Tiong Bahru Bakery by Gontran Cherrier & Spa Esprit Group came highly recommended by a couple of friends when they learnt that I was on a cafe-hopping quest.
This one at the corner of Eng Hoon Street in the up-and-coming expats enclave of Tiong Bahru, is one of three outlets in the chain. The other two are in Tangs Orchard and Raffles City.
It was full-house when we were there for brunch. I would say that without a menu, and yet with so many choices of sandwiches, pastries and coffee, the experience could be overwhelming.
First, you need to queue at the counter, give the food and drink choices a glance and make your order. Then find your table, if there’s any seat left! Yes, that’s how popular the artisan bakery is.
I am not someone who likes to dine at a crowded place, or have the patience to wait to be served. But to really try the food (and coffee) here, one trip is definitely insufficient.
And so, I reserve my comments, although Wei Sim said to try the squid ink buns!
Tiong Bahru Bakery
Add: 56, Eng Hoon Street, Singapore 160056.
Tel: +65 6220 3430
8am – 8pm (Sun – Thurs)
8am – 10pm (Fri & Sat)
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