From relaxing cafes to visit for breakfast or brunch to a unique Halloween bash for your pets, here are the top things to do in Singapore this weekend. 🥳
01 • Punch
Step into the cosy haven of Punch, where your breakfast dreams come to life. With an inviting ambience and fare worth multiple visits, this Melbourne-inspired cafe is a prime choice for those looking to unwind after a long week.
Their menu boasts an array of delectable choices that might leave you spoilt for choice, so here are some of our recommendations. Try the tea-infused Earl Grey pancakes with a surprising twist of poached pears and white chocolate macadamia crumble.
The Dean’s Breakfast is a winner for those leaning towards savoury options. This plate has poached eggs with melted cheese, Vegemite on seeded toast, and fresh avocado slices. Complete your meal and satisfy your caffeine cravings with a cup of flavourful and invigorating Minted Mocha.
Remember to make your reservations at least 24 hours in advance via Facebook or Instagram.
📍 Address: 32 North Canal Road, Singapore 059288
⏰ Opening hours: 8am – 6pm daily
📞 Contact: Facebook message
🍴 Halal status: Not halal
🌐 Website: punch.sg
02 • SPRMRKT at Dempsey Hill
SPRMRKT Dempsey Hill is your go-to spot for breakfast options that’ll fill your tummy and soul. As you enter this cafe, you’ll be greeted by a charming, minimalistic atmosphere surrounded by lush greenery.
Among their top recommendations are the mouthwatering Breakfast Platter, which features 2 eggs cooked to perfection, crispy bacon, juicy tomatoes, sautéed mushrooms, pork sausages, and warm sourdough toast. Another noteworthy pick is their scrambled eggs, prepared to creamy perfection.
If you prefer starting your day with a balance between sweet and savoury, the buttermilk pancakes will tick all your boxes. They’re fluffy and soft and come with a drizzle of maple syrup, tomatoes, streaky bacon, a fried egg, and other goodness.
📍 Address: Dempsey Road, #01-15A Blk 8, Singapore 247696
⏰ Opening hours: Mon and Tue, 9am – 6pm | Wed to Fri, 9am – 10pm | Sat and Sun, 8am – 8pm
📞 Contact: 8129 8166
🍴 Halal status: Not halal
🌐 Website: sprmrkt.com.sg
03 • Bearded Bella
Nestled in the quaint and serene Duxton Hill neighbourhood, Bearded Bella offers a top-notch Melbourne-inspired brunch experience.
The cafe is renowned for its Epic Brekkie, which encapsulates its unique culinary approach. This big-eater meal includes delicious elements like maple bacon, harissa chicken sausage (made with the earthy North African harissa spice), green tomato relish, confit portobello, avocado, sweet potato rosti, and a bed of fresh arugula. It’s a symphony of flavours that’ll leave you fully satisfied.
The cafe’s interior deserves a shoutout as its cosy and welcoming atmosphere makes it a great place to relax.
📍 Address: 8 Craig Rd, Singapore 089668
⏰ Opening hours: Mon to Wed, 7.30am – 5pm | Thu to Sat, 7.30am – 10pm | Sun, 7.30am – 6pm
📞 Contact: 9880 0775
🍴 Halal status: Not halal
🌐 Website: beardedbella.com
04 • The White Label
The White Label is a restaurant-cum-cafe that offers a captivating fusion of French cuisine and robust Malayan flavours. Thanks to its regal interior and location amid heritage shophouses, this place will make you feel like you’re in old-world Paris.
Some of the best-selling options here that you should try include the TWL Lobster Roll. This dish is the perfect union between buttered brioche rolls, succulent lobster meat, bonito aioli (striped tuna in aioli sauce), sweet corn kernels, Thai honey mango, and purple chips.
Another must-try is the Steak Shakshuka, which brings together grilled Wagyu marinated in traditional satay seasoning, poached free-range eggs, and homemade peanut butter hollandaise sauce, all served on warm English muffins. Talk about Malayan flavours with a unique spin!
📍 Address: 734 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198702
⏰ Opening hours: Mon to Fri, 11.30am – 9.30pm | Sat and Sun, 10.30am – 9.30pm
📞 Contact: 8202 2358
🍴 Halal status: Halal
🌐 Website: thewhitelabel.sg
05 • Howl-O-Ween Night @ Funan
Calling all pet parents! It’s time to let your fur kids in on the Halloween fun at this exciting pet party.
Get creative by dressing your furry companions in Halloween-themed costumes to showcase their unique style in the highly anticipated “Best Dressed” contest. Covering your doggo in a white sheet with holes for eyes? Sure, but we think you can do better!
As the sun sets against the backdrop of the Funan Roof Garden, wander through a specially curated marketplace and make memories with your furry companions by picnicking under the moonlight.
The evening’s line-up is filled with exciting games, chances to win fantastic prizes, and trick-or-treating with your pets. Don’t miss out on this hair-raising, tail-wagging Halloween celebration — book your spots now. 🐶
📍 Address: Funan Roof Garden (Level R), 107 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179105
⏰ Event timings: 21 to 22 October, 5pm – 10pm
🌐 Website: capitaland.com/sg/malls/funan/en/events/howl-o-ween-night.html
06 • Planters Market @ Gardens by the Bay
There’s a reason why this year’s Planters Market is known as the longest yet, as it will span 8 hours across 3 days. If you’re a lover of all things green, this market got a market is a must-see.
Start your journey by exploring a stunning array of Aroids and Orchids, carefully selected from Plantsman’s Fair at the renowned Gardens by the Bay. Other exotic specimens are brought in from countries like Thailand, Taiwan, Ecuador, and Malaysia, as well as a myriad of fascinating terrariums.
The market offers a diverse selection of plants and plenty of gardening supplies, substrates, grow lights, and fine handcrafted ceramic ware.
📍 Address: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
⏰ Event timings: 20 October, 10am – 8pm | 21 and 22 October, 10am – 6pm
📞 Contact: 6420 6848
🌐 Website: gardensbythebay.com.sg/en/things-to-do/calendar-of-events/planters-market-at-gardens-by-the-bay.html
07 • Joo Chiat Farmer’s Market
The Joo Chiat Farmer’s Market is a bi-weekly gathering of local farmers, bakers, gardeners, and artisans.
This lively marketplace, located amid the iconic Peranakan Houses, offers many fresh vegetables, fruits, artisanal baked goods, farm-processed foods, indoor and outdoor plants, and pet supplies. This is the place to be if you’re in the mood for sustainable grocery shopping.
📍 Address: 281 Joo Chiat Road Singapore, 427535
⏰ Opening hours: 21 and 22 October, 9am – 1pm
📞 Contact: 9826 9498
🌐 Website: eventbrite.sg/e/joo-chiat-farmers-market-tickets-524597464137
08 • Hooga Warehouse Sale
The holiday season isn’t far away, so let’s wear our Marie Kondo hats and start the declutter spree! To get yourself into the cleaning mood, head down to Hooga’s limited-time warehouse sale and snag a wide selection of Scandi-style tableware, bed essentials, home fragrances, and more.
All the items at this sale are discounted up to 70% off. Depending on your total spend, you can even score cash rebates up to $200. Be quick because stocks are limited!
📍 Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard, #02-441/442/445/446 Suntec City, Singapore 038983
⏰ Event timings Until 22 October, 10am – 9.30pm
📞 Contact: 6816 0150
🌐 Website: facebook.com/hoogaofficial/posts/703906595110592
(Featured photo adapted from: Bearded Bella, The White Label, TimeOut, and The Tender Gardener)