Best Budget Breakfast Places in Singapore

Forget overpriced hipster cafés – here are the best budget breakfast spots to keep both your wallet and stomach happy.

1. Chin Mee Chin Confectionary

204 East Coast Road, Singapore 428903, Tel: 6345 0419, Opening Hours: 8:30am to 4:00pm everyday except Monday. 

Chin Mee Chin Confectionary is one of  those coffee shops that looks like it hasn’t changed since the 1960s. The kaya toast and homemade pastries are unapologetically simple, but they’re definitely the stars of the place. Pair them with an unpretentious cup of Kopi C Kosong, an aromatic brew that will kick off your morning on the right note. There is truly nothing better than a cup of kopi, kaya toast and soft-boiled eggs to start your morning.



2. Pek Kio Food Centre

41A Cambridge Road, Singapore 211041 (near Farrer Park MRT)

Pek Kio Food Centre has an abundance of simple comfort food that always hits the spot. Try the fried carrot cake from Good Spice, which comes with a generous portion of light and fluffy fried egg. If you’re not a fan of carrot cake, go for the wanton mee at Soon Kee instead – the roasted char siew and spicy chilli will knock you out.



3. LE Café Confectionery & Pastry

264 Middle Road, David Elias Building, Singapore 188990, Tel: 6337 2417, Opening Hours: 10:30am to 7:30pm from Monday to Saturday, 10:30am to 4:00pm on Sundays & PH. 

LE Café Confectionery & Pastry has a decent selection of homemade cakes and pastries, and most of them are made without pork or lard. They are best known for their Beancurd Tart – a welcome twist to the traditional egg tart. The crust is crisp, while the soft and silky beancurd filling practically melts in your mouth. Just be sure to call ahead to reserve a box – the lady there gets uh, pretty grouchy if you don’t (“You never call, of course sold out lah!!”). Oh yes, if you’re in need of a wedding cake, they also do customised wedding cakes.


4. Good Good Eating House

24 Sixth Avenue, Singapore 276481, Tel: 6462 3743.

Good Good Eating House is a popular breakfast enclave off Bukit Timah, and the regulars there usually flock to the famous Original Jalan Tua Kong Mee Pok. Heart attack aside, what’s not to love about a good ol’ bowl of Mee Pok for breakfast? If you’re looking for something lighter, try May’s Kopi Bar – their fluffy kaya toast and aromatic kopi never disappoint. Plus, their famed Ice Lemon Tea makes for a refreshing drink on a hot afternoon.



5. Good Morning Nanyang Café

Far East Plaza, 14 Scotts Road #02-23, Singapore 228213, Tel: 9650 3256, Opening Hours: 8.30am – 8.30pm on Monday to Sunday. Other outlets at Pagoda Street, Maxwell Chambers and The Grandstand at Turf Club Road.

When we found out that the flagship outlet at Hong Lim Green Community Centre closed last month, we were pretty devastated. I mean, that’s one less place to get a solid cup of coffee for under $2, you know? Luckily though, the other outlets are still in operation, so you can still get your Orange Ciabatta kaya toast.



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