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Kaya toast and soft boiled eggs are no doubt one of Singapore’s breakfast staples. They’re affordable, fuss-free and most importantly, a hearty meal to start the day.

As Singapore’s food scene develops over the years, we have seen the traditional kaya toast evolve to fit the palates of cafe-hoppers who prefer a laid back dining environment; with The Willows playing in the backdrop, air-conditioning caressing our skin, and an aesthetic backdrop for a social media update. All while enjoying a local delicacy.

From sourdough to foie gras, here are four cafes and restaurants that serve fancy kaya toast in Singapore.

1. YY Kafei Dian

YY Kafei Dian, a Hainanese coffee shop along Beach Road, is touted for making the fluffiest kaya toast in Singapore.

While it is a coffee shop, which is counter-intuitive to our list of recommendations, trust us when we say that the kaya toasts here is a step-up.

The Kaya Toast Set ($4.1) includes one piece of kaya toast, two soft-boiled eggs and one cup of coffee or tea. But besides the slightly higher price, how does it stand out from its counterparts?

The bun.

No photographer can do this bun justice. Its divine cloud-like texture cannot be captured by technology created by mere mortals. It’s the perfect vehicle for a thin spread of kaya, which was not too sweet, and a healthy slab of butter.

The kopi also had a nice kick to it; the robust flavours of the coffee were probably accentuated by the lower amounts of condensed milk added.

YY Kafei Dian is also home to old-school sugar donuts that cost $1 each.

Location: 37 Beach Rd, #01-01, Singapore 189678
Tel: +65 6336 8813
Opening hours:
Mon- Fri: 7:30am- 9pm 
Sat- Sun: 8am- 9pm

2. Micro Bakery

Fresh Kaya Toast at Micro Bakery Cafe East Coast with coconut flakes

When you think of sourdough in Singapore, you’ll inevitably think of Micro Bakery.

Specialising in sourdough, it is no surprise that Micro Bakery incorporated it into their Fresh Kaya Toast ($7). But it doesn’t stop at the change of bread as the 1-inch thick toast is generously topped with an aromatic pandan kaya and perfumed with coconut flakes.

Location: 63 E Coast Rd, #01-06, Singapore 428776
Tel: +65 8879 4890
Opening hours:
Mon- Tue: Closed
Wed- Fri: 8:30am – 4pm
Sat- Sun: 8:30am – 5pm

3. Homeground Coffee Roasters

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Homeground Coffee Roasters is a famous coffee bar along Joo Chiat Road, renowned for its consistent extractions and experimental coffee profiles.

What better complement to a great cup of joe than a leveled-up kaya toast?

Homeground’s Level Up Kaya Toast ($9.5) is essentially a deconstructed version of our local breakfast. Three thick slices of a fluffy Hokkaido milk toast, cut into strips, with a side of chunky kaya, Gillot butter and two sous-vide eggs.

Location: 475 Joo Chiat Rd, Singapore 427682
Tel: +65 8218 4285
Opening hours: 9am- 6pm

4. Spago Dining Room

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Here’s when kaya toast takes a steep turn in terms of price and appearance.

Spago by Wolfgang Puck is founded by celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck, with its flagship outlet in Los Angeles. 

Singapore’s branch, located at Marina Bay Sands, sees an exclusive menu that moulds local delicacies into fine dining dishes.

A prime example is Spago’s “Kaya Toast” ($29).

The perfect kaya toast includes a nicely toasted bread, a good spread of kaya from one end to another, and a fat dollop of butter to get those arteries clogged.

However, at Spago, a piece of seared foie gras steals the show. The pandan kaya is a mere complement here, but it does its job of introducing a trace of sweetness. Completing the typical breakfast set are a slow-cooked egg yolk and foie grass-espresso mousse on the side.

Location: 10 Bayfront Avenue L57, Sands SkyPark, Hotel, Tower 2, Singapore 018956
Tel: +65 6688 9955
Opening hours:
Mon- Thur: 12- 2:30pm; 6- 10pm
Fri- Sat: 12- 2:30pm, 6- 10:30pm
Sunday: 12- 2:30pm. 6- 10pm

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