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10 Best Hidden Haji Lane Cafes in Singapore [2023]

Haji Lane Cafe

Best Haji Lane Cafe Singapore
Best Haji Lane Cafe Singapore

Haji Lane, hipsters’ paradise in Singapore, is known to have the most unique cafes and boutiques. Acknowledged for their stunning collection of murals, people head down to Haji Lane for a happening weekend. Recognised restaurants include The Mad Sailors, Windowsill Pies, Blu Jaz Cafe, and many more, but we are here for the undiscovered gems today. Read on to find out what are the 10 Best Hidden Cafes in Haji Lane! (P.S. In view of the social distancing restrictions, these cafes might have different operating hours. Do check for updates on their opening on the relevant websites.)

What’s so special about the Haji Lane?

Haji Lane began as lodges for Haji pilgrims and homes for poor Malay families. The street was filled with graffiti art and hookah cafes which remain illegal to this date. Although hookah cafes were banned, wall murals were thankfully allowed under strict regulations. Since then, Haji Lane has grown into one of Singapore’s most vibrant areas filled with an eclectic mix of shops and cafes.

1. Afterwit

Afterwit - Haji Lane Cafe (Credit: Afterwit)
Afterwit – Haji Lane Cafe (Credit: Afterwit)

Serving up a variety of unique tacos, quesadillas, and burritos, Afterwit is a modern Mexican cafe. The small halal establishment infuses local flavours into the classic Mexican cuisine for an irresistible menu. Try their interesting flavours: biryani burritos, and tom yum shrimp quesadillas, at no more than $15!

Websitehttp://www.afterwit.sg/
Address778 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198746
Contact8786 1948
Opening HoursSun-Thu (12PM-10PM), Fri-Sat (12PM-11PM)

2. Chix Hot Chicken

Chix Hot Chicken - Haji Lane Cafe (Credit: Chix Hot Chicken)
Chix Hot Chicken – Haji Lane Cafe (Credit: Chix Hot Chicken)

Chix Hot Chicken is an eatery co-owned by our first Singapore Idol, Taufik Batisah. Proudly claimed as the first to offer halal Nashville Hot Chicken, it gained popularity among many Singaporeans! Their chicken is unique because they are breaded and coated with one of the world’s “spiciest peppers”: the ghost pepper. With three levels of spice you can choose from – mild hotness, extra hotness and insane hotness – pick what’s comfortable for your taste buds. Or simply challenge yourself to the spiciest level, you daredevil!

Websitehttp://chixhotchicken.com/
Address1 Jln Pisang #01-01, Singapore 199069
Contact9839 0607
Opening HoursOpen Daily (12PM-9PM)

3. Earlybird Cafe

Earlybird Cafe - Haji Lane Cafe (Credit: Earlybird Cafe)
Earlybird Cafe – Haji Lane Cafe (Credit: Earlybird Cafe)

Earlybird Cafe is a spacious bird-themed cafe with both indoor and al fresco dining. Before filling up your tummy, the aesthetics of the cafe feed you through your eyes. With bird murals on their walls inside and a bright yellow “Earlybird” signage outside, you won’t have to worry about not having enough insta-worthy spots. Don’t forget their must-try menu: Chicken & Pancakes for just $19!

Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/earlybirdcafesingapore/
Address17 Jln Pinang, Singapore 199149
Contact9788 6856
Opening HoursSun-Thu (9AM-1PM), Fri (8AM-9.30PM), Sat (9AM-9.30PM)

4. Yummo Chow

Yummo Chow - Haji Lane Cafe (Credit: Yummo Chow)
Yummo Chow – Haji Lane Cafe (Credit: Yummo Chow)

Satisfy your cravings for fried ice cream at Yummo Chow, a daint café on Purvis Street. Their famous Tempura Icecream consists of vanilla ice cream, deep-fried inside a soft roll bun. Yummo Chow has a minimalistic interior which allows you to focus on their wonderful dishes.

Websitehttps://yummochow.oddle.me/en_SG/
Address13 Purvis Street, Hotel NuVe Heritage, Singapore 188592
Contact6873 1295
Opening HoursOpen Daily (7AM-9PM)

5. Fika Swedish Cafe & Bistro

Fika Swedish Cafe & Bistro - Haji Lane Cafe (Credit: Fika Swedish Cafe & Bistro)
Fika Swedish Cafe & Bistro – Haji Lane Cafe (Credit: Fika Swedish Cafe & Bistro)

Craving for some Swedish meatballs? Instead of running straight to IKEA, why not give this Swedish cafe a try? In fact, at Fika, you will be able to find a lot more traditional Swedish dishes like pickled herring to experiment with. Who knows, you might find a whole new love for Swedish cuisine!

