[Updated 2020] Over 20 Halal Cafes in Singapore's Arab Street, Bugis, Haji Lane, East, West and Central

By Halal Trip | 26, Jul, 2016

Indulge in some of the best Halal Cafes of Singapore. Check out these over 20 mouth-watering restaurants! HalalTrip has covered every nook and cranny, to bring you this list of Halal cafes in Bugis, Arab street food and Cafes, and not to forget the vibrant Haji Lane Halal Cafes. Put on your comfiest shoes and empty your stomachs because we are about to go on a gastronomical journey!

Don't forget to let us know what you think of the Halal cafes in the review section below!

Halal Cafes in Arab Street, Haji Lane and Bugis


1. I am I am Cafe Arab street Singapore

Credit: I AM Café Facebook

Inspired by the amazing city of Amsterdam, I AM café is a Muslim-owned establishment located at the junction of North Bridge Road and Haji Lane. Not only is the café’s vibe and interior influenced by Amsterdam, but so is its menu! Be prepared to grub on mouth-watering items like juicy charcoal-grilled burgers and 'Dutch' frites and mayo.

The menu at I AM also includes a variety of delicious drinks that are alcohol-free, so pick something you haven’t heard of before, and prepare to be surprised! One of the most popular Halal Cafes in Singapore.

Address: 674 North Bridge Road #01-01, off Haji Lane, Singapore 188804

Nearby mosque: Sultan Mosque

Business hours: 11am to 11pm (Mon-Thurs), 11am to 1am (Fri-Sat), 11am to 10pm (Sundays)

Find I AM cafe in the East!

Tampines branch address: 51 Tampines Ave 4 #03-04, Our Tampines Hub, Singapore 529684

Nearest Mosque: Darul Ghufran Mosque

Opening hours: 11am to 11pm (Mon-Sun, Eve of PH & PH)
More details on I AM Cafe here!

2. & why…
& why arab street singapore

Credit: And Why... on Facebook

With a little word play, & why… can also be pronounced as NY, and if you guessed it… yes, they’re referring to New York! The sister cafe of I AM cafe, & why… is inspired by the city that never sleeps. You will find on its menu a variety of sandwiches and pasta as well as various coffee brews and tea selection.

Address: 31/30 Bali Lane #01-01, Singapore 189867

Nearest prayer place: Sultan Mosque

Business hours:
11am to 11pm (Thurs-Tues, closed every Wed)
More information on And Why... Cafe here!

3. All Things Deliciousall things delicious cafe arab street singapore

Credit: All Things Delicious Facebook

all things delicious arab street singapore

All Things Delicious is a popular Halal-certified cafe specializing in desserts. Filled with delicious items like Carrot Cake, Crackly Top Brownie, Sticky Apricot Pistachio Cake, Orange Cranberry Scones and more, this beautiful bakery is one of our absolute favourites. While the cakes are quite drool-worthy, we definitely recommend the scones, which are show-stoppers.  

Address: 34 Arab Street Singapore 199733

Nearby Masjid: Sultan Mosque

Business hours:
 8am to 7pm (Tue-Fri), 9am to 7pm (Sat & Sun), closed on Mondays
More information on All Things Delicious here!


4. The Lab SG (Muslim-Owned)  (Permanently Closed)the lab sg cafe closed arab street singapore

Credit: The Lab SG facebook

With its edgy lab-like interior, - industrial pipes, and chemical bottles throughout the cafe - the Lab SG has fast gained recognition in Singapore’s Halal cafe scene. The Lab SG’s menu is also equally creative and impressive. The food and beverages here are generally healthier versions of popular dishes. Their Heisen burger, served with delicious sweet potato fries, is a crowd favourite, while the cafés ‘Daily Concoction’ is a must-try. 

Address: 1 Jalan Pisang #01-01, Singapore 199069

Nearest Mosque: Sultan Mosque

Opening hours:
12.30pm to 10pm (Mon-Sat), 1pm to 9.30pm (Sun)
More details on The Lab SG here!


5. Fluff Bakeryfluff bakery arab street singapore

Credit: Fluff Bakery facebook

Although there's no dine-in option, one visit to the halal artisanal Fluff Bakery, and you’re sure to be back countless of times. With a constantly changing menu of sweet treats like cupcakes, tarts, layered cakes, cookies and more, Fluff Bakery does not disappoint. Fluff’s signature cupcakes come in a variety of enticing flavours like Nutella Red Velvet, and Salted Caramel and even interesting ones like Ondeh Ondeh and Thai Milk Tea.

