Catching up with loved ones over a long brunch is in our opinion one of the finer things in life. But it’s easy to get caught in the trap of ordering a less-than-ideal meal and regretting it later when healthier menu options are underwhelming or non-existent. Over our time in Singapore, we’ve discovered numerous healthy cafe gems but always return to these 5 whenever we get the chance! All of the below suggestions offer gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free options, great coffee and are committed to making a positive impact on the shift towards convenient, healthy living - perfect for your next brunch outing in the little red dot!
Located in the brunch paradise of Tiong Bahru, this cafe is one of our absolute go-to’s for a satiating, ethically sourced brunch. Everything at this cafe is gluten and sugar free with plenty of paleo and keto options available. What impressed us most was how incredibly fresh all of their produce is! If you chat with the staff, they can tell you exactly which farm all the ingredients on your plate are sourced from. We love the Mexican Salad and the Cheat Day Big Breakfast, but do yourself a favour at try a coffee with their unbelievable creamy house-made almond milk!
#01-35 71 Seng Poh Road, Tiong Bahru
Carrotsticks and Cravings
This high-energy team are passionate about cooking with fresh and sustainably sourced ingredients to make healthy and seriously scrumptious Aussie-inspired brunch foods. You can find plenty of mouthwatering gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free options freshly prepared in house. As avo-loving Australians, we can confirm that their speciality of Smashed Avo absolutely lives up to our standards. Add on some thick cut freshly-baked ham and thank us later!
75E Loewen Road, Dempsey
#01-34 7 Rodyk St, Robertson Quay
The Living Cafe
This cafe is on a mission to make raw foods easily accessible to everyone. All meals skip the sugar, dairy, additives and preservatives and instead serve you fresh organic produce and a variety of raw and real food creations. They are so committed that you won’t even find cows milk for your coffee here, but you can instead give the hazelnut or house-made almond milk a go! You can even treat yourself to a glass of organic wine or beer alongside your high-vibe meal.
779 Bukit Timah Road, Bukit Timah
Kitchen by Food Rebel
Nestled in the heart of Singapore’s CBD, you will find options suited to just about every eating preference, including vegan, vego, clean-meat, raw food, keto, paleo and gluten-free. They also provide healthy and raw-food cooking classes and work with local suppliers to source fresh produce for each menu item. Alongside the available bio-dynamic/organic wines and milk alternatives, there are enough meal-add ons to construct your dream brunch, such as organic veggies, cage-free eggs and grass fed meat.
28 Stanley St, Telok Ayer
Little Farms Cafe
Little Farms is a fresh grocery service, currently with four stores, 1 cafe and an online delivery service across Singapore. Little farms connects you with fresh and ethically sourced groceries from farmers and artisans from around the world to bring you the best of everything you could want for a healthy kitchen here in S’pore. Warning - this cafe is DANGEROUS, as it backs onto their grocery section. Going for a coffee but ending up with a basket of goodies is a common occurrence for us.
(CAFE) 491 River Valley Rd, #01-20, River Valley