Start the upcoming weekend right

Weekends are always better with brunch. To know where to grab some within the East Coast neighbourhood, just continue scrolling. And don’t forget to call your best pals to join you for a cuppa.

Brawn & Brains Coffee


If you live for weekend brunches, then a trip down to Brawn & Brains Coffee at 218 East Coast Road will put you in a good mood. The second cafe opened by the BB Group is a hotspot that celebrates specialty coffee and hearty comfort food made with simple yet fresh ingredients. Think Avo on Multigrain Toast, Grilled Bratwurst with eggs and crispy potato hash, as well as the popular Crispy Grilled Cheese Sandwich filled with gouda, aged cheddar, mozzarella and parmesan. Those mains along with their creamy white cold brew truly make a winning combination.

The Communal Place


Sharing is caring. And that’s the motto of The Communal Place, easily one of the most charming cafes on the East Coast. Here, enjoy creative twists on classic dishes, best exemplified in options like the Yuzu Chicken, Miso Pancake and Mango-Misu. Cocktails and wines are also available, ‘cause it’s always 5 o’clock somewhere, right?

East Coast Commune


After a jog or an invigorating workout at East Coast Park, treat yourself to some specialty coffee, cold pressed juices and hearty sandwiches from East Coast Commune. The cosy cafe is all about wholesome fare—so the fact that the space boasts a homely, welcoming environment for patrons is just icing on the cake. 

Forty Hands


It’s an all-day breakfast menu at Forty Hands, located at 226 East Coast Road. The Croque Monsieur, Big Boy Breakfast and Eggs Benedict are some of the highlights; also try the Stinky Har Cheong Gai Waffle if you’d like a locally-inspired brunch special.

Group Therapy Coffee


Like its name suggests, Group Therapy Coffee is a worthy choice for brunch hangouts with the crew. And that’s mostly thanks to an extensive menu featuring pasta dishes, homemade bagels and pancakes, so there’s always something for everyone. Non-coffee drinkers will be satisfied with a wide selection of hot chocolates, matcha latte and coolers.

Project Acai


The largest branch of this local acai cafe is located in Katong, making it the perfect spot for laidback afternoon brunches. Besides vegan-friendly acai bowls, Project Acai offers toast and smoothies too. With an indoor and outdoor seating area, you’ll never have to jostle for space either.



Formerly Fresh Fruits Lab, Simplicite along Changi Road is now a quaint cafe inspired by Parisian culture. Its tropical eats have since been swapped for truffle fries, ribeye steaks, salmon meuniere and duck confit; feel free to pick from fresh bakes like croissants and pain au chocolat too. The new menu may come as a surprise, but it won’t disappoint.