Weekend mornings call for long, lazy brunch sessions chomping down on good grub and sipping on heavenly coffee with the little ones.
With tots in tow, a free-flow brunch might be a thing of the past… unless you have a mildly selfish S.O. who just wants another glass of bubbly while you’re trying to wrangle bites of spag bol into two small mouths! We’ve got our list of best brunch spots around town to take the kids – from a solid eggs Benedict, to a stack o’ pancakes and even delish coffee. A few of them even have some open space to let the kids go wild so you can enjoy those 15 minutes of peace!
PS.Cafe is an eternal brunch fave – it’s got an awesome range of food, but the truffle fries are truly moreish. We love the Harding Road branch, surrounded by all that lush greenery! But the pièce de resistance is the Ann Siang Hill branch: it has a new menu featuring sharing plates – great for small hands and small mouths who can’t always eat a full portion on their own. Kids will love the grilled cheese, served with smoky tomato soup (yes, you might need to wear your napkin like a bib as it will splatter everywhere!), smashed avocado on toast with a poached egg, Impossible sliders on brioche and of course the banana and berry pancakes for dessert. For an additional $60 per person, you can add on a free-flow option if you’re hankering for a Bloody Mary or some bubbles.
PS.Cafe, 45 Ann Siang Rd, #02-02, Singapore 069719 and other locations.
Common Man Coffee Roasters
Sometimes brunch just isn’t so great without good coffee… and that’s where Common Man Coffee Roasters comes in. Serving all-day breakfast with favourites such as fluffy pancakes, crunchy granola and kale and egg-white scramble, the coffee is really the highlight of the menu. Food portions are on the larger side and you’ll likely need to split a dish or two with the munchkins. Get there early over the weekend otherwise you’ll get stuck sitting at a high table or at the bar – not the easiest for kiddos. But the coffee is worth it!
Common Man Coffee Roasters, 22 Martin Road 01-00, Singapore 239058
Serving up breakfast and brunch favourites all day everyday, Cafe Melba is a home away from home for many of us at HoneyKids HQ. The branch in the East is especially great to visit on the first Saturday of every month, as it has a day of arts and crafts just for the kiddos. Sip on your cappuccino and scoff down favourites such as eggs florentine (for a healthy kick!) or a full English if you’re really hungry. The kids menu includes French toast cubes, pancakes, a full English (in mini form!) and the usual faves such as pizza and pasta.
Cafe Melba, Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road, Goodman Arts Centre, Blk N #01-56, Singapore 439053; Mediapolis, 1 Stars Avenue, #03-01, Singapore 138507
Nassim Hill Bakery Bistro Bar
Brunch is available until 4pm at Nassim Hill Bakery Bistro Bar, and the extensive menu includes eggs any which way! Also included are waffles, pancakes, French toast, granola… there’s something to suit each and every palate from picky eaters to more adventurous ones.
Nassim Hill Bakery Bistro Bar, 56 Tanglin Rd, #01-03, Singapore 247964
Both branches of OverEasy are perfect for people-watching, and the Fullerton branch offers serious views… and kid-friendly, American diner food. Think a full fry up, New York-style loaded bagels, and pancakes galore… all with a side of a milkshake float! High chairs are available for tots.
OverEasy, Orchard, 541 Orchard Rd, #01-01 Liat Towers, Singapore 238881; Fullerton, 1 Fullerton Rd, #01-06, Singapore 049213
Jones the Grocer
Known Australia-wide as the purveyors of fine gourmet produce, Jones the Grocer has a huge food emporium at Dempsey. It’s our go-to for weekday takeaway coffee and weekend lazy breakfasts. And did we mention it’s a dog-friendly venue? The rainbow cake is so good that our kids actually eat it all (instead of just the usual icing lick).
Jones the Grocer, Block 9 Dempsey Road, #01-12 Dempsey Hill, Singapore, 247697
Baker & Cook
Baker & Cook has branches all over town, but our favourite has to be the one in Dempsey at the brand spankin’ new Core Collective. Brunch staples such as eggs, pancakes, French toast and bagels are all on the menu… but you’ll most definitely be tempted by the freshly baked breads and pastries!
Baker & Cook, 30C Loewen Road, Singapore 248839
Open Farm Community
One of our fave spots to take the kids for a feast is Open Farm Community. There’s a huge sandpit for the kids to play in, a garden, a collection of quirky sculptures, a Common Man roasters coffee shop (the Farmacy… yes, coffee is sometimes the medicine we all need!) and a sprawling green. The brunch menu includes eggs, sandwiches, healthy bowls, salads and a kids’ menu with all the favourites. Check out our other fave Dempsey hangouts here.
Open Farm Community, 130E Minden Road, Singapore 248819
Carrotsticks & Cravings
Planning to go organic? Head to this cafe for açai bowls and avocado toast for breakfast and quinoa tarts and salads for lunch. Meanwhile, the kids will be kept happy and healthy with mini cupcakes, fruity popsicles and energy balls: they’ll need the fuel for all the running around they will be doing in the open spaces surrounding the place. It’s walk-in only though, folks: no reservations.
Carrotsticks & Cravings, 75E Loewen Rd, Singapore 248845
Clinton Street Baking Company & Restaurant
Full of family-friendly favourites, such as croque madame (a fancy grilled ham and cheese sandwich) and chicken and waffles, everyone will be scrambling for the American-style pancakes at Clinton Street Baking Company & Restaurant. This place fills up pretty quickly over the weekend, so we suggest booking ahead to avoid disappointment. Warning: this one serves American-sized portions, so go hungry!
Clinton Street Baking Company & Restaurant, 31 Purvis St, Singapore 188608
With Australian-style brunch and delicious coffee to boot, Forty Hands is a great one to duck into for a quick bite. The usual suspects are on the menu, including smashed avo on toast, croque monsieur (on a croissant from neighbourhood bakery Tiong Bahru Bakery, no less!), and banana bacon French toast. Don’t skip out on the coffee here – it’s really all that and more!
Forty Hands, Tiong Bahru, 78 Yong Siak Street, Singapore 163078; Joo Chiat, 226 East Coast Road, Singapore, Singapore 428923
Another one for the coffee fanatics: Toby’s Estate in Robertson Quay serves up amazing Aussie coffee along with all-day breakfast. Indulge in eggs Benedict one of three ways, or some French toast for those with a sweeter tooth. The kids’ menu includes pancakes and the always-favourite mac and cheese… we might just have to steal a bite for ourselves! The cafe also has high chairs for tots and some toys by the side to keep small hands entertained at the table. Oh, and there’s plenty of space to leave a stroller by the door.
Toby’s Estate, 8 Rodyk St, Singapore 238216
With three branches in Mandarin Gallery (Somerset), Scott’s Square (Orchard) and the brand spankin’ new one at South Beach, Wild Honey is a perennial brunch fave. With coffee from Common Man Coffee Roasters, the food menu has something for carnivores, herbivores (vegetarian and vegan) and pescatarians. Ask for a high chair for your tiny tot. Oh, and order a side of Brazilian bread – small dough balls with cheese inside!
Wild Honey, Mandarin Gallery, 333A Orchard Rd, #03-01/02, Singapore 238897; Scott’s Square, 6 Scotts Rd, #03 – K1 / 01 / 02, Singapore 228209; South Beach, 26 Beach Rd, #B1-18, Singapore 189768