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$5 for $10 Worth of Coffee and Asian Cuisine
The menu includes café drinks such as cappuccinos ($2.99–$3.50), asian boba tea with pearls ($2.50–$3.25), real-fruit smoothies ($4.37–$5.39), and frothy caramel macchiatos ($3.68–$4.50). The café also serves Asian-inspired snacks such as spicy, sweet, and sour noodles ($7.35) and curry fishballs ($2.30).
Kopitiam––which means "coffee shop" in Chinese dialect––began cropping up across Singapore in the early 1900s as a way for Chinese immigrants to sell tea and coffee. Still seen across Singapore and Malaysia, these cafés have evolved to serve food items such as spicy noodle laksa and nasi-rice curries. Kopitiam Cafe—a member of the Milpitas Chamber of Commerce—serves up these same dishes for the edification of the American palate.
In the glow of cylindrical hanging lanterns and floor-to-ceiling windows, baristas steep hot teas, tamp espresso drinks, sink miniature gelatin pearls into fruit and cream–based bubble teas, and serve up Hawaiian shaved ice and fresh-fruit smoothies. After nestling into a modern red or white café chair, guests can impress taste buds by feeding them housemade wonton noodles or impress a barista by spinning a smoothie so quickly that it transforms back into actual fruit.
The hot Teh Tarik drink I ordered was a perfectly smooth, frothy, and subtly sweet. The Roti Prata was also freshly cooked to orderPauline L., Yelp!, 7/27/12
The cafe has the look and feel of a mamak stall (with the metallic tables and red chairs). The laksa is super spicy, as it should be.Alexandra L., Yelp!, 8/26/12
1535 Landess Ave. Suite 147
Milpitas, California 95035