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18 Best Cafes In The East For Brunch—Breakfast Platters, Wagyu Sando And More

22nd November 2023

A guide to the best cafes in the East of Singapore

With so many new cafes springing up recently, cue Hello Arigato and Dewgather, it can be hard to keep track of ‘em all. Here’s a compiled list of the best cafes in the East of Singapore that are worth your weekend brunch with family and friends. 

1. Awfully Chocolate Bakery & Cafe

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Awfully Chocolate is famed for its chocolate desserts and cakes, but the brand also has some serious chops in the brunch department. Try it out for yourself at Awfully Chocolate Bakery & Cafe, the brand’s first and only flagship restaurant in the East.

The family-friendly eatery offers a wide selection of reinvented brunch hits. The first is their value-for-money Bakery Club Brunch For Two ($52++), which offers diners three courses for brunch. You start with a house-made Cacao Granola, paired with breakfast fruit and Greek yoghurt, before moving onto their creamy Truffle Scrambled Eggs, served alongside a whole ciabatta, baked to order. You can choose to have the bread laced with roasted aubergine or a whole camembert for $5++, or parma ham and garlic tomato for an added $6++.The meal also comes with two cups of their signature Really Fresh Chocolate Milk, where cold Hokkaido milk is mixed with their premium dark cocoa. 

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If you prefer a sweeter brunch, try their Pancakes with Crazy Good Chocolate ($22++). A stack of nutty organic buckwheat pancakes is dressed with caramelised bananas, berries, maple syrup, and your choice of chocolate poured straight from their taps. Choose between 70% or 60% dark chocolate, or the 45% dark milk chocolate for something creamier. Plus, the chocolate is free-flow! 

While you’re there, be sure to nab a couple of pastries from their Weekend Fresh Bakes selection—great for dining in-house with a cup of coffee, or grabbing to-go. These are all baked fresh and in-house daily too. 

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Address: 131 East Coast Road, Singapore 428816
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 11am to 10pm, Fri 11am to 11pm, Sat 8am to 11pm, Sun 8am to 10pm
Tel: 6345 2190
Awfully Chocolate Bakery & Cafe is not a halal-certified eatery.

2. Acai Berries


Acai lovers, this one’s for you. Adding to the slew of cafes and noms in the East is Acai Berries, a new acai and granola specialty store that opened in June this year. Unlike at other acai stores, their acai base is pure, organic,  and formulated without guarana—a caffeine replacement that helps to sweeten your bowl━making it perfectly kiddo- and preggie-friendly! What’s more, the granola that tops each acai bowl here is house-roasted with organic ingredients in small batches, zhnged up with lots of nuts including macadamia, almonds, cashew and more. 


There are a whopping 10 options to choose from, such as Acai “Neat”, Yo-Acai, paired with Greek or coconut yoghurt, Dark Matter, which swaps the yoghurt out for dark cacao sorbet, Leaping Lychee, or Sour Passion. These last two are paired with lychee, and passionfruit sorbet respectively. All bowls are topped with fresh fruit and superfoods, with seasonal fruit each weekend such as Korean muscat grapes and kiwi berries. Prices start from $7.50 for a small bowl━and they all come with a complimentary drizzle of your choice. Pick from nut butters such as Peanut, Cashew, Almond, or Hazelnut Butter, and Cookie Butter.

Address: 2 Fowlie Road, #01-01, Singapore 428505
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 10:30am to 9:30pm, Fri 10:30am to 10pm, Sat 10am to 10pm, Sun 10am to 9:30pm
Tel: 9190 8097
Acai Berries is not a halal-certified eatery, but uses no pork or lard.

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3. East Coast Commune

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Located along East Coast Park, East Coast Commune is the perfect place to stop by after a morning cycle. You can’t go wrong with the Crab Dashi Cream Linguine ($25) and its blend of blue swimmer crab in a dashi-based cream sauce. However, if that’s too food coma-inducing, they have a refreshing Acai Bowl ($13) and Granola Bowl ($12) too. 

