Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so why not splurge a little and treat yourself to a lavish spread?

Ah Meng Restaurant

Kick-start your trip to the Singapore Zoo by having the most important meal of the day with the animals! Graze on an international spread (daily 9 -10.30am; adults $35 nett, child 6-12 years old $25 nett) consisting of Western and local-style breakfast items like pastries, dim sum, fried bee hoon and an egg station. Get your photos taken with orangutans, lemurs, and if you dare, while holding a snake. The buffet is held within the ticketed areas of the zoo. Admission charges apply.  80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore Zoo. Tel: 6269 3411

Latest Recipe

Wake up to a glorious breakfast at sunny Sentosa with Latest Recipe’s international buffet breakfast (daily 7am-10.30am; $38++). The mouth-watering spread comprises of assorted cheese, salads, sausages, French toast and a live egg station. On top of that, be sure to sip back fruity concoctions of varying flavours, aroma and colours at the “Eye Openers” station, where each drink is infused with local flavours to offer a destination- focused discovery. Le Méridien Singapore, 23 Beach View, Sentosa. Tel: 6818 3305

Marriott Cafe

One of the best breakfast spreads (daily 6am-11am; $42++) in town; the variety here is tip-top with breads and pastries galore, as well as a shelf of decadent donuts! Walk up an appetite as you slice your own ham or load up on bacon. Don’t miss out on popular favourites like the piquant chilli crab omelette and fluffy roti prata. Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, 320 Orchard Road. Tel: 6831 4605

Re!Fill Cafe

Have a hearty morning repast and not break your bank at Re!Fill cafe’s buffet breakfast ($20++, 7-10am). Feast on waffles, sandwiches, pastries and desserts alike at this affordable breakfast spread. Expect goodies like Nyonya kueh, layered cakes and even a laksa station. Reservations are recommended for walk-in guests. Hotel Re!, 175A Chin Swee Road. Tel: 6827 8226

Sandbank

It’s easy to see why Sandbank’s international breakfast buffet (2 hours seating, Sat-Sun & P.H 8.30am-12pm; $19++) is popular among families–there’s a plunge pool for kids to play in! While the spread isn’t extensive, it is certainly worth every penny. Enjoy local delights like nasi lemak and roti prata as well as eggs Benedict prepared a la minute at the live station. #01-28/32 Parkland Green, 920 East Coast Parkway. Tel: 6247 7988