Restaurants

Cafe in Colonial District, the Quays & Marina Bay

Common Man Coffee Roasters

While this airy, industrial-cool cafe roasts and serves top-class coffee, it also serves seriously scrumptious grub. Produce is super fresh and the combinations simple yet inspired, from all-day brekkie winners like…
Cafe in Orchard Road

Killiney Kopitiam

Start the day the old-school way at this veteran coffee joint, pimped with endearingly lame laminated jokes. Order a strong kopi (coffee), a serve of kaya (coconut jam) toast and a side of soft-boiled egg. Crack ope…
Cafe in Chinatown & the CBD

Sarnies

Luscious, epic sarnies (Australian slang for sandwiches) bust the jaws of suits and hipsters at this new-school Aussie cafe. Farm-to-table produce shows off in sandwich combos like grilled eggplant and hummus, or bl…
Cafe in Little India & Kampong Glam

Ah Chew Desserts

Packed with locals wanting a sweet post-dinner fix, this place boasts a massive menu featuring a variety of Chinese desserts. The durian sago is a bestseller, but if the 'king of fruits' is not to your taste, order …
Cafe in Little India & Kampong Glam

Symmetry

With rusty beams, random lamps and indie tunes, Symmetry feels like a garage made for band jams, but it's all about the grub, coffee and suds. Book for the weekend brunch: its wickedly good offerings including home-…
Cafe in Eastern Singapore

Penny University

Coffee snobs will appreciate this laid-back new-schooler, one of the few speciality coffeeshops on the East Coast. Grab a booth or site at the communal table, sip a latte and scan the menu for fresh, modern grub suc…
Cafe in Orchard Road

Providore

Waiting at the top of Mandarin Gallery's outdoor escalator is Providore, a cool, upbeat cafe pimped with white tiles, industrial details and shelves neatly stocked with gourmet pantry fillers. Sip a full-bodied latt…
Cafe in Chinatown & the CBD

Ya Kun Kaya Toast

Though it's now part of a chain, this airy, retro coffeeshop is an institution, and the best way to start the day the Singaporean way. The speciality is buttery kaya (coconut jam) toast, dipped in runny eggs (add wh…
Cafe in Orchard Road

Wild Honey

Industrial-style windows, concrete floors and plush designer furniture: airy, contemporary Wild Honey serves scrumptious all-day breakfasts from around the world, from the smoked-salmon-laced Norwegian to the Tunisi…
Cafe in Little India & Kampong Glam

Ya Kun Kaya Toast

In the basement food hall of Bugis Junction mall, this respected local chain is a solid spot for a traditional local breakfast of kopi (coffee) and kaya (coconut jam) toast. Don't forget to add a splash of soy sauce…