Here Are 5 Hidden Cafes & Eateries In Singapore To Get Away From The Crowds


Siti Ayeeshah Zaki •  Sep 22, 2021

To get away from the crowds and avoid the covid-19 clusters, why not relax and eat at a hidden cafe in Singapore? Singapore may be small, but it is home to plenty of cafes tucked away from our normal line of sight. From delicious desserts to savoury noodles, you're going to love these hidden cafes in Singapore.

Hidden Cafes In Singapore

1. Tartbox by Meenbakes

If you’re into egg tarts or nutella tarts and are looking for something different to sample, you’re going to want to check this out. One of Singapore’s latest additions to the dessert scene is Tartbox by Meenbakes!

Credit: Tartbox by Meenbakes

Tucked away in the corner of Lavender's CT Hub, this Muslim-Owned hidden gem sells the most unique tarts you will ever find. From regular tart flavours like Raspberry Swirl and Bandung to specials like Black Forest and Coffee Walnut, you’ll never get bored.

Although this dessert shop doesn't let you dine in just yet, it's the perfect place to head down for a sweet dessert, away from the crowds ?

Tartbox by Meenbakes 

Halal-Status: Muslim Owned

Address: 114 Lavender Street CT Hub 2 #01-35 (338729)

Contact: Facebook

2. D.U.I.T SG

If you're looking to have a late night supper gathering with old friends, loved ones or go on a cozy date, DUIT SG is just the place for you and your group of 5! Away from the crowds of the popular 89.7 Supper Club or Al Azhar, D.U.I.T SG is located along a quiet stretch of Changi.

Credit: D.U.I.T SG on Facebook

This hidden gem is so well hidden that you probably would not stumble upon it unless you were truly looking for it. It's got pretty fairy lights, both indoor and outdoor seating, and amazing food for you to enjoy, so you definitely don't want to miss out on this halal food eatery Singapore!


Halal Status: Halal-Certified

Address: 27 Cosford Rd, Singapore 499549

Contact: 9027 0553 | Facebook

3. 555 Halal Thai

555 Halal Thai is a 200-seater restaurant located in Gallop Kranji, quite a journey away from Singapore's heartlands and city centres! This also makes 555 Halal Thai one of the few halal eateries in that area! If you're paying a visit to Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve or Bollywood Veggies you can finally find halal food nearby. ?

Credit: 555 Halal Thai on Facebook

This hidden spot is perfect if you'd like to enjoy a rustic atmosphere that's going to transport you overseas. Though it may take some travelling to get to this location, this is definitely one way to get away from the crowds.

555 Halal Thai

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Address: Gallop Kranji Farm Resort, 10 Neo Tiew Lane 2, Singapore 718813

Contact: Facebook

4. Noosh Noodle Bar & Grill

It may be surprising to some to know that there is a halal joint in a nook of the Esplanade. Esplanade Annexe's food cluster is home to Singapore's NOOSH Noodle Bar & Grill!

Credit: NOOSH Noodle Bar & Grill on Instagram

NOOSH offers an incredible array of fusion food, away from the usual fares of Nasi Goreng (fried rice) and Mee Goreng (fried noodles) - although they do serve those, too! With both unexpected yet familiar flavours, NOOSH Noodle Bar & Grill

NOOSH Noodle Bar & Grill

Address: 8 Raffles Avenue, #01-13B Esplanade Mall Singapore 039802

Contact: 6327 9396 | Facebook

5. Penny University

Operating from their cosy cafe along East Coast Road, Penny University serves quality food, coffee, cakes and pastries to residents in the area. Head down and wake yourself up to their Full English Breakfast or tuck into their delicious Eggs Benedict.

Credit: Penny University on Facebook

And even though Penny University's more widely known for their coffee, they also serve tea by the pot! They're currently not serving their teas through delivery, though, but you may still be able to pop by their store and order some for takeaway!

Penny University

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Address: 402 E Coast Rd, Singapore 428997


Whether you're getting away from crowds to stay safe, or you just want a quiet afternoon alone, these cafes & eateries are hidden and away from any crowds!