Where to eat the best Sunday brunch in Singapore
Check out our top five brunch spots in Singapore and enjoy a unique twist to this early afternoon feast.
Sunday brunch in Singapore is like afternoon tea in Britain or coffee and a croissant in France—it's a national symbol. Brunch may not seem particularly Asian, but Singapore’s many cultures add their own unique twist to this early afternoon feast, creating an all-you-can-eat bonanza of endless choices. Here are our top five Singaporean brunch spots.
Singapore’s love of fusion brunches
What’s so special about Sunday brunch here is how it perfectly represents Singaporean society, combining European traditions with Asian recipes. Chinese migrants have brought dim sum to the brunch menu, Japanese migrants have introduced sushi, the large Indian community have contributed curry, and so on. What it means for you is that whatever you feel like feasting on come Sunday afternoon, you should be able to find it.
Kinki Restaurant: brunch meets sushi
Kinki’s bottomless brunch adds a unique Japanese dimension to Sunday afternoons. The chefs here bring traditional Japanese cooking techniques to the Singaporean dining room. Immaculately presented maki of snow crab and asparagus on grey slate plates; seared bluefin tuna belly sushi; wagyu beef and foie gras over steamed rice. The restaurant is modern, with clean lines and smooth, white linen tablecloths. The bottomless brunch—including an unlimited supply of sushi, maki, sashimi, rice, and desserts—is great value.
Location: 70 Collyer Quay, Customs House, Raffles Place
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Samy’s Curry: brunch, Indian-style
The large Indian community in Singapore means the standard of Indian food is high, and Samy’s Curry restaurant is known as one of the best in town, with surprisingly affordable prices for the upmarket Dempsey business district. Samy’s was first established more than five decades ago, and has developed a cult following for its fish head curry. On Sundays, brunch is unlimited rice and tasty south Indian dishes. Guests can sit in the air conditioned colonial dining room, or on the veranda overlooking lush a green park. Enjoy fish cutlets, butter chicken, and Mysore mutton with an assortment of delicious Indian flatbreads.
Location: 25 Dempsey Road, Singapore
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To-gather Café: Brunch Italia
In Singapore’s East Side, To-gather Café offers an Italian take on the traditional brunch recipes, with super-cheap prices. Choose from classic spaghetti with meatballs or seafood aglio olio, carb-load stylishly on truffle fries and tie things up nicely with homemade tiramisu. Or sit down to an all-day big breakfast with scrambled eggs, cheese, bacon, sausage and wedges. Long communal tables, an open kitchen and a big bright space make for a fun meal that won’t break the bank.
Location: 84 Bedok North Street 4
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Dong Ji La Mian Xiao Long Bao: Brunch dumplings
It may be a tongue-twister to pronounce, but this laid-back street food stall has won over many locals looking for a Chinese brunch at a bargain price. The best xiao long bao—aka soup-filled dumplings—can be hard to find but this place puts in a good bid. Each of the soft, rippled dumplings is filled with minced pork and beef, lovingly folded by hand and steamed until it melts in the mouth. You won’t find silver service here, just a few plastic tables and chairs, but what better way to put the hunger pangs to rest on a sleepy Sunday afternoon.
Location: 1-14 Bedok Interchange Food Centre, 207 New Upper Changi Road
Bread Yard: Aussie cafe-style brunch
Beginning as an on-campus cafe at the Singapore University of Technology, this crowd favourite now offers its casual food in a rustic setting to the wider Singapore population. Enjoy all your home favourites (smashed avocado, anyone?) from a menu that’s filled to the brim with classics. If you’re up for one of their specialties, opt for the SAMVO breakfast—avocado on rye bread, egg, smoked salmon, a zesty citrus dressing, toasted pistachios and fresh greens. For those with big families or groups to cater for, Bread Yard’s spacious setting allows for a comfortable Sunday brunch with plenty of room to move.
Location: 1-23/24 Galaxis, 1 Fusionopolis Place
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