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Kopi Guyou

$1.10 ยท 31 Reviews

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Any moment I expect to see Maggie Cheung in a cheongsum making coffee. โ โ €
But instead of Maggie, it is the uncle in his signature pajamas bottom.โ โ €
To get the butter coffee, you got to let them know. Don't specify and you'll get the ordinary one. โ โ €
The kaya butter toast was nice enough, although I was not blown away.โ โ €
Still, the atmosphere makes up for it. Now, are you in the mood for kopi?

Butter coffee - very thick and aromatic, great for kopi gao lovers
Toast - not bad, toasted on the spot, butter and kaya

โ€ข Really cool old school coffee shop setting, many decorations in the shop bring back memories
โ€ข Price is similar to the usual coffee shop price

Nearest mrt: Lavender

First time to the super old school @heapsengleong and the toasts + drinks are still kept at an affordable price at less than $4 for 2 drinks and a toast!

The golden brown kaya toast which was crisp and fluffy, with a slab of butter and a layer of not-too-sweet hainanese kaya was fantastic and I liked the extra effort scraping to remove any burnt bits after toasting.

Also tried Kopi Gu You for the first time and guilt aside, I liked it - the aromatic kopi was pretty smooth!

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This one at @heapsengleong serves kopi with butter (also known as kopi gu you). The coffee here is rich, strong and aromatic and the butter, though you can only taste a little of it, is smooth and added a slight aroma to the coffee too. It was quite an interesting experience especially since itโ€™s hard to find kopi gu you in coffee shops these days and you hardly see people using charcoal stoves too. Besides the price of the food here is very very reasonable. Itโ€™s one traditional coffee shop that you can visit if youโ€™re into traditional coffee and the local culture. Though do note that there might be long queues and waiting times. But you can simply take the time to just chill as itโ€™s like time slowed down (something you hardly get to experience in our busy modern day lifestyles).
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Heap Seng Leong has been here for ages and I've pretty much condemned for not trying the kopi guyou which is coffee with a slab of butter in it. Yeahh, so if you're coming, that's the magic drink to go for.
At the same time, it is one of the few places to still use charcoal to toast their bread!

The entire coffeeshop and it's striped pyjamas uncle is trapped in a 1980s vibe which allows the place to retain it's old-world charm.

Come down soon before this piece of Singapore history is gone forever! ๐Ÿ“ธ: @michellechun_
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Authentic, cheap and most of all good and unpretentious food such as this coffee shop with its butter coffee and toast. Even my friends, the pigeons, love it! ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿณ...
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One of the oldest traditional breakfast housed under a void deck near lavender mrt. The butter Kopi o is the most unique item on their list. The butter makes the Kopi o thicker with a fuller after taste. Definitely worth a try. Their traditional toast set also comes with 2 soft boiled eggs at a great price. Everything is run by an elderly man in a small coffeeshop shared with another Nasi lemak stall which is also as good in terms of taste and cost.

I was transformed back to the 90s when I stepped foot into this quaint coffeeshop. I came to try the legendary coffee with butter (kopi gu you), which was rich and fragrant. I was even more impressed by the Kaya toast, which in my humble opinion, tasted even better than Yakun's. The half boiled eggs were big and fresh. A satisfying set for 2 cost only a paltry $6.40. I'm sure this is my first of many more visits to come.

A cheap traditional breakfast set! I am in love with the kopi guyu! ๐Ÿ˜

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Kopi Gu You (butter coffee)
First stop of Old Meets New - Jalan Besar Food Hop (S$20/ pax)
A place where the clock sits still.
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Heap Seng Leong ้š†ๅ‹ๆŠ
Address ๐Ÿ  : 10 North Bridge Road, # 01-5109, Singapore ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ 190 010
Open ๐Ÿ’ˆ : 4am - 8pm
MRT ๐Ÿš‡ : Lavender (EW11)