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Where to eat: 35 best eateries & cafes to tackle in Changi Village

Last Updated: November 24, 2021

Written by Sonia Lourdes

You know that one friend who seems to live so far away that when they ask to share a Grab or cab home, everyone just laughs? That’s me. Living all the way in Pasir Ris is both a blessing and a curse, but being just 15 minutes away from some of the best-kept food in Singapore definitely leans towards the former. 

I’ve spent a huge bulk of my time in Changi Village and can expertly navigate through the jungles (since that’s what everyone thinks Changi is), so it’s probably a good thing that I’ve put together this beacon of hope. If you’re planning a pilgrimage to this hidden food paradise, here is your ultimate Changi Village food guide of 35 best eateries and cafes to getting your grub on. 

There’s more to Changi Village than just its famed hawker centre. Hence, this piece will be a little different as I will be starting off with the surrounding eateries where all the action is at. Let’s go!

1. Pegs & Pints

Pegs & Pints' store front

Anyone who knows me knows my absolute love for beers and all things spicy, and despite the weird combination, Pegs & Pints delivers just that. They offer a wide selection of local fusion dishes paired with chilled beers. What caught my attention was definitely their latest addition on tap—all the way from the land down under—Tooheys beer. 

Commando chips from Pegs & Pints

If you’re looking to spice up your day (or night), head down for a bowl of their Commando Chips (S$12)—think sausages, ikan bilis, and French fries tossed in fiery sambal. This is one mouth-watering classic not to be missed. 

Blk 5 Changi Village Road, #01-2011, Singapore 500005
Tue to Sun: 4pm – 10.30pm
Closed on Mon
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2. Mr. Mamak

Hyderebadi briyani from Mr Mamak

I can never get enough of briyani, and Mr Mamak serves a mean plate of Hyderabadi Dum Briyani Mutton (S$10). For those of you who don’t know, there are almost up to 30 varieties of briyani. Hydrebadi briyani is India’s most popular and well-known biryani, and is as good as a crown dish of the Hyderabadi Muslims. Besides, look at that pretty presentation. 

From South Indian dishes to North Indian, Malay-Muslim food to Thai-Muslim seafood, you can trust Mr Mamak to have it all in their quaint outlet. Frequented by many especially during lunch and dinner times, they truly serve up a medley of delicious dishes.

Blk 5 Changi Village Road, #01-2019, Singapore 500005
Daily: 11.31am – 12.01am
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3. 89.7 Supper Club

89.7 Supper Club

I can’t be the only one who loves going to 89.7 Supper Club for, well, supper. I mean seriously, where else can I get so much bang for a buck?

The restaurant serves a variety of halal local and international cuisine, in a very relaxed setting and at extremely reasonable prices. There’s probably something for everyone here, so you know no one’s going to be complaining and leaving with a full tummy. 

27 Changi Village Road, Singapore 509925
Daily: 24 hours
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4. Tiong Bahru Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice

Tiong Bahru Hainanese Chicken Rice's store front

When you think of chicken rice, I’m sure a slew of famous names will come to mind. For me, however, Tiong Bahru Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice located at Changi Village is the one.

Dishes at Tiong Bahru Hainanese Chicken Rice 2

Seriously, where else can you get S$3 chicken rice with the option of free-flow soup? You’ll also love the convenience of having the traditional chicken rice condiments placed on the table itself. Skip the crowd at Changi Village Hawker Centre and head on over here for a hearty plate of chicken rice. 

Blk 5 Changi Village Road, #01-2037, Singapore 500005
Daily: 10.30am – 9pm

5. BamBooze Bar & Bistro

BamBooze's store front

BamBooze Bar & Bistro is another local Changi area haunt with its own steady stream of regulars. The friendly staff will make you feel like you’ve been coming here for years and conversation is never short amongst the chatty patrons.

Knock back a pint or two with their delectable bar bites while watching footie with your mates here.

Blk 5 Changi Village Road, #01-2043, Singapore 500005
Daily: 3pm – 10.30pm
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6. Jacob’s Cafe

jacobs cafe changi village

Jacob’s Cafe always has rave reviews and the local and Western fare is a hit with customers. I’ve heard great things about the German Pork Knuckles (S$43.90, subject to availability) and some have even claimed that they’re the best in Singapore.

