Halal Cafes In Singapore: 15 Awesome Places You Can’t Miss This 2021


Have Halal Will Travel •  Jul 17, 2019

[Updated 28 May 2021] Singapore's halal food scene is super varied and we're constantly blessed with so many varieties of food from hawker food to your favourite Korean treats (from fried chicken to egg sandwiches!), and even Japanese restaurants that'll make you feel like you're in Tokyo. Not forgetting of course, halal cafes! If you're like us and are always looking for a cosy hangout spot with great food and awesome coffee, here's the list of the top 15 halal cafes in Singapore. From Bugis to Singapore's Central area and even in the heartlands, we've got you covered! Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates: https://bit.ly/3LnFN1F

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Halal Cafes In Singapore

1. 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! They serve up an all-day breakfast (until 5.15PM) that includes the unique Shashouka (a North African stew), and of course lunch courses such as an amazing Soy-Glazed Salmon. Make sure to try their pastries and cakes too, especially the Bread and Butter Pudding that’s creamy yet light on your tongue. Other halal eateries in the Bugis area you can check out are Positano Risto, Malayan Council and more! Halal status: Muslim-owned Find out more

2. I am…

If you’re looking for a halal cafe along Haji Lane, this is probably one of the first cafes to have popped up a few years ago and really kickstarted the trend. Its location right at the start of Haji Lane means it’s always a vibrant and energetic space – even before you bite into a slice of their signature 7 Layers Rainbow Cake! The alfresco-style seating of I am… is what sets the place apart – perfect for people-watching, and treating yourself to their amazing Guava BBQ Beef Ribs! #HHWT Tip: If you're a fan of good cake and desserts, you'll love these 17 halal bakeries and bakery cafes in Singapore too!

Halal Status: Muslim-owned Find out more

3. Limaa Cafe

Credit: limaa.sg on InstagramLimaa Cafe serves hearty AND healthy meals which are guaranteed to satisfy your tummy without all the guilt. Choose from their wide range of breakfast sets, sandwiches, pastas and yummy sides! Their Eggs with Toast comes with Focaccia toast and is a light way to start your day, but if you’re feeling more indulgent there’s always a heavier selection including Mussels In Tomato Sauce and Lamb Racks to choose from. Make sure you pair this with their yummy sides like Tender Beef Nachos or Honey Buffalo Wings.

Halal status: Muslim-owned Find out more

4. Positano Risto

When it comes to finding the best Italian food in town, it’s pretty hard to find authentic dishes that are also halal. And then came Positano Risto, a quaint restaurant along the busy streets of Bussorah that serves 100% halal Italian cuisine and has even been voted the best Italian restaurant in the entire country! ? Try their Spaghetti Arrabiata for a tangy tomato-filled dish, or the Chili Crab Pasta for a perfect fusion twist packed full of juicy crab meat, spicy chilli-infused sauce, and fresh tomatoes for an added kick. Their pizzas are known to be yummy too with the Signature Calzone and classic Margherita pizza being favourites. Halal status: Muslim-owned Find out more

5. The Malayan Council

The Malayan Council is a cosy café to chill out with your friends, especially right before a long weekend. Known best for their Ondeh-Ondeh Cake (served alongside a scoop of vanilla ice cream!), this is the ideal hangout for delectable eats while enjoying the cosy and intimate ambience. The Malayan Council mainly serves Malay-Western fusion food like Lamb Shank Soup Tulang and in generous portions at that! You can easily save costs by sharing a meal, so be sure to try their astounding Roti Kirai Beef Ribs. Juicy, tender ribs drizzled with savoury sauce are served alongside Malay net pancakes and salad – a feast fit for a king! #HHWT Tip: If you're looking for an Instagrammable brunch spot, the Windstedt Road outlet is a little more upscale and has gorgeous flower decorations! It's even on our list of 10 Insta-worthy halal eateries in Singapore. Halal status: Muslim-owned Find out more

6. Tash Tish Tosh

Credit: Tash Tish Tosh on Facebook 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. If you’re a meat-lover, you’re definitely going to enjoy their Tash Toolang Stew, a mutton bone marrow stew rich with local herbs and spices. And if you can’t miss out having eggs in your meal? Order the Tashookah to have a runny egg crown atop your stew. They also have a couple of ribeye steaks you can dig into ? Halal status: Muslim-owned Find out more

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(w0rking title)'s small space is cosily decorated, making it a great space to just hang out with your friends and enjoy the ambience while you dig into your meal. One of the burgers that we really enjoyed was the Baaa-ger. The lamb patty is flame-grilled and topped with provolone cheese, garlic aioli sauce and more! On the lighter side, their Truffle Tater Tots, Bandung Latte and Ribena Wings are favourites from the old location that remain on the menu and will definitely pique your appetite for later. Plus, their new location comes with all-day brunch too (till 5pm) where you can savour some Chicken and Pancakes or Scrambled Eggs and Truffle Croissant! Halal status: Muslim-owned Find out more

8. Tipo

Where else can you get halal, fresh handmade artisanal flavoured pasta? At Tipo of course! This eatery proves that Italian food doesn’t have to be pricey, and the interior’s modern look with pastel colours and black walls with wooden furnishings makes it a great and chic spot for a weekend meal out. The best part is that you get to customise your own pastas, from the type of pasta to what proteins and sauces you want! For a light option, you could pick Squid Ink Spaghetti or a different combination of Beetroot and Garlic Fusilli. There’s also coffee (roasted beans by Dutch Colony Coffee Co.!) and homemade iced teas to complete your Italian meal and satisfy your cravings! Halal status: Muslim-owned Find out more

