10 Dining Establishments That Will Transport You Back To Old Singapore

Old School Singapore

We’ve seen countless food and restaurant concepts from all over the world opening up here over the years and while Singapore remains a hub for all things new and trendy with regards to gastronomy, there are several heritage gems that still, and will always, bear timeless appeal.

These are the places that our parents and even grandparents used to frequent, the original hangout spots before the era of modern cafes and posh eateries. Taking a trip down memory lane, here is our list of 10 dining establishments that will transport you back to old Singapore.

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14 Best Kaya Toasts In Singapore For An Authentic Local Breakfast

Chin Mee Chin Kaya Toast

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.

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Two Wheels Good – A Hidden Bicycle-Themed Cafe Next To Boon Lay MRT Station

TWO WHEELS GOOD FOOD

Two Wheels Good is a bicycle-themed café sitting in between Boon Lay MRT station and Jurong Point.

With Hong Kong BBQ, Teochew Mee, local beverages, Kaya Toast and even booze on their menu, it is certainly a nice fusion of both traditional and western.

If you are a frequent biker or have your weekends reserved for bike-riding, do drop by this cosy café to purchase some bicycle accessories or just a hearty breakfast if bike-riding is not quite up your alley.

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Tong Ah Eating House – Traditional Coffee Shop With The Best Crispy Kaya Toast

Tong Ah Coffeeshop Kaya Set

Previously located in an iconic red and white building, Tong Ah Eating House has relocated a few units farther down Keong Saik Road. The traditional coffee shop has been around since 1939 and has gained recognition for its crispy kaya toast.

While there is no lack of kaya toast sets in Singapore, Tong Ah Eating House is one of those eateries that keeps customers going back for more. Everything is kept simple—from the modest wall decorations to their humble kaya toasts.

It is surely a treasure of Singapore.
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[Closed] La’ Coffee – Traditional Kopi and Toast in a Modern Cafe

La Coffee Kaya Toast

Kaya toast and eggs is the nation’ favourite breakfast combination. Together with an aromatic cup of local-style coffee or tea – or what we affectionately call kopi or teh – it is the simplest form of comfort food and one that we will never get sick of.

Whenever we dine at YaKun or Toast Box, we’d wish for an operator to reinvent the environment of a toast-and-eggs joint with a modern and cafe-like take. So when we heard about La’ Coffee - located next to Old Hen Coffee Bar in the Rangoon Road neighbourhood - we headed down on its first week of operation to check them out.

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7 Cheap Singapore Local Hawker Breakfast

Kaya Toast

Breakfast is always a motivation to get out of bed, especially for weekends. While brunch is arguably Singaporean’s favourite meal of the day, and while I like my eggs, French toast and pancakes, I also love going to the hawker centres in the suburbs and neighbourhood for my local breakfast fix. In Singapore, we are really spoiled for choices when it comes to cheap and good hawker food.

Here are 7 of the cheapest Singapore’s local hawker breakfast options.

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10 Things to Eat in Singapore

Singapore Must Eats

Singapore is a foodie paradise. It is not exaggerating to say that eating is part of the Singapore Spirit. Since we will be celebrating National day in a month’s time, I thought it would be nice to write about some of the must-eats in Singapore.

Here’s my list of 10 Things to Eat in Singapore.

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Good Morning Nanyang Cafe Orange Ciabatta Kaya Toast

Good Morning Nanyang Cafe

Kaya toast is one of Singapore’s most popular local breakfast items. It goes without saying that there are many different places serving it. Besides Kaya toast chains like Ya Kun, Killiney Kopitiam, and Toast Box, we also have the old school coffee shops like Chin Mee Chin.

I am not sure if you have heard of Good Morning Nanyang Cafe, but their kaya toast is definitely worth trying, especially if you are working in the Central Business District.

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