It proves to be quite handy living in the city centre itself, especially nearby City Hall. Easily accessible to MRTs and buses…and Tiong Bahru bakery!
After a good night’s rest, I am all ready and energized to have some good quality breakfast!
There was already a queue at 1030 am, and the pungent aroma of butter and pastry roamed around the entire courtyard area.
I was thrilled, excited and happy to finally get a bite of this famous croissants! One original flavour (SGD 3.20) and the other with almond flakes and fillling (SGD 3.80). Of course, the croissants would not be perfect without a freshly brewed cuppa long black. A cuppa is SGD 4.50. The coffee was a little slightly acidic, and heavy. I rather enjoyed it that way. 🙂
Although the king makers of croissants are none other than the french themselves, it is great to know that we can have a similar experience here too.
I was told the chef did come from Paris but after setting up the bakery and passed on the baking skills, he has gone back to his homeland.
It may seem as if the egg wash bit was a little over, hence the darkened colour, nonetheless, the taste and flavour was awesome. Crunchy and flaky on the outside, but maintaining the soft fluffyness once you bite in.
Even the one with the almond filling, was slightly sweet, but still awesome. I was grinning all the way like a 5 year old girl eating her lollipop!
Tiong Bahru bakery also puts aside high quality butter and jam if you need extra kick to your pastries. It is great to know bakeries that do not stinge on quality!
The almong brioche, about 10cm×10cn square with a near 2 cm thickness was yummy too. The texture was cake-like moist stuffed with almond filling. If you were to order this, you can consider skipping the almond croissant as they taste quite similar.
You can share with another if you are having this, as eating this all on your own may cause you sugar happy high! SGD 3.50
I am definitely returning to this place for another parisian breakfast! Can’t wait for my next trip here!
P/S: i did buy back some mini croissants (SGD 1.80 each) but when toasted it the following day, the oomphhhhh factor was not as great as having it fresh at the cafe itself. At least I know now…their pastries as best eaten fresh!
And now….to put the croissant to the champion test! Heading to Great World City to try out Artisan Boulangerie’s rendition of croissants!