Right at the end of Purvis Street where it meets Beach Road, there is a somewhat old-style cze-char coffeeshop called YY Kafeidian. I’m not going to talk about the cze-char, because I haven’t tried it. Rather, it’s the breakfast and coffee I am going to talk about. Every morning, the place prepares a huge tureen of beehoon and mee. I always take the beehoon and it costs only $1 plain (with some shreds of vegetable in it). It’s light and tasty already just like this so on days when I don’t feel too hungry, I simply order this.
If that seems too spartan for you, ask for a fried egg. They only have 1 type of fried egg, which is the sunny-side up fried to a runny perfection. The best fried egg! This is the only way to eat fried egg and if you like your egg-yolk cooked to stone hard, go away.
Beehoon and fried egg suffices for me, but for those with heartier appetites, there is the usual luncheon meat, hot dogs, fish cakes and even tau kwa squares. If noodles are not your cup of tea, there are curry puffs and kaya toast. Ask for the fluffy toasted buns, which are quite substantial in size, almost like a burger shape. I would suggest the peanut butter toasted bun. They give you so much peanut butter, it is literally dripping off the toast. Make sure you have a piece of tissue to wipe your fingers or face, that’s how much peanut butter there is.
Finally, the best part. The coffee. Different people have different preferences in coffee. Suffice to say that we will drive there just for coffee even if we’ve had breakfast elsewhere. Oh another thing that’s sure to please drivers. Parking is free before 8.30am.
YY Kafei Dian
37 Beach Road