Blk 5 Changi Village Road, #01-2049, Singapore 500005
Mon, Wed to Thu: 10.30am – 10.30pm
Fri: 10.30am – 11pm
Sat: 10am – 11pm
Sun: 10am – 10pm
Closed on Tue
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7. Al Capone’s CSC @ Changi

If you love affordable booze, tasty grub and beautiful views, you’d definitely love Al Capone’s located at Civil Service Club @ Changi. The newly-opened restaurant and bar is officially my favourite place to unwind with a couple of sundowners while chowing down on a slew of Italian-fusion dishes.

Best not to miss their extremely popular thin-crust pizzas—named after infamous gangsters—and Mafia Wings (S$10.90 for eight pieces) when you’re here. Honestly, I’d bring along my sleeping bag and live here if I could.

2 Netheravon Road, Civil Service Club @ Changi, Singapore 508503
Daily: 3pm – 10.30pm
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8. Kibar Japanese Grill + Bistro

Kibar Japanese Grill + Bistro's interior

Also located in Civil Service Club @ Changi lies another hidden gem. The swanky-looking Kibar Japanese Grill + Bistro is an all-day bistro serving modern French and Japanese fare in the day and transforms into a bar for modern Japanese tapas-style dining in the evenings.

If that’s not enough, they also have an alfresco dining area that boasts an unblocked view of the sea.  

2 Netheravon Road, Civil Service Club @ Changi, Singapore 508503
Wed to Sun: 11am – 10pm
Closed on Mon & Tue
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9. Tang Tea House (Kampung by the sea)

tang tea house changi village

You may already be familiar with the Tang Tea House at Simpang Bedok, but their outlet at Changi Village is just another one under their belt. With over four outlets around the island, the halal eatery features a quaint kampung-like setting with cute murals and continues to serve up your favourites.

57 Lorong Bekukong, Singapore 499173
Daily: 11am – 11pm
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10. Little Island Brewing Company

little island brewing company changi

Here’s another one of my favourite hangout spots in Changi Village—Little Island Brewing Company. Yup, you read that right, there’s a little microbrewery right here in Changi. Apart from the great ambience and amazing live band (pre-COVID-19), their Sunday roasts and brunches are phenomenal!

Of course, if you’re a huge lover of house-crafted brews, you have to give this amazing place a visit. Usually crowded over the weekends, this is also a popular pit stop for cyclists to grab n go

Blk 6 Changi Village Road, #01-01/02, Singapore 509907
Mon to Fri: 12pm – 10.30pm
Sat & Sun: 11am – 10.30pm
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11. Chock Full Of Beans

chock full of beans

It wasn’t that long ago that these 3D latte art creations by Chock Full of Beans were making their rounds on Instagram and I can totally see why. Cuteness overload! Customers happily partake in the 20-minute waiting time just to be surprised by a Hello Kitty or Totoro version.

The hype is clearly still present so get there early on a Sunday if you want a table.

Blk 4 Changi Village Road, #01-2090, Singapore 500004
Tue to Thu: 12pm – 8.30pm
Fri: 12pm – 10pm
Sat: 9.30am – 10pm
Sun: 9.30am – 8.30pm
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12. Pranakorn Thai Food

Pranakorn Thai Food isn’t the oldest kid on the block but it’s been making waves in the area for serving pretty authentic Thai food. The flavours here differ slightly from your usual Thai joints in Singapore, and is probably more comparable to the real deal in Thailand.

Definitely worth a try!

Blk 4 Changi Village Road, #01-2086, Singapore 500004
Tue to Sun: 11.30am – 3pm & 5.30pm – 9.45pm
Closed on Mon
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13. Phat Chic Forever

Phat Chic Forever's store front

Taking over A Spoonful of Sugar is none other than Phat Chic Forever. Surrounded by a very Instagrammable interior, this is one ice cream cafe you wouldn’t want to miss especially with a medley of fun rotating flavour choices that include: Cotton Candy, Hokkaido Milk, Blue Cookies Monster, Salted Caramel, Dark Chocolate Banana, Mint Chip, and Milo Dinosaur.

Ice cream and Waffle from Phat Chic Forever Milo Ice Cream And Waffle

A single scoop goes for S$3.50, a double scoop at S$6.50, and premium flavours will cost an additional S$1. The absolute kicker is that their waffles are freshly-made in a lovely shape of a flower, and unlike many places, it leaves quite the impression. This is one cafe you can’t miss if you have a sweet tooth.

