Brunch is easily becoming the favorite meal of many people, and many scour the island for the best places. Look no further. We’ve done our homework with this list, so enjoy.
It has won the Best Brunch category in our Readers’ Choice Awards, and for very good reason. Great as Bjorn Shen’s Mediterranean-meets-graffiti-chic restaurant is for dinner, its brunch options are hard to find elsewhere. We’ll gladly get out of bed and queue up at 11am (or, if you’re organized, make a reservation a couple days in advance) for the hearty, pickle-kick cauliflower sabbich and the can’t-finish-alone, lamb-packed shakshouka.
161 Middle Rd., 6336-6949.
#01-00, 22 Martin Rd., 6836-4695.
This pretty blue-and-white tiled spot in a heritage building on Neil Road feels a bit like brunching in Melbourne or Berkeley. The brunch menu puts front and center our favorite thing about brunch: the sides. Mix and match from over 20 options like toast, acovado, cauliflower and cheese, grilled sausage, eggs and lots more. Or go for one of their decadent plates of lobster roll or French toast.
136 Neil Rd., 6423-9918.
Tiong Bahru’s hip and refined restaurant is pretty at atmospheric for dinner, but in the daytime we go ga-ga for that gorgeous skylight in the back of the dining room. They’ve recently updated their brunch menu too, and highlights include the potato rosti with scrambled eggs and pork sausages, the ODP breakfast burger with bacon, egg, mushrooms and gruyere served in a rosemary bun; and a roast wagyu rump with potatoes.
19 Yong Siak St., 6221-9307.
There’s more to brunch than just eggs Benedict, and if you have any kind of New York Jewish deli nostalgia, look no further than this faux-vintage spot at Mandarin Gallery. We prefer our brunches standalone, but where else can you find bagel and lox, pastrami sandwiches, smoked salmon and latkes all in one delicious place? It’s not deli cheap, but it’s good.
#03-02 Mandarin Gallery, 333A Orchard Rd., 6735-6961.