Kinber Kopi is a hidden CBD lunch spot with affordable salted egg chicken cutlet rice, omelette otah sandos from S$2.90 & unique kopi options

by Christabel Tan

Those working in the CBD may constantly find themselves struggling to find tasty and affordable lunch options.

If you’re still on the lookout for meal ideas that are considerably lighter on the wallet, here’s another lesser-known spot to add to your list — Kinber Kopi.

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Tucked away in the basement of Hong Leong Building (a stone’s throw from Lau Pa Sat and Telok Ayer MRT station) alongside a fairly decent selection of eateries and restaurants, Kinber Kopi serves up “heartwarming local food with a modern twist”.

Although I can foresee most customers ordering their food and drinks to-go, the no-frills cafe does offer a small (though slightly cramped) dine-in area.

Photo: @kinberkopisg/instagram

Regardless of whether you are looking for a snack or a full meal, you can count on the menu of economically priced and locally-inspired sandos and rice sets to deliver.

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Keep it simple and order a sando filled with Egg Mayo (from S$2.90), Egg and Crabstick Mayo (from S$2.90), Otah (from S$3.20), or Grilled Cheese (from S$2.90), but if you’re craving for something hearty, the Omelette Topped with Sriracha Mayo & Cheese (from S$4.90) may be more up your alley.

Fillings include the likes of Bacon, Otah, Luncheon Meat, Crabstick, and even Smoked Duck — hard to go wrong with ’em!

Photo: Xing Wei Chua/burpple

As for the rice sets, you can choose between Grilled Chicken Chop and Fried Chicken Cutlet slathered in sauces like Black Pepper Sauce (from S$6.90), Rock Sugar Honey Sauce (from S$6.90), and the crowd-pleasing Salted Egg Yolk Sauce (from S$7.40).

Crispy deep-fried chicken cutlet with buttery salted egg yolk sauce and a sunny-side-up with a perfectly runny yolk — what’s not to like?

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Photo: Benson Lee/google images

Do note that all sandos and rice options are available ala carte or as a set (inclusive of a hot drink), so you know which one to choose if you want the most bang for your buck.

Aside from the usual suspects like Yuan Yang, Honey Lemon, and Iced Milo Dinosaur, those looking for unique or hard-to-find drink options will be happy to see Coffee Guyou (coffee topped with a pat of butter), Bandung with Basil Seeds, and even Coconut Oil Coffee (what I assume to be the cafe’s take on bulletproof coffee).

Photo: Gerald Lim/google images

Head down to this hidden eatery whenever you’re in need of a quick lunch fix. Simple yet satisfying sandos, salted egg chicken, and well-pulled kopi await!

Kinber Kopi
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📍 16 Raffles Quay, #B1-33 Hong Leong Building, Singapore 048581
🕒 7.30am–5pm (Mon to Fri), Closed on Sat & Sun

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