[Foodie Guide] Kampong Glam & Haji Lane

After telling you all about Singapore’s oldest quarter Kampong Glam, here is a foodie guide to its main food streets – there are cafés, bars, and restaurants you would want to check out when you are in the area!

As one of the most creative and vibrant areas in Singapore, Kampong Glam boasts a myriad of unique food, buzzing bars, and is a café hopper’s haven. With the impressive Sultan Mosque and its golden dome that has a decisive influence on the image of the quarter you might think you are in some Middle Eastern city rather than in Singapore. But even though the scents around Arab Street are very intriguing and the shops are always busy, I have been told that the cuisine there is not very good let alone authentic.

The neighboring streets of Beach Road and Haji Lane with their many colorful faithfully restored houses and narrow alleys have many bars and coffee shops to explore and with live bands at every corner the quarter is always buzzing. Here are my favorite restaurants, coffee shops, and bars that you will find around in Kampong Glam.





Breakfast & Coffee Shops

% Arabica, 56 Arab St, Singapore 199753

All things delicious., 34 Arab St, #01-01, Singapore 199733

Early Bird, 17 Jln Pinang, Singapore 199149

Fika Swedish Cafe and Bistro, 257 Beach Rd, Singapore 199539

Konditori Artisan Bakery, 33 Bussorah St, Singapore 199451

Symmetry, 9 Jln Kubor, #01-01, Singapore 199206

The Fabulous Baker Boy, 28 Aliwal St, #01-01, Singapore 199918

Tolido’s Espresso Nook, 462 Crawford Ln, #01-63, Singapore 190462

Wakey Wakey, 302 Beach Rd, 05 The Concourse, #01-04, Singapore 199600



Going Om, 63 Haji Ln, Singapore 189256 – Excellent food with very affordable pricing, inspired by Himalaya mountains.

Mrs Pho (Beach Road), 349 Beach Rd, Singapore 199570 – Former hawker that made it to a proper restaurant with authentic Vietnamese food and interior. 

NOX – Dine in the Dark, 269 Beach Rd, Singapore 199546 – Unique experience of dining in the dark, with a menu changing every two months.

Piedra Negra, 241 Beach Rd, Singapore 189753 – Buzzing place in Haji Lane with solid Mexican food and great prices (happy hour!), perfect for an evening get-together.

The Beast Southern Kitchen + Bourbon Bar, 17 Jln Klapa, Singapore 199329

Working Title, 48 Arab St, Singapore 199745 – Popular Burger Bar.


On The Hand

DOHKIE – The Edible Cookie Dough Shop, 803 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 198771

Moosh Softserve, 44 Haji Ln, Singapore 189237 – delicious soft ice served with fun ingredients such as brownie, Nutella, and others.



Bar Stories, 55-57A, Haji Ln, Singapore 189248 – Bar with amazing opulent drinks and amazing food

Oriental Elixir, 10 Haji Ln, Singapore 189203 – A hidden secret bar with an impressive 5-star rating on google that is rather unknown amongst tourists.

Bar Stories and Orient Elixir have made it amongst my favorite bars in Singapore.

At Bar Stories right in Haji Lane, you will not find any menu but well-decorated drinks and amazing snacks.


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