Few things in life satisfy as much as the Kaya Toast—a traditional Singapore-style breakfast. It has undoubtedly become a staple for many Singaporeans since generations ago, and today, it is still widely loved.
We enjoy the old-school fare in various ways—dipping it in soft boiled egg, coffee, or just having it on its own. Very often, it is also paired with a set meal of two soft boiled eggs and your choice of coffee or tea.
You can find renditions of this dish almost everywhere you go, and to get you started, here are 14 Best Kaya Toasts In Singapore.
#1 YA KUN
Ya Kun is one of the most frequented coffee stalls in Singapore, with its history dating back to the early 1940s.
The kaya from Ya Kun—made up of eggs, coconut milk, sugar and pandan—is sandwiched between crisp brown toasted bread. The household brand constantly keeps up with the trend to offer new menu items, and the consistency is the reason for our loyalty.
Ya Kun Kaya Toast
1 Harbourfront Walk, #B2-26, Vivo City
Tel: +65 6225 5789
Sun to Thu: 8.15am – 10pm
Fri & Sat: 8.15am – 10.30pm
Nearest MRT: HarbourFront
#2 FUN TOAST
Fun Toast was originally Kheng Nam Hong, a coffee house widely known by the early residents of Telok Ayer Street. It has since rebranded to a fun-loving label where the younger generations of Singaporeans can better relate to.
One of their signatures includes the Kaya Butter Soft Bun set (S$5.20) which features kaya smothered on buns that are crisp on the outside and incredibly soft on the inside. We highly recommend you to dip it into their soft-boiled eggs for an elevated flavour.
Citylink Mall, 1 Raffles Link, #B1-04, Singapore 039393
Tel: +65 6533 1233
Mon to Thu: 7am – 8.30pm
Fri: 7am – 9.30pm
Sat: 8am – 9.30pm
Sun & PH: 8am – 8.30pm
Nearest MRT: City Hall
#3 KILLINEY KOPITIAM
The pioneer outlet of Killiney Kopitiam was founded in 1919 and still operates along Killiney Road today; it is the longest standing Hainanese coffee shop in Singapore.
Other than the kaya toast (S$2.40 for 2 slices), the coffee shop also dishes countless of local delights such as their famed Laksa and Curry Chicken. The standards across various outlets have dropped over the years, but the original branch at Killiney Road is still as good as before.
67 Killiney Road, Singapore 239525
Tel: +65 6734 3910
Mon, Wed to Sat: 6am – 10pm
Sun, Tue & PH: 6am – 6pm
Nearest MRT: Somerset
#3 TOAST BOX
Established under the BreadTalk group, Toast Box prides itself on offering authentic breakfast that will bring one back to the 70′s.
It is set to ignite nostalgia amongst the Singaporeans, completing the experience with a good Nanyang cuppa and grilled Kaya Toasts (S$1.70 per slice). Other standouts from the menu include the Floss Toast and Crunchy Peanut Butter Thick Toast.
AMK Hub, No. 53 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, #01-01, Singapore 569933
Tel: +65 6484 6591
Daily: 7am – 10pm
Nearest MRT: Ang Mo Kio
Founded in 2009, the kaya toast set (S$3.50) at Toast @ Work is an affordable option.
You can find their outlets at many Food Junction food courts and it is deemed as the go-to venue for a mid-afternoon snack or morning cuppa amongst the working crowd. Brown bread is used for the toast and their kaya spread exudes a tantalising fragrance with every bite.
Toast @ Work
Junction 8 Shopping Centre, 9 Bishan Place, #04-01, Singapore 579837
Tel: +65 6353 6797
Daily: 9am – 9pm
Nearest MRT: Bishan
#5 SOCKS & PANS
Socks & Pans is a modern reflection of your traditional coffee shop, acing their rendition of the classic Kaya Toast with the Kaya Baguette Toasties (S$2) that is topped with a slice of savoury butter and an incredibly delicious kaya spread.
The cafe is also known to brew coffee in traditional filter socks—just like the olden days—to retain the clear high notes in their coffee blends.
Socks & Pans
7 Tanjong Pagar Plaza #01-108, Singapore 081007
Tel: +65 6536 3310
Mon to Thu: 11am – 9pm
Fri & Sat: 11am – 10pm
(Closed on Sundays)
Nearest MRT: Outram Park / Telok Ayer
#7 OLD TOWN WHITE COFFEE
Though the food at Old Town White Coffee is slightly pricier, their Kaya Toast (S$1.60 per slice) is still worth a shot.
