What to Eat near Paya Lebar MRT Station

Paya Lebar MRT Station is an interchange station on the East West Line and the Circle Line. It serves Paya Lebar Central, which is set to become a major commercial centre at the city fringe. The station is busy as it is used by those heading to Singapore Post Centre, Certis Cisco, Paya Lebar Square, SNEF Training Institute and various other commercial buildings, residences and institutions around the station. The station is also near The Lifelong Learning Institute, which houses the Workforce Development Agency (WDA) Career Centre , CET East Campus and The LLiBrary.

What to Eat near Paya Lebar MRT Station

There is a good range of food places and restaurants around Paya Lebar MRT Station. Good Nasi Padang, Japanese Ramen, local Fried Chicken, Dim Sum, Briyani Rice, Gourmet Burgers and Thai Food are all available within a few minutes walk from the station. Here is The Ordinary Patrons’ guide to What to Eat near Paya Lebar MRT Station.

Food Places around Paya Lebar MRT Station

Stepping out of Paya Lebar MRT Station is like walking onto a food street. On one side of a wide boulevard, right underneath the East West line, are various food and beverage outlets like Mr Bean, Koi Cafe and Ichiban Bento. These places are mainly for take-away.

On the other side are various fast food outlets in Paya Lebar Square like McDonald’s, J.CO Donuts, MOS Burger and Toast Box.

SingPost Centre Mall

The new Singapore Post Centre Mall has varied food options at affordable prices.

SingPost Centre at Paya Lebar

Hawkerman Paya Lebar MRT Station

Hawkerman is a new concept stall which offers an interesting menu of updated street food like po piah and lor mee. Aston’s, Encik Tan, Long John Silver’s, Grove, Seoul Yummy, UPot and Wing Zone are examples of the diverse range of food places in SingPost Centre. See New SingPost Centre Mall Opens – Food Galore for more F&B options  near Paya Lebar MRT Station.

SingPost Centre Platform M

SingPost Kopitiam Food Court

Paya Lebar Square

The most obvious answer to what to eat near Paya Lebar MRT Station is to have something in Paya Lebar Square mall. The station is directly linked to Paya Lebar Square which has the Cantine Food Court and many cafes and food places.

Paya Lebar Square

Restaurant near Paya Lebar MRT Station

A very popular restaurant in Paya Lebar Square is Ramen Keisuke Tonkotsu King. See our post on Ramen Keisuke Tonkotsu King.

Another interesting outlet is Green Dot. It serves healthy vegetarian bentos as well  as vegan noodles, burgers and desserts. See our post on Green Dot.

Green Dot 绿一点

Wok Hey Paya Lebar Square

There are also cafes like Blocs and food outlets like Hey Yummy, 5 Little Bears and Kay Lee Roast Meat. See Paya Lebar Square Food Options for more choices when you are deciding what to eat near Paya Lebar MRT Station.

Paya Lebar Square 
60 Paya Lebar Road
Singapore 40905


89.7 Supper Club

89.7 Supper Club at Paya Lebar

Paya Lebar MRT food

Across the road from Paya Lebar MRT Station, accessible via an underpass, is 89.7 Supper Club. It is a new concept coffee shop. There are a few stalls there, like the Nasi Padang, Yong Tau Hu and Fish Porridge stalls, which operate in the traditional way. You go up to the stalls and buy what you want like you would in a food court.

Paya Lebar Food-7

Food near Paya Lebar MRT

89.7 Supper Club

However, 89.7 Supper Club also operates like a restaurant. You sit down and a menu will be brought to you. Orders will be taken and the food and drinks will be served to you. No need to bring tissue packs to chope tables.

The range of food in the menu f 89.7 Supper Club is extensive. You can order chicken rice, roti prata, all sorts of zhi char dishes, one dish meals, and a range of Indian dishes and Western food. Here are random pages from the menu.

