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8 best brunch restaurants in Singapore

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By SG Staff | Jul 18, 2017

  • 8 best brunch restaurants in Singapore
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Among enduring brunch favorites in the city, like Bjorn Shen’s Artichoke and coffee experts Common Man, we saw some bold new arrivals, most notably the brunch-to-booze establishment on Tanjong Pagar, Crackerjack. Brunch institution Open Door Policy went gluten-free, to rave reviews, and Little India’s creative dinner joint Morsels moved to Dempsey and started serving some pretty inspired daytime fare. Here are the places to check out if you are less about the hotel buffets and more about the eggs.

Artichoke

For a Mediterranean brunch, look no further than tender-hearted frat boy Bjorn Shen’s Artichoke. We’ll gladly queue up outside the gate at 1:45am (or make a reservation) for the cauliflower sabbich with smoked egg, and the crazy lamb shakshouka with green chili harissa. 161 Middle Rd.

Common Man Coffee Roasters

The hip and ever-packed cafe’s single-origin coffee is as good as the brunch. Star dishes include the Turkish Common Man Breakfast, with a phyllo-wrapped soft-boiled egg, feta, olives and hummus, and new items like the ricotta baked eggs. #01-00 22 Marin Rd.

Crackerjack

Former Meat Smith chef Alysia Chan serves up all-American breakfast fare like the Mash-Bill Grits, involving poached eggs, rye, barley and smoked gouda, as well as flat bread pizza paired with mescal-spiked Bloody Marys. 43 Tanjong Pagar Rd.

Dean & Deluca

Orchard Road’s brunch options are often mobbed, so we like the high ceilings and sun-drenched spaciousness of the Dean & Deluca branch here—not to mention the all-day breakfast options like eggs Iberico, smoked salmon eggs Benedict and the Belgian waffle stack. If you’re keeping it healthy, try the seaweed and soba salad. There are branches at Hillview Rise and Pekin Street, too. #01-09/10 Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Rd.

The Lokal

Our favorite thing about brunch here is the Pimp My Brunch option, where you can load up your toast with things like smoked mackerel, grilled sausage, wilted spinach and homemade ricotta. Their kale salads, toasted banana bread and pulled pork with kimchi are great, too. 136 Neil Rd.

Morsels

Run by chef-owner Petrina Loh, this Kinfolk-esque 40-seater serves ooh-worthy fusion. The stars of the menu are the smorrebrod open-faced sandwiches, with topping options like pickled mackerel with burrata and pickled beets; and tiger prawns with green harissa aioli egg salad. #01-04 25 Dempsey Rd.

Open Door Policy

Now boldly gluten- and dairy-free, ODP’s new brunch serves chorizo poached egg, and spiced avocado king prawn with pita bread and a sunny side up egg. Save your stomach for French toast paired with agave-poached berries and soy ice cream. 19 Yong Siak St.

Oriole Coffee + Bar

Coffee roasters and baristas extraordinaires, the Oriole people have three branches across town, the snazziest at Capitol Piazza, specializing in all the things we lost best: all-day breakfast, sandwiches and excellent coffee like their signature cold brew with Taisho coffee macadamia milk. Get the not-so-humble Humble Baked Egg Skillet, with lamb stew, sweet potatoes and Emmental cheese. #02-20/21 Capitol Piazza, 18 Stamford Rd.

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