Here’s a little tip. Follow their Instagram for regular updates and get there early, before the bakery opens at 12pm, to avoid being stuck in a queue that usually goes around the block!

Address: 4 Jalan Pisang, Singapore 199071

Nearest prayer place: Sultan Mosque

Business hours:
12pm to 7:30pm/till all bakes sell out (Tues-Sat)
More information on FFluff Bakery here!


6. Working Titleworking title arab street singapore

Credit: Working Title facebook

working title arab street singapore

They’re still working on their title… or are they? This cafe, nestled in busy Arab Street, specializes in burgers. Try their playfully named dishes such as Baconator, Holy Guacamole and Hawaii Five-O to the interesting combination of savoury-sweet Ribena Wings.

Address: 48 Arab St, Singapore 199745

Nearest Mosque: Sultan Mosque

Opening hours
: 11am to 10pm (Mon-Thu), 11am to 11pm (Fri). 10am to 11pm (Sat-Sun)
More details on Working Title here!


7. Afterwitafterwit arab street singapore

¡hola amigos! This Mexican themed café is the creation of the guys behind working title. right from the décor to the dish selections, you may think that you’re not in Singapore anymore! For a fulfilling meal with a big group, go for their family-sized taco setthat’s what I’m tacoing about and pick four different fillings to spice up your lunch.

Address: 778A North Bridge Road Singapore 198796

Nearest prayer place: Sultan Mosque
Business hours: 5pm to 10pm (Mon-Thu, Sun), 5pm to 2am (Fri-Sat)
More information on Afterwit here!


8. Mad Sailorsmad sailor arab street singapore

Oy mate! You guessed it, another creation from the guys behind Working Title and Afterwit, this time with a British twist. Indulge in British dishes, such as fish and chips, sammies and even marmite on Haji Lane.

Address: 24 Haji Lane, Singapore 189217

Nearest Mosque: Sultan Mosque

Opening hours:
11am to 10pm (Mon-Thu), 11am to 11pm (Fri), 10am to 11pm (Sat-Sun)
More details on Mad Sailors here!


9. Krave (Muslim-Owned) krave arab street singapore

If you’re craving for some good fusion food and desserts, then Krave is for you! The Kraving Ayam Bakar is a westernized version of the familiar ayam bakar and ketupat. One of their must-try desserts is definitely Chempedak Brulee, a take on the classic crème brulee.

Address: 28 Bali Lane, Singapore 189864

Nearest prayer place:
Sultan Mosque

Business hours:
11:30am to 10pm (Tue-Thu & Sun), 11:30am to 11pm (Fri-Sat), closed on Monday. Kitchen closes at 5-6pm daily, last order is 30 mins before closing.
More information on Krave here!


10. Butter Studiobutter studio arab street singapore

Credit: Butter Studio Facebook

From fresh handmade pastries to juicy burgers, breakfast goodies and delicious desserts, Butter Studio’s extensive menu is sure to get your mouth watering. If you’re planning on visiting for brunch, try the Good ol’ Benny and the Classic Buttermilk Pancakes, or if dessert is what you’re craving, you can’t go wrong with Butter Studio’s handcrafted Sea Salt Nutella Tarts and the Belgian Chocolate artisanal ice cream!

Address: 147 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208865

Nearest Mosque: Abdul Gafoor Mosque

Opening hours:
12pm to 10pm (Mon, Wed-Thu), 12pm to 12am (Fri), 10:30am to 12am (Sat),10:30am to 10pm (Sun) 
More details on Butter Studio here!


Halal Cafes in the Central

11. FIX (Permanently Closed)fix hometeamns singapore

Credit: FIX Cafe Facebook

The popular Halal-certified FIX cafe located in Hometeam NS-JOM Clubhouse in Balestier makes for a great hang out spot. The cafe serves a variety of delectable Mexican fare, along with a range of delicious drinks and desserts. Be sure to try out the cafés spin on a traditional naan bread - ‘naanwiches’, - and their Donuts with Salted Egg Yolk Dip!

