The Tiong Bahru Bakery is a Singapore Institution. There are several outlets around town – at Tangs on Orchard Road, Funan, Raffles City, Chip Bee Gardens, and Safari. I went to the original one in Tiong Bahru on Eng Hoon Street.
Ambience, Service and the Staff
Tiong Bahru Bakery is your typical neighbourhood bakery. This neighbourhood just happens to be Tiong Bahru – one of the nicest Singapore inner city suburbs. Housed inside a whitewashed building, the bakery exudes the welcoming scent of freshly baked breads and freshly brewed coffee.
The partially exposed whitewashed ceiling, wooden and steel furniture and natural light lends to a warm, inviting environment that is perfect to grab some coffee and a quick bite.
When I’d visited the Tiong Bahru Bakery, it was off peak. Tables were easy to get (though you’d normally have to wait to be seated). I was there to meet a friend for coffee.
The staff are very patient and courteous. Orders were placed at the front counter, and food and beverages are brought out shortly after.
The Tiong Bahru Bakery is known for its baked goods. My friend and I ordered a couple of lattes, a regular croissant, and their signature green tea almond croissant.
The bakery also has a station with condiments, where you can have your heart’s content worth of marmalade, jam or nutella to go with your baked goods – both of which were amazing.
The Price Point
For 2 coffees and 2 croissants, we paid just under $21. It’s a little on the pricey side, but bear in mind that you are eating at a Singapore institution which offers amazing quality and some great food!
The Final Verdict
The Tiong Bahru Bakery is one of those places to be seen. I recommend coming here at off peak hours to meet friends or just to find some quiet space to do some work or to read. The Eng Hoon Street bakery is definitely my favourite, and the one that offers the true feel of an authentic Singapore Coffee Shop!
Address: 56 Eng Hoon Street #01-70, Singapore 160056.
Phone: +65 6220 3430.