The best cafes in Singapore to go for brunch

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Looking for a new weekend date venue, chill hangout spot or Instagrammable location? Look no further! We’ve sourced out some of the most popular cafés in Singapore that offer delectable brunch menus paired with a chill ambience for the perfect catch-up.

Whether you’re new to café hopping or a café connoisseur, these 8 places on our must-try list will definitely meet the mark.  

01 • Common Man Coffee Roasters

Situated in the midst of Robertson Quay, Common Man Coffee Roasters boasts a bountiful all-day brunch menu and a large selection of in-house brews. They’re pet friendly, which means you can bring along your furry friend to dine alfresco. 🐶🐱

If you’re looking for the perfect breakfast to kickstart the day, the Organic Eggs Benedict is a fantastic option. Perfectly poached eggs on top of tender braised ox cheeks and hearty sourdough toast paired with one of their specialty coffees – we’re already drooling at the thought of it! 🤤

📍 Address: 22 Martin Road, #01-00, Singapore 239058
🚙 Nearest parking: 8 Martin Place (M0085)
Opening hours: 7:30am – 5:30pm daily
🌐 Website: https://commonmancoffeeroasters.com/

(P.S: They recently opened another outlet at 185 Joo Chiat Road, and we’ve heard that it’s just as good as the OG outlet! Another place to check out next time you’re in the East.) 

02 • SYIP

Pronounced “sip”, this minimalistic lifestyle concept cafe provides an aesthetically pleasing place to enjoy your meal and sip your coffee. 🙊

Apart from serving an all-day brunch menu (their Burrata French Toast sounds absolutely divine), you can also order main dishes such as rice bowls and pastas. Also, don’t miss out on their in-house desserts – the sisters behind SYIP started off with home-based bakes specialising in tiramisu, and you’ll be able to try out their signature Kahlua Tiramisu here as well! Top off your order with one of their unique and super Instagrammable drinks to complete your experience. 🤩

📍 Address: 79 Owen Road, Singapore 218895
🚙 Nearest parking: Race Course Road (R0038)
Opening hours: 9am – 6pm, closed on Mondays
🌐 Website: https://www.instagram.com/syip.sg/

03 • Park Bench Deli

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Looking for a classic sandwich to satisfy those afternoon hunger pangs? Park Bench Deli offers exactly that, and more! Take your breakfast to the next level and be spoilt for choice by their extensive menu of sandwiches, breakfast items, salads, burgers, coffee and even craft beers (we’re not usually the type to have beer in the morning, but hey… you do you!). 🥪🍔

WARNING: Don’t schedule any meetings after having lunch here, because these carb-loaded sandwiches will definitely send you into a food coma situation. 🥱

📍 Address: 79 Owen Road, Singapore 218895
🚙 Nearest parking: Parallel parking along the roadside OR 86 Amoy Street Carpark (3 minutes walk away)
Opening hours: 11am – 10:30pm (Tues-Fri), 9am – 10:30pm (Sat), 9am – 4:30pm (Sun), closed on Mondays
🌐 Website: https://www.parkbenchdeli.com/

04 • Apollo Coffee Bar

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Apollo Coffee Bar is said to be every café hopper’s dream: with an extensive list of brunch items, mains, desserts and artisanal coffees making up the menu, plus a completely separate menu just for dinner. The Scandinavian-inspired decor and natural sunlight make a perfect backdrop for some Insta-worthy shots! 📸

Whether you’re looking for a place to start your day right or taking someone out for a dinner date, the vibes at Apollo Coffee Bar are perfect to set the mood. 🔥

📍 Address: 65 Serangoon Gardens Way, Singapore 555961
🚙 Nearest parking: Right outside the cafe OR 49A Serangoon Garden Way (S0055) (4 minutes walk away)
Opening hours: 9am – 10pm (Tues-Sat), 9am-7pm (Sun), closed on Mondays
🌐 Website: https://www.apollocoffeebar.com/

05 • Atlas Coffeehouse

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Minutes away from Botanic Gardens MRT, this classy cafe offers a twist on the usual brunch fare, with unique dishes like Salmon Soba Noodles, Creamy Mushroom on Sourdough and the popular Butterscotch Banana Pancake served fresh out of the oven. 🥞 The dishes are mostly under $20, proving that indulging in a delicious brunch doesn’t have to cost a bomb! 

Atlas Coffeehouse has been around for some time and has gathered a community of loyal patrons. If you’re looking for somewhere to embark on your café hopping journey, this should be a good benchmark!

📍 Address: 6 Duke’s Road, Singapore 268886
🚙 Nearest parking: King’s Arcade (4 minutes walk away)
Opening hours: 8am – 7pm, closed on Mondays
🌐 Website: https://www.atlascoffeehouse.com.sg/

06 • Lola’s Cafe

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A small but cosy hangout spot, this backyard cafe vouches to make every dish with love. Take your pick from reasonably priced breakfast classics such as their Avocado Eggs Benedict and their Mushroom & Cheese Sandwich, or opt for a heartier meal like the delightfully crispy Confit Of Duck Leg on their dinner menu. 😋

For loyal customers that just can’t get enough of Lola’s Cafe, they even have a free membership program where you can sign up and enjoy exclusive perks the more you dine with them!

📍 Address: 5 Simon Road, Singapore 545893
🚙 Nearest parking: 210-211 Hougang Street 21 (5 minutes walk away)
Opening hours: 10am – 10:30pm daily
🌐 Website: https://www.lolascafe.com.sg/

 

07 • Habitat Coffee

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Habitat Coffee recently relocated to a stylish new outlet in Jalan Besar and we’re loving the new look!

Get your freshly ground cup of joe paired with some of the delicious dishes on their food menu, consisting of a variety of breakfast food, Japanese fusion rice bowls and Asian infused pastas. For those with a sweet tooth, pair your coffee with some of their in-house artisanal cakes and desserts, including the ever popular Molten Lava cake! 🥰

📍 Address: 803 King George’s Ave #01-242/244, Singapore 200803
🚙 Nearest parking: 808 French Road (1 minute walk away)
Opening hours: 10am – 10pm (Tues-Fri), 9am – 10pm (Sat), 9am – 9pm (Sun), closed on Mondays
🌐 Website: https://habitatcoffee.com.sg/

08 • Neptune

A newcomer to the slew of cafes located at Upper East Coast, Neptune’s stunning decor and floor-to-ceiling windows, which provide a gorgeous glow from the natural sunlight, is definitely a worthy contender of the high-profile cafes in the area.

Their interesting take on classic cafe fare has both Japanese and local influences, with notable dishes such as Chilli Crab and Chorizo, Seafood Somen and the Neptuna Melt – something we can only describe as the ultimate tuna mayo & grilled cheese sandwich. 😆

It may be good to note that Neptune has the same team behind both Atlas Coffeehouse and Apollo Coffee Bar, so expect to see some familiar dishes on the menu if you’ve conquered all 3 cafés. Nevertheless, their outlet exclusive dishes (like the ones mentioned above) are still definitely worth a try!

📍 Address: 237 East Coast Road, Singapore 428930
🚙 Nearest parking: Katong Square, 86 East Coast Road (8 minutes walk away)
Opening hours: 9am – 10pm (Tues-Sat), 9am – 7pm (Sun), closed on Mondays
🌐 Website: https://www.theneptune.com.sg/

It’s time to start checking off some cafés from your list and go on the ultimate café hopping adventure!

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Happy cafe hopping!
Ella 🍵

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