Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Coffee Break @ Amoy Street Food Centre - Traditional Coffee Stall Runs By Third Generation Siblings


Located on level 2 of Amoy Street Food Centre is Coffee Break which is currently run by the third generation Hainanese siblings. Coffee Break is formerly known as San Hai Yuan as a kopi stall at East Reclamation Road in 1935.

Caramel Latte 4/5

The siblings still brews their coffee in the traditional way, In additional to their traditional Hainanese coffee, they have introduced flavoured lattes to satisfy the new generation of coffee drinkers. When we were there, we noticed a long queue of office executives ordering their iced lattes. Hence we got a cup of Iced Caramel Latte ($3.80) to try. Their blend of coffee was quite fragrant and smooth. I like that it was not overly sweet too. Indeed the iced latte was the perfect dream for the hot afternoon weather.

Black Sesame Toast 4.2/5

Coffee/Tea and toast is a popular Singapore breakfast since the 1930s. At Coffee Break, besides the normal kaya toast, it also offers an innovative twists on the local breakfast favourite such as Earl Gray Greme, Black Sesame and Cinnamon Sugar

Black Sesame Toast 4.2/5

We had the Black Sesame Toast ($3 for a portion). A portion comes with 2 slices of bread. The bread is sliced thinly and toasted until very crispy. The black sesame spread and the butter works excellently together for an very enjoyable breakfast.


Now run by the third generation, I am encourage to see young hawkers inheriting the tradition and still brewing from steep metal pots and coffee socks. At the same time, it has also moved on with time and innovative to cater for the younger generations while not forgetting the tradition.

Coffee Break
Amoy Street Food Centre
7 Maxwell Road
Singapore 069111
Tel: +65 81006218
Nearest MRT: Tanjong Pagar (EW Line)

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 730am - 230pm

1) Alight at Tanjong Pagar MRT station. Take Exit G. Turn left and walk to Amoy Street Food Centre. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]

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