As the hype for egg-ben brunches tones down (a little), another wave has been brewing for the past few months in the form of artisanal bread. Somehow, my mum caught onto the trend much earlier than I did and brought me to Tiong Bahru Bakery way back in June.
Although they now have their second outlet at Raffles City, I still find the original shop at Tiong Bahru more charming, due to the neighbourhood's slow, nostalgic feel. The Sunday brunch crowd, however, was booming as the queue never ended. Thankfully, we got a table fairly fast.
Cappuccino ($5.50), Latte ($5.50)
Pretty coffee art to perk you up in the morning. Why not?
Croissant ($2.50), Complimentary Spreads
The signature croissant was by far one of the best that I have eaten, though I have heard people written it down. The buttery taste was oh-so-good as you could feel the distinct layers of dough. Eaten warm on its own or with the homemade jams, I would easily down a couple of these with joy.
Salmon Bun ($8.50), Mozzarella & Ham Focaccia ($8.00)
While the other signature squid ink bun wasn't available that day (had it subsequently!), our choices were nonetheless very enjoyable. Sandwiches that are assembled with fresh ingredients will never go wrong.
Bill for two was $28.04 after taxes. While the quality was thumbs-up and the portions weren't exactly small, I did find it slightly costly for what was essentially bread and coffee for breakfast. But an occasional indulgence in wonderful croissants? Why not!
Tiong Bahru Bakery
No. 56 Eng Hoon Street #01-70
Tel: 6220 3430