Butter Bean, modern version of Toast Box, opening in Funan Mall & VivoCity from Aug. 2020

Fancy coffee for S$3.50.

Mandy How | August 24, 2020, 05:23 PM

Butter Bean is unveiling its first outlet at Funan Mall on August 28, followed by a second one at VivoCity in September.

Another concept by the BreadTalk group, the brand targets the younger generation with its contemporary Nanyang coffee-based drinks.

Local dishes, bakes, and toasts are some of the dishes that will be reinvented as well.

Here's a look at the menu.

Arabica and Robusta beans

The coffees are made from Arabica and Robusta beans, which are coated with a layer of caramelised sugar before roasting.

They are ground in small batches when required, and brewed to the effect of "Kopi-O Kosong Gao."

This forms the foundation of all coffee-based beverages at Butter Bean.

From there, you can get the BBrûlée Kopi Latte (S$3.20) and G.M. Kopi BBliss (S$3.50).

Photo via Butter Bean

The first consists of fresh milk, Nanyang coffee, and salted cream foam topped with a sprinkling of sugar that is subsequently torched.

The other, G.M. Kopi BBliss, is a blend of coffee, home-cooked gula melaka, and fresh milk, capped with fresh whipped cream and a drizzle of the same gula melaka.

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Tea versions of the drinks are available:

  • BBrûlée Teh Latte (S$3.20)
  • G.M. Teh BBliss (S$3.50)

Other signature items include Lychee Orange Tea (S$3.50) and BB Rose (S$3.50), a bandung-inspired drink of rose water, rose jelly, and salted cream foam.

Photo via Butter Bean

Kopi, Teh, Lime Aiyu, Dino Milo, Iced Latte, and Iced Americano are also on the menu for S$3.50 and below.

Open-faced toasts

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Eight flavours of toasts will be available, starting from S$2 each.

Some examples are:

  • PB&J  (peanut butter and strawberry jam)
  • Flossy Chick
  • Milky Milo
  • Kaya and Butter Sugar
  • Omu Cheese

Photo via Butter Bean

These are presented in the form of an inch-thick butter loaf, made with New Zealand butter and Japanese flour.

Each slice is ‘toasted’ on a flat iron grill.

Add S$3 for two eggs (traditional half-boiled or Hanjuku-style with a molten centre) and a cup of regular hot coffee or tea.

Top up another S$0.70 if you would like the specialty drinks.

Local food, sandwiches

For something more substantial, go for the sandwiches or butter toast pocket.

Photo via Butter Bean

Pick your protein:

  • Battered Fried Fish (S$4.60)
  • Crispy Fried Chicken (S$4.60)
  • Basic Ham and Cheese (S$4.20)

It'll come with an omelette, sliced cheese, butterhead lettuce, and a drizzle of Curry, Black Pepper, Garlic Sesame or Thousand Island dressing.

Finally, Butter Bean also carries a few mains that are reminiscent of Toast Box.

Curry On Sunshine (S$6.80) pairs fried chicken thigh with steamed rice blanketed by scrambled eggs.

Photo via Butter Bean

The dish is served with curry potatoes.

There's also the Taiwan-inspired Braise Me Up (S$6.80) — deboned chicken thigh braised in a spiced soy sauce broth, king oyster mushrooms, tau pok (tofu puffs), and a sunny side up on rice.

Prawn noodles and laksa (S$6.80 each) are similarly given a modern spin.

Photo via Butter Bean

Top-up S$2.20 for iced Kopi or Teh Latte.

Two outlets

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The Funan Mall outlet seats 45.

To keep up with its modern menu, the space will see marble counter displays, a butter block-inspired bar table, a faux tree, and a vibrant wall mural.

The VivoCity outlet can seat 84 and comes with an alfresco patio.


Funan Mall

109 North Bridge Rd, #01-01 , Singapore 179105

8am to 9pm, daily


1 HarbourFront Walk, #01-207, Singapore 098585

Sunday to Thursday, 8am - 9pm

Friday, Saturday and PH, 8am - 10pm

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Top image via Butter Bean