Who doesn’t love a good brunch? In most cases, it’s that glorious meal after an indulgent weekend sleep-in, best had over catching up with family and friends. And while brunching at a hipster cafe in the suburbs is all sorts of cool, it’s inevitable that you’ll end up meeting people in town, so here are 14 brunch spots in Orchard Road to kick-start your weekend.
With a few outlets scattered around the island, Kith Café is definitely a crowd-pleaser of a brunch spot. Priding themselves on its delicious, fuss-free dishes served up with a decent cuppa, the extensive menu of brunch classics, sandwiches, mains, and pastas promises something for everyone.
Kith Café is located at #01-01E Ascott Orchard, 11 Cairnhill Rd, Singapore 229724. Open daily 6.30am – 10pm.
Nassim Hill Bakery Bistro Bar
Nestled in the Tanglin Post Office building, this bakery and bistro bar is a little sanctuary away from the bustle of Orchard Road. Their all-day breakfast menu takes a spin on classic brunch plates, such as Spicy Eggs Benedict, Chili Crab Pasta, along with generously-sized Detox Salad. For the more adventurous, try their Hot Reuben sandwich made with malt-flavoured Guinness stout bread. Daytime drinkers, take advantage of the longest happy hour in town (9am to 9pm).
Nassim Hill Bakery Bistro Bar is located at 56 Tanglin Rd, Tanglin Post Office #01-03, Singapore 247964. Open Tue-Sat 8am – 11pm, Sun 8am – 10pm.
The Coffee Academics
Having made lists like “25 Coffee Shops Around the World You Have to See Before You Die”, The Coffee Academics set the cafe scene abuzz when they opened their first Singapore branch at Scotts Square. The food menu is highly Instagram-worthy, and one incredibly popular dish is the Pancake Tower with Berry Sorbet, a fat, fluffy stack of goodness served with fresh cream and maple syrup.
The Coffee Academics is located at Scotts Square, 6 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228209. Open daily 9am – 9pm.
You know OverEasy for their buffalo wings, burgers, and all-American diner vibes, but did you know their Liat Towers outlet offers a special brunch menu during the weekend and on public holidays till 3pm? Detox with their anti-oxidant rich Amazonian Açaí Bowl or House Smoked Salmon & Kale Pancakes, or beat the hangover with heartier eats like the Hangover Part IV breakfast burger or Grilled Cheese on Crack with braised short rib.
OverEasy Orchard is located at 541 Orchard Rd, #01-01 Liat Towers, Singapore 238881. Open Mon-Thu 12pm – 12am, Fri 12pm – 1am, Sat 10am – 1am, Sun 10am – 12am.
Ever since Wild Honey opened its first outlet at Mandarin Gallery, it’s been one of Singapore’s top spots for all-day breakfast, never mind that it’s slightly pricey for brunch plates. Inspired by the morning meals of 15 different countries, there’s definitely something you’re in the mood for.
Wild Honey is located at 333A Mandarin Gallery #03-02 Orchard Rd and #03-01/02 Scott’s Square, 6 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228209. Open daily 9am – 8.30pm.
Known for their classic Italian cakes and pastries, you might be surprised that Brunetti also has a small menu of Italian-styled breakfast food. For instance, poached eggs and omelette on the menu are paired with pancetta and burrata cheese instead of the usual American bacon and hollandaise sauce.
Brunetti is located at 163 Tanglin Rd, #01-35 Tanglin Mall, Singapore 247933. Open Sun-Thu 8am – 9pm, Fri-Sat 8am – 10pm.
Relatively new multi-concept restaurant Picnic offers a whole new experience for brunch in Orchard Road. With different food truck-like stalls dishing our rosti, donburi, and Taiwanese noodles, it helps when your party can’t decide on a particular restaurant. Plus, the 10,000 square feet space features a picnic-like ambience – think picnic benches, (fake) grass and overhanging leaves and branches, without the mosquitoes- for a different experience.
