7 Halal Places to Grab Breakfast at to Fuel the Day
by Nur Aziemah Apr 01, 2017
Rush University Medical Center and many other experts have always cited the breakfast is the "most important meal of the day". Christy C. Tangney, PhD, a clinical dietitian at Rush University Medical Center and an expert on the effects of diet and nutrition on heart health says that "Studies have found that although people who skip breakfast eat slightly fewer calories during the day, they tend to have higher body mass index, or BMI." Not convinced yet? Read on for yourself for more breakfast benefits here!
Since we've established that breakfast is the all important meal of the day, we have decided to round up our early birds that are listed on halalfoodhunt.com so that you can get good grub to fuel your whole day. When it comes to breakfast, we usually skip it because it's too inconvenient to get or you find that your options in the mornings are limited to MacDonalds or KFC but there's actually more places that you can grab a good breakfast from.
1. Flavour Flings
If we're talking about breakfast, Flavour Flings is one place we can't miss out. Set to fuel you from the a.m. all the way until lunch (or might even last you through lunch), Flavour Flings brings an impressive selection of delectable breakfast dishes to the table.
Salted Egg Yolk Dirty Benny at Flavour Flings
Featuring the classic Eggs Benedict with their own flair, Flavour Flings menu boasts a Salted Egg Yolk Dirty Benny made of brioche, turkey breakfast ham, poached eggs and topped with their trademark Salted Egg Yolk sauce, buttered cereal, garden salad and chicken sausages. Talk about a packed meal! Trust us, the buttered cereal and salted egg yolk with Eggs Benedict is everything and more that you never knew you needed.
Croissant Dirty Norwegian at Flavour Flings[/caption] For Salmon lovers, we recommend the Croissant Dirty Norwegian. Much like its brioche counterpart, this version is stacked on a butter croissant with the addition of Smoked Norwegian Salmon. These are just two of the breakfast items that we've tried out at Flavour Flings but they have plenty more for you to pick from so if you're roaming about the heartlands on a weekend, get a solid breakfast in and you'll be on course for a great day! Price: Salted Egg Yolk Dirty Benny - $15.90 & Croissant Dirty Norwegian - $16.90
FRIENDS Discount: Flavour Flings offers 10% discounts off total bill. Not valid on public holidays, Father's Day, Mother's Day and Valentine's Day. Flavour Flings opens at 9am on weekends Area: Hougang Halal Status: MUIS-Certified For full address & opening hours, refer here.
2. VXX Cooperative
A charming quaint and artistic cafe, VXX Cooperative's marble counter front belies a cosy and comfortable space. At first glance, it might give off a sterile, cold vibe with a scattering of low marble tables but as you go further into a cafe, it will pleasantly surprise you with its charming layout and the sheltered outdoor sitting space which let's in plenty of sunshine without turning you into a melted puddle.
Adding to the charm of the cafe, VXX Cooperative also offers an artistic and varied menu with well curated choices from the unsuspecting Chilli Crab Omelette on sourdough toast to the heartwarming Breakfast Seafood Casserole and Banana French Toast.
Chilli Crab Omelette at VXX Cooperative
Breakfast Seafood Casserole at VXX Cooperative
The Omelette lives up to its name and we do assure you that it does give the taste of Chilli Crab and isn't just for show but what endears me to VXX Cooperative the most has to be the Seafood Casserole. It's warms the belly and is ideal for the rainy season.
Banana French Toast at VXX Cooperative
The Banana French Toast might get some getting used to because the frozen berries give it a tart flavour which I could do without but otherwise VXX Cooperative gets a 10/10 from me for ambience, presentation and FOOD! We paired everything with a soothing cup of rich coffee and the decadent Butterscotch Hot Chocolate - Saf imagines this would be what Butterbeer from the Harry Potter world would taste like if it were halal. You're tempted to know what it's like now aren't you? Come by then! Breakfast is served daily until 4pm.
Price: Chilli Crab Omelette - $14, Breakfast Seafood Casserole - $14 & Banana French Toast - $12
FRIENDS Discount: VXX Co-operative offers 10% discounts off total bill. Valid on minimum spending of $50nett. VXX Cooperative opens at 10am on Mondays to Saturdays & 9am on Sundays. Area: Foch Road, along Jalan Besar Halal Status: Muslim-Owned For full address & opening hours, refer here.
3. AJ Delights
So far our morning grub has been quite elaborate so here's a simpler pick-up option to look at as well. If you're going for a grab and go, AJ Delights bakes a daily batch of fresh muffins, piping hot from the oven. This petite hawker stall is located at Alexandra Village Food Centre and they bake up to eighteen different flavours of muffins from their Vanilla based series as well as the Chocolate based series.
