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15 Best Cafes In Tiong Bahru [2023]

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Cafe Tiong Bahru Singapore

Best Cafe Tiong Bahru Singapore
Best Cafe Tiong Bahru Singapore

Tiong Bahru is a charming residential district in the Central Area of Singapore. The streets are lined with shophouses and old-fashioned pubs, while parks and gardens offer natural respite from the bustle of the city. Tiong Bahru has seen many changes over the years, but one thing that remains constant is its cafes.

If you’re looking for the best Tiong Bahru cafes, then this list will come in handy! In this blog post, we have compiled the top cafés around that offer great food and drinks as well as being a comfortable place to work from or hang out with friends.

Key Consideration Factors

Before getting into the best cafes in Tiong Bahru, here are some consideration factors to remember:

  • Ambience: Look for a cafe with the perfect atmosphere – whether it is chill and cozy, vibrant and lively, or industrial and modern.
  • Food & Drinks: Choose cafes that offer a good selection of food and drinks to satisfy all tastes.
  • WiFi & Power Outlets: If you need to work from the cafe, check for reliable WiFi and available power outlets.
  • Location & Accessibility: Choose a convenient location that is close to public transport and parking.

Best Cafe Tiong Bahru Singapore

1. Plain Vanila Bakery

Plain Vanilla Bakery - Cafe Tiong Bahru Singapore
Plain Vanilla Bakery – Cafe Tiong Bahru Singapore (Credit: Plain Vanilla Bakery)
Key ServicesTiong Bahru Cafe
Address1D Yong Siak Street, Singapore 168641
Phone+65 8363 7614
Operating HoursMonday-Sunday: 8am-9pm

Plain Vanilla Bakery is a charming and basic bakery that offers freshly baked high-quality cupcakes with no frills to residents of Tiong Bahru.

Plain Vanilla Bakery, which was founded by a former lawyer who turned to baking, offers a wide range of flavors, including all-time favorites such as Red Velvet Cupcake and Milk Chocolate Banana Cupcakes. This Tiong Bahru bakery’s moist and fluffy cupcakes will captivate you from start to finish!

2. Drips Bakery Cafe – Tiong Bahru

Drips Bakery Cafe - Cafe Tiong Bahru Singapore
Drips Bakery Cafe – Cafe Tiong Bahru Singapore (Credit: Drips Bakery Cafe)
Key ServicesTiong Bahru Cafe
Address82 Tiong Poh Rd, #01-05, Singapore 160082
Phone+65 6222 0400
Operating HoursSunday-Thursday: 9am to 9pm, Friday-Saturday: 9am-10 pm 

Since opening in 2010, Drips Bakery Cafe has been satisfying all of our tart cravings. Today, the cafe offers more than 15 distinct varieties of tarts, as well as a large variety of other baked goods, making it an ideal dessert or high tea location.

For something more nutritious, consider the Seasonal Fresh Fruit Tart with a variety of fresh fruits for an elegant dessert. Alternatively, the Lemon Meringue Tart is another delicious choice. The buttery pastry shell contrasts sharply with the rich lemon curd to create a zesty and refreshing taste! They might be using the best French butter or pure Madagascar bourbon vanilla.

Do you need something more than baked goods to fill your rumbling stomach? You’ll be happy to learn that Drips Bakery Cafe offers all-day breakfast, mains, salads and sandwiches as well.

3. Tiann’s

Tiann's - Cafe Tiong Bahru Singapore
Tiann’s – Cafe Tiong Bahru Singapore (Credit: Tiann’s)
Key ServicesTiong Bahru Cafe
AddressTiong Bahru, 71 Seng Poh Road, #01-35, Singapore 160071
Phone+65 6222 1369
Operating HoursTuesday-Sunday: 8am-4pm

Another Tiong Bahru restaurant that serves a hearty all-day breakfast on weekends, but this time it’s completely gluten-free! Dig into the savory Korean Kate’s Lunchbox for a nutritious lunch, where even the Gochujang sauce is made from scratch. Talk about nutritious, homey cuisine!

