Grilled Cheese with sourdough at Korio

There’s something so alluring about breakfast sandwiches in cafes, even though they’re just eggs, cheese and cured meat between two slices of bread. But, according to a study, sandwiches do taste better when they’re made by someone else, because while we’re making our own, our brain is subconsciously consuming the them as we are aware of its ingredients.

Of course, you wouldn’t want to pay an exorbitant price for any sandwich, especially not one that you easily whip up at home. Hence, we have curated a list of the best breakfast sandwiches in Singapore that are worth their prices.

1. Chu & Co

Mushroom Melt grilled cheese at Chu & Co
Mushroom Melt

Bakehouse in the day, gelato bar at night, Chu & Co is nestled in the housing estates near Serangoon Gardens.

If Chu & Co’s sourdough loaves and my significant other were to fall into the sea, I’d save the bread. Crispy, tangy, the god of all sourdoughs, it comes in many different forms.

The Mushroom Melt ($13) was exactly what the name promised — a strong earthy flavour, with a load of melty cheese. Meanwhile, the Pulled Pork Sandwich ($15) had a generous serving of tender, flavourful meat.

Other variations include Pulled Lamb ($15) paired with mint mayo, Bacon & Brie ($15) topped with browned apples and more.

Chu & Co

Location: 15 Lichfield Rd, Singapore 556835

2. Folk Yard

Breakfast Sandwich. Photo: Folk Yard / Instagram

Sandwiches by day, pizzas by night, Folk Yard offers six stellar breakfast sandwiches.

Of which, the Breakfast Sandwich ($16) offers a comforting combination of cheesy scrambled eggs, maple hashbrown and candied bacon, with a fluffy shokupan as the vehicle. Meanwhile, heartier options include the Patty Melt ($17), Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich ($16) and Cold Cut Sandwich ($17). Vegetarians can opt for the Grilled Cheese ($15) and Miso Mushrooms ($16).

Folk Yard

Location: 51 Upper Serangoon Rd, #01-59 Poiz Centre, Singapore 347697

3. Starter Lab

The OG Three Cheeses. Photo: @itsouou / Instagram

Their Taiwanese-cafe aesthetics may suggest otherwise, but Starter Lab originated from Bali, Indonesia.

The OG Three Cheeses ($21) comprises of Emmental, red cheddar, white cheddar, packed in a crusty rosemary sourdough, which is baked with a mother starter from Bali. Alternatively, for a sweeter start to the day, Bella’s Breakie ($14) might be a better choice. It comes with a light mix of homemade nut butter with bananas, and topped with honey and walnuts. Most interestingly, it’s served with a Arenga Burnt Sugar Country Sourdough.

Starter Lab

Location: 721 Havelock Rd, Singapore 169645

4. Breakfast Grill

Magic Mushroom. Photo: Breakfast Grill / Instagram

Referring to themselves the Sammies Club, Breakfast Grill is ready to serve thick breakfast sandwiches all day.

This cafe at East Coast offers a wide variety of brunch dishes on their menu. The sammies already take up ten spots. Of which, the Magic Mushroom ($15) steals the spotlight with its meaty mix of portobello and crunchy enoki strings. To stimulate your taste buds even further, opt for the Counter Brekkie ($13.5), featuring a balance of a smoky pork bacon and creamy sliced avocadoes.

Breakfast Grill

Location: 380 E Coast Rd, Singapore 428986

5. Sweedy

Photo: Sweedy / Instagram

Sweedy is famous for their durian cakes and chunky macarons, but only few are familiar with their thick, packed Breakfast Sammie ($14).

It’s the ultimate comfort food, and Sweedy knows not to mess with it so much. Hence, a simple rendition of the classic breakfast sandwich, with thick-cut toast, scrambled eggs, maple hashbrown, and candied bacon.

Sweedy

Location: 377 Hougang St. 32, #01-32, Singapore 530377

6. PIPES by Hattendo

Nitamago Potato Salad. Photo: PIPES by Hattendo / Instagram

For Japanese sandos and freshly-roasted coffee, it’s got to be at PIPES by Hattendo.

Hattendo was founded over 90 years ago in Japan, and it has made its way to Singapore since 2020. Their most iconic sando, the Nitamago Potato Salad ($14), stands out with a jammy egg in the middle, packed with a creamy, earthy potato salad perfumed with truffle oil.

PIPES by Hattendo

Location: 331 New Bridge Rd, #01-02 Dorsett Residences, Singapore 088764

7. 46mittsu

B.E.C

46mittsu entered the food scene with rice bowls. But it seems like their sandwiches, which were only introduced later, received more attention.

The sandwiches are categorised under ‘All Day Brekkie’ and ‘Hot Messes’, which are breakfast-appropriate and envelop thick slabs of meat respectively.

The B.E.C ($17.5) is their most popular sandwich from the breakfast series; credits to their house-cured bacon. Roughly three times thicker than average, the bacon was meaty and marbled. It was also less salty than regular bacon, allowing its smoky flavours to shine.

46mittsu

Location: 2 Everton Park, #01-61, Singapore 081002

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