You are in charge of sourcing for an eatery for the next class reunion or after-work dinner. The problem now is that you have to consider the different variables like if the food establishment serves Halal food for your Muslim friends. While it may seem like an impossible task for first-timers, it really isn’t difficult at all if you have this guide to help you out.
We got you covered so stop stressing and keep scrolling for our Complete Guide to 35 Halal Cafes in Singapore for ideas on where to go next!
Note: This list is strictly not in order.
1. I am…
I am… is difficult to miss what with it sitting up front on North Bridge Road, right at the entrance of Haji Lane. This Halal unpretentious and no-frill cafe is big on serving Dutch-inspired food to locals and tourists visiting Singapore.
Patrons can expect the likes of anything European like wholesome sandwiches, juicy burgers, pasta and pizzas here. Customer favourites include the Charcoal Grilled Beef Juicy Burger and T-Bone Steak. Make sure to dig into their Signature 7 Layers Rainbow Cake before you ask for your bill!
Contact: +65 6295 5509
Location: 674 North Bridge Road, Singapore 188804
Operating Hours: Mon-Thur 9am-11pm | Fri-Sat 9 am – 1 am | Sun 9am-10pm
2. & why…
Did you know that & why… is the sister cafe to I am…? If the latter has paid homage to Amsterdam, the former has chosen to adopt the bustling scenes of New York City into their four walls.
With the 1920s New York delis in mind, the menu features a range of classic American pastries, desserts, salads, sandwiches with mocktails to boot. You will find friendly staffs all decked out in vintage American sack coat, vest, bow-tie and fedora hat at your service till you step out of the establishment.
Coffee connoisseurs will be cheering with joy as this cafe uses the three brewing methods – V60, Chemex and Cold Brew for their in-house roasted beans. Pair your cup of coffee with the Sticky Dates Pudding for the ultimate combo.
Contact: +65 6291 0993
Location: 31/30 Bali Lane, #01-01, Singapore 189867
Operating Hours: Mon-Fri 12pm-10pm | Sat-Sun 10am-10pm | Closed on Wednesday
When FatPapas first opened its shutters, they saw long lines of customers waiting outside, all excited for a taste of their well-raved burgers. This Halal spinoff to the FatBoys has been well-received since the start and it is to no one’s amazement why.
With ten Specialty Burgers and the choice to Build Your Own Burger, customers all leave with happy bellies and even happier smiles. Each order of a burger is served with a side of fries and patties that are cooked well done.
Let the godly meeting of juicy meat patties and buns do the talking here at FatPapas!
Contact: +65 6291 8028
Location: 17 Bali Lane, Singapore
Operating Hours: Sun-Thurs 12pm-10pm | Fri-Sat 12pm-10.30pm
4. Safari Cafe
Founded by Singapore’s very own Papa Rock, Ramli Sarip, the Safari Cafe at Haji Lane offers a good mix of scrumptious local and western cuisines. While many eateries at Haji Lane serves common cafe food like waffles, toasts and sandwiches, you can count on Safari Cafe to fill you up with traditional Laksa and Nasi Goreng Kampung.
Nasi Ambeng – a fragrant rice dish served in a huge tray with Malay cuisines – is also available upon advanced order via their phone line. While you’re there, give their Sirloin Steak a try for some New Zealand beef goodness.
Contact: +65 6292 0057
Location: 57 Haji Ln, Singapore 189250
Operating Hours: Mon-Sun 11.30am-10pm
5. Limaa Cafe
Limaa is big on the healthy food and environment scene, and it reflects in their menu and cafe interior. Founded in 2017, Limaa is the end product of two mummies who wish to cook up healthy, organic and nutritious food for everyone.
Many of us have a misconception of healthy food being limited to only greens. At Limaa, they prove that very stereotype wrong by whipping up healthy beef rendang, Aglio Olio and brownies. With Limaa, maybe diet would not be much of a chore anymore!