Tiann’s is the best place to go if you’re searching for wheat- and gluten-free desserts, as it is also the only one. Start with their signature Chocolate Hazelnut Cake, which is filled with dense dark chocolate ganache, then roam down memory lane with Tiann’s Carrot Cake. Finally, conclude your day on a sweet note with their delectable Chocolate Coconut Waffles!

4. Tiong Bahru Bakery

Tiong Bahru Bakery - Cafe Tiong Bahru Singapore
Tiong Bahru Bakery – Cafe Tiong Bahru Singapore (Credit: Tiong Bahru Bakery)
Key ServicesTiong Bahru Cafe
Address56 Eng Hoon Street, #01-70, Singapore 160056
Phone+65 6220 3430
Operating HoursMonday-Sunday: 7:30am-8pm

Tiong Bahru Bakery has become one of the most well-known restaurants on Tiong Bahru. It was created in collaboration with celebrity baker Gontran Cherrier. If you don’t know him, he’s a famous French baker who specializes in pastries and croissants.

That is why it’s no surprise that their croissants, in particular, are in a completely different league and possibly the best you’ll find in Singapore. They have flavors such as green-tea almond, almond chocolate, Pain Au Chocolat, and evergreen basic croissant. Every time you visit, you’ll be able to try something new. They’re made with the highest-quality ingredients and aren’t frozen.

Aside from their croissants, you may sample other dishes and bread. While you soak up the beauty of Tiong Bahru with a cup of coffee, try out their specialties. You may get a delivery from them all over Singapore.

5. Little House of Dreams

Little House of Dreams - Cafe Tiong Bahru Singapore
Little House of Dreams – Cafe Tiong Bahru Singapore (Credit: Little House of Dreams via Facebook)
Key ServicesTiong Bahru Cafe
Address58 Seng Poh Road, #01-15, Singapore 160058
Phone+65 9030 4959
Operating HoursSunday-Thursday: 9am – 9pm, Friday-Saturday: 9am – 10pm

The Little House of Dreams is a charming cafe that’s loved by little ones and young adults alike. Step into this pastel pink wonderland and let the princess-inspired décor take you away!

Aside from being an Instagram-worthy spot in Singapore, the Little House Of Dreams is also a fantastic brunch restaurant in Tiong Bahru. If you enjoy Korean cuisine, try the Beef Bulgogi with Oriental Salad Sandwich, or go green with the English Beetroot Salad.

For a luxurious afternoon tea, try the Indulgent Afternoon Tea Set, which includes delectable sandwiches, scones, and chantilly cream! — our favorite Sunday pastime!

Additionally, this Tiong Bahru cafe serves delectable meals such as the Bear In Bath (yellow rice with non-spicy curry with chicken and potatoes) and Hungry Caterpillar Sandwiches, both of which are guaranteed to whet your child’s appetite!

Of course, no Little House of Dreams excursion is complete without ordering an animal minicake. From adorable chocolate bear cakes to palm-sized vanilla sponge flamingo cakes, these desserts not only taste wonderful but also look fantastic on your Instagram feed!

6. Creamier Handcrafted Ice Cream & Coffee

Creamier Handcrafted Ice Cream & Coffee - Cafe Tiong Bahru Singapore
Creamier Handcrafted Ice Cream & Coffee – Cafe Tiong Bahru Singapore (Credit: Creamier Handcrafted Ice Cream & Coffee)
Key ServicesTiong Bahru Cafe
Address78 Yong Siak Street, #01-18, Singapore 163078
Phone+65 6221 1076
Operating HoursMonday-Sunday: 12pm-10pm

Creamier Handcrafted Ice Cream and Coffee began in Toa Payoh and has grown with three ice cream cafés under the name Creamier—Creamier Toa Payoh, Creamier Gillman Barracks, and Creamier Tiong Bahru.

