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.
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, Peranakan Dishes 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.
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, Umi Sushi and several bakeries. These places are mainly for take-away but there are a few seats available in Ananas Cafe, where you can get food like chicken rice, nasi lemak and fried bee hoon.
On the other side are various fast food outlets in Paya Lebar Square like McDonald’s, J.CO Donuts, MOS Burger and Toast Box.
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.
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.
There are also cafes like Cola, Blocs, Smoothie House and food outlets like 5 Little Bears and Jack’s Place. See Paya Lebar Square Opens – Great Food Options for more choices when you are deciding what to eat near Paya Lebar MRT Station.
Paya Lebar Square
60 Paya Lebar Road
Ninety Nine @ Lifelong Learning Institute
Just next to Paya Lebar Square, on the ground floor of the Lifelong Learning Institute is Ninety Nine Bistro & Kitchen which serves affordable Western food and Nasi Padang. Read our post Ninety Nine Bistro & Kitchen @ Lifelong Learning Institute.
Ninety Nine Bistro & Kitchen
11 Eunos Road 8 #01-02
89.7 Supper Club
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.
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.
89.7 Supper Club
Blk 1016 Geylang East Ave 3 Industrial Estate
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.
It has a very popular economical rice stall and a zhi char stall.
The Malay food stall stall and nasi briyani stall also serve good tasty food.
Ah Chin Fish Ball Noodles and a new Fried Bee Hoon stall have opened up there.
Guan Guan Kopitiam
1015 Geylang East Ave 3
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.
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.
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.
810 Geylang Rd
One KM Mall
One KM Mall is within walking distance of Paya Lebar MRT Station but there is also a shuttle service between the mall and the station.
There are also many casual diners and cafes in One KM Mall. Starbucks, Milk & Honey, Old Town Coffee, Charlie Brown Cafe, Fika Swedish Cafe and Beauty in a Pot are some of the many F&B places in the mall. See our post One KM Mall : F&B + More.
ONE KM Mall + More
11 Tanjong Katong Road
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 Market & Cooked Food Centre
Blocks 13 &14 Haig Road
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.
The Ordinary Patrons
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