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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
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
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this traditional local coffee shop in the afternoon. Quite cosy place to have a traditional Kaya butter Toast, Coffee, half-boiled egg, in the signature Singaporean way. This tuckshop is a must-go. It is the original coffee shop, which is unique, different from the franchised branches elsewhere.

Thank Carlson C
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346 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So this location at Far East Square is managed by the children of Loi Ah Koon (the founder) since 1998. The father history went much further back since the 1920's. There are many locations now and the typical breakfast consists of: kaya toast (spread of butter and coconut on the toast), runny eggs (you sprinkle a little bit of the... More 

Thank IVegas
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 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 

Thank Isaac H
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 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.

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 23 December 2016 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.

Thank Aim A
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 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 

Thank Smarties_SG
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176 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 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 

Thank EmOnTheGo
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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 

Thank Aikoceng
Singapore, Singapore
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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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 

Thank Luvself
Wellington, New Zealand
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712 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
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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!

Thank D P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Cafe, Fast food, Asian, Singaporean
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 17:30
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?