5 Brunch Places In Singapore To Look Forward To This Weekend

Trying to decide where to get brunch this weekend? From old favourites to cool new places worth checking out, we round up a list of brunch haunts for every occasion.

1. Open Farm Community

Address: 130E Minden Road Singapore 248819 | Tel: 65 6471 0306 | Operating Hours: Mon to Fri: 12pm – 3pm (Lunch) & 6pm – 10pm (Dinner), Weekends & Public Holidays: 11am – 10pm | Price Range: $24 – $54 per dish

Open Farm Community is the Spa Esprit Group’s latest project, a collaboration between Chef Ryan Clift of Tippling Club and urban food garden specialists Edible Gardens. As its name may suggest, the farm-to-table restaurant is all about sustainable agriculture and supporting local farmers. Normally we’d brush it off as being somewhat pretentious, but Open Farm Community has a casual, laid-back vibe that is anything but. Coupled with good food and a pleasant ambience, it’s no wonder why Open Farm Community seems to be the place that everyone wants to try.

Open Farm Community 3(Source: Open Farm Community)

While the starters and mains on the menu are commendable (albeit a bit pricey), the pastas are the ones that really stand out. Try the Mushroom Rigatoni with smoked pancetta and a balsamic reduction – a surprisingly flavourful pasta that will leave you satisfied, but not in a carb-induced food coma.

Open Farm Community RigatoniMushroom Rigatoni (Source: Open Farm Community)

Since Open Farm Community is located at Dempsey, parking is free and there are ample lots available. There is also a playground outside the restaurant, so you can keep the kids occupied while you tuck into that well-deserved weekend brunch.

Open Farm Community Coal Baked OmeletteCoal Baked Omelette (Source: Open Farm Community)

Best for: Catching up with your girlfriends who now have kids, which means that your weekend brunch options have sadly been narrowed down.

2. Paddy Hills

Address: 38 South Buona Vista Road, Singapore 118164 | Tel: 65 6479 0800 | Operating Hours: 8.30am – 1opm daily | Price Range: $12-$16 per dish

Paddy Hills may barely be six months old, but it already has numerous #foodporn photos on Instagram (which, as you all know, is a measure of a cafe’s popularity these days). The cafe, which also serves tapas at night, has an interesting Australian-Asian fusion menu that includes everything from Truffle Vongole to Kimchi Fried Rice.

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If you want to go with the crowd favourite (read: Instaworthy), then order the Berry Ricotta Hotcakes – a feast for both the eyes and tastebuds, with lashings of mascarpone, blueberry sugar, fresh berries and maple syrup. If you’re more into savoury stuff, try the Quesadillas or Beetroot Carpaccio instead.

Paddy HillsSee? We told you the Berry Ricotta Hotcakes were Instaworthy. (Source: Paddy Hills Facebook)

Best for: When you’re dining with fussy eaters. Surely they’ll find something suitable from the wide selection of dishes on the menu?

3. D’ Good Cafe

Address: 273 Holland Avenue #02-01/02 Singapore 278992 | Tel: 6219 9807 | Operating Hours: 10am – 10pm (Sun to Thu), 10am – 11pm (Fri & Sat) | Price Range: $5.50 – $17

If you’re the type that prefers to sleep in rather than jostle with the brunch crowd, then D’Good Cafe is the perfect place for you. The two-storey cafe at Holland Village serves all-day breakfast, so you can have your eggs and toast even if it’s 3pm. They also whip up a mean cup of coffee, which you can even customise by creating your own blend from D’Good Cafe’s range of single origin beans.

DGood Cafe Sandwich(Source: D’Good Cafe Facebook)

If you’re not up for some early morning coffee experimentation, then go for the Maple Sea Salt Latte – because yes, it’s as tasty as it sounds. The selection of teas is not too shabby either, with interesting concoctions like Oolong Sea Salt Iced Tea Latte.

DGood Cafe CoffeeThe baristas are also pretty skilled, so you can get a cute bunny on your latte if you want. (Source: D’Good Cafe Facebook)

Best for: People who prefer a low-key weekend brunch, without any hipsters judging your lack of uh, OOTD-worthy attire (read: slippers and shorts).

4. Dolce Vita at Mandarin Oriental

Address: 5 Raffles Avenue Mandarin Oriental Singapore, Level 5 Singapore 039797| Tel: 65 68853551 | Operating Hours: 12pm – 2.30pm (Lunch) & 6.30pm – 10.30pm (Dinner) daily| Price Range: $118++ per head

Dolce Vita’s brunch menu takes inspiration from traditional Italian dishes, but executes them with a modern flair. Think Orecchiette Pasta with walnuts and goat cheese fondue, as well as Candele Pasta with beef ragoût. And of course, what’s a fancy Sunday brunch without a bit of booze? The wide array of cocktails will leave you tipsy in no time, but if nothing on the menu tickles your fancy then go for the free-flow champagne option for an additional $40.

Dolce Vita(Source: Mandarin Oriental, Singapore)

Besides a wide selection of pastas, the mains on the menu also include Atlantic Cod Fish, Angus Beef Tenderloin and Lamb Racks. Don’t forget the generous selection of starters as well, with delectable dishes like Wild Mushroom Soup With Truffle Foam and Lobster Tartare.

If you still have space, finish off your meal with some sweet nibbles from the dessert table. Dolce Vita is located by the Mandarin Oriental poolside, so you can combat that impending food coma by taking a post-lunch stroll around the area.

Dolce Vita Singapore 2(Source:  Mandarin Oriental, Singapore)

Best for: A nice family brunch – but only if your parents are footing the bill (lol kidding). Brunch at Dolce Vita is pretty pricey, but the food is quality stuff and you can ask for as many helpings as you want. Oh, and there’s a dessert buffet. #nuffsaid

5. Basilico at Regent Hotel

Address: Regent Singapore, Level 2, 1 Cuscaden Rd, Singapore 249715 | Tel: 65 6725 3232 | Operating Hours: 12pm – 2.30pm (Mon to Sat), 12pm – 3pm (Sun) | Price Range: $58++ (Saturday), $92++ (Sunday)

It’s easy to leave Basilico feeling so full that you can’t move. And why not? With a tantalising Italian buffet spread right before your eyes, it takes a great deal of discipline not to stuff your face with pizza, pasta and prosciutto. And don’t even get us started on the dessert spread.

Basilico Regent Hotel 1(Source: Regent Hotel Singapore)

Take it from us – no matter how full you are, or how many buttons are threatening to pop, do not skip the dessert table. With 15 types of handmade cakes and sweet treats, as well as an Italian gelato counter with a range of flavours and toppings, it would be a sheer pity to miss out Basilico’s dessert table. Anyway, what’s a couple of loose buttons for an afternoon of gastronomic bliss?

Basilico-Dessert-Station_1(Source: Regent Hotel Singapore)

Best for: When you need to have Sunday brunch with your in-laws. The place is nice enough for a pleasant meal, but the buffet-style menu will ensure minimal awkward silences while waiting for your food to arrive.

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