Contact: +65 8620 2041
Location: 51 Haji Lane, Singapore 189244
Operating Hours: Mon-Thurs 9.30am-8pm | Fri-Sun 9.30am-9pm
6. The Mad Sailors
Ahoy the Mad Sailors! Be prepared to be transported to the United Kingdom upon stepping foot into this eatery. If you enjoy the food and ambience at Working Title and Afterwit, you will be glad to know that these three cafes are the product of the same group of people.
Sink your hooks into their generous Fish & Chips, Eggs Benedict, English Breakfast and more. For the more adventurous, make sure to give their Masala Fish & Chips a try for the spicy kick!
Contact: +65 8768 0465
Location: 24 Haji Lane, Singapore 189217
Operating Hours: Mon-Thurs 12pm-10pm | Fri 12pm-11pm | Sat 10am-11pm | Sun 10am-10pm
7. All Things Delicious
As its name suggests, all things are definitely delicious at All Things Delicious. Pretty in white and wide glass walls, this particular bakery cafe gains a lot of curious gazes from the passersby daily. Situated on the historic Arab Street, you can find freshly baked goods ranging from cookies, brownies, scones and cakes to complete meal sets.
Good news for breakfast food enthusiasts! All-day breakfast is made available till 5.30pm daily. Their menu stands out from the other cafes as they have included the unique North African stew, Shashouka, and has five variations of sourdough breakfast plates.
Contact: +65 6291 4252
Location: 34 Arab Street, Singapore 199733
Operating Hours: Tues-Fri 8am-7pm | Sat-Sun 9am-7pm
8. Fika Swedish Cafe & Bistro
We can count with a single hand the number of places to get Halal Swedish meatballs in Singapore. So when Fika Swedish Cafe & Bistro first opened their doors, many were elated at the prospect of having authentic and Halal Swedish cuisines.
Don’t get intimidated when seeing the intricate names on the menu and just go with your gut-feeling when ordering because the menu explains the dishes well and since it’s Fika, you have nothing to lose!
Fun-fact: Fika is a Swedish word that means taking a break. Let your hair down and bring a couple of friends over to Fika for a well-deserved break this weekend!
Contact: +65 6396 9096
Location: 257 Beach Road, Singapore 199539
Operating Hours: Sun-Thurs 11am-10pm | Fri-Sat 11am-11pm
9. Chix Hot Chicken
Co-owned by yet another famous TV personality, Taufik Batisah, this chicken-focused cafe is the first to offer Halal Nashville Hot Chicken.
If you have not already known, Chix Hot Chicken uses 100% organic spices from the US for their dry rub. If that is not enough to convince you to pay them a visit, they are the first fried chicken joint in Asia that serves authentic Nashville fried chicken!
Customers can choose from three levels of spice namely mild hotness, extra hotness and insane hotness. Pair your fiery chicken with their cheese sandwiches and milkshakes to lessen the blow from the spices.
Contact: +65 9839 0607
Location: 1 Jalan Pisang, Singapore 199069
Operating Hours: Mon-Sat 11.30am-11pm | Sun 9am-9pm
10. The Hashtag Cafe
Undeniably, there are days when you and your friends are undecided on where to eat because not everyone shares the same cravings and palate. At times like these, The Hashtag Cafe is here to the rescue. Nestled humbly along North Bridge Road, this Halal cafe whips up food from all over the world.
Chef’s recommendations include the Hashtag Ala Temasek, Poulet Supreme and the cafe’s speciality, Szechuan NZ ribeye. From seafood to chicken and beef – you know you’re in good hands for a great meal anytime!
Contact: +65 9722 4628
Location: 743 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 198711
Operating Hours: Sun-Thurs 11am-10pm | Friday 3pm-11pm | Sat 11am-11pm
11. Mother Dough
Mother Dough is a short walk away from Masjid Sultan with bakes that sell like hotcakes daily! Prior to opening Mother Dough in Singapore, the owner and head baker had spent years in New York to perfect the art of bread-making.
Must-haves include the signature, Almond Croissant and Chocolate Almond Croissant and Lemon Cake. With its relaxing ambience paired with the smell of freshly baked goods, we promise a stress-free time throughout your stay here.
