Best Weekend Brunch Munching Spots For Under $12!
A few days ago, my friend jio-ed me for a catch-up session at a cafe.
“What’s your budget?”
My jaw dropped. Is my beloved friend still living in the past? Where in the world would you still find cheap AND good food at a cafe for under $15? At this millennia, at this century, I thought she was out of luck.
Then, I realised – it’s not impossible. Dive into the weekends with these 10 wallet-friendly brunch places that wouldn’t cost you more than $12!
Since it’s opening, VXX Cooperative has taken Instagram by storm. There’s something just so unique about the place – from the indie vibes to the simple every day food served at VXX, all plated beautifully and artfully with contrasting coloured ingredients. Placing a huge emphasis on serving consistent quality coffee, this is the place you would wanna visit for a great coffee experience along with instagrammable-and-delicious food. Besides the Banana french Toast ($12) pictured, which is denser than usual with a hint of savouriness from the bits of thyme, VXX Cooperative also serve probiotics (Milk Kefir with House-made granola, chia seeds and stewed apples $10) to keep your gut healthy and avocado smoothie bowl ($8) for all the health-conscious.
Address: 20 Foch Rd, Singapore 209261
Phone: 8720 0093
Opening Hours: Sun-Wed 9am to 6pm. Thurs-Sat 10am to 9pm
For all of you working around Novena – don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. Unbeknownst to many, La-Ristrettos is a quaint little cafe serving all-day brunch at super affordable prices. Hidden at the 8th floor of Novena medical centre, this places makes a great hideout if you want to escape from the hustle and bustle of life for just a moment. Besides, they have a really beautiful al fresco rooftop dining area for a relaxing and chill dining environment.
Although prices are on the cheaper side, they don’t discount the quality of the dishes served. Pancakes here are super soft, fluffy and ultra tender. The Sweet Pancakes with caramel and gelato (above) goes for $9. They do savoury pancakes with bacon and scrambled eggs at $11 too.
Address: 10 Sinaran Drive, #08-37 Novena Medical Centre, 307506 Singapore
Phone: 6397 7165
Opening Hours: Mon to Fri 0800 - 1800. Sat and PH 0800 - 1400. Sun closed
Though not new in the F&B scene, Bread Yard is definitely an off-the-radar gem in the West serving real affordable mains and brunch menu made from quality and nourishing ingredients.
Can’t choose between, bacon, eggs and pancakes? All my sweet and savoury fans, this is THE ONE for you. Raised using wild yeast and no other artificial ingredients, Bread Yard’s pancakes are thick, dense and slightly eggy.
Not feeling pancakes for that day? Bread Yard also serves really good sandwiches using fresh home-made breads made using a fusion of Japanese and European techniques inhouse everyday. We suggest toting a loaf of their homemade rustic bread home with you, too.
PUNCH is another gorgeous little cafe at North Canal Road that exudes so much elegance not only in their beautiful chic modern minimalist interior decor, but also in their food.
Serving simple and homely food that packs a punch, you’ll be sure to get every bang for your buck here. Although I wished there were more cheese in this Grilled Cheese Toast with Bacon Tomato Soup ($12), this easily tops my list of ultimate comfort food – you just have to taste it for yourself!
Opening as early as 8am, consider getting your caffeine fix here too – with hints of dark chocolate, black berries, and butter popcorn, any coffee lover will agree that their coffee (Latte goes for $5.50) is indeed really good.
Bakery By Woodlands Sourdough
A newly opened humble bakery in Serene Centre, this is the place you would want to go for some good quality artisanal breads made with organic flour. We can’t resist their rustic sourdough bread which carries a range of sweet, earthy and nutty flavours.
With so many spreads and toppings you can choose to go on top of your sourdough slices, we recommend the Hummus and Za’atar ($4), Sage Cream Cheese and Berry Compote ($4) and the Nut Butter with Honey ($4). We are a fan of their home-made hummus and nut butter, which had a nuttier fragrance than whatever you can get off the shelves.
