Bugis is home to a myriad of artsy finds and indie boutiques – a place you’ll never fail to experience differently each time you visit 😊

And the best part of it all? It’s home to a variety of halal cafes near the Sultan Mosque! So you need not worry about missing your prayers on a day of food and fun.

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So here’s your complete list of halal cafes in Bugis – both old and new – perfect for your next trip there with fellow makan buddies 😉

1. Chix Hot Chicken

The newest entry to Bugis’ cafe scene is Chix Hot Chicken! Here, the draw of the cafe is not just the food but also the owner😉 Co-owned by our first Singapore idol, Taufik Batisah, this cafe prides itself in being the first to offer halal Nashville Hot Chicken!

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It’s not just fried chicken as their Nashville Hot Chicken is breaded and coated with one of the world’s “spiciest peppers”, the ghost chilli, and has a crispy hot finish. It’s served with white bread and pickle chips. There are 3 levels of spice you can choose from for your chicken – mild hotness, extra hotness and insane hotness 😱 So spice lovers, you’d definitely want to challenge yourself to this!

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You can also have your chicken in a burger. Get their Soul Sliders – 2 boneless chicken burgers served with slaw, pickles and pink mayo. If their spicy chicken is not for you, get the milder version, The Original – buttermilk fried chicken made from spices inspired from New Orleans 🤤

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Tempted already? Check out more here!

Halal status: Muslim-owned
Address: 1 Jln Pisang, #01-01, Singapore 199069
Opening hours: Tue – Sat, 5pm – 10pm
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2. All Things Delicious

Located in a conservation shophouse in the historic Arab Street, All Things Delicious is a bustling bakery cafe serving freshly-baked goods, hearty breakfast sets and the most delicious rice bowls!

Drop by on a weekend and try their special Shakshouka, a Middle-eastern stew rich with peppers and spices, topped with two poached eggs, and with a side of sourdough bread.

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Halal status: Halal-certified
Opening hours: 8am – 7pm (Opens at 9am on Saturday & Sunday)
Address: 34 Arab St, Singapore 199733
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Contact no.: 6291 4252

3. Limaa Cafe

Limaa serves free flow salads, thirst-quenching juices/smoothies and only 3 types of sandwiches; the Rendang chicken sandwich, pulled beef cheese steak sandwich and seafood curry dip sandwich.

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Limaa certainly isn’t lagging behind when it comes to breakfast! Treat yourself with a sweet start to your morning and order these pancakes served with home-made syrup, caramelized bananas and berries.

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Halal status: Muslim-owned
Opening hours: 9.30am – 8pm (Closed on Tuesdays)
Address: 51 Haji Lane, Singapore 189244
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Contact no.: 9362 0242

4. The Mad Sailors

The Mad Sailors 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!

The Fish & Chips (we had the cod fish) is pretty different from what we have in Singapore as the batter is really light and of course, super crispy! And forget about 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!

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

Halal status: Muslim-owned
Opening hours: 12noon to 10pm (Sun – Thurs), 12noon to 11pm (Fri – Sat)
Address: 24 Haji Lane, Singapore 189217
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Contact: Make a reservation on their site.

5. Lina’s Cafe

A visit to Lina’s Café at Jalan Pisang is more than just having a delicious meal – it’s a sign of solidarity for friends with autism. Branding itself as an autism-friendly eatery, Lina’s Café aims to raise awareness about autism visibility by providing a safe space for children with autism and their families.

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Inclusivity is a key feature here where special needs children will never be judged or be faulted for if they become “disruptive” or break anything in the café 😊

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One of their crowd-favourites is this Mak Timah’s Special Mee Rebus! Is this Mee Rebus with pasta, you might wonder? Yes! The cafe serves fusion Malay-Western food that’ll make you feel warm and cosy all over.

Lina’s Café serves specialty teas, localised bubble tea drinks like Teh Tarik with tapioca pearls, floats, and all-day breakfast sets, amongst other things. Come down and show your support for this café and their awesome mission to spread awareness on autism!

Halal status: Muslim-owned
Opening hours: 10 am – 7pm (Mon); 11am to 8pm (Tues – Sat); Closed on Sundays
Address: 7 Jalan Pisang, Singapore 199074
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Contact no.: 
9456 0992

6. (working title)

A cosy little hipster den that serves really good coffee and amaaaazing burgers, (working title) is one of the top go-to cafes in the Bugis area, serving up platter after platter of generously stacked burgers with some seasoned fries on the side.

With creatives names like Baconator, Fowl Play and The Working Title Tower of Power, you can expect super filling burgers bursting with flavour!

