Thursday, March 14, 2013

Chin Mee Chin Confectionery, It's Business As Usual


nostalgia confectionery with mosaic floor tiles and marbled top tables

Owners of 73-year-old coffeeshop Chin Mee Chin Confectionery located at East Coast Road, have refuted online rumours that it was closing down. It's business as usual, the shop was packed when I went this morning. Hurrah!!

 This old-school confectionery with its mosaic floor tiles and marbled-top tables, is an icon in eastern Singapore. It is usually packed with patrons from across the island because of their freshly baked pastries and traditional beverages.


half boiled eggs, kaya toast, teh-si and pastries for breakfast

The few waiting staff are kept busy taking orders and serving food. Usually we have to self-service the pastries at the display cabinets. My favourite orders are teh-si (tea with evaporated milk), custard tarts and custard puffs.

My husband and son always order the toasted bun with kaya and half boiled eggs which most Singaporean love.

How to eat half boiled eggs Singapore style - taught by our grandfathers. :D

Add a dash of dark soy sauce and pepper, bring the plate of eggs to your mouth and in one slurp, let the eggs slide into your mouth. We are ready to start the day!

The popular custard tarts and custard puffs are usually sold out well before the coffeeshop’s 4pm closing time. Come early to grab them.


Chin Mee Chin Confectionery
204 East Coast Road


  1. It's good to know that it is not closing down. I always feel so sad when a landmark closes...looks as if this is not just a place to eat but a kind of memento of the past, too. I still can't quite figure out how to eat the half boiled eggs, though! :)

    1. I will truly miss it if it closes.

      haha.... we slurp the gooey eggs down.

  2. Not sure if my previous comment has gone through but never mind, shall re-post again "The kopitiam looks so Hong Kong... and we can find all these old school kopitiams in Penang too!"

    1. I visited a few of these kopitiams in Hong Kong, Malacca and JB. I will check out the old school koipitiams in Penang!

  3. i hope it doesn't close down. those custard tarts and puffs look so good.

    1. Not closing down for the time being. Love their custard tarts and puffs. :)