Da Zhong Cafe – The Best Kopi in Singapore
Breakfast is often described as the most important meal of the day because it provides the necessary sustenance and energy for the day. There is a popular saying that goes “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.” Perhaps the most classic breakfasts one can get in Singapore would be toast, some eggs and a robust cup of joe. Situated in Hainanese Food Village, Da Zhong Cafe serves what some consider to be the best cup of kopi in Singapore. With about 50 years of coffee making experience under his belt, Uncle Tay is the man behind the delicious kopi that everyone has been raving about. Together with his wife, Uncle Tay runs the humble kopi shop focusing only on breakfasts sets comprising toasts, eggs and coffee.
At Da Zhong Cafe, Uncle Tay believes in using only the best coffee powder and only starts making your coffee upon order. He shared with me that the only way to get good coffee is to not skimp on the ingredients and to make it fresh. Da Zhong Cafe used to be in Toa Payoh for over 20 years, before shifting to its current location for about 30 years now. After quitting secondary school back in the day, Uncle Tay decided to learn the ropes of coffee making from his father before starting Da Zhong Cafe.
I got the breakfast set which costs only $2.80! It included 2 slices of kaya bread, 2 eggs and a cup of tea or coffee. Diners can opt for steamed or toasted bread, but I recommend the toasted version (I tried both).
To be honest, I’m a tea person and I don’t really like coffee. So, I wasn’t too excited to try their coffee but I was taken aback when I downed 2 cups of kopi that same morning! I got a cup of their Kopi C and a cup of Kopi after. The Kopi C was very aromatic with a pleasantly creamy finish. I liked that the bitterness and sweetness was well balanced and didn’t overpower.
I also got a cup of Kopi which I actually liked better because it didn’t feel as creamy and sweet as the Kopi C. Overall, the kopi was flavourful, and full-bodied. Surprisingly, I loved it. Even if you’re not a coffee drinker, I will still highly recommend Da Zhong Cafe’s coffee to you.
We don’t usually write about breakfast sets unless it’s one of the best that you can find in Singapore. It’s the best $2.80 I’ve ever spent.
Da Zhong Cafe
Address: 05 Hougang Ave 1, Singapore 530105 Hougang Ave 1, Singapore 530105
Opening Hours: 5am to 2pm daily. Closed on Sundays.
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.
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