The Ultimate Beach Road Food Guide – 39 Best Cafes, Restaurants & Hawkers

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Many parts of Beach Road were composed of sand and mud in the past, before its entire coastal stretch was affected by land reclamation in the 1840s. A part of the area was set aside for the European community, hence it was once lined with beautiful bungalows. Arab and Bugis quarters, including Kampong Glam, made up the other part. Today, Beach Road is known for its two national monuments – Raffles Hotel and Hajjah Fatimah Mosque. You’ll also be able to find many specialty boutiques, and eateries in the area. If you’re visiting Singapore for the first time, here’s the ultimate list of 39 good eats along Beach Road!

Mrs Pho

Dining at Mrs Pho reminds us of dining in any back alley in Vietnam. The Special Beef Combo Noodle Soup ($8.90) comes loaded with slices of fatty brisket, beef round, and beef balls freshly shipped from Vietnam weekly. The broth is delicate and sweet. Best part? We love that the ingredients used in Vietnamese dishes have a low fat content.

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Mrs Pho

Address: 349 Beach Road, Singapore 199570

Phone: 6292 0018

Website: http://www.mrspho.com/

Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 11am to 10pm. Closed on Sundays.

Afterwit

Afterwit was inspired by an afterthought of pairing Mexican-influenced fare with an indie café experience. You can look forward to quesadillas, tortilla pizzas, tacos, and burritos. On weekdays (excluding public holidays), go for their Locos Lunch that’s available from 12pm to 3pm.

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Afterwit

Address: 778 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198746

Phone: 6299 3508

Website: http://www.afterwit.sg/

Opening Hours: Sun-Thu 12pm to 10pm. Fri & Sat 12pm to 11pm.

Hyde & Co.

Hyde & Co.’s menu features a creative selection of pastas and pizzas specially created by Chef Nazlie who is trained in Italian cuisine. Expect mod-Sin dishes that are refreshing twists on local favourites. The Gnocchi “Mee Rebus”, a first in Singapore, and the The Bomb (Chye Poh Prawn Omelette pizza) are options that you might want to consider.

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Hyde & Co.

Address: 785 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198753

Phone: 6635 5785

Website: http://www.hydeandco.com.sg/

Opening Hours: Wed-Sat 11.30am to 11pm. Sun & Mon 11.30am to 6pm. Closed on Tuesdays.

Muugu Fork

Opened in 2010, Muugu Fork serves a variety of western dishes that range from pastas to pizzas. Their Rac & Surf ($19.90), which consists of 2 pieces of golden breaded fish and chips, is served with warm, melted Raclette cheese.

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Muugu Fork

Address: 142 Arab Street, Singapore 199828

Phone: 6292 7363

Opening Hours: Sun-Thu 1pm to 11.30pm. Fri & Sat 1pm to 12.05am. Lunch menu is available from 1pm to 5pm.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/muugu.fork/

Eat Play Love

This Thai-Western café offers a unique experience for the whole family. While kids get crafty and doodle the afternoon away at the Craft Corner, parents are able to enjoy their meal in peace. We recommend the Seafood Tomyum Soup with Rice ($9.50) which contains prawns, fish, and mushrooms. You can opt for a red or clear soup base.

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Eat Play Love

Address: #01-07, Aliwal Arts Centre, 28 Aliwal Street, Singapore 199918

Phone: 6444 6400

Website: http://www.eatplaylove.com.sg/

Opening Hours: 10pm to 10.30pm (kitchen closes at 9.30pm). Closed on Tuesdays.

Krave

This 2-year-old café specializes in al dente pasta. You can choose between spaghetti and penne for your pasta. We spotted some unique pasta flavours such as Rendang Bolognese ($16), Kurry Kremoso ($16), and Sambal Marinara ($18). The Kurry Kremoso is the café’s own rendition of curry chicken with pasta.

