The perfect remedy to a hectic week at work? Catching up with friends over a yummy brunch!
While there is an abundance of cafes in Singapore, looking for one that whips up a delicious brunch can be tough, especially if you are looking for a halal-friendly option. If you are planning an outing with your friends this weekend, we have cooked up a list of 9 must-visit halal brunch spots to check out!
1. Flavour Flings
Pic credit: Flavour Flings (Deconstructed Honey Shibuya Toast)
Tucked away in the heart of Hougang, Flavour Flings is a cafe that is well known for starting the salted egg yolk croissant trend in Singapore. The cafe is also known for putting a unique twist on international food trends, and its menu currently features dishes such as Milo-Coated Chicken and Yakult Cake.
With an IG-worthy set-up, it comes as no surprise that the cafe is a popular spot for brunch in the North-East. With a garden-like theme, you will find the walls of the cafe decorated with art depicting various types of couples, and it even has a wooden palette wall!
Aside from quirky dishes like Salted Egg Yolk Fries ($8.90) and Raclette Cheese Salted Egg Yolk Croissant ($9.90), the cafe also serves up the usual brunch dishes like Eggs Benedict ($14.90) and Bangers and Truffle Mash ($15.90).
If you are planning a visit to Flavour Flings, we recommend making a reservation as the cafe can get crowded over the weekends. You may make your reservation here.
Address: Block 121 Hougang Avenue 1, #01-1348
Opening Hours: 11:30AM-4PM & 5:30-10PM (Thursday - Monday), 5:30PM - 10PM (Wednesday), Closed on Tuesday
Price Point: $
2. (working title) - Burger Bar
Pic credit: (working title) - Burger Bar
One of the pioneers in the halal cafe scene, (working title) started out as a breakfast and brunch spot that catered to guests that stayed at a hostel. Today, the popular eatery evolved into (working title) Burger Bar, and has moved to a new home along North Bridge Road.
The Halal-certified cafe gives off a cosy vibe, and boasts a mix of industrial and eclectic decor. While the cafe kept its menu of brunch dishes, other new items such as handcrafted burgers were added to the menu.
Other than brunch dishes like The Big Breakfast ($23.80) and the Triple C Bagel ($18.70), (working title) Burger Bar also serves up over 5 different types of burgers, ranging from a Classic ($16.90), to Holy Crab ($23.80). The cafe is also known for its side dishes including Truffle Tater Tots ($9.90), and what might be the most popular dish on the menu, Ribena Wings ($9.90)
End off your meal with one of their milkshakes, which range between $9.90 and $11.90 across 5 different flavours! If you would like to head down to (working title) Burger Bar, we recommend making a reservation via their website before doing so.
(working title) Burger Bar
Address: 783 North Bridge Road
Opening Hours: 9AM-10PM (Sunday - Thursday) and 9AM-11PM (Friday-Saturday)
Price Point: $$
3. The Halia
Pic credit: The Halia (Smashed Avocado, $13)
Although the eatery is known for its halal fine dining experience, did you know The Halia whips up a delicious brunch menu over the weekend?
Located in Botanic Gardens, the halal restaurant is known for serving up some of the best contemporary European dishes with an Asian twist. With its idyllic setting, dining at The Halia is more than just a feast for your tastebuds, but it is an unforgettable experience as well!
Their brunch menu features dishes like Halia’s Singapore-Style Chili Crab Spaghettini ($26), Smashed Avocado ($17), and even BBQ Pulled Wagyu Beef ($15). The eatery offers a wide variety of vegetarian options as well, and if you are looking for something sweet to end your meal, the brunch menu also has 5 different desserts you can choose from.
Do note that the brunch menu is only available on weekends. If you are planning a trip down with your friends, we recommend making a reservation via their website.
Address: Ginger Gardens @ Singapore Botanic Gardens (via Tyersall Avenue), 1 Cluny Road,
Opening Hours: 9AM-8:30PM (Monday - Friday & Eve of PH), 10AM-8:30PM (Saturday, Sunday and PH)
Price Point: $$$
4. Beyond Pancakes
Pic credit: Beyond Pancakes (Cheesy Nutella Roll, $14.90)
There is no denying that pancakes are a brunch staple, which is why many eateries that specialise in pancakes are popping up, and of the halal-friendly options would be Beyond Pancakes!
Having opened in 2016, the halal-certified dessert shop specialises in pancakes, as its name suggests. The eatery serves up a wide variety of both sweet and savoury pancakes, ranging from Blueberry Cream Cheese ($10.90 for 2 pieces) to Le Poulet ($12.90).
Aside from pancakes, the restaurant also serves up dishes like burgers and pastas. While you are there, make sure you order a portion of their Nachos ($8.90), which is their signature appetiser.
For the more adventurous, Beyond Pancakes also serves up other delicacies such as the pannenkoek, which is a Dutch pancake that is thinner than those we might be used to eating. You may also find Flammekueche on the menu, which is a German dish made out of bread dough rolled thinly.
Address: #03-131A Marina Square Mall, 6 Raffles Boulevard
Opening Hours: 11AM-10PM (Monday-Friday), 10AM-10PM (Saturday, Sunday and PH)
Price Point: $
5. The Malayan Council
Pic credit: The Malayan Council (Smoked Duck Lemak Chili Padi, $29)
While many might know The Malayan Council for its Malay-Western fusion food, did you know that the popular eatery also serves brunch till 4PM daily?
The eatery’s brunch menu features 3 dishes, Eggs Benedict ($21), Eggs Royale ($23) and the Grand Malayan Breakfast ($28). The brunch menu is available at all 3 of its outlets, and there is also a kids menu for those looking to take the whole family out for a meal.
