- $25 for five Groupons, each good for $10 worth of coffee, Asian snacks, and spices ($50 value)
- See the menu
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 feed taste buds housemade wonton noodles, then go home with a batch of Singaporean, Chinese-style vegetarian curry or Bak Kut Teh, a traditional herbal soup.