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Good Morning Nanyang Cafe

 
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#01-01 Telok Ayer Hong Lim Green Community Centre 20 Upper Pickering Street Singapore 058284
 
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This original cafe puts a spin on the traditional Singaporean kaya toast. Along with the option of the normal thin toast, Good Morning Nanyang Cafe offers the option of having their homemade kaya with Italian ciabatta, with variations like orange ciabatta as well. Kaya and ciabatta made fresh every day! Coffee and tea, as well as heavier meals like chicken curry and nasi lemak, are also available. Weekend opening hours 8.30am - 5.30pm.

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Opening Hours:
7.30am - 6.30pm
Avg Price:
< $10
List of Outlets:
#01-01 Sembawang Shopping Centre, 604 Sembawang Road, Singapore 758459 (Tel: 64832568)

#01-34A The Grandstand, 200 Turf Club Road, Singapore 287994 (Opening Hours: 9am- 8.30pm daily)
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Food / Beverage: 
 
4.4  (4)
Ambience: 
 
4.1  (4)
Service: 
 
4.3  (4)
Value: 
 
4.0  (4)
Overall Score: 
 
4.3  (5)
This café has reasonable priced and delicious food! In my opinion, Good Morning Nanayng Café serves perfectly delectable food, like their curry chicken and mee siam. The curry gravy is super nice, and it is certainly a must- try.

Another sought- after item on the menu is the kaya toast and coffee. When you bite into the toasted bread, the kaya is thick and creamy, due to the generous amount of kaya between the bread. The bread is also crispy and nice, not too dry, and it doesn’t feel as if you are chewing on carpet, like in the case of the kaya toasts in other cafes. The orange ciabatta bread is really good too.

Just to note though, the branch at the Grand stand is closed on Sundays. A complete bummer, if you ask me. Other than that, this is a good café to go to!
Overall Rating:
 
90%
Mildred Ang Reviewed by Mildred Ang on March 31, 2014
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"Nice and worth it!"

This café has reasonable priced and delicious food! In my opinion, Good Morning Nanayng Café serves perfectly delectable food, like their curry chicken and mee siam. The curry gravy is super nice, and it is certainly a must- try.

Another sought- after item on the menu is the kaya toast and coffee. When you bite into the toasted bread, the kaya is thick and creamy, due to the generous amount of kaya between the bread. The bread is also crispy and nice, not too dry, and it doesn’t feel as if you are chewing on carpet, like in the case of the kaya toasts in other cafes. The orange ciabatta bread is really good too.

Just to note though, the branch at the Grand stand is closed on Sundays. A complete bummer, if you ask me. Other than that, this is a good café to go to!

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I don't like straying from what I know.

So a very grumpy me had to come in with a desperate friend who was tired of me trying to find Yakun. I declared I was willing to settle for Toast Box but we couldn't find that too. He asked very kindly with many notes of desperation if this place would do. So we went in.

As it turned out, it was a happy decision!

This place was homely and bright, two qualities I love. I didn't have to wait long for my toast either - I ordered what I would've ordered at yakun and found myself liking their toast more than Yakun's. I almost swayed but #tiongximyakun4ever so this place cannot get my loyalty but damn their crispiness is delish.

Their coffee is apparently to be raved about according to my friend but I'm a non-coffee drinker so it tasted just alright to me.

Still a nice place to drop by!
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70%
Nicole Lee Reviewed by Google Plus Image Nicole Lee on March 03, 2014
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I don't like straying from what I know.

So a very grumpy me had to come in with a desperate friend who was tired of me trying to find Yakun. I declared I was willing to settle for Toast Box but we couldn't find that too. He asked very kindly with many notes of desperation if this place would do. So we went in.

As it turned out, it was a happy decision!

This place was homely and bright, two qualities I love. I didn't have to wait long for my toast either - I ordered what I would've ordered at yakun and found myself liking their toast more than Yakun's. I almost swayed but #tiongximyakun4ever so this place cannot get my loyalty but damn their crispiness is delish.

Their coffee is apparently to be raved about according to my friend but I'm a non-coffee drinker so it tasted just alright to me.

Still a nice place to drop by!

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Average Spent Per Person:
8
Best Part:
Their toast
Branch Location:
Grandstand
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
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This has got to be my new fav place for toast and kopi.

Albeit not cheap, it's worthy for the quality they provide as compared to the other cheaper alternatives which really pale in comparison. For me, I rather pay a little more to get something which tastes better than something lackluster and which doesn't satiate at all, leaving one craving for more.

Their kaya isn't like the usual coffee toasts joints, it's chunky and not smooth, a sign that it's homemade and churned with love. Ahhh. And oh, their signature - how can I forget- their orange ciabatta and ciabatta toasts!!

Toasted to crisp and warm on the outside while soft and fluffy on the inside, then slathered with a generous amount of butter and kaya, with a cup of solid kopi and 2 nicely done huge soft boiled wobbly eggs- bliss. That's what I call breakfast.

i wouldn't even mind having it for dinner!

