Back in the fifties, Ooi Toh Soon set up the small humble coffee stall in this narrow alley sandwiched between some shophouses. He started out with just simple breakfast fare of coffee, toast and half-boiled eggs.
Till today, the traditional Hainan-style coffee served at the coffee stall is a favourite among locals.
Today the preparation of the coffee is also done the traditional way; it is filtered, or rather slowly dripped into a tin mug, and then it is again poured into another filter before mixing with hot water and milk.
The stall is also known for slices of soft, fluffy Hainan white bread toasted over charcoal embers.
Traditionally, the bread was steamed and then slathered with butter and a sprinkling of sugar on top. Now you have the option of charcoal toasted bread and a choice of butter, homemade kaya or homemade peanut butter.
If you are not a fan of Hainan bread? They also have wholemeal bread, coffee bread and chocolate bread. They also have a nice nasi lemak wrap in banana leaf.
Toh Soon Coffee
Off Campbell Street, George Town.