Check out our East Coast Commune review!

Address: 1000 East Coast Parkway, #01-03, Singapore 449876
Opening hours: Mon, Wed-Fri 8am to 5:30pm, Sat-Sun 8am to 9pm
Tel: 8950 4142
East Coast Commune is not a halal-certified eatery.

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4. The Brewing Ground

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The Brewing Ground’s prices are slightly steeper, but their portions make up for it. Make sure you visit with ample stomach space for The Brewer’s Breakfast ($26++) so you can enjoy their crispy hash browns, maple bacon, sauteed spinach and mushrooms, and eggs done to your liking. The Crab and Signature Scrambled Eggs on Toast ($25++) spotlights their perfect, creamy scrambled eggs, and is ladened with umami sauteed crabmeat and ikura. 

Address: 406 Joo Chiat Place, #01-24, The Yards, Singapore 428084
Opening hours: Daily 7:30am to 5pm
Tel: 8313 6092
The Brewing Ground is not a halal-certified eatery.

5. Cafe de Nicole’s Flower

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If you’ve heard of Cafe de Nicole’s Flower before, it’s either because of their stunning floral-decorated interior, dog-friendly status, or their colourful array of food. After you’ve taken your fair share of pics for the gram, sit back and order their tall, fluffy, jiggly souffle pancakes, including flavours such as Creamy Sweet Potato ($19.90++), and Dark Chocolate ($21.90++)

Address: 224 Telok Kurau Road, #01-01, UNI Building, Singapore 423836
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs 9am to 6pm, Fri-Sat 9am to 8:30pm
Tel: 8338 8511
Cafe de Nicole’s Flower is not a halal-certified eatery.

6. Knots Cafe and Living


Think of Knots Cafe And Living as IKEA but upgraded. Tripling up as a furniture store, plant shop, and cafe, you can enjoy mains such as French Toast ($17.10) and Smoked Salmon Sandwich ($17.10) in what feels like a tranquil outdoor garden. Unlike typical French toasts, Knots Cafe and Living’s rendition includes meaty pieces of fried popcorn chicken for a balance of sweet and savoury. 

Check out our Knots Cafe And Living review!

Address: 160 Paya Lebar Road, #01-07, Orion @ Paya Lebar, Singapore 409022
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 9am to 9pm
Tel: 6817 0383
Knots Cafe is not a halal-certified eatery.

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7. Seng Coffee Bar

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Seng Coffee Bar was started by Gu Zhao Ren Taiwanese Porridge right next door, which sounds strange until you find out both are managed by a father-daughter duo. Unlike its neighbour, Seng Coffee Bar serves Western-style brunch and mains, so you can expect to find eats including the quintessential Breakfast Feast ($20+), as well as Crab Meat Eggs Benedict ($18+) and Ngoh Hiang Pork Burger ($15+)

Address: 389 Changi Road, Singapore 419838
Opening hours: Tue-Fri 11am to 10:30pm, Sat-Mon 9am to 10:30pm
Tel: 8921 1862
Seng Coffee Bar is not a halal-certified eatery

8. The Neptune

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The same people behind Atlas Coffeehouse and Apollo Coffee Bar bring you The Neptune. If you’re unsure where to start, the combination of creamy scrambled eggs, salty grilled chorizo, and slightly spicy harissa chilli crab in their Chilli Crab and Chorizo ($20.40) is sure to perk up your mornings. Otherwise, opt for a classic French Toast Standard ($20); you can’t go wrong with their buttery and light French toast, drenched in sweet strawberry coulis and maple syrup with a hefty serving of fresh strawberries. 

Address: 237 East Coast Road, Singapore 428930
Opening hours: Tue-Sat 8am to 10pm, Sun 8am to 7pm
Tel: 6970 7305
The Neptune is not a halal-certified eatery.