Cookies & Cream and Double Chocolate Muffins at AJ Delights
Streusel Muffins at AJ Delights
Their hot-sellers are the Streusel topped muffins like the Blueberry Streusel and Walnut Streusel Double Chocolate. My personal favourites are the Cookies & Cream and classic Double Chocolate muffins. AJ Delights are up and about early from 8am until sold out or you can just do yourself a favour and grab a whole box for delivery at foodpanda. You can get $15 off on a minimum purchase of $30 using the code "FPAJ15" for first time foodpanda users plus your breakfast for the week is set. Redemptions are limited to the first 100 so enjoy! Oh and if you have NS50 vouchers, they accept those too so don't say I didn't share.
Price: Muffins range from $2 to $2.60 per piece
FRIENDS Discount: AJ Delights offers the Exclusive deal. Get one muffin free with purchase of a dozen muffins. AJ Delights opens at 9am on Tuesdays to Saturdays. Area: Alexandra Village Food Centre Halal Status: MUIS-Certified For full address & opening hours, refer here.
4. Le Bistrot De L'Olive
Now that we've covered the light grub, let's be real and go for the big breakfast. Our next selection of big breakfasts comes from a buffet line and not just any buffet line, this one features a continental and Asian menu that is rotated daily. The buffet breakfast at Le Bistro De L'Olive starts from 7am to 10.30am. https://www.instagram.com/p/2yFfUWDNuY/?taken-by=lbdlo
Price: $12 per pax
FRIENDS Discount: Le Bistrot De L'Olive offers 20% discount off total bill. Available all day, any day, except for promotional items. Reservations are recommended. Le Bistrot De L'Olive opens at 7am to 10.30am daily for breakfast. Area: Bencoolen St Halal Status: Muslim-Owned For full address & opening hours, refer here.
5. Nawra Fine Food
Another early bird special is the flavourful Nasi Lemak Sotong King from Nawra Fine Food. They serve mega fried sotong served with fragrant Nasi Lemak kukus (or what we refer to as steamed Nasi Lemak in English) and sambal and make for an extraordinary start to the day. Nawra Fine Food is also a hawker stall that is run family so support them to support local!
Nasi Lemak Sotong at Nawra Fine Food (Images used with permission from Nawra Fine Food)
Nawra Fine Food also has plans to extend their opening hours so you can get their Nasi Lemak all through the day until 8pm on Friday to Sunday and up until 4pm to from Tuesday to Thursday.
Price: Sotong King Nasi Lemak Set - $6.50
Nawra Fine food offers the exclusive deal, $1 off total bill. Valid with every $10 spent! Nawra Fine Food opens at 9am daily.
Area: Ang Mo Kio Halal Status: Muslim-Owned For full address & opening hours, refer here.
6. Open Crumb Cafe
Open Crumb Cafe
An chic cafe not just for adults but a great option for kids as well, Open Crumb Cafe is a to go breakfast place with sweet treats fit for a family morning. The breakfast menu lasts from 9am to 12pm so there's ample time to eat before you head out for your family activities for the rest of the day. https://www.instagram.com/p/BJSZarphkS1/?taken-by=opencrumbcafe Popular items on their menu are the French Toasts which come with many different options - there is the Katy Berry which is a berry-topped toast served with a choice of natural berry sauce, bananas and chocolate sauce or for the mummies and daddies, there is the Fresh Toasted Almonds Toast with Maple Syrup. https://www.instagram.com/p/BH-De4PhNlf/?taken-by=opencrumbcafe Otherwise, you can also try the homemade bread called the Waltzing Matilda that comes with a fried egg, bacon and baked beans for the all American breakfast or the Spicy Subshuka for those who love a good kick to start of the day. It comes with two fried eggs, stewed spiced tomatoes and garnished with coriander and fried onions and served with bread to dip. Yum!
Price: French Toasts - $8.90, Waltzing Matilda - $8.50, Spicy Subshuka - $6.90 or you can get all the above as a set with coffee or tea at $10
Open Crumb Cafe opens at 9am from Monday to Saturday.
Area: Ubi Halal Status: Muslim-Owned For full address & opening hours, refer here.
7. Penny University
A great option for coffee lovers who like a great cup of coffee to get your engines up and going, Penny University brews a delicious cuppa plus they have breakfast all day, everyday so it's a perfect place to stop by for your morning meal. Their breakfast begins from 8.30am all the way to 4pm from Mondays to Thursdays and up until 9pm for Fridays to Sundays.
https://www.instagram.com/p/zECTfIIdcK/?taken-by=pennyuniversity Their breakfast menu is diverse with a tantalising mix of choices for you to savour from the signature Turkish Eggs, a classic Eggs Benedict to the full English Breakfast and Poached Eggs on Toast and Beef Pastrami.
Eggs Benedict with fresh Norwegian Smoked Salmon at Penny University (Images used with permission from Penny university)
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Poached Egg on Toast and Beef Pastrami at Penny University (Images used with permission from Penny university)[/caption]
Price: Turkish Eggs - $8.60, Eggs Benedict - $15, Full English Breakfast - $16 & Double Poached Eggs on Toast - $7
Penny University offers 10% discounts off total bill. Valid on food and drinks on weekdays only. Not applicable to cakes. Penny University opens at 8.30am daily.
Area: East Coast Road Halal Status: Muslim-Owned For full address & opening hours, refer here.
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