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New Places To Go To Avoid Those Dreaded Weekend Crowds 

  
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We don’t know about you, but we dread weekend crowds. A massive, overwhelming, faceless entity that swarms popular eateries, destroys personal space, and, most of all, wrecks weekend plans—an incessant nightmare for the introverts seeking a quiet brunch.

To solve this pesky problem, we’ve dug up some of the most robust eateries in Singapore. And the best part? Most exist under the radar of brunch gurus, creating a dining haven for peace-seeking diners. So without further ado, we present to you a list of places to go to avoid weekend crowds!

 

1. PORKYPINE – Cocktails and Cubanos

Don’t worry about the title ‘Cocktail Bar’. Many seek out PORKYPINE, not for their alcoholic beverages, but their scrumptious Cubanos – a sandwich loaded with homemade cured ham, cheese, sauce and pickles. The sandwich in question is finished off in a panini press, giving it those signature charred lines and extravagant crunch factor.

Image: Cubano getting toasty on the panini press. | Credit: @porkypine.sg

With the decor, one will truly get the authentic hole-in-the-wall experience. So don’t come expecting fine marble floors or intricately folded napkins because, at PORKYPINE, the emphasis is placed on their Cubanos and cocktails. It’s the place to be if you’re looking for a great time on a Saturday night with friends (and perhaps a drink or two), and get ready to be blown away by their superb sandwiches!

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Address: 112 Telok Ayer Street, 068581

Opening Hours: 5 PM – 10.30 PM (Tuesdays to Saturdays), Closed on Mondays and Sundays

Phone Number: 8874 2606

Social Media: Instagram

 

2. OverEasy Singapore – All-American Diner

Yes, you read that right. An all-American experience, right here in sunny Singapore. Who needs those air tickets anymore! At OverEasy Singapore, treat yourself to a sumptuous spread of American classics like the juiciest, melt-in-your-mouth burgers, milkshakes and a classic mac-and-cheese. Plus, enjoy the very diner-like atmosphere, complete with red and white checkered floor tiles, which almost make us feel like we’re in the USA!

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For first-timers, try their “To-Die-For” Burger ($26) for a taste of their signature Wagyu chuck blend patty, pillow-soft potato bun and homemade burger sauce. They also offer an Impossible Burger ($28) for vegetarians seeking a meatless option – yummy! Truffle fans must order the Truffle Burger ($28) and indulge in the rich umami truffle flavour that coats every bite.

Image: The Truffle Burger ($28) | Credit: @overeasysg

Browse through their extensive list of staple American comfort food here! Bring your whole family along for a quintessential American brunch experience; you won’t be disappointed! Make your reservations now!

Address: 1 Fullerton Road, One Fullerton, #01-06, 049213

Opening Hours: 12 PM – 3 PM, 5 PM – 10.30 PM (Tuesdays to Sundays), Closed on Mondays

Website: OverEasy Singapore

Social Media: Instagram

 

3. The Priority Club – Pizza, Pasta And More

Make eating great food your priority this weekend with the Priority Club – an online store dishing up delicious pizzas and pasta galore. The Priority Club is available on all major food delivery apps and is one carb-heavy treat perfect for spicing up any weekend get-together! All pasta sauces are handmade with love, with every unique flavour carefully curated, so there is nothing quite like it.

Select from tempting creations like the Salmon Mentaiko Stack, which features perfectly cooked salmon perched upon a mound of al-dente noodles. Then, everything is topped with a creamy, umami Mentaiko sauce made from scratch! For those who prefer something with a little more kick, try the Mala Chicken. With three different spice levels for you to pick from, make sure you choose wisely!

Of course, we can’t forget about The Priority Club’s pizzas, another fantastic creation sure to leave you in a food coma for days. Opt for the Truffle Mac Attack Pizza, which is laden with truffle mac-and-cheese; so sinful! If you prefer something more off-the-beaten-track, try the Paneer Dungeon, featuring lashings of garlic yoghurt sauce, heaps of mozzarella and cottage cheese, tomato sauce, spinach, tomatoes and onions on a crispy pizza base.

Image: Paneer Dungeon | Credit: @the_priorityclub

If you’re feeling a wee bit lazy this weekend, consider a movie night at home instead! Or, if you have friends over, place an order with The Priority Club and wow your guests with high-quality, handmade pizza and pasta. It’s a feast to remember!

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Social Media: Instagram

 

4. Going OM – Serenity, Good Food and Better Drinks

Don’t be fooled by Going OM’s unassuming exterior. The eclectic eatery also houses a yoga studio, where patrons can come and zen out with their friends. Besides yoga, go and dine in the colourfully decorated dining area, filled with eccentric trinkets, art pieces and more. It’s a cosy space to kick back, grab a drink and relax with your friends.

