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Ya Kun Kaya Toast

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Cafe, Fast food, Asian, Singaporean
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18 China St | Far East Square, Singapore, Singapore
+65 6438 3638
Today
07:30 - 19:00
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 19:00
Sat - Sun 08:30 - 17:30
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This used to be my favorite kopi-o joint for my coffee fixed. Unfortunately, the last few visits wasn't up to the usual standard. We ordered Kopi-O (black coffee wth sugar) and Ice Teh-Gao (Cold Concentrated Tea with milk). However, the drinks wasn't that concentrated and I truly missed the "caffeine kick". The owner is still there and attempts to make... More 

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Thank Isaac H
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered the traditional kaya toast with eggs set which was always well made. Took the toast quite some time and the eggs got cold during the wait, but staff were very helpful and replaced fresh ones for us. Couldnt ask for more.

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Thank lai l
Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service was quick and friendly for us. For less than $10, we managed to fill up our tummy before walking around towards other attractions.

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Thank Aim A
Asia
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As a local, it's amazing so many foreigners love this. Kaya Toast is something we locals take for granted. For me, the toast is too hard and dry - but it's their tradition. I prefer the other traditional -soft white bread with kaya but they don't have it. The local tea is too sweet unless you ask them to put... More 

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Thank Smarties_SG
Maryland
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167 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

If you are in Chinatown and want a unique snack the way locals do it, check out this place - you'll be one of the few tourists there. The menu is simple - kaya toast (toast with a spread of egg and coconut) served several ways. Cost is between S$3-5 depending on what you choose. You get the toast and... More 

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Thank EmOnTheGo
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Traditional Singaporean breakfast is Kaya toast with soft-boiled eggs. During my trip, I came to eat breakfast in Ya Kun Kaya Toast every morning. Kaya toast is toasted bread filled with butter and kaya. Kaya is a kind of jam made from eggs, sugar, coconut milk and some I have no idea. The shopper was friendly and told us what... More 

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Thank Aikoceng
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

My favorite drink is the Teh C cold.. after making the tea with evporated milk... They put it to the blender to cool it down n mix it well...then pour into glasses with ice cubed... Most economic is of course the sets ... toast with half boiled eggs n a drink ... dunk those those into the eggs ...Yumz! Kaya... More 

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Thank Luvself
Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Very friendly staff who show you just how you should eat this traditional breakfast. It was nice but not anything I'd rave about. Tried it and probably won't rush back but at least I can say I've tried it!

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Thank D P
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

I don't really know what the fuss is all about! I was kind of disappointed. The toast was almost burnt ,they did not spread the butter so when you bit into it you either found a big chunk of butter or none ,and they just didn't put enough of that yummy coconut jam (when I asked for some more jam... More 

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Thank Travelgirl0007
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Set A is the most valuable and tasty meal in the cafe, it cost less than 5 SDG. The love the boiled egg and the kaya toast. And this is the most local one and feel like Hong Kong style cafe. It's worth to try when you stay in Singapore.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10
Cuisine
Cafe, Fast food, Asian, Singaporean
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 17:30
Monday
07:30 - 19:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 19:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 19:00
Thursday
07:30 - 19:00
Friday
07:30 - 19:00
Saturday
08:30 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 China St | Far East Square, Singapore, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore
  • Phone Number: +65 6438 3638

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?