Toh Soon is a small side street cafe situated in the folds of Campbell street. This cafe which is run by Mr and Mrs Ooi has always been a hit with the locals all this while, especially their varieties served for breakfast and tea time. One of our pit stops for breakfast during the Canon Singapore Photography & Food Trip was at this joint which has an alley atmosphere.
Among the items on the menu include the half boiled eggs, steam bread, packets of nasi lemak and their old fashioned charcoal burned roti bakar with a good cup of Kopi-O.
This cafe utilizes charcoal in their daily operations. It is now rare to find the water boiler running on charcoal. Furthermore, the bread is toasted using the same charcoal at the lowest compartment! It may be a psychological thing, but I personally find food cooked over charcoal seem to taste better than their gas stove counterparts.
Small and well organized kitchen.
Water boiled at the top while…
…the bread is being toasted at the compartment below.
You would be surprised to know that all the assorted bread are made at their bakery, Syarikat Luan Fong Bakery located in Kedah Road. Varieties of Hainan bread, Low Calorie Bread, Chocolate Bread and many more are sold there.
Among the choice of bread spread sold here are the creamy and pungent kaya, butter and peanut butter. There is also the steam bread with a spread of just butter and sugar.
Located within the narrow lane between Campbell Street and Jalan Kampung Malabar, this cafe has been operating for almost 50 years. Make a visit to this cafe for a light and simple breakfast. Parking spaces are available on both of these streets. Click here for the Map Location.
Toh Soon Cafe
Tel : 04 2613754
GPS Coordinates : N05º 25′ 08.0″ E100º 19′ 54.7″
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