Singapore’s best cafes for breakfast and brunch: 21 restaurants serving up Melbourne coffee, avocado toast, delicious pastries and much more

Whether you’re a Singapore local or a visitor, we’ve got your back when it comes to breakfast with these pics. Photos: @tiongbahrubakery; @sgnomster; @carrotsticksandcravings/Instagram, Group Therapy Coffee/Facebook

What better way to start a busy day than with a good cup of coffee and a filling breakfast? Early risers especially need a bit of a pick-me-up to stay energised for an entire day of work.

Whether you’re an early bird local or visitor in Singapore, we’ve curated the best breakfast and brunch cafe spots in the Lion City to help you with your early morning routine.

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Baker & Cook

A hearty breakfast platter from Baker & Cook. Photo: @bakerandcooksg/Instagram

You can enjoy a good breakfast or brunch plate at Baker & Cook, as they have a wide variety of meals fit for the morning.

Patrons can indulge in eggs Benedict, B&C toast of the day, the B&C healthy plate and much more. You can also try their crowd-pleasing favourites like the B&C tartines (French open-faced sandwich), cobb bowl and B&C bowl.

When it comes to drink options, they have everything from Allpress Espresso coffee from New Zealand or Teapigs Tea from the UK.

Locations: Faber Drive, Hillcrest Road and several more.

Bee’s Knees at The Garage

Bee’s Knees at The Garage is a secluded haven away from the bustling city. Photo: @beeskneessg/Instagram

Located right in the middle of the Singapore Botanic Gardens, Bee’s Knees at The Garage has an all-day dining menu including, of course, hearty breakfast meals. All dishes on offer are freshly prepared.

Chow down in a calming space away from the bustling city, and bring along the kids (and even pets) since the restaurant has a garden playground too.

Location: 50 Cluny Park Road, Level 1 Singapore Botanic Gardens

The Book Cafe

Is there anything better than enjoying a good book with a cup of coffee? If you agree, then The Book Cafe is the breakfast spot for you. You’ll find a living room space where you can enjoy all-day breakfast delights such as bratwurst, eggs Benedict, eggs blackstone, French toast and plenty more.

Location: 20 Martin Road, Seng Kee building, No 01-02


Indulge in an Aussie-style breakfast at Boomarang cafe, bar and bistro. This cute spot by the river serves up Australian cuisine that will have you ready to face the day, like scrumptious bacon and egg rolls, Boomarang Benedict or sourdough toast with avocado.

You can also bring the kiddos along and treat them to a dish or two from Boomarang’s children’s menu. If you’re not much of a coffee person, they also serve breakfast cocktails, from the Breakfast Martini to the Grand Mimosa to the Latte Martini. Count us in.

Location: 60 Robertson Quay, No 01-15 The Quayside


Like the name states, Canopy’s interior design has a canopy-influenced interior design. Photo: Canopy Garden Dining

Thanks to the gorgeous surrounding gardens, Canopy is a great spot for a hearty breakfast as the sun streams through its large windows. The restaurant’s brunch items are also available until 2pm, so you can rock up at 11am and still enjoy a lazy morning.

Locations: No 01-01, 33 Hyderabad Road HortPark and 1382 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 Bishan Park 2

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Carrotsticks & Cravings Cafe

If you’re looking for a place that serves healthy super foods, then Carrotsticks & Cravings is the place to go. Photo: @carrotsticksandcravings/Instagram

Next on our list is Carrotsticks & Cravings Cafe. Not only will your cravings be satisfied, but this particular cafe is the Little Red Dot’s premier health food haven.

Carrotsticks’ vegan and vegetarian dishes are all gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar-free, so you can drop by and indulge in must-tries such as the restaurant’s signature smashed avo and authentic Melbourne coffee entirely guilt free. That makes a nice change eh?

Locations: 75E Loewen Road and 7 Rodyk Street No 01-34

Common Man Coffee Roasters

Coffee aficionados will love the locally roasted beverages on offer at this award-winning spot, which also does excellent breakfast and brunch places.

Locations: 22 Martin Road and 11/12 Stanley Street

Craftsman Specialty Coffee

Support local businesses by visiting independent restaurant, Craftsmen Specialty Coffee, for its wide variety of speciality coffee and tasty brunch dishes. Established in 2013, this little cafe is great at both sweet treats and hearty meals.

Locations: Visit the restaurant’s website for details

Da Paolo Gastronomia

From pizza and pasta to cold cut meats, enjoy a wide variety of European dishes at Da Paolo Gastronomia. Photo: @dapaolosg/Instagram

Even on your busiest of days, it’s important that you don’t miss having breakfast in the morning. Luckily, Da Paolo Gastronomia has various locations island-wide to serve you great-tasting food and an equally good cup of coffee.

You can take some time to indulge in a whole brunch after your early school run.

Not only do they offer a wide array of fresh food, but they also have imported fine foods from Europe that you just have to try.

Locations: Visit the restaurant’s website for details

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Forty Hands

Locally roasted in Senoko, the coffee at Forty Hands is tasty indeed, as it’s freshly roasted and made by expertly trained baristas.

Too busy to sit down for a cup? You can get coffee on the go by picking it up at the cafe or have it delivered via GrabFood. With the cafe’s partnership with BioPak, you’ll also be doing our planet Earth a huge favour with packaging that is made from renewable resources like paper and plants.

