We check out cafes and restaurants that make the best brunch spots in Southeast Asia.
Whether you’re looking for a cozy brunch with great food in a charming atmosphere, an all-out feast in a chic hotel with all the trimmings or a quick breakfast of Eggs Benedict to begin your journey—we’ve listed the best places for a great hearty brunch in Southeast Asia below.
The Corner Tree Cafe was voted one of Asia’s finest restaurants in the Miele Guide so expectations should be set high. Fortunately, this wonderful, intimate café delivers without question with an eclectic selection of vegetarian cuisines that pays culinary homage to everything from Turkish-style baked eggs to the classic Eggs Benedict and Asian omelets. The cozy interiors make one sink back into a feeling of beautiful comfort—white walls and wooden accents with plenty of mixed embellishments to admire while one waits for food.
Address: 150 Jupiter Street, Bel-Air, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines
This cool little eatery in Bangkok offers “A Taste of New York in the Heart of Bangkok.” The façade is café-like and inviting, while the interior design is modern and American in style, though complete with a gorgeous outdoor terrace at the back of the restaurant, which is perfect to indulge in a carbonara pasta or a pastrami sandwich. As of August, the restaurant has a new brunch menu served between 9 am and 3 pm focused purely on organic ingredients.
Address: Akkhara Phat Alley, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Edge, the Food Theatre, is a great option for groups that want a large choice of cuisines and flavours as well as anyone with a large and worldly taste for varied cuisines. The wonderful Sunday Champagne Brunch features a flavour palette that takes the taste buds around the world, featuring such heavyweights as France’s Savoyard favourite raclette cheese that comes melted to order, Italian pasta including duck confit ravioli, Japanese wagyu steaks, Pan Pacific sausages and a huge list of desserts and cheeses. The service is exemplary and if you’re with kids, then do take advantage of the kids’ corner so you can concentrate on the food!
Address: Pan Pacific Singapore, Level 37 Raffles Boulevard Singapore, Singapore 039595
Common People is responsible for one of Southeast Asia’s most talked about takes on Eggs Benedict—a concoction that blends the typical flavours of Eggs Benedict with a couple of beautiful greasy sausages and of course, lashings of Hollandaise sauce that’s cooked to perfection. The restaurant itself has a charmingly vintage atmosphere with wooden furnishings and chalkboard menus. Brunch is served every day until 4 pm.
Address: Plaza Bisnis Kemang, GF Jl. Kemang Raya No. 2 Kemang, Jakarta Selatan 12730
Java Café has the distinction of being one of Cambodia’s first café culture hot spots, dating all the way back to 2000. Not just a café, Java is also an exhibition space that spans two floors and showcases emerging Cambodian talent. We suggest you grab a coffee and a bite to eat and head up to the first-floor balcony that overlooks the Independence Monument in Vann Molyvann to do a spot of people watching.
Address: Java Cafe and Gallery, 56 Sihanouk Blvd, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
The Good Batch excels at providing delicious and somewhat indulgent all-day breakfasts and brunches—the highlight of which is the Angmohwhich comes with scrambled eggs, beef bacon, chicken sausages, tomatoes, mushrooms, baked beans, coffee and toast. Definitely one for when you’re hungry!
Address: 53, Jalan SS21/1A, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
If you find yourself craving a non-halal brunch in Brunei then there is no better option than the wonderful Dane’s Café. Whether you’re in the mood for an authentic bowl of Sarawak Kolo Mee (that’s served here with lashings of bacon and a sunny side up egg or a delicious coconut cheesecake) or the usual western fare, Dane’s Café supplies and does so in a simply divine manner!
Address: Unit 102, Bangunan Batu Bersurat, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
Is it brunch anymore if the champagne and Prosecco doesn’t flow like tap water? If your answer is no, then it’s time to get yourself to the luxurious Park Hyatt hotel’s Opera restaurant. The restaurant offers a beautiful take on Saigon/Italian fusion cuisine concentrating mostly on international (largely Italian) dishes with local ingredients. The weekend brunch is an experience in of itself and includes pizza, pasta, Italian meats, seafood on ice and a vast selection of baked goods and desserts.
Address: Opera, Park Hyatt Hotel, 2 Lam Son Square, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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