Our guide to Haji Lane celebrates how Singapore’s quirky, hipster-famous neighbourhood lives up to its hype with an array of diverse eateries, original boutiques and fun bars.
Situated in the Kampong Glam area of Singapore, Haji Lane is often cited as being the city’s hippest neighbourhood. Buzzing with a lively atmosphere thanks to its variety of restaurants specialising in cuisines from all over the world, its colour-adorned streets and Insta-worthy murals as well as its collection of indie boutiques selling hidden treasures, it offers plenty to see, do and experience. Here’s Hive Life’s exclusive guide to the best it has to offer.
Best Cafes, Restaurants & Eateries on Haji Lane
Has cheat day taken a stretch? Don’t worry, Haji Lane’s Insta-worthy cafe is here to switch things up to the healthier side. Founded in 2017, this industrial minimalist eatery was started with the aim of promoting clean eating in Singapore. Whether you’re looking to treat yourself to honey buffalo wings or tender beef nachos, Limaa presents them to you the healthy way. Complete your meal with a raw ball for dessert or a green juice to cool down and detox the delicious way.
Address: 51 Haji Lane, Singapore 189244
Open From: Mon-Sun: 9:30am-9pm
In the mood for some mex-cellent dishes? Haji Lane’s famous Mexican eatery Piedra Negra hits the spot. Enchiladas, quesadillas and to-die-for guac are made fresh in front of you, whilst happy hour serves up delicious cocktails should you fancy more of a fiesta – and it’s all done against a background decked out in colourful murals, neon lights and bright furniture, making this a happy place all around.
Address: 241 Beach Road, Singapore 189753
Open From: Sun-Thu: 12pm-12am; Fri-Sat: 12pm-1am
In a city known for its all-year tropical heat, it’s always a good time for ice-cream. This stylish hole-in-the-wall will scoop you up a cup of delicious soft-serve ice cream with endless original flavours made using 100% Halal ingredients. Crowd favourites include their Ondeh Ondeh (rice cake ball) and Nutella Brownies Cheesecake flavours.
Address: 44 Haji Lane, Singapore 189237
Open From: Mon-Thu: 12pm-8pm; Fri-Sun: 12pm-9pm
Go local at The Singapura Club. Serving up locally-inspired dishes and drinks including Laksa, Butter Chicken Curry and Milo Dinosaur cocktails, this restaurant-and-bar combo is the ideal vintage bistro spot to spend your evenings in. Looking to get your ‘gram game up? Dine outdoors and enjoy the strong murals that reflect the heritage of the city around you.
Address: 26 Haji Lane, Singapore 189219
Open From: Mon-Sun: 11am-12am
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Seeking some harmony and bliss in bustling Singapore? Going OM is inspired by the spirit of the Himalayas and is a cafe-bar combo built upon a team of friendly staff who cook up some really scrumptious dishes. Offering both a vegetarian and a non-vegetarian menu, dishes that stand out here include cocktail samosas, avocado salad, and a delicious masala chicken wrap. Prepare yourself for a night to remember involving tarot card readings, fire juggling and performances by musicians at this earthy, good-for-the-soul hangout.
Address: 63 Haji Lane, Singapore 189256
Open From: Tue-Wed & Sat-Sun: 12pm-12am; Thu-Fri: 12pm-3am
Where to shop on Haji Lane
A concept store filled with white walls, wood furnishings and dried flowers, Hygge is probably Haji Lane’s coolest concept store. Offering home decor and accessories, the vibe here is most definitely scandi-chic with a cafe-turned-shop that gives you the chance to deck out your home with hidden treasures whilst munching on a Thai milk tea cake.
Address: 37 Haji Lane, Singapore 189230
Open From: Mon-Sat: 12pm-6:30pm; Sun: 12pm-4:30pm
Looking to get those creative juices flowing? Crafune helps you get crafty. Trying to stay as environmentally-friendly as possible, this craft workroom offers durable, vegetable-tanned leathers which you can then craft into accessories such as keychains, cardholders and passport holders. And, for those who need a little direction, they hold craft workshops to help you hone your skills.
Address: 2 Haji Lane, Singapore 189195
Open From: Mon-Sun: 11am-8pm
Spoilmarket is a delightfully colourful boutique – and the place to head to find something cute and kitschy. Haji Lane’s spot for a fashionista, this charming shop carries a set of hidden treasures you won’t find anywhere else in Singapore, including vintage telephones, retro art wall decor and tassel cross-body bags. Go vintage or go home!
Address: 74 Haji Lane, Singapore 189267
Open From: Sun-Thu: 10am-9pm; Fri-Sat: 10am-9:30pm