The café is located in a pre-war horse-shoe housing block erected in 1939 along Yong Siak Street.

Their top choices are the freshly baked Golden Waffles with Ice Cream ($9.30 onwards), and preferred flavors include Sea Salt Gula Melaka, Earl Grey Lavender, and Roasted Pistachio.

Creamier Handcrafted Ice Cream & Coffee has collaborated with Kim Guan Guan, a local traditional coffee roaster, to produce unique ice cream flavors such as Kopi Peng and Teh Peng. They’ve also brought back the Kaya Toast flavor.

7. Merci Marcel

Merci Marcel - Cafe Tiong Bahru Singapore
Merci Marcel – Cafe Tiong Bahru Singapore (Credit: Merci Marcel)
Key ServicesTiong Bahru Cafe
Address56 Eng Hoon Street, #01-68, Singapore 160056
Operating HoursMonday-Sunday: 8am-10:30pm

Merci Marcel is a cool-bohemian French cafe that set it apart from the competition on the street. Relax in the beautiful courtyard, take a load off on the soft couches, or chat at the bar counter — Merci Marcel’s thoughtfully curated rooms will no doubt enhance your dining experience!

The fried chicken burger, ravioles de Royan, and black pepper tuna are must-tries. The smoked salmon burger (brunch menu), ravioles de Royan (lunch menu), and black pepper tuna (dinner menu) are some of the highlights. Most of the dishes have been divided into sharing plates to allow everyone to enjoy a bite.

What’s a French cafe without an extensive wine list and a cheese platter? The cafe becomes oh-so-special with clinking glasses and endless discussions at Merci Marcel!

8. Prive Tiong Bahru

Prive Tiong Bahru - Cafe Tiong Bahru Singapore
Prive Tiong Bahru – Cafe Tiong Bahru Singapore (Credit: Prive Tiong Bahru)
Key ServicesTiong Bahru Cafe
Address57 Eng Hoon Street, #01-88, Singapore 160057
Phone+65 6776 0777
Operating HoursMonday-Sunday: 8am-10:30pm

Privé is a laid-back restaurant with both indoor and outdoor seating for all-day dining and cocktails, located next to Tiong Baur Market.

For people who are looking for something more, give them the recipe for The Ultimate Signature Breakfast ($21), which consists of 2 eggs any style, 6-inch pork Bratwurst (nitrite-free), maple-glazed housemade bacon, baked beans, roasted Roma tomato, sautéed button mushrooms, potato rosti, and housemade wholemeal toast.

Heura plant-based Hainanese Chicken Rice, which won an award for its stunning similarities to traditional chicken rice, but with a healthier skew, is one of their most popular dishes.

9. Caffe Pralet

Caffe Pralet - Cafe Tiong Bahru Singapore
Caffe Pralet – Cafe Tiong Bahru Singapore (Credit: Caffe Pralet)
Key ServicesTiong Bahru Cafe
Address17 Eng Hoon Street, #01-04 Eng Hoon Mansions, Singapore 169767
Phone6223 5595
Operating HoursMonday – Saturday: 11am – 8pm

Caffe Pralet is one of the few Tiong Bahru brunch restaurants that doesn’t serve eggs and pastries. Instead, come expecting fusion rice bowls with flavors like Mentaiko Battered Fish and Sambal Matah Beef Gyudon.

The schedule features a wide range of cuisine, including fusion dishes like the Har Jeong Gai Charcoal Burger and vegetarian Miso Truffle Mushroom Pasta. Apart from mains, this Tiong Bahru cafe serves four sorts of delectable pizzas as well as different desserts to quench your sweet tooth. Caffe Pralet has a wide selection of services, so this is the Tiong Bahru cafe to visit, regardless of the event!

