Fika at Arab Street: A Swedish Halal Cafe

Arab street had won my heart over. It’s about the loveliest place in Singapore. I had the yummiest pancakes (tasted like half pancakes and half crepe) at this very unique Swedish Halal Cafe at the fringe of Arab Street called Fika. It’s at the corner of Arab Street and Beach Road.

I adore the name of this pretty little cafe as well. In Swedish Fika means to drink coffee. It also refers to having a break, usually a coffee break.

There seems to be a party for tots as many parents were bring their cute kids upstairs. On the Fika facebook page I found out that you can book the entire upper level for a party for S$2800.

fika

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Aren’t the lampshades so pretty, and also that blackboard menu against all the white. I would have a blackboard at home. A huge blackboard wall in the kitchen if only the chalk didn’t make my nose itch. It adds such a warmth to any space.

Fika decor

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The wait staff here were so polite and welcoming. I like a place which is not atas and they make you feel right at home.

fika

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fika

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I love it when my pancakes are dusted with icing sugar. So pretty.

fika

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B had the breakfast set. Don’t the eggs look so good?

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We had some warm bread as well.

bread

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And tea.

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More of the gorgeous Nordic decor.

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fika nordic decor

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fika

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Saw some tourists sitting on the outside, al fresco style. I would do it if the temperature would drop by at least 12 degrees. It was about 34 degrees at least that day. Even with the fans, it would be just moving the hot air around. I have a preference for both the fan and air-conditioning. I would melt otherwise.

fika al fresco

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Our Bill:

Fika Breakfast Set with Tea: S$14.90
1 Bread Roll with Butter: S$1.90
Swedish Pancakes: S$9.90
Ice Water: S$0.50
Total: S$32

Read the Hungry Epicurean for a review of the meatballs. I also loved the photos at Memoirs of Food.

Fika Swedish Cafe & Bistro
257 Beach Road
Singapore 199539
Tel: 6396 9096

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15 Responses to Fika at Arab Street: A Swedish Halal Cafe

  1. Kaho says:

    Your food photos are mouth watering! What a beautiful cafe you have in Singapore!! I love the look of white with other white pieces. So lovely!! The breakfast plate looks so yummy!

  2. kierstens says:

    Love that place! And your pictures are making me so hungry!

  3. whatsaysyou says:

    Wow, yummy pancakes! 🙂

  4. Lady J says:

    Wow! I really love the white decor of the place. Another place to check out! 🙂

  5. 365days2play says:

    I love the nordic decor, or shall I say minimalistic? Didn’t know that Fika actually had such a lovely meaning behind it. I did feel the food was a tad pricy though.

  6. Sharon says:

    Mmmmm! These look like the Swedish Pancakes with Lingonberries that we make at home. It’s one of my favorite breakfasts.

  7. Izwan Jell-o says:

    do they serve swedish meatballs?

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