Tiong Bahru Food Guide – 24 Cafes & Restaurants To Dine At

Tiong Bahru Guide

Cafe-hopping has become somewhat of a habit or pastime for most Singaporeans and one neighbourhood that is teeming with endless eateries and restaurants to explore is Tiong Bahru.

Aside from the incredible array of cuisines and eats that you can find in this neighbourhood, the rustic charm of Tiong Bahru is something that will always hit us with a wave of nostalgia every single time we visit.

Whether you are new to the Tiong Bahru area or perhaps you are curious to see what hidden gems this lovely neighbourhood holds, here are 24 Cafes & Restaurants In Tiong Bahru You Should Check Out.

 

Big Mama Korean Restaurant

Big Mama

BIGMAMA KOREAN RESTAURANT

Founded by former caretaker and tutor—Candy Namgung Ji Young—Bigmama Korean Restaurant is our go-to place for authentic Korean food in Tiong Bahru. All dishes at Bigmama Korean Restaurant are cooked with no MSG so you can eat to your heart’s content without feeling too guilty!

Try the Dakgalbi, spicy pan fried chicken, and Suyuk, steamed pork belly served with vegetables and special sauces.

Bigmama Korean Restaurant 
2 Kim Tian Road,
Singapore 169244
Tel: +65 6270 7704
Daily: 11.30am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 11pm
Nearest Station: Tiong Bahru

Bincho

BINCHO

A unique all-in-one dining concept brought to you by Unlisted Collection, Bincho brings together the best of Singapore’s past with its present. There are three distinct dining concepts within Bincho which includes the likes of a classic old school mee pok stall, a modern open-concept yakitori bar and a bar which serves Japanese-inspired cocktails.

Bincho
78 Moh Guan Terrace, #01-19,
Singapore 162078
Tel: +65 6438 4567
Tue to Sun: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 12am
Nearest Station: Tiong Bahru

Caffe Pralet

CAFFE PRALET

Established in 2006, Caffe Pralet was founded with the vision of serving up healthy and wholesome meals and desserts to its patrons. With Chef Judy Koh at the helm of the culinary team, diners can enjoy a wide variety of delights which includes Asian and Western meals and also cakes and pastries.

For those popping by for tea, Chef Judy’s signature cake ‘Pralet’, a French chocolate cake with a crispy Hazelnut layer topped off with a smidgen of edible gold, is worth a try.

Caffe Pralet
17 Eng Hoon Street, #01-04,
Singapore 169767
Tel: +65 6223 5595
Mon to Sat: 11am – 9pm
Sun: 11am – 6pm
Nearest Station: Tiong Bahru

Chapter 55

CHAPTER 55

Looking for an affordable yet value-for-money lunch in the Tiong Bahru area? Well, Chapter 55 has got you covered. An Italian bistro that serves up regular Italian fare, gelato and more, Chapter 55 has an amazing 1-for-1 lunch promotion from 11.30am to 3pm on weekdays. Your tummy will be happy, and your wallet will not complain either.

Chapter 55
55 Tiong Bahru Road, #01-37,
Singapore 160055
Tel: +65 6221 2219
Daily: 11.30am – 11pm
Nearest Station: Tiong Bahru

Cheng's 27

CHENG’S AT NO. 27

Tasty, homecooked zi char dishes will always have our loyalty and a permanent place in our hearts. A family restaurant run entirely by the Cheng family, Cheng’s At No. 27 is where you should turn to for a warm, comforting meal. Aside from their zi char dishes, Cheng’s At No. 27 also has a dessert counter which has homemade cakes and pastries.

Cheng’s At No. 27 
27 Yong Siak Street,
Singapore 168654
Tel: +65 6223 7883
Mon: 10.30am – 3pm
Wed to Sat: 10.30am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 9pm
Nearest Station: Tiong Bahru

Coq & Balls

COQ & BALLS

Just a 6-minute walk from Tiong Bahru MRT, Coq & Balls is a buzzing and vibrant bar that is perfect for a casual drink and laid back night with the lads. Aside from serving up craft beers, ciders and premium draft beers, make sure that you have a try of their signature cocktail, the Chuck Norris.

