Rise, Shine, and Dine

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You might not be a morning person, but you’re probably a breakfast person regardless of what time of day it is. A surefire way to start the day right is to have a hearty first meal before setting off into the world. If you’re looking for somewhere to get that kick, get out of those pajamas and grab the best breakfasts in all of Singapore.

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Heap Seng Leong

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Sometimes, the best breakfast is the simplest, like a Kaya Toast with Kopi Gu You (Bulletproof Coffee) at Heap Seng Leong. The old traditional Singaporean breakfast of coffee with milk, sugar, and butter paired with fluffy toast is more than enough to wake you up on most days.

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Earlybird

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The early bird gets the Secret Breakfast—french toast with thick-cut bacon, candied nuts, and maple rum sauce—at this cute coffee shop in Bugis. Soak up some rays and enjoy this hearty breakfast or choose from their savory menu of Chicken & Pancakes or Salmon & Avo. Don’t forget your coffee or tea!

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Pacamara Boutique Coffee Roasters

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The dazzlingly white interiors of the Pacamara Boutique is a great way to perk yourself up in the morning. This cozy coffee cubby offers a comfy environment and an extensive Day Menu for taking it slow before the day’s grind. Get in a filling breakfast of Salmon Confit or Eggs Florentine before going about your day.

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Hock Lee Fishball Noodles

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The perfect start to a cold morning is a warm bowl of Fishball Noodles at Hock Lee. From the minute they open at 6:00 in the morning, they serve fresh handmade fishballs to go with your mee pok (flat ribbon noodles). Whether you prefer your Fishball Noodles dry or with soup, these SGD4 bowls are sure to fill you up.

  • 270 Queen St, #01-102 Albert Hawker Centre, Singapore 180270

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Ghim Moh Chwee Kueh

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A Chwee Kueh is the perfect breakfast for when you’re running late and need a quick bite before you miss your stop. The best place to get these steamed rice cakes is the almost 60-year-old Ghim Moh, a Michelin Guide-recognized stall where just a bit of radish and chilli on your Chwee Kueh can get you ready to conquer the day.

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song zhou fried carrot cake

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For a good salty-sweet meal, you can’t go wrong with Song Zhou’s Black Carrot Cake. The hawker adds their own secret ingredients to the classic Singaporean favorite, which makes their Carrot Cake melt-in-your-mouth soft—perfect for a true blue Singaporean breakfast!

  • 207 New Upper Changi Rd, #01-37 Bedok Interchange Food Centre, Singapore 460207

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Selera Rasa Nasi Lemak

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You can’t say breakfast in Singapore without nasi lemak. At Selera Rasa, you can get the Royal Rumble—basically, an order of nasi lemak with a piece of everything on their menu. A piece of chicken, fried fish, otah, anchovies, hash browns, and a fried egg on top of coconut rice is the answer when you wake up extra hungry.

  • +65 9843 4509
  • 2 Adam Road, #01-02, Adam Road Food Centre, Singapore

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Kith Café Millenia Walk

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You’ve probably had mornings when your brain is just running on autopilot. For days like these, Kith Cafe serves up all the breakfast staples that you can have prepared exactly to your liking. Go for a Kith Breakfast of toast, eggs, sausage, bacon, mixed mushrooms, and greens or just grab what catches your fancy to feel the gears in your head start turning.

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Forty Hands (Tiong Bahru)

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The name Forty Hands probably comes from the droves of hungry patrons trying to claw their way into the cafe to get a taste of their wobbly Eggs Benedict—oozing with hollandaise sauce on soft brioche buns. Even if it’s 2:00PM, it’s still a perfectly acceptable time for breakfast if you’re trying to dodge the crowd at Tiong Bahru.

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Brawn & Brains Coffee

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Everything about Brawn & Brains Coffee ticks the right boxes of authenticity. They’re not trying to sell the image of a quirky hole-in-the-wall. They just want to brew some coffee with a whole lot of love. Come over when you’re looking to make a genuine connection with a stranger for breakfast.

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