7 Best Places for Brunch with Quandoo
November 24, 2016
People often advice me to eat breakfast like a queen, lunch like a princess, and dinner like a pauper but when it comes to brunch, it’s the best excuse to feast to my heart’s content. Food is a strong motivational factor in snapping me out of sleep but I’m totally not a morning person. Therefore, I enjoy brunch dates as I don’t have to get up that early in the morning yet I’ll still able to enjoy pancakes drizzled with sweet maple syrup or savoury brunch items such as eggs benedict.
Quandoo is a restaurant reservation platform that has seated 2.7 million diners in Singapore. Every 1,000 loyalty points earned give you a $15 cash-back. There are many places that serve brunch menu in Singapore so we’ve rounded up 7 of our favourite spots. On weekends, seats are snatched up in the blink of an eye so be sure to book in advance with Quandoo.
Address: #01-35, China Square Central, 20 Cross Street, Singapore 048422
Located conveniently in the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District, this 70-seater restaurant is an ideal spot for holding breakfast meetings. Begin the day with a healthy dose of nutrition from their Homemade Natural Muesli with green apple, blueberries and strawberries or their granola bowl, featuring Greek yogurt, berry compote, honey and fresh bananas.
On days when dieting isn’t of concern, I would immediately go for a hearty breakfast feast and I’m always tempted by the Club Signature Breakfast, which includes 2 eggs prepared according to your preference, pan-fried bacon, grilled chicken or pork sausage, sautéed button mushrooms, sautéed cherry tomatoes and your choice of wholemeal, sour dough, rye or Turkish pide toast. I’m one who prefers to begin the day with savoury items so I find Club Meatballs’ signature breakfast very satisfying and I love it when sweet juices from the cherry tomatoes burst in my mouth. It’s a refreshing twist to the other savoury items.
Club Meatballs also serves Freshly Baked Croissants with berry compote and butter or Kurobuta ham and cheese or smoked salmon and arugula with dill sauce. The fragrance of the baked croissants lingers in the air and whets your appetite for more. You can also DIY your own Club House breakfast or satisfy that inner sweet tooth with the pancakes. For most of us, breakfast or brunch would never be complete without injecting some caffeine into our system. It’s wonderful that coffee served at Club Meatballs is from Common Man.
Address: No. 2 Finlayson Green, Ascott Raffles Place Singapore, Singapore 049247
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 11.30am to 10pm. Sun 11.30am to 5pm.
Boasting a localized Asian-Western fusion concept, my tastebuds were in for a huge surprise at Froth. They have quite a comprehensive brunch menu available on weekends and public holidays. For starters, you can look forward to the Duck Kut Teh, a 12-hour superior duck broth with melons, radish and cresses. This is a creative twist on our local Bak Kut Teh and it’s a nourishing way to begin your day.
Brunch specials offer Char Siew Eggs Benedict, Lup Cheong Rosti and Chilli Crab Burger, just to name a few. Classic poached eggs and barbecued pulled pork are drizzled generously with dollops of Hoisin hollandaise and served with homemade puff pastry. I really love my eggs poached as I love the image of slicing the eggs in the middle, causing bright yellow yolk to ooze out so appetizingly. The lup cheong rosti is a local twist on classic Western rosti dishes. As a Singaporean, I’m a huge fan of chilli crabs so there was no doubt which brunch special appealed to me most. Despite getting my hands dirty, I’ll still bite huge chunks off the chilli crab burger, consisting of fried soft shell crab, homemade chilli crab sauce and arugula stacked in the middle of two soft brioche burger buns.
Big eaters can go for the Seafood Tom Yum Risotto which is a tomyum pumpkin risotto served with grilled tiger prawns, flower clams and squids. This is the ultimate brunch dish if you’re feeling extremely hungry! Froth also serves desserts, waffles and lava toasts for their weekend brunch.
Address: 111/113 Killiney Road, Singapore 239550
Opening Hours: 12pm to 11pm daily.
You don’t have to go light on brunches as indulgence is good once in a while so we recommend the superb steaks served at Mad Cow. Whether you desire Aussie beef, Prime US Ribeye or Angus steaks, Mad Cow has it all. The bacon & egg salad is my usual comfort food and I love munching on the fresh greens while waiting for my steak to be prepared. If you’re heading here with a bunch of friends, you can order their light bites for sharing, from crispy chicken pops to Mad Cow’s kueh pie tee to their range of cheese available.
I always go for the US Ribeye as this part contains the most abundant fat marbling, hence being the juiciest and most flavoursome of all steaks. I love its robust flavours, tender texture, with fatty juices bursting in my mouth with every bite. However, I have girlfriends who watch their diets closely so they usually go for the US Tenderloin, the part with the least fats. It is lean and has the mildest flavour compared to other cuts. It’s also not as juicy as other steaks and sometimes, I find it too dry if cooked beyond medium.
If you’re not in the mood for steaks, Mad Cow also serves burgers, pastas, chicken cutlets, seafood dishes, fish and chips, and some other vegetarian options. It’s conveniently located near Orchard Road, making it an ideal brunch spot before your shopping spree.
Address: 32 Seah Street, Singapore 188388
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 9.30am to 9.30pm. Sat&Sun 9am to 6pm.
Ninja Cut serves Japanese-inspired rice bowls and the good news is that their brunch items are available all day. I would have a serving of Yoghurt & Granola with a serving of Ninja’s Steak & Eggs for a fulfilling breakfast before the start of my hectic work day. A healthy and refreshing bowl of fresh fruits, granolas, honey, milk and yoghurt will keep me energized for a long period of time although it doesn’t fill my tummy. Hence, I paired this light dish with a heartier item – Ninja’s Steak & Eggs, slow-roasted ribeye, scambled eggs and toast. I really love the combinations of textures and flavours.
