On the way to breakfast!
Needless to say, I gleefully sat patiently at the back of his car while he maneuvered through the busy streets of Georgetown. It’s amazing how many people were up and doing marketing at 8.30am on a Saturday! It was a lucky day for us as we were able to find the perfect parking spot just in front of the bread place! This is the Campbell Street arch that you can’t miss if you drive around the Georgetown area. And this is where Toh Soon Cafe is located.
It is a quaint little cafe, situated in the middle of a junction, and you would have missed it if you didn’t pay attention. However, the large crowd there would probably be good enough to be the attraction. Again, we were lucky second time when we managed to get a table just when we entered the shop! In fact, a few minutes later, we bumped in Saucer’s friend who had to stand outside the shop for a good 15 minutes to wait for a table!
Toh Soon Cafe signboard
Even though the place was small, it was not stuffed or cramped. At least the ventilation was good. Business was brisk too.
We started with our drinks order. The guys ordered iced coffee while I joined the crowd by ordering iced Nescafe. To me, Nescafe is a milder version of coffee because it’s not as bitter.
We ordered three sets of half-boiled eggs, 2 sets of toasted Hainan bread and 1 set of steamed Coffee Marble bread. For your information, they have a variety of bread available, including wholemeal bread and the normal white sandwich bread. Of course, we only opted for the traditional Hainan bread to savour its goodness. The half-boiled eggs were done perfectly! Not a minute more or less than it should take. Went very well with bread too, I must say.
I must mention that the main specialty of this shop is that their toasted bread were toasted with charcoal! Not the modern toasters that you usually see in the shops. Isn’t that amazing? Really old-fashioned! To me, I found that the bread was much crispier at the outside but soft and moist on the inside. Compared that to normal toaster, the whole slice of break would usually be hard or crispy. However, the two gentlemen with me said they couldn’t taste the difference. :S
Toasted Hainan bread
The Hainan bread came with butter and kaya spreaded in between too. It’s nice to even eat it on its own.
Finally, if you don’t like toasted version of bread because of heatiness, you can also try the steamed version. We tried the steamed coffee marble bread, which was very fragrant and extremely soft! Seriously, it’s so soft it could melt in your mouth! I loved this very much.
Steamed coffee marble bread
Total amount spent for 3 drinks, 3 sets of bread and 3 sets of half-boiled eggs was RM13.50. That’s pretty reasonable, I’d say. With the old-style kopitiam environment to boot! I enjoyed the experience very much and would definitely go back there again.