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If you start to feel the hunger pangs, fret not! Going OM has got you covered with their extensive menu. Pick from options like Tiger Prawn Curry Pasta ($15) for a twist on a Singaporean classic or the Masala Chicken Open Wrap ($12) for something on the healthier side. If you’re a self-proclaimed fitness junkie, you can opt for the Grilled Salmon Salad ($16) for something refreshing to keep you going!

Going OM also offers a wide variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks so that you can take your pick of poison! Pet owners can also bring their fur kids along for a relaxing brunch date and bask in the good vibes all afternoon long. If you don’t have pets of your own, bring a couple of friends instead and make your reservation now!

Address: 63 Haji Lane, 189256

Opening Hours: 11 AM – 11 PM (Tuesdays to Sundays), Closed on Mondays

Website: Going OM

Social Media: Instagram

 

5. P!vot – Pastries, Coffee and Vibes

Even on days where we’ve had too much to eat, tea break still sounds equally as appealing. Delicate pastries, freshly baked bread and hot brews lure you in like a siren to the ocean’s depths. This is especially the case at P!vot, where you can get scrumptious pastries, the richest coffee and great vibes, all in one place.

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Singapore is almost always stiflingly hot, and as a result, avid café hoppers find themselves in need of a respite from the weather. At P!vot, you have just that. A laidback, peaceful haven ideal for relaxing with a steaming cup of joe and melt-in-the-mouth pastries; who could ask for more! Plus, some of their menu items have cheeky names like the Morning Hard-On ($15), which is just a loaded breakfast sandwich with bacon, a fried egg and spinach on a brioche bun.

Image: The Morning Hard-On ($15) | Credit: @pivot.gram

At P!vot, you can idle away the afternoon in the beautifully curated dining area and munch on their assortment of pastries and savoury bites. Invite beau, and indulge in a lazy afternoon catching up with each other’s lives or just sharing the latest gossip!

Address: 10 N Canal Road, 048823

Opening Hours: 8 AM – 6 PM (Mondays, Wednesdays to Fridays), 9.30 AM – 6 PM (Saturdays and Sundays), Closed on Tuesdays

Social Media: P!VOT

 

6. Plentyfull Bakery And Deli – Fresh Bread And Flavour Explosion

Another hidden gem for the introverts seeking a new brunch spot in Singapore, Plentyfull Bakery and Deli, is a vibrant eatery you have to check out this weekend. Serving up colourful flavour combinations and quality produce, guests can pick from an extensive menu of savoury dishes, sweet pastries and thirst quenchers!

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Try the famous Hand Stacked Potatoes Tots ($11.90), golden brown, crisp potato cubes with a fluffy, creamy centre. Also, go for the eye-catching Sourdough Prawn Toast ($14.90), featuring a sesame encrusted sourdough slice and served with a tangy, tasty Sambal – yum! For a complete list of Plentyfull Bakery and Deli’s yummy offerings, check out their menu here.

Image: Hand Stacked Potatoes Tots ($11.90) | Credit: @plentyfulldeli

Now that you and your pals have somewhere to go for brunch on the weekend, no more are the days of last-minute cancellations or staying home to play computer games. Get out of your house this weekend and spend a great afternoon at Plentyfull Bakery and Deli!

Address: 1 Kim Seng Promenade, Great World, #B1-K119, 237994

Opening Hours: 9 AM – 8 PM Daily

Website: Plentyfull Bakery And Deli

Social Media: Instagram

 

7. A Lucid Space – Industrial Vibes Galore 

For the more atas of us, Lucid Space is the ideal setting for a relaxing afternoon to avoid the weekend crowds. Everything in this eatery is, well, grey. The café is a wonderfully minimalistic space, with grey walls and concrete floors making for a modern industrial finish.

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Much like the name of the café suggests, patrons can enjoy a lucid moment away from the hectic city life in their serene seating space. At Lucid Space, coffee lovers will be pampered, what with the array of coffee selections available. Order a cup of joe, maybe a sweet treat or two, and jio a friend for a casual heart-to-heart.

Image: Dirty Genmaicha Latte ($7.30) | Credit: @alucidspace

Indulge in a thoughtful afternoon, accompanied by great brews and even better snacks to munch on. Check out their full menu here. Perfect for those constantly mulling over something, head down to a Lucid Space this weekend!

Address: 38 Hamilton Road, 209208

Opening Hours: 11 AM – 6 PM (Wednesday to Friday), 10 AM – 6 PM (Saturdays to Sundays), Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Website: A Lucid Space

Social Media: Instagram

 

8. Tess Bar And Kitchen – Boozy Brunch Awaits

We all enjoy a casual drink now and then. Apart from melting away the weeks’ troubles, it’s also a fantastic way to catch up with friends we haven’t seen in a while! If your ideal weekend lunch date contains alcohol, look no further! At Tess Bar And Kitchen, a boozy fare awaits!