Brunch aside, the restaurant also whips up some delicious fusion dishes, including the Smoked Duck Lemak Chili Padi ($29), one of the more popular pasta dishes available on the menu, as well as the Roti Kirai Beef Ribs ($39). If you are in the mood to treat yourself, the Singapore Chilli Lobster ($48) is a unique twist on everyone’s favourite chilli crab, and the dish comes served with 6 mantous.
While The Malayan Council may be a bit pricier than most brunch spots, the quality of food served is worth the price plus, we all deserve a treat once in a while!
The Malayan Council
Address: 3 outlets across the island, please refer to their website for more details and specific menus
Opening Hours: 11AM-11PM (daily)
Price Point: $$$
6. All Things Delicious
Pic credit: All Things Delicious (Roast Chicken + Mango Salsa Open-face Sandwich, $16.90)
One of the most popular halal bakeries in Singapore, All Things Delicious has made a name for itself serving up delicious baked goods like scones and cakes. The bustling cafe has also recently made a name for itself with its savoury menu, and is home to some of the best brunch around Bugis!
Situated on the first floor of a shophouse along Arab street, the eatery’s cosy environment is home to some of the best brunch around. While the bakery became well-known for making its cakes from scratch, they are also known to put a unique twist on dishes we might be familiar with.
Their all-day breakfast menu includes items like Pumpkin on Sourdough ($12.90, single) and Mushroom and Kale Stuffed Pita ($14.90), with sides like Baby Potatoes ($3.90) available as well. For those who prefer food from their menu, dishes like Chicken & Apricot Tagine ($22.90) and Spicy Harissa Prawns with Whipped Tahini Yogurt ($24.90) are bound to fill both your belly and soul too.
No meal is complete without dessert, so make sure to try one of their well-known cakes! The selection varies daily, and you can see what is available at their bakery counter. For those that do not like cakes, they also like other desserts like Bread & Butter Pudding ($12.90).
All Things Delicious
Address: #01-01, 34 Arab Street
Opening Hours: 8AM-6PM (Tuesday-Sunday)
Price Point: $$$
7. Fika Swedish Cafe & Bistro
Pic credit: Fika Swedish Cafe & Bistro (Fika Breakfast, $22)
When someone mentions Swedish food, chances are the first place we will think of is IKEA, but there is more to the cuisine than meatballs. If you are looking for some authentic Swediah grub, Fika Swedish Cafe & Bistro is a must-visit!
The halal cafe is home to traditional Swedish dishes, and occupies two stories on Beach Road. Started by a Singaporean-Swedish duo, the eatery serves up authentic Swedish food at an affordable price.
What makes this cafe unique, is the fact that the menu changes every season, with different types of dishes available throughout the year. Their breakfast menu is available until 1PM from Monday to Thursday, and until 2PM from Friday to Sunday. Instead of usual brunch items like eggs benedict and pancakes, you can expect dishes like the Breakfast Waffle ($20) and Hard Rye Crispbread with Toppings ($9).
The cafe also has a wide variety of drinks and desserts available for those looking for a sweet snack instead. The seasonal menu can be found via their website.
Fika Swedish Cafe & Bistro
Address: 257 Beach Road
Opening Hours: 11AM-10PM (Sunday-Thursday & PH), 11AM-11PM (Friday, Saturday and Eve of PH)
Price Point: $$
8. The Fabulous Baker Boy
Pic credit: The Fabulous Baker Boy (Valhrona Chocolate Bakba)
If you were one of the many that mourned the closing of The Fabulous Baker Boy in June 2020, you will be glad to know that they recently opened their new outlet in January 2021!
Opened by one of the most famous bakers in Singapore affectionately known as Ju, the cafe has built a name for itself amongst the many bakeries on our island. Home to some of the best cakes, the eatery serves up delicious food as well.
The cafe’s brunch menu features the usual dishes like Blueberry Pancakes ($14) and RTFBB Fried Chicken and Waffles ($24), but for those that would like to try something new, the cafe also has mouth-watering options like Chilli Crab Mac & Cheese ($24) and Pumpkin Ravioli ($23.50).
Do note that although the cafe is currently not halal-certified, and they are in the process of getting approved. While all ingredients used are halal, please dine at your own discretion.
The Fabulous Baker Boy
Address: #01-01 Aliwal Arts Centre, 28 Aliwal Street
Opening Hours: 9:30AM-6:30PM (Tuesday to Sunday)
Price Point: $$
9. Penny University
Pic credit: Penny University (Eggs Benedict, $15)
One of the more well-known cafes on the east side of Singapore is Penny University, home to not only a delicious brunch menu, but artisanal coffee as well!
Tucked away in the East Coast, the cafe is known for its specialty coffee, sourcing its beans from local roasters. They also serve up a delicious brunch, with Eggs Benedict ($15) and the Full English Breakfast ($16) some of the more popular items on the menu. They also have vegetarian options available, including a Chia Seeds Anti-Oxidant Smoothie Bowl ($9.80).
The cafe also serves main dishes from 11AM onwards, and both menus feature vegetarian options. For those looking for something more filling, tuck into a Beef Burger ($16.50), Duck Ragout ($15) and even Green Macaroni ($16).
No trip to Penny University is complete without a cup of coffee, and their Muddy Espresso ($5.50) is one of the more popular options available on the menu. As the cafe is rather popular, we recommend heading down earlier to avoid the crowd.
Location: 402 East Coast Road
Opening Hours: 8:30AM-10PM (Monday-Sunday)
Price Point: $