9 Best Cafes In Tiong Bahru You Must Try [2022]

Best Cafes Tiong Bahru
Best Cafes Tiong Bahru

Tiong Bahru was constructed in the 1920s and houses the oldest housing estate in Singapore. It has since undergone many changes and it has become the spot to be in Singapore for trendy cafes, hawkers, and indie boutiques amid pre-war architecture.

As an avid lover of the Tiong Bahru area, I am happy to bring you through the Best Cafes in Tiong Bahru You Must Try.

9 Best Cafes In Tiong Bahru You Must Try [2022]

1. Tiong Bahru Bakery

Tiong Bahru Bakery Entrance
Tiong Bahru Bakery Entrance
Tiong Bahru Bakery Ham and Cheese Bun
Tiong Bahru Bakery Ham and Cheese Bun

Tiong Bahru Bakery is one of Singapore’s best bakery chains. Over the past few years, they have expanded from 1 store to 9 stores. They are famous for their pastry such as Kouign Amann, Croissant, and Tarts. Though they have multiple locations, do expect long queues during weekends. I like that all pastries are reheated in the oven before serving. The flavors are well-balanced, and their pastry is crispy.

Check out my full review Tiong Bahru Bakery: A Pastry For Everyone

Address: 56 Eng Hoon St, #01-70, Singapore 160056
Opening hours: Daily 7:30 am to 8:00 pm
Tel: 6220 3430
Website, Google Maps

2. Flock Cafe

Flock Cafe Main Entrance
Flock Cafe Main Entrance
Flock Cafe House-made Burger
Flock Cafe House-made Burger

Flock Cafe is a nice little cozy and quiet cafe in Tiong Bahru. It is a long rectangle shape cafe so you have sections with make it quiet, cozy but also a little cold as they have 3 big air-con. The Beef burger was dripping with its juice and had a decent umami flavor to it. The waffle batter was thick and crispy accompanied by a perfectly cooked scrambled egg and crispy bacon. An excellent cup of coffee, with smooth, creamy, and fresh beans.

Check out my full review Flock Cafe – Cozy And Quiet Cafe In Tiong Bahru

Address: #01-25 Tiong Bahru Estate, Moh Guan Terrace, Block 78, 162078
Opening hours: All Day – 8:00am to 8:30pm
Tel: 6536 3938
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3. Plain Vanilla Tiong Bahru

Plain Vanilla Tiong Bahru Cafe
Plain Vanilla Tiong Bahru Cafe
Plain Vanilla Tiong Bahru Earl Grey Lavender Muffin
Plain Vanilla Tiong Bahru Earl Grey Lavender Muffin

Plain Vanilla is one of Singapore’s best places for cupcakes and is one of the most popular bakeries/cafes in Tiong Bahru. The cupcakes here have a good balance of sweetness, texture, and aroma. Their tarts here also have a good crust with generous filling in it. Their signature Chicken Pesto Orecchiette was also great, it reminds me a lot of a lasagne dish with a hint of pesto in it.

Check out my full review Plain Vanilla Tiong Bahru – Best Cupcakes

Address: 1D Yong Siak St, Singapore 168641
Opening hours: All day 7:30am to 5:00pm
Tel: 8363 7614
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4. Chapter 55 – Italian Cafe

Chapter 55 Restaurant
Chapter 55 Restaurant
Chapter 55 Pull Pizza
Chapter 55 Pull Pizza

Chapter 55 is one of my favorite casual Italian restaurants. The price point is slightly higher than hawker stall Italian food and their food taste sits right below a good high-end Italian restaurant. I like their Vongole spaghetti here, it has fresh and clean clams, al-dente pasta, and a good balance of flavors. Their Lasagne here is more on the cheesy side with a mild-medium beefy taste. The pizza passed the cheese pull test and also had a good thin crust to it.

