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29 Sep 2019

14 Must-Visit Hip Cafes and Restaurants near Haji Lane

14 Must-Visit Hip Cafes and Restaurants near Haji Lane

Haji Lane is famous amongst locals and tourists alike for its graffitied walls and hipster cafes. A favourite hang-out spot for both locals and tourists, it’s also home to countless multi-themed hip cafes and restaurants. More often than not, these food spots located beyond the first two lanes of Haji Lane are usually left unexplored by many since there are already established eateries upfront. 

Here are 14 must-visit trendy cafes and restaurants to explore near Haji Lane which serve great food and make for a memorable experience!

1. Windowsill Pies 

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Quaint, mystical and looking like it jumped straight out of a colourful picture book is the home to good ‘ol warm pies, Windowsill Pies. Founded in 2011, this bakery is dedicated to bringing the sweetest pies made of honest ingredients which will only leave you wanting more.

These pies are baked fresh every day and each pie on the menu is remarkable. Some must-haves include the signature Morello Cherry, their very own special rendition of a sour cherry pie, the seasonal Pumpkin Bourbon, the rich and zesty Coconut Lime Vodka and the evergreen classic Pecan pie.

For pies with different colours for a brighter and colourful snapshot, we recommend having these combinations - the Grasshopper (a pretty electric mint coloured and flavoured pie), Strawberry Lemon (a subdued yellow pie with a rustic touch of toasted meringue) and S’mores (because who doesn't like chocolates, marshmallows and cookies?) - for a lip-smacking yet aesthetic end product!

Address: 17 Haji Lane, Singapore 189210

Opening Hours:
Sunday-Thursday: 11am-8pm
Friday-Saturday: 11am-10pm

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2. Twenty Grammes

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As the famous saying goes, there is always room for dessert and in this case, there is always room for Twenty Grammes. Situated at the heart of North Bridge Road, this exquisite dessert boutique first started out as an outlet to bring together coffee and waffle lovers. Since the very beginning, they take pride in serving curated desserts lovingly made out of only fresh and quality ingredients.

We recommend their Ice-Cream Waffle Set - 4 generous scoops of ice-cream and 2 fluffy Belgian waffles - and Cake Set - 4 slices of in-house cakes. Both sets are good to be eaten and shared with in groups of four, so grab your friends for a sweet treat! 

Upon stepping into the cafe, their signature industrial-themed grey feature walls will be the first few things to capture your attention. Once you have received your order, you might want to hold your scrumptious plate of waffles or cakes against the wall for the money shot for the ‘gram. At Twenty Grammes, you don’t have to worry about bad lighting with the warm bronze lights overhead and natural light which is constantly streaming in. Hop onto their Instagram here for some food-shot inspirations!

Address: 753 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198721

Opening Hours: 
Monday-Friday: 12pm-10pm
Saturday-Sunday: 12pm-1am

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3. Yummo Chow

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If you are ever craving for fried ice-cream or have not gotten around to trying this Millenial dish yet, Yummo Chow should be next on your eatery list. The cafe is nestled inside the lobby of Hotel NuVe on Purvis Street, so make sure to not just pass by it the next time you are in the area.

So what should you have here? Apart from their famous Tempura Ice-cream, the fiery Sambal Teri Wings, Soft Shell Crab Burger and Shiitake Tempura are also worth a try!

Yummo Chow might not be big in terms of square feet but they make up for it by increasing the interior appeal. Their monochromatic tiled flooring does not only liven up the cafe but makes for a great flat lay backdrop for your Tempura Ice-cream!

Address: 13 Purvis Street, Hotel NuVe Heritage, Singapore 188592

Opening Hours:
Monday-Sunday: 7am-9pm

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4. Afterwit

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Mexican food is hearty and none of their dishes skimps out on carbs or flavour. The dishes Singaporeans are more familiar with include tortillas, burritos, nachos and guacamole dip. They are so versatile that they make for a great filling meal, for when you are on-the-go or even as a snack while you Netflix your way through a chill weekend.

Afterwit first made its debut in the Singapore food scene in 2015. It quickly gained popularity for being the few Halal Mexican eateries in Singapore and gained a reputation for its spicy (literally) menu. According to the rave it has received from first-time and repeated patrons alike, Afterwit’s Cajun Chicken Nachos, Beef Brisket Biryani Burritos and Mud Crab & Avocado Quesadillas are to die for.

The walls of the cafe are painted green - befitting of the indie cafe aesthetics - but if you are all for the natural light, you can choose to dine al fresco and witness the colour contrast in the ingredients pop even more.

Address: 778 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198746

Opening Hours:
Sunday-Thursday: 12pm-10pm
Friday-Saturday: 12pm-11pm

Find out more about Afterwit here!