9. The Garden Slug Family Restaurant

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The Garden Slug Family Restaurant is another dog-friendly cafe to add to your list. Besides the classic All-Day Big Breakfast ($19.90+), we would recommend trying Three Little Pigs ($19.90+) too. This earthy mushroom and potato cheese melt is spruced up with some baked eggs, bratwurst, bacon and ham, and is best enjoyed with a slice of toast. 

Address: 55 Lorong L Telok Kurau, #01-59/61, Bright Centre, Singapore 425500
Opening hours: Mon, Wed-Thurs 11:30am to 9pm, Fri 11:30am to 9:30pm, Sat-Sun 9:30am to 9:30pm
Tel: 8895 9059
The Graden Slug is not a halal-certified eatery.

10. The Forage Cafe

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As Singapore’s first honey-themed cafe, The Forage Cafe infuses their multi-floral honey from 13 Honey into almost all their dishes and drinks. A must-try is their crispy and fluffy honey buttermilk waffles. You can enjoy them in the Forage Big Breakfast ($26++), or in their grilled waffle sandwiches, including the Smoked Salmon ($21++) and Chilli Cheese Chicken ($21++)

Address: 30 Jalan Pari Burong, Singapore 488696
Opening hours: Daily 8am to 10pm
Tel: 8869 7131
The Forage Cafe is not a halal-certified eatery.

11. Little Rogue Coffee

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Another cafe in the East you should pay a visit to is Little Rogue Coffee. By far one of their most popular all-day breakfast items is the Soft Scrambled Eggs and Ikura ($18++). Beloved soft, creamy, buttery scrambled eggs are spruced up with a spoonful of ikura and truffle cream, and then garnished with chives. Pile it up onto slices of sourdough for a simple yet elevated start to your day. 

Address: 336 Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore 437109
Opening hours: Daily 8.30am to 6pm
Tel: 8918 3648
Little Rouge is not a halal-certified eatery.

12. Refuel Cafe

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Refuel Cafe is located under one of Bedok’s HDB flats, allowing Bedok residents to enjoy a hearty brunch without having to leave their neighbourhood. Get your day going with their Fuel Me Up ($15.50) or Pulled Pork Benedict ($15.90). The former comes with a side of toast, which you can dip into a tray of baked eggs, pork meatballs, Swiss cheese and sauteed peppers, and the latter piles some savoury pulled pork and a poached egg onto a piece of naan. 

Address: 744 Bedok Reservoir Road, #01-3029, Singapore 470744
Opening hours: Daily 9am to 9pm
Tel: 6448 0015
Refuel Cafe is not a halal-certified eatery.

13. 8Bar Espresso

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The Paya Lebar neighbourhood is home to plenty of food options, from restaurants to cafes. The latest to join the latter group is 8Bar Espresso, a cafe that offers fusion brunch fare and beverages, set amidst a space styled to look like a modern traditional Chinese medicine hall. The menu at 8Bar Espresso comprises rice bowls, all-day sandwiches, and coffee prepared with house-roasted beans. 

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We enjoyed the Surfboard ($19+), a loaded soft-shell crab bagel that’s packed with creamy scrambled eggs and tobiko, though you could also go for Braised Pork (from $8.50+), their version of lu rou fan, made with Spanish black pork. For drinks, try their Iced Black Sesame Latte ($9+) if you’re a goma lover. This nutty beverage is not too sweet, thanks to the house-made black sesame paste used.

Read our 8Bar Espresso review.

Address: 10 Eunos Road 8, #01-131, SingPost Centre, Singapore 408600
Opening hours: Mon 11:30am to 8pm, Tue-Fri 9am to 9pm, Sat 10am to 9pm, Sun 10am to 8pm
Tel: 8892 2094
8Bar Espresso is not a halal-certified eatery.

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14. Cafe Natsu

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Cafe Natsu is best known for its Japanese-inspired Aussie cafe fare. Established by Chef Lewis Barker, with Michelin-starred expertise, the cafe offers diners a relaxed ambience and inventive, comforting cafe bites.


