Shopping used to be Singaporeans’ favourite past time (okay, it still is) but we can’t deny that cafe hopping is up and coming! And the best thing of all? These 10 cafes are all located near an iconic site – Sultan Mosque. Perfect if you’re visiting Singapore for a short trip! So cafe hop like the Singaporeans do and get your local stamp of approval.


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1) The Lab SG (Permanently closed as of January 2018)

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The Lab is as its name suggests – a quirky experimental cafe that pays homage to Breaking Bad. Step into a scientific laboratory and be prepared to be greeted with test tubes, syringes, measuring tubes and more! Experimentation is reflected not just in the décor of the café but also incorporated in their food and drinks as they’re constantly experimenting with new flavours.

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Lychee Elderflower Citrus Spritzer and Cucumber Mint Spritzer

Needless to say, The Lab quickly made it to one of our favourite cafes around.

#HHWT Recommends: Heisenberger(Beef burger served with sweet potato fries), Terefrank Buffalo Wings, Fruit Spritzers

Halal Status: Muslim Owned, Mosque nearby

Where: 1 Jalan Pisang #01-01, S 199069
Opening Hours: Mon to Sat – 12:30pm – 10pm, Sun – 1pm – 9:30pm
Contact:weexperiment@thelabsg.com / +65 62995681 (Reservations for 6-15pax)

2) Afterwit
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Hola amigos! There’s a new kid on the block they’re bringing some Mexican flavour to the cafe scene! So put on your sombreros and head over to Afterwit for a cosy night (or afternoon) out with friends and a hearty Mexican meal.

#HHWT Recommends: Crab Tacos, Jalapeno Wings, Quasadillas con Pato

Halal Status: Muslim Owned, Mosque nearby

Where: 778 North Bridge Road S 198746
Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday – 12pm to 10pm, Friday and Saturday – 12pm to 11pm.
Contact: ask@afterwit.sg / +65 6291 1773

3) Krave


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When your pasta cravings hit, it’s time to pay Krave a visit. Helmed by renowned Suria cook show host, Chef Sufiyan Safee, it’s really not surprising that Krave is now at the top of the list of ‘must visit’ halal cafes in Singapore!

#HHWT Recommends: Marinara & Arabiatta Pastas, Steak ‘N’ Fries, Truffle Fries, Chempedak Creme Brulee

Halal Status: Muslim Owned, Mosque nearby

Where: 28 Bali Ln, S 189864
Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday – 11.30am to 10.30pm, Friday and Saturday – 11.30am to 11pm
Contact: Reservation is done via Facebook

4) The Mad Sailors

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The latest kid on the block (or rather Haji lane 😝) is the place to be if you’re craving for authentic British grub! With a pretty extensive menu including classic British food such as fish and chips, bangers and mash (halal sausages of course) and even their own take on the classic salt beef bagel, you’ll be spoilt for choice!

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The Fish & Chips (we had the codfish) is pretty different from what we have in Singapore as the batter is really light and of course, super crispy! And forget those skinny fries, because we’re going for the authentic experience with actual thick chips. If you want to go all out, try it with vinegar and salt, like how they do it in the UK!

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#HHWT Recommends: Fish and Chips, Lemon Tartar Angler Sarnies, Berry Bena slushie, Marmite Honey Wings

Halal Status: Muslim Owned, Mosque nearby

Where: 24 Haji Lane, Singapore 189217

Opening Hours:

Monday to Thursday – 12pm to 10pm, Friday – 12pm to 11pm, Saturday – 10am to 11pm, Sunday – 10am to 10pm.

Contact: Make a reservation on their site/ +65 8248 2853

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5) Wilder (Permanently closed as of January 2018)

Indie music plays on as you walk into this quaint little cafe built in an industrial setting. It doesn’t get any more hipster than this. But not to worry, the atmosphere and setting is just one of the few things we love about this cafe. Wilder also serves a mean cuppa coffee and Western food with a local twist!

