It was a cool evening. Having just attended a workshop class and afternoon lecture, I was convinced by a friend to just chill out with him for a moment. He took me to a place that he frequents for some decent Singaporean food. The place appeared to have been established for quite some time ago 1919 in fact but initially freshly brewed coffee. Killiney is a small cafe like restaurant serving Singaporean food located on Lygon St.
When one mentions Killiney Kopitam, the rich aroma of freshly brewed coffee and the captivating taste of crisp kaya toast immediately comes to mind. From it’s humble beginnings in 1919, the kopitam is still serving up the freshest brews and the most delicious hand-made kaya toast to its customers. Trust through the generations for being the best in quality and taste, Singaporeans enjoy more than a million cups of Killiney coffee every year from our outlets all across the island.
Experience the Killiney Heritage and indulge in a cup of homemade goodness.
There are actually two different level platforms for the dining floor. As you can see from this picture (above) that my friend and I were sitting on the lower platform. The place is quite laid back, and had a nice relaxing atmosphere. It was cafe like because you order at the counter and cutlery, tissues, condiments and water are all self served from a shelf on the right side where you first walk in.
I didn’t know what to eat here to be honest, but I was starting to feel the munchies in the early evening. In the end, I ended up ordering the Mee Reebus and Ice tea Tahrik (I think it was that?) or some sort of special sweet cold coffee/tea drink. The drink had a familiar flavour to it, but completely unknown as a whole. Some sort of ovaltine, coffee and red milk tea mix (from Bobba/Bubble tea). That’s the best I could describe it. The Mee Reebus was served with some bean sprouts and a hard boiled egg on top. The noodles were Hokkien and the sauce, some sort of watery curry soupy like consistency. It was in general, nice and was a bit like comfort food. My inner fitblr though was craving from vegetables, but I just thought of this is fuel for a good workout later.
My friend ordered the Hainanese Chicken served with rice and soup. The was cooked different than normal, as it was cooked in chicken stock instead of just plain water. That added extra depth of flavour to the dish. Yes I had a spoonful off my friend lol…I wasn’t too interested in trying the chicken or so. Overall the meal was pleasant, not amazing but neither bad. I think it The evening was however fantastic, because I was in such good company. We took our time eating without feeling rushed from the staff, and just chatted for a couple of hours, before realising that I needed to head back to study for an exam the next day. Edit: By the way, the exam wasn’t so bad after a night of cramming. I really should stop the terrible habit.
I would definitely come back here to try their special coffee and perhaps give their signature dish a go. If you’re looking for fine dining however, then this may not be the place for you.