Best all-day breakfast spots in Singapore
Rise and dine, breakfast is the new brunch.
And more and more eateries are serving all-day breakfast so you can have your bacon and eggs anytime you want, however you want.
Calling all Wild Honey fans, the new outlet at Scotts Square allows reservations.
Say goodbye to the days of standing in line like lame lemmings at the Mandarin Gallery branch. But with the phone ringing off the hook, you'll still have to exercise some patience.
Wild Honey’s all-day breakfast is worth the wait though, as are the culturally-inspired breakfast dishes. There’s scrambled eggs with bagels, cream cheese and lox called “I Love New York” and waffles with fruit called -- what else? -- “The Belgian.” Signature dishes include a good old fashioned fry-up, the “American,” and Wild Honey’s version of eggs benedict called the “European.”
If you are a big eater, try the Scotts Square special the “Australian,” which is a massive plate of steak and eggs with fried mushrooms, potatoes, baked beans and Wild Honey’s signature brioche -- it is positively nap-inducing.
3/F Scotts Square, 6 Scotts Road, +65 6636 1816; www.wildhoney.com.sg
Best known for its juicy roast chicken, this eatery has started serving a breakfast menu all day on Saturday and from 7:30-10:30 a.m. on weekdays.
The breakfast menu is compact. From the lighter stuff the muesli (more like a granola), a delicious yogurt and berry parfait, and a chicken panini that gives you a taste of its rotisserie chicken.
For heartier breakfasts, the rosti with bacon, sausages, a fried egg and sour cream is just right, while the Aussie breakfast of eggs with three sides and toasted sourdough will keep you going well past lunch.
If you’re wondering what sides to order, the bacon and fried mushrooms are our choice. Unlike lunchtime, there is table service at breakfast and it’s not as busy (yet). If breakfast proves to be as popular as lunch here, maybe owner Jason Pope can be persuaded to serve his breakfast menu all day on weekdays too.
#01-01 China Square Food Centre, 51 Telok Ayer Street, +65 6224 5486; www.therotisserie.sg
Food for Thought
At this socially conscious bistro at 8Q on Queen Street, you have a sizable all-day breakfast menu: six types of pancakes, granola made with coconut, ginger and mango, and three different sizes of fry-ups with scrambled eggs.
But don’t come here too hungry because we have to say we found the portions a little small and the ingredients not quite up to scratch.
Knowing that we were supporting several good causes by eating here -- helping to provide clean water, good food and education to the world’s needy -- allowed us to overlook those facts.
And judging by the crowd this bistro enjoys (the little sign on a high stool saying they’re full is often seen outside their door), others don’t have a problem either.
If you do find yourself with room in your stomach after a breakfast here, we’d recommend their lovely desserts.
8 Queen St., +65 6338 9887; www.foodforthought.com.sg
It’s bright pink, yellow and green sign makes this little bistro easy to spot. Not that people need much help tracking it down as it's been around for years.
Its reputation is built on good, traditional French fare and their all-day breakfast (served till 5 p.m.) lives up to that.
The eggs benedict here, we feel, are the best in town. It’s all in the Hollandaise sauce, which is done to the right taste and consistency, and the salmon and spinach version is wonderful.
The different versions of croques (monsieur, madam), French breads and pastries come fresh out of the oven, and should definitely be ordered, along with lashings of strong coffee.
607 Bukit Timah Road, +65 6466 0613
Perhaps the place that started this current trend, Hatched has been serving an all-day breakfast menu since it opened a few years ago.
As its name implies, it specializes in egg-based dishes. And you’ll find the white-and-yellow stuff in all styles on the menu: baked, poached, fried, scrambled, boiled, as omelets with classic and innovative variations -- candied bacon, mustard cream and fried quail’s eggs have all shown up on the menu before.
A popular hangout with students and the fitness-minded, tables fill up way in advance during peak brunch hours and weekend; so be sure to book.
26 Evans Road, Evans Lodge, +65 6735 0012; www.hatched.sg