Someone famous once said ‘You should not attend even the end of the world without a good breakfast’. Indeed, breakfast is the most significant meal of the day. Taking this fact a notch higher are certainly Singapore’s breakfast trails! After all, a hearty breakfast has the power to uplift your moods like no other.

In retrospect, the brunch culture in Singapore has been prevalent for a while now. However, the importance of a breakfast meal cannot possibly be replaced. To summarize, we have carefully curated a list of the most intriguing local breakfast spots for all the morning food-enthusiasts.

Wondering how to start your day in the Lion City? We present 10 Best Local Singapore’s Breakfast Delights

1. Kaya Toast at Killiney Kopitiam

If you visit Singapore and don’t eat Kaya Toast for breakfast, it is as good as visiting Paris and not eating croissants! Kaya Toast is Singapore’s breakfast that is locally most adored and you will find its best version at Killiney Kopitiam. To illustrate, it consists of a sweet jam flavoured with pandan and coconut, served on crispy toast. Moreover, it is served with soft-boiled eggs that are fused with pepper and dark soy sauce. Overall, their menu focuses on freshly brewed teas and coffees, eggs, and toast accompanied by other local delicacies like chicken curry, Laksa, among others.

In case you want to get a slice of the traditional and local Singaporean vibe, Killiney Kopitiam takes you right back to its roots. Furthermore, it is a quaint coffee shop and popular particularly during the breakfast hour. Consequently, you will find outlets of Killiney Kopitiam all around the Lion city. To conclude, the branch on Killiney Road is the most authentic and reputed for its originality as Singapore’s breakfast option.

Address: 67 Killiney Rd, Singapore 23952

2. Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle

When you visit a Michelin-star restaurant, you fulfilled a desire from your bucket-list. But when you visit a Michelin-star hawker, you have upgraded your bucket-list game! Crowned as the best Teochew-style Bak Chor Mee in Singapore, Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle is a hawker stall with the real-deal. For instance, their slurpy noodles are traditionally concocted with tart, vinegar sauce. Additionally, they are topped with your favourite meat like slices of lean pork, liver, minced pork, or meatballs. Magic topping you ask? Delectable wontons!

Reaching the end of long queues to get your noddle bowl fix will definitely be worth your while. Indeed, it’s probably the cheapest Michelin meal you have ever eaten (SGD6). It was originally situated at Hill Street in 1932. Currently, it is located at Crawford Lane (Lavender), with no other branches or franchises. Besides, to score more meatballs, go for the bigger bowl of soup (S$10).

Address: 466 Crawford Ln, #01-12, Tai Hwa Eating House Singapore 190466

3. Song Zhou Luo Bo Gao

They say you should involve vegetables in every meal to make it wholesome and healthy. Well, we’d say carrot is a vegetable, and carrot cake makes for a great breakfast option ;) Meanwhile, Singapore’s breakfast trials have made locals pretty familiar with the authenticity of carrot cake and absolutely love the Singapore version. Consequently, it’ is a humble discovery on Singapore’s island, the chai tow kuay (White radish cakes) have taken on several parallel forms. In fact, some are cooked in sweet black sauce and fried, while some are fried without a sauce.  

However, they might not be as fancy as their counterparts from modern Asian outlets. Nonetheless, the team at Song Zhou Luo Bo Gao chose to be glued to their origin by serving traditional portions of White Carrot Cake (S$2.50). Also, they usually add stir-fried with eggs, preserved radish, and other seasonings to the mix. Popular for serving the best black carrot cake in the area, it has a “wok hei” flavour and the standard is very consistent. As a result, this is highly recommended as a local breakfast item.

Address: 207 New Upper Changi Rd, Singapore 460207

4. Selera Rasa Nasi Lemak 

For a hearty breakfast option, Selera Rasa Nasi Lemak will make its way straight to your soul. Boasting a wide selection of set meal options, Selera Rasa features different combinations of Nasi Lemak dishes. For instance, fried fish, fried chicken or otah are classic local favourites. On the whole, it is a simple, quintessential Singaporean breakfast meal. Specifically, it consists of a Malay dish of rice, cooked with pandan leaves and coconut milk. Truly enhancing the richness and natural fragrance of the dish.

To summarize, if you’re hungry, we recommend the Royal Rumble ($5.90) where you get fried fish, a chicken wing, bergedil and otah with a fried egg and Ikan Bilis. Indeed, such a steal! However, here’s a warning: from the moment they open, they often have been an endlessly long queue. So, plan your visit accordingly.

Address: 02, Adam Road Food Centre, 2 Adam Rd, Singapore 289876

5. Mr and Mrs Mohgan’s Cripsy Roti Prata

Historically dwelling from India as well as Pakistan, Roti Prata is a humble dish that surprises your palate with a sense of comfort and a splash of spices. Roti essentially means flat, while Prata means bread. or instance, this flatbread-pancake is served with a flavorful meat-based or vegetable-based curry. Additionally, it is relished by dipping parts of the Prata into the curry for slurps. It’s a go-to dish as a mid-day snack, a dinner meal, and best savoured as a mid-night snack but best consumed for breakfast in Singapore.

