9 Best Spots For Halal Breakfast In Hat Yai, Thailand

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Located in the southernmost tip of Thailand, Hat Yai straddles the border between Malaysia and Thailand - it’s no wonder that this underrated city is so popular with Malaysians and Singaporeans. Although less renowned than bigger Thai destinations like Bangkok and Krabi, Hat Yai is nevertheless a bustling commercial and tourism hub with scores of shopping, dining and relaxing for tourists to enjoy. There are several Muslim-friendly hotels in Hat Yai for your accommodation needs. If you prefer to travel on a budget, there are budget-friendly accommodations in Hat Yai as well. A treasure trove of night markets and delicious street food awaits you - what better way is there to explore Hat Yai than through its food? Here’s a list of nine spots for halal breakfast options in Hat Yai, Thailand.

1. Salma Restaurant

Posted by Salma Restaurant / Salma Halal Restaurant on Sunday, 16 December 2018

Salma Restaurant is a cosy space that offers a delicious rendition of Malay and Thai cuisine. It’s also centrally located at Lee Garden Plaza, which is one of the main tourist districts of the city. Hop over to Salma for a nice break from the shopping, and don’t leave without trying their unassuming fish porridge - a comforting, tasty concoction layered with generous slices of fish. Prices might be on the high side, although the quality and portion size make up for it. Nevertheless, be prepared to wait a while for your food as the service is notoriously slow. You know it’s true - good things come to those who wait, after all.

Salma Restaurant

Address: 85/3 Thanon Prachathipat, 90110 Hat Yai, Thailand

Website: Salma Restaurant

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 7am - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 7am - 10pm

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2. Hamid Restaurant

Posted by Hamid Restaurant Hatyai on Saturday, 28 January 2017

Hamid Restaurant is a halal, Muslim-owned establishment that serves Thai-Muslim fusion cuisine, and is frequented by tourists. Try their Nasi Lemak or the curry fried crabs for a unique combination. The restaurant is located within the city centre, near the Lee Gardens shopping complex and various night markets - perfectly positioned for you to have a lunch break from all the shopping. The dining area is large, but so is the crowd - be prepared to wait for your order, although servers are friendly and accommodating.

Hamid Restaurant

Address: 73-75 Prachathipat Rd, Amphoe Hat Yai, Chang Wat Songkhla 90110, Thailand

Website: Hamid Restaurant

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 10am - 10pm; Sat - Sun: 7am - 10pm

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3. Tasspun Bake Shop

Kick off a chill day spent cafe hopping at this beautiful, cosy spot that serves up healthy, delicious and Instagrammable brunch. They serve Western-inspired fare with a Thai twist, as well as a plethora of organic smoothies, salads and cold-pressed juices. The bakery provides freshly-baked bread every day which you can take away for tea. If the weather’s good, grab a seat outside, where you can enjoy your food next to the koi pond.

Tasspun Bake Shop

Address: 32 Krajang Uthit Rd, Tambon Hat Yai, Amphoe Hat Yai, Chang Wat Songkhla 90110, Thailand

Website: Tasspun Bake Shop

Opening hours: 8am - 8pm (daily)

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4. Sulaiman Muslim FOOD2

Posted by เรือนเย็นตาโฟ Muslim Halal Food on Friday, 12 April 2019

Sulaiman Muslim is an establishment offering a delicious Thai-Muslim fusion. Prices are notoriously value-for-money with generous portions. Many Malaysians often frequent this place, which should speak for its authenticity. There’s even a prayer room within the restaurant. Located near Red Planet Hotel, travellers staying there can head here for a viable brunch option.

Sulaiman Muslim FOOD2

Address: Niphat Uthit 2 Road, Hat Yai District, Songkhla 90110, Thailand

Website: Sulaiman Muslim FOOD2

Opening hours: 6am - 9pm (daily)

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5. Cubs Bistro

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Posted by Cubs on Wednesday, 26 July 2017

With such an absurdly cute logo, how can you not resist taking a second look at this bistro? Located next to the famous ChokDee Dim Sum Restuarant (which is not halal), Cubs has its own fair share of loyal patrons thanks to its delicious coffee, reasonable prices and friendly service. The cafe’s chic-modern interior provides a calm backdrop for a relaxing start to the day. They also have an ongoing breakfast promotion (a main and a drink!), so definitely check it out for more bang for your buck.


