Monday, December 8, 2014

Heap Seng Leong Coffee Shop | Butter Coffee

The boy and I decided to go for a different breakfast last Sunday morning. Instead of poached eggs and latte, we went for soft-boiled eggs and guyou kopi (butter coffee) at Heap Seng Leong!

Heap Seng Leong is located at an inconspicuous corner of Block 10 @ North Bridge Road. It felt like time has come to a stand still in this coffeeshop. I spotted the elderly uncle in his white singlet and blue draw-string pants which seems like his trademark outfit.

Heap Seng Leong
Heap Seng Leong

We came here for the butter coffee that I've been hearing a lot about. I personally don't like oily stuff eg. pork lard, fatty meat. So I was actually a bit apprehensive to have butter in my coffee. We ordered a guyou kopi and added toast and soft-boiled eggs to complete our breakfast. 

Heap Seng Leong

While waiting for our food to arrive, I was looking around and hey, the orange payphone! It still works, because an elderly man came in with his hands full of 10c coins and made a few phone calls. It was quite a sight because we don't see this anymore! They also had a few containers of sweets and biscuits. 

Heap Seng Leong

The younger uncle came with our guyou kopi first. The layer of butter melted rather quickly. By the time the toast and the eggs came, it was just a layer of liquid butter on the top.

Heap Seng Leong

Surprisingly, I couldn't really taste the butter. There was hardly any butter taste in it. However, the coffee was creamy with the addition of the butter and the coffee was very smooth. 

Heap Seng Leong
Heap Seng Leong
Heap Seng Leong
Heap Seng Leong
Heap Seng Leong
Heap Seng Leong

The uncles seemed rather nonchalant as I walked around, taking a few shots. Perhaps there were too many of such sight that they don't bother anymore. I talked to the younger uncle and found out that this shop has been here for at least 40 years. He has been there for 20 years. Did not manage to ask more as he was busy and I didn't want to disturb him.

Heap Seng Leong

There is also a stall selling fried noodles, carrot cake, and porridge. The porridge was sold out when we were there so we had a plate of fried noodles ($3). The auntie prepares each plate separately. That is to say if there are 2-3 orders of fried noodles, she will prepare one at a time. Every plate requires her to go to her huge fridge to get some prawns out before she throws them into her wok. It seems troublesome for her, but I guess it is to ensure the freshness of the ingredients.

I hope that this coffee shop will be here to stay for the next 10 years. It's definitely a place I will visit again and I hope that my future kids will be able to experience this.

Heap Seng Leong
10 North Bridge Road #01-5109 Singapore 190010
Operating hours: 4am - 8pm (daily)

After a satisfying breakfast, we walked around the area and there were lots of cats! :D


We ended the day at McPherson where we collected my anniversary present from the boy - Instax Share Printer! :D

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