Kafe Old Market Square

Cafe in Chinatown, Merdeka Square & Bukit Nanas

Come for a local breakfast of Hainanese coffee, soft-boiled eggs and kaya (coconut-cream jam) toast at this 80-year-old traditional kopitiam (coffee shop). The original wall tiles and mosaic floors have been scrubbed clean and historical photographs adorn the walls.

Note the fine Dutch gables, yellow shutters and glassless windows of the building, one of three shophouses built by tin magnate Loke Yew in 1906.