Brekkie is the most important meal of the day, so why not go all out like the Brits and stuff yourselves with fried goodness?
Big breakfast, a fry-up, the full works, the Full Monty – call it whatever you like, the English breakfast never disappoints. A solid choice for brunch in Singapore, it’s made up of delightful comfort food offerings like sausages, toast, tomatoes, beans and bacon. Ahead, you’ll find heaps of great dining spots that serve the meal for champs. Sleeping in on weekends is for the weak!
Best English breakfast spots in Singapore
Symmetry is – hands down – one of our favourite spots for English breakfast. The eponymous big breakfast has scrambled eggs, tater tots, smoked salmon, chicken cheese sausage, sauteed mushrooms, maple-glazed bacon and sourdough topped with berry butter. Boy, that was a mouthful! And good luck trying to finish it all by yourself (i.e. sharing is caring).
Symmetry, 9 Jalan Kubor, Singapore 199206
2. Wild Honey
If we’re talking about breakfast, you know Wild Honey will make the list. Offering a variety of brekkie styles, from Norwegian to Tunisian to Mexican, this is where you’ll be spoilt for choice. But since we’re spotlighting the classic English breakfast, Wild Honey’s Full Works lives up to its name. We’re talking about eggs (poached, fried or scrambled), Canadian bacon, pork sausage, white pudding, mushrooms, baked beans, sweet potato hash, grilled tomato and a chunky slice of toasted brioche.
Wild Honey, multiple locations including Mandarin Gallery and Scotts Square
3. The Providore
Get your English breakfast fix at The Providore and don’t forget to order a Bloody Mary to go with it. Our favourite location is the Raffles Place outlet – located in a sunlit glasshouse, it stocks retail products so you can shop for fresh buns and gourmet products. But first, tuck into the sinful combination of eggs, grilled bacon, pork sausage, roasted tomato and sauteed mushrooms.
The Providore, multiple locations including Raffles Place and Mandarin Gallery
4. Food for Thought
Here, you can choose between the Basic Works (eggs, bacon, bread) and the Full Works (garlic mushrooms… mmm). Of course, we say go all out and get the latter. Once stuffed, take a stroll around the museum to walk off the guilt!
Food for Thought, #01-04/05, National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897
It’s easy to get distracted by other choices on the menu (buttermilk pancakes, anyone?) but this breakfast platter will always have our vote. Just taste the fixings – bacon, kurobuta pork sausage, roasted potatoes and veggies, eggs, and brioche – and tell us otherwise. Oh, and while you’re here, don’t miss out on the crowd-pleasing truffle fries.
Sprmrkt, Cluny Court and Dempsey
6. Common Man Coffee Roasters
The plates at Common Man Coffee Roasters are as Instagram-worthy as it gets. Snap away at the Common Man Full Breakfast, which consists of two free-range organic eggs (in any style you want), bacon, sausage, vegetable rosti, portobello mushroom, house-made chorizo baked beans and herbed tomato. You also get a choice of sourdough or wholemeal toast. Oh, and the brews are exquisite.
Common Man Coffee Roasters, multiple locations including Martin Road and Stanley Street
Laze the weekend away at PS.Cafe’s picture-perfect East Coast Park outlet (our favourite of the lot!). The Big Breakfast comes with two eggs (poached, fried, or scrambled), smoked bacon, spinach, buttered toast, baked beans, cherry tomatoes and pork or Angus sausage. Heavy, but worth it!
PS.Cafe, multiple locations including East Coast Park and Ann Siang Hill
8. The English House, By Marco Pierre White
It’s no surprise that you get a plate of fry-up in its full glory at this British establishment. Available on weekdays, the English breakfast comes with crisp bacon, grilled sausages, roasted tomato, mushrooms, fried egg and, for your carb dose, crumpets. It can’t get any more English than this!
The English House, By Marco Pierre White, 28 Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore 238972
9. The Butcher’s Wife
Those allergic to gluten can have their fill of this hearty brekkie dish at The Butcher’s Wife. Known for slinging out gluten-free grub, its breakfast platter is one to satisfy with servings of lamb sausage, crispy glazed bacon, white beans salsa, rosti and organic eggs done to your preference. Oh, and for dips, you get fermented beetroot ketchup.
The Butcher’s Wife, 19 Yong Siak Street, Singapore 168650
The folks at Sarnies know what constitutes a good breakfast – stellar coffee and top-notch brekkie options. Leave your diet at the door and feast on its fry-up, made of home-cured bacon (it’s just the right fat to meat ratio and served crispy), buttered toast, beans, mushrooms, fried potatoes, chorizo and eggs.
Sarnies, 136 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068601
11. Ninethirty by Awfully Chocolate
Founded by the folks behind Awfully Chocolate, Ninethirty is the group’s foray into more savoury treats. Under its breakfast selection, you’ll find The Works – a gut-busting feed of bacon, sausages, mushrooms, scrambled eggs, grilled tomato and caramelised onions served with grilled ciabatta.
Ninethirty, 131 East Coast Road, Singapore 428816
Happy feasting (and beware the food coma that follows)!