Brunch Spots
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Food is definitely part of the Singaporean culture and a lot of us in the team simply can’t deny a good brunch or go on a cafe-hopping adventure over the weekend. This week, Team BAZAAR takes you across the island with our go-to brunch spots in our neighbourhoods.

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Kenneth Goh, Editor-In-Chief

Sunday’s are always great for brunch in my hood cos Tanjong Pagar is full of great hipster eateries that do a mean brekkie. My fave is The Populus Cafe on Neil Road which has brilliant coffees and their Signature Populus Scramble with soft creamy scrambled eggs, fresh herb melange, marinated feta cheese, crispy back bacon on a toasted butter croissant is nothing short of divine. I always ask for tabasco for a kick and to wake up the senses.

Charmaine Ho, Executive Editor

Despite what people think, there are heaps of places in Punggol to chill and relax (really, really I never bluff). But the one that I regularly frequent is Whisk and Paddle because it’s closest to my place and is in walking distance to several huge plant nurseries.

Daphne Tso, Senior Art Director

I stay along Singapore Kallang River, and KONTIKI is one of my favourite places to enjoy a weekend brunch. Located right along Marina Bay, it has beautiful views of the Singapore Flyer. It’s a Cape May seaside meets hippie feel as I watch dragon boats or kayaks busy up and down the river. A fantastic spot to watch fireworks during the National Day rehearsals. It’s truly a little gem by the marina.

Gracia Phang, Associate Style Editor

I’d consider anything in the East to be in ‘my neighbourhood’, and PS. Cafe East Coast is one of my favourites. Nestled in the quieter part of East Coast park, it’s the great spot for brunch, people watching, and just…chill.

Arissa Ha, Senior Beauty Editor

Toa Payoh is famous for its One Michelin Star Carrot Cake, but if you’re in the mood for something more bougie, there’s always waffles and ice cream at Creamier. Their signature Sea Salt Gula Melaka ice-cream is the perfect marriage of Western and local flavours.

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Boon Tan, Digital Director

My go-to spot is Da Paolo Pizza Bar at Holland Village because a pizza and a bottle of Prosecco at 11.30 am sounds like a civilised brunch to me.

Shermin Ng, Senior Digital Writer

Weekends are made better with hearty food, a fragrant cuppa, and good company at Lola’s Cafe, one of my go-to joints in the Northeast ‘hood.

Stephanie Gracia, Associate Art Director

Weekend brunch is always a good idea. All the way to the east side, one of the cozy & greenery places near my neighborhood is The Coastal Settlement. The Settlement’s Big Breakfast or the wagyu cubes is always one of my choices.

Navin Pillay, Social Media Producer

Though not exactly part of my neighbourhood, Columbus Coffee Co at Upper Thomson is one of my go-to brunch spots for wining and dining and whiling away a lazy Sunday afternoon at.

Margaux Levy, Contributing Digital Writer

This cute brunch spot, Cafe De Nicole’s Flower, in my ‘hood is not just picture-perfect but serves up a good brekkie and has an in-house florist too. Highly recommend the iced mocha if you’re thinking of a cup of coffee while you’re in the East!

Sanjeeva Suresh, Contributing Digital Writer

Living across the border in JB, here are my top brunch picks for anyone visiting who’s in the mood for a savoury or sweet treat.

Flowers in the Window 

If you’re a fan of food photography and love yourself a good OOTD moment, Johor Bahru’s Flower in the Window is the perfect place. Serving a blend of Asian-inspired main courses with plenty of fluffy cakes set within a whimsical garden setting, the two-storey open kitchen situated on Jalan Dhoby is a hidden gem among locals.

Mok Mok Brunch & Bistro 

Just a 15-minute car ride from the border checkpoint, Mok Mok delivers gorgeous plates. The “Gyutan bowl” and “Emerald Oasis” are must-trys! Best of all, they serve healthy meal portions as well.
  • 3. Bev C’afe

The Bev C’afe cleverly combines fashion with food set in a rustic but industrial-designed shophouse. This is the place to come to for exquisite cakes. From Earl Grey dark chocolate cakes to delicious slices of Matcha pie.

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