11 Halal Neighbourhood Cafes In Singapore To Hang Out At And Practise Social Distancing


Faruq Senin •  Jul 01, 2020

As you're gradually starting to dine out with your friends in Singapore during Phase 2, it's understandable that you'll want to avoid large crowds. Looking to hang out with your friends at halal cafes in the East and West of Singapore as well as in other neighbourhoods? You've come to the right place! We've rounded up these 11 hidden halal neighbourhood cafes in Singapore's heartlands so you won't need to head to town to hang out with friends. Whether you live in Woodlands or Tampines, we've got you covered!


1. Sueno Cafe

Tucked all the way in Admiralty, Sueno Cafe is a hidden gem you need to visit if you're craving for ice-cream! Delight your taste buds with their different gelato flavours like earl grey with figs, hazelnut rocher and chocolate rocky road. There's even espresso if you need that pick-me-up! Not to mention that their waffles prices start at just $3.90! Take your pick from original, charcoal or red velvet flavours to go with your ice-cream ?

Halal status: Halal-certified

Opening Hours: Mon-Sun; 12PM-11PM

Address: 50, #01-753 Woodlands Drive 50, 888 Plaza, 730888

Delivery: Available

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P.S. Missing the smell of pastries? Check out these 18 halal bakeries in Singapore!

2. Citrus by the Pool

Located at Woodlands Swimming Complex, Citrus by the Pool specialises in Western and Asian fusion cuisine. Some of their most popular dishes are Tom Yum Seafood Pasta, Lamb Rack and Da Burger Bomb. You can also indulge in their signature dishes like Baked Salmon and BIG Boss Burger. Check out their cakes and decadent milkshakes to go with your scrumptious mains too! Not to mention that Citrus by the Pool has a relaxed ambience with dim lighting that's perfect for a night out.

Halal status: Halal-certified

Opening Hours: Mon-Thu; 11AM-10.30PM, Fri-Sun; 11AM-11PM

Address: 3 Woodlands Street 13, Woodlands Swimming Complex, S738600

Contact: +6563666581

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P.S. If you feel like having brunch instead, check out these 9 halal cafes in Singapore for brunch!

3. Tenderbest Makcik Tuckshop

You might be familiar with Tenderfresh for their fried chicken, grilled chicken and whole spring chicken treats but now they have taken their dining experience up a notch with Tenderbest Makcik Tuckshop!

While they have a few outlets across Singapore, their very first outlet at Woodlands at MEGA@Woodlands and the newest outlet at Jalan Kayu boast wooden furniture, ambient lighting and chic decor. Not to mention the array of yummy dishes that you can expect too like Asian Fusion Pasta, Grilled Sirloin Steak, Fried Chicken Caramel ice cream and a whole bunch of cocktails and coffee drinks ?

Halal status: Halal-certified



Opening hours: Sun-Thu; 11AM-10PM, Fri-Sat, 11AM-11PM

Address: Woodlands Cl, #01-68 No.39, Singapore 737856 (MEGA@Woodlands)

Contact: +6562551781

Jalan Kayu

Opening hours: Sun-Thu; 12PM-11PM, Fri-Sat, 12PM-1AM

Address: 246 Jln Kayu, Singapore 799470

Contact: +6597799477

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P.S. If you're still heading to town, check out these 10 popular halal eateries in Bugis that are open for dine-in in Phase 2!


4. Craze Kitchen

Craze Kitchen serves up generous portions that are worth their price ? Finding affordable halal Western dishes can be a bit of a challenge in Singapore, but Craze makes it easy with classics such as Fish & Chips and fusion options like Sambal Chicken Paella. When dining with a group of friends, you can also try out their Surf & Turf Platter for 4-5 which includes Striploin, Lamb Chops, Harissa Chilli Chicken and Calamari! End your meal with some Craze Waffles with Ice Cream for the perfect day out.

Halal Status: Halal-certified

Opening hours: Sun-Thu; 11.30AM-10PM, Fri-Sat; 11.30AM-1AM

Address: 201D Tampines Street 21, #01-1171, Singapore 524201

Contact: +65 6970 0287

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P.S Dining Western-style doesn't always mean restaurants - here are 13 halal Western-style hawker stalls worth your dollar!

5. Three's A Crowd

Three's A Crowd cafe specialises in handcrafted ice-cream, homemade waffles, cakes and milkshakes ? If you love all things chocolate, their dark chocolate ice-cream called Leegacy will leave you satisfied. Prefer something refreshing instead? Then try their Kris Grey and you'll taste hints of earl grey tea in your ice-cream ? Other must-try flavours are mango passion, roasted pistachio and butterscotch.

Three's A Crowd's ondeh waffles with coconut ice-cream is also a crowd-pleaser. The best part? It's topped with homemade gula melaka sauce with coconut shavings, making every bite a treat. We hear their churros waffles are exceptional too! The cafe serves savoury meals too if you're looking for something more.

