This is where I go when I want more than just a cup of java at work. Do you also frequent this Singaporean chain?
Sometimes, when I feel the need for a slightly better cup of coffee than those found at my office’s food center, I’ll pop by Killiney Kopitiam (or coffee shop in English) for a cup of coffee and a bite to eat.
The branch that I patronize rather frequently is located in Siglap, east side of Singapore. This is simply because it is within 10 minutes walking distance from my workplace.
While there are other places where you can also get a decent cup of coffee in the vicinity, this is a place which is wallet friendly and is a relatively comfortable place to have a quick discussion with colleagues over a cup of coffee or a meal.
I don’t know why, but somehow, I like the old-school feel when I visit this local coffee chain although it has been modernized.
For this particular Killiney Kopitiam branch, you do have to be there early to get a seat. Often, when my colleagues and I plan to have a lunch discussion, we leave at least 30 minutes earlier to get a seat and have a discussion.
What I also noticed about this place is the number of takeaway or (take outs) ordered. Though the prices are more expensive than that of the neighboring food centers, this Killiney Kopitiam outlet is enjoying brisk business. This is a good sign for I know that this place will continue to be in operation.
Naturally, the best time to enjoy a cup of coffee and some me-time is during off-peak hours. But that’s a luxury that not many working professionals can afford in a work week.