[Foodie Guide] – Tiong Bahru

In the last post, I showed you around in Tiong Bahru, one of the oldest and most beautiful neighborhoods in Singapore. As Singapore’s oldest housing estate, the building height here is low-rise compared to the rest of the city center. This makes Tiong Bahru much quieter and more tranquil than other parts of Singapore.

There is no other district of Singapore, where you can enjoy authentic European cuisine and bakeries in such an idyllic ambiance. Besides the very popular Hawker Stalls in Tiong Bahru Market, Tiong Bahru is home to French bakeries and European cuisine. Most of them feature alfresco dining too, which is a big plus for me! My favorite cafés, bakeries, and restaurants in Tiong Bahru are presented below:

Tiong Bahru is a neighborhood to slow down, especially on weekends I like to come here to drink a coffee and stroll. My favorite coffee shops, bakeries, and restaurants in Tiong Bahru I present you in the following once:

Breakfast, Coffee shops, And Afternoon Hangs

x Creamier Handcrafted Ice Cream and Coffee, 78 Yong Siak St, #01-18, Singapore 163078 – creamy and very popular ice cream shop.

x Flock Café, #01-25 Tiong Bahru Estate, 78 Moh Guan Terrace, 162078 – Indie coffee shop serving latte art coffee and delicious breakfast.

x Forty Hands, 78 Yong Siak St, Singapore 163078 – a little yet cosy café located amidst quaint galleries and residential buildings. They serve CMCR coffee which is known to be outstanding.

x Merci Marcel Tiong Bahru, 56 Eng Hoon St, #01-68, Singapore 160056 – The food’s pretty authentically French, and they offer one of the best pain au chocolat and rosé wine in town (look for the “‘Palm’ wine in their wine cooler!)

Merci Marcel

x Monument Lifestyle, 75 Duxton Rd, Singapore 089534 – A concept store where you can get clothes and accessories from popular independent labels. There are also a few snack options and delicious coffee.

x Plain Vanilla Bakery, 1D Yong Siak St, Singapore 168641 – the flagship store of popular bakery is housed in an old shophouse repurposed to suit the needs of a bakery, cafe and retail store.

x Tiann’s, 71 Seng Poh Rd, #01-35, Singapore 160071 – Gluten-free Café & Bakery, hand crafting baking goods from scratch with no refined sugar and no gluten.

x Tiong Bahru Bakery, 56 Eng Hoon St, #01-80, Singapore 160056 – You simply can’t think of Tiong Bahru without Tiong Bahru Bakery coming to mind – the two are as iconic as each other. The bakery sells very authentic bread, croissants, pastries and viennoiseries.


x Bakalaki Greek Taverna, 3 Seng Poh Rd, Singapore 168891 – the best and most authentic Greek in the city (or probably all of Asia!). In the deli, you can also find one of the best Greek wines as well as authentic ingredients to cook your favorite meal at home.

x PS.Cafe Petit at Tiong Bahru, No. 41, Blk, 78 Guan Chuan St, 160078 – Another branch of the popular chain with delicious, international cuisine and beautiful ambience.

x The Butcher’s Wife, 19 Yong Siak St, Singapore 168650 – A cosy backyard bistro with modern, European cuisine.

On the Hand

x Tiong Bahru Market, 30 Seng Poh Rd, Singapore 168898 – locals and insiders come here mostly. On the ground floor there is a market selling vegetables, meat and fish, and there are also some popular Hawker Stables.

The Tiong Bahru Market has a Hawker Centre, Wet Market and some nice flower shops.

By the way: You will not find many bars in Tiong Bahru, but in Tanjong Pagar, or Kampong Glam so make sure to check out my other Foodie Guides too!


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