Check out my full review Chapter 55 – A Value For Money Italian Food

Address: 55 #01-37, Tiong Bahru Rd, 160055
Opening hours:
Monday to Friday – 11:30 am to 3:00pm, 5:30pm to 10:30pm
Sat & Sun – 11:30am to 10:30pm
Tel: 6221 2219
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5. Merci Marcel

Merci Marcel Tiong Bahru
Merci Marcel Tiong Bahru
Merci Marcel French Toast
Merci Marcel French Toast

Merci Marcel is a bohemian-style cafe offering a French Balinese vibe. The cafe adds its french twist to your typical cafe food and of course, it comes with a slightly higher price tag. The french toast has a good thickness and holds the fruits, nuts, and cream on top well. The Caesar salad uses kale instead of your typical lettuce which gives the overall salad a different texture. Great flavors but I still prefer the lettuce. Something surprising was their Tarte Flambee 3, which is basically a thin truffle pizza that has a strong truffle aroma and taste.

Check out my full review Merci Marcel A Bohemian Style Cafe

Address: 1D Yong Siak St, Singapore 168641
Opening hours: All day 7:30am to 5:00pm
Tel: 8363 7614
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6. Caffe Pralet

Caffe Pralet
Caffe Pralet
Caffe Pralet Spam Bam Indi
Caffe Pralet Spam Bam Indi

Caffe Pralet is a small cafe at the corner of the Tiong Bahru estate area. Lesser known cafe but the sandwich and coffee here are excellent. I personally like their Spam Bam sandwich as it has crispy spam, flavorful egg mayo, and fluffy multigrain bread. The coffee latte was smooth, with medium to strong body flavor, and just the right temperature.

Check out my full review Caffe Pralet – Great Sandwich and Coffee

Address: 17 Eng Hoon St, #01-04 Eng Hoon Mansions, Singapore 169767
Opening hours: All day 9:00am to 6:00pm
Tel: 6223 5595
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7. Drips Bakery Cafe

Drips Bakery Cafe
Drips Bakery Cafe
Drips Bakery Cafe Baked Cheese Tart
Drips Bakery Cafe Baked Cheese Tart

Drips Bakery Cafe specializes in tarts and all their tarts are nestled on carefully handcrafted tart shells made with luxurious French butter. Asides from tart, their nasi lemak is also surprisingly good with crispy tenders, sweet and spicy sambal, and fragrant coconut rice. I would probably skip their mushroom pie and replace it with their signature seasonal fruit tart. Their cold drip coffee has a good balance of bitterness and coffee intensity. Lastly, their yuzu macha was something different, love the way they make the flavor balance where you can actually taste the macha and yuzu together.

Check out my full review Drips Bakery Cafe – Singapore’s Tart Specialist

Address: 82 Tiong Poh Rd, #01-05, Singapore 160082 (Tiong Bahru Area)
Opening hours:
Sunday to Thursday – 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
Friday & Sunday – 9:00 am to 10:00 pm
Tel: 6222 0400
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8. PS.Cafe Petit

PS.Cafe Petit at Tiong Bahru
PS.Cafe Petit at Tiong Bahru
PS.Cafe Petit Drinks
PS.Cafe Petit Drinks

Ps. Cafe Petit at Tiong Bahru is the best cafe to chill at with its cozy interior and table arrangement. They mainly focus on the takeaway concept thus all the drinks and food are given in a takeaway box/cup. Cafe by day and bar by night is a good mixture for those who like to chill and relax. They are famous for their truffle fries, pizza, and a huge selection of wines.

Address: No. 41, Blk, 78 Guan Chuan St, 160078
Opening hours:
Monday to Friday – 10:00 am to 10:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday – 9:00 am to 10:30 pm
Tel: 6708 9288
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9. Creamier Handcrafted Ice Cream and Coffee

Creamier Tiong Bahru
Creamier Tiong Bahru
Creamier Ice Cream W Waffle
Creamier Ice Cream W Waffle

Creamier is known for its crispy waffles, handcrafted ice cream, and a good cup of coffee. My personal favorite ice cream flavor is their Golden Waffles with Maple Syrup and Summer Strawberries. If you like pour-over coffee, their coffee here is also smooth, medium body, and aromatic. Lastly, their waffles are thick, crispy outside, and fluffy inside.

Address: 78 Yong Siak St, #01-18, Singapore 163078
Opening hours:
Monday – Closed
Tuesday to Thursday – 12:00pm to 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday – 12:00pm to 11:00pm
Sunday – 12:00pm to 10:00pm
Tel: 8817 9986
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