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A collection of travel memories pre COVID-19 - Chapter 3

Updated: Sep 16, 2020

A Michelin awarded breakfast of 2$ in Singapore



Yes, you read it right! Ever heard of Kaya Toast? Originating from Malaysia, this breakfast staple had won my heart. After researching on the best affordable breakfast joints, my mind focused on this particular hawker stall - 1950s Coffee, just a few meters away from Chinatown MRT. Located on the first floor, it was no surprise to see a long queue in front of this stall around 9 AM. Oh, the charm of a Michelin awardee!!


Moving ahead in the queue, I realized I had to decide on what I need to order before reaching the counter. I felt a bit flustered & then a very kind uncle helped me to order the Kaya toast & Coffee.


When I thanked him and placed my order, he asked,


"Are you from India?"


I replied, "Yes, I am."


"That's nice! I have been to Bengaluru for my work last year."

Such a small world. I happily responded, "That's great! I actually live in Bangalore."


A very pleased me started finding a table to eat once my order came up. As I took my first bite and had a sip of coffee, I was pleasantly surprised. I didn't realize that coffee and toast would taste so good. The Kaya jam tasted coconuty and buttery. It was definitely worth more than what I paid.




I traveled to Singapore twice. Visiting this particular stall for breakfast has become one of the many rituals for me. Every time I visit, the experience never pales in comparison.

Suggested Read - Ultimate Guide for 5 days in Singapore (with a free printable planner)


Ultimately, I purchased two bottles of Kaya jam to bring home and have the tradition followed out for a few more days. Such little things bring so much indescribable joy.


This story is part of travel memories collection.


Read the first chapter here - Wuxi to Shanghai airport - The most panicking journey of my entire life

And the second chapter - That first rainy night in Bali

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