Address: 31 Ah Hood Rd, HomeTeamNS-JOM Clubhouse, Singapore 329979

Nearest prayer place: Hajjah Rahimabi Mosque

Business hours:
11am to 10pm daily
More information on FIX Cafe here!


12. ButterScotch (Muslim-Owned)butterscotch bukit merah singapore

Got a bit of a sweet tooth? ButterScotch in Bukit Merah is all about dessert and coffee! The Muslim-owned café not only manages to put a combination of delicious flavors on a plate but also presents aesthetically appealing dishes sure to make any customer fall in love with it. Don’t leave without trying ButterScotch’s Truffle Fries, Chili Crab Cake Burger, Pancake Eggs Benedict, and Churros.

Address: Block 164 Bukit Merah Central #01-3625, Singapore 150164

Nearest Mosque: Al-Amin Mosque

Opening hours:
11am to 10pm (Mon-Fri), 10am to 10pm (Sat-Sun)
More details on ButterScotch Cafe here!


13. Royz Et Vous (Muslim-Owned)royz et vous telok ayer singapore

Credit: Royz et Vous facebook

The Muslim-owned Royz Et Vous is a cafe that is French-inspired. The bistro features some wonderfully delicious dishes on their menu, like Beef Asparagus, Soft Shell Crab Pasta, Herb Crusted Salmon and Smoked Duck. Its simple yet homely atmosphere and divine food make it a gem amongst the numerous cafés in Singapore. 

Telok Ayer branch address: 137 Telok Ayer Street #01-01 Singapore 068602

Nearest prayer place: Al-Abrar Mosque

Business hours:
11am to 10pm (Mon-Thu), 10am to 11pm (Fri), 12pm to 11pm (Sat), 12pm to 10pm (Sun). Cafe closes 4pm to 5pm daily. Last order is 45 minutes before closing time. 
Find Royz et Vous Halal Cafe in the East!: 

Chai Chee branch address:
750 Chai Chee Road #01-16, Viva Business Park, Singapore 469000

Nearest prayer place:
Al-Ansar Mosque

Business hours:
10am to 10pm (Sun-Thurs), 10am to 11pm (Fri-Sat). Café closes 4pm to 5pm daily. Last order is 45 minutes before closing time. 
More information on Royz Et Vous Cafe here!


14. Mad Jack Cafe (Currently Closed) mad jack serangoon singapore

Credit: Mad JackFacebook

The Halal-certified Mad Jack serves up a myriad of high-quality Aussie-inspired dishes and fusion food at crazy affordable prices. The menu here consists of finger foods, pasta, burgers, decadent desserts, and everything in between. Make sure you try out the lamb rack or grilled rib-eye along with their 100% natural fruit smoothies.

Address: NEX Serangoon, #B1-27, 23 Serangoon Central, Singapore 556083

Nearest Mosque: 
Haji Yusoff Mosque

Opening hours: 
11:30 AM to 10:30 PM daily (last order at 10 PM)
More details on Mad Jack Cafe here!


Halal Cafes in the West

15. Lynn’s Cakes & Coffee (Muslim-Owned)Lynn's cakes and coffee

Credit: Lynn’s Cake & Coffee Facebook

Lynn's Cakes & Coffee is a Muslim-owned bakery cafe specializing in freshly baked sweet treats like cheesecake, red velvet cake, rainbow cake, salted caramel cake, and more. You can’t think of a better way to spend an evening with friends than enjoying a delicious slice of cake along with a cup of freshly brewed coffee, can you?

Address: 11 Eng Kong Terrace, Singapore 598983

Nearest prayer place: Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Ar-Raudhah Mosque

Business hours:
11am to 7pm (Tue-Thurs), 11am to 9pm (Fri & Sat), 11am to 8pm (Sun), closed on Monday
More information on Lynn's Cakes and Coffee here!


Halal Cafes in the East

16. Penny University (Muslim-Owned)penny university east coast road singapore

Credit: Penny University Instagram

The bustling Penny University is where you need to head if you’re looking to enjoy a bit of breakfast or brunch with the gang. Must-tries include the Sourdough Toast, Eggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon, Vanilla-infused Greek Yoghurt with Granola, and Croque Monsieur. The Muslim-owned café also offers an interesting selection of teas, from Earl grey to French peppermint and Moroccan rosebuds, as well as some of the greatest coffee around. 

