There is a reason they say breakfast is the most important meal of the day: because it is. While we could go on about the medical benefits from a good breakfast we won’t, we will just say here is a list of our favourite breakfast spots because, quite frankly breakfast is yummy.
All day eatery – Boomerang Bistro & Bar
If your weekend motto goes something like: “Why wake up at 7am for breakfast when you can have a lie-in and enjoy it at anytime”, then you need to be introduced to Boomerang. Not only is it an award-winning breakfast but it’s open from 7am to 5pm serving everything from the healthy options of granola muesli and wholemeal toast to the more hearty of steak and eggs and pan fried meatloaf.
Boomerang Singapore, #01-05 The Quayside, 60 Robertson Quay, Singapore, 238252, 6378 1077, www.boomarang.com.sg
For coffee connoisseurs – Jimmy Monkey
There really no finer way to start the weekend than with the perfect cup of coffee, which is why more often than not you can find us at Jimmy Monkey. Owned by an Aussie passionate about two things; fresh food and good coffee, this popular indie hangout also serves a pretty mean spread. We always plump for the fresh fruit and granola, to leave room for the utterly delish little biscuits served with the coffee. Word to the wise- don’t try and prize the recipe from the staff, no matter what you offer they won’t divulge the secret – we should know, we have tried hard enough.
Jimmy Monkey, 9 One North Gateway, #01-51 One North Residences, Singapore 138643, 6777 8470, www.jimmymonkey.com
For a local flavour – Chin Mee Chin Confectionery
If Singapore is your home then chances are you have this place on speed dial and for those new to town who haven’t yet been to this institution – get moving! One of the last old-school coffee shops left, Chin Mee Chin Confectionery serves up some of the best kaya buns in town. Sure this East Coast eatery isn’t the most comfortable of places and don’t expect service with a smile, but with some of the best kaya, egg tarts and of course, kopi, around we could forgive anything.
Chin Mee Chin Confectionery, 204 East Coast Road, Singapore, 428903, 6435 0419
On a health Kick – Boost Juice
If those skinnies are feeling a little snug and you’re thinking about going on a bit of a health kick then there’s one place you need to know about: Boost Juice. One of the biggest juice outlets we have, with certainly the biggest menu, their low fat smoothies and super-strength concoctions are the perfect way to start and day, and for that matter, any health kick.
Boost Juices, at various locations island-wide, www.boostjuicebars.com.sg
The morning after the night before – Wild Honey
Ugh, there really is nothing worse than a hangover, so for those mornings when you have a heavy head and a hungry stomach – why not ease the queasiness with style as well as substance? Slap bang in the middle of Scotts Road, Wild Honey serves up some of the best, and smartest eggs in town – think Spanish hash, goat’s cheese omelette and of course the all-time hangover favourite; the full english.
Wild Honey, 6 Scotts Square, #03-01, Singapore 228209, 6636 1816, www.wildhoney.com.sg
For when you have guests in town – PS Cafe, Harding Road
Ok, so this is more of a brunch option but none the less it makes the list for three reasons: one, the food is great, two, when you sit outside it’s like being in a tropical garden and three, there’s so much to look at and do in Dempsey, it really saves thinking up another day’s activities.
PS Cafe, Harding Road, 28B Harding Road, Singapore 249549, 9070 8782, www.pscafe.com
Calling all fussy eaters – Shangri-La, Orange Grove Road
The breakfast at the Shangri-La has to be seen to be believed, believe us. With every type of food and cuisine you can think of, there really is something for everyone. From croissants, curry, dim sum, an egg station, fruit, breads to even ice-cream and sweets – this is literally a breakfast lovers, and indeed fussy eaters, dream come true.
The Shangri-La, 22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore, 258350, 6737 3644, www.shangri-la.com
Breakfast like a Parisian – Tiong Bahru Bakery
There’s a reason it’s nearly always impossible to get into the Tiong Bahru Bakery and it’s simple: their food is really very good. The croissants are fresh and fluffy, the pain au raisin are marvellously moist and the bread, well it’s just brilliant. With new outlets springing up across the city, our favourite is still the original in Tiong Bahru, even if that does mean waking up super early to make sure we get a seat.
The Tiong Bahru Bakery, 56 Eng Hoon Street, Singapore, 160056, 6220 3430, www.tiongbahrubakery.com
The new kid on the block – The Bravery
If its all about the new for you, then meet Lavender’s newest cafe, The Bravery. With an arty, minimalist vibe, this funky new find superbly merges style with substance thanks to a small but inviting menu, free wifi and most importantly (well in our opinion) some of the best coffee around.
The Bravery, 66 Horne Road, Singapore, 209073, 6225 4387, www.thebravery.com.sg
All about Organic – Rabbit, Carrot, Gun
Rabbit, Carrot, Gun could have relied purely on their look: eclectic, vintage furniture, black and white photographs, bright bunches of flowers and homely atmosphere but instead they decided on substance as well as style. How you ask? With quite honestly one of the most scrumptious breakfast menus we have seen in a long time where not only is every dish terrifically tempting, but organic too. And good news for those heavy sleepers, Rabbit, Carrot, Gun is also open for lunch and dinner.
Rabbit, Carrot, Gun, 49 East Coast Road, Singapore, 428768, 6348 8568, www.rabbit-carrot-gun.com