And do try their curry chicken and mee siam. Surprisingly, unexpectedly good!
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100%

This has got to be my new fav place for toast and kopi.

Albeit not cheap, it's worthy for the quality they provide as compared to the other cheaper alternatives which really pale in comparison. For me, I rather pay a little more to get something which tastes better than something lackluster and which doesn't satiate at all, leaving one craving for more.

Their kaya isn't like the usual coffee toasts joints, it's chunky and not smooth, a sign that it's homemade and churned with love. Ahhh. And oh, their signature - how can I forget- their orange ciabatta and ciabatta toasts!!

Toasted to crisp and warm on the outside while soft and fluffy on the inside, then slathered with a generous amount of butter and kaya, with a cup of solid kopi and 2 nicely done huge soft boiled wobbly eggs- bliss. That's what I call breakfast.

i wouldn't even mind having it for dinner!

And do try their curry chicken and mee siam. Surprisingly, unexpectedly good!

Last updated: August 12, 2013
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I first chanced upon this quaint little branch of Good Morning Nanyang Café while trying to seek shelter from a heavy downpour while on an internship. Somehow, its name had a certain ring that brought back memories of the faded television screen and white "Good Morning" towels in my grandmother's house, and with its marble tables, warm lighting and old cardboard egg cartons that adorned the walls, it had a scent of home that beckoned me back for a meal the next day.

Though the breakfast and lunch menus offered were seemingly ordinary – the typical “kopi-roti” fare with some local dishes that one would expect from a local coffee house – I was in for a pleasant surprise when I tried my first lunch set of chicken curry with ciabatta toast. The unusually fluffy toasts that were lightly crisp and delightfully warm made a perfect complement to the thick and tasteful curry gravy, and coupled with the amazingly tender chicken meat, it was a meal that warmed the heart and just had me going back for more. The cheerful and friendly café staff also never failed to make my day with their enthusiastic greetings, casual chit-chats and amazing memory for what my favourite orders were.

All in all, the café certainly makes a cosy hideout amidst the bustling CBD area, and is a place I would recommend for a casual catch-up with friends or just to enjoy a book over a simple breakfast before work.
Overall Rating:
 
90%
eny_sayuri Reviewed by eny_sayuri on March 13, 2013
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I first chanced upon this quaint little branch of Good Morning Nanyang Café while trying to seek shelter from a heavy downpour while on an internship. Somehow, its name had a certain ring that brought back memories of the faded television screen and white "Good Morning" towels in my grandmother's house, and with its marble tables, warm lighting and old cardboard egg cartons that adorned the walls, it had a scent of home that beckoned me back for a meal the next day.

Though the breakfast and lunch menus offered were seemingly ordinary – the typical “kopi-roti” fare with some local dishes that one would expect from a local coffee house – I was in for a pleasant surprise when I tried my first lunch set of chicken curry with ciabatta toast. The unusually fluffy toasts that were lightly crisp and delightfully warm made a perfect complement to the thick and tasteful curry gravy, and coupled with the amazingly tender chicken meat, it was a meal that warmed the heart and just had me going back for more. The cheerful and friendly café staff also never failed to make my day with their enthusiastic greetings, casual chit-chats and amazing memory for what my favourite orders were.

All in all, the café certainly makes a cosy hideout amidst the bustling CBD area, and is a place I would recommend for a casual catch-up with friends or just to enjoy a book over a simple breakfast before work.

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Average Spent Per Person:
2
Branch Location:
Telok Ayer CC
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I'd heard about Good Morning Nanyang Cafe from a friend, so we arranged to go down and check it out. It was pretty easy to find, just around the side of the Telok Ayer CC. The staff were really friendly and helpful, joking around with and recommending items on the menu to me.

The food itself definitely didn't disappoint! I had the chicken curry with ciabatta while my friend took the kaya ciabatta, so we each tried both. The ciabatta was warm and soft, and the kaya was delightful in both flavour and texture.

They've just opened a new outlet near me, so it looks like I'll be getting up earlier for breakfast more often now! Next thing on my list is the orange ciabatta.
Overall Rating:
 
80%
rockinruth Reviewed by rockinruth on February 10, 2013
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"good all day nanyang cafe"

I'd heard about Good Morning Nanyang Cafe from a friend, so we arranged to go down and check it out. It was pretty easy to find, just around the side of the Telok Ayer CC. The staff were really friendly and helpful, joking around with and recommending items on the menu to me.

The food itself definitely didn't disappoint! I had the chicken curry with ciabatta while my friend took the kaya ciabatta, so we each tried both. The ciabatta was warm and soft, and the kaya was delightful in both flavour and texture.

They've just opened a new outlet near me, so it looks like I'll be getting up earlier for breakfast more often now! Next thing on my list is the orange ciabatta.

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Branch Location:
Telok Ayer Hong Lim Green Community Centre
Recommend to Friend:
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