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Tiong Bahru Bakery Siglap – Review




Foodie & Drinker (the perfect combination)

The Latest Tiong Bahru Outlet is based in Siglap

As you all know Siglap is a favourite haunt of the Is Life a Recipe crew and so when we heard in 2022 Tiong Bahru Bakery was setting up on our manor we added it to the long list of places we need to try!

Fast forward and here we are in early January 2023, why on earth have we still not been here yet!? Tiong Bahru Raffles City has always been a favourite go to when at Raffles City for coffee meetings whiling the day away as the odd pastry mid afternoon always goes down a treat!

Tiong Bahru 77 Upper E Coast Rd, #01-01

Tiong Bahru Bakery Décor (It is French style pastry after all)

Tiong Bahru Bakery Siglap Decor
Tiong Bahru Bakery Siglap Tables
Tiong Bahru Bakery Siglap Counter
Tiong Bahru Siglap at Night

Who is the owner of Tiong Bahru Bakery?

Many people think it was set up by a French Chef but in fact it was set up by an incredibly successful businesswoman called Cynthia Chua the founder of Spa Esprit, Browhaus and Strip!

Cynthia Chua and Gontran Cherrier, a French master baker, came up with the idea for the firm and collaborated to start it. Paul Albert, who is both a baker and a mad scientist, is in charge of the baking operations at the Tiong Bahru Bakery.

Now here it gets mind blowing! Cynthia was behind the Tippling Club back in 2008, which is one of Brian’s favourites (he has a man crush on Ryan Clift), Remember the review Brian did on Noka? Yes, Cynthia again is behind the scenes there as well!

How about Common Man Coffee Roasters or Forty Hands, you know these amazing coffee places? Yep, both of those brands! I did a post last year on Bonchinche Restaurant, yet another surprise in her repetoir!

And that’s just the F&B stuff, we can go on but this post is about Tiong Bahru Bakery, so let’s roll!

What is famous in Tiong Bahru Bakery?

Almond Croissant

What is so special about Tiong Bahru Bakery?

Tiong Bahru Bakery is widely regarded as one of the top bakery businesses in Singapore due to the artisanal baked products that it produces. Their baked goods, such as the Kouign Amann, Croissant, and Tarts, have a scrumptious flavor and a wonderful aroma.

The name derives from the Breton words for cake ("kouign") and butter ("amann"). Kouign-amann is a speciality of the town Douarnenez in Finistère, Brittany, where it originated in around 1860

Their Kouign Amman is a favorite among customers because it is wonderfully crisp, flavorful, and indulgent. They now operate 12 Tiong Bahru outlets across the island and consistently get positive feedback from customers like me!

Weekend at Tiong Bahru Bakery Siglap!

According to Google Popular Times are from around 9am but they open at 7.30am! We went at 11am and it was half full (no half empty).

Woo Hoo for all you early risers on the weekend! And is open through to 8pm Daily!

Let’s dig into the Viennoiserie?

The what? I hear you say! Those delicious pastries you love to eat there such as the the Croissant are in fact called Viennoiserie! According to the famous culinary school Cordon Blue “Viennoiserie is the ‘bridge’ between pâtisserie and French bread”.

Well, you learn something everyday on Is Life a Recipe!

What did we gorge ourselves on?

The Famous Tiong Bahru Almond Croissant

Tiong Bahru Almond Croissant

The Tiong Bahru Pan Au Chocolat

Tiong Bahru Pan Au Chocolat

On the Savoury Side a Roast Beef Croissant Sandwich

Roast Beef Croissant Sandwich
Roast Beef Croissant Sandwich (avec Fromage)

The English and French have always had a divide and I am not talking the English Channel! The language, food, football, you name it there is banter or on occasion war, all of which the English have won (wars that is, food not so much)! Go on Google French Military Victories! Here I did that for you anyway!

French Military Victories

What on earth are you going on about now Spencer?

Well the English refer to the French as Frogs as they eat Frogs legs and we typically don’t! The French call the English in retaliation they call us The Roast Beef on account of the amount of cos we eat! aka Les Rosbifs!

The idea of a Roast Beef Croissant Sandwich made me laugh so much I just had to order one!

Coffee is Coffee is Coffee!

I am not going to lecture you on types of coffee here with crap like where its made etc but take a look at the extensive list of Coffee types they offer!

But what I will say is their Coffee is top notch!

Tiong Bahru Bakery - Coffee Best French Bakery in Singapore

Can you study at Tiong Bahru Bakery?

Yes, you may study at Tiong Bahru Bakery!

This well-known coffee shop gives its customers with all of the amenities necessary for productive studying, including a selection of table settings, complimentary water, and Wi-Fi. In addition to this, the sitting is quite comfy, making it ideal for extended periods of studying and working.

Just please be mindful if you are not eating and drinking there are people who are that need seats, so be kind and give up your seat to a paying patron!

Is Tiong Bahru Bakery Halal?

The simple answer is No!

Tiong Bahru Bakery Siglap - Conclusion

Location is great, service was excellent, food was as usual extremely good and whilst on the pricey for coffee and croissants, 3 drinks and 3 food items a per the above it came in at SGD51 it was ok given the current price of everything else in Singapore!

Tiong Bahru Bakery Siglap Address & Opening Hours

77 Upper East Coast Road
Singapore 455218

+65 6877 4891

Open daily from 7.30am to 8pm

Tiong Bahru Bakery - Crane Road

7 Crane Road
Singapore 429356

+65 6877 4894

Open daily from 7.30am to 8pm

Tiong Bahru Bakery - Waterway Point

83 Punggol Central
Singapore 828761

+65 6877 4893

Open daily from 7.30am to 9pm

Tiong Bahru Bakery - Maju

8 Maju Ave
Singapore 556686

+65 6877 4890

Open daily from 7.30am to 8pm

Tiong Bahru Bakery - Fort Canning Foothills

70 River Valley Road
Singapore 179037

+65 6877 4865

Open daily from 7.30am to 7pm

Tiong Bahru Bakery - Funan

107 North Bridge Rd
Singapore 179105

+65 6877 4866

Open Monday – Friday from 8.30am to 8pm
Open Saturday – Sunday from 8.30am to 9pm

Tiong Bahru Bakery - Safari

130E Minden Road
Singapore 248819

+65 6877 4876

Open daily from 8am to 6pm

Tiong Bahru Bakery - Chip Bee Gardens

43 Jalan Merah Saga
Singapore 278115

+65 6877 4868

Open daily from 7.30am to 7pm

Tiong Bahru Diner - Raffles City

252 North Bridge Road
#B1-11 Raffles City Shopping Centre
Singapore 179103

+65 6333 4160

Open daily from 7.30am to 10pm

Tiong Bahru Bakery - TANGS Orchard

310 Orchard Road
#01-16B TANGS Orchard
Singapore 238864

+65 6735 3787

Open daily from 7.30am to 8.30pm

Tiong Bahru Bakery - Scotts Square

6 Scotts Road
Singapore 228209

+65 8764 9008

Open daily from 8am to 8pm

Tiong Bahru Bakery - Tiong Bahru

The Original Tiong Bahru Bakery!

56 Eng Hoon Street
Singapore 160056
+65 6220 3430

Open daily from 7.30am to 8pm

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