For this nation of foodies, there is always time for tea and always room for cake 🎂
From buffet-style high teas to quaint bakery cafes, all you need to do now is gather some friends for a delicious tête-à-tête over these great sweet treats. Here are our picks for the best halal places to have your afternoon tea in Singapore!
1. Tiffany Cafe & Restaurant
Tucked away in Furama City Centre in Chinatown, Tiffany is a hidden gem for halal high tea. Tiffany offers a combination of English and Asian sweet and savoury food. The restaurant leans towards dishing out local delights rather than the international menu. So aside from the mini sandwiches, bread puddings and cakes, expect more dumplings, siew mais and Malay kuehs to go on to your plate!
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While its menu is not as extensive, Tiffany is an affordable alternative that would still fill your tummy with happiness. We’d say that the beautiful tiffany blue decor of the restaurant complements the food perfectly!
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Note: Tiffany Cafe and Restaurant’s high tea buffet is available only on weekends from 2:45pm to 5:30pm.
Carousel at Royal Plaza on Scotts is no stranger to Muslim foodies in Singapore. Famed for its delicious buffet spreads, just the mere mention of its name could whet any appetite! Unconventional to your typical high tea fare, Carousel also serves up a delectable selection of tantalizing food which spans across different cuisines.
The two popular stations are the Japanese counter offering an array of sushi, sashimi, tempura and soba and the cold seafood serving scrumptious lobster, crayfish, shrimp and oysters😋
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Carousel’s high tea buffet also features chocolate fountains, platters of beautifully plump scones and pretty Danish pastries as well as a stellar selection of ciabatta finger sandwiches like turkey ham and cheese and the classic creamy egg mayo!
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Also available are Asian desserts like the hot Bubur Chacha (sweet potato and yam in coconut milk) and Cheng Tng (sweet syrupy drink with dried longan, red dates, barley, persimmon and lotus seeds) along with assorted Nonya kuehs.
Note: Carousel’s high tea buffet is served daily from 3:30pm to 5:30pm.
3. Butter Studio
A pretty assortment of adorable cupcakes is ever ready to greet you the moment you step inside this cosy bakery-cafe in Jalan Besar. The faintly sweet whiff of cakes in the air is sure to entice you into picking up one or three cupcakes that are skillfully decorated and displayed out front. Crowd favourites seem to be their slice of Caramel Red Velvet cake and Sea Salt Nutella Tart!
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Butter Studio also serves a small selection of savoury items for their brunch and dinner menu but the main attraction remains to be the sweet treats baked fresh each day!
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P.S. This cafe also has takeout kiosks at Takashimaya B2 Food Hall and OneKM Mall.
Operating hours: 12pm – 10 pm (Mon – Thurs), 12pm – 12am (Fri), 10:30am – 12am (Sat), 10:30am – 10pm (Sun), Closed on Tue
Telephone: (65) 6702 2820
Address: 147 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208865
4. Lynn’s Cakes & Coffee
Another lovely bakery-cafe to have your cake and eat it too is at Lynn’s Cakes & Coffee on Eng Kong Terrace! This super chic cafe serves up a freshly baked collection of layer cakes that are as delicious as they are beautiful. A savoury menu is available on weekends and during public holidays but really, it is the cakes that are the stars of this cafe!
Lynn’s Cakes also offers a high tea cake platter on Sundays for $45. This set consists of five cake squares that comes with tea and suitable for a party of two🤗
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A platter of petit fours with a soothing pot of sweet tea and the company of one close friend to share this with – sounds like the perfect way to spend a fine Sunday! But even when it’s not a Sunday, you cannot resist these delectable cakes!
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To top off the amazing food, the ambience of this quaint cafe is just perfect for a chill afternoon out 😌
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Telephone: (65) 6314 2886
Address: 11 Eng Kong Terrace Singapore 598983
5. All Things Delicious
Another bakery-cafe to tantalise your palate is All Things Delicious on Arab Street! With their impressive assortment of desserts of pastries, scones and cakes as well as their savoury selection of quiches, stopping over this bakery-cafe for an afternoon filled with good food and tea is always be a grand idea.
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All Things Delicious’ claim to fame stems from their commitment to producing quality food that is good, wholesome and neither the use of artificial colourings nor flavourings. Now you can have your cake and eat it too knowing that only the best has been used to bring you these flavoursome treats!
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And if cakes don’t appeal to you, try out some of their lighter mains for your afternoon tea 😋
Opening hours: 10am – 9pm (Tues – Thurs), 10am – 10 pm (Fri), 9am – 10pm (Sat), 10am – 7pm (Sun). Closed on Mon
Telephone: (65) 6291 4252
Address: 34 Arab Street, Singapore 199733
6. La Marelle Boutique Café
In this popular whimsical hideout, the decor is not the only thing that is pretty and Instagram-worthy. This artsy cafe with its pink interiors offers a delectably picturesque selection of desserts and drinks that would make you think twice before taking that first bite😉 I mean, just look at that rainbow cake!
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From the saucers used, to the utensils and the food – everything here is picture (and taste) perfect 😍
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But pretty aside, La Marelle has a sizeable cake selection that varies by day so you’ll always uncover something new at each visit. The cafe also has a lovely ambience that is perfect for you to indulge in some cake while catching up with your buddies!
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Telephone: (65) 8822 8536
Address: 25A Baghdad Street, Singapore 199664
We’re sure that these gorgeous places will definitely add something special to your next tea session with friends! Afterall, great food must be accompanied by good company right? So head on over to any of these places to enjoy a delightful afternoon tea😊🍵