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Tess Bar and Kitchens takes the dining and drinks experience to a whole ‘nother level, with top-notch beverages, service and food. It’s perfect for celebrating a friend’s birthday or perhaps to enjoy a simple lunch with your loved ones. The atmosphere is elegant, sophisticated but still a whole lot of fun. Say no to stiff napkins and posh dishes because, at Tess Bar and Kitchens, brunch is a joyous affair to be enjoyed with lots of booze and good food!

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Treat yourself to a glorious brunch this weekend, finished with a round of drinks for maximum effect. Expect your munchies to be satisfied and get ready to lounge around for the rest of the day, feeling full and happy. Hurry, make your reservation now!

Address: 38 Seah Street, 188394

Opening Hours: 11 AM – 10.30 PM Daily

Website: Tess Bar And Kitchen

Social Media: Instagram

 

9. Yeast Side – Pizza, Beer, Coffee and Bakes Galore

Despite the name, Yeast Side isn’t actually in the East. Sorry to get your hopes up, Easties, but it looks like it isn’t your day today! Do drop by their gorgeous eatery anyway, and tuck into a hearty spread of pizza, speciality beer and bakes – fresh out of the oven.

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For breakfast, snag yourself some of Yeast Side’s delicious bakes. Available from 9 AM, dig into the softest loaves and the tastiest loaded buns filled with hearty ingredients. For dinner, order from their selection of handmade pizza and indulge in a sinful carb fiesta! Did we mention Yeast Side also serves up well-crafted beer, the perfect accompaniment to wash down any residual pizza grease! If you’re not a fan of beer, opt for their coffee instead – steaming hot cuppas that are served to your table brewed to perfection!

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Ideal for casual catch up with your best pals, head down to Yeast Side now for the finer things in life: carbs, coffee and beer. Sinful!

Address: 9 King Albert Park, #01-09, 598332

Opening Hours: 9 AM – 10.30 PM (Wednesdays to Sundays), Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays

Social Media: Instagram

 

10. Tolido’s Espresso Nook – Bangin’ Brews And Brunch

As the name insinuates, dozens flock to Tolido’s Espresso Nook in search of a quality cup of joe and, of course, top-notch nosh. If you’re craving a classic, sweet and savoury brunch affair this weekend, then Tolido’s Espresso Nook is where you want to be! True to its name, Tolido’s is a haven for hungry Singaporeans seeking shelter from the unrelenting weather. Take a seat in the airy seating area, and enjoy the warm and cosy atmosphere as you wait on your orders!

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While it’s challenging to decide on one thing from Tolido’s extensive menu, their fiery Prawn Laksa Pasta ($19) caught our eye first, what with its creamy red sauce and addition of succulent looking prawns. Apart from your usual pasta selection, other mouthwatering options include Shakshouka Eggs ($21) and Avocado Bruschetta ($15).

Image: Shakshouka Eggs ($21) | Credit: Tolido’s Espresso Nook

Of course, no brunch is complete without a fantastic drinks menu. Take your pick of coffee, tea or Tolido’s signature ice blends for a refreshing end to your meal. If you still have room for dessert, browse through Tolido’s yummy dessert menu for a sure-fire way to satisfy those sugar cravings! Bring your family and friends down to this hidden gem this weekend, and don’t forget to take some gram-worthy shots for bragging rights after!

Address: 462 Crawford Lane, #01-63, 190462

Opening Hours: 8 AM – 4 PM (Mondays to Thursdays), 9 AM – 9 PM (Fridays and Saturdays), 9 AM – 6 PM (Sundays)

Website: Tolido’s Espresso Nook

Social Media: Instagram

 

11. Curious Palette – For The Hungry Hipsters

Trying to find new brunch spots in Singapore can be exhausting. And, if you’re trying to uphold your trendy millennial hipster image, locating a brunch spot worthy of your Instagram feed proves to be even more impossible. Well, have no fear, for the Curious Palette is here! This is a hungry hipster’s dream come true; picture-perfect dishes, aesthetically pleasing backdrops and a carefree atmosphere all in one place.

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While Prinsep Street is known for its myriad of bars adorning the street fronts, Curious Palette is a much-welcomed break in the bar scene that is serving up gorgeous brunch fare. Look forward to classic brunch must-haves but with an Asian twist! The result is an exciting and hearty brunch, sure to leave you in a food coma for hours after.

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Perfect for introverts looking to huddle over a homey spread undisturbed, jio your friends now! Be it bonding over the latest outrageous happenings on social media or yabbering about your coworker’s latest office scandals, Curious Palette is sure to be a good time for everyone. Be there or be square!

Address: 64 Prinsep Street, 188667

Opening Hours: 9 AM – 10 PM Daily

Website: Curious Palette

Social Media: Instagram

 

 

Bid Farewell To Weekend Blues

You’ll never have to worry about making reservations at uptight establishments to enjoy a well-deserved brunch ever again. Say goodbye to the weekend crowds with our list of new places to go, and enjoy a weekend well spent exploring new eateries, sceneries and chill-out spots in Singapore.