15 Ang Mo Kio food spots you must visit for mouthwatering fare

By Phyllis Leong June 30, 2023
15 Ang Mo Kio food spots you must visit for mouthwatering fare
Photos (clockwise from left): Yahava KoffeeWorks/Facebook, Monday Coffee Bar/Facebook, Casuarina Bistro/Facebook, Am:Pm Cafe/Instagram

When it comes to dining like a heartlander, true-blue foodies will tell you that Ang Mo Kio is one of the top neighbourhoods brimming with mouthwatering nosh. It’s not just another boring ol’ mature estate — the district is lush with food places that promise wallet-friendly menus and Instagram-perfect interiors. 

These Ang Mo Kio food spots not only guarantee a fantastic time with your loved ones, they also promise exciting new flavours. Whether you’re in the mood for a comforting cuppa or searching for halal food in Ang Mo Kio, this prime residential estate has got you covered. 

This article features HungryGoWhere’s top picks on the best food in Ang Mo Kio, so be sure to read on to catch the full deets. 

1. F.I.C. (Fried Ice Cream and Viet Bites)

114 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4, 01-345
Open: Wednesday to Monday (11am to 8.30pm)

Ang Mo Kio food
Photo: F.I.C./Instagram

Why visit? As mentioned, there’s no lack of Ang Mo Kio food options offering a variety of cuisines, but one cafe that holds a special place in our hearts is none other than F.I.C. Its name is an acronym for fried ice cream and Vietnamese bites, which are two incredibly popular items on the menu. 

Despite being a hidden gem (due to its discreet location underneath a HDB block), the eatery is easily spotted by its long queues and bustling kitchen. Residents, both young and old, would pop by just to have a taste of F.I.C.’s Vietnamese-inspired menu, which includes the likes of the classic banh mi, paper pizza and more. 

Price range: $

Crowd favourite: The Biscotti Biscotti (S$5.45) is our favourite. It’s a creamy delight that sees fried ice cream topped with a crunchy Biscoff biscuit.

2. Magic Kitchen

529 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, 01-2335
Open: Wednesday to Monday (8am to 4.30pm)

Ang Mo Kio food
Photo: @keshuiming/Instagram

Why visit? Searching for breakfast food near Ang Mo Kio? Then, check out Magic Kitchen. It’s a homely Ang Mo Kio breakfast spot that’s much loved by residents, thanks to its hearty brekkie fare and coffee. 

This no-frills eatery has been operating for two decades, and its popularity stems from its local dishes and thick toasts. The latter is Magic Kitchen’s bestselling dish, for it never fails to garner a steady stream of customers each morning, all eager to get their hands on a slice of buttery toast. No wonder it’s one of the top breakfast places when you’re looking for the best food in Ang Mo Kio.

Price range: $

Crowd favourites: Start your day with a piping hot bowl of laksa chee cheong fun (S$3.50) — a signature dish that is chock-full of ingredients doused in spicy laksa gravy. Alternatively, the egg mayo thick toast (S$3) is a fluffy bread that is generously heaped with egg mayo and seasoned with black pepper. 

3. Brew & Co

716 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6, 01-4030
Open: Sunday to Thursday (9am to 5pm), Friday and Saturday (9am to 6pm)

Ang Mo Kio food
Photo: Brew & Co/Instagram

Why visit? When it comes to good food in Ang Mo Kio, don’t miss Brew & Co. Located just a stone’s throw away from Ang Mo Kio MRT station, it’s a hole-in-the-wall coffee bar that not many are familiar with. 

While this hidden Ang Mo Kio food joint may not be as popular as other Ang Mo Kio Central food spots in the area, the quaint establishment offers a warm and inviting space that exudes a rustic, kinfolk-inspired charm that is like no other. 

Bakes and brews here are aplenty, and handcrafted goodies are neatly showcased on a display case. Think bagels, cakes and croissants, which are a perfect accompaniment to every cuppa. For non-coffee drinkers, there are teas and craft beers available on the menu.

Price range: $

Crowd favourite: The orange espresso (S$6) is an interesting take on the usual espresso shot. It bears fruity notes, and the hints of citrus complement the mildly bitter taste of espresso.

Explore more hidden cafes like these in the central Singapore area.

4. Am:Pm Cafe

529 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, 01-2365
Open: Sunday to Thursday (11.45am to 10.30pm), Friday and Saturday (11.45am to 12am)

Ang Mo Kio food
Photo: Am:Pm Cafe/Instagram

Why visit? We’ve seen plenty of innovative ice cream and waffle creations, but we’ve never had ice cream atop Hong Kong-style egglet waffles. Fortunately for us, Am:Pm Cafe is where diners can find this unique soft-serve ice-cream rendition. 

