If sleep-ins are a thing of the past and your kids are up with the sun (or even well before), then no doubt they’ll be ready for an early feed too. Sadly, not many cafés in Singapore are ready when you are, but we’ve narrowed down the best restaurants for early risers (before 10 am) so you can start your day off with a good brekkie and coffee to get you through a busy weekday or weekend with the kids. Here is our guide to the best restaurants, cafes, and coffee shops for enjoying breakfast with kids in Singapore.
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PS.Cafe is found within East Coast Park. This bright and airy space takes its design inspiration from the seaside itself. Think white-washed walls and ocean blue upholstery, accented with our signature greenery, giving a laid-back summer beach house vibe. The cafe offers a menu full of PS. classics, as well as an extensive selection of seafood dishes in keeping with its surroundings. Perfect for early brekkie, lazy brunches, or evening dining with a beautiful ambiance, you can choose to enjoy their meal inside whilst taking in the sea views, or outdoors, in the breezy patio dining area. Best part, it's right in the heart of cyclist park that's great for kiddos to scoot, cycle or run about!
PS. Cafe East Coast Park, 1110 East Coast Parkway, Cyclist Park, 01-05/06/07, Singapore 449880, www.pscafe.com/pscafe-east-coast-park
Carrot Sticks & Cravings Cafe is a casual and family-friendly cafe that serves nutritious food that you would find in a typical Australian cafe, think smashed avo and strong coffee! What’s great is, they cater to different dietary requirements like gluten-free and dairy-free and their meals are made with fresh healthy ingredients. The kids will also love Carrot Sticks & Cravings cafe as there is a coloring station, a playground with trampolines (at Dempsey location), and yummy kids meals (think tomato pasta, pancakes, sandwiches and baby oats) - all served with a side of popcorn!
Carrot Sticks & Cravings Cafe (Dempsey), 75E Loewen Rd, Singapore 248845, +65 8128 9926, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.carrotsticksandcravings.com
Carrot Sticks & Cravings Cafe (Robertson Quay), 7 Rodyk St #01-34, Singapore 238216, +65 8128 9326, email@example.com, www.carrotsticksandcravings.com
A different concept from the other sister cafes, Supernova serves hearty brekkie and brunch that fulfill your caffeine fix during the day. It is also the perfect go-to resto for a dinner date. Pet lovers will rejoice, as you can have a cuppa with your doggo best friend in this restaurant too. The recommended dishes include The Steak Hash, Eggs in Meurette, and also popular Japanese street food, Okonomiyaki.
Supernova, 266 Tanjong Katong Rd, Singapore 437053, +65 6518 9600, Hello@supernovaforeva.com.sg, www.supernovaforeva.com.sg
A popular café with a loyal local following, Kith now has several outlets across the island. The atmosphere is intimate, service is friendly and the food is fresh and simple with plenty of healthy, smaller options for the little ones and great coffee for you! It’s super family-friendly with a tub of toys and scooter space outside.
Kith Cafe, various locations, Singapore, www.kith.com.sg
Anyone that has been to Bishan Park would be familiar with Canopy restaurant which is a pet-friendly venue (just beside the dog run), serving Western food from breakfast through to dinner. Canopy has recently opened a new branch in HortPark and this place is giving us major relaxation vibes and is the perfect place to start your day. While the breakfast menu is small (think eggs, juices, smoothies, coffee, and tea) it is delicious. And we love the open-plan design and internal hanging garden. Don’t forget to visit their website to join their membership program and earn rewards.
Canopy HortPark, #01-01, 33 Hyderabad Road, HortPark, Singapore 119578, +65 6556 1533, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.canopygardendining.com
Canopy Bishan, 1382 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, Bishan Park 2, Singapore 569931, +65 6556 1533, email@example.com, www.canopygardendining.com
The Brewing Ground is one of the latest member in the hipster Joo Chiat neighbourhood. Located in The Yards at Joo Chiat, which happens to be a space for arts, dance and drama, The Brewing Ground serves up delectable brunch fares for parents and paw-rents! Food options at The Brewing Ground are aplenty, and cater to both adults and kids! Their breakfast menu, which includes healthy options such as homemade granola and avocado & ricota tartine, is available from 8:30am onwards. Did we mention there's a little playground and grass patch suitable for your furballs too?
The Brewing Ground, 406 Joo Chiat Place, #01-24 The Yards, Singapore 428084, +65 8313 6092, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.thebrewingground.sg
This boulangerie and casual café located in the quaint neighborhood of Tiong Bahru has freshly baked bread and pastries you can enjoy dining in or take-away. Many have unique Asian flavors and some say they have the best croissants in town. The popular Tiong Bahru Bakery by Gontran Cherrier also now has branches at Raffles City, Tangs and Martin Road. For a fab alfresco feel, head over to Tiong Bahru Bakery Safari at Minden Road.
