Breakfast in Singapore
Breakfast in Singapore is sacred, and many of us swear that a good breakfast can power you through the rest of the day. Some days, especially on weekends, you want a little treat, so a cafe breakfast is what you ought to go for.
Whether you’re craving a hot stack of fluffy pancakes or a sinful English breakfast platter with sausages and bacon, we’ve got you covered with options. Here is a guide to some of our favourite places to get breakfast in Singapore, complete with good food and great vibes.
1. Baker’s Bench
Tucked in the enclave of Bukit Pasoh is a little bakery cafe called Baker’s Bench. There is a selection of tasty pastries to buy — we highly recommend the Sticky Bun that’s $5 — but our eyes are really set on the Build-Your-Plate menu so you can build your own breakfast.
There are a variety of options to choose from here, starting with a carb – one croissant is $5, while sourdough or pumpernickel bread is $4 for two slices. Then you can choose between scrambled eggs ($5), sunnyside-up ($3) and a 63.5°egg ($3), which is poached. You can also add some meats to your plate like sausages or bacon ($5 each), and vegetables like avocado ($3) or roasted mushrooms ($4).
Check out our full review of Baker’s Bench.
Address: 6 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore 089820
Opening hours: Wed-Mon 8:30am to 5pm
Baker’s Bench is not a halal-certified eatery.
2. Brawn & Brains
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Brawn & Brains is a great spot for breakfast in Singapore. Best known for the Oven Baked Molten Eggs ($17.90), the dish features a plate filled with cheesy eggs on a tortilla, a generous serving of avocado, smoked salmon, and some fresh vegetables.
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The portion sizes here are quite large, so definitely go with friends or family. For something sweeter, get the Good Ol’ Pancakes ($14.80). They’re not as dense as most pancakes tend to be, meaning you can pack away quite a stack. Toppings include housemade jam or kaya, butter and maple syrup. Their coffees are excellent too!
3. Hub & Spoke Cafe
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All the way in the East near Changi Airport is Hub & Spoke Cafe. The new eatery takes quite a bit of travelling to get to, but once you’ve arrived at the tranquil location you’d forget all about that given how beautiful the cafe looks. Prices are also on the affordable side here.
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For example, the Hub & Spoke Big Breakfast only costs $15.90, while their local dishes like Nasi Lemak (from $6.90) and Mee Rebus Java ($6.90) are also value-for-money. Though you’re having breakfast in Singapore, you’ll feel like you’re dining abroad too.
Address: 60 Airport Boulevard #01-T2S-02, Kampong Changi, Singapore 819643
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 7:30am to 8pm, Fri-Sun 7:30am to 9pm
Hub & Spoke is not a halal-certified eatery.
4. Group Therapy
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Group Therapy is best known for their coffee and their pancakes, the latter of which comes in multiple versions. You can get the traditional Breakfast Pancakes ($19), served with two fluffy pancakes, a sunny-side-up egg, bratwurst sausage and some bacon.
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There are also healthier options in the form of their signature Pancake Stack (from $15), or the Pumpkin Pancake ($19). The former comes with a generous serving of bananas, berries, honeycomb, and maple syrup, while the latter is a single pancake with poached eggs, smoked salmon, hollandaise sauce, and tobiko roe.
5. Clinton Street Baking Company
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The Pancakes with Warm Maple Butter ($20) from Clinton Street Baking Company are the ultimate test of willpower because you have to resist taking a bite before the camera. Perfectly fluffy and served in a massive portion fit for two to share, these are a must when having breakfast at this Purvis Street cafe.
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Feel free to add on toppings to your pancakes for a small fee. Choices include bananas and walnuts, blueberries, or chocolate chunks.
Address: 31 Purvis Street Singapore, Singapore 188608
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9am to 6pm, Sat-Sun 8am to 9pm
Tel: 9654 6822
Clinton Street Baking Company is not a halal-certified eatery.
6. The Beast
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Late risers who prefer brunch to breakfast in Singapore will find The Beast near Bugis a great dining option. The menu here will transport you to Southern USA, where bourbon and fried chicken reign supreme.
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You can have Fried Chicken & Waffles ($20) for a sinful start to your day, or you could go the conservative route and order the Southern Big Breakfast ($22), which has the standard items in a Cajun breakfast platter, such as andouille sausage, eggs, mushroom, southern coleslaw, and country gravy.