Address: 45 Lamaisongkrew Rd, Tambon Hat Yai, Amphoe Hat Yai, Chang Wat Songkhla 90110, Thailand

Website: Cubs

Opening hours: 6am - 1pm (daily)

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6. Attention Cafe

Posted by Attention on Friday, 14 September 2018

Attention Cafe is a hipster, European-style brunch location. The space is rather large, with two floors (although studying students often take up space upstairs, as there are study lights and charging outlets). They mainly serve desserts, although the waffle is filling enough to double up as a meal. Definitely try their crepes and the speciality waffle sandwich. Pair it with a Thai iced tea (you can choose your sugar level) or coffee. With a cosy ambience and unique but delicious menu, they’ve definitely got my attention!

Attention Cafe

Address: 195 Thammanoonvithee Rd, Tambon Hat Yai, Amphoe Hat Yai, Chang Wat Songkhla 90110, Thailand

Website: Attention Cafe

Opening hours: 10am - 8pm (daily) (closed on Wed)

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7. The Halal Premium Restaurant

With a name like The Halal Premium Restaurant, expectations are definitely high. Luckily, they don’t disappoint. Located on the ground floor of the Sakura Budget Hotel, this place is easy enough to find. They serve delicious Arabic-Thai fusion cuisine that’s proudly made with premium ingredients. Don’t miss the biryani, as the basmati rice is specially flown in from India. It’s fragrant, and the accompanying meat (you can choose between chicken, shrimp, beef or goat) is well seasoned and fresh. It’s definitely earned its name as THE Halal Premium Restaurant.

The Halal Premium Restaurant

Address: Sakura Budget 87 Rajyindee Rd, Tambon Hat Yai, Amphoe Hat Yai, Chang Wat Songkhla 90110, Thailand

Website: The Halal Premium Restaurant

Opening hours: 6.30am - 10pm (daily)

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8. Dimsum Chabura

Posted by Dimsum Chabura hatyai-ติ่มซำ ชาบูระ หาดใหญ่ on Saturday, 8 September 2018

One of the most famous dim sum places in Hat Yai, Dimsum Chabura is one of the few restaurants that serve the dish halal. It’s not bad - queues can get pretty long in the morning when the dishes are prepared piping hot. Definitely arrive early if you want to get your food fast, although service is rather efficient. There is also a variety of heavier dishes like chicken rice, satay and fried noodles, and Thai cuisine like tom yum soup.

Dimsum Chabura

Address: Hat Yai District, Songkhla 90110, Thailand

Website: Dimsum Chabura

Opening hours: 6am - 2pm (daily)

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9. Tamrab Muslim Restaurant

Tamrab serves a variety of cuisines, in an all-you-can-eat style. It’s a popular breakfast/brunch spot that’s especially famous for its nasi kerabu - a bowl of unique blue-coloured rice that’s served with a side of fried fish or chicken. Needless to say, the nasi kerabu is a must-try here. Other delicious offerings include their roti canai. Wash your breakfast down with a side of iced teh tarik. The restaurant is a few bus stops away from the shopping complexes at Lee Garden, so you can fuel up here before heading off for a full day of shopping.

Tamrab Muslim Restaurant

Address: Nipatuthit 1 Soi 1, Hat Yai District, Songkhla 90110, Thailand

Website: Tamrab Muslim Restaurant

Opening hours: 6am - 8pm (daily)

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Eat to your heart's delight in Hat Yai

Cheap stand sushi in Hat Yai Thailand
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Hat Yai has long been compared to a smaller, less commercialized version of Bangkok with more local flavour. Just like Bangkok, you can’t say you’ve truly been there if you haven’t tried its delicious cuisine. So be sure to include a gastronomic journey in your list of things to do in Hat Yai. From street-side stands, hipster cafes and fancier establishments, there is a plethora of halal cuisine for Muslim travellers to try and have an authentic Hat Yai food experience.

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