Top 5 brunch places in Singapore


After some time in Singapore, I have grown really fond of brunches. It’s just the perfect way to start off (or continue) a lazy Sunday…

Of course I am not pretending to surpass food bloggers like ladyironchef here, but I thought I’d share with you my top 5 brunch places so far!

1. P.S. Cafe at Ann Siang Hill

Brunch at the counter

P.S. Cafe is well known in Singapore for great quality and healthy food in wonderful settings. I love the one at Ann Siang Hill (just uphill from Club Street), because it is surrounded by a little greenery and the counter area is both simple and sophisticated. All in all, it’s a wonderful place to relax! And their meals are always healthy, with a fresh spinach salad or avocado on the side to green up your brunch! To note that it may be a little pricy for the average budget you might have for brunches.

2. Strictly pancakes

The perfect start to your day if you have a craving for pancake and a little tight budget! Strictly Pancakes is affordable and yummy, and the service team is young and smiling. You may think pancakes are overrated… in which case you can get creative and add on scrambled eggs and bacons! Yes, it may seem like a strange sweet-savoury combination at first but you grow into it ๐Ÿ™‚ย And they have a good sense of humour too !

Strictly Pancakes

Strictly Pancakes

There are 2 outlets currently in Singapore, one in Siglap and one on Prinsep Street.

3. Group Therapy

One of my favourites too! Located on Duxton Road (lots of good coffee places there!), Group Therapy is not easy to find the first time you go there. You have to spot the sign outside on the ground floor, showing you the way up the stairs, and there you go! A hidden brunch paradise…

Group Therapy

To be honest, at first I was a little put off by the name of this place “Group Therapy“. I found it odd to have a brunch in a “therapy” place! But once you step in, you will love the decor and ambiance here, and their menu is quite long so you’ll be sure to find you perfect brunch.

One minus point though, this coffee place is so successful that more often than not there is a queue on week-ends and the staff does not take reservations. But try your luck! If it’s not too many of you, you should be able to get a table within 15 minutes!

4. Toby’s Estate

Toby's Estate

Excellent coffee at Toby’s Estate! And I like the fact that they are located by the Singapore River, near Robertson Quay area. If it’s not rainy, choose to sit outside and enjoy a nice cup of coffee while watching passers by. Food-wise I remember the brunch as decent, however not top-of-the-chart so far.

5. Selfish Gene

Last by not least on my top 5 is Selfish Gene Cafeย on Craig Road. Inside you will find a stretch of tables leading to the counter where you can order your meal. I love the glass ceiling that lets the daylight come through! I enjoy the food there, however there is often a long waiting time (average 20-30 minutes from my experience!) and some of the menu items are overpriced. My recommendation would be to stick to one plate each and don’t order sides or add-ons, they’re a bit too expensive for my taste.

Selfish Gene Cafe

 

I hope you liked my top 5 so far! Brunch places in Singapore are ever-changing so please comment and leave us your thoughts on the trendiest brunch spots now !!

Antoinette French patisseries


Do you have a sweet tooth like I do? ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks to a friend I discovered a great new place last Friday night. It’s called “Antoinette” and it’s actually a very cosy tea salon! I had never been to a tea salon in Singapore and my first experience was a great one!

French patisseries in Singapore

The decor may seem a little kitschy but when you look closely, all the furniture is different! And that gives the place a more “homy” touch!

French patisseries in Singapore

Dessert-wise, the patisseries we had were really to-die-for! One chocolate nougatine layered pastry and one strawberry mousse… So fine and delectable !! Add in a little tea (they have a wide selection!) and there you are in heaven

French patisseries in Singapore French patisseries in SingaporeFrench patisseries in Singapore

And I was amazed by their attention to detail! All the cutlery is customized with Antoinette logo, a large “A” letter incrusted in gold…

If you want my opinion, the decor isn’t really “French” but more of a “Versailles” style – which provides great photo opportunities for locals ! But coming from a French I must say it has a touch of “kitsch” atmosphere… but don’t get me wrong, I find it fun !! ๐Ÿ™‚

They have various outlets in Singapore, including some on Orchard Road. I went to the one near Lavender MRT station. Small and cosy, loved it!

So here you go. Go try out Antoinette. Best French patisseries in Singapore !!