#1: The Glasshouse Specialty Coffee and Toast Bar
In search of some respite from the hustle and bustle of the CBD area? Then you should definitely head to The Glasshouse Specialty Coffee and Toast Bar, which was recently opened last year. This idyllic cafe features some of the most Instagram-worthy spots around and comes with floor-to-ceiling glass windows (which of course, provides amazing natural lighting) and is peppered with plant pots. The must-have at this cafe? Its avocado toast.
#2: Merci Marcel
This hipster, Parisian-style lifestyle cafe is tucked away in the creative enclave of Tiong Bahru and presents customers a tranquil escape from the bustling city crowd. The cafe’s extensive menu echo its ethos of using only the finest ingredients, where pastries are made with 100 per cent French butter and baked fresh daily. For brunch, opt for the smoked salmon burger (S$21++), which comes with a side of salad. But if you’ve got a sweet tooth, then we suggest you try the French toasts brioche (S$17++), drizzled with honey and topped with summer berries.
#3: The Summerhouse
This farm-to-table dining concept offers breathtaking views of nature as it is tucked away in the idyllic Seletar countryside. It has also just recently launched its new weekend brunch menu, which is worth getting excited about. Bask in the convivial ambience and indulge in the yummy updated menu, which features signature items such as eggs benedict modernist (an innovative take on the classic egg benedict, featuring fried egg yolk, egg white bacon custard, black forest ham, chive hollandaise and toasted brioche), pulled pork scrambled eggs burger and French toast served with seasonal fruits and raspberry yuzu sorbet.
#4: Open Door Policy
For those of you health junkies who’re looking for a cool, guilt-free brunch spot or casual dinner date place, here’s the place you should visit. Nestled in the heart of Singapore’s hipster haven Tiong Bahru lies a neighbourhood bistro, Open Door Policy. It is by no means a new kid on the block but its recent menu revamp has got our vote for being the It place to check out now. Our picks? The spicy chorizo poach egg and sweet potatoes and pumpkin hash. Yum.
Two-year-old Adrift is led by celebrated chef David Myers who believes in using cutting-edge flavour combinations (read: Japanese ingredients are paired with Southeast Asian spices and Californian techniques). And yes, the restaurant isn’t just about dinner or supper menus, it too has a dedicated brunch menu for all brunch aficionados out there. From buttermilk biscuits and apple cakes to an impressive seafood platter, which contains king prawns, chilled spider crabs and Pacific oysters, this is a luxe brunch not to be missed.
#6: PS. Cafe
From 11.30am on weekdays and from 9.30am on weekends, guests can indulge in a selection of hearty brunch favourites such as salmon royale benedict with poached eggs, gravlax, avocado and hollandaise on focaccia or PS. fluffy pancakes with homemade banana jam, blueberries, passionfruit curd and fresh cream – what’s not to love?
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