Located along East Coast Road at the corner of East Coast Road and Chapel Road, is this nostalgia old school confectionery with mosaic floor tiles and marbled top tables. The place has limited seating and it is rather hot and stuffy. This is my 2nd visit on a Sunday morning and the place is always packed with breakfast crowd.
For the first timer, ordering can be quite confusing. The couple of waiting staffs are so busy that it is rather hard to catch their attention. The tip is to just look for a sitting area, sit down and self service the pastries at the display cabinets. When you manage to catch the attention of the waiting staff, order your drinks and kaya buns. Upon your drinks and kaya buns are served, tell the waiting staff what pastries you have taken and he/she will write it down in a piece of white paper for you to pay at the cashier when you are done with your meal.
Western loves their cereal for breakfast and we Singaporean loves our Half Boiled Egg. With a dash of dark soy sauce and pepper, it is our tonic to start the day.
Kaya Bun 4.2/5
I finally understand why all the ravings of Chin Mee Chin Kaya Bun after sinking my teeth into the Kaya Bun. The toasted bun with its crisp outer and fluffy inside, spreads with the fragant kaya was like marriage in heaven.
Custard Egg Tart and Puff 4/5
If the kaya buns are not enough for you, help yourself to the differnt pastries that are made freshly from the oven everyday. Some of the popular pastries are the Custard Egg Tart and Custard Puff. Grab them while they are piping hot from the oven. They do run out quite fast.
Chin Mee Chin Confectionery
204 East Coast Road
Nearest MRT: Dakota (CC Line)
Tue-Sun: 8am - 430pm
(Closed on Mon)
1) Alight at Dakota MRT station. Take exit A. Walk to bus stop at Blk 99 Old Airport Road (Stop ID 81181). Take Bus 10 or 32. Alight 7 stops later opposite Holy Family Church. Cross the traffic light at traffic juntion and walk to destination. Journey time about 15 minutes.