5. Konditori Artisan Bakes

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Konditori Artisan Bakes takes on a European bakery concept, bringing only the freshest pastries and bakes made from scratch by hand to their display sills. Brought to life by the team of people behind Fika Swedish Cafe & Bistro, this quaint boulangerie boasts a minimal yet elegant interior. Think white spaces with hints of gold linings and marble counters. Freshly baked treats which adorn their wide glass window daily also does a very good job at enticing customers in for a croissant or two.

Bakes available for the day are typically displayed behind their window sill. Upon stepping into this heavenly space, expect your nose buds to be assaulted by the inviting smells of Blackforest Croissant, Lemon Meringue Tart, Madeleines, Raspberry Scones and Orange Brioche. One can never go wrong with pastries.

Here's an insta-feed tip: big glass windows with warm golden lights shining upon enticing fresh bakes? It’s a yes from us! Hold up your savoury treats up against the display window for that classic golden shot. You no longer have to fly all the way to Europe for that tea time at a bakery shot now.

Address: 33 Bussorah Street, Singapore 199451

Opening Hours: 
Monday-Sunday: 10.30am-9pm

Find out more about the Konditori Artisan Bakes here!

6. All Things Delicious

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A cosy joint along Arab Street, All Things Delicious lives up to its name, serving up a fascinating variety of dishes and flavours perfect for any time of the day. Known for their sweets including cakes, cookies, pastries and all sorts of desserts that are sure to satiate all those with a sweet tooth, this hip spot just a stone’s throw away from Haji Lane also has savoury options. 

Boasting an all-day breakfast menu with the likes of Shakshouka, Smoked Salmon on Sourdough and more, fuel up with a hearty and comforting meal here before going along your day. Headed here for a catchup session with friends? Indulge in some small bites as you sit beneath the skylight, bathed in natural light and basking in the relaxed ambience of the cafe. 

Address: 34 Arab St, #01-01, Singapore 199733

Opening Hours: 
Tuesday-Sunday: 8am-6pm
Closed on Monday

Learn more about All Things Delicious here!

7. Earlybird Cafe

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Earlybird Cafe is a humble two-storey ‘bird-themed’ café opened by the same people behind the Revelry Cafe in Upper Bukit Timah. True to their theme, they have bird murals on their walls inside with bird nest lamps hanging above the tables. 

This cafe is hard to miss what with its deep grey exterior walls, bright yellow signage and white tables and chairs laid outside. At night, yellow light illuminates the entrance and makes for a great relaxing spot after a long day of work. As much as the ambience and interior are great for the eyes, we could say the same for their artistically plating as well. 

While their Chicken & Pancakes which are succulent and fluffy are notable, The Hotcake Bling is a must-get for a fairytale touch to your Instagram feed. Featuring ice-cream sitting on a bed of hotcake topped with pink fairy floss, an overturned ice-cream cone with a generous splash of rainbow sprinkles, you’ll want to capture this work of art before digging into it.

Address: 17 Jln Pinang, Singapore 199149

Opening Hours: 
Sunday-Thursday: 9am-8pm
Friday: 8am-9.30pm
Saturday: 9am-9.30pm

Read on more about Earlybird Cafe here!

8. I am…


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A trendy cafe that’s also halal and situated in Haji Lane, I am… is voted one of the best cafes in Singapore. Whipping up a variety of delectable Dutch-inspired food, you can expect to dig into crowd favourites including Amsterdam favourite Fries & Mayo fish & chips, juicy burgers and more.

More of a brunch person? The Haji Lane outlet has got your back. Pick from options like The Cast Iron featuring sausage, bacon, eggs done to your liking, sauteed mushrooms and toasted bread all served on a hot pan or go for their Eggs Benedict! With large blocks spelling out ‘I am..’ situated in front of the cafe, it’s impossible to miss it. After exploring the nooks and crannies of Haji Lane, fill your tummy up at I am… with a hearty meal, then sit back and people-watch as you digest your food!

Address: 674 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 188804

Opening Hours:
Tuesday-Sunday: 10am-11pm

Find out more about I am… here!

9. Ah Sam Cold Drink Stall



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Ah Sam Cold Drink Stall has found a new home in Haji Lane where they continue to serve local flavours on tap. With an endearing interior featuring old-school elements including biscuit tins and carved wooden signboards, the local concept that Ah Sam Cold Drink Stall promises some fresh, locally inspired and imaginatively crafted cocktails. 

Fresh off the tap, you can look forward to new blends like Lavender Fields Forever and Pandan Singapore Sling. For the more adventurous, the Milo Dino, Kaya Flip and even Laksa signature cocktails might be right up your alley. All in all, Ah Sam Cold Drink Stall and their relaxed atmosphere is just the right place to knock back a couple of drinks and unwind. 

