1. Badoque Cafe
With its massive portions of very tasty halal-certified fusion food, Badoque cafe has gained quite the following. The menu mixes up western dishes from Italy and America with some modern Malay food thrown in for good measure. They have a bar, though you won’t find any alcohol there, just bottles of cordials used in making their amazing mocktails.
Address: 298 Bedok Road, Singapore 469454 Website: Badoque Cafe What to eat at Badoque Cafe: The Badoque Ribs for RM106 are great value for taste and portions, served with fresh veggies. The Badoque Mojito (alcohol-free, of course) for RM25 will help you wash everything down with its perfect balance of sweet and tart. How to get to Badoque Cafe: Tanah Merah MRT station
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2. I Am… Cafe
Owned by three Muslim friends, and drawing its inspiration from the city of Amsterdam, this strictly halal cafe specialises in western foods like sandwiches, burgers, pizzas and pastas. The decoration is definitely evocative of northern Europe. In addition to food, the cafe holds fun special events like food pairings.
Address: 674 North Bridge Road #01-01, Singapore 188804 Website: I am… Cafe What to eat at I am… Cafe: Try the charcoal-grilled Juicy Beef Burger RM41 a charcoal-grilled beef patty topped with pineapple, onions and melted cheese, regularly tops lists of best halal burgers in Singapore. For a cool refreshing rehydrator after your meal, try the virgin mojito (totally alcohol-free, of course for RM20. How to get to I am… Cafe: Bugis MRT station
For 6 years in a row now, this internationally-flavoured eatery has been voted the Best Buffet in Singapore. The fact that it’s halal is the cherry on top. They’ve got the works here, from east Asia to south Asia, and an excellent selection of seafood – they’ve got something for every taste! Save room for desserts though, because there’s plenty of that too.
Address: 25 Scotts Road, Lobby Level, Royal Plaza on Scotts, Singapore 228220 Website: Carousel What to eat at Carousel: Where to start? This is a buffet, of course, so to limit yourself to one dish only would be gila. Buffet price RM95 – RM255 per adult. How to get to Carousel: Orchard MRT station
4. Fika Swedish Cafe & Bistro
Specialising in authentic traditional Swedish cuisine, Fika ups the ante by making it all halal. This eatery near Haji Lane will transport you from steamy southeast Asia to the snowswept pines of Scandinavia’s snowy expanses. The name means “afternoon tea” in Swedish, but they serve it up hot and fresh until late.
Address: 257 Beach Road, Singapore 199539 Website: Fika Swedish Cafe & Bistro What to eat at Fika Swedish Cafe & Bistro: You can’t go wrong with the Swedish Meatballs for RM59. For something a little different, try the Mushroom Savoury Crepe for RM50. How to get to Fika Swedish Cafe & Bistro: Bugis MRT station
5. Le Steak by Chef Amri
With his regular appearances on MediaCorp’s Suria channel, Chef Amri has become something of a celebrity in the Lion City, though fame has not dulled his razor sharp skills in the kitchen. His new restaurant at Jalan Kayu is the perfect place to witness the breadth of his skills as a chef. As per the name, beef is the order of the day at Le Steak, so make sure you come ready to feast.
Address: 248 Jalan Kayu, Singapore 799472 Website: Le Steak by Chef Amri What to eat at Le Steak by Chef Amri: If you come to Le Steak but don’t order any steak, you’re doing it wrong! Try the Sirloin Steak for RM44. How to get to Le Steak by Chef Amri: Fernvale LRT station, accessible from Sengkang MRT station.
6. Gurame Indonesian Restaurant
This is the perfect place for a seaside meal, and the ocean breezes make it a wonderful place for a sunset repast. They put their own spin on traditional Indonesian dishes, and between the food and the ambience, this place is a winner.
Address: 11 Changi Coast Walk, Singapore 499740 Website: Gurame Indonesian Restaurant What to eat at Gurame Indonesian Restaurant: Customers rave about the Rendang Sapi, for only RM35. Follow it up with some Tahu Telor for RM24. How to get to Gurame Indonesian Restaurant: Expo MRT station, though it might be easiest to go by taxi.
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7. Fluff Bakery
For fully halal pastries and other takeaway treats, this little confectioner is the place to go. Their success on online platforms left them with no option but to open a brick and mortar store, which has proven to be the right choice.
Address: 4 Jalan Pisang, Singapore 199071 Website: Fluff Bakery What to eat at Fluff Bakery: The cupcakes here are what propelled these humble bakers to fame. We suggest trying the red velvet cupcakes for RM12, and get some ondeh-ondeh while you’re there, also for RM12. How to get to Fluff Bakery: Bugis MRT station
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8. Straits Kitchen
This buffet-style restaurant is a great place to sample halal versions of all the local favourites, including Chinese, Indian and Malay cuisine. With its modern marketplace interior, it is a prime spot to fill your plate and stuff your face.
Address: 10 Scotts Road, Level 1, Grand Hyatt Singapore, 228211 Website: Straits Kitchen What to eat at Straits Kitchen: As it’s a buffet, you don’t have to restrict yourself to one dish only. Go crazy for RM154 or RM184 depending on whether you go during lunch or dinner. How to get to Straits Kitchen: Orchard MRT station
9. Penny University
In the heart of Singapore’s Peranakan district sits this little halal cafe. Specialising in gourmet coffee, Penny University crafts its drinks with the utmost care, and you’ll be able to taste the difference. Inspired by the amazing coffee they tasted during their time in London, the founders returned to Singapore with a desire to share what they learned with the local populace, and the halal certification makes it that much tastier.
Address: 402 East Coast Rd, Singapore 428997 Website: Penny University What to eat at Penny University: Inspired by London, Penny University makes a mean English breakfast for RM47, which can be accompanied by a nice cold glass of muddy espresso for RM16. How to get to Penny University: Kembangan MRT station, then take a taxi