The cafe is situated nearby Cheng San Market & Food Centre, a prominent Ang Mo Kio hawker centre. It’s the perfect establishment to head over to for a post-meal dessert session, what with its plethora of ice-cream flavours. 

We love that Am:Pm Cafe offers diners the choice to customise their dessert. Take your pick from various soft-serve options, such as salted caramel and chocolate. Have your gelato served in a cup (S$4.50), cone (S$5.50) or egglet waffle (S$9). This set also presents you with three complimentary toppings and a sauce.

Price range: $

Crowd favourites: We’d pick the customisable set with an egglet waffle any time, any day. We’d also go for the monthly special swirls, which are flavours that cost an additional S$1.50.

5. Heartbreak Melts Ice Cream

421 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, 01-1163
Open: Monday to Friday (1.30pm to 2am), Saturday and Sunday (12pm to 2am)

Ang Mo Kio food
Photo: Heartbreak Melts Ice Cream/Instagram

Why visit? Another must-visit Ang Mo Kio cafe is Heartbreak Melts Ice Cream. True to its namesake, the vegan-friendly cafe is adorably decorated with break-up memorabilia. Think posters of memes relating to heartbreak and pastel neon signs — even the music playing in the background sings about failed relationships and heartache! 

Even if you’re not one of the brokenhearted, this Ang Mo Kio food joint boasts good vibes and a fun dining experience. The highlight of the cafe is undoubtedly its waffles, which are served in four quadrants to form a heart. Talk about staying on theme! If you’re in need of a late-night indulgence alongside a heart-to-heart sesh, the dessert parlour also operates until 2am. 

Price range: $

Crowd favourite: There’s no better way to get over a heartbreak than with ice cream. The I am Hungry waffle set (S$18) feeds two, perfect for you and your bestie. It comes with vegan waffles, two scoops of ice cream and two fruit teas.

Read about how Heartbreak Melts Ice Cream was started by a GrabFood rider out of his life experiences.

6. Yunos n Family

Ang Mo Kio Central Market & Food Centre, 01-01, 724 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6
Open: Monday to Saturday (11am to 7pm)

Ang Mo Kio food
Photo: @serenetan.sg/Instagram

Why visit? One of the top finds at Ang Mo Kio Central Market & Food Centre is Yunos n Family, a halal-certified hawker stall that is renowned for its mee rebus, satay and soto dishes. Run by a Muslim family, this eatery is one of the oldest stalls in the food centre, having been operating since 1965. Yes, that is also the same year that Singapore gained independence!

Founded by the late Haji Yunos Ahmad, the Ang Mo Kio halal food stall is now helmed by other family members — in particular, his son and grandson. Tried and tested recipes are also handed down to the younger generations, who follow them to a tee to recreate the same OG taste. 

Yunos n Family is also conveniently located near Ang Mo Kio Market, which makes the stall a perfect lunch spot to head over to after your morning marketing. 

Price range: $

Crowd favourite: The classic mee rebus (S$4) is the item that captured the hearts of residents. It sees yellow noodles doused in a sweet and spicy gravy, complete with a hard-boiled egg, tau kwa and other ingredients.

7. Nagara Thai 

Chengsan Centre, 01-2371, 529 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10
Open: Monday to Sunday (12pm to 2.30pm, 5.30pm to 10.15pm)

Ang Mo Kio food
Photo: Nagara Thai/Instagram

Why visit? Craving authentic Thai food in Ang Mo Kio? Nagara Thai’s homemade Thai food will surely bring you back to the streets of Thailand! Whether it’s a fiery bowl of seafood tom yum nam kun (S$6.50) or the sweet-and-savoury green curry with prawns (S$8.50), this restaurant promises an extensive lineup of delicious Thai fare without the need for a flight. 

Feel free to start off your meal with a round of appetisers. There is the refreshing papaya salad (S$5) and the moreish spring rolls (S$4 for six pieces), though we’d recommend the former. Move on to mains, which are plated in generous portions for communal dining. Alternatively, if you prefer something on the grill, opt to have mookata barbeque instead. 

Price range: $

Crowd favourite: The crispy grouper with Thai sweet chilli sauce (S$23) is a ubiquitous favourite among diners. The fish features crisp, smoky skin that pairs well with the tangy, spicy-sweet dressing.