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Krave

Address: 28 Bali Lane, Singapore 189864

Opening Hours: Tue-Thu & Sun 11.30am to 10pm. Fri & Sat 11.30am to 11pm. Closed on Mondays. Note that the kitchen is closed daily from 5pm to 6pm.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Krave.sg/

Fat Papas

Whenever our burger cravings kick in, we would think of Fat Papas which specializes in homemade burgers. Dining here is a messy affair, but trust us – the best way of devouring a burger is to not be afraid of getting your hands dirty.

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Fat Papas

Address: 17 Bali Lane, Singapore 189853

Phone: 6291 8028

Website: https://www.fatpapas.sg/

Opening Hours: 5pm to 11pm daily.

Overrun.SG

Overrun.SG is famous for their chendol soft-serve that comes with ice cream, coconut, pandan jelly, and gula Melaka. The dessert is a tad too sweet for our liking, but we really like the soft-serve ice cream. They also offer durian chendol soft-serve, chendol milkshake, as well as, durian chendol milkshake.

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Overrun.SG

Address: 18 Baghdad Street, Singapore 199657

Opening Hours: Tue-Thu 12pm to 8.30pm. Fri-Sun 12pm to 9.30pm. Closed on Mondays.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OverrunSG-223675517966833/

Pho 4 U

This Halal Vietnamese eatery serves a variety of pho, and other Vietnamese dishes. Pho 4A ($10) is a beef noodle soup with half-cooked steak, well-done brisket, flank and meatballs. Add some fresh greens in for a nice textural crunch in every bite.

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Pho 4 U

Address: 783 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198751

Opening Hours: 10am to 10pm daily.

Groundstory

Groundstory, a café and craft retail store selling daily essentials and chic home décor, is a highly-instagrammable beauty. It is a tranquil haven along the bustling streets of Kampong Glam. Besides coffee and a selection of desserts, you can find pastas and sandwiches on the menu too.

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Groundstory

Address: 756/758 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198726

Opening Hours: Tue-Fri 9am to 5.30pm. Sat & Sun 12pm to 4.30pm. Closed on Mondays.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Groundstory-156254278197791/

Jason Niang Dou Fu

To stand out from other yong tau foo stalls, Jason Niang Dou Fu has come up with interesting pairings. You can have your noodles with chye poh sauce, or laksa soup. If you aren’t a fan of rice or noodles, you can get chee cheong fun too.

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Jason Niang Dou Fu

Address: 321 Beach Road, Singapore 199557

Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 10am to 8pm. Closed on Sundays.

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NOX

Ran out of ideas on what to do in Singapore? Perhaps, you might want to consider dining in the dark at NOX. The first floor of this modern chic restaurant is a bar and open kitchen concept. You can chill here first, before the waiter brings you into the dining area. Note that you have to lock all your belongings in the locker, and you are not allowed to bring anything that gives out light.

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NOX

Address: 269 Beach Road, Singapore 199546

Phone: 6298 0708

Website: http://www.noxdineinthedark.com/

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 6pm till late. Sat 5pm till late. Sun 5pm to 11pm.

Pondok Jawa Timur

Opened by Mdm Indah from Surabaya, this Indonesian restaurant serves tasty and authentic Javanese cuisine. The Indonesian chefs use only fresh ingredients. Mdm Indah whips up her dishes according to her family recipes, and her passion for cooking led her to where she is today.

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Pondok Jawa Timur

Address: 737 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198705

Phone: 6884 5853

Website: http://pondokjawatimur.com/

Opening Hours: 11am to 10pm daily.

Na Na Original Thai Food

The most impressive dish that we ordered here is the Tom Yum Seafood Soup which is served in an ancient claypot. There is a distinct lemongrass taste, and its spiciness is not too overwhelming. If you’re ready for more kick, go for a plate of Basil Chicken, and you will soon have sexy sausage lips!

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Na Na Original Thai Food

Address: #01-51/52, Golden Mile Complex, 5001 Beach Road, Singapore 199588

Phone: 6297 8498

Opening Hours: 24 hours daily.

Plaza Brasserie (Ginger Asian Kitchen)

Everyone should be familiar with their annual crab feast which features an array of fresh crabs prepared with interesting sauces. You can look forward to black pepper crab, nonya curry crab, salted egg crab, baked crab, crab with tang gui, and more. Plaza Brasserie is now Ginger Asian Kitchen.

