Ever since I was introduced to kaya toasts, I have developed a taste for these exotic sandwiches.
Kaya toast is a well-known snack in Singapore and Malaysia, prepared with kaya (coconut jam) sandwiched inside warm, butter-toasted bread. It is oftentimes accompanied by a shallow dish of runny soft-boiled egg, soy sauce and white pepper which serves as the kaya toast’s dipping sauce. When served together with kopi, strong hot coffee that’s been laced with condensed milk, it makes for a breakfast of champions.
That’s what happened when an officemate treated our team to an early meal at the Kopi Roti branch along Tomas Morato. It has long been a favorite stop of his on the way to work, but this time, he chose to linger there with our group for company.
Kopi Roti is essentially a kopi tiam, a coffee shop. The place has a nondescript, no-nonsense feel. Its premises are clean and a bit spartan. Even its kopi, which would have been more aesthetically pleasing if served in transparent cups, were actually served in paper cups.
I got myself a Set B (Php200) which is composed of a kaya toast, soft-boilef egg and kopi. I love the interplay between the mildly sweet spread in lightly toasted bread when dipped in the savory egg.
Others in our group breakfasted on Kopi Bun (Php55), Kaya Toast (Php65) and Soft-Boiled Egg (Php50), Kaya Cheese Toast (Php80) and Peanut Butter Toast (Php55) along with their kopi.
This breakfast of exotic kaya toasts and kopis made for a fun celebration among friends and coworkers before we went ahead to face another day at the office.
How would you like to start your workday?
This Kopi Roti branch is located at 186 Tomas Morato Avenue Corner Scout De Guia, Sacred Heart, Tomas Morato, Quezon City, open daily from 7am to 1am.
Other branches may be found at:
- 226 Katipunan Avenue, Blue Ridge, Quezon City
- 38 Mayaman Corner Mahinhin Street, Diliman, Quezon City
- Casual Dining Area, Level 4, Terminal 3, Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Ninoy Aquino Airport Area, Pasay City
- Second Floor, Arrival Area, Terminal 1, Santo Nino, Parañaque City