Contact: +65 6909 6604
Location: 749 North Bridge Road, #01-01, Singapore 198717
Operating Hours: Tue-Sat 11am-6pm | Sun 11am-5pm | Closed on Monday
Afterwit is a quaint cafe residing at North Bridge Road. It cooks up one of the best Halal Mexican food in Singapore and has earned a name for itself despite the high volume of eateries in the area.
All-time favourites at Afterwit include the Chicken and Mango Quesadilla, Butter Chicken Burrito and Pulled Beef Taco. What we love most about Mexican food is its easy sharing factor which makes Afterwit a great eating spot for families and friends.
Contact: +65 6299 3508
Location: 778A North Bridge Road, Singapore 198786
Operating Hours: Sun-Thurs 12pm-10pm | Fri-Sat 12pm-11pm
13. (working title)
Once located at Arab Street, this recently relocated cafe can now be found at North Bridge Road. (working title) was one of the first few hipster cafes that existed in Singapore. Today, they are famous for their coffee and recently revamped menu.
Amongst their beverages, you can look forward to their Affogato, Dirty Bandung Latte and Dirty Chai Latte most. As for their food, the Truffle Tater Tots can never disappoint as a starter. Continue your meal with the Baaa-ger and end your meal on a sweet note with the Nutella Tiramisu!
Contact: +65 8768 0463
Location: 783 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198751
Operating Hours: Sun-Thurs 12pm-10pm | Fri-Sat 12pm-11pm
14. Tipo Pasta Bar
If you enjoy being given the flexibility to customise your own food when you dine outside, you will love eating at Tipo Pasta Bar. This fresh new concept by The Black Hole Group offers pasta dishes at very affordable prices which gets extra brownie points from us.
Here’s a simple walk-through of what the pasta customisation at Tipo looks like. First, you will choose your type of pasta and flavour. Right after, you will select the sauce of your choice amongst the 8 available. Choose the toppings of your preference and you are good to go!
P.S.: While it might sound too good to be true, all the pasta used at Tipo are homemade daily!
Contact: +65 8768 0785
Location: 785 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 198753
Operating Hours: Sun-Thurs 12pm-10pm | Fri-Sat 12pm-1pm
15. The Ramen Stall
For those who are always on the hunt for supper places, The Ramen Stall is no longer a stranger to them. This particular ramen place has tweaked flavours of the traditional Japanese ramen so that it could suit the local palate better. Notable dishes here consists of the Volcano Ramen and Chicken Cha-Shu Ramen.
Contact: +65 6655 0800
Location: 787 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198755
Operating Hours: Mon-Fri 5pm-5am | Sat-Sun 12pm-5am
16. Kava Bistro
Dining at Kava Bistro on Arab Street will be a unique experience as it is not every day that you will see people swimming above you as you eat.
However, it is not only the pool in the ceiling that will give off a lasting impression. Customers actually make returning visits for their delightful Ondeh-Ondeh Ice Cream and the gooey Raclette Cheese. For those with a hefty appetite, you will love the Kava Beast Burger – a double beef patty weighing 320 grams.
We love how Kava Bistro does not skimp out on portion sizes and still remains affordable!
Contact: +65 9731 2902
Location: 142 Arab Street, Singapore 199828
Operating Hours: Mon-Sun 12pm-10pm
17. The Malayan Council
Talk, makan, chill. The Malayan Council really does live up to their tag line.
The quaint cafe makes for a wonderful spot to hang with friends after work and families on weekends. The dim lights create a private dining setting and eases conversations at every table.
Here, you will find the likes of Malay-Western fusion food and a pro-tip is to share a few dishes as the portions come out huge. The Ondeh-Ondeh Cake with vanilla ice-cream is a must-have here. It is a sin to walk out of the Malayan Council without this dessert, so do take note of that!