8. Social Smoker

2 Jalan Leban
Open: Wednesday to Sunday (5pm to 10pm)

Ang Mo Kio food
Photo: Social Smoker/Facebook

Why visit? If you haven’t already realised, there is an abundance of good food in Ang Mo Kio. But a surprise entrant is the American-inspired barbeque smokehouse Social Smoker. This establishment is best recognised for its artisanal, large-format, wood-smoked meat platters at wallet-friendly prices. 

Note that the meats are portioned by weight. If you’d prefer to order different varieties of meat, it’s best to bring a pal to indulge in the meal with you. 

Beyond succulent meats and sharing platters, there are also sandwiches and burgers for smaller eaters. Social Smoker also offers an array of natural wines, craft beers, cocktails and sake that pairs impeccably with the smokiness of the barbequed dishes. 

Price range: $$

Crowd favourite: The USDA beef brisket (S$16 per 100g) is worth every penny, for the tender and juicy beef makes for a satisfying meal. Best of all, you get to feast on a premium cut of meat at an affordable cost. 

9. Casuarina Bistro

Sembawang Hills Estate, 132 Casuarina Road
Open: Monday (11am to 12am), Tuesday to Sunday (11am to 3pm, 5pm to 12am)

Ang Mo Kio food
Photo: Casuarina Bistro/Facebook

Why visit? On the hunt for Mexican food? Then, Casuarina Bistro is right up your alley. Located two stores away from the famed Casuarina Curry eatery, Casuarina Bistro is a bar serving mouthwatering dishes inspired by Mexican, Western and Italian influences. 

The menu spans the likes of perennial Mexican favourites, such as tacos, burritos, quesadillas and enchiladas. There are also burgers and steaks if you prefer. Moreover, the ambience at the bistro is incredibly cosy, and we think that it’s a great place for chill gatherings after a long day at work. 

Price range: $$

Crowd favourites: Some house specials include the tacco de pescado fish (S$16.80) and BBQ pork ribs (S$24.80). You’ll enjoy the former, which comprises battered fish served with red cabbage, pico de galo, avocado and chipotle mayo in a flour tortilla.

10. Raku Inu Bistro & Bar

Flora Vista, 01-17, 7 Ang Mo Kio Street 66
Open: Tuesday to Sunday (11.30am to 10.30pm)

Ang Mo Kio food
Photo: Raku Inu Bistro & Bar/Facebook

Why visit? When it comes to Ang Mo Kio’s famous food establishments, we’d sing the praises of Raku Inu Bistro & Bar. This eatery is where you can find toothsome and affordable Thai zi char-style food! The best part? It’s also pet-friendly and features a doggy menu, so you can comfortably tuck into a meal alongside your furry friends!

Start off with the moo ping (S$7.50 for three pieces), a dish that is made from juicy marinated pork skewers. For mains, you should try the pineapple fried rice (from S$6.50) or pad thai (from S$7). 

Price range: $

Crowd favourite: The moo ping is a hit with the crowd, for every bite into the skewer fills your mouth with a burst of sweet and savoury flavour.

11. Monday Coffee Bar

421 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10
Open: Monday to Friday (8.30am to 5.30pm), Saturday and Sunday (9.30am to 6pm)

Ang Mo Kio food
Photo: Monday Coffee Bar/Facebook

Why visit? It’s not just Ang Mo Kio hawkers and bistros to look forward to in this district, there are coffee bars, too. Monday Coffee Bar is a quaint, under-the-radar spot if you’d like to escape the crowds. 

Though small, the cafe is fashionably minimalist. It’s fashioned after a wabi-sabi design, an aesthetic that embraces imperfection and simplicity. Coupled with wooden furniture and dried floral arrangements, the place exudes serenity, making you feel right at home. 

Here, take a breather and unwind with a good cup of tea. If you’re in the mood for light bites, check out the pastries or sandos (also known as Japanese-style sandwiches). 

Price range: $

Crowd favourites: The speculoos blondie (S$1.80) goes well with the rich iced chocolate (S$6). For sandos, we like the miso sweet potato (S$5.50).

12. Fat Boss Waffles and Ice Cream

407 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, 01-753
Open: Monday, Wednesday to Friday (11.30am to 2.30pm, 5.30pm to 10.30pm), Saturday and Sunday (9am to 11pm)

Ang Mo Kio food
Photo: Fat Boss Waffles and Ice Cream/Facebook

Why visit? We’re always in the mood for ice cream, and Fat Boss Waffles and Ice Cream is a dessert parlour that we’ll hit up if we’re in the neighbourhood. It’s quite the hidden gem in Ang Mo Kio, for it’s a hole-in-the-wall cafe that is nestled underneath a shophouse. 