Coffeeshop near Paya Lebar MRT

Menu 89.7 Supper Club

Menu 89.7 Supper Club, Paya Lebar

Menu 89.7 Supper Club, Paya Lebar MRT Station

Food Court near Paya Lebar Mrt

89.7 Supper Club
Blk 1016 Geylang East Ave 3 Industrial Estate
Singapore 389731

Facebook Page of 89.7 Supper Club

Neuvo Cafe

Nuevo Cafe

Menu Nuevo Cafe

Located in Eunos Avenue 3, Neuvo Cafe is quite near SingPost Centre. According to our map app, it is a 13 minute walk from Paya Lebar MRT station. Offerring Western cusine with a Japanese touch, it serves breakfast, brunch lunch, dinner as well as beverages and cakes for any time of the day. See our post Nuevo Cafe at Eunos.

Nuevo Cafe
115 Eunos Ave 3 #01-01
Singapore 409839

Facebook Page

Guan Guan KopitiamShop

Another place where you can eat near Paya Lebar MRT Station is a traditional coffeeshop along Geylang East Avenue 3. Guan Guan Kopitiam is an old style coffee shop but with a good mix of stalls.

Guan Guan Kopitiam

Paya Lebar MRT station food

It has a very popular economical rice stall and a zhi char stall.

Zhi Char menu

Tar Ming Seafood near Paya Lebar MRT

The Malay food stall stall and nasi briyani stall also serve good tasty food.

Coffeeshop around Paya Lebar MRT


Paya Lebar MRT Food

Paya Lebar MRT Food

Ah Chin Fish Ball Noodles and a new Fried Bee Hoon stall have opened up there.


Paya Lebar Food

Guan Guan Kopitiam
1015 Geylang East Ave 3
Singapore 389730

City Plaza

City Plaza is a rather old mall where you can find many ladies wear wholesalers. Many blog shop owners go there for their supplies. The reason you may want to walk to City Plaza would be to eat ban mien at Poon Nah City Home Made Noodle Stall or delicious fried chicken at Arnold’s Fried Chicken.

Arnold's Fried Chicken

Arnold's Fried Chicken near Paya Lebar MRT

Arnold's Fried Chicken Menu

Poon Nah City Home Made Noodle Stall is in the very basic food court in City Plaza. Heng Heng Wanton Noodles also have a stall in the food court.

Poon Nah City Home Made Noodle Stall

Poon Nah City Plaza

Heng Heng Wanton Noodles

Those who like ayam penyet and sambal chilly may head to Dapur Penyet in City Plaza. Their smashed fried fish and iced chendol are also popular.

Dapur Penyet Singapore

Dapur Penyet Singapore Menu

Dapur Penyet City Plaza

City Plaza
810 Geylang Rd
Singapore 409286

Haig Road Food Centre

Although it is a bit of a walk from the station, Haig Road Food Centre is where you can find the famous putu piring and many other Chinese and Malay food stalls. Read our post – Delightful Malay Food at Haig Road Food Centre.

Haig Road Putu Piring

Food Centre around Paya Lebar Mrt

Haig Road Food Centre near Paya Lebar MRT

Food Centre near Paya Lebar Mrt

Haig Road Market & Cooked Food Centre
Blocks 13 &14 Haig Road
Singapore 430013/430014

What to Eat near Paya Lebar MRT Station

So finding a place to eat near Paya Lebar MRT should not be an issue; deciding what to eat near Paya Lebar MRT station may be the real problem – but that is a good problem.

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5 thoughts on “What to Eat near Paya Lebar MRT Station”

  1. My friend used to live on Haig Rd near Paya Lebar. Every time I’d visit and stay with her, I’d be overwhelmed with the vast array of choices. Glad you found it worthwhile to devote a whole posting to the neighborhood!

  2. You should try Mini Star Fermented Beancurd! Its right outside exit D, sells many food and even some zhichar! My friends and I always go there to dine it’s quite cheap and value for meals too. Portion is big!

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