For this nation of foodies, there is always time for tea and always room for cake 🎂

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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 3pm to 5.30pm.

Halal status: Halal-certified

Price: Varies by day
Telephone: (65) 6533 3888
Address: Furama City Centre, 60 Eu Tong Sen Street, Singapore 059804

2. Carousel

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.

Halal status: Halal-certified

Price: Varies by day
Telephone: (65) 6589 7799 / (65) 6589 7745
Address: Royal Plaza on Scotts, Lobby Level, 25 Scotts Road, Singapore 228220

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 a takeout kiosk at Takashimaya B2 Food Hall.

Halal status: Halal-certified

Operating hours: 12pm – 9pm (Mon – Thurs), 12pm – 11pm (Fri), 11am – 12am (Sat), 11am – 9pm (Sun), Closed on Tue
Telephone: 62947115
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 come 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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Halal status: Muslim-owned

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 😋

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: 8am – 7pm (Tues – Fri), 9am – 7pm (Sat-Sun), closed on Mondays
Telephone: (65) 6291 4252
Address: 34 Arab Street, Singapore 199733

Note: The following bakeries do not have high tea sets but we’d still recommend you to visit for a nice afternoon out with your friends!☺️

6. The Bakery by Woodlands Sourdough

This quaint cafe near Botanic Gardens not only has a great ambience but it also serves artisanal pastries, perfect for your afternoon tea! With their pure love for baking, the couple behind this bakery use organic Turkish and American flours for their freshly baked goods.

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Almost all of their ingredients are made from scratch, so you can be sure you’re in for an unforgettable gastronomic experience. Don’t forget to sample their brownies too! And top that with some hot Ceylon Tea or Cold Pressed Juices.

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Note: Their last day of operation is 30th Dec 2018, so make sure you visit soon!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: 8.30 – 6pm (Wed-Sun), closed on Mon and Tue
Address: 10 Jalan Serene, #01-05, Singapore 528748

7. Mother Dough

Another place to hang out for a chill afternoon is Mother Dough, located along North Bridge Road. Trust us when we say the pastries here are to die for🤤 We absolutely love their Almond and Chocolate Croissant. One bite into this crusty and flaky croissant will leave you wanting more!

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Prior to setting up Mother Dough bakery here in Singapore, their baker, Naadhira spent 4 years in New York perfecting the art of bread-making. Although there’s limited seating, the atmosphere here is perfect for a cuppa or two and you can always keep running to the counter to order more😜

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Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday – 12pm to 7pm, Sunday – 11am to 5pm, Closed on Mondays
Contact No: 6909 6604
Address: 749 North Bridge Rd, Singapore #01-01, Singapore 198717

8. Spatula Bakery

Previously located in Geylang, Spatula is back with a fresh new image at Baghdad Street! The attractive baby pink exteriors and Insta-worthy interiors of the bakery are already enough to draw passers-by in. Upon entering the bakery, you will be greeted by these aesthetically pleasing rows of cupcakes 😍

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If you love the combination of ice cream and waffle as much as we do, give their ice cream waffle a shot as they’re really yummy!😋 You can even build your own waffle if none of the pre-set combinations on the menu appeals to you!

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Halal Status: Muslim-Owned

Opening hours: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 12pm to 10am, Friday and Saturday: 12pm to 11pm. (Closed on Tuesdays)
Address: 21 Baghdad Street, Singapore 199660

We’re sure that these gorgeous places will definitely add something special to your next tea session with friends! After all, great food must be accompanied by good company right? So head on over to any of these places to enjoy a delightful afternoon tea😊🍵

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