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Sunday, October 6, 2013

YY Kafei Dian

I first came to know of YY Kafei Dian's existence when my Hong Kong pal told me that this was under her list of Must Go places in Singapore. Decided to give it a try and see how it fares.


It retains the old School Singapore Kopitiam Culture could be probably the reason why it was recommendeded in the page of singapore's tourist guide. Selling old styled local breakfast (half boiled eggs, big fluffy kaya toast with kopi or teh) and other local breakfast items. It does also serves zi char during lunch and dinner times.

Breakfast Items
Kopi O was lacking in fragrance, I could not smell the aroma of roasted coffee unlike other traditional coffee like Nanyang Coffee.
Kopi O

Fluffy Bread with Kopi O


The toast was fluffy on the inside and crispy toasted outside. Nothing to shout about as I could get the same type of bun from many other places in Singapore. Kaya was spread sparingly on the toast and the taste was somewhat unique. It had overpowering of  coconut sugar.

Close Shot of Bread & Kopi O

The plate fried vermicelli wss served warm. Surprisingly, the bee hoon was rather tasty and was fried just nice. It was neither too dry or too wet. However the side dishes was standard-fare.

Bee Hoon with Luncheon Meat and Egg



Not forgetting the ambience, it drew us back into the 80s, 90s where coffeeshop (kopitiam) were much more simple and humble unlike the modern fanciful decorations we had in most of the breakfast places right now. In fact, I should say, we can hardly find such places nowadays in Singapore but they are readily available in Malaysia.

Old school type of Coffee House

Food served was pretty run of mill and one could probably get them from any coffeeshop.
Service was turned off especially when beverages were wrongly served and the worker was rude to took the cup away even customer had drank it.

Nasi Lemak was factory made with packet of sambal chilli sauce in it. Unlike traditional nasi lemak, there was not fried egg in it. Just deep fried kuning fish and ikan bills served together with rice which was hard and very cold. The fish was over-fried & the rice was not fragrant.

Factory Made Nasi Lemak with Packet of chilli
It's kind of wasted or rather a disappointing trip for us to travel all the way down on a sunday morning and experienced its slow and blur service..

Perhaps if one is going for its environment, it's still acceptable. For food and service wise, there were definitely better players nearby.

Explanation of Shop History

Rating: 2.5 / 5

YY Kafei Dian
37 Beach Road Singapore 189678