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Plaza Brasserie (Ginger Asian Kitchen)

Address: PARKROYAL on Beach Road, 7500 Beach Road, Singapore 199591

Website: https://www.parkroyalhotels.com/en/hotels-resorts/singapore/beach-road/stay/dining/ginger-asian-kitchen.html

Hararu Izakaya

Hararu Izakaya spans 2 storeys, with the second floor decorated in traditional Japanese Tatami dining style. Their lunch menu offers 4 different donburi sets. When night falls, the restaurant changes into a Japanese bar and their dinner menu showcases Japanese skewers and other ala carte items.

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Hararu Izakaya

Address: 16 Bussorah Street, Singapore 199437

Phone: 6291 5373

Opening Hours: Sun-Thu 12pm to 2.30pm (lunch) and 5pm to 11pm (dinner). Fri & Sat 12pm to 2.30pm (lunch) and 5pm to 12am (dinner). Closed on Mondays.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hararuizakayaSG/

The Dim Sum Place

The Dim Sum Place serves Cantonese-style cuisine, infused with local flavours. Look forward to savouring unique items such as braised duck cha shu bun, vermicelli roll with lamb rendang, and beef short rib with black pepper, just to name a few.

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The Dim Sum Place

Address: 791 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198759

Phone: 6655 8787

Website: http://www.thedimsumplace.com.sg/

Opening Hours: 11am to 2.30pm (lunch) and 5.30pm to 11pm (dinner) daily.

The Ramen Stall

You’ll be spoilt for choice at The Ramen Stall. We went for their signature Volcano Ramen ($11) which allows diners to choose their desired level of spiciness – 1 being the least spicy and 3 being the spiciest. We had level 2, which we would only recommend for those who can take spicy food.

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The Ramen Stall

Address: 787 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198755

Phone: 6655 0800

Website: http://www.theramenstall.com.sg/

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 5pm to 6am. Sat, Sun & PH 12pm to 6am.

Koh Nangkam

Koh Nangkam is an island located in the Southern part of Thailand. The majority of settlers there are Muslims. Owner, Madam Chamchiyah Hodsub, was brought up in Koh Nangkam. She brought over her family recipes, and other popular Thai dishes with her.

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Koh Nangkam

Address: 4 & 6 Jalan Kledek, Singapore 199261

Phone: 6392 2172

Website: https://www.kohnangkamsg.com/

Opening Hours: 12pm to 10.30pm, but closed between 3.45pm to 5pm daily.

Diandin Leluk

Diandin Leluk’s humble beginnings can be traced back to the early 1980s when they sold packed lunch to Thai workers at construction sites, from a rented lorry. After gaining a significant number of fans who love their food, they decided to set up the current eatery at Golden Mile Complex to cater mainly to the Thai community, and subsequently won the “tastebuds” of locals as well.

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Diandin Leluk

Address: #01-67/68/69, Golden Mile Complex, 5001 Beach Road, Singapore 199588

Phone: 6293 5101

Website: http://www.diandinleluk.com/

Opening Hours: 24 hours daily.

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Abb Zabb

This stall soared to fame because of their signature Tomyum lobster dish. Their signature Tom Yum Lobster Noodle Combo ($38) consists of one whole Boston lobster, tiger prawns, scallops, mussels and an entire squid that is generously stuffed with flavoursome minced pork.

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Abb Zabb

Address: #02-01, Golden Mile Complex, 5001 Beach Road, Singapore 199588

Opening Hours: 12pm to 9pm daily.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Tomyumlobster/

Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle

Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle has one of the best bak chor mees in Singapore. If you are a bak chor mee fan and has never tried this, you are definitely missing out. The sauce is full of chilli and vinegar, which is a robust mix of savory, spicy and sour flavours – very shiok!

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Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle

Address: #01-12, Blk 466 Crawford Lane, Singapore 190465

Opening Hours: 9.30am to 9pm. Closed on every 1st and 3rd Monday.

