Drips Bakery Café in Tiong Bahru is a laid back cafe for unpretentious food, good coffee and great tarts. Although it has been around for years, it does not get mentioned very often on social media or in lists of hip cafes. Ironically, that may be the reason why we like Drips Bakery Café.
EVERY Havelock is a Japanese mini-supermarket & cafe in Havelock Road where you can almost feel like you are actually in Japan. With J-Pop music in the background, you can shop for food and beverages typically found in Japanese convenience stores or enjoy an affordable Japanese cafe meal.
Voyage Patisserie is a nice charming cafe for French desserts & pastries. The patisserie at Outram Road has a limited menu of savoury items, but its main attractions will be the pretty cakes and pastries.
Tiong Bahru is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Singapore. The old public housing estate with Streamline Moderne architecture is now home to indie boutiques, art galleries and a wide variety of eating places. There are new hip cafes as well as old eateries, like Tiong Bahru Yong Tao Hu at Eng Hoon Street.
Once decidedly a heartland neighbourhood, Tiong Bahru has become a hip suburb with trendy cafes, restaurants and bars for early morning breakfast, late night supper & everything in between. The early birds will be glad to know that Plain Vanilla Bakery @ Tiong Bahru is now serving breakfast. The popular bakery opens its doors at 8 am on weekdays and 9 am on weekends. Plain Vanilla Bakery is a cosy bakery cafe for residents who want breakfast before heading to the office or for visitors who want a top up before they embark on the Tiong Bahru Heritage Trial.
Please pardon the acronyms in the title, I am trying to keep it short, yet contain enough information. We had a lot of food for lunch the other day, including two items with Michelin credentials. Tiong Bahru Market and Food Centre has such a wide range of food choices, a few of which are listed in the Singapore Michelin Guide. This time we tried two of them: Lor Mee 178 and Jian Bo Shui Kueh. We also had fried noodles from Tiong Bahru Fried Kway Teow and a beautiful dessert from Tian Tian Yuan.