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Breakfast in Singapore – 10 of our favourite places 2020

Breakfast in Singapore is a meal enjoyed by many of us. Whether as a slow social occasion on weekends or a quick bite before work, breakfast is probably the most affordable way to dine out. Here are some of the best places to have breakfast in Singapore.

list of places for breakfast in Singapore

Kaya Toast Breakfast

Kaya toast, half-boiled egg with kopi-o is one of the best loved types of breakfast in Singapore. This Singapore classic combination is available in many of the coffee shops all over Singapore, such as in neighbourhood kopitiams or cafe chains such as ToastBox and FunToast. These two places for kaya toast breakfast stand out for their history and atmosphere.

Breakfast at Killiney

We can’t actually have breakfast at Tiffany’s but in Singapore we can have breakfast at Killiney – and the famous coffee shop at Killiney Road is an icon in its own right with a heritage that dates back decades before the release of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Read more.

Killiney Kopitiam at Killiney Road

Ya Kun Far East Square

Our favourite Ya Kun is the main outlet at Ya Kun Far East Square (远东广场) outlet. Located in an old shophouse, it has the typical coffeeshop interior but with the addition of modern air-conditioning.  Read more.

list of places for breakfast in Singapore

Ya Kun Kaya Toast Far East Square 远东广场
18 China Street #01-01
Singapore 049560
Tel:+65 6438 3638

Mon – Fri: 7.30am – 4.30pm
Sat & Sun: 7.30am – 3.00pm 
Public Holidays: Closed
(Last dine-in order is half an hour prior to closing)

Noodle Classics

Hawker centres open early in the morning and provide sustenance for those who need a nice local breakfast in Singapore at an affordable price. There are too many choices in this category but these are the two places always on my mind.

Boon’s Noodles Mee Hoon Kueh

Boon’s Noodles is a ban mian hawker stall opened by Raffles Institution alumnus Chan Boon Wee. The noodles, which include hand torn Mee Hoon Kueh, You Mian and Ban Mian, are made fresh. You can actually see them making the hand torn mee hoon kueh at the stall. Read more.

#01-84 Golden Mile Food Centre
505 Beach Road
Singapore 199583
Nearby MRT Stations: Nicoll Highway

Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle

Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Bak Chor Mee - queue
Block 466 Crawford Lane Must Try Minced meat noodle ak Chor Mee

The only reason I do not eat this 1 Michelin Star bak chor mee more frequently is the thought of the long waiting time. But it is certainly a breakfast which will spark joy in my life on the days that I do. Read more.

Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle  吊桥头大华猪肉粿条面
Tai Hwa Eating House
Block 466 Crawford Lane #01-12
Singapore 190465
Opening Hours: 9.30am – 8pm (Closed on 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month)
Singapore Michelin Guide

Prata and Chapati

For a more robustly flavoured breakfast in Singapore, roti prata and chapati comes to mind. Be prepared to gain some calories and sweat a bit at these two places.

Mr and Mrs Mohgan’s Super Crispy Roti Prata


Mr and Mrs Mohgan’s crispy roti prata is a must try breakfast item in Joo Chiat-Katong. The wait for the food may be long but sometimes it is good to take things slow in the morning. Mr and Mrs Mohgan prata stall is surely one of the best places in Singapore to head to if you do not have a deadline in the morning. Read more.

Mr Mohgan’s Super Crispy Roti Prata
Tin Yeang Restaurant
300 Joo Chiat Road
Singapore 429356

Azmi Chapati

Azmi Restauarant in Little India is known for their chapati. Chapati is eaten with a wide variety of dishes. The “must order” item is the mutton keema – a curry of minced mutton and peas, that is the perfect companion for chapati. Read more.

Azmi Restaurant Chapati
168 Serangoon Road
Location: Junction of Norris Road and Serangoon Road

Breakfast HK and Taiwan Style

Hong Kong and Taiwan are two places we like to visit. Since this is not going to happen soon, a HK or Taiwan style breakfast might bring back some nice memories of past visits.

Honolulu Cafe – Almost like breakfast in HK

At Honolulu Café in Westgate, the atmosphere makes it easy to imagine that you are actually in Hong Kong, especially when the friendly staff starts speaking in Cantonese. The popular egg tarts and other pastries are also available. Read more.

Honolulu Café in Westgate
3 Gateway Drive
#02-06 Westgate
Singapore 608532
Tel: +65 6250 3858
Opening Hours: 8 am – 10 pm

Fong Sheng Hao 豐盛號 @ PLQ Mall

豐盛號 Fong Sheng Hao Singapore is a retro Taiwanese breakfast cafe. The Fong Sheng Hao breakfast of charcoal-grilled toast with milk tea is said to be one of the top must-try breakfasts in Taipei. Originating from Taipei’s Shilin Market, Fong Sheng Hao opened its first outlet in Singapore at PLQ

Fong Sheng Hao 豐盛號
PLQ Mall #B2-04
Paya Lebar Quarter
10 Paya Lebar Road
Singapore 409057

Trendy Breakfast in Singapore

When we feel like a having a more comfortable breakfast in a spiffy environment, there are numerous hip cafes in Singapore to choose from. Currently, these are our two favourite trendy places for breakfast.

PS.Cafe By the Sea

PS.Cafe at East Coast Park is the latest outlet of the popular homegrown cafe chain which started in 1999. It is also their first outlet in the East. Read more.

PS.Cafe East Coast Park
1110 East Coast Parkway
Cyclist Park, 01-05/06/07
Singapore 449880

Chope Reservations

Opening Hours: 8 am – 10 pm

Pacamara Boutique Coffee Roasters


Pacamara Boutique Coffee Roasters is a trendy cafe along Upper Thomson Road. It is a place that seems to be always buzzing with people. Chic interior, good food and coffee is a winning combination. Read more.

Chope Reservations

Pacamara Boutique Coffee Roasters
185 Upper Thomson Road
Singapore 574333
Open daily
Mondays – Sunday   9am – 10pm

Thanks for reading our list of places for breakfast in Singapore. Our favourite breakfast takeaway is a stick of you tiao from the nearest hawker centre, to be eaten with black coffee.


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