Tiong Bahru Bakery, various locations, Singapore, www.tiongbahrubakery.com
Bee’s Knees is set amongst the Singapore Botanic Gardens and is the place to go if you are after a laid back cafe that is both kid and pet-friendly. With lots of open space, it is perfect for your kids and furry friends to run around while you sit back and relax. The Bee’s Knees serves up typical breakfast food, think eggs, fruit bowls, and croissants, and their all-day sweets also deserve a mention. The kids will love this place, as they regularly hold fun art events, and you can even order a picnic basket to take and sit and enjoy the gardens.
Bee’s Knees, 50 Cluny Park Road, Singapore 257488, +65 9815 3213, email@example.com, www.thegarage.sg/bees-knees
Killiney Kopitiam has an extended menu offering a wider variety of local delicacies. Choose from Kopi O, Kopi C, soft boiled eggs, toast with peanut butter, or kaya toast, and French toast. They have locations all over the island and you’re sure to find one in your neighborhood. For a local breakfast, this is the place to head to.
Killiney Kopitiam, multiple locations, Singapore, +65 6291 2668, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.killiney-kopitiam.com
Hidden among lush greenery at the Bukit Timah Saddle Club, you feel miles away from the city at Riders Cafe. Enjoy mouth-wateringly delicious dishes from the minimal menu and then wander the stables to see the horses or even grab a pony ride which start nearby at 10am. There’s a small kids playground just outside as well. Be sure to book ahead on weekends.
Riders Café, 51 Fairways Drive, Singapore 286965, +65 6466 9819, email@example.com, www.riderscafe.sg
If you are looking for a laid back cafe that serves all-day breakfast then head to Cafe Melba. The menu has both Australian and Asian influences as well as gluten-free and vegetarian options. Kids will love this cafe, as not only is there ample space to run around, they can also have a jump on the bouncy castle (weekends from 9am) or play tic tac toe. You will also love this place, as kids eat free on Mondays (with the purchase of a main meal), and other discounts and freebies are on offer when signing up to their kid’s club.
Cafe Melba (Goodman Arts Centre), 90 Goodman Road, Block N #01-56, Goodman Arts Centre, Singapore 439053, +65 6440 6068, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cafemelba.com.sg
Cafe Melba (Mediapolis), 1 Stars Avenue, #03-01, Singapore 138507, +65 6352 2721, email@example.com, www.cafemelba.com.sg
The Book Cafe is the perfect place to relax, curl up on a comfy sofa, and enjoy some delicious breakfast all while reading your favorite book. Serving up all-day breakfast, you will find your breakfast staples like eggs, bacon, and flaky pastries. Who knows, you may even convince the kids to pick up a book as well! Our top tip is, before you head there, check out The Book Cafe website for some great promotions that can help save you some dollars!
The Book Cafe, 20 Martin Road, Seng Kee Building, #01-02, Singapore 239070, +65 6887 5430, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.thebookcafesg.com
While it is best known for its delicious pizzas, Picotin also serves up a scrumptious breakfast. From English Breakfast to french toast, smashed avo, granola, and an assortment of sandwiches, there is sure to be something here to suit even the pickiest of eaters. While there are two Picotin branches, our pick is Picotin Fairways, which has a great view of the golf course. Not to mention there is a 36 hole outdoor mini golf next door which the kids will love!
Picotin Fairways, Champions Golf Course, 60 Fairways Drive, Singapore 286966, +65 6877 1191, email@example.com, www.picotin.sg
Picotin Katong, 382 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427622, +65 6342 0382, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.picotin.sg
Start your day the right way with a Starbucks breakfast. With breakfast staples like yummy omelettes, sandwiches, wraps, coffee, and tea there is something for all tastes. There’s fruit cups and yogurt pots too if that’s more your taste. Sit outside and enjoy people watching as you and the kids munch away.
Starbucks, various locations, Singapore, www.starbucks.com.sg
Wild Seed Cafe is the perfect breakfast spot to take the kids and even your furry friends! Open in two impressive locations: the Summerhouse and the Alkaff Mansion, there is plenty of grassed open space for your little ones to run around. Wild Seed Cafe serves up usual all-day breakfast staples like bacon and eggs, but their weekend brunch menu (which includes a waffle factory with gelato) is something to definitely check out! Also, keep an eye on their Facebook page for weekday specials for early risers, and while you are there you may also want to pick up a piece or two of their almost too pretty to eat cakes!
Wild Seed Cafe (The Alkaff Mansion), Level 1, 10 Telok Blangah Green, Singapore 109178, +61 8126 8484, email@example.com, www.wildseedcafe.sg/the-alkaff-mansion
Wild Seed Cafe (Summerhouse), 3 Park Lane, Singapore 798387, +61 8126 7524,
Boomarang Bistro & Bar serves all-day Aussie breakfast dishes such as corn cakes, smoked salmon brioche, the Boomarang Benedict and omelettes galore. While the Little Tackers breakfast menu and coloring pages will keep the kids happy.