Address: 402 East Coast Road, Singapore 428997

Nearest Mosque: Masjid Kassim

Opening hours:
8:30am to 6pm (Mon-Thurs), 8:30am to 10:30pm (Fri & Sat), 8:30am to 7pm (Sun)
More details on Penny University here!


17. Olivye Cafe. Gelatoolivye cafe gelato changi village road singapore

Credit: Olivye facebook

At the Halal-certified Olivye Cafe. Gelato, you’ll find a wide selection of western dishes along with a variety of delicious gelato. While the steaks, pastas , sandwiches and salads are all quite great, the gelato’s here are what truly make the café unmissable. Give the well-known flavours like Hazelnut and Chocolate a miss, and instead try something like Chempedak or Durian!

Address: Blk 5 Changi Village Road, #01-2009, Singapore 500005

Nearest prayer place: Al-Istighfar Mosque
Business hours: 11:30am to 10pm daily
More information on Olivye Cafe. Gelato here!


18. The Royals Cafe (Muslim-Owned)the royals cafe singapore

Credit: The Royals facebook

The Royals Cafe is known for serving up a variety of Malay favourites. The Signature Nyonya Mee Siam is a must-try, and so are the new additions to the menu, such as the Braised Lamb Shank and the Braised Beef Cheek. The Halal-certified cafe also has some western fare on their menu. 

East Coast Address: Crescendo Building, 19 Upper East Coast Road, Singapore 455209

Nearest Mosque: Kampong Siglap Mosque

Opening hours:
9am to 10pm (Mon-Fri), 8:30am to 10:30pm (Sat, Sun & public holidays)
Simei Address: 3 Simei Street, #01-31 Eastpoint Mall, 528833

Opening hours:
 10am to 10pm (Mon-Sun)
More details on The Royals Cafe here!


19. Badoque Cafébadoque singapore bedok upper thomson

Credit: Badoque Cafe Facebook

This Halal-certified cafe that needs little introduction; Badoque Café. The large portions of mouth-watering dishes, along with the excellent service, make the café definitely worthy of a visit. Don’t miss out on the Rib Eye Steak, the Breaded Oysters and the Squid Ink Risotto when here!

Bedok branch address:  298 Bedok Road, Singapore 469454

Nearest prayer place: Masjid Al-Taqua

Business hours: 
11am to 10pm daily
Find Badoque Cafe Central Singapore: 

Thomson branch address:
246 Upper Thomson Rd, Singapore 574370

Nearest prayer place: 
Masjid An-Nahdhah

Business hours:
12pm to 10pm daily
More information on Badoque Cafe here!

20. Lina's Cafe
Lina's cafe singapore

Credit: Lina's Cafe on Facebook
Owned by Lina herself, this cozy cafe aims to create a place of refuge for families with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) kids to dine in a judgment-free zone. Lina got inspired to open this business after her own daughter was diagnosed with ASD. 

With prices starting as low as $2.80, they serve a range of cuisines from Asian food like Mee Rebus Special Mak Timah ($4.00) and Home Style Fried Noodles ($6.00), to Western food like Fish & Calamari with Fries ($10.20) and Creamy Chicken Pasta ($9.20)

And if you don't eat meat, don't worry because they sell plenty of Vegetarian dishes as well such as Avocado Salad ($5.80) and Aglio Oilo ($8.00).

Notably, their Mee Siam and Mee Rebus recipes have stayed the same since the 1970s. Lina noted that she inherited this recipe from her mom, who still uses it today.

Address: 7 Jalan Pisang Singapore 199074

Nearest prayer place:
Sultan Mosque

Business hours: 11am - 7.30pm (Mon), 11am – 8.30pm (Tue to Sat). Closed Sun, 1st Mon of every month

More information on Lina's Cafe



21. Chix Hot Chickenchix hot chicken singapore

Credit: Chix Hot Chicken on Facebook
Behold - Singapore’s First Nashville Hot Chicken Concept, better known as Chix Hot Chicken. If you're a fried chicken lover, you NEED to visit this restaurant! They serve chicken in various sizes - Quarter ($10.90), Half ($20.90), Wings ($10.90) and Tenders ($10.90), and all their chicken are served with bread and pickles. You can also upgrade your meal to a combo and enjoy sides like Creamy Tangy Coleslaw ($2.90)Cheese Fries ($4.90) and Mac & Cheese ($5.90).