Heap Seng Leong

Heap Seng Leong is one of our regular breakfast spots. Honestly, the kaya is not outstanding but having a cup of coffee with butter (kopi gu you) in a 1950s kopitiam setting is quite an interesting experience.

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Heap Seng Leong

Address: #01-5109, Blk 10 North Bridge Road, Singapore 190010

Opening Hours: 4am to 8pm daily.

Tian Yi

The folks at Tian Yi have added their own twists to traditional desserts. You’ll be surprised to know that their Signature Green Bean Soup ($1.80) consists of 22 ingredients, while their Signature Red Bean Soup ($1.80) contains 23 ingredients.

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Tian Yi

Address: #01-112, North Bridge Road Food Centre, 861 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198783

Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 7am to 7pm. Closed on Sundays.

Prawn Village

Owner, Anson, was on a holiday in Penang, when he came across a stall that served superb Penang prawn noodles. He casually asked if the Penang hawker was willing to impart the techniques of preparing prawn noodles to him. To his amazement, the hawker agreed. He went back a couple of times to master the skills of cooking prawn noodles, before he finally set up Prawn Village.

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Prawn Village

Address: #01-97, Golden Mile Food Centre, 505 Beach Road, Singapore 199583

Opening Hours: 9am to 5pm. Closed on Saturdays.

Teochew Fish Ball Noodle

The old couple manning the stall has been cooking BCM for more than 50 years. They started from Selegie Road, before moving to Jalan Besar, and are now in Crawford Lane. Every strand of mee kia is QQ and springy. Well coated with chilli, it is a little different from Tai Hwa’s version which has a stronger vinegar flavour. If the queue at Tai Hwa is too long, you might want to consider this!

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Teochew Fish Ball Noodle

Address: #01-29, Blk 462 Crawford Lane, Singapore 190462

Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 8am to 3pm. Closed on Sundays & PHs.

91 Fried Kway Teow Mee

This is, perhaps, one of the most unique char kway teow stalls in Singapore. The char kway teow here has chye sim and ikan billis as toppings. We found the wok hei really gratifying and enjoyed the crunchy texture and savouriness of the ikan billis.

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91 Fried Kway Teow Mee

Address: #01-91, Golden Mile Food Centre, 505 Beach Road, Singapore 199583

Opening Hours: Tue-Fri & Sun 10am to 7pm. Sat 10am to 8pm. Closed on Mondays.

Hainan Hokkien Mee

The dryness of this plate of hokkien mee cannot be contended. The owner leaves the stock to simmer till it has evaporated, ensuring that the flavours are locked into the yellow noodles and bee hoon. A smoky fragrance lingers as you savour each mouthful of noodles.

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Hainan Hokkien Mee

Address: #B1-34, Golden Mile Food Centre, 505 Beach Road, Singapore 199583

Opening Hours: Tue-Sun 8am to 2.30pm. Closed on Mondays.

Kopi More

Stall owner, Lawrence, procures a blend of Indonesian and Arabica coffee beans and grind them on the spot. Instead of making coffee the traditional way, with a coffee sock, he uses an espresso machine to extract the coffee. Then, he adds sugar, evaporated milk and condensed milk to further enhance the aroma. Each cup is affordably priced at just $1.50! The stall serves home-baked chiffon cakes too.

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Kopi More

Address: #B1-49, Golden Mile Food Centre, 505 Beach Road, Singapore 199583

Opening Hours: 10am to 10pm daily.

Burgs

Burgs serves up quality gourmet burgers at extremely affordable prices. The buns are satisfyingly warm and soft when they are eaten immediately. Each burger set comes with thick cut fries that, to our delight, can be swapped to onion rings for a mere buck!

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Burgs

Address: #B1-24, Golden Mile Food Centre, 505 Beach Road, Singapore 199583

Opening Hours: Tue 5pm to 8pm. Wed-Sun 11am to 1.30pm (lunch) and 5pm to 6.30pm (dinner). Closed on Mondays.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ProjectWarung/

Charlie’s Peranakan

Uncle Charlie’s mother is a Peranakan. He picked up his culinary skills from her and started selling Peranakan cuisine in Bukit Merah since the 1980s. They have a really impressive menu that boasts of dishes such as Babi Assam, Beef Stew, Toh Hay, Itek Sio, Bakwan Kepiting, Chap Chye, and Babi Pongteh.

