Tiong Bahru Bakery by Gontran Cherrier @ Eng Hoon Street

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Tiong Bahru Bakery is one of the most well-known “indie” cafés Singapore has to offer. Owned by French artisan boulanger and creative baker Gontran Cherrier (who also has a number of other shops in Paris and Tokyo under his name), this place has a very strong following. Local café-goers and even out-of-town visitors flock to it despite its odd location in the quiet, sleepy heritage neighbourhood of Tiong Bahru.

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James and I have been here a grand total of three times now and this place will probably end up becoming a popular weekend brunch spot for us when we finally move to Singapore. Tiong Bahru Bakery offers its patrons a large variety of freshly baked goods, both sweet and savoury.

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As a bonus, their baristas also brew some darn good coffee. FYI, this is personally one of my favourite spots to grab a mocha! They also serve some great juice combos in pretty mason jars (a little pricier than getting a coffee, but if you’re looking for a caffeine-free drink, they’re a great healthy option).

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Some of TBB’s pastries and desserts are surprisingly good – their orange croissants (SG$3.20) are a must-try and I personally love their raisin buns (SG$3.30). James is a huge fan of their sinfully flaky chocolate kouign amann (SG$4.20). If you want something simpler, their sugar brioche buns (SG$3.20) are pretty to look at, and if you’re a savoury person, try their smoked salmon and rocket-stuffed squid ink sandwich (SG$5.30).

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Plenty of other bloggers have covered Tiong Bahru Bakery so I’ll just leave you with pictures of our special bounty. They will hopefully entice you to check out this lovely place! As mentioned before, a lot of people frequent TBB, so expect a bit of a wait for seats, especially during weekends and peak lunch hours!

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Tiong Bahru Bakery is worth a visit. It is worth many visits. Yes, I’m a fan. And if I were monsieur Cherrier, I’d be quite proud of this establishment. Of course, there’s also the fact that the café is located in the historical housing estate of Tiong Bahru itself. If you enjoy strolling through quaint, laid back neighbourhoods with old world charm, check this area out!

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TIONG BAHRU BAKERY BY GONTRAN CHERRIER
#01-70, 56 Eng Hoon Street
Singapore 160056
Opening hours: 8am – 8pm (Sun-Thu) / 8am – 10pm (Fri-Sat)
www.tiongbahrubakery.com

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