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Salted Egg Calamari

#HHWT Recommends: Salted Egg Calamari, Wilder’s Beef Burger

Halal Status: Muslim Owned, Mosque nearby

Where: 749 North Bridge Road, S 198717
Opening Hours: Tues to Sat – 12:30 to 10pm, Sun – 12:30 to 9pm. Closed on Mondays
Contact: ask.wilder@gmail.com / +65 66351136 (Reservations for 4 pax and above)

6) I Am…
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Charcoal-grilled Juicy Beef Burger

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I Am… and & Why are sister cafes located within a stone’s throw of each other but with very distinct personalities. I Am… is an European influenced cafe and is definitely the more flamboyant of the two cafes – not that it’s a bad thing! From it’s location (right at the front of the shopping lane at Haji lane) to its unapologetically huge servings of rainbow cakes and main dishes,  you just can’t miss this open concept cafe!

#HHWT Recommends: Charcoal-grilled Beef Burger, Fish and Chips, Rainbow Mille Crepe Cake

Halal Status: Muslim Owned, Mosque nearby

Where: 674 North Bridge Road

Opening Hours:

Monday to Thursday – 9am to 11pm, Friday – 9am to 1am, Saturday – 8am to 1am, Sunday – 8am to 10pm

Contact: +65 6295 5509 (No reservations)

7) & Why Café
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 & Why Café

The sister cafe of I am is more laid-back in comparison. There are certain desserts that both cafes have in common but & Why also has it’s own signature menu – think New York deli style.

#HHWT Recommends: Softshell Crab and King Prawn Burger, mocktails, desserts

Halal Status: Muslim Owned, Mosque nearby

Where: 31 Bali Lane #01-01, S 189867, tel: 6291 0993
Opening Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday – 12pm to 10pm,

Saturday and  Sunday – 10am to 10pm

*Closed on Wednesdays

Reservations: Call 6291 0993 for reservations.

8) (working title)

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working-title-halal-cafe-sgA cosy little hipster den that serves really good coffee and amaaaazing burgers. That’s what most people know Working Title as. Did you know that these guys are also behind the Mexican cafe – Afterwit (refer to #2)?

#HHWT Recommends: COFFEE (Dirty Bandung Latte for that local taste), Truffle Tater Tots, Baconater

Halal Status: Muslim Owned, Mosque nearby

Where: 48 Arab Street, Singapore 199745

Opening Hours:

Monday to Thursday – 11am to 10pm, Friday – 11am to 11pm, Saturday and Sunday –  10am to 11pm

Reservations: ask@workingtitle.sg / +65 6291 4529

9) Fluff Bakery

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We’ve mentioned Fluff Bakery too many times for us to even keep track of and we’re sure you won’t need an introduction for this one. So really, just do yourself a favour and pick up your cupcakes ASAP 😛

P.S. Do note that they only provide takeouts.

#HHWT Recommends: The salted egg yolk custard and ondeh-ondeh cupcakes! (The flavours change every week so be adventurous!)

Halal Status: Muslim Owned, Mosque nearby

Where: 4 Jalan Pisang, Singapore 199071

Opening Hours:

Tuesday to Saturday – 12 to 7.30pm (or until they sell out)

*Closed on Mondays and Sundays.

Contact: +65 9660 3541

10) La Marelle Cafe & Boutique

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La Marelle looks exactly how we feel on the inside when someone mentions, “DESSERTS!”. You definitely can’t miss this bright and psychedelic cafe when you’re around the area. A fantasy French-themed cafe is the perfect place to get your afternoon tea treats!

#HHWT Recommends: Cakes, cakes and MORE cakes! And well also their Croissant with Honey Baked Ham.

Halal Status: Muslim Owned, Mosque nearby

Where: 25A Baghdad Street, S 199664
Opening Hours: 10am to 11pm, daily.
Contact: Reservations done via Whatsapp +65 8138 7654

Of course, no cafe hopping trip will be complete without a cup of coffee! So even though we didn’t mention it in our recommendations, these cafes serve a mean cuppa 😉

Do share with us your cafe hopping adventures with #havehalalwilltravel on Instagram!

P.S. If you need to plan your itinerary, download the HHWT Travel Planner app, available on iTunes Store for iOS and Google Play for Android, where you find all of these cafes and MORE!

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