Explore the best of Haji Lane with kids: your family-friendly guide to kid-friendly eats, coolest shops, spas and fun things to do with kids!
Haji Lane? For families? And not just for hipsters and beautiful young thangs? Yup: we’re tellin’ ya straight up that this cooler-than-ice pocket of town is the place to hang out – no matter what your age. So if you are looking for a new family-friendly ‘hood to mingle in, then read on for our guide to Haji Lane with kids! We’ve found top-notch spots from mum-and-daughter pedi sessions to a cafe full of cats, kid-friendly dining, some seriously awesome vintage fashion picks, and even the coolest date night options around the area – you’re welcome! Here’s a factoid: your teen will be over the moon to know that Billie Eilish checked out this hipster hood back when she performed here in 2022.
Whip out your bus and MRT cards because the best way to explore Haji Lane is on foot. Located within the iconic Kampong Glam neighbourhood, Haji Lane is just a stone’s throw from the Bugis MRT station (check out our family-friendly guide to Bugis!). It’s a little hipster stretch teeming with unique dining, shopping and date night options with Arab Street and Bali Lane within walking distance.
If taking the train, which is the most convenient way of heading to this hipster hood, take Exit D from Bugis MRT station for the fastest way to Haji Lane.
Where to eat with kids at Haji Lane
First things first! Fuel up on the grub. You and the kiddos are spoilt for choice because Haji Lane is teeming with cool cafes, restaurants and more!
1. Pasha Mezza & Grill
Feeling like some authentic Turkish grub? Pasha Mezza & Grill serves up authentic Turkish cuisine along Haji Lane. Kiddos will love their falafel wraps, pides or Turkish-style pizza, baklavas, and more.
Where: 24 Haji Lane, Singapore 189217
Fancy some exciting fare? Mamacitas is your top spot for authentic Costa Rican cuisine. Their dishes, prepared meticulously, offer a delightful journey into the heart of Costa Rican flavours. They also take pride in wholesome dining, featuring organic options and catering to various dietary preferences – including lactose-free, fructose-free, and gluten-free choices! So it’s a great pick if you’ve got a fussy eater.
Where: 11 Haji Lane, Singapore 189204
3. Pizza Fabbrica
We don’t need to say it twice; kids are dough-tally wild for pizza, so here’s a joint you shouldn’t miss in Haji Lane! Pizza Fabbrica does their pizzas Neapolitan style, hand-stretched and cooked in a wood fire oven. Plus, they’ve also got a vegan option.
Where: 8 Haji Lane, Singapore 189201
4. The French American Bakery
Fancy that Parisian life with an authentic croissant and coffee in hand on your jaunt down Haji Lane with the kiddos? Get your fix of fabulous bakes at The French American Bakery! This Muslim-owned bakery is serving up swoonworthy French pastries and more.
Where: 49 Haji Lane, Singapore 189242
Need a break from the sweltering heat? Cool off at Momolato, this kampong-inspired eco-friendly gelateria serves up assorted gelatos, froyos, fruit popsicles and more. Kiddos will go gaga over the sheer assortment of flavours. Do you prefer healthy options? Check out Momolato’s keto offerings and sugar-free smoothies.
Where: 34 Haji Lane, Singapore 189242
There are also many dining options on Bali Lane and Arab Street nearby. If you’re a huge fan of Aussie cafe culture, head to Symmetry along Jalan Kubor for your flat white fix and modern Aussie fare. If you need to hit a cafe with early opening hours, Penny University along Jalan Klapa serves up artisanal cuppas as early as 8 am! In the mood for some pita, Pita Bakery along Bali Lane serves up the freshest pita bread and deelish stuffed-to-the-brim falafel pita-wiches, guaranteed to make your hearts go pita-pita! Feeling like something local? Try the iconic Blanco Court Prawn Mee on Beach Road, which has been serving lip-smacking prawn noodle soup since 1928!
Shopping on Haji Lane
Formerly a cafe, our Haji Lane fave Hygge is now a one-stop shop for everything cute. We love their personalised gifts, minimalist home decor, accessories, apparel, and bags. Cute!
Where: 672 North Bridge Road (off Haji Lane), Singapore 188803
2. Luca & Vic
If you’re looking for lovely, unique toys a step away from your usual go-to Lego sets, then Luca & Vic is perfect for both the young and the young-at-heart. We’re talking little crafty finds and wind-up toys, metallic pedal cars and Elmo plushies. This place has it all.
