My former boss invited me over to check out a coffeeshop specializing in Singapore breakfast specialties ~ a newly-opened outlet actually owned by the family of an officemate of ours. After partaking of their menu items in one sitting, I can very well say I can’t just get enough of their breads, tea and coffee. It’s my newfound addiction, and the only thing that’s keeping me from going to this cozy kopitiam every single day is that it’s in faraway Quezon City.
The star of the show is undoubtedly the kopi bun which is like a huge monay, only that it has a sweetish coffee crust and a creamy filling inside. The perfect accompaniment for this is their Singaporean coffee which has what looks like condensed milk at the bottom. It’s supposed to make the coffee sweet when you stir it, and the blending is just perfect. The pairing of the kopi bun and the tea or special coffee will only set you off by P70 bucks which is already the price of a 16 oz drink in the more famous coffee chains.
Kopi Roti’s other offerings are just as irresistible – the “roti” French toast which is best eaten with a couple of half-boiled eggs in special soya sauce and the “roti” kaya toast, a crunchy pairing of sliced toast with butter and kaya spread. Kaya, I was told, is the Singaporean version of our coco jam. It’s colored lime green and is described as a sweet coconut egg jam.
I will post no disclaimers for this place. Kopi Roti is definitely a must-try for its taste, the freshness of its breads and its down-home affordability.
Address: 186 Tomas Morato cor. Scout de Guia, Quezon City, near Starbucks and Cheesecake Etc. Tel. No. 4141754