Contact: +65 9002 4414
Location: 71 Bussorah St, Singapore 199484
Operating Hours: Mon-Sun 11.30am-11pm
18. Tash Tish Tosh
Tash Tish Tosh can be found along one of the lines of shophouses at Kandahar Street. This cosy cafe is tastefully decorated with frames hanging on the walls and a bright red LED sign.
The owner of Tish Tash Tosh prides themselves in serving Malay-inspired American cuisines which are not a common concept in Singapore. With dishes like Tash Toolang Stew, Tashookah and Battleship – all of which are tulang dishes – dining here will never be boring!
Contact: +65 8714 8677
Location: 50 Kandahar St, Singapore 198900
Operating Hours: Tues-Sun 11am-2am | Closed on Monday
19. Sanobar Gila Gula
Gila Gula simply translates to crazy for sugar in Malay. So when you pay Sanobar Gila Gula a visit, you will know exactly what you are supposed to do.
This old and new fusion cafe on Kandahar Street has all things sweet, savoury and colourful up for grabs daily. Think macarons in every shade existing, a mighty satay tower, king prawn platter and many more alongside the likes of it. Indulge the sweet tooth in you here!
Contact: +65 9813 0137
Location: 48 Kandahar St, Singapore 198899
Operating Hours: Tues-Thurs 11.30am-9pm | Fri-Sat 11.30am-11pm | Sun 11.30am-9pm | Closed on Monday
20. Butter Studio
Butter Studio was created out of the owner’s love for all things sweet. With the aid of family recipes in mind, their daily bakes convey the spirit of artisan handmade goodness through their familiar home-style goods.
Get your hands on their fresh out of the oven goodies like the cult-favourite pastries and cakes like Salted Caramel Red Velvet, Breakfast Speculoos and their multitude of cupcakes off the shelf. You never know when you are up for something savoury, you can always grab their Cajun Chicken Burger or Morning Benedict instead.
Contact: +65 6294 7115
Location: 147 Jalan Besar, S208865
Operating Hours: Mon-Thurs 12pm – 9pm | Fri 12pm – 11pm | Sat 11am – 12am | Sun 11am to 9pm | Tues Closed
21. Lina’s Cafe
Lina’s Cafe is big on inclusivity and giving back to the community as the act of dining here expresses solidarity for autism. This initiative was founded after Lina’s daughter was diagnosed with ASD, with the aim of raising awareness about autism and to provide a safe dining and employment space for autistic individuals.
The absolute crowd-pleaser at Lina’s Cafe is their Mee Siam and Mak Timah’s Special Mee Rebus, a family recipe since the 1970s. Eateries that support a special cause will always get extra plus points from us.
Contact: +65 9187 2094
Location: 7 Jalan Pisang, Singapore 199074
Operating Hours: Mon 11am-7.30pm | Tues-Sat 11am-8.30pm | Closed on Sunday
22. Royz Et Vous
So far in this list, we have covered Halal American, Swedish and Mexican food. Up next, we have a Halal French cafe!
This bistro on Telok Ayer Street is home to mouth-watering dishes like The Royale, Bread Basket and Brazen Striploin. Pair your mains with any of their 13 handcrafted mocktails and you are all set for a good meal!
Contact: +65 6293 0270
Location: 137 Telok Ayer Street #01-01, Singapore 068602
Operating Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-4pm & 5pm-10pm | Sat-Sun 12pm-4pm & 5pm-10pm
23. LePak @ Rayz
Previously branded as Rayz Bistro on Selegie Road, the bistro cafe is now known as LePak @ Rayz at Bussorah Street. In an almost hipster setting, this cafe serves a provision of Western and Asian favourites that are considered comfort food by many.
With affordable prices, you sure would not want to turn down the opportunity for a good old plate of Black Pepper Beef Hor Fun, Chicken Rice or Steak Pasta.
Contact: +65 6352 6651
Location: 62 Bussorah St, Singapore 199478
Operating Hours: Mon-Sun 10.30am-12.15am
24. The Bravery Cafe
The uneven walls at The Bravery Cafe are left bare with sparse furniture lying around. We assume they are going for the raw industrial look and if correct, they sure are rocking it.