This roadside delight can wiggle your mind with its variants, although the classic version is worth the carb-loading. There’s never a bad time to indulge in Roti Prata and its flaky, egg-filled bread just hits the spot. Mr and Mrs Mohgan’s Super Crispy Roti Prata should ideally be your final destination for this local dish. They have been in the business for almost 4 decades and are still slaying on the top. Known for the golden-brown delightful crunch in their Pratas, the chewy centre makes it a legendary Singapore Breakfast.

Address: Tin Yeang Restaurant, 300 Joo Chiat Road (beside Dunman Food Centre), Singapore 429356

6. Siglap Kway Chap

Not all kinds of meat look appetizing and presentable on the plate, but your mind changes as soon as you eat them. This is the case with Siglap Kway Chap, one of Singapore’s breakfast delights. In fact, this place is one of the very few Kway Chap stalls that still prepare the dish in a traditional style. The owner, Mr Tay’s has been frying the spices as the firsts step and added the braised sauce thereafter. This enhances the flavours and gives it a fragrance that makes you want to eat it no matter how it looks.  

Kway Chap dish contains sliced pig offal diced in tender pieces and drowned in an oh-so-yummy braised sauce. Siglap’s aromatic bowl acts as a great breakfast meal from one of the most authentic places as one of the oldest local delicacies of Singapore. To sum up, it will wake you right up as a morning meal, must try!

Address: 727 East Coast Rd, Singapore 459073 (located in 3838 Eating Place)

7. Xin Mei Xiang Lor Mee

Nothing spells lip-smacking-breakfast as much as Xin Mei Xiang Lor Mee does! This delicious bowl lays an ocean of flavours on your palate. Simultaneously, with an extra fragrant thick gravy and five-spice being the secret ingredient. Consequently, wrapped in the luscious thick sauce are moist flat noodles adding to the tasty drama. Hence, this dish has full value for money because they serve generous amounts of portions ($4, $5, $6).

Besides, one of the most popular bowls is the pan-fried red snapper with noodles. So, if you choose to have a lighter breakfast, you can opt for the medium instead of the large bowl. To conclude, this dish is a total comfort-food go-to. Most importantly, beware of the long queues. Whenever you plan to visit this stall, do visit their Facebook Page to see timings that might match yours.

Address: 51 Old Airport Rd, #01-116, Singapore 390051

8. Bedok Chwee Kueh

Singapore’s local breakfast trail is incomplete without this little delight in the form of Chwee Kueh. In brief, they have essentially steamed rice cakes. Being a very popular and old school, this dish is usually garnished with preserved radish (chye poh) and chilli sauce. Available in almost all hawker centres, the chwee kuehs are served in a portion of five to seven pieces. Singapore’s breakfast charm, indeed.

Bedok Chwee Kueh is the right place to find this traditional Singaporean breakfast dish in all of is five branches around the island. Clearly, they seem to have mastered the art of making the best Chwee Kueh in the city. Being both sweet and salty, this dish will allow the kick of the chilli sauce to stay with you and miss it enough to want it again. 

Address: Bedok Chwee Kueh: 207 New Upper Changi Road, #01-19
Bedok Interchange Food Centre, Singapore 460207
Block 628 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4, #01-96, Singapore 560628
Block 448 Clementi Avenue 3, #01-32, Singapore 120448
Block 453A Ang Mo Kio Ave 10, #01-209, Chong Boon Food Centre, Singapore 561453

9. Beancurd City

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The ultimate formula to an extraordinary breakfast is dunking crunchy fried dough sticks into a pool of luscious beancurd. Dwelling right next to the popular Rochor Original, Beancurd city is born out of a family feud. Dramatically, siblings of the business parted ways and painted the town red with their own recipes variations of the same product. Feel free to try both and decide which one you prefer since they are right beside each other.

The beancurd’s consistency is extremely smooth and the greasy you tiao (fried dough sticks) to be dipped in it is coated with delicious syrup. This is not just Singapore’s breakfast option but can also be a mid-meal or dessert that satiates your cravings and warms your heart. Indeed, it’s a soft and silky happiness inducer.

Address: 133 Jalan Besar (After Desker Road), Singapore 208851

10. Zion 91 An Shun Fish Soup

Fishball noodles is a Singapore staple that can be found in most hawker centres. The humble but deadly combination of noodles in soup or minced fish balls and chilli oil means you already have a winner! However, a piping hot bowl of nutrition and party in your mouth can easily be found at Zion 91 An Shun Fish Soup. It has made a legendary as well as sustainable entry into the world of owning exceptional soup bowls. 

Their fresh ingredients showcase the purity of flavours and are accompanied with breaded fish freshly fried to perfection. Subsequently, having the power to make you smile all day if consumed first thing in the morning at the mere cost of  S$4.50. With its ever-growing influence for its unique take on the well-known Singaporean immersive seafood dish, this one is a must-try. Tip: If you like your soup thick, and you’re a fan of creamy, feel free to ask for added evaporated milk to your bowl of soup for a thicker, concentrated flavour!

Address: Block 206 Toa Payoh North, #01-1197, Bee Chow Hng Eating House, Singapore 310206