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Charlie’s Peranakan

Address: #B1-30, Golden Mile Food Centre, 505 Beach Road, Singapore 199583

Opening Hours: 11.30am to 7.30pm daily.

Som Tam Suphasiri

Som Tam Suphasiri serves a wide variety of authentic Thai salads. Flavours range from pickled mussels to marinated crab, to octopus, to steamed pig’s intestine. Do let the waitress know how many stems of chilli you desire in your salad!

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Som Tam Suphasiri

Address: #01-15, Golden Mile Complex, 5001 Beach Road, Singapore 199588

Opening Hours: 12pm to 9pm daily.

Chia Bee Lor Mee

Looking for a supper spot? Chia Bee Lor Mee will satisfy. Go for bee hoon mee which comes with two types of fish – fried fish and fish meat. The fried fish is really crispy. You can add your desired amount of garlic puree and vinegar yourself.

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Chia Bee Lor Mee

Address: Blk 10 North Bridge Road, Singapore 190010

Opening Hours: 11pm to 9am, or till sold out. Closed on Tuesday night till Wednesday morning.

Lao Huang Hakka Niang Tou Fu

This stall used to be run by an elderly woman, but her children have taken over the family business now. The broth is light, with a hint of sweetness. All the ingredients are made by hand, and we strongly recommend the brinjal that’s generously stuffed with meat.

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Lao Huang Hakka Niang Tou Fu

Address: #01-108, North Bridge Road Food Centre, 861 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198783

Opening Hours: 7.30am to 1pm, or till sold out. Closed on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

Zhen Hao Lor Mee

As compared to Chia Bee, Zhen Hao’s Lor Mee gravy is thicker and very gooey. However, it isn’t too salty and you can still taste the natural flavours of the fish which is fried a la minute here. There’s even fried fish skin in each bowl. It would have tasted better if it’s a tad more garlicky, like Chia Bee’s version.

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Zhen Hao Lor Mee

Address: #01-97, North Bridge Road Food Centre, 861 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198783

Opening Hours: Tue-Sun 7pm to 1.30pm. Closed on Mondays.

Ah Xiao Teochew Braised Duck

The duck meat, rice, and egg come together as a package. Only plain white rice is served here, so ask for more gravy!

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Ah Xiao Teochew Braised Duck

Address: #B1-43, Golden Mile Food Centre, 505 Beach Road, Singapore 199583

Opening Hours: 9.30am to 1pm. Closed on Thursdays.

Golden Mile Special Yong Tau Foo

This bowl of yong tau foo gives one a taste of home. One of our dining partners said that “the yong tau foo 有妈妈煮饭的味道”. You have to select a minimum of 8 pieces of ingredients, and only beehoon is served here.

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Golden Mile Special Yong Tau Foo

Address: #B1-44, Golden Mile Food Centre, 505 Beach Road, Singapore 199583

Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 10am to 2pm. Closed on Sundays.

Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice

Don’t be deceived. If you don’t see a queue here, it’s because customers are advised to take a seat while waiting for their meals to be served. The wait can be quite long, so be sure to check the waiting time before you order if you’re in a rush. The rice is fragrant, while the chicken is smooth and tender.

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Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice

Address: #B1-35, Golden Mile Food Centre, 505 Beach Road, Singapore 199583

Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 11.30am to 7.30pm. Closed on Sundays.

Kampong Glam Cafe

One of the dishes we really enjoyed here is the lontong. Imagine indulging in cubes of rice cakes soaked in a turmeric-spiced coconut curry. The lontong is served with cabbage, long beans, and tofu, and topped with grated spiced coconut. Just add a dollop of chilli to complete the dish!

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Kampong Glam Cafe

Address: 17 Bussorah Street, Singapore 199438

Opening Hours: 8am to 2am daily.

We hope that this list will be useful for tourists who are exploring Beach Road! Enjoy!

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