Websitehttps://www.fikacafe.com/
Address257 Beach Rd, Singapore 199539
Contact6396 9096
Opening HoursOpen Daily (11AM-10PM)


6. Good Luck Beerhouse

Good Luck Beerhouse - Haji Lane Cafe (Credit: Good Luck Beerhouse)
Good Luck Beerhouse – Haji Lane Cafe (Credit: Good Luck Beerhouse)

Good Luck Beerhouse is a cosy Craft Beer and Dim Sum Bar offering over 20 beer flavours. This place is perfect for the ciceroni (beer connoisseurs) because there are endless flavour combinations. In addition to their beer selection, you can pair your chill session with dim sum. Do take note that the bar has limited seats so be prepared to stand, or try to avoid the peak hours!

Websitehttps://www.goodluckbeerhouse.com/
Address9 Haji Lane, Singapore 189202
Contact6391 9942 
Opening HoursOpen Daily (12PM-10PM)

7. Limaa Cafe

Limaa Cafe - Haji Lane Cafe (Credit: Limaa Cafe)
Limaa Cafe – Haji Lane Cafe (Credit: Limaa Cafe)

Need a break from junk food? But also fearful that a healthy diet means chewing on tasteless salads? Look no further because Limaa specialises in healthy food that still tastes good! This cafe offers an assortment of ‘clean version’ of delicious meals such as rendang and nacho chips.

Websitehttps://limaa51hajilane.com/
Address51 Haji Ln, Singapore 189244
Contact8620 2041
Opening HoursMon-Thur (8AM to 11:30AM), Fri (8AM to 8PM), Sat-Sun (11AM to 8PM)

8. Tolido’s Espresso Nook

Tolido’s Espresso Nook - Haji Lane Cafe (Credit: Tolido’s Espresso Nook)
Tolido’s Espresso Nook – Haji Lane Cafe (Credit: Tolido’s Espresso Nook)

Looking for an affordable brunch? Try Tolido’s Espresso Nook: a cosy joint that offers a familiar menu. Instead of risking on novel offerings, this cafe spent effort on perfecting the classics. Come down for dishes infused with local flavours like their pandan pancakes and prawn laksa pasta!

Websitehttps://tolidosespressonook.oddle.me/en_SG/
Address462 Crawford Ln, #01-63, Singapore 190462
Contact6648 0178
Opening HoursMonday, Wed-Fri (8AM-4PM), Sat (9AM-9PM), Sun (9AM-6PM)

9. (working title)

(working title) - Haji Lane Cafe (Credit: (working title))
(working title) – Haji Lane Cafe (Credit: (working title))

(working title), like many cafes, came from a humble beginning. From serving only brunch and breakfast, the cafe has grown its menu to serve burgers and snacks. An interesting dish to try would be their Ribena Wings which reminds us of childhood!

Websitehttps://www.workingtitle.sg/
Address783 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 198751
Contact8768 0463
Opening HoursOpen Daily (9AM-10PM)

10. Limaa Cafe

Limaa Cafe - Haji Lane Cafe (Credit: Limaa Cafe)
Limaa Cafe – Haji Lane Cafe (Credit: Limaa Cafe)
Key ServicesCafe
Address51 Haji Ln, Singapore 189244
Websitehttps://limaa51hajilane.com/
Phone 620 2041
Email51limaahajilane@gmail.com
Operating Hours Mon-Thur (8AM to 11:30AM), Fri (8AM to 8PM), Sat-Sun (11AM to 8PM)

Need a break from junk food? But also fearful that a healthy diet means chewing on tasteless salads? Look no further because Limaa specialises in healthy food that still tastes good! This cafe offers an assortment of ‘clean version’ of delicious meals such as rendang and nacho chips.

Key Differentiators

  • Affordable
  • No reservations
  • Healthy Halal Food

Customer Testimonial

Got the Fish & Chips and Avocado milkshake. Together they made an affordable meal compared to other cafes in Bugis. Friendly staff and peaceful atmosphere because it’s located inside Golden Landmark.

Would love to try their scones and other baked goods when I come again!

Ryan

Haji Lane Cafe

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