If you’re still feeling peckish, order their Garlic Tatter Tots or the many other snacks they have on the menu.  We’re absolutely in love with their Ribena Wings; a combination that shouldn’t work but it just does in the best way possible 😊

Halal status: Muslim-owned
Opening Hours: Mon to Thu – 11am to 10pm, Fri – 11am to 11pm, Sat & Sun –  10am to 11pm
 48 Arab Street, Singapore 199745
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Contact: +65 8248 2841

7. Krave

Nestled in the line of shops along Bali Lane, Krave is another famous café offering a menu of Malay-Western food and desserts. This ambient café has both alfresco and indoor dining for a scrumptious meal.

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#HHWT Tip: Do make your reservations before coming, as walk-ins are often unsuccessful!

Try their juicy Steak ‘N’ Chips served with salad! It will surely leave you kraving for more. 🤤

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Halal status: Muslim-owned
Opening hours: 11.30am – 11.00pm
Address: 28 Bali LaneSingapore 189864
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Contact number: +65 9856 4249

8. & Why…

This 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.

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Come with an empty stomach and get ready to dig in to The Cast Iron. Loaded with baked beans, sausages, beef bacons, sauteed mushrooms and more, this dish is guaranteed to fill you up for the rest of your day!

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Halal status: Muslim-owned
Opening Hours: 9:30 am – 9:00 pm (Mon – Tues), 9:30 am – 9:00 pm (Thurs – Sun)
: 31 Bali Lane #01-01, S 189867, tel: 6291 0993
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Contact no.: Call 6291 0993 for reservations.

9. I Am…

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!

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From its 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!

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

Halal status: Muslim-owned
Opening Hours: 11:30am -11pm (Mon – Thurs), 11:30am – 1am (Fri – Sat), 11:30am to 10pm (Sun). Closed on 1st and 3rd Monday of the month.
674 North Bridge Road
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Contact: iamathajilane@gmail.com / +65 66351136 (No reservations)

10. Fika Swedish Café and Bistro

It may be rare to get a taste of authentic and halal Swedish cuisine in Singapore other than at the well-known Fika. Beyond getting your meatballs fix, head down to try out fascinating Swedish dishes with intricate names (don’t worry, the menu states what to expect).

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For example, they serve Räksmörgås (shrimp and egg sandwich) and Pytt i panna (sautéed diced beef, potatoes and onion with egg and pickled red beets). Not to forget, leave some space for some Swedish cakes and pies!

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Halal status: Halal-certified
Opening Hours: Sunday-Thursday and PH: 11am-10pm, last order is 9.15pm (kitchen only)
Friday-Saturday and eve of PH: 11am-11pm, last order is 10.15pm (kitchen only)
Address: 257 Beach Road (Corner of Arab Street and Beach Road)
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Contact:  6396 9096

11. Kaw Kaw

Immediately noticeable about Kaw Kaw is their artistic philosophy, which is brilliantly displayed through the ornaments that decorate the interior. Their desire to bring people together through food and art has played a big part in shaping the restaurant which is why unlike most other cafés it’s spacious and friendly to large groups!

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Kaw Kaw does not hold back on its menu either. They’re famous for their burgers such as their smokey beef bacon burger and their lamb baconizer but they also serve up pastas and a range of tantalizing starters. Of course they’ve got it covered on the desert department too with their waffles and assortment of ice creams that include flavours like Thai milk tea and Belgian chocolate brown!

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Halal status: Muslim-owned
Opening hours: 12pm – 9.30pm
Address: 28 Aliwal St, 199918
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Contact no.: 6444 8349

12. Malayan Council

The Malayan Council is a cosy café to chill in with your friends during this long weekend holiday. Known best for their ondeh-ondeh cake (served alongside a scoop of vanilla ice cream!), this is the ideal hangout for delectable eats while catching up with a loved one.

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The Malayan Council mainly serves Malay-Western fusion food, and in generous portions at that! You can easily save costs by sharing a meal with someone, so be sure to try their astounding Roti Kirai Beef Ribs. The juicy, tender ribs drizzled with savoury sauce are served alongside Malay net pancakes and salad – a feast fit for a king!