Keep your eyes peeled though, as the ice-cream joint is recognisable by its vibrant turquoise blue tables and chairs parked outside the shop. Seats are plentiful, so feel free to jio your dessert khakis down for an ice cream or two!

Price range: $

Crowd favourite: There are 18 different gelato flavours to choose from, so you’re spoilt for choice! For your reference, a couple of bestsellers at the cafe include Italian roasted pistachios, durian mao shan wang and dark chocolate. A single scoop of ice cream is priced from S$3.50 onwards.

13. Yahava KoffeeWorks

50 Tagore Lane, B1-02
Open: Monday to Sunday (9am to 6pm)

Ang Mo Kio food
Photo: Yahava KoffeeWorks/Facebook

Why visit? Coffee connoisseurs, make your way to Yahava KoffeeWorks — this place is every caffeine lover’s dream! One of the best coffeehouses in Singapore, the establishment is committed to sharing its love and passion for coffee with diners. 

Every cuppa is carefully brewed to aromatic perfection, ensuring that the beans are thoroughly roasted to achieve a delicate, earthy flavour. Besides boasting baristas who are experts in coffee making, the cafe also offers barista-training courses for enthusiasts interested to learn the art of coffee brewing. 

Price range: $

Crowd favourites: There is a range of brews available, but the flat white (from S$5) is always a safe option. Non-coffee fans, perhaps the array of premium leaf teas (S$5.50) will entice you. There are selections such as English breakfast, earl grey, peppermint and chamomile. Pair these with its range of sandwiches, pancakes and waffles.

14. Tamako Meal

128 Casuarina Road
Open: Sunday, Tuesday to Thursday (11.30am to 2.30pm, 6pm to 9.30pm), Friday and Saturday (11.30am to 2.30pm, 5pm to 10pm)

Ang Mo Kio food
Photo: Tamako Meal/Facebook

Why visit? Fans of Japanese cuisine mustn’t miss out on Tamako Meal, a homely restaurant dishing up authentic Japanese comfort food. The eatery has been operating for more than two decades, and it bears a heartwarming backstory. 

Tamako Meal’s story began when the founder, Tama, decided to open a stall after receiving positive feedback about her cooking. Since then, the family business has been handed down from one relative to another, and they all shared the same love for cooking. Presently, Tama’s granddaughter helms the restaurant, and she’s the third generation to take charge. 

Price range: $$

Crowd favourites: The dons are affordably priced and come in hearty portions. The oyako don (S$10.80) and katsu don (S$11.80) are our favourites, for they are classic staples that are delicious and comforting.

15. Kim Huat Fried Kway Teow 

Cheng San Market & Cooked Food Centre, 01-111, 527 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10
Open: Monday to Thursday (11am to 6pm), Friday (11am to 7.30pm), Saturday (11am to 1.30pm), Sunday (11am to 3pm)

Ang Mo Kio food
Photo: Jackson Seng/Google Reviews

Why visit? It’s not just Ang Mo Kio’s western food stalls or Ang Mo Kio’s famous chicken rice shops that make Ang Mo Kio’s hawker centres popular. Located at Cheng San Market & Cooked Food Centre, Kim Huat Fried Kway Teow is another Ang Mo Kio hawker food joint that is worth every visit, for it serves plates of sinful fried kway teow that are heaped with a variety of ingredients. 

We hear the folks at Kim Huat Fried Kway Teow are masters at their craft, so expect to savour their signature noodles imbued with a smoky, wok-hey flavour. If you’re not feeling fried kway teow, there are also other options on the menu, such as laksa and satay bee hoon.

Price range: $

Crowd favourite: The signature fried kway teow (from S$4) is a must-order item. Each plate is fried with a generous amount of ingredients, such as Chinese sausages, bean sprouts and cockles.

Nicholas Wong contributed to this article.

For more ideas on what to eat, check out our guide on new places that opened in June and Suntec City-only restaurants

All stores except for Magic Kitchen, Yunos n Family, Yahava KoffeeWorks and Kim Huat Fried Kuay Teow are on the GrabFood delivery service and offer free delivery (up to S$3 off) with GrabUnlimited. They can also be found on GrabFood dine-in.

You can also book a ride to these restaurants.

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