Address: 9 Ayer Rajah Ave, B2-03 One-North MRT Station, Singapore 138647
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 7:30am – 4:00pm, Closed on Sundays
I’ve always lamented at how limited the food choices are around one-north MRT. Sure there is variety, but they’re all just subpar that you can’t resist to go a bit farther (Star Vista or Holland Village) just to satiate your food cravings. It’s not a wonder that ESSEC business school students usually just pack their lunch. The prices around one-north as so damn ridiculous. A small portion of chicken rice will cost you around $9 nowadays. So whenever there’s a new food spot in the area, I make it a point to try it out.
Suu Kee Coffee is a new kopitiam serving Singaporean and Malay food fare. Expect the smell of curry chicken rice, the quintessential kaya toast and eggs and kopi to greet you as you exit the MRT.
I got their scrambled eggs and spam cubes rice ($8.50 per set) which comes with an iced drink. If you choose to pair it with kopi, top up 0.50. I find the eggs silky and surprisingly, served quickly for a spot on a soft opening. The week before that, I chanced upon their kitchen dry run, which was expected nowadays.
(Which reminded me… Cafe Kitsune, did you ever have a dry run? This humble kopitiam served customers faster than you did during your soft opening. I still cannot get over at how disappointing Cafe Kitsune was at Capitol Piazza.)
I liked the strength of their kopi and I can truly taste the aftereffects of robusta beans, which is distinct. At some point, I’d like to try out their kaya toast sets. As usual at one-north, there aren’t many breakfast options other than Ya Kun and Koufu’s oily and stomach-churning kopi.