Halal status: Halal-certified

Opening hours: Daily; 11AM-10.30PM

Address: 802 Tampines Ave 4, #01-11, Singapore 520802 (nearest MRT station: Tampines West)

Contact: 6702 0700

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P.S. Want more halal food in Tampines? Check out our Tampines halal food guide!

6. Badoque Cafe

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Constantly known for their quality of food and huge portions, Badoque is one eatery you won't be disappointed with! One dish you must try here is their Special Beef Ribs which comes glazed in their homemade barbecue sauce ? Besides Western food, Badoque also has a range of Mediterranean favourites like Lamb Bukhari or you can indulge in Javanese beef ribs called Iga Bakar. Plus, they serve a decent selection of Japanese food including their Special Gyudon (beef rice bowl) and Oyster Donburi! Don't miss out on their Kepak Bing Bing for your appetiser - these ultra-spicy wings are sure to leave a burning sensation in your mouth!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Tue-Sun; 12PM - 9PM (Last order at 8PM, closed on Mon)

Address: 298 Bedok Road, Singapore 469454

Reservations: Call 64466928 or send a direct message on Instagram

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7. Penny University

Penny University is a cozy cafe along East Coast Road which has been serving quality food, coffee, cakes and pastries to residents in the area. If you feel like having brunch with your friends, their brunch menu is available from 8AM-4PM! So you can wake up to their Full English Breakfast or tuck into their delicious Eggs Benedict. Looking for something heartier? Their Steak Frites and Moroccan Baked Eggs will suit you just fine ? If you're in need of coffee, their Muddy Espresso with Cold Milk is a treat!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Mon-Sun; 8AM-8.30PM

Address: 402 East Coast Rd, Singapore 428997

Contact: 6345 9055

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8. The Royals Cafe Siglap

The Royals Café is a casual and cosy cafe in Siglap that serves up both Western and local delights. Famous for their Nyonya mee siam (rice vermicelli in a spicy and sour gravy topped with half-boiled egg, fried bean curd and Chinese chives), other notable dishes to try are Nasi Lemak Burger, Chef's Specialty Crabcake Burger and Handmade Meatballs and Mash. Of course, not forgetting their range of delectable cakes and confectionery as well as premium tea and lemonade selection!

Halal status: Halal-certified

Opening hours: Open daily; 9.30AM-9PM

Address: 19 Upper East Coast Rd, Singapore 455209

Contact: +65 8481 0080

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P.S. Check out these 10 halal eateries that are perfect for your afternoon tea!


9. Flavour Flings Cafe

Tucked away in Hougang, you might be familiar with Flavour Flings for its creative inventions like the first halal raclette cheese in Singapore, salted egg yolk croissant and milo-coated chicken! Recently, they just launched the D24 Durian Chocolate Fudge Cake which is perfect for those of you who love both durian and chocolate! Looking for brunch fare instead? Not to worry! Take your pick from Egg & Cheese Croissant or their Dirty Benny, a unique twist to your typical Eggs Benedict. If you want the best of everything, get their Machamp's Breakfast which has both sausages/scrambled eggs and pancakes with honey and butter ? Don't miss out on fusion dishes like Beef Striploin Tom Yum Pasta too.

Halal status: Halal-certified

Opening hours: Thu-Mon; 11.30AM-4PM, 5.30PM-10PM, Wed; 5.30PM-10PM (closed on Tue)

Address: #01-1348 Hougang Ave 1, Block 121, Singapore 530121

Contact: 6286 0051

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Step into HEY SUGAR and its Insta-worthy pink tones, fairy lights and neon signs will greet you! This hidden gem and ice-cream cafe in Choa Chu Kang has interesting flavours like cotton candy bubblegum and Milo dinosaur ? Or else, you can go with more conventional flavours like strawberry cheesecake, rocky road chocolate or earl grey too.

Try their ice-cream with charcoal (their best-seller!) or red velvet waffles and you'll satisfy your ice-cream and waffle cravings!

Halal status: Halal-certified

Opening hours: Sun-Thu/PH; 11.30AM-10.30PM, Fri-Sat; 11.30AM-11.30PM

Address: Blk 818 Choa Chu Kang Ave 1, #01-06, Singapore 680818

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11. Lynn's Cakes

Lynn’s Cakes at Eng Kong Terrace is a super chic bakery-cafe serving up a freshly baked collection of layered cakes that are as delicious as they are beautiful. A savoury menu is available but really, it is the cakes that are the stars of this cafe! Have your cake with a soothing pot of sweet tea which you can share with a friend. With amazing flavours of cakes like Red Velvet, Dark Chocolate Heaven, Rainbow and more, there's no way you can resist them! To top off the amazing food, the ambience of this quaint cafe is just perfect for a chill afternoon out ?

Halal status: Halal-certified

Opening hours: Tue-Sun; 11AM-6PM (closed on Mon)

Address: 11 Eng Kong Terrace Singapore 598983

Contact: 6314 2886

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With this list, now you won't have to travel all the way to town and run into huge crowds just to hang out with your friends. Whether you're looking for brunch, savoury local meals, cakes or ice-cream, these cafes have got you covered! Time to SHARE this with your friends and start planning your weekend out!