Let’s face it — everyone wants to sleep in on the weekends.
After a whole week of waking up early to be mere cogs in the bone-crushing wheel of capitalism (yes, we went there), nothing feels more comfortable than sleeping in and rising to your body’s own natural clock.
There are countless of brunch spots across the island, but we’re discovering new ones all the time. Take the establishments on this list, for instance. Some are restaurants that are usually only open for dinner, while others have curated a spanking new brunch menu for some good cheer.
Read on for our list of new brunch spots to head to this weekend.
(Hero and featured image credit: Berthold Delikatessen)
Ce La Vi’s new weekly brunch initiative sees boozy brunches atop the iconic Marina Bay Sands, complete with a stunning view of the cityscape. Diners can enjoy free-flow Prosecco, white, rosé and red wine, spirits, beer and cocktails for 3 hours at S$88++, to complement the restaurant’s a la carte menu, which includes small plates like the Wagyu Beef Tataki. Still feeling those hunger pangs? Grab a serving of their large plates, which offers a choice of dishes such as the Whole Maine Lobster and the Binchōtan Grilled Maimoa Lamb Chops. The boozy brunch at Ce La Vi will launch on 24 October, and all Saturdays thereafter, except the first weekend of the month.
If you’ve always headed to Clarke Quay during the wee hours, it’s time to be re-introduced to the locale during the day. Gabbar, a modern Indian bistro and bar, is introducing a three-course brunch menu for S$30++, with complete with a bottomless pour of your favourite alcoholic beverage for an additional S$50++. Dishes like the Special Chicken Burger, Bombay Vada Pav and the Amritsari Chole Kulche are crowd-favourite items that every new diner has to feast on. Vegetarians aren’t left out either: the Papdi Chaat, Mumbai Chi Pav Bhaji with A Twist and Avocado Toast are sure to satisfy.
If you’re looking for an elevated brunch offering, look no further than MO Bar‘s weekend brunch menu. The S$98++ meal first begins with the bar’s signature Seafood Platter, a generous plate featuring seasonal oysters, prawns, snow crab and Maine lobster. Guests can then select three dishes from the establishment’s range of Starters & Soups, Rice & Noodles, Main Courses and Desserts. These include favourites from MO Bar’s snacks menu, such as the Tiger Prawns and the MO BAR Burger. For an additional S$58++, diners get to enjoy two hours of unlimited champagne and selected cocktails from MO BAR’s award-winning cocktail menu.
MO Bar’s brunch offerings will be available every Saturday and Sunday from 12 pm to 2.30 pm.
A relaxing weekend begins at Berthold Delikatessen with the premiere of The Breakfast Club, a curated brunch menu great for early-birds and late-mornings alike. From the decadent Truffle Egg & Salmon Toast, served with milk-poached salmon, black truffle, bacon bits, shaved Parmesan cheese, brioche toast and scrambled eggs, to the classic California Eggs Benedict, diners will be spoilt for choice with their lavish selection of treats.
Can’t go a day without a cup of joe? On top of the usual suspects, Berthold Delikatessen has come up with its own line of signature, slow (cold) brew coffees for a sweeter, fuller-bodied morning wake-me-up.
Brunch at Berthold Delikatessen is available on weekends from 8 am to 3 pm.
One of the only few Greek cafés in Singapore, Zorba is the perfect spot for anyone looking for a pet-friendly, al-fresco, Mediterranean breakfast by the river. The cafe’s new weekend brunch items include the refreshing Giaourti, a creamy yoghurt topped with fresh blueberries, crunchy walnut granola, raspberry coulis and mint. Other notable items on the menu include the Zorba Breakfast Platter, an all-in-one plate that features a liberal assembly of eggs, Greek sausage, bacon strip, grilled portobello mushroom stuffed with cheesy feta crumbles, roasted Roma tomato, caramelised onion, avocado and toast.
Brunch at Zorba is available from 9 am to 4pm every weekend.