Instagram Worthy Brunch Spots Around Bras Basah.Bugis
Bras Basah Bugis
Whether you’re refuelling for a gruelling week ahead or just a foodie with a tummy to feed, brunch is everyone’s guilty pleasure when waking up late is a luxury we can afford.
Peeking behind the scenes of some fabulous spots for late-morning nosh, brunch masters around Bras Basah.Bugis share with us what goes into whipping up picture-perfect favourites.
1. Food For Thought
Tucked quietly within the famed National Museum of Singapore, socially-conscious Food For Thought is the place to be for some alone-time brunch. With round marble table tops, wall mosaics and wooden chairs that pay homage to Singapore’s old kopitiams*, the restaurant injects local flavours into international classics.
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“The Banana Walnut Pancake is one of my favourites; 2 pieces of pancakes with fresh banana, toasted walnuts, topped with a dollop of whipped cream and a drizzle of our homemade Gula Melaka** syrup. Definitely a generous serving and a great end for brunch or even as dessert. Food for Thought hopes to bring families and the community together at the beautiful National Museum of Singapore through good food and a comfortable space.” - David Heng, Head Chef at Food For Thought
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, 10am to 7pm
Where: 93 Stamford Road #01-04/05, National Museum of Singapore
2. Privé CHIJMES
An alfresco space that sits in the chic CHIJMES courtyard, Privé CHIJMES is the go-to spot for the ultimate chill-out brunch. With a sleek pavilion set amidst a garden lawn, dine amid lush greenery as you savour the classic brunch favourite of Eggs Benedict.
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“Our signature Eggs Benedict comprises 2 perfectly-poached eggs sitting atop a crisp English muffin, smoked leg ham, bacon and drizzled with our decadent Hollandaise sauce. It’s also served with fresh rocket for a healthy kick. Both the bacon and the Hollandaise sauce is made from scratch in-house to ensure maximum freshness and flavour. It’s been getting rave reviews since it was first introduced at our flagship outlet at Keppel Bay in 2007 and till today remains one of our top-sellers and a crowd favourite.” - Tony Tay, Operations Manager at The Privé Group
Opening hours: Varies as listed on website
Where: 30 Victoria Street #01-33, CHIJMES
There’s much more to a good brunch than just eggs and toast. Located in a quaint courtyard that hides away from the hustle and bustle, Artichoke serves up artisanal Middle East inspired fare. Jump-start your day with the ever-popular Artichoke Fried Chicken before hitting the museums and galleries around the district.
“The Artichoke Fried Chicken (or lovingly known as the AFC as well) is fried to perfection and coated in a honey lemon glaze. It's served with paprika hashed browns, tahini coleslaw, Lebanese pickles and Toum garlic whip. It truly is the breakfast for champs that screams 'Dudestronomy' and the ultimate hangover cure.” - Sheena Tan, Group Marketing Manager for Artichoke, Bird Bird and Neh Neh Pop
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 6.30pm to 10.30pm. Saturday and Sunday, 11.30am to 3.30pm
Where: 161 Middle Road, Singapore 188978
4. Platypus Kitchen
A contemporary take on casual Italian and Mediterranean cuisine, weekend brunch at Platypus Kitchen features all-time favourites and uniquely created delights till 5pm. Conveniently situated at Bugis Junction, enjoy a hearty meal while catching up with friends on a lazy afternoon.
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“At Platypus we believe that brunch should be delicious, affordable and different. Our Sousvide Eggs Shakshuka is our take on a Middle Eastern breakfast staple; combining robust roasted tomatoes, mushrooms, cumin and perfect onsen eggs for a luxurious stew perfect with our freshly toasted bread.” - Nicholas Lin, Creative Director at Platypus Kitchen
Opening hours: Varies as listed on website
Where: Bugis Junction #01-90, 200 Victoria Street
When brunch looks this good, you’ll be hard pressed not to have an Instagram moment before digging in.
*kopitiams refer to traditional coffee shops patronised for meals and beverages. Kopi means coffee in Hokkien and Malay while tiam means shop in Hokkien/Haka.
**Gula Melaka is the Malay term for palm sugar.
Author: Bras Basah Bugis
27 Mar 2017