Where: 29 Haji Lane, Singapore 189222
3. Bears & Friends
You and the kiddos can shop for the gummy bear of your dreams at this sweet haven! Bears & Friends is the ultimate sweet stop for all your fruit gum needs. The shop values natural ingredients, and its vast selections of over 80 kinds of gummies and sweets are free from the nasties such as artificial colours, flavours and stabilising agents. This is the place to secure the Halloween treats. You can also find sugar-free and vegan options. PS: Check out their boozy party bears!
Where: 78 Haji Lane, Singapore 189270
4. Bella-Kini Swimwear
This colourful shop has something for everyone in the fam! From an adorable kids’ range to some sizzling two-pieces, Bella-Kini Swimwear is the one-stop shop for your family’s beach attire. Not only that, but you can find some lovely resort-style accessories, bags, and shoes.
Where: 69 Haji Lane, Singapore 189262
There’s more! Looking to jazz up your decor or add a splash of colour to your kiddo’s bedroom? You’ll find something fabulous when it comes to lamps and lighting at any of the Turkish stores on Arab Street. We love the Turkish mosaic lamps and the carpets – so pretty and a great statement piece to add to your home. Plus, you’ll notice many textile and carpet shops in the area, so have a look at them!
Spa time on Haji Lane
1. 99 Percent Hair Studio
New do, new you? Feeling like changing things up with a new hairdo? 99 Percent Hair Studio is the place for sleek styles that will have you looking the best.
Where: 40 Haji Lane, Singapore 189233
2. The Nail Social
Not only does The Nail Social offer super-spiffy manis and pedis with a relaxing vibe, but it’s committed to giving back to charities, including Beyond Social Services. Kids will love the iPads with Netflix attached to every chair!
Where: 42A Haji Lane, Singapore 189235
3. J. Studios
Where: 31 Haji Lane, Singapore 189224
Things to do with kids on Haji Lane
1. Meomi Cat Cafe
Coffee and cats all in one hit: Meomi Cat Cafe is the purr-fect cafe that’ll have the whole family feline happy. Kiddos aged six and up are welcome to come and hang out with the mogs while you grab a slice of cake and a coffee. Secure your spots by DMing them on Instagram. Kiddos must be aged seven and above for this experience.
Where: 668 North Bridge Road, Singapore 188801
2. What the Pug Cafe
Feeling like you need more of a serotonin boost even after hanging out with cute kittens? Check out What the Pug, Singapore’s first dog cafe that’s kid-friendly. Pet and cuddle eight of the cafe’s resident pugs as you fuel up with coffee and pugtastic bites. Be warned, these pugs are very affectionate and will demand cuddles during your time at the cafe, even without any treats.
Where: 80 Haji Lane, Singapore 189271
3. Musicology Records
Is your teen is into cool music and seeking to find out more about vinyls? Head over to Musicology Records along Haji Lane – and you’ll hear it before you see it! Follow the sounds to this iconic vinyl record store with a dizzying array of genres from classics to headbanging rock and even more!
Where: 66 Haji Lane, Singapore 189259
Date night at Haji Lane
Did you know that Haji Lane is also perfect for a chilled-out date night? The vibe changes once it gets dark, so pop over after kids’ bedtimes to experience the vibrant nightlife. Here are the coolest date night spots on Haji Lane.
1. Bar Stories
Looking for a unique experience and ready to get tipsy? Bar Stories is a hole-in-the-wall establishment in this heritage enclave dedicated to serving up the cocktail of your dreams! Whatever you’re in the mood for, the mixologists at Bar Stories are up to the task of creating your artisanal cocktail. Plus, pair your bespoke cocktails with their downright delicious menu options featuring Middle Eastern & Mediterranean cuisine with a twist of Japanese ingredients and techniques. Perfect for a one-of-kind date night experience.
Where: 55-57A Haji Lane, Singapore 189248
This tarot-themed cocktail bar makes for an enchanting date experience! Order a tarot-inspired cocktail and even get a free tarot card pull. Plus, their menu features some inventive takes on familiar Asian fare.
Where: 53 Haji Lane, Singapore 189246
3. Piedra Negra
Piedra Negra is a cosy Mexican spot perfect for a romantic night out. Check out the vibrant alfresco setting with live DJs and try the tacos and frozen margaritas. Opt to sit outside to bask in the chill vibes. Indulge in their chunky guac’, tangy ceviche, and more.
Where: 241 Beach Rd, Singapore 189753
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