The Pork Katsu Sando ($26++) is a highlight on the menu, where two slices of toasted shokupan sandwich a generous slab of panko-crusted pork. Otherwise, grab any of their donburi bowls, or a sweet treat off their dessert menu. Popular picks include Uji Matcha Kakigori ($14++) and Mochi Fried Doughnuts ($12++). The latter is served with Salted Hokkaido Milk Ice Cream.

Read our Cafe Natsu review.

Address:  283 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427537
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 8:30am to 5:30pm
Tel: 8886 4497
Cafe Natsu is not a halal-certified eatery.

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15. Supernova

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Brunch cafe by day and bistro by night, Supernova offers immaculate vibes no matter what time you visit. The sister cafe to the likes of Neptune and Apollo Coffee Bar delivers on the food, coffee, and decor fronts, making for a memorable dining experience when you’re in the East.

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We recommend their signature Fried Chicken French Toast ($24.70++), where shokupan is cooked French toast-style, then topped with fried chicken tenders, alongside a spiced honey dressing and compound garlic butter. 

Read our Supernova review.

Address: 266 Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore 437053
Opening hours: Tue-Sat 8am to 10pm, Sun 8am to 7pm
Tel: 6518 9600
Supernova is not a halal-certified cafe

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16. Chin Mee Chin

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Enjoy breakfast in true blue Singaporean fashion at Chin Mee Chin. The heritage confectionery has its roots dating back to the 1920s and remains a household name today. Their Kaya Toast Set ($5.20) is a must when visiting—it comes with their signature brioche buns topped with a house-made pandan kaya and butter, soft-boiled eggs, and your pick of kopi or teh. 

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Aside from the sets, Chin Mee Chin has a wide selection of nostalgic bakes, from Sugee Cake ($2.50) to Cream Horn ($2.20). Enjoy all of these in their open-air cafe, situated in an East Coast shophouse fashioned to look like a blast from the past.

Read our Chin Mee Chin review.

Address: 204 East Coast Road, Singapore 428903
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 8am to 4pm (last order at 3:45pm, or sold out)
Chin Mee Chin is not a halal-certified eatery.

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17. Hello Arigato

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Hello Arigato offers oh-so-cool minimalistic cafe vibes, as well as Japanese small bites in the Joo Chiat ‘hood. Here’s where you want to head for a wide array of trendy sandos, from their Wagyu Hamburg Gyu Sando ($28++), or the outlet-exclusive HCG Sando ($16++), sandwiching a 48-hour marinated har cheong gai chicken cutlet.

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Other bites on the menu include fusion pasta dishes and Japanese takes on fried munchies, including the Hello Kombu Tots ($12++), where tater tots are tossed in a shio kombu salt, and an outlet-exclusive Hello Twister Fries ($13++), loaded with cheese and Japanese curry sauce.

Address: 314 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427565
Opening hours: Tue-Fri 10am to 5:30pm, Sat-Sun 9am to 5:30pm
Tel: 8889 5657
Hello Arigato is not a halal-certified eatery.

18. Breakfast Grill

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Loaded sandwiches like the ones Breakfast Grill serves are getting all the hype right now for their massive portions and piles of ingredients. Cheeses ($13) uses five different kinds of cheese, making for a mega cheese pull that is not only IG-worthy but also delicious. For something more interesting, the Hot Chick ($16) won’t disappoint with its creamy scrambled eggs, jalapeno peppers, umami garlic aioli, and crushed Cheetos. 

Check out our Breakfast Grill review!

Address: 380 East Coast Road, Singapore 428986
Opening hours: Daily 8am to 4pm
Tel: 8612 8807
Breakfast Grill is not a halal-certified eatery.

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Where to have brunch in the East

Whichever cafe in the East you decide to spend your weekend morning brunch at, rest assured that you’ll leave with a full stomach and a smile. 

If you are looking for more cafes islandwide, check out our list of best cafes for brunch and desserts.

We also have guides to the best cafes in every Singaporean district! Here are our guides to the best cafes in the West, best North-East cafes, and best cafes in the North.

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