This weekend, head to The Quayside at Robertson Quay by the balmy Singapore River for chilled out vibes and great food. The health conscious can choose Super Loco’s acai super bowl – filled with mango, blueberries, coconut, quinoa, chia and crunchy granola. Or a simple grilled sourdough toast slathered with smashed avocado, and brightened with mint, coriander and smoked chilli salt. For something more substantial, go for the Mexican-inspired breakfast burrito with spicy marinated chicken, scrambled egg, cheese, quinoa, black beans and chipotle mayo. Or a satisfying “Grande Breakfast” comprising smoked chilli salted scrambled eggs, sourdough toast, chorizo, bacon, braised black beans, guacamole and ancho mayo. Wash these down with a super smoothie – fruits freshly blended with frozen banana, almond milk, coconut water, flax seeds an agave nectar or linger over a refreshing margarita or three (if you must). Super Loco Robertson Quay’s brunch is available on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 3:30pm.
60 Robertson Quay, #01-13 The Quayside, S(238252).
Tel: 6235 8900
Salted and Hung
If you are in town and looking for robust, well executed flavours, we recommend Salted and Hung at Purvis Street. Its weekend brunch includes a bunch of new dishes such as short ribs, cold smoked with apple and mesquite wood chips then braised in red wine. The tender meat is served with golden slow cooked beef fat potatoes, pickled onions and garlic aioli. There’s also seafood items like locally grown mussels from Ah Hua Kelong, cooked in white wine, chili and Thai basil, and finished with butter as well as Freemantle octopus charred and served with quandong (native Aussie fruit) romesco, sweet corn and S&H’s signature lardo. If that’s not enough, there are other unique brunch fare to sink your teeth into such as Coppa & Duck Toasties whose delicious filling is made with house cured coppa, duck rillette, black garlic emulsion and manchego, cooked together in butter. There’s also the pearly barley risotto cooked in pork stock and served with house cured Guanciale and a 55-degree celsius confit egg yolk. Kids 10 years old and below get to dine for free for the weekend brunch. Available on Saturdays and Sundays from 11.30am till 4pm. Last order’s at 3.30pm.
This cosy spot at the corner of East Coast Road has been drawing in crowds daily. On lazy weekends, grab a cup of coffee (Jimmy Monkey Ironbark 4.1 blend) and munch on a selection of baked goods including woodfired meat pies, woodfired croissants and pastries and kugelhopf. Kick off with a healthy Firebake granola, Greek yoghurt, honey, strawberry, and then dig into heartier offerings like baked egg with portobello, caramelised onion and Swiss woodfired bacon or the house-made bacon meat loaf, bean stew, sunny side up on wave (Firebake white sourdough bread). For something even more hefty, go for the Rangers Valley steak on Firebake white sourdough bread, with caramelised onion and sunny side up eggs. And if you like to add a touch of indulgence to your weekend, we recommend the nitro-gato (nitro coffee with house-made vanilla bean ice-cream).
Firebake’s full brunch menu, including popular restaurant signature items, are available from 8.30am until 3 pm, however the restaurant stays open all day. Between 3 pm – 5.30 pm, the restaurant serves the ‘bakehouse items’ – a selection of baked items including charcuterie and cheeses.
237 East Coast Road.
Tel: 6440 1228