The food at The Bravery Cafe promises a good balance of sweet, salty, and sour; down to their dessert. Some must-order dishes include The Bravery’s Pancakes Stack which gets a full score for being so fluffy and moist and the Raunchy Eggs for those who are fans of exotic spices.
Contact: +65 9388 2973
Location: 66 Horne Road Singapore 209073
Operating Hours: Fri-Sat 9am-10pm | Monday, Wed, Thurs & Sun 9am-6pm | Closed on Tues
25. DC Super Heroes Cafe
This DC Super Heroes themed cafe features life-sized statues of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and many more. Stepping in, you will feel like you have transcended into the realm of superheroes what with the extensive lengths of DC logos and comic strips being plastered everywhere.
Please the superhero fan in you by indulging in their Aquaman Chilli Squid, Hawkgirl’s Wings, The Dark Knight Burger, Superman: A Smallville Original and more.
Contact: +65 6688 7610
Location: 2 Bayfront Avenue, L1-03, Bay Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972
Operating Hours: Mon-Thurs 11:30am-11pm | Fri 11:30am-11:30pm | Sat 11am-11:30pm | Sun 11am-11pm
26. Citrus By The Pool
You are famished after swimming and need some food pronto. Now, you don’t have to look far because Citrus By The Pool is waiting for you. Situated in Woodlands Swimming Complex, this pocket-friendly Halal-certified cafe is just 10 minutes away from Woodlands MRT by foot.
At this retro-themed establishment, you can satiate your post-swim hunger with their in-house burgers. The Little Boss, BIG Boss and Da Burger Bomb. Satay sauce is incorporated into the burger which is a stand-out factor for us!
Contact: +65 6366 6581
Location: 3 Woodlands Street 13 Woodlands Swimming Complex, 738600
Operating Hours: Mon-Thurs 11am-10.30pm | Fri-Sun 11am-11pm
While most cafes are littered around the town area of Singapore, it should be noted that there are equally as good cafes in the South too! ButterScotch is nestled under an HDB block in Bukit Merah which makes it a neighbourhood-friendly cafe.
Even so, the dishes served are on a higher scale in terms of presentation and taste. Their forte lies within dessert and coffee so do ensure that their waffles, pavlova, churros and souffle do not go unordered. If you are up for something more filling, you can opt for the ButterScotch’s Truffle Fries, Chili Crab Cake Burger or Pancake Eggs Benedict for a satiating meal.
Contact: +65 9829 5540
Location: Blk 164, Bukit Merah Central, #01-3625, Singapore 150164
Operating Hours: Tues-Sun 8.30am-10pm | Closed on Monday
28. Badoque Cafe
Badoque is a word derived from an Indonesian slang which simply means to eat! Badoque Cafe is easily one of the hottest eating spots among the East siders in Singapore. With its generous portions of Asian-fusion, Greek and Mediterranean dishes, this particular diner makes sharing meals with family and friends extra fun.
Common favourites include the Rib Eye Steak, Breaded Oysters and Squid Ink Risotto. And if you haven’t already, regular customers can apply for the Badoque Privilege Card for exclusive rewards and perks with no additional charge. More reason to make repetitive visits here!
Contact: +65 6446 6928
Location: 298 Bedok Road, Singapore 469454
Operating Hours: Sun-Tues 12pm-11pm | Closed on Mon
29. Penny University
If you ever need a new hangout spot for brunch with your girlfriends or mates, be sure to suggest Penny University! Dining here means eating your meal in a charming mix of rustic and eclectic setting. You will find raw industrial-chic accents like bare designer lightbulbs and bar counters made out of recycled railroad ties with more wood furniture making up the whole space.
Crowd favourites include the classic brunch food; Sourdough Toast, Eggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon and Croque Monsieur. As the cafe is named after the 18th-century term for coffeehouses in London, it is only right that they have an extensive range of teas.
You can also find interesting tea flavours which are not limited to French Peppermint and Moroccan Rosebuds. There is always something good and new to try at Penny University.