Picnic is located at 435 Orchard Rd, #03-15 Wisma Atria, Singapore 238877. Open daily 10am – 10pm.
Sacha & Sons
Specialising in smoked pastrami, corned beef, roast beef, and a selection of smoked fish, this NYC-style deli pairs them with freshly baked bagels or rolls of your choice. There are plenty of eggs to complete the brunch experience but another must-have at Sacha & Sons’ is the potato latke, a shallow fried pancake of grated potato, flour, and egg.
Sacha & Sons is located at 333A Orchard Rd, #03-02 Mandarin Gallery, Singapore 238897. Open Sun-Thu 10am – 9.30pm, Fri-Sat 10am – 10.30pm.
The Marmalade Pantry
A stopover at this conveniently-located cafe is always a good idea after a day of shopping. Their brand of comfort food done right features the likes of Truffle Fries, Eggs Benedict, and Spicy Crabmeat Linguine. The Sticky Date & Toffee Pudding is always a hit, or check out the gorgeous cakes and cupcakes on display.
The Marmalade Pantry is located at 2 Orchard Turn, #03-22 ION Orchard, Singapore 238801. Open Mon-Fri 10am – 10pm, Sat-Sun 9am – 10pm.
You can always count on The Providore when craving the traditional brunch favourites like Eggs Benedict and Ricotta Pancakes. Their menu of sandwiches, deli platters, salads, and main dishes are mostly available all day. Plus, they have an extensive drinks menu so you can wash it all down with a cup of coffee, a refreshing cooler, or some boozy to celebrate the weekend.
The Providore is located at #02-05 333A Orchard Rd , Mandarin Gallery, Singapore 238897. Open daily 9am – 11pm.
Another cafe whose claim to fame was their roastery and coffee, Oriole serves up one of the heartier brunch plates in the neighbourhood. Besides brunch dishes (available till 6pm) like Espresso Hotcakes and Jumbo Breakfast Burrito, look forward to mains like the Fish Tacos and a tender St. Louis Pork Ribs from 11am.
Oriole Coffee + Bar is located at 96 Somerset Road, #01-01 Pan Pacific Serviced Suites, Singapore 238163. Open Sun-Thu 10am – 11pm. Fri-Sat 10am – 12am. Daily 8am – 5pm (Grab & Go).
Angela May Food Chapters
Opened by American-Thai culinary host and TV presenter Angela May and Deliciae Hospitality, the menu here sees contemporary European dishes with a twist of Asian herbs and spices. Expect almost clean-eat dishes like the Roasted Vegetable Salad, the Locally Smoked Salmon Sandwich on olive oil bread and whipped ricotta, and Locally Farmed Barramundi with cashew enriched red curry.
Angela May Food Chapters is located at 260 Orchard Road, Robinsons The Heeren #02-02, Singapore 238855. Open daily 10.30am – 10pm.
Pim Pam by FOC
Following FOC Hong Kong Street and FOC Sentosa is Pim Pam, the FOC Group’s new gastro-bodega on the Tanglin end of Orchard Road. Inspired by the Barcelonan tapas and wine culture, the space is open all day – from morning caffeine fixes to cocktail-o-clock. Look forward a menu of Pim Pam Migas (bread crumbs, chorizo, and a runny yolk) and other familiar Spanish items like paella like and their Classic Churros.
Out of the six locations around Singapore, we like PS Cafe at Palais Renaissance most for its classy ambiance that makes the Orchard Road crowd feel miles away. You’ll find crowd pleasers such as PS Classic Benedict, Summer Berry Brioche Stack, and of course, their famed Truffle Shoestring Fries topped with a healthy dose of parmesan.
PS Cafe is located at 390 Orchard Road, Palais Renaissance, Singapore 238871, p. +65 9834 8232. Open Tues-Thurs 1130am – 11pm, Fri 1130am – 12am, Sat 930am – 1am, Sun 930am-11pm, Mon 1130pm – 11pm.
Top Image: Sacha & Sons