At the corner of Beach Road and Purvis Street lies this quaint bakery cum coffeeshop. YY Kafei Dian is not just a pro when it comes to fluffy buns, they also knows their way around classic Hainanese dishes like chicken rice and chicken chop. Start your day with a cup of Coffee ($1.30) and be sure to stick around to get your hands on the freshly baked buns ($1.20) that Burpple Tastemaker Fabian Poon describes as "soft pillowy kaya buns with a slight crisp on the exterior". The buns are held together by a generous slather of brown kaya and a slab of butter in the middle, and they are available all day, so you can pop by for a midday snack too. Come lunchtime, the space teems with office workers looking for a hearty meal. It's best to come with a group of colleagues so you can share more items, especially the value-for-money Claypot E-fu Noodles ($5.50). The portion is just right for one person, but we recommend sharing it and drizzling the lusciously rich sauce over the rice instead. Also worth ordering is their fragrant Coffee Flavored Pork Ribs (from $9).
Avg Price: $10 per person
Photo by Burpple Tastemaker Fabian Poon