They say that the early bird catches the worm. But in this case, the early bird became my breakfast at Earlybird Cafe.

Located near the famed cafe cluster of Arab Street, Bugis, Earlybird Cafe serves an amazing brunch menu, with their signature Chicken and Pancakes in the limelight.

Earlybird Cafe is also one of the few pet-friendly cafes in Bugis, where your pups are allowed to dine with you at their outdoor benches.

Our honest review of Earlybird Cafe

The place was brightly lit, with a chill and vibey playlist humming in the background. All in all, just a really nice place to hang out with your friends.

The best Chicken and Pancakes in Singapore

review of chicken and pancakes at earlybird cafe
Chicken and Pancakes

Earlybird Cafe transcended the classic Chicken and Pancakes ($19) with their house-made chili maple syrup. This should be palatable for those with the lowest spice tolerance, just barely adding a kick to counteract the sweetness.

The crisp of the edges of the pancakes was accentuated with its fluffy interior. While I was expecting the tenders to be the highlight of this dish, the milkiness and soft texture of the pancakes snagged my attention.

Other amazing brunch dishes we’ve tried at Earlybird Cafe

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Secret Breakfast

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Earlybird’s Secret Breakfast ($17) is a trio of cornflakes coated french toast, thick bacon slices, and a sprinkle of fruits and nuts. The cornflakes and maple syrup gives it mild sweetness while the bacon balances it out.

Although having a pleasant taste, it wasn’t something that impressed me that much. Perhaps, it was just drowned out in the spotlight of the Chicken and Pancakes.

For a protein-rich meal, we recommend the Spiced Chicken & Corn ($17), featuring succulent cubes of Moroccan-spiced chicken on a bed of appetising chilli lime corn. While Earlybird Cafe’s Chicken and Pancakes was sinfully delicious, this was actually my go-to order when I was working in the area. It was well-seasoned but not decadent, and definitely

Coffee and tea

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Matcha Latte at Earlybird Cafe

Earlybird Cafe’s range of coffee and matcha drinks are great; palatable if you need to get a drink for brunch. But, they are nothing to scream about.

If you’re looking for a coffee or matcha speciality cafe, we would recommend other cafes in Bugis such as Hvala, %Arabica, and Fahrenheit Coffee.

Our verdict

So what’s our review of Earlybird Cafe?

Definitely one of the best cafes in Bugis, especially considering its pet-friendly factor. Its prices are also more than reasonable for the quality and portion of food, especially the Spiced Chicken & Corn, which was one of my frequent lunch orders.

Earlybird Cafe

Location: 17 Jln Pinang, Singapore 199149
Opening hours:
Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm
Saturday: 9am-9pm
Sunday: 9am-5pm

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