Blk 4 Changi Village Road, #01-2072, Singapore 500004
Tue to Sun: 12pm – 9pm
Closed on Mon
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14. Dil‘B Restaurant

Dil'b's store front

What is this list without Dil’B Restaurant? That’s right, nothing. If you’re ever in the area and craving for an aromatic plate of fluffy basmati rice and mutton so soft it melts in your mouth—this is the place for you.

Mutton briyani from Dil'b

The thought of hiding this gem away from people has crossed my mind several times but sharing is caring especially when it comes to this place. While there are other contenders in the area, nothing beats the homely feeling you get when you’re here. All I can say is, once you go Dil’B, there’s no going back, baby.

Blk 1 Changi Village Road, #01-2026, Singapore 500001
Daily: 7am – 2.30pm
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15. Makan Melaka

cendol melaka changi village

You know what’s good about living so near Changi Village? I don’t have to go to Malacca to look for a good bowl of authentic cendol. I’m not much of a dessert fan but let me tell you something; when you’re here after a good time spent under the sun, a bowl of this fantastic concoction is the real deal.

Conveniently located right next to Changi Village Hawker Centre, Makan Melaka will get you coming back for more, especially at only S$1.50 for a bowl. Apart from the traditional Cendol Asli Melaka, you can also choose from an array of other flavours to indulge in.

If this doesn’t tempt you, I don’t know what will.  

Blk 1 Changi Village Road, #01-2046, Singapore 500001
Daily: 8am – 10pm
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16. The Coastal Settlement

the coastal settlement changi

Are you a lover of all things vintage and good food? Then you already know The Coastal Settlement is one place you have to visit when you find yourself over in this part of the island. Sit down here and embrace yourself in that bit of nostalgia you were yearning for.

They also whip up a storm over the weekends for their breakfast and brunch menu. However, they can get filled up pretty quickly so remember to make a reservation a few days before. 

Also, parking here’s free!

200 Netheravon Road, Singapore 508529
Mon to Fri: 10.30am – 11pm
Sat & Sun: 8.30am – 11pm
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17. Sari Bistari Changi Village Famous Nasi Ayam Penyet

changi food guide - sari bistari ayam penyet changi village

Anyone who knows me knows that I can’t turn down a plate of good Ayam Penyet (S$4). Sari Bistari Changi Village Famous Nasi Ayam Penyet‘s sambal is one of the better ones I’ve tried around here, and the chicken is crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside. Get there early because once they sell out, the shop closes for the day.

Blk 2 Changi Village Road, #01-71, Singapore 500002
Daily: 10.30am – 10pm
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18. Indonesian Ayam Bakar

changi food guide - indonesian ayam bakar changi village

I stumbled upon this relatively unknown Indonesian Ayam Bakar stall recently and I’m here to let the whole world in on this gem. S$4 will get you a massive plate of two pieces of roasted chicken served in your choice of sauce: ayam bakar diving, masak merah, sambal pecel, sambal rendang, or sambal lado (pictured). Head on over after 2pm to avoid the long queues during lunch hour. 

Blk 2 Changi Village Road, #01-79, Singapore 500002
Mon, Wed to Sun: 10.30am – 10pm
Closed on Tue

19. International Muslim Food Stall Nasi Lemak

The moment I mention Changi Village, someone usually follows up with the mention of nasi lemak. The hawker centre is probably most famous for housing two stalls known for selling this local delight, one of which is International Muslim Food Stall Nasi Lemak.

They’ve had the longest queues for years, and recently people have wondered about a drop in standard. I think they still do a decent plate of Nasi Lemak (from S$3.50) though, and their sambal is still my favourite.

Blk 2 Changi Village Road, #01-03, Singapore 500002
Tue to Sat: 7am – 2pm, 6pm – 12am
Closed on Sun & Mon
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20. Mizzy Corner Nasi Lemak

The other main contender is Mizzy Corner Nasi Lemak and the snaking queues are a clear testament to their popularity. You can choose from different sets and add on various items accordingly to customise your plate of Nasi Lemak (from S$3.50). I prefer the crispiness of the chicken here, but International’s sambal still has my heart.

Get a group of friends together and order from both stalls to decide on your favourite!

