All-day breakfasts in Singapore: Where to get eggs, bacon, and waffles for dinner in Singapore
Rise and shine
Imagine a platter of eggs, fluffy pancakes, and waffles drenched in maple syrup — sounds like the perfect hearty meal to start your day. But why shouldn't it also be the last meal of the day? Since the beginning of time, society has entrenched in the back of our minds the belief that breakfast foods are only acceptable to have in the morning. Which frankly, in the wise words of Ron Swanson from Parks & Recreation, "C'mon, there has never been a sadness that can't be cured by breakfast food." That means come day or night, you're entitled to tuck into a gooey bed of scrambled eggs and baked beans on toast.
Leave it to these restaurants in Singapore to serve you. Then get a good night's sleep after what's dubbed to be 'the most important meal of the day'.
Nestled in the historic and ever buzzing Kampong Glam district, Symmetry has been a hit with the locals since its inception in 2012. With its laidback and rustic and industrial interior elements, it's a convivial space to gather for mouthwatering all-day breakfasts and dinner catch-ups with friends and loved ones. The ultimate choice? Go for Symmetry's big breakfast — a luxurious platter of eggs, tatter tots, maple glazed bacon and berry butter on their sourdough toasts.
9 Jalan Kubor #01-01, Tel: 6291 9901
Opening hours: (Mon)11am-9pm, (Tues-Fri) 11am-11pm, (Sat) 9am-11pm, (Sun) 9am-7pm
Cafe Melba at Goodman Arts Centre
Another well-loved kid on the block, Café Melba has been around since 2012, drawing inspirations from Melbourne and Asia (hence Melba). The casual café is known for their relaxed alfresco dining experience and selection of all-day breakfasts, weekend roasts, and festive menus. Look forward to their fluffy buttermilk pancake stack with gelato and fresh berries as well as classic Eggs Florentine — poached eggs on English muffins with hollandaise sauce. FYI: they also have a sister café that sits in the West at Mediapolis.
90 Goodman Road Block N, #01-56, Tel: 6440 6068
Opening hours: (Mon-Fri) 10am-10pm, (Sat & Sun) 8.30am-10pm
Wild Honey is certainly no surprise to many. The folks behind the delightful brunch spot have been around since 2009 with their flagship restaurant in Mandarin Gallery. Since then, they have opened two other dazzling equivalents at Scotts Square and South Beach, all of which offering a delectable selection of all-day breakfasts. Here, you can tuck into Middle Eastern breakfasts, coconut waffles served with coconut cream, and classic Norwegian, poached eggs wrapped in smoked salmon, grilled asparagus spears and salmon pearls on a warm wholewheat brioche. Yum.
Mandarin Gallery, 333A Orchard Rd #03-01/02, Tel: 6235 3900
Opening hours: (Mon-Thur) 9am-9pm, (Fri) 9am-10pm, (Sat) 9-10pm, (Sun) 8-9pm
Clinton Street Baking Co. & Restaurant
Starting out as a small wholesale baking company in New York City, Clinton Street Baking Co. has earned its namesake for setting a distinct standard in pancakes. Well considering that they have been voted twice as the best blubbery pancakes in all of New York City by New York Magazine — it's safe to say that the food will definitely not be a let-down. And the best part? You can taste the signature stack on our shores. All-time favourites include pancakes with warm maple butter topped with blueberry sauce and the award-winning chicken and waffles meal, drizzled in sweet maple butter.
31 Purvis St, Tel: 6684 4845
Opening hours: (Mon-Thurs) 8.30am-6pm, (Fri & Sat) 8am-9pm, (Sun) 8am-6pm
Food For Thought
Gobble up brekkie staples like scrambled eggs with bacon or cinnamon French toast with a sweet finishing touch of vanilla ice cream at this bistro. If you're looking to avoid calorie-loaded pastries, they also offer up vegetarian fruit yogurt bowls with Greek yogurt, granola, and sweet honey drizzle. However, delicious food is not the only thing on the agenda at this restaurant. Staying true to its name — Food for Thought strives to support an array of humanitarian causes by providing food and water for the needy through Living Water International and Food Bank Singapore. So not only are you able to satisfy your breakfast food cravings but you can also do a good deed by supporting their charitable organisations — a dinner well spent.
93 Stamford Rd, #01-04/05, Tel: 6338 9887
Opening hours: (Mon-Sun) 10am-7pm
Common Man Coffee Roasters
You've probably heard of this café and by the likes of it, your mum has probably heard about it too. Yup — we're taking about the one and only Common Man Coffee Roasters. Undoubtedly a crowd favourite, Common Man Coffee Roasters is usually filled to the brim with loyal patrons. A popular dish to try is their organic eggs benedict with tender braised ox cheeks atop of sourdough toast, a flavourful rendition of the well-loved eggs benedict. They also distinctively serve Turkish Common Man Breakfast paired with organic eggs, crispy feta and hummus with pita bread. Just make sure to arrive before the rush of the weekend dinner crowd, hungry.
22 Martin Rd, Tel: 6836 4695
Opening hours: (Mon-Fri) 7.30am-5pm, (Sat & Sun) 7.30am-6pm
If you're looking to experience some southern hospitality and taste some traditional southern food, you won't have to travel very far. Check out The Beast, an all-American southern comfort food joint at Jalan Klapa. Their all-day brunch items are aplenty with highlights like the Big Breakfast including sausages, eggs, bacon and salad. Other noteworthy items include their stack of three buttermilk pancakes with caramelized bananas and toasted pecans. The main highlight however, lies in their Chicken and Waffles dish. Adorned with bourbon maple butter sauce, this sweet finish is bound to leave you on a high.
17 Jln Klapa, Tel: 6295 0017
Opening hours: (Mon-Wed) 5pm-12am, (Thurs & Fri) 5pm-1am, (Sat & Sun) 11am-12am
Apollo Coffee Bar
From the team that gave us the well-received Atlas Coffeehouse, Columbus Coffee Co and, Lunar Coffee Brewers, enter the hottest hangout for Serangoon residents and the rest of the Singapore, Apollo Coffee Bar serves up delectable brunch menu items with all-day pancakes and waffles at your disposal. Their decadent Breakfast Burger with cheese, scrambled eggs and bacon alongside the popular Honey "Prench" Toast dish topped with poached pears are just the tip of the iceberg.
65 Serangoon Garden Way, Tel: 6246 3875
Opening hours: (Mon) Closed, (Tues & Sat) 9am-10pm, (Sun) 9am-7pm