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Best Kaya Toast in Chinatown

I love coffee and but I was never a huge fan of toast until I tried the kopi, kaya toast and runny eggs combo here in Singapore. It is the quintessential breakfast and a must-try. A good kaya toast breakfast must have a delicious kaya jam with a good balance of kaya to margarine / butter ratio, well toasted bread, perfectly brewed coffee and a pleasant place to eat to enjoy your meal.

Delicious kaya toast on white bread

Now we make it a point to try the various coffee places in Singapore during the weekends and we’re sharing our reviews on what we think about the popular kopi places in town.

Coffee was ok

Almost hard boiled!

I’ve wanted to try the kaya toast at Tong Ah Coffee Shop since it was featured in a Makansutra article in Yahoo. This place is supposed to be popular with international chefs, so we had pretty high expectations when we went there and sad to say we were deeply disappointed. The kaya toast was delicious and I loved the white bread that they used but the coffee was just so-so, the eggs were almost hard boiled and the uncle manning the shop was constantly shouting angrily at this staff. Constantly. Noisily. Shouting. The place is out of the way and the food standard is not even at par with the hawker place near my building. The uncle even went to our table and observed us trying to mash up the almost hard boiled egg when he served our coffee and left without a comment. When we tried to check out the other tables, the eggs that were served were also the same as ours. Tsktsk.

Tong Ah Coffee Shop

  • Address: 35 Keong Siak Road, Singapore 089142
  • Hours: 6:30 am – 10:00 pm
  • Coffee: 2/5
  • Traditional Kaya Toast: 5/5
  • Eggs: 0/5
  • Ambiance: 0/0

Good Morning Nanyang Cafe is a nice place to hang-out in the middle of the tourist strip in Chinatown

Good Morning Nanyang Cafe has a branch near our place and we went there last weekend. The cosy ambiance and made it pleasant to hang out there. It is a place where you can chill with friends on a lazy afternoon. The kaya toast was delicious, the eggs were runny and  the coffee was well brewed. We’re looking forward to going back there to try the other versions of kaya toast that they offer since we only tried the traditional one.

Good coffee and kaya toast

Good Morning Nanyang Cafe

  • Address: 75 Pagoda Street, Singapore, Singapore 059234
  • Hours: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Coffee: 4/5
  • Traditional Kaya Toast: 4/5
  • Eggs: 4/5
  • Ambiance: 5/5

Our favorite kopi and kaya toast set

Ya Kun is everywhere. When we started going around looking for the best kaya toast, I didn’t expect such a commercialized  coffee place to be my favorite so far. We desperately wanted to vote for the little hole-in-the-wall places and patronize small businesses over such a large chain but the food speaks for itself. I’ve never been dissapointed when we go to have coffee at Ya Kun. The kaya toast is delicious, the eggs are runny and the coffee is great. The only things that the place lacks character.

Ya Kun Kaya Toast

  • Address: People’s Park Centre, 101 Upper Cross Street, Level 1 Atrium, Singapore 058357
  • Hours: 8:00 am – 8:45 pm
  • Coffee: 4/5
  • Traditional Kaya Toast: 4/5
  • Eggs: 4/5
  • Ambiance: 3/5

Do you have any other places to suggest? Leave a comment below and we will try out your recommendation when we’re in the area.

Kind to Skin and to your Budget

I rarely post about beauty products unless I absolutely love them and I do love the Kind to Skin range from Simple. I’ve had problems with my combination skin to dry skin and I’ve tried a lot of different brands of moisturizers over the years to try to get rid of my dry spots on my face.

A colleague suggested that I try the range from Simple and I tried the moisturizer a few months ago. I liked it so much that I bought the toner and the soap.

Effective and Cheap

Although it is advertised as non-perfumed there is a light scent that I can’t quite describe. It’s not unpleasant or anything but it’s not unscented. The price range is about SGD $10-15 and that’s a bargain.

Hair Problems

When I went for my test make-up with the make-up artist we hired for the wedding, he commented on how thin my hair was and that it was not long enough for a proper updo.  He recommened some products for me to try so that my hair would become healthier and grow faster.

When I went back to Singapore I couldn’t find the brand that he mentioned so I asked my collegue Rachelle to recommend a good shampoo and she told me to try Phyto’s Revitalizing shampoo.

I was put off by the price however I did notice the dramatic improvement in her hair so I decided to try a bottle. Fast forward to 4 months later and my hair grew faster than normal and it became more healthy.  The shampoo seemed concentrated and would make my hair bubble even if I used a small amount. When my sister came to visit she even noticed the change in my hair.

I recommended the shampoo to my friend, Shanta and she also noticed improvement in her hair and she even bought some for her mom.

Note: We do not do product endorsements. All products we review are bought using our own hard earned money and all opinions expressed are based on our personal experience.