Any morning Foodies here? Introducing, the 10 Best Local Breakfast Spots in Singapore, filled with legit Singaporean breakfast that has been around for a very long time. Most of us grew up with these food before the rise in popularity of western brunches. We’ve all heard of the saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so let’s start our day right with these best local breakfast spots in Singapore you shouldn’t miss out on!
10 Delicious Traditional Breakfast Spots You Could Be Missing Out On!
1. Heap Seng Leong – Kaya Toasts & Kopi Gu You
Not many places in Singapore sell Kopi Gu You nowadays, and Heap Seng Leong is one eatery that still carries on this tradition. If you’re unsure of what Kopi Gu You is, it is coffee with condensed milk and sugar, with a slice of butter on top. The butter taste is quite mild, but adds a caramelised taste to the coffee! Order some fluffy kaya toast and half-cooked eggs to go along with your Kopi Gu You!
Address: 10 North Bridge Rd, #01-5109, Singapore 190010
Hours: Mon – Sun (4am – 8pm)
Phone: +65 6292 2368
2. Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle
Often coined the BEST Teochew-style bak chor mee in Singapore, Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle is a Michelin-star hawker stall! The noodles are smooth and chewy, mixed in a tart, vinegar sauce, that you can choose to go along with some slices of lean pork, liver, minced pork or meatballs. If you are a fan of deep-fried pork lard, feel free to add as much pork lard as you like to your noodles!
Address: 466 Crawford Ln, #01-12, Singapore 190466
Hours: Tues – Sun (9:30am – 9pm), Closed on Monday
3. Hock Lee Fishball Noodle
If you look carefully at Hock Lee’s fishballs, you’ll notice that each and every fishball is unique in its shape. That’s how you know that they are handmade. The noodles are perfectly al-dente and thoroughly coated with the sauce and the fishballs are bouncy, no wonder they are a crowd favourite! The queue in front of their stall starts from 6 am until their closing time so be sure to start queuing early!
Address: 270 Queen St #01-102 Albert Hawker Centre, Singapore 180270
Hours: Tues – Sun (6:30am – 12pm) (Closed on Monday)
4. Selera Rasa Nasi Lemak
We love nasi lemak. It is a simple, quintessential Singaporean meal. Selera Rasa’s menu features different combinations of nasi lemak dishes, like fried fish, fried chicken or otah. For the hungry customer, we recommend the Royal Rumble – nasi lemak with everything on their menu. For $5.90, you get fried fish, a chicken wing, otah and bergedil with ikan bilis and a fried egg. What a steal!
Address: 02, Adam Road Food Centre, 2 Adam Rd, Singapore 289876
Hours: Mon – Thurs, Sat – Sun (7am – 5pm) (Closed on Friday)
Phone: +65 9843 4509
5. Mr and Mrs Mohgan’s Super Crispy Roti Prata
Have you heard of Mr. and Mrs. Mohgan’s Super Crispy Roti Prata? After being in the business for almost four decades, Mr. Mohgan has perfected the art of flipping roti prata, and he still has not lost his touch! His roti prata are fried on a hot griddle until beautifully golden brown, and the delightful crunch when you bite into the crispy skin is proof of exactly how crispy they are. However, the middle remains soft and chewy, making their roti prata live up to its legendary status in Singapore.
Address: Tin Yeang Restaurant, 300 Joo Chiat Road (beside Dunman Food Centre), Singapore 429356
Hours: Mon – Wed, Fri – Sun (6:30am to 1pm) (Closed on Thursday)
Phone: +65 9794 3124
6. Xin Mei Xiang Lor Mee
Is your mouth watering yet? Xin Mei Xiang Lor Mee has an extra fragrant thick gravy with five-spice as a key ingredient in the making of the gravy. The thick sauce coats the thick, flat noodles and the ingredients, making every bite moist and flavourful. It is also a bang for your buck as they are extremely generous with the ingredients. Get the medium and large bowls for added chunks of pan-fried red snapper in your noodles!
Address: 51 Old Airport Rd, #01-116, Singapore 390051
Hours: Mon – Wed, Fri – Sun (6am – 2pm) (Closed on Thursday)
7. Ghim Moh Chwee Kueh
Chwee Kuey may seem like a simple and plain dish, but you haven’t tried seriously good Chwee Kuey until you’ve tried Ghim Moh Chwee Kuey. The stall is almost 60 years old and is still equally popular, a testament to their delicious breakfast food. The Chwee Kuey (steamed rice cakes) are incredibly soft and the salty preserved radish gives it just enough flavour. Accompany it with some chilli to get the full Chwee Kuey experience!
Address: Blk, 20 Ghim Moh Rd, #01-54, Singapore 270020
Hours: Mon – Sun (6:15am to 6:30pm)
Phone: +65 9176 6850
8. Siglap Kway Chap
Mr. Tay, the owner of Siglap Kway Chap is one of the few Kway Chap stalls left to make the dish the traditional way – by frying the spices first before adding the braised sauce. The result is a fragrant Kway Chap sauce where you can taste all the spices used. You can be ensured that only fresh local pork is used here and they are braised in more sauce overnight to make the flavours really pop!
Address: 727 East Coast Rd, Singapore 459073 (located in 3838 Eating Place)
Hours: Mon – Wed, Fri – Sun (8am – 2:30pm) (Closed on Thursday)
9. Freshly Made Chee Cheong Fun
Freshly Made Chee Cheong Fun’s various unique, interesting flavours put the ‘fun’ in Chee Cheong Fun! With flavours like century egg, otah and pig’s liver Chee Cheong Fun, you are sure to find a flavour that suits your taste! The Chee Cheong Fun (rice noodle rolls) are ladled with heaps of sweet-salty sauce and topped with fried shallots to give an extra crunch.
Address: 51 Old Airport Rd, #01-155, Singapore 390051
Hours: Tues – Sun (8am – 7pm) (Closed on Monday)
10. Song Zhou Carrot Cake
Do you prefer black carrot cake or white carrot cake? Well, regardless, you should try out the carrot cake at Song Zhou! Word has it, they add some top secret ingredients during the cooking process in order to make the carrot cake more soft and fluffy. The charred edges of each carrot cake chunk is crispy, until you taste the soft insides. In fact, Song Zhou is often raved about to be one of the best carrot cakes you can find in Singapore! If you are a carrot cake fan, you definitely have to try it out!
Address: 207 New Upper Changi Rd, Singapore 460207
Hours: Mon – Sat (6:30am – 8pm) (Closed on Sunday)
10 Best Local Breakfast Spots in Singapore
Western cafe breakfasts may have become more popular and mainstream amongst youngsters, but such affordable and hearty local breakfasts will always have a special place in the hearts of Singaporeans. So what are you waiting for? Head down to these 10 best local breakfast spots for some really good Singaporean breakfast!