I love hole-in-the-wall restaurants and quirky cafes. It was nice to discover a part of Singapore with lots of cutesy cafes, bookshops and boutiques. When my sister visited me in Singapore, we explored Tiong Bahru. We went to a cafe, a bookstore and a bakery. But there are still several lovely shops which I will blog soon.
FORTY HANDS CAFE
This small cafe which recently just expanded due to many customers frequenting this cafe. I love the laid-back and artsy feel of this cafe.
In my option, they have by far, the best coffee in Singapore. Their coffee are perfectly brewed with trained baristas. I love their cafe mocha.
They also have great truffle fries. Me and my sister also tried their Asian Pao. It looks like a deconstructed siopao and it is yummy too.Forty Hands Cafe
Blk 78 Yong Siak Street
Tel: +65 6225 8545 Operating Hours: Tuesdays: 8:30am – 6:30pm
Wednesdays & Thursdays: 8:30am – 10pm
Fridays and Saturdays: 8:30am – 11pm
Sundays 8:30am – 6:30pm
Closed on Monday BOOK ACTUALLY
This is a lovely bookstore which selected book editions. You will get to meet this nice cat that would stand quietly in stacks of books. They also have a cool gift shop of vintage stuff at the back of the store.No. 9 Yong Siak Street, Tiong Bahru
Closed until tomorrow 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
TIONG BAHRU BAKERY
A few walk from Forty Hands and Book Actually is Tiong Bahru Bakery. This bakery also have a branch in Raffles City at City Hall.
My sister and I ordered the Kouign Amann and Almond Crossaint. This is a perfect place for carbo-loading.Tiong Bahru Bakery
56 Eng Hoon Street
#01-70 Singapore 160056
Tel: +65 6220 3430
Daily: 8am – 8pm (closed on Tue) I love to explore more of Tiong Bahru. It is currently my favourite area in Singapore