Ya Kun Kaya Toast is a chain of cafes located all across Singapore. The branch at Far East Square is actually its flagship outlet. Ya Kun was started by Loi Ah Koon and two other Chinese immigrants to Singapore around 1930 and became under Loi Ah Koon's sole ownership after his partners decided to leave.
Over the years, Ya Kun, which is the hanyu pinyin translation of Ah Koon, grew in popularity and is now a major chain in Singapore and the Southeast Asian region.
This flagship outlet adopts the policy of 'don't-change-what-is-not-broken' and so it is still located in its original location in a restored shophouse. The food at the Far East Square branch is claimed to be close or similar to what it was like originally, unlike Ya Kun's other outlets which have faced criticism for a lack of authenticity and quality.
Ya Kun does not offer main dishes and only sells drinks and small snacks so don't look in this direction for a hearty meal. However, the flagship outlet is a great place to sit back and relax while you enjoy one of their coffees and kaya toast while watching the world go by.
Although this cafe does not serve mains, the coffee and kaya and butter toast are still highly recommended orders by most Singaporeans and even some expatriates. This outlet is crowded at almost all times of the day so be prepared to wait a little.