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YY Kafei Dian

#1,018 of 8,553 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
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37 Beach Rd, Singapore, Singapore
+65 6336 8813
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Singapore, Singapore
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15 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 

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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.

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Thank tomvn2011
Singapore, Singapore
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75 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 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 

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Belmont, California
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134 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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 

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Singapore, Singapore
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109 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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 

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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 

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Thank underthe7seas
Antwerp, Belgium
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149 reviews
69 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.

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Thank michvdd
Perth, Australia
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131 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

old singapore coffee shop with ceiling fans serving authentic hainanese coffee and cakes located near raffles hotel for sgd2 gr8yummy deal. long queue wait 5-10 mins.

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Thank KarChan W
Tainan, Taiwan
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59 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2014

I like their Soft Bun!! They toast it and spread the kayak and butter, they really have the best soft bun in Singapore to me. Whenever I have family and friends visiting here, I always take them to this shop. Whenever I feel like to have softbun, I surely come here! Love it so much!

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Thank Amy C
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2014 via mobile

Kaya buns were good. I had gone in with a skeptical mind but my heart has been won over by the light fluffy delights. This is what they mean by don't judge a book by its cover!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Cafe, Asian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?