Killiney Kopitiam came about in 1993 when an enthusiastic customer bought over the old, typical Hainanese coffeeshop along Killiney Road which had been famous for its Hainanese-style "kopi" (local coffee) beverages and "kaya toasts" since 1919.
That coffeeshop has grown into a chain these days, with outlets all over Singapore. But for a taste of true nostalgia, one needs to go back to the original outlet on 67 Killiney Road (walking distance from Somerset MRT subway station), off Orchard Road. It opens from 6am daily, but do go early or be prepared to face the breakfast crowd.
I was back there yesterday, and its "kaya toast" was still the *best* I'd had in Singapore: perfectly-toasted white bread (crusts removed) with generous amounts of eggy-rich "kaya" spread, tinged green with pandan, and slices of cold butter.
Killiney Road's curried chicken and potatoes, served with steamed white rice, was also one of the best-tasting renditions around.
Killiney Road Main Branch
67 Killiney Road
Tel: 6734 9648 / 6734 3910