Locations: 78 Yong Siak Street, 163078; 226 East Coast Road, 428923

Group Therapy Coffee

Group Therapy Coffee is well known for its Skinny Benedicts. Photo: Group Therapy Coffee/Facebook

True to its name, a cup of coffee from this cafe first thing in the morning will feel like therapeutic comfort as it offers a cosy space for good food and drinks.

Group Therapy Coffee is actually a local group of breakfast cafes and restaurants that bake their own bread and cakes.

You can either enjoy a light meal or indulge yourself in a whole brunch with choices including Savoury Crepes, Poached Eggs On Toast, Skinny Eggs Ben and many more.

Locations: 30 East Coast Road 01-01, 428751; 181 South Bridge Road 01-05 and K1-04, 058743

Jimmy Monkey

Drop by Jimmy Monkey for some hearty soul food and coffee made by the cafe’s Slayer espresso machine. This will surely give you the kick you need to stay energised throughout the day.

Aside from providing you with a much needed coffee fix, the cafe also has food you can’t miss, from pastas, fish and chips, cakes, ice creams and more.

Locations: 01-51 One-North Residences, 9 One-North Gateway, 138643; 2 Paya Lebar Road, 01-10 Park Place Residences at PLQ Singapore, 409053


Have a simple yet hearty breakfast at Kith, which serves up whole meals, acai bowls, cakes, pastries and – of course – coffee. You can have your breakfast and brunch delivered to you, or you can pick it up from one of Kith’s many outlets around the island, which open as early as 7am.

Locations: Visit the restaurant’s website for details

Nassim Hill

From hearty meals to light pastries, Nassim Hill Bakery Bistro Bar has it all. Photo: @nassimhillbakery/Instagram

With locations at Tanglin and Killiney, Nassim Hill provides a place for customers to relax and enjoy good food as well as drinks with loved ones. If you’re looking for a simple yet comforting place to spend your mornings, this is the spot to check out.

Locations: 56 Tanglin Road, 01-03 Tanglin Post Office Building, 247964; 1 Killiney Road, Level 2 Killiney Post Office Building, 239518

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PS. Cafe

With a wide array of outlets island-wide, PS. Cafe not only serves coffee, but also offers food you would normally find in fast food joints. This includes pizzas, burgers and hearty salads. Of course, you can still enjoy classic cafe treats including cakes, puddings and tarts, as well as its famous truffle shoestring fries.

Locations: Visit the restaurant’s website for details

Rabbit Carrot Gun

Get your British classics at Rabbit Carrot Gun. Photo: @rabbitcarrotgun/Instagram

Eat, drink and relax at Rabbit Carrot Gun where the breakfast menu celebrates classic British dishes as well as modern international cuisine. Its East Coast branch opens at 8.45am.

Locations: East Coast 47-49, East Coast Road 428768; Marina One 5 Straits View, #01-20 Singapore 018935

Riders Cafe

Tucked away in Bukit Timah is Riders Cafe, a cosy and down-to-earth spot. Photo: Riders Cafe/Facebook

With operating hours starting at 8am, Riders Cafe offers good coffee alongside delicious contemporary comfort food in the almost untouched area at Bukit Timah. Take a break for a while and enjoy a steaming hot cup with dishes made from top quality, fresh ingredients.

Location: 51 Fairways Drive 286965


Indulge in a hearty, Aussie morning meal made from all things fresh at Sarnies with a cup of freshly roasted in-house coffee. Delicious morning meals include the bacon and egg sandwich, breakfast wrap, avocado toast with eggs and acai breakfast bowl.

Location: 136 Telok Ayer Street 068601

Tiong Bahru Bakery

Tiong Bahru Bakery is well known for its pastries, ranging from kouign-amanns to croissants. Photo: @tiongbahrubakery/Instagram

Start off your day at Tiong Bahru Bakery, which opens at 7.30am, where an assortment of baked goods and beverages await. Enjoy a warm croissant with your macchiato, or maybe a kouign-amann with a cup of tea.

Location: Visit the restaurant’s website for details

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Toby’s Estate

Enjoy your next brunch right by the river at Toby’s Estate. Photo: @tobysestatesg/Instagram

Toby’s Estate is where you can have a delectable breakfast and excellent coffee with some of the best riverside views in Singapore. Their locations open fairly early in the morning, and they also have kid-friendly branches so you can bring the whole family along for brunch during the weekends.

Location: Visit the restaurant’s website for details

Wildseed Cafe

Wildseed Cafe is a pet-friendly venue, so feel free to bring your furry friends with you on your next visit. Photo: @wildseedsg_/Instagram

Wildseed Cafe is pet-friendly so if you wanted, you could take your dog for a walk and also enjoy a good cup of coffee on the way. The cafe serves freshly roasted coffee, floral cakes and pastries. You can also order a hearty brunch during the weekends.

Location: Visit the restaurant’s website for details

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  • Wildtree Cafe is a pet-friendly eatery, while Bee’s Knees at The Garage – in the middle of Singapore Botanic Garden – has a playground for kids
  • Indulge in eggs Benedict at Baker & Cook or The Book Cafe, or go healthy at Carrotsticks & Cravings Cafe, serving vegan and vegetarian fare that’s gluten-free too