Blu Jaz Cafe

Price guide: Mid-range

11 Bali Lane, Singapore, 189848

Price guide: Mid-range

Blu Jaz Cafe courtyard

By Carmen Roberts, your Singapore expert

I write for BBC World TV. Read more
#13 of 19
expert-rated restaurants in Singapore
Expert overall rating:4.3 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.3
4.3
Ambience:
4.6
4.6
Service:
4
4.0
Location:
4.2
4.2
Value for money:
4.5
4.5
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Couples, Stag / hen parties, Chilling out, Live entertainment, Nightlife, People watching, Relaxation

Best for Cheap eats - Expert review of Blu Jaz Cafe

An unpretentious café and bar serving reasonably priced food from around the world.

Eclectic and laid back, Blu Jaz is the epitome of casual and cool. Kick back and listen to DJs on a Friday or Saturday night while chowing down on fish and chips and smoke a shisha pipe for dessert

Food and drink: 

It’s pretty much anything goes at Blu Jaz – there’s a wide variety on the menu from beef lasagna to creole chicken to sambal seafood fried rice. I enjoyed the grilled salmon (you can’t really go wrong) while my partner’s fish and chips were fresh and tasty. Don’t expect a mind-blowing gastronomical experience, but this is decent pub food at reasonable prices. You can also get jugs or bottles of beer and they do cocktails and wine too.

Ambience: 

This place is hopping on a Friday and Saturday night. There’s a live DJ and you’d be hard pressed to get a seat in the garden anytime after sunset. There’s garden furniture outside, while the lounge areas inside are a haphazard yet charming mix of sofas and tables

Service: 

I can’t fault the service here. It was crazy busy on the nights we went, but our group got our main meals at the same time (which is a bonus in my book these days!)

Location: 

Right at the entrance to the historic Kampong Glam district, Blu Jaz’s neighbours are sari shops and trendy independent boutiques and bars. Nearest MRT stations are Bugis and Esplanade.

Price advice: 

Most main meals are around $10-20. The food here is good and cheap, which is unusual in Singapore for anything that’s not local or hawker fare. Drinks are standard prices, a jug of Tiger Beer is $20.

More information on Blu Jaz Cafe:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Bar, Pub, Restaurant
Food:
Asian, Burgers, International, Mediterranean, Snacks
Address:
11 Bali Lane, Singapore, 189848
Telephone:
+65 6292 3800
Website:
http://www.blujaz.net
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon–Thu 12pm–12am; Fri 12pm–2am; Sun 4pm–2am.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested

Have you been to Blu Jaz Cafe? Would you recommended it?