YY Kafei Dian has old-school kaya buns and kopi in Bugis
When we covered YY Kafei Dian in our best kopi stalls in Singapore roundup, we were impressed by their well-balanced Hainanese-style coffee. This old-school eatery along Beach Road is a popular destination for both tourists and locals alike, as they sell a wide range of classic Singaporean fare and beverages.
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A must-try here is their Kaya Bun ($1.60), which stars house-made buns that are toasted, and slathered with a sweet and creamy kaya spread. In between the light and fluffy buns is a thick slab of cold butter that contrasts nicely with the warm toast.
Dunk each slice into the perfectly runny Half Boiled Eggs ($1.50) for the ultimate breakfast experience.
Drinks-wise, we found the kopi here to be smooth and easy to drink, without too much acidity. Get their Kopi Bing ($1.90) to cool down from the afternoon heat, and remember to request for siew dai if you prefer your brew less sweet.
Alternatively, a best-seller is their hot Kopi C ($1.70), where the caramelly notes of the coffee are the most prominent.
If you’re still feeling peckish, you can fill up on the carbs in the form of steamed or roasted Chicken Rice ($4.50). YY Kafei Dian also offers a wide selection of zi char mains, including Beef Hor Fun with Gravy ($6), Pork Chop Rice ($5.50), and Yang Zhou Fried Rice ($5).
For more food recommendations, read our Kulon review. This Indonesian restaurant is just a 10-minute stroll away and serves legit bakmi and ayam geprek in generous portions. Otherwise, another must-try coffee shop is Keng Wah Sung in Geylang for their sugar doughnuts and cheap kopi.
Address: 37 Beach Road, #01-01, Singapore 189678
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 7:30am to 7pm, Sat-Sun 8am to 7pm
Tel: 6336 8813
YY Kafei Dian is not a halal-certified eatery.
Photos taken by John Lery Villanueva.
This was an independent visit by Eatbook.sg.
Featured image adapted from @jingeats_
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