I know I must be the biggest suaku around but I went to Chin Mee Chin Confectionery for the very first time the Sunday before last! We were headed to Singapore Swimming Club so Adam and I had breakfast there with ET, Chris and Baby Kate.
The food at Chin Mee Chin is simple, but satisfying, and it’s really the atmosphere that makes the place a must-visit. The marble-topped tables, wooden chairs, retro floor and wall tiles, and slow-moving ceiling fans remind me of the kopitiam of my childhood.
I enjoyed the kaya toast, the luncheon meat buns and the cream-filled coronet and would have loved to linger, but it was a hot day and there was a long queue of people waiting to be seated. I hope this kopitiam hangs around for many years more and that it doesn’t change too much. It would be nice to have some things stay the same when everything else in Singapore is moving and evolving so quickly.
Chin Mee Chin Confectionery is one of the kopitiams mentioned in this New York Times article about old-school coffee shops in Singapore. Quite an interesting read.