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Halal status: Muslim-owned
Opening Hours: 11.30am-11pm daily
Address: 71 Bussorah St, Singapore 199484
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Contact Number: +65 9009 7345

13. Afterwit

Afterwit, the quaint little café along North Bridge Road that everyone’s been taco-ing about! (Pun intended 😝)  Serving up a variety of unique tacos, cheesy quesadillas and ever so filling burritos, this café is a must-visit 👍

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What’s really interesting about Afterwit is that they infuse local flavours into classic Mexican cuisine. Some flavours include nasi lemak (chicken, coconut rice, sambal), beef briyani burritos and even dendeng tacos! Though a little on the pricey side, the rich and unique flavours totally make up for it. 😍

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And as if that’s not innovative enough, you can even order dessert tacos! Warning, you might suffer from a food coma after eating here (we definitely did😅)

Halal status: Halal-certified
Opening hours: Open daily, 11am – 10pm
 778 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198746
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 +65 6299 3508

14. Muugu Fork

Muugu Fork is the place to live out all your cheesy, rainbow fantasies! Because who can say no to a day of cheese pulls and fantastical food, am I right? 🌈

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Try their MuUnicorn Rainbow Cheese Dippers served with truffle mayo and salsa dip. Don’t worry, it’s not actually made out of unicorn but it’ll definitely make you feel like one after the first bite!

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If you’d like something more filling, go for the Rac & Strip, a 300-gram New York striploin steak served with a generous dollop of gooey raclette cheese on top. If that doesn’t spell foodie heaven to you, I don’t know what will 🤤

Halal status: Halal-certified
Opening hours: 12noon – 10.30pm (Mon – Thurs), 1pm – 11.30pm (Fri – Sun)
Address142 Arab Street (opp. Village Hotel Bugis) Singapore 199828
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Contact: 6292 7363

15. Tash Tish Tosh

Nestled in a line of shophouses along Kandahar Street is the ambient Tash Tish Tosh! Known best for their buffalo wings, this cozy cafe serves American food with a Malay twist.

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Bring your foodie friends here for a feast of meats! Among their wide variety is the Tash Toolang Stew, a mutton bone marrow stew rich with local herbs and spices. Can’t miss out eggs in your meal? Order the Tashookah to have a runny egg crown atop your stew. Otherwise, they have a couple of ribeye steaks you can dig in to 😋

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Halal status: Muslim-owned
Opening hours: 11.30am- 11pm (Tues – Sun)
Address: 50 Kandahar St, Singapore 198900
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Contact: 6909 1669

15. Atap Bar (temporarily closed)

Atap Bar at Arab Street is here for you to chill your night away after a long work week. Don’t let the name deceive you – they don’t serve any alcohol or non-halal ingredients! Offering you stellar mocktails with a view, this rooftop establishment also has a classic interior reminiscent of the kampung days of Singapore’s past.

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Call your clique out for an outing here and have a heartwarming catch-up session over refreshing drinks and tasty eats! Try out some keropok lekor ($8), which are traditional fish fritters originating from Terengganu, or their spicy roasted drumlets ($10) for that extra kick to spice up your night. 😋

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Opening hours: 7pm-12am (Mon), 5pm – 12am (Wed – Fri), 3pm-12am (Sat – Sun)
Closed on Tuesdays and at 1AM on Friday & Saturday
48 Arab Street, Level 5, Singapore 199745
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Contact no.: 
+65 9027 9357

16. The Hashtag Cafe

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Need a pick-me-up real quick? Indulge in Hashtag Cafe’s very own Egg Royale! 😉Packed with proteins, nutrients and everything you need. You’ll find yourself ordering more 😌

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Want some dishes? No problem, Hashtag Cafe whips up homemade chips with some awesome seasonings! What better way to start the weekend than with some really good food? 😉

Address: 743 North Bridge Road, Singapore

Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday, 11:00am – 10:00pm. Saturday & Sunday, 11:00am – 10:00pm. Friday, 3:00pm – 11:00pm.

Contact No: +65 9722 4628

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17. Gila Gula

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For any sweet tooth out there, you’re in for a treat. Gila Gula is here to tell you that it’s okay to love anything sweet. And we concur! Who doesn’t love an assortment of colourful macarons?

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Of if you’re not one with sweet tooth, don’t worry. There’s a selection of savoury goodness for you to choose from – like the Satay Tower! Something like a Hi-tea essentials, but with satays. Now who wouldn’t resist that.

Address48 Kandahar St, Singapore.

Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday, 11:00am – 11:00pm. Closed on Sundays.

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18. Safari Cafe

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Craving for steaks? We’ve got you covered! Make your way to Ramli Sarip’s very own Safari Cafe! From lambs to beefs and even chicken – you know you’re in good hands for a great dinner!

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That’s not enough though. You can also enjoy some sliders, it’s perfect if you come in a group. Sharing is caring 😉

Address: 57 Haji Lane

Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday, 5:00pm – 11:00pm.

Contact Number: +65 6292 0057


So the next time your friends plan a catch-up session or outing in Bugis, show them this list! Remember to come on an empty stomach though – you’d want to make full use of your time here 😉 Happy food-hunting!

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