Originating from Malaysia, this franchise is now a familiar name in Singapore too. Patrons visit them for fragrant white coffee and an array of simple but delectable local fares.
Old Town White Coffee
180 Kitchener Road
#B1-31/32 City Square Mall
Tel: +65 6509 8355
Daily: 9am – 10pm
Nearest MRT: Farrer Park
#8 CHIN MEE CHIN CONFECTIONERY
Served on fluffy round buns, the dazzling kaya spread at Chin Mee Chin is made with less sugar for a healthier choice. Toasts are priced at only S$1 per slice.
This humble Hainanese coffee place is also known for their homemade pastries and cakes that are displayed upfront in an old-school shelve. This confectionery has been operating for more than 80 years and brings about a dose of nostalgia with its vintage-looking interior—think marble tables, wooden chairs and tiled walls.
Chin Mee Chin Confectionery
204 East Coast Road, Singapore 428903
Tel: +65 6345 0419
Tue to Sun: 8:30am – 4pm
(Closed on Mondays)
Nearest MRT: Eunos
#9 KAFFE & TOAST
Being the halal subsidiary of Coffee & Toast, Kaffe & Toast offers Kaya Toast at S$1.80 per serving. Their kaya spread is made with more doses of egg yolk and is generously slathered on each slice of freshly grilled bread.
We also love with the Mackerel Otah Bun that comes with fish otah.
Kaffe & Toast
Singapore General Hospital (SGH), 4 Hospital Drive, Level 1, Singapore 169608
Tel: +65 6221 0136
Mon to Fri: 7am – 9pm
Sat, Sun & PH: 7am – 6pm
Nearest MRT: Outram Park
Known for its rich history since the 1930s, Tong Ah has since moved a few doors from its original location to reside in the same space as Potato Head Folk.
Be sure to catch them toasting the kaya toast on traditional charcoal grills and you can even request for your toast to be extra crispy. Their formula? Toasting it thrice before scraping off the charred parts using a condensed milk lid.
Tong Ah Eating House
35 Keong Siak Road, Singapore 089143
Tel: +65 6223 5083
Daily: 7am – 10pm
Nearest MRT: Outram Park
#11 HEAVENLY WANG
Heavenly Wang serves a mean slice of Kaya Toast (S$1.50), with thick butter slices and a sweet kaya spread generously tucked in between slightly crisp bread.
This halal eatery also whips up several other Singaporean classics too, so be sure to try out their signature Mee Siam that is well-loved by the locals.
Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road, #B2-35/36, Singapore 307506
Tel: +65 6884 5096
Daily: 7:30am – 9:30pm
Nearest MRT: Dhoby Ghaut
#12 GOOD MORNING NANYANG CAFE
The kaya toast (S$1.60) at Good Morning Nanyang Cafe is really unique. Their kaya spread is freshly made in-house, following the recipes of a man from Segamat; so rich, luscious and subtly sweet. But this is what sets them apart from the rest—they use ciabatta instead of regular white bread.
Other toast selections include the Orange Ciabatta set, with caramelised orange peel added to bring about a robust element in the toast.
Good Morning Nanyang Cafe
Far East Plaza, 14 Scotts Road, #02-03, Singapore 228213
Tel: +65 9650 3256
Daily: 8:30am - 10:30pm
Nearest MRT: Orchard
#13 HILL STREET COFFEE SHOP
Hill Street Coffee Shop evokes a sense of nostalgia that is hard to beat.
Their Kaya Toast (S$2.50) spots a different execution with the replacement of steamed bread—and we love it so much. Expect to sink your teeth into the incredibly soft white bread, coated with a generous kaya spread with a distinct coconut element and topped off with pieces of savoury butter.
Hill Street Coffee Shop
Supertree Grove, Gardens By The Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
Tel: +65 6702 3373
Daily: 8.30am – 10pm
Nearest MRT: Bayfront
One of our favourites in this list, Toast Hut is a place that is worth all the hype and crazy queues. The owner heads over to the stall at 4am every morning to prepare for the opening of the stall so patrons can get their coffee-fix as early as 6.30am in the morning!
Their Kaya Butter Toast (S$1.60 for 4 pcs, S$3.00 for a set) goes extremely well with the aromatic and fragrant coffee.
51 Old Airport Road #01-52
Old Airport Road Food Centre
Daily: 6.30am – 1.30pm
Nearest Station: Dakota