10. P.S. Cafe Petit

P.S. Cafe Petit - Cafe Tiong Bahru Singapore
P.S. Cafe Petit – Cafe Tiong Bahru Singapore (Credit: P.S. Cafe Petit)
Key ServicesTiong Bahru Cafe
Address78 Guan Chuan Street, No. 41, Singapore 160078
Operating HoursMonday-Sunday: 9am-11pm

PS. Cafe is a well-known restaurant with beautiful cafe interiors and delicious cuisine. The PS. Cafe Petit market is a little smaller and more casual than the original outlet, which offers hassle-free service — customers order at the counter and select their own bottle of wine. The take-out boxes are also available, as well as self-service water. You will love the cozy ambience of this Tiong Bahru cafe, which will make it one of your favorites!

For nourishment, look for well-known favorites like the Green Goddess Pizza and crusty Black Garlic Bread, as well as rich sweet dishes like their Death by Chocolate cake and Sticky Date Toffee Pudding. These are great with a cup of coffee for brunch, or a glass (or two) of wine for dinner. To save time waiting, go to their website and place an advanced order at PS. Cafe Petit if you’re going to pick up a take-out!

11. Cream and Custard

Cream & Custard - Cafe Tiong Bahru Singapore
Cream & Custard – Cafe Tiong Bahru Singapore (Credit: Cream & Custard via Facebook)
Key ServicesTiong Bahru Cafe
Address70 Shenton Way Eon Shenton, Singapore 079118 Singapore
Phone+65 9111 8696
Operating HoursMonday-Sunday: 11am-7pm

Cream & Custard are equally fierce, and their options are so delicate and charming that you’ll be unable to resist.

The glaze on their cakes is hand-crafted, and they provide so many delicious choices that you’ll be hard pressed to decide which one to select. However, what people really come for are their “Watermelon and Sugar Confection,” a dessert that can compete with Australia’s Black Star Pastry. It’s light, flavorful, and oh-so delicious. It’ll have you coming back for seconds and even thirds, which is remarkable considering how simple it is to make. Their croissants are quite legendary as well.

The store is quite tiny, and if you’re not careful, you may pass it by. It’s a lovely little gem that well deserves a spot on the top Tiong Bahru cafés.

12. Bincho

Bincho - Cafe Tiong Bahru Singapore
Bincho – Cafe Tiong Bahru Singapore (Credit: Bincho)
Key ServicesTiong Bahru Cafe
Address78 MOH GUAN TERRACE #01-19, SINGAPORE 162078
Phone(65) 6438 4567 
Operating HoursTuesday-Sunday: 12:00pm-3:00pm, 6:00pm-12:00am

During the day, you may visit Bincho to try a traditional mee pok stall with a Kopitiam ambience. You’ll think you’re having lunch at a tiny but wonderful cafe while sipping their delicious kopi and eating their delectable food.

When the sun goes down, however, that’s when the magic happens. This cafe undergoes a complete metamorphosis and transforms into an open-concept yakitori restaurant with its copper hues and the sensation that you’ve stumbled upon a hidden spot. You’ve got the feeling of a lifetime when you combine it with the old-school music.

Enjoy their yakitori platters while sampling Japanese sakes and whiskies. The chef strongly recommends the yakitori bowl, which includes a variety of meats and seasonal veggies. For an other-worldly experience, go there and remember that attempting to locate it is half the fun.

13. Voyage Patisserie

Voyage Patisserie - Cafe Tiong Bahru Singapore
Voyage Patisserie – Cafe Tiong Bahru Singapore (Credit: Voyage Patisserie)
Key ServicesTiong Bahru Cafe
Address249 Outram Road, Singapore 169048
Phone+65 6223 2490
Operating HoursTuesday-Thursday, Sunday: 11am-11pm; Friday-Saturday: 11am-12pm

Chef Jonathan desires to provide high-quality plated desserts and cakes to individuals without them having to worry about the expense, after years of experience at several top restaurants.