9. 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 satisfying your craving for Swedish meatballs, head down to try out fascinating dishes with intricate names (don’t worry, the menu states what to expect). Fika has one static menu and one that rotates with the seasons – ensuring you’ll be spoiled for choice year-round! Make sure to try some Räksmörgås(shrimp and egg sandwich) or Swedish Lamb Stew while you’re there, as well as their cakes and pies! The Smörgåsbord is a large platter for two people, full of a selection of hot and cold dishes that's perfect to share. Halal status: Muslim-owned Find out more

10. Royz Et Vous

Known for their fine dining, Royz Et Vous never fails to impress us with their delicious food ? Itscosy and dim interior also makes it a suitable place for you and a significant other to share a moment or a cool place to hang out with friends! If there are 2 dishes you have to try here, it has to be their Beef Short Ribs and Smoked Duck. Did you know that their ribs are braised for 9 hours before they’re marinated and rubbed with a secret in-house recipe? This is one dish that’ll definitely melt in your mouth. Don't forget to complete your meal with their decadent desserts! Halal status: Muslim-owned Find out more

11. Penny University

A cosy hideout along East Coast Road, Penny University is a well-known name in the 'hipster' cafe scene. Indulge in their English Breakfast or have a taste of their Breakfast set for a morning pick-me-up. Their Steak Frites are done perfectly with a sunny-side-up and garlic butter too, guaranteed to leave your tummy satisfied. If you're looking for just coffee, we'd recommend getting their Muddy Espresso! Halal status: Muslim-owned Find out more

12. Badoque Cafe

Constantly known for their quality of food and huge portions, Badoque is one cafe you won't be disappointed with! One dish you must try here is their signature Beef Ribs which comes glazed in a homemade barbecue sauce that will have you wanting more. ? Still can't get enough? Then get their Wagyu Steak which has a marbling score of 3-4! If you're looking for something to share with your loved ones, we recommend getting their Tomahawk and don't forget to order their Kepak Bing Bing on the side. These ultra spicy wings are sure to leave a burning sensation in your mouth! Halal status: Muslim-owned Find out more

13. Flavour Flings

Tucked away in Hougang, Flavour Flings has been known to serve creative inventions like the first halal raclette cheese, salted egg yolk croissant and most recently, milo-coated chicken! What's great about coming here is that they change up their menu from time to time so you can expect a treat every time you come here. But if you're looking for your usual brunch fare, you can also find Eggs Benedict, Scrambled Eggs on Toast and more. Of course, their Raclette Beef can't be missed either! Halal status: Halal-certified Find out more

14. Brio Cafe

Conveniently located in the heartlands, Brio is a hipster cafe serving up quality, delicious European street food. It is located on the 2nd floor of Jurong Point, a megamall located just next to Boon Lay MRT station. Their extensive menu includes a mix of cuisines from all over Europe with a little Asian twist. Here for a filling, yummy meal? Try out their Salted Egg Fish & Chips or their Beef Ragu Tagliatelle. ? Don’t forget to wash it down with one of their heavenly milkshakes, especially their Salted Caramel Milkshake! Halal status: Halal-Certified Find out more P.S. Here are 14 halal eateries in Singapore's West for all the West siders who don't want to travel to town (or the East Coast!) for a great meal ? If you live in Jurong, here are 13 halal eateries in Jurong itself to give you even more choices!

15. APSN Café for All

Singapore's latest halal cafe is one that has a lot of heart behind it too. ? The APSN Café for All was founded by the Association for Persons with Special Needs (APSN) to create training and work opportunities for trainees with special needs, and they finally announced their halal certification on 3 July 2020! Their menu was created in collaboration with Astons (yes, the same Astons that brought you the iconic Andes steakhouses!) and includes local staples like Nasi Lemak and Hebi Hiam Spaghetti as well as Prime Sirloin Steak and Chargrilled Chicken. Halal status: Halal-certified Find out more

16. 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 & Chips (served with fresh slaw and housemade tartar sauce), Bangers & Mash (with halal sausages of course!) and even Fried Mars Bars, you’ll be spoilt for choice! Craving for something different instead? Then try their all-new Tikka Masala Fish and Chips which has been a hot favourite since they started offering it in their menu! Halal status: Muslim-owned

17. Afterwit

Halal Mexican cuisine is difficult to find in Singapore, meaning that this small cafe serving up a variety of unique tacos, cheesy quesadillas and ever so filling burritos is definitely a must-visit if you’re in the area! ? 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 and even Dendeng tacos! Though a little on the pricey side, the rich and unique flavours totally make up for it ? Halal status: Halal-certified Find out more

18. The Bravery Cafe

The Bravery is an unassuming hipster cafe but with some really scrumptious mains! Tuck into their delicious mains like Bullseye Steak and Lamb Ribs Pasta or savour appetising seafood like their grilled Boston lobsters and rice bowls. They are also known for their creative coffee and cold brews which include Thai Milk Tea and Lavender Cold Brew packaged in medicine bottles! If you love all-day breakfast then you're in for a treat with their Eggs on Toast or The Pancake Stack. ? Halal status: Muslim-owned Find out more Lastly, here are some eateries that are closed until further notice - and we're hoping we'll get to eat there once again!

That concludes our list of halal cafes in Singapore! Now, all that's left to do is to call up your favourite buddies and plan that cafe outing.