Not only that, but they also offer four spicy levels for their chicken in this ascending order: Mild, Medium, Hot and Insane Hotness. But get this - their tactic to making their chicken spicier is using two of the world's hottest chili peppers, namely Ghost Peppers and the Carolina Reaper. The Carolina Reaper itself peaks at 2.2 Million Scoville heat units, which is approximately 200 times the spiciness of a Jalapeno pepper!

So if you can take the heat, we'd highly recommend that you challenge yourself by giving the Insane Hotness level a try. On the other hand, if you cannot handle spicy food, don't worry because you can request to have non-spicy chicken as well.

Address: 1 Jln Pisang, #01-01, Singapore 199069

Nearest prayer place:
Sultan Mosque

Business hours:12pm - 9pm (Mon to Sat)

More information on Chix Hot Chicken


22. The Hashtag Cafethe hastag cafe singapore

Credit: The Hashtag Cafe on Facebook
The Hashtag Cafe transcends local boundaries as they combine food items from different regions of the world by serving Asian and Western fusion meals. Their cafe also carries separate menus for Lunch, Dinner and Ramadan where all menu items are homemade.
One of the chef's recommendation from the lunch menu is Hashtag Ala Temasek ($14.90). It is lathered in the Chef’s Signature homemade Temasek sauce and cooked with sauté bell pepper and tiger prawn tossed in spaghetti #Yumz! Their lunch main prices range from $9.90 to $14.90 and their other popular lunch items include Clam Alfredo ($9.90) and Smoked Salmon ($12.90). Pretty cheap, right? For the portion you're getting, this is 100% worth it!
As for their dinner menu, one of their specialties include the Szechuan NZ ribeye. It's a mix of Chinese cuisine with 250 grams New Zealand ribeye, mixed in homemade Szechuan sauce and served with pickled vegetable salad and sweet potatoes fries. Their dinner main prices range from $18.90 to $42.90, and their popular mains include Fish & Chips ($18.90) and Poulet Supreme ($24.90).

Address: 743 North Bridge Road Singapore 198711

Nearest prayer place:
Sultan Mosque

Business hours: 11am - 10pm (Daily)

More information on The Hashtag Cafe


23. Tipo Pasta Bar
tipo pasta bar singapore

Credit: Tipo SG on Facebook

Also known as "doppio zero, Tipo Pasta Bar originates all the way from Italy. They serve handcrafted pasta using only high-quality ingredients and creates unique pasta shapes. Each plate of pasta is sure to impress you with its burst of flavours. Fret not, all their pastas (100g) are sold at an affordable price of just $9.90. You may upsize your pasta for an additional 50g at just $3!

You can customise your type of pasta and flavour by choosing your sauce (e.g. aglio olio, alfredo, tom yum), toppings (e.g. chilli flakes, grated parmesan). A few of their signature pastas include Creamy Chicken Mushroom and Polpette.

Address: 778 North Bridge Road Singapore 198746

Nearest prayer place: Sultan Mosque

Business hours: 12pm - 10pm (Daily)

More information on Tipo Pasta Bar


24. The Malayan Council
the malayan council singapore

Credit: Malayan Council on Facebook

Smoked Duck Lemak Chilli Padi is one of the Malayan Council's signature dishes. While this meal is a pretty hefty price (SGD 28), it's worth it because you'll be paying for the their generous portion. This meal in particular consists of a vast number of freshly-made ingredients, namely mushroom, cherry tomatoes, smoked duck marinated in uragi sauce, and all doused in delicious lemak chilli padi sauce. This recipe is truly unique to TMC because you cannot get this from any other food place!

Another one of their most popular dishes includes Roti Kirai Beef Ribs ($39). Who would've thought to combine the two? This plate contains braised short beef ribs which are glazed in a special homemade sauce and served with roti kirai and salad on the side. Other savoury dishes which they serve include Kacang Pool Kobe ($42), Singapore Chili Lobster ($48) and Mac Kobe ($42).


Address: 22 Dunlop Street

Nearest prayer place: Sultan Mosque

Business hours: 11:30am - 11:00pm (Mon to Sun) 

More information on The Malayan Council


So there you have it! Bring out your inner hipster and ready to take cool shots of these 20 Instagram-worthy Halal cafes all over the island-city.
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