Contact: +65 6345 9055
Location: 402 East Coast Road, Singapore 428997
Operating Hours: Mon-Sun 8.30am-10pm
30. Olivye Cafe. Gelato
It is not every day that you will stumble upon a Halal-certified gelato place in Singapore so when you do, you have to include it in your must-try list! Olivye Cafe has over 12 flavours of gelato available daily and has the most interesting flavours in their line-up. To list a few, some include Swiss Orange Chocolate, Chempedak, Durian, Bandung, Horlicks and Biscotti.
While their gelato is the top few reasons why you should pay the cafe a visit, their steaks and pasta are equally as great. Reasonably priced and delightful tasting food is exactly what you will need after a strenuous long day.
Contact: +65 6543 9518
Location: 5 Changi Village Rd, #01-2009, Singapore 500005
Operating Hours: Mon-Sun 11.30am-9.30pm
31. The Royals Cafe
The Royals Cafe team specialises in baking pies and cakes for various events and are very good at whipping up a whole stretch of Malay dishes for their patrons daily.
Their Signature Nyonya Mee Siam is mentioned almost everywhere so make sure not to miss out on the bowl of goodness while you are there! Other notable local delights include the Homemade Assam Fish with Tumeric Brown Rice and Nasi Lemak Burger.
Contact: +65 8481 0080
Location: 19 Upper East Coast Rd, Singapore 455209
Operating Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-10pm | Sat-Sun 9am-10pm
32. Citrus Bistro
Sister cafe to Citrus By The Pool at Woodlands Swimming Complex, Citrus Bistro is located in Sengkang Sports Centre that houses a community centre, sports fitness hub and swimming pool. The alfresco dining concept here gives patrons the best view of the pool and water slides, which makes it a treat for both the eyes and mouth.
While the two cafes share similar menus, there is an exclusive dish that is only available at Citrus Bistro – the Curry Chicken with Rice or Bread which is heavily based on Penang’s curry and is flavour packed. Pull the curtains close with Citrus’ signature Molten Chocolate Lava Cake for a belly good meal!
Contact: +65 6904 4850
Location: 57 Anchorvale Road, Singapore 544964
Operating Hours: Tues-Sun 9am-9pm | Closed on Monday
33. Ministry of Burgers
Nestled all the way inside White Sands Shopping Centre is the Ministry of Burgers where Ramly burgers are sold in a mall and not a pasar malam. With thicker-than-usual patties and special in-house sauces, the burgers here will constantly leave you wanting more.
You can look forward to their Thunder and Rainbow Burger which are made of not one or two, but four patties!
Contact: +65 8182 6497
Location: Downtown East, E!Hub, #01-K101
Operating Hours: Mon-Sun 11am-10pm
34. Lynn’s Cakes & Coffee
Lynn’s Cakes & Coffee might not be situated at a prime location but it still sees a steady flow of customers daily. Here’s why.
Painted in white, this rising cafe alludes elegance with their light-coloured wooden furniture and the occasional greens. Here, the standard favourites are the Carrot Cake, Red Velvet Cake, Dark Chocolate Heaven, Rainbow Cake and Hazelnut Meringue.
Trust us when we say the cakes at Lynn’s are worth the walk. After all, there is always room for dessert!
Contact: +65 6314 2886
Location: 11 Eng Kong Terrace, Singapore 598983
Operating Hours: Tues-Sun 11am-7pm | Closed on Monday
BRIO is a fairly new face in the Halal European food industry in Singapore. It is positioned right in the middle of Jurong Point’s busy walkways where it garners curious peering looks from shoppers daily.
Listed in BRIO’s extensive menu are tapas, pizza, risotto, salad, burgers (we love the EMO Burger!) and pasta – the common English food fare. Now, what sets BRIO aside is the taste of each dish. They are good at ensuring the quality of food is consistent with every visit which is why they have easily gained a regular cult of customers now.
Contact: +65 6795 9606
Location: 1 Jurong West Central 2, Jurong Point 1, #02-24/K5, 648886
Operating Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-10am | Sat-Sun 10.30am-10pm