Best Brunch Spots in Singapore’s CBD

Best Brunch Spots in Singapore’s CBD

Among them, you’ll find Halal and vegan options too!

While Singapore’s famous for its affordable hawker food, the local cafe scene has also grown significantly over the years. This increased variety just makes dining out more exciting. In the CBD area at the heart of the city, there are a few places you can pop by for a sumptuous affair. Whether you’re a tourist or a local working in the area, here are ten unique brunch spots to check out:

1. Sarnie’s

Image credit: Sarnie’s Facebook

Need a good ol’ Aussie food fix? Definitely check out Sarnie’s. This eccentric cafe, founded by Aussie Ben Lee, is located a convenient two-minute walk away from Telok Ayer MRT Station. Here, you’ll get to enjoy a wide range of delectable delights, from the much-loved Fry-Up (Sarnies’ take on the classic English breakfast) to Eggs Benedict with a unique green curry hollandaise! Apart from their breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus, Sarnie’s also has a menu dedicated entirely for brunch, which is available only on the weekends – the perfect way to begin your laid-back Saturday or Sunday, if you ask us!

Address: 136 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068601

2. Common Man Stan

This one’s for those who love brunch but also crave a good cuppa: Common Man Stan, a recently opened cafe along Stanley Street, offers a gastronomic brunch menu and more importantly, freshly brewed coffee. Common Man Stan is the second outlet of coffee chain Common Man Coffee Roasters and provides something the latter doesn’t have – a sleek and conducive environment for individuals (or small groups) to get work done. What’s more, their brunch menu offers vegetarian (and vegan, upon request) options such as Potato and Leek Rosti and Marmite Mushrooms.

Address: 11-12 Stanley Street, Singapore 068730

3. Royz Et Vous

Image credit: Royz et Vous Facebook

If you’re scouting for a Muslim-friendly brunch spot, here’s one that offers scrumptious Halal fare. Situated in the heart of Telok Ayer (right opposite Thian Hock Keng Temple) is Royz et Vous, a cosy cafe known for their quality coffee and western grub. Their brunch menu features two exclusive dishes: the Baked Salmon Chowder and Beef Sandwich. And if you can’t get enough after brunch, their dinner menu looks just as appetizing too – we hear the Brazen Beef is a must-try. Mocktails are also available, so why not unwind after a hearty meal with a Mango Mojito?

Address: 137 Telok Ayer Street #01-01, Singapore 068602

4. HRVST

Image credit: HRVST Facebook

Going meatless probably sounds like an impossibility for some of us, but a visit to HRVST will probably have you thinking twice. Located at the OUE Downtown Gallery, HRVST offers a refreshing menu, with every dish being appetizing, hearty, and completely vegan. The cafe’s brunch menu is available on Saturdays from 9.30am to 3pm. It features dishes such as Zucchini Frittatas and the Hrvst Brekkie (twice cooked spuds, Shimeji mushrooms, confit cherry tomato and more), which, let’s admit, sound pretty good and hard to find elsewhere. If you haven’t had a go at 100% plant-based meals before, why not have a first try at HRVST?

Address: 6A Shenton Way, OUE Downtown Gallery #05-01, Singapore 068815

5. Artisan Boulangerie

A delight for the lovers of French pastries, Artisan Boulangerie Co. offers croissants, quiches, and madeleines. In fact, if you name it, this cafe probably has it. Located at Asia Square Tower 2, Artisan Boulangerie Co. provides a wide variety of high quality artisanal baked goods created by the award-winning executive chef, Eran Mayer. In addition to bread and pastries, the cafe also serves salads, soups, sandwiches, and main-course meals. That’s not all – artisanal coffee and tea, along with homemade juices and ice blends, are also available.

Address: 12 Marina View, Asia Square Tower 2 #01-02, Singapore 018961

6. Grain Traders

Who says being healthy means only having greens all day and every day? For those of you who desire a nutritious yet hearty meal, head on down to Grain Traders; you won’t be disappointed. Not only does this place serve wholesome food, their portions are generous and very tasty. Create your own bowls at Grain Traders by selecting your favourite ingredients (Slow braised pork shoulder? Fresh grilled Donburi Salmon? Yum!) and if you’re the indecisive type, fret not because they have a la carte options for you too! On weekdays, their breakfast menu is available from 8-10.30am. Top that with a freshly brewed cup of coffee and you’ll be feeling good for the rest of the day!

Address:  #01-01/02/03 138 Market Street, CapitaGreen, Singapore 048946

7. The Providore

The Providore Downtown, a newly opened brunch spot at the OUE Downtown Gallery, offers a peaceful ambience for you and your loved ones to have a good time, away from all the hustle and bustle. Another great thing about this place? They offer a considerable variety of food on their menu! From meals to drinks to desserts, The Providore provides a range of options under each category, leaving you spoilt for choice. What’s more, their breakfast menu extends until 3pm on weekends, awesome for those of you who simply want a good brunch after sleeping in!

Address: 6A Shenton Way, OUE Downtown Gallery B1-07, Singapore 068815

8. Group Therapy Coffee

Hidden on the second floor of a shophouse along Duxton Road, Group Therapy is a treasure cove for those of you who desire an undisturbed and cosy dining experience. Apart from its idyllic setting, this brunch spot also serves a nice spread of handmade pastas, pizzas and homemade paninis, coupled with a range of sweet treats to choose from. Most of their bakes are made in-house and to top it off, daily specials are available too so do keep a lookout for that!

Address: 49 Duxton Rd, #02-01, Singapore 089513

9. Drury Lane

If you’re into cosy and comfortable atmospheres, then you shouldn’t miss out on Drury Lane Cafe. Not only is this cafe along Tanjong Pagar Road very homey, the price of the food here is also very affordable! Drury Lane Cafe provides a dynamic menu – with self-invented food items like Salted Egg Yolk Eggs Benedict with Grilled Prawns. With ever-changing items on their menus, you will never get bored of the food served here since different items are on rotation each week.

Address: 94 Tanjong Pagar Rd, Singapore 088515

10. The Populus Coffee and Food Co.

Situated along Neil Road, The Populus Cafe is a hipster place that is usually buzzing with customers. Yet all the noise is worthwhile since this quaint establishment offers excellent quality food. The Populus Cafe serves exquisite coffee that really fulfills the oomph factor, and their food menu includes rich and scrumptious items like Buckwheat Pancakes and the Wagyu Beef Grain Bowl. Having brunch at this cafe will truly leave you with a full and happy belly!

Address: 146 Neil Road, Singapore 088875

Got a growling tummy? Us too… Well, at least now you know where to head to when you’re in town. Thank us later!

 

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Teri Anne Tan

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