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YY Kafei Dian

#875 of 8,971 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Chinese, Cafe, Asian, Singaporean
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37 Beach Rd, Singapore, Singapore
+65 6336 8813
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London, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

This is a fantastic local place you shouldn't miss. Tea, bread, and breakfast was excellent ! Ensure not to miss this if you want an authentic experience and taste of Singapore.

Thank LiveYourYBR
Brisbane, Australia
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Friendly staff and great choice of local food, but what keeps the place full, is the outstanding value. Traditional chicken rice is $4 (steamed or roast) and a truly refreshing lime juice drink $1.50. So good, we ate here twice in the one day, breakfast and lunch. Highly recommended.

Thank Merrvy
Wagga Wagga, Australia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Beautiful Kaya buns and coffe served cheap and fast with an authentic feeling resteraunt. Great for a cheap eat of a morning! Kaya buns or soft boiled eggs with dark soy are a bit. Cost was about $6 for 2 coffe's, 2 kaya buns and 2 soft boiled eggs!

Thank BlakeCastle
Singapore, Singapore
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

This place is not only well known for its homemade kueh (coated by brown sugar coconut which is only available on weekends), but also very famous for its incredible rude service from their staff whom unfortunately are non-locals!!! The business is extremely good, always seeing long queues by none other than construction workers, for its Hainanese tea or coffee which... More 

Thank Cmhin2011
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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91 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Easy to find Always good quality and the right price. If you like Hainanese chicken rice this is worth a try. Good for families. No aircon but nice fans.

Thank tomvn2011
Singapore, Singapore
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79 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Simple decently priced and old school Sungapore food. Noodles in the morning is consistently good but the queue can be daunting. Their freshly made bread goes well with the homemade Kaya, or ask to have a luncheon meat, otak or egg bun. Homemade tarts and donuts are best enjoyed fresh. "Zhi Char" food at lunch is well priced and a... More 

Thank digitium
Belmont, California
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155 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

This is a small place on Beach Road near the Raffles Hotel. My wife's cousin had brought us here a few years ago for an afternoon snack. This year, we were staying in the Bugis area and on one of our walks, we came across it and recognized that we had enjoyed it before, so we tried it for breakfast.... More 

Thank snelson0929
Singapore, Singapore
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127 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

They might have been known to serve delicious chicken rice over the years and a coffeeshop to slurp up some nanyang coffee, but hidden in their tze cha menu are some delicious dishes you don't want to miss!! Eg - Salted egg bitter gourd!! Slices of bitter gourd sliced thinly and deep fried in a crispy batter. After which they... More 

Thank e_motionsfly
Singapore, Singapore
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

Have been patronising this quaint coffee shop for quite some time. I like their traditional coffee/tea and toasted soft buns using charcoal I assumed. I also like some of their kuehs and buns which reminded me of my childhood. I have also tried the chicken rice and wanton noodles before which are just alright. Yet to try their zichar (cooked... More 

Thank underthe7seas
Antwerp, Belgium
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150 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

We stopped by this place to get some of its famous kaya butter buns and weren't disappointed. Best place in Singapore to taste these if you ask me.

Thank michvdd

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Cafe, Asian, Singaporean
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Beach Rd, Singapore, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore
  • Phone Number: +65 6336 8813

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