Address: 17 Jalan Klapa, Singapore 199329
Opening hours: Tues-Sun 11:30am to 10pm
Tel: 6295 0017
The Beast is not a halal-certified eatery.
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Symmetry is one of the few cafes that have perfected eggs benedict. Not only are their eggs poached at a consistent 64 degrees celsius, but the sauteed portobello mushrooms and melt-in-your-mouth tater tots elevate this dish to another level. It is a little on the pricier side at $24 but it’s worth every bite.
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Vegans won’t be left hanging with the option of having the Broccolini Benedict ($23), which replaces the bacon with smashed avocado.
Address: 9 Jalan Kubor, #01-01, Singapore 199206
Opening hours: Mon 11am to 9pm, Tues-Fri 11am to 11pm, Sat 9am to 11pm, Sun 9am to 7pm
Tel: 6291 9901
Symmetry is not a halal-certified eatery.
8. Earlybird Cafe
An order of Chicken & Pancakes ($19) at Earlybird Cafe is a guaranteed way to satisfy your sweet and savoury cravings all in one go. The buttermilk pancakes are cooked to crispy perfection, yet still soft on the inside, which complements the fried, juicy chicken.
While that is undoubtedly their signature dish, other breakfast choices include the King’s Brekkie ($24), served with the full works — eggs done how you like, sausage, bacon, hash browns, mushrooms, salad and sourdough toast.
Check out our full review of Earlybird Cafe.
Address: 17 Jalan Pinang Singapore, Singapore 199149
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10am to 9pm, Sat-Sun 9am to 9pm
Tel: 9788 6856
Earlybird Cafe is not a halal-certified eatery.
9. Common Man Stan
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The CBD sibling to Common Man Coffee Roasters is known as Common Man Stan. Though prices are slightly steeper here, the menu justifies the cost, especially once you sink your teeth into the braised Ox cheek in their Eggs Benedict ($25) or their Common Man Fluffy Pancakes ($23).
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If you’re after a lighter breakfast, you can go for the Bagels ($7.50) or the Toast & Eggs ($8), where you can add on options like smoked salmon for $7 to you bagels and avocado or halloumi to your toast for $6.
Address: 11/12 Stanley Street, Singapore 068731
Opening hours: Daily 7:30am to 5:30pm
Tel: 6877 4855
Common Man Stan is not a halal-certified eatery.
10. Cafe Melba
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Cafe Melba’s two locations in Goodman Arts Centre and Mediapolis serve as an idyllic backdrop for when you’re filling up your bellies with their Australiasian breakfast menu. The no-brainer choice is the Full Melba Breakfast ($25) that has their house-made pork sausage, bacon, and the works. It also comes in a vegetarian version at the same price, where the meat is replaced with halloumi cheese, Hass avocado, and baby spinach.
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Cafe Melba is not a halal-certified eatery.
11. Curious Palette
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All you need to say when ordering at Curious Palette are three words, “Berry Ricotta Hotcake.” The $14.90 breakfast item is the star of the cafe. It comes with a thick, fluffy ricotta pancake topped with vanilla ice cream, berries, mixed seeds, and maple syrup. Though it sounds more like a dessert, it is a great morning pick-me-up if you have a sweet tooth.
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If not, there are a lot more breakfast choices on the menu like the Curious Breakfast ($23.90), with pulled pork and a scrambled egg omelette, as well as as the Kaya & Coffee Butter ($9.50), an upgrade on the humble kopitiam breakfast.
Address: 64 Prinsep Street, Singapore 188667
Opening hours: Daily 9am to 10pm
Tel: 6238 1068
Curious Palette is not a halal-certified eatery.
12. Grids And Circles
Minimalistic Japanese cafe Grids And Circles has a breakfast menu where pancakes ($11) and sandos are a specialty. We highly recommend the Tamago Sando ($12), a delicious serving of fluffy Tamago eggs with pear sauce and kombu mayo sandwiched between two slices of toast.
You can also upgrade your pancakes to the Strawberry Wonderland ($16), which adds fresh strawberries, strawberry compote, chantilly cream and basil mint sauce on top of two fluffy pancakes.
Check out our full review of Grids And Circles.
Address: 200 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058749
Opening hours: Daily 9am to 5pm
Tel: 6935 3546
Grids & Circles is not a halal-certified eatery.
Where to have cafe breakfast in Singapore
Your options for breakfast in Singapore aren’t limited to just kaya toast and roti prata, no matter how delicious they may be. Try out some Western brekkie variations if you feel like treating yourself at any of these cafes.