Blk 2 Changi Village Road, #01-26, Singapore 500002
Daily: 8.30am – 10pm
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21. Weng Kee Ipoh Hor Fun

The Chicken Cutlet Hor Fun (S$3.50) at Weng Kee Ipoh Hor Fun is a must-have for Changi Village regulars. The unconventional addition of a beautifully fried chicken cutlet especially when it’s doused in that gravy is the epitome of mouth-watering perfection. I can guarantee you won’t be disappointed with this one.

Blk 2 Changi Village Road, #01-04, Singapore 500002
Mon to Fri: 10.30am – 11pm
Sat & Sun: 8am – 12am

22. Amigo Chicken Chop Hor Fun

It would be a sin not to include Amigo Chicken Chop Hor Fun in this list. Another strong contender in the hor fun scene, a bowl of their Chicken Chop Hor Fun (S$3.50) resonates in the hearts of many.

This is comfort food in the heart of Changi, and I know a few people who have moved away, but keep coming back just for this.

Blk 2 Changi Village Road, #01-34, Singapore 500002
Mon, Wed to Sun: 11am – 10pm
Closed on Tue

23. Ho Guan Satay Bee Hoon

ho guan satay bee hoon changi village

This may not look like the most appetising of dishes, but Ho Guan Satay Bee Hoon hits the spot on a lazy Saturday. The couple running the stall has been at Changi Village for almost 40 years and I’ve only just gotten around to trying a plate of their Seafood Satay Bee Hoon (S$3.50). One thing’s for sure, they serve up a pretty amazing peanut sauce. 

Blk 2 Changi Village Road, #01-61, Singapore 500002
Mon, Thu to Sun: 11am – 9pm
Closed on Tue & Wed

24. Changi Village Best BBQ Chicken Wing

When I need my BBQ chicken wing fix (and this happens more often than not), it’s nice to know that Changi Village Best BBQ Chicken Wing makes a decent batch. The BBQ Chicken Wings (S$1.20 each) are not too oily and the flavour definitely triples when dipped in the accompanying chilli sauce.

It’s not the best I’ve had in Singapore, but it’s still pretty darn good.

Blk 2 Changi Village Road, #01-30, Singapore 500002
Mon to Fri: 3pm – 10.30pm
Sat, Sun & PH: 11am – 10.30pm

25. Guang Xing Original Taste Fish Head Bee Hoon

guang-xing-fish-soup-changi

In a land of (kinda) unhealthy hawker food, a light bowl of Sliced Fish Soup (S$4) is a very much needed balance sometimes. The fish slices are really fresh and the broth will keep you coming back for more.

Remember to ask for extra veggies so you can justify dessert after.

Blk 2 Changi Village Road, #01-31, Singapore 500002
Tue to Sun: 11am – 3am
Closed on Mon

26. Million Stars Goreng Pisang

million stars goreng pisang changi

Speaking of dessert, you can’t leave Changi Village without a bag of Goreng Pisang (S$4 for four pieces). Try some from the popular Million Stars Goreng Pisang, where the batter packs a crunch and the bananas are sweet and moist on the inside.

Blk 2 Changi Village Road, #01-49, Singapore 500002
Tue to Sun: 11am – 7pm
Closed on Mon

27. Changi Village Carrot Cake

A proper hawker meal should always include a plate of Carrot Cake (from S$2.50) and Changi Village Carrot Cake does a decent dark version. I love that there is always an abundance of eggs and what’s even wholesome is seeing the father-son duo mend the stalls on some days. It’s definitely worth a try if you’re ever in the area. 

Blk 2 Changi Village Road, #01-13, Singapore 500002
Tue to Thu: 7am – 3pm
Sat & Sun: 7am – 3pm
Closed on Mon & Fri

28. 稳稳白米粉 Woon Woon Pek Beehoon

Woon Woon Pek Beehoon ONLINE - Crayfish White Beehoon

These enormous white bowls from 稳稳白米粉 Woon Woon Pek Beehoon are hard to overlook, especially during meal times. All you seafood lovers are bound to feel like children in a candy store with the plethora of fresh seafood you can choose from to go with your white bee hoon.

From scallops, to prawns, to crayfish, to clams, to fish slices, you can select the combination of ingredients to your liking with the various platters available, each starting from S$5.

Blk 2 Changi Village Road, #01-52, Singapore 500002
Tue to Sun: 11am – 9pm
Closed on Mon
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29. Mei Lin Leng Re Yin Pin 梅林冷热饮品

These bowls of unusually red substance pictured are none other than the famed Commando Dessert (S$2) from Mei Lin Leng Re Yin Pin.