Address: 12 Haji Ln, Singapore 189205

Opening Hours:
Monday-Sunday: 12pm-10.30pm

Learn more about Ah Sam Cold Drink Stall here!

10. Fika Swedish Cafe & Bistro


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The term ‘Swedish food’ might bring Ikea meatballs to mind, but there’s more to traditional Swedish cuisine than that! Fika is a special time that’s set aside for a relaxed gathering with loved ones over a cup of coffee, tea and wholesome foods. 

At Fika Swedish Cafe and Bistro, every ingredient and dish is meticulously crafted to ensure the best flavours while ensuring that it nourishes your body, mind and soul. Serving up home-cooked food and pastries that’ll warm your stomach and heart, their extensive menu of soups, salads, wraps and breakfast foods will leave you spoilt for choice! 

For a comforting and filling meal, opt for their Warm Kale Quinoa Salad to get your greens in. Alternatively, the Fika Breakfast option features eggs, sausages, sauteed potato and mushrooms alongside a host of other hearty dishes that’ll ensure you start your day on a great note! 

Address: 257 Beach Rd, Singapore 199539

Opening Hours:
Monday-Sunday: 11am-10pm

Find out more about Fika Swedish Cafe and Bistro here!

11. Good Luck Beerhouse


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Goodluck Beerhouse is a hole-in-the-wall and cool bar featuring 12 rotating beer taps alongside a specially curated Asian food menu to go with the beers. Dedicated to shedding light on the local craft beer community, you’ll be treated to some of the best showcase of Singaporean craft beers, all carefully picked and curated in order for an eclectic range of flavours that makes for a memorable visit! 

After exploring Haji Lane, you might be on the hunt for a cosy space to cool down and unwind with some beer, Goodluck Beerhouse ticks all the boxes.

Address: 9 Haji Lane, Singapore 189202

Opening Hours:
Monday-Sunday:12pm-10pm

Find out more about Goodluck Beerhouse here

12. % Arabica Singapore Arab Street


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Coffee enthusiasts might be no stranger to % Arabica, a world-renowned coffee shop that has its roots in Kyoto, Japan. Dedicated to sourcing beans directly from their origins including in Hawaii, it is no wonder that their coffee is top-notch. 

With a minimalist interior, long glass windows that allow natural light to filter in, the fragrant smell of coffee beans that’s impossible to miss coupled with their signature cups of coffee featuring the ‘%’ print, the highly anticipated store is a must-visit when you’re exploring the Haji Lane area!  

Address: 56 Arab St, Singapore 199753

Opening Hours:
Monday-Sunday: 8am-8pm

Find out more about % Arabica Singapore Arab Street here!

13. Tolido’s Espresso Nook


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A cosy, casual joint that offers artisan coffee alongside fresh food, Tolido’s Espresso Nook is all the rage these days. This cool and hip spot that is a must-visit whenever you’re near Haji Lane promises to fill you up with only the best and carefully crafted food including pastas, breakfast classics and of course, a cup of joe. With a host of all-day breakfast options, mains, coffee, tea and ice blended beverages, Tolido’s Espresso Nook is definitely one to add to the list of places to drop by.

Address: 462 Crawford Ln, #01-63, Singapore 190462

Opening Hours:
Monday, Wednesday-Friday: 8am-4pm
Saturday: 9am-9pm
Sunday: 9am-6pm
Closed on Tuesday

Find out more about Tolido’s Espresso Nook here

14. FatPapas Burgers and Shakes


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The flagship outlet of FatPapas situated on Bali Lane, a mere 2 minutes walk from Haji Lane, boasts a plethora of burgers, ribs, shakes and more. If FatPapas rings a bell, that’s because it’s the halal counterpart of FatBoys! Indeed, you can expect to find the same mouthwatering tastes in their food. 

Sink your teeth into their burgers that are homemade using Chilled Australian chuck tenders! For a classic option, go for the Black Peppercorn Burger that’s smothered in their house special Black peppercorn gravy, topped with crispy onions. 

More of a ribs person? Their BBQ Beef Ribs promise a tender and juicy good time! Of course, don’t miss out on their range of speciality fries including Beef Chilli Cheese Fries, Parmesan Truffle Fries and more.

Address: 17 Bali Lane, Singapore

Opening Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 12pm to 9.30pm 
Friday-Sunday: 11am to 9.30pm

Find out more about FatPapas here!

Not visiting Haji Lane anytime soon?

Check out our comprehensive Ultimate Cafe Guide that might help you as you embark on your journey in search of a cafe. Need a new study spot to work productively? Here’s a list of 15 Cafes to Chill At & Still Get Work Done

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