Boomarang (Robertson Quay), 60 Robertson Quay, #01-15 The Quayside, Singapore 238252 +65 6738 1077,
Boomarang (Boat Quay), 52 Circular Road, Singapore 049407, +65 6536 4990, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.boomarang.com.sg
The focus is on the coffee at Toby’s Estate, housed in a renovated warehouse by the Singapore River. The Café & Roastery has expert baristas on hand to make the perfect brew. There’s also a decent all-day breakfast menu with many styles of eggs or sweeter options of hotcakes, French toast, and muffins. Afterward, join the brigade of prams along Robertson Quay.
Toby's Estate, 8 Rodyk Street, #01-03/04, Singapore 238216, +65 6636 7629, Facebook
We loved the original Baker & Cook at Greenwood Avenue for it’s scrumptious breads, pastries, homemade granola and proximity to the Watten Estate playground and the Chip Bee Gardens branch is an even bigger space with a toy corner and a buzzy atmosphere on weekends. An artisan bakery, café and foodstore in one so you can enjoy a lazy brekkie and stock up for later. For those in the East, head over to their outlet at Swan Lake Avenue.
Baker & Cook, various locations, Singapore, www.bakerandcook.biz
At Forty Hands Cafe come for breakfast, it’s served all day! Choose from homemade granola, salmon hash, French toast with banana and bacon, the big boy breakfast or eggs Benedict. Traditionally a hip and happening coffee spot, these guys are serving up a hot chocolate so good Willy Wonka would be proud. You may need a stroll around the neighborhood after this one!
Forty Hands Café (Tiong Bahru), #01-02 Block 78 Yong Siak Street, Singapore 163078, +65 6225 8545, www.40handscoffee.com
Forty Hands Cafe (East Coast), 226 East Coast Road, Singapore 428923, +65 6877 4860, www.40handscoffee.com
Penny University is an artisanal cafe born out of a love of coffee discovered in London. They source beans from local roasters, serve specialist cakes and bread freshly baked daily in the area, support and collaborate with local bakers, and aim to be a haven for people of the East Coast and beyond. This place is not Halal-certified, but Muslim-owned. Sit outside and watch the morning commute as you relax with your cup of coffee with the little one.
Penny University, 402 East Coast Rd, Singapore 428997, www.pennyuniversitysg.com
The sister restaurant to The Bank is Sandbank. This is particularly family-friendly, with a 15-m plunge pool (temporarily closed) that is perfect for your little ones to cool off in the afternoon sun. They have an in-house bakery, handmade pizzas for the kiddos and sumptuous meats and seafood for mom and dad. Relax with a cold drink as the kids play on the green.
Sandbank, 920 East Coast Parkway, #01-28/32 Parkland Green, Singapore, 449875 +65 6247 7988, www.sandbank.com.sg
Modeled and inspired after a 1950’s beach club, Tanjong Beach Club is the perfect place to unwind after a long week and feel the sand between your toes. Saturdays are ideal for family fun. The kids can build sandcastles while you take a swim in the infinity pool and relax with a cocktail. Yes please!
Tanjong Beach Club, 120 Tanjong Beach Walk, Sentosa Island, Singapore, +65 9750 5323, www.tanjongbeachclub.com
The Garden Slug is the place to go for all-day breakfast. And when we say all-day breakfast, that’s exactly what we mean - you can order breakfast items on the menu up until close and on the weekends this means 10 pm! While the breakfast menu isn’t exactly extensive, they cover the main staples like bacon and eggs, as well as offer up some more exotic items like gluten-free coconut pancakes or cheese toast with truffled scrambled eggs. Giving us old-school coffee house vibes, there is indoor and outdoor seating, the food is tasty, the portions are big, and it is reasonably priced. And what’s more the Garden Slug is also pet friendly!
The Garden Slug, 55 Lorong L Telok Kurau, #01-59/61, Bright Centre, Singapore 425500, +65 6346 0504, email@example.com, www.thegardenslug.com
Craftsmen Specialty Coffee - Multiple Locations
Stamping Ground Coffee - East Coast
Dutch Colony Coffee Co. - East Coast
Group Therapy Coffee - Katong
Cedele: The Bakery Cafe - Multiple Locations
Bread and Hearth - Chinatown and Katong
Ya Kun Kaya Toast - Multiple Locations
Joe & the Juice - CBD & Sentosa
One Man Coffee - Upper Thomson
Toast Box - Multiple Locations
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf - Multiple Locations
IKEA Singapore - Alexandra & Tampines
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