We had a coffee break at Fun Toast Coffeehouse recently. Brands like Killiney and Ya Kun are names which come to mind when we think of a simple kaya toast and coffee break. But Fun Toast seems to have an interesting story to tell and it now has 30 outlets all over Singapore.
It was an off-peak time and the Fun Toast Coffeehouse outlet at Raffles Hospital was quiet. With the new heat wave in Singapore taking over from recent wet spells, we were happy to find a quiet air-conditioned place to take a coffee break. It has been a long time since we last sat down in another Fun Toast outlet. The organisation of the outlet seems to have improved and the dining experience is similar to the other places serving Nanyang coffee and toast.
According to the Fun Toast website, the Fun Toast history or “Fun Story” (previously known as Kheng Nam Hong 琼南芳) can be traced back to 1941. The current co-owners launched the current Fun Toast in 2009. In addition to the Fun Toast outlets there are also a few Fun Tea outlets. The expansion of the business is impressive. We are seeing them all over Singapore now.
We had a couple of Fun Toast sets that day – a Kaya Butter Toast set ($5.20) and a Ham & Cheese French Toast ($5.20). The former is a classic coffee shop combination – a cup of coffee with two half boiled eggs and toasted bread with lots of kaya and butter in between. It may not win any Michelin stars, but it was what each item was supposed to be. The eggs and Fun Toast coffee in particular were made just right.
The French Toast and coffee was a more unusual item. It does not come with half boiled eggs but the French toast with ham and cheese was more substantial than bread with kaya. Served piping hot and fluffy, it was an interesting change from the usual kaya toast.
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
Fun Toast Raffles Hospital
585 North Bridge Road, #01-05
Mon-Fri : 7am – 7:15pm
Sat, Sun, PH : 8am – 7:15pm
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