Their toasts are often sold out (11am, normally) before most of us even wake up in the morning, which just goes to say that their toasts are really good. If you arrive too late, console yourself with their sandwiches or pastries they have on offer at the counter.
Six By Sera
Wake up to wonderful pastries, savoury donuts and interesting croissants with a local twist on weekends! With each donut coming at $2.30 each (limited quantities produced every weekend) and the weekend special savoury croissants to look forward to (Chili Crab Croissant $11.90 and Smoky Pork Croissant $12.90), this one-month-old modest cafe in Rangoon road is taking brunch to another level.
Everything here is made by Seraphina herself, except the croissants. Definitely go for the Chili Crab Croissant – the addictively sweet and tangy chili crab sauce is made using Seraphina’s (owner) granny chili crab sauce recipe. And also, nothing beats our ahma’s homemade dishes right?
Six by Sera
Address: 32 North Canal Road, Singapore 059288
Opening Hours: Tues-Fri 12pm to 9pm. Sat 10am - 10pm. Sun 10am-8pm. Closed on Mon
Brothers in Fine Food
Opened by the same folks behind Penny University, Tampines residents would probably have heard of this halal cafe hidden at the second level of Tampines West CC. Serving brunch till 3pm on weekends, Brothers in Fine Food is a peaceful place for a casual weekend brunch with your BFF. Their innovative creations will definitely satisfy you without leaving your wallet crying.
Go for their Moroccan Baked Eggs ($12, above) or Dashi Noodles Breakfast ($8.90) if you feel like starting your day with something savoury that day. Prefer something sweet instead? Go for their Peanut Butter and Jelly Charcoal Waffles ($12), Peanut Butter Jelly Toast ($10), or a nourishing Smoothie Bowl ($10) that comes with seasonal fruits, chia seeds, nuts, dates and almond/soy milk.
Brothers in Fine Food
Address: #02-07, Tampines West Community Centre, 5 Tampines Avenue 3, Singapore 529705
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 12pm to 10.30pm. Sat&Sun 9am to 10.30pm. Lunch is served till 3pm and Dinner is served from 6pm. There will be light bites served between 3pm to 6pm daily.
Burgers for brunch? Why not? A little hawker stall situated in Brunners Coffeeshop, Corner Burger serves up deliciously nostalgic burgers and rice bowls, using the simplest ingredients but packing with big flavour.
This breakfast burger ($7) is a tantalizing combination of all your favourite breakfast food – hashbrowns, fried sunny side up eggs and super crisp bacon that’s just so lip-smacking good all together. Hard to go from with these breakfast favourites.
Address: 228 East Coast Rd, Singapore 428925
Opening Hours: Tues-sun 08:00am - 2.30pm, 05:30pm - 09:00pm
Located at the corner of Lim Tua Tow road, Sunday Market is an industrial theme cafe with quirky furniture. Offering a more Asian approach to the regular brunch items, their menu will definitely satisfy anyone who prefers Asian cuisine in general. The ambiance here makes it a great place for meetups with friends too.
For a sweet brunch, you can choose to go either for their signature Bangkok toast ($10.90) – an eggy cinnamon brioche toast served with matcha custard and Thai milk tea ice cream – or The CCP (chocolate chip pancake $12), which perhaps is a better option than the former.
Gather all your friends together now, my Bedok friends! Located in the neighbourhoods of Bedok, To-Gather Cafe is relatively accessible for residents living around the vicinity. A humble eatery that presents itself as a home away from home with their delicious comfort food, this is a place you can consider to head for a filling weekend brunch with your family or friends. Although their All-day-Breakfast costs only a mere $9.90, the given quantity of bacon, scrambled eggs, potato wedges will definitely keep you full for a long time.
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visits and paid its own meals at the stalls featured here.
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