The name “Voyage” is a play on words; it refers to both his love of traveling and the concept that customers should “travel” through an exquisite culinary experience with the team.

The Cynthia ($9), a tiny gateau with rose chantilly cream, lychee shards, raspberry compote, and genoise sponge shaped like a rose, is the signature cake.

14. Bakalaki

Bakalaki - Cafe Tiong Bahru Singapore
Bakalaki – Cafe Tiong Bahru Singapore (Credit: Bakalaki)
Key ServicesTiong Bahru Cafe
AddressBAKALAKI Greek Taverna, 3 Seng Poh Rd Singapore 168891
Phone+65 9732 2299
Operating HoursMonday – Thursday: 5pm – 11pm, Friday – Sunday: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 5pm – 11pm (Last order for food: 9pm)

Tiong Bahru is a cultural reboot, and Bakalaki is all about it. This cafe in Tiong Bahru won’t disappoint you with its genuine Greek tastes prepared with only the finest ingredients from Greece. Executive Chef Spiros Palaiologos, who has years of expertise to offer you a meal worthy of the Gods.

When it comes to Mediterranean cuisine, you can’t overlook the seafood dishes, and Bakalaki is well aware of this. Combine it with a glass of Greek wine or beer from the finest selections, and you’ll have something to remember long after the meal is finished.

Bakalaki is open seven days a week, so you may come to them whenever you have free time. The deli also sells Greek foods such as cheese, sauces, breads, and traditional sweets, which you can consume at home with some wine later.

15. Old Habits

Old Habits - Cafe Tiong Bahru Singapore
Old Habits – Cafe Tiong Bahru Singapore (Credit: Old Habits via Facebook)
Key ServicesTiong Bahru Cafe
Address2 Telok Blangah Way, Mt Faber, #01-04 Next to the Swimming Pool, SAFRA, Singapore 098803
Phone+65 9127 7147
Operating HoursTuesday to Sunday – 10.30am to 8pm

Old Habits in Tiong Bahru estate area is the ideal place to hang out with your friends, meet new buddies over good food, and enjoy great drink.

They have some of their own signature drinks that are included in limited time only offers just like the classic Old Habits’ G&T which is an excellent mix of Tanqueray No. TEN Gin, Fever Tree Mediterranean tonic, and cucumber.

You’ll enjoy the pleasant ambience of this cafe where you can chill with your friends while sipping on tasty drinks or having a bite to eat at their buffet bar. It’s an excellent hangout spot that everyone will adore!

Cafe Tiong Bahru Singapore

Looking for a new place to work from, grab coffee with friends or just have a quiet moment? Check out these 16 cafes in Tiong Bahru. We hope you find your favorite! How many of these cafés can you name off the top of your head? Are there any that we missed on our list? Let us know and we’ll update it as soon as possible. Share this blog post if you found some favorites here!

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

If you have any questions about cafes in Tiong Bahru, you can refer to the frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the best cafes in Tiong Bahru below:

What are the best cafes in Tiong Bahru?

The most popular cafes in Tiong Bahru include Bakalaki, Old Habits, Flock Café, Forty Hands, Drips Bakery & Cafe, The Tiramisu Hero and many more.

Are there any halal cafe options in Tiong Bahru?

Yes, there are several halal cafes in Tiong Bahru such as Old Habits, Drips Bakery & Cafe and The Tiramisu Hero. Be sure to check out our blog post on the best Halal cafe Singapore choices for more information.

Where can I find more information about cafes in Tiong Bahru?

The cafes in Tiong Bahru offer a wide variety of delicacies, drinks and ambience. Whether you’re looking for an enjoyable brunch with friends, a cozy place to relax or an energizing cup of coffee, these cafes have something for everyone. Be sure to check out and read the information we provided above.

What food is the best in Tiong Bahru Road?

You should check out the artisan ice creams, as well as the braised pork cheek, truffle fries, pastries that has French butter, pasta, premium burgers, etc.

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