Formerly known as San Hai Yuan in East Reclamation Road in 1935, Coffee Break is a kopi "hawkerpreneurs" run by third-generation siblings. Stick with traditional brewing method, each cup of coffee here tastes very authentic and strong. In order to keep it modern, these three siblings introduce a unique flavor of coffee along with the toast as well. If you ever imagine about Butter Pecan, Honeydew, or Sea Salt Caramel Latte, all is available here.
Those flavored menus took its inspiration from family's holiday trip to a southern part of Asia and French. Passing a long process of experiments, finally, all of them has been introduced to the public. Perhaps, they offer around 20 menus daily.
Tucked away in Amoy Street Food Centre exactly at level 2, Coffee Break own a very small counter at the front row of this hawker food centre. Just see a long queue by far and you will know it belongs to them. But no need to be a worry, since the service is very fast. There is one person who are standing and ready to taking your order using iPad. Then, those orders will be transmitted to another iPad at the kitchen section, so all the crew can prepare your order before you are reaching the front row of the stall. I visit this place during Friday afternoon and the queue is around 10 - 15 people. It takes around 5 - 10 minutes until my food is ready.
There are several variants of toast that you can try. But, it would be based on availability for each day. Some of them might be sold out since morning, so during my time, there are only three flavors available.
The classic one is Kaya Toast (S$ 2.50). A nicely crisp-buttery toast, stuffed with old-school kaya jam. It's sweet, creamy, and simple. Just paired this with any choice of beverage for the best experience. How do you think?
Author's pick. Instead of kaya toast, this Black Sesame Toast (S$ 3.00) is far more interesting. That sauce especially is packed with flavor. It's not too sweet for my liking, a bit dense, and absolutely sticky. You will love the moment when the rough butter meets the black sesame jam and results in nicely-creamy texture. Make sure to try this while it last.
For the beverage, Sea Salt Caramel Latte (S$ 3.80) might be the best one for sure. The strong sea salt flavor surprisingly works well with the caramel sauce and caught you addicted to it. Not sweet, but saltier.
I also try their Original Latte (S$ 3.80). It's nutty, fruity, and not strong at all. I expect more flavor from that espresso actually, but still, within that price tag, I cannot argue much.
Coffee Break recently opened their second outlet in Science Park. I still manage my schedule to go there. Make sure to subscribe to my channel and follow my Instagram for more food & travel updates.
7 Maxwell Rd
Amoy Street Food Centre #02-78
Nearest MRT: Telok Ayer
RSVP: (+65) 8100 6218
7.30am - 2.30pm (Everyday)
Closed on Saturday & Sunday
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