A perennial favourite amongst the residents who live around the area and the folks who frequent the Lower Pierce Reservoir Park, Sin Hoe Huat Cafe at Sembawang Hills Food Centre has been serving simple yet consistently delicious traditional breakfast of kaya toasts and kopi since 1968!
The most popular item on the menu here has to be Set 5 – the Emperor Bun Set (S$3.00 – S$3.20) that comes with 2 soft boiled eggs and a drink of your choice.
Toasted to be slightly crispy on the outside and still soft and fluffy on the inside, the Emperor Buns are generously slapped with butter and Sin Hoe Huat Cafe’s own kaya that is not overly sweet. This is definitely best savoured as soon as it is served.
The two huge and perfectly cooked half-boiled eggs are best enjoyed warm and with Sin Hoe Huat Cafe’s own concoction of dark soy sauce and a dash of pepper. To ensure the freshness of the eggs, Sin Hoe Huat Cafe receives its shipments of eggs almost every day so quantities are limited – a recent visit saw eggs running out by 11am!
And, of course, the star of the show is the kopi – brewed using Sin Hoe Huat Cafe’s own signature kopi blend, every cup of kopi is strong, balanced, and always consistent. Whether you like it iced, with condensed milk, or evaporated milk, one can be assured of getting a good cuppa every single time.
The Emperor Bun Set usually sells out by 11am, especially on weekends, so be sure to swing by early!
Also a favourite are the Set 2, the Peanut Butter Thick Toast Set, slathered with Sin Hoe Huat’s unique peanut butter, and the Set 7, the French Loaf Set
Sin Hoe Huat Cafe
590 Upper Thomson Rd, #01-01
Tue – Sun: 6am – 1pm
Read our guide to the best kaya toasts in Singapore.