Kopitiam Breakfast Croissant at Thong Kee Cafe Sea Park
Thong Kee Cafe in Sea Park, Petaling Jaya, is a Hainanese Kopitiam originating from Bentong, Pahang.
This coffee shop serves excellent toasts, croissants, doughnuts with Hainan Coffee, and tea, which complements the other stalls for breakfast and lunch.
My first experience was at the original Thong Kee Kopitiam in Bentong, Pahang.
By the time I reached the Kopitiam, the last Kaya Butter Croissant was sold out.
It is that popular; I kid you not.
I was visiting Petaling Jaya, and Wendy suggested a breakfast stop for Kaya Butter Croissant; I was game.
Little did I know I was so lucky to try another Thong Kee outlet in Sea Park, Petaling Jaya.
Thong Kee Kopitiam opened its first outlet in Bentong, followed by other outlets.
- Sea Park
- Pandan Indah
What is Thong Kee Cafe’s specialty?
Unlike other Hainanese breakfast eateries, Thong Kee’s specialty is its different home-baked pillowy soft Hainanese Bread and Croissant.
Thong Kee’s homemade Croissants are what make them truly unique.
These Croissants are surprisingly plentiful, buttery, flaky, and super soft on the inside.
What to order at Thong Kee?
The must order food are
- Kaya + Butter Croissant
- Ham + Egg Croissant
- Cheese + Ham Croissant
- Cheese + Ham + Egg Croissant
What’s the coffee like?
Thong Kee has the best Hainanese coffee that is strong, super thick, and aromatic.
I prefer their “Cham,” which is a combination of coffee and tea with milk.
This is an excellent and unbeatable value for money at RM2.20 for a small cup.
The Original Thong Kee Kopitiam
I was at the original Thong Kee Kopitiam in Bentong, Pahang.
The local boys always order iced coffee “tapau” as it is larger than the cup version.
Thong Kee Hainan Bread
The bread is served as Roti Bakar or Steam.
There is white bread or wholemeal bread to choose from.
Hainan Bread Roti Bakar/Steam
- Margarine + Kaya
- Butter + Kaya
Hainan Bread Roti Bakar
- Ham + Egg
- Cheese + Ham
- Cheese + Ham + Egg
- Margarine + Kaya
- Butter + Kaya
Thong Kee Kopitiam Buns
- Butter + Kaya Kopitiam Bun
- Ham + Egg Kopitiam Bun
- Cheese + Ham Kopitiam Bun
- Cheese + Ham + Egg Kopitiam Bun
Thong Kee Donuts
- Butter + Sugar Donut
- Ham + Egg Donut
- Cheese + Ham Donut
- Cheese + Ham + Egg Donut
The Fillings for Croissant and Thong Kee Hainan Bread
Butter + Kaya
A filling of Butter + Kaya makes for the best version for a rich buttery taste with a mild sweet green pandan Kaya.
For those who enjoy the taste of vegans, you can opt for margarine instead of butter.
A filling of sliced cheddar cheese.
A filling of local ham.
A filling of folded Omelette.
What’s the verdict of the Kopitiam Breakfast Croissant at Thong Kee Cafe Sea Park?
Thong Kee’s review from locals and friends is simply delicious.
They might not go into describing the texture and taste apart from saying,
” The toasts and croissants are really good.”
For me, the croissants were exceptional – Crispy on the outside, soft and buttery inside.
You get that satisfying crunch when you munch into it.
Toasts and croissants are delicious.
My personal favorite is the simple Cheese + Ham + Egg Croissant (RM7.90)
This hearty breakfast goes well with the thick, aromatic, and creamy “Cham” (RM2.20), which Thong Kee is famous for.
The coffee/tea concoction is perfect without being overly cloying.
If you want a lighter breakfast, you can order the famous Kaya + Butter Croissant (RM5.90)
The basic version of Hainan Roti Bakar with Butter + Kaya (RM1.90), which I tried in Bentong, is decent.
Now that I have the lux version, I would opt for the Cheese + Ham + Egg Croissant anytime.
What’s the best time to go for breakfast at Thong Kee?
Thong Kee Cafe at Sea Park is always packed during breakfast and lunch hours.
To beat the breakfast crowds, it’s’s best to get there before 9.00 am.
If you’re like me and want to eat quickly without waiting for my food, you need to set your alarm early.
Thong Kee is a place that I wouldn’t mind waking up early for breakfast.
Although the restaurant was crowded, the service was fast and efficient.
We got our food as they roll out after 10 minutes.
Where to park if you want to eat at Thong Kee Cafe Sea Park?
Getting a car park near the Kopitiam is difficult at best.
If you are late, you have to be prepared to share tables or wait for one.
Which Thong Kee outlet to go for?
There are currently five outlets under the Thong Kee brand.
Thong Kee Cafe Sea Park, which I tried, is the most popular.
As for me, I will make another trip to Sea Park to try the doughnuts, half-boiled eggs, and the breakfast sets.
If I can still eat after that, I’ll try the other noodle stalls.
Thong Kee Cafe 溏记海南茶室 | 33, Jalan 21/1, Sea Park, 46300 Petaling Jaya.
Operating Hours: 7.00 am – 4.30 pm, closed Mondays
How many Thong Kee Cafe Outlets are there in Malaysia?
There are currently four outlets under the Thong Kee brand, and this one is Sea Park is the most popular.
Thong Kee Restaurant
92, Jalan Chui Yin, 28700 Bentong, Pahang
Thong Kee Cafe Sea Park 溏记海南茶室
33, Jalan 21/1, Sea Park, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Thong Kee Cafe Glenmarie
13, Jalan Juruaudit U1/37, Hicom-glenmarie Industrial Park, 40150 Shah Alam, Selangor
Thong Kee Cafe Pandan Indah 溏记海南茶室
17& 19, Pandah Indah, Jalan Pandan Indah 1/23e, Pandan Indah, 55100 Kuala Lumpur