Essentially red tea longan, the dessert apparently got its name due to its popularity amongst the Commandos whose camp is just a stone’s throw away, as well as its resemblance in colour to their beret—maroon.

Blk 2 Changi Village Road, #01-57, Singapore 500002
Mon to Thu: 6am – 2am
Fri: 6am – 12am
Sat & Sun: 24 hours
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30. Jason’s Place

At only S$0.60 per skewer, a price which I doubt can be easily found elsewhere, the Chicken Satay from Jason’s Place is remarkably larger than average. Every skewer of meat has an even char on them which makes parts of them delightfully crispy.

Don’t forget to try their BBQ Chicken Wings (S$1.20 per piece, minimum two pieces) as they have a crispy fragrance special to their own.

Blk 2 Changi Village Road, #01-54, Singapore 500002
Mon & Tue, Thu to Sun: 1pm – 10pm
Closed on Wed
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31. Wong Hing Kitchenette

Wong Hing Kitchenette serves up a brilliant plate of Cantonese-style zi char in a hawker centre—a rare sight in Singapore. I know of folks who’d travel here from as far as Jurong, so you know this shop is one to beat. Their signature dishes include Fried Mee with Bitter Gourd and Pork Ribs (S$4.80), Bean Sauce Beef Hor Fun (S$5), and Fried Ee Mee (S$5.50).

I personally love their Beef Hor Fun and will always make it a point to tapau a packet home each time I find myself in Changi (which is very often). 

Blk 2 Changi Village Road, #01-43, Singapore 500002
Mon to Wed, Fri to Sun: 11am – 3pm & 5pm – 9pm
Closed on Thu

32. W Kitchen Western Food

Run by an elderly couple, W Kitchen Western Food serves up Western dishes which are done Singaporean hawker-style. I’d personally recommend my go-to item, the Garlic Chicken (S$5.80).

Nothing thrills a garlic lover like me more when I see that my chicken chop has been blanketed with large slices of garlic. But the additional sides of fries and salad that came with the protein also deeply satisfied me with the generosity of their portions.

Not a big fan of garlicky flavours? The chef’s recommended Pork Cutlet (S$6) is a good and popular choice too.

Blk 2 Changi Village Road, #01-33, Singapore 500002
Mon & Tue, Fri to Sun: 12.30pm – 8pm
Closed on Wed & Thu
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33. Charlie’s Corner

charlie's corner changi village

If you’re looking for a friendly hangout and a promising selection of beers (and craft beers), you have to visit Charlie’s Corner. They’re also known for their reasonably priced western fare so the next time you’re around, order the Famous Fish and Chips (S$12.90) or the Pork Chop (S$12.90).

Blk 2 Changi Village Road, #01-13, Singapore 500002
Tue to Fri: 2.30pm – 10.30pm
Sat & Sun: 12.30pm – 10.30pm
Closed on Mon
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34. The Seagrill

If you’re all about the sun, sand and sea, you’d love The Seagrill. Located right in the heart of Changi Beach, this is one charming bistro bar that’ll promise tranquillity and delicious food. Enjoy a laid back seaside dining experience while indulging in delicious seafood and grilled fare. This is also a perfect place for the family over weekend brunches or a first date spot. 

Chope Reservations

260 Nicoll Drive, Changi Beach Park, Singapore 498991
Daily: 11am – 10.30pm
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35. Porta Porta Italian Restaurant

Alright, this last one is a bonus feature. Get ready for a proper Italian dining experience in Changi, where the owners at Porta Porta Italian Restaurant are friendly and the atmosphere is unbeatable. The space itself is wonderfully eclectic and you’ll soon forget that you’re in Singapore.

Go crazy and let the chefs decide what you should have for dinner or order from a menu filled with Southern Italian classics.

Blk 2 Changi Village Road, #01-13, Singapore 500002
Tue to Sun: 12pm – 2.30pm & 6pm – 10.30pm
Closed on Mon
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Changi may seem like Malaysia to anyone not living near the vicinity but I seriously think it’s an underrated part of Singapore. Grab a few of your best buds and head on down over the weekend but please don’t just come for the famous nasi lemak

This Changi Village food guide is by no means comprehensive enough just yet, so let me know if I’ve missed out on a gem or two.

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