[UPDATED 11 Feb 2019]

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 don’t need to 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 😉

[Not heading to Bugis? Then check out these other eateries in Singapore you need to try!]

1. Chix Hot Chicken

Chix Hot Chicken made waves when it first opened, and for a very good reason. 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 pepper, 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
Contact No: +65 9839 0607
Opening hours: Mon – Sat, 12pm – 9pm
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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: Tue – Fri, 8am – 7pm (Opens at 9am on Saturday & Sunday), closed on Mondays
Address: 34 Arab St, Singapore 199733
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Contact no.: 6291 4252

3. Limaa Cafe

With a brand new menu, Limaa 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!

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One of their recommended dishes is the Open-faced Avocado Toast ($15) – definitely a treat for all you Avocado lovers! Make sure you pair this with their yummy sides like Tender Beef Nachos ($12.90) or Honey Buffalo Wings ($13.90) 🤤

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You can’t say you’ve been to Limaa without trying out their Acai Smoothie Bowl ($15.90) too! Organic Acai berry pulp is blended with frozen bananas and yoghurt, then topped with granolas, chia seeds and other fruits – it’s such refreshing and healthy treat 😋

#HHWT Tip: If you’re at Limaa for dinner, take a pick from their scrumptious mains like their lamb rack, mussels in tomato sauce and more!

Halal status: Muslim-owned
Opening hours: 9.30am – 8pm (Mon – Thur), 9.30am – 9pm (Fri – Sun)
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: 12pm to 10pm (Mon – Thurs), 12pm – 11pm (Fri), 10am – 11pm (Sat – Sun)
Address: 24 Haji Lane, Singapore 189217
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Contact: Call 8768 0465 or 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: 11am – 7.30pm (Mon); 11am to 8.30pm (Tues – Sat); Closed on Sundays
Address: 7 Jalan Pisang, Singapore 199074
Website | Facebook | Instagram
Contact no.: 
9456 0992

6. 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 – 10pm (Tue – Thur, Sun), 11.30am – 11pm (Fri – Sat), closed on Mondays
*Do note that their kitchen is closed from 4.30pm – 6pm (last order is 30min before closing)
Address: 28 Bali LaneSingapore 189864
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Contact number: +65 9856 4249

7. & 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 into 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: 12pm – 10pm (Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri), 10am – 10pm (Sat – Sun), closed on Wednesdays
: 31 Bali Lane #01-01, Singapore 189867
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Contact no.: Call 6291 0993 for reservations.

8. 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 a 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: 9am – 11pm (Mon – Thur), 11am – 1am (Fri), 9am – 1am (Sat), 9am – 10pm (Sun)
674 North Bridge Road (junction of Haji Lane)
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Contact: iamathajilane@gmail.com / +65 66351136 (No reservations)

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 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: 11am – 10pm (Mon – Thur, Sun), 11am – 11pm (Fri – Sat), 11am – 10pm (Sun)
Address: 257 Beach Road (Corner of Arab Street and Beach Road)
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Contact:  6396 9096

10. 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 dessert 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 – 9pm (Sun – Thur), 3pm – 10pm (Fri), 12pm – 10pm (Sat)
Address: 28 Aliwal St, 199918
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Contact no.: 6444 8349

11. Malayan Council

The Malayan Council is a cosy café to chill out with your friends, especially during a 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.

@themalayancouncil on Instagram

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

12. 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: 12pm – 10pm (Mon – Thur, Sun), 12pm – 11pm (Fri – Sat)
 778 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198746
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 +65 6299 3508

13. 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: 12pm – 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

14. 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), closed on Mondays
Address: 50 Kandahar St, Singapore 198900
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Contact: 6909 1669

15. 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 light bites? 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? 😉

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Address: 743 North Bridge Road, Singapore
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon – Thur, Sun), 3pm – 11pm (Fri), 11am – 11pm (Sat)
Contact No: +65 9722 4628 or reserve online
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16. 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 course, 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! Now who wouldn’t resist that? 😋

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Address48 Kandahar St, Singapore.
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Tue – Thur), 11am – 11pm (Fri), 12pm – 11pm (Sat), 12pm – 10pm (Sun), closed on Mondays
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17. 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 – perfect if you come in a group. Sharing is caring 😉

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Address: 57 Haji Lane
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday, 5:00pm – 11:00pm.
Contact Number: +65 6292 0057

18. Stack

A new concept of The Black Hole Group, this new sandwich parlour prides itself for creatively-named nourishing and IG-worthy sandwiches. After visiting Stack, you will never see sandwiches the same way again!

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Credit: Stack SG on Facebook

With 5 different types of homemade bread, you have the option of choosing between savoury and sweet options. Try out their favourites such as “Blue Steel” ($11) for shredded crockpot chicken, or “The Makcik” ($13) for beef rendang on rye bread!

stack pizza
Credit: Stack SG on Facebook

If you don’t fancy sandwiches, you can try their handmade 12 inches sourdough pizzas instead, with toppings such as slow-cooked duck 😱 and hickory turkey ham! Or you could just get their “Fun Guy” ($16), a marinara vegetarian pizza for those of you feeling extra healthy. For those working around the area, you can grab their all-day coffee and bagel combo at $5.90 – it’s such a good deal!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Address: 4 Jln Klapa, Singapore 199316
Opening hours: 10AM – 10PM daily
Contact: 6904 8117
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19. Tipo

Where else can you get halal, fresh handmade artisanal flavoured pasta? At Tipo of course! This new eatery at Kampong Glam proves that Italian food doesn’t have to be pricey

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Yet another new concept by The Black Hole Group, Tipo has a modern look with pastel colours and black walls with wooden furnishings in their café. With affordable prices starting from $9.90, the best part is that you get to customise your own pastas, from the type of pasta you prefer to what proteins and sauces you want. Did you know that they make their own pastas too?😱

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The types of pasta available are Fettucine, Fusilli and Spaghetti with a variety of pasta flavours and toppings. For a light option, you could pick Squid Ink Spaghetti, with mussels, 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. Definitely the perfect place to go to satisy your pasta cravings!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Address: 785 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 198753
Opening hours: 12PM – 10PM
Contact: 8768 0785
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So the next time your friends plan a catch-up session or outing in Bugis, show them this list! Remember to come with an empty stomach though – you’d want to make full use of your time here 😉 Happy food-hunting!

[P.S. If you’re looking for more places to have a satisfying meal with your loved ones, check out our list of top 7 halal BBQ steamboats in Singapore under $20!]

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