If you can consume rice bowls for brunch, we recommend Waikiki Surf and Tuna-Na-Na-Na. The former consists of yuzu-marinated salmon poke, aburi avocado, cherry tomatoes, onsen egg, garden greens and sakura ebi. The latter, on the other hand, contains tuna tataki, onsen egg, tomatoes, miso cucumbers, aburi avocado and furitake. Both of these items are so nutritious and a great start to the day!
You can end your brunch on a sweet note with the Marvellous Matcha Ricotta pancake. It’s like a huge Matcha lava cake, filled with green tea fondant made in-house from white chocolate and Matcha powder. We couldn’t resist taking a bite as soon as we noticed matcha flowing out upon splitting the pancake apart. It is topped with ricotta cheese to neutralize the sweetness and the yuzu peel gave this dessert a tangy twist. Homemade dango and azuki beans further enhanced the attractiveness and flavours of this dessert.
Address: #01-90 Bugis Junction, 200 Victoria Street, Singapore 188021
Opening Hours: Daily 11.30am to 5.30pm (lunch). Sun-Thu 5.30pm to 10.30pm (dinner). Fri&Sat 5.30pm to 11.30pm (dinner). Sat&Sun 11.30am to 5.30pm (brunch).
Weekend brunch at Platypus Kitchen is a relaxing gastronomical affair. It’s not just a feast for your eyes but the food tickles your tastebuds too. Those with a sweet tooth can go for the DIY Sea Salt Caramel French Toast that is perfectly executed, topped with the DIY vanilla crème and sweet sour cream and accompanied by salted caramel sauce and wild berry coulis. Its sweetness is neutralized by the slightly savoury salted caramel sauce and it finishes with a refreshing twist from the sour cream.
My favourite is the Sous-vide Eggs Shakshuka, made from cumin & chilli tomato chutney, 63 degrees Celsius eggs, sautéed mushrooms, paprika, cilantro and served with homemade rustic bread. Dipping the bread into this flavourful shakshuka is so heavenly! Like I said, I prefer savoury food to sweet items hence, I found this shakshuka hitting all the right spots.
You can also savour Platypus Brunch Bowls, which is similar to a salad, containing sliced ribeye, japonica rice, sharp cheddar, bacon bits, onsen egg, wasabi sprouts and cherry tomatoes. Besides these, brunch specials also include greek style salmon & feta bowl, double stacked philly cheese steak and lime, prawn & arugula linguine. The double stacked philly cheese steak is a wonderful comfort food though it’s terribly sinful.
The 1925 Microbrewery & Restaurant
Address: 369 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208997
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 10am to 12 midnight. Sun 10am to 10pm.
Weekend Brunch is so exciting at The 1925 Microbrewery & Restaurant due to their dessert cocktails. The brunch menu is only available on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 3pm. You can start off with the mushroom soup infused with truffle oil to enhance its flavour. It is freshly prepared in-house and served with a side of grilled Portobello and toasted bread. Mushroom-lovers will simply fall in love with this dish.
We liked the Deep Fried Poached Egg on Portobello, with a side of grilled vegetables and toast with homemade herb butter and a jumbo cheese sausage. Waking up to a meal like this has never felt so good! Other savoury brunch items include The 1925 Breakfast, as well as, the Chargrilled Beef Burger. The former features poached eggs, sautéed mushrooms, sundried tomatoes on toast with a side of Portobello, grilled vegetables and sliced bacon while the latter boasts freshly grilled beef patty with sautéed mushrooms and topped with crispy bacon, served with a side of fries.
As for desserts, The 1925 Tiramisu sounds enticing but our attention is captured by the Dessert Cocktails, mainly Ziegfeld Follies and Gelico Flapper. Bigger groups can order a few appetizers for sharing, ranging from truffle fries to wasabi fries to chicken skins and Hawaiian pizza. There’s something for everyone at The 1925 Microbrewery & Restaurant.
Address: 136 Neil Road, Singapore 088865
Opening Hours: Mon 8am to 5pm. Tue-Fri 8am to 10pm. Sat 9am to 10pm. Sun 9am to 4pm.
Weekday brunch lasts from 8am till 3.30pm while weekend brunch is from 9am to 3.30pm. The brunch offering is almost similar, with their signature Toasted Banana Bread on both menus. You have a choice of choosing your toppings between homemade vanilla yogurt & toasted macadamia nuts and homemade ricotta, pumpkin seeds & honey. The toasted banana bread is soft and fluffy, with slightly charred corners. Personally, I prefer topping the toast with homemade vanilla yogust & toasted macadamia nuts, for a light yet tasty finish, with a good crunch.
There are other brunch items such as salads, roast chicken ciabatta, roast beef on wholemeal, the Lokal ricotta, the Lokal lobster roll and many more. You can even pimp your own breakfast with 25 items to choose from. It’s always nice to eat what you’ve chosen or created for yourself. Don’t forget to order a cup of coffee to kick-start your system!
Lastly, we recommend sharing a dessert to complete your meal. The sticky date pudding is a to-die-for dessert, with plentiful caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream. Please share it as it’s too sweet for one person to devour.
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There you have it – 7 amazing brunch places worth traveling around Singapore for! Everything’s made easy with Quandoo. Now, we are even more motivated to get up early just for brunch dates. With the plethora of food offerings, brunch will never get boring. We hope this is a helpful brunch guide for all of you.