and a comprehensive drinks menu, Nassim Hill Bakery, nestled in the Tanglin Post Office building, offers an all-day brunch menu along with a dinner menu too. I recommend visiting during off peak hours, like after 9am during weekdays, or after 4pm during weekends. I recommend a few dishes here: the Reuben sandwich, the Laksa pasta, and Chili Crab pasta. For dessert, I tried their Hazelnut cake which was divine. Would definitely come back here again, but again, only during off hours. Service was brisk and friendly.”
15. SYMMETRY CAFE
Quintessential Australian fare with a contemporary spin
9 JALAN KUBOR #01-01 SINGAPORE 199206
+65 6291-9901 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Mon: 10:30am-9pm, Tue-Thu: 10:30am-11pm, Fri: 10:30am-12am, Sat: 9am-12am, Sun: 9am-7pm
If you are craving for some delightful Aussie grubs, Symmetry Cafe is the place to go. The refined menu of this cafe will make you feel that Australia is just a bite away, yet keeps the sense of familiarity and comfort.
The cafe also makes an effort to set the mood through their curated playlist so you can have a rather relaxing brunch alone, with family, or with friends.
Most of their brunch mains include eggs cooked in different manners, but should you wish to have a vegan meal, they also offer some with the same top quality among others.
- A perfect convivial gathering space for all occasions
- Vibrant and bold flavours
- Ever-evolving menu
- Offers delivery services
Symmetry Cafe is loved for their scrumptious set of meals as well as their very accommodating staff who welcome their guests with warmth. Here is a feedback posted on Google Reviews.
“Yum yum yum. The food is super delicious. And staff are very friendly. They serve mimosa over the weekends which makes for the perfect brunch. Reserve before coming if you can. Though staff will do their best to accommodate you without reservation too.”
On the whole, these brunch locations are some of the best restaurants and cafes to be found on the island. If you’ve been to them yourself, let us know what you ordered in the comments below — and tell us how you liked it!
If you’ve already moved from brunch to a heavier meal (like lunch or dinner), though, you may want to look at some of our other restaurant roundups. In particular, we’d suggest our list of places serving the best steak in Singapore.
Casual Australian Restaurant-Bar
136 Neil Road, Singapore 088865
(65) 6423 9918 | email@example.com
Monday & Tuesday : 8am to 4pm
Wednesday to Friday : 8am to 10pm
Saturday : 9am to 10pm
Sunday : 9am to 4pm
*For Public Holidays, please check their social media platforms for the operational hours
House-made comfort food for day and night is the specialization of The Lokal. This Australian Restaurant is home to healthy and hearty brunches and cozy, versatile after-work drinks and snacks. Aside from the normal menus, both Chef Darren & Max also prepare Daily Specials with fresh seasonal produce.
You can also find in there one of the best tasting coffees by Paradise Coffee Roasters with alternative milk options like Minor Figures Oat Milk, Bonsoy and Coconut Milk available. But, should you wish to take less caffeine in the morning, you may opt for their wide selection of smoothies, freshly squeezed juices, housemade sodas and teas.
- Extensive brunch menu
- Delicate set of food and drinks
- Friendly restaurant ambiance
With 4.2-rating on Google and a total of 755 reviews, The Lokal is undoubtedly one of the crowd’s favorite when it comes to selection of brunches.
“The LoKal is really great Australian based food at reasonable prices. The ambience was relaxing and there was sufficient space for everyone. Service was impeccable and speedy. I would recommend anyone in the area to go for the brunch menu here. Enjoy yourself guys!”
Authentic Italian-tuscan Cuisine
Monti at 1-Pavilion, 82 Collyer Quay Singapore 049327
65350724 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Weekday Brunch Mon to Fri at 11:00AM – 3:00PM
All-You-Can-Eat Weekend Brunch Sat, Sun & PH at 11:00AM – 3PM
Dinner Mon to Sun at 6:00PM – 10:30PM
Inspired by the bounty of fresh produce used in Italian cooking, MONTI offers detail-orientated Italian cuisine that captures the soul of Italy’s diverse culture. Be it a cozy evening among friends, a romantic dinner for two, or a celebratory party, a memorable dining experience awaits.
Enjoy your favorite cocktail mix and Italian tapas with a twist either in their chic indoor lounge or cozy rooftop terrace. Both will certainly make your night a relaxing one especially after a long day at work.
While they offer an extensive set of Italian menu, you may freely customize yours according to your preferences for a truly wonderful experience.
- Customizable Italian Menu
- Accommodate private parties and events
- Authentic Italian-tuscan Cuisine
The people in Singapore are delighted to know that there is a place like MONTI that actually serves authentic Italian dishes so they’d have a taste of the country without actually having to be physically present.
“Dining at Monti was an amazing experience, the service was excellent and the food was out of this world. If you are looking for an authentic Italian dining experience, Monti is the place to be.”
Images taken from each company’s official websites/social media.