Coq & Balls
6 Kim Tian Road, Kai Fook Mansion,
Singapore 169246
Tel: +65 6276 6609
Mon to Thu: 5pm – 1am
Fri: 4.30pm – 1am
Sat & Sun: 3pm – 1am
Nearest Station: Tiong Bahru

Drips Cafe

Drips Bakery

DRIPS BAKERY CAFE

Calling out fans of everything sweet because your next cafe stop in Tiong Bahru should be the Drips Bakery Cafe. From cakes, tarts to savoury bites paired with aromatic coffee and tea, your dining experience at the cafe will be nothing short of sweet.

But savoury items such as pies and quiches are available for your picking if you are looking for a more satisfying and fulfilling meal.

Drips Bakery Cafe
82 Tiong Poh Road, #01-05,
Singapore 160082
Tel: +65 6222 0400
Sun to Thu: 11am – 9.30pm
Fri & Sat: 11am – 11pm
Nearest Station: Tiong Bahru

Flock Cafe

FLOCK CAFE 

Searching for a place to unwind and watch the day fold out before you? Flock Cafe at Moh Guan Terrace would be your best bet. A family-run cafe that has strong indie vibes, Flock Cafe has a comforting and relaxed ambience which will make you feel right at home.

All coffee served at the Flock Cafe are made from the Speakeasy Blend and roasted by Liberty Coffee, which means that your coffee will have a medium body with hints of chocolate and nutty overtones.

Flock Cafe
78 Moh Guan Terrace, #01-25,
Singapore 162078
Tel: +65 6536 3938
Daily: 8am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Tiong Bahru

Forty Hands

FORTY HANDS

Forty Hands is a good cafe to visit for tasty brunch fare and excellent coffee. Some brunch options that you can go for include the Eggs Benedict, Eggs Cocotte and of course, the Big Boy Breakfast.

Otherwise, you need to have a taste of their coffee that is brewed from freshly roasted beans from Five Senses Coffee Australia. If you are impressed by the brew, you can purchase a bag of their freshly roasted speciality coffee from Forty Hands’ online store which will be delivered directly to you.

Forty Hands
78 Yong Siak Street, #01-12,
Singapore 163078
Tel: +65 6225 8545
Sun to Wed: 7.30am – 7pm
Thu to Sat: 7.30am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Tiong Bahru

House of Peranakan Petit

HOUSE OF PERANAKAN PETIT

House of Peranakan Petit is part of the House of Peranakan Group of restaurants which have been the proud advocates of Peranakan cuisine over the past three decades. The House of Peranakan Petit is a cosy and intimate 30-seater restaurant which is helmed by chef and owner, Bob Seah.

Immerse yourself in traditional Nonya cuisine created from Chef Bob’s secret home recipes as well as his modern Peranakan-inspired cuisines at the House of Peranakan Petit.

House of Peranakan Petit
42 Eng Hoon Street, Tiong Bahru Estate,
Singapore 169785
Tel: +65 6222 1719
Mon, Wed to Sun: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Tiong Bahru

Ikyu

IKYU

Ikyu prides themselves as being a daringly different Japanese restaurant and here is why. Ikyu seeks to defy all limits and definitions through its reinventions and interpretations of Japanese and French fusion food. They also claim to offer its patrons the best rice and sake in Japan, and their seafood, fruits and vegetables are air flown in from Japan’s Tsukiji Fish Market three times a week.

Ikyu
5 Yong Siak Street,
Singapore 168643
Tel: +65 9663 2003
Tue to Sun: 11.30am – 2pm, 6pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Tiong Bahru

Merci Marcel Food

Merci Marcel Outdoor

MERCI MARCEL

Nestled in an enclave of cafes in Tiong Bahru, Merci Marcel is a chic French café that took over the premises of the now-defunct The Orange Thimble. Located right next to Tiong Bahru Bakery, the café operates as a brunch spot in the day and transforms into a casual bar at night.

With a variety of French bakes and mains features in their daytime menu and an even larger assortment of hot beverages and alcoholic drinks, Merci Marcel is the perfect place for a gathering with friends or a romantic date with your other half.

Merci Marcel
56 Eng Hoon Street #01-68
Singapore 160056
Tel: +65 6224 0113
Tue to Fri: 9am – 11.30pm
Sat and Sun: 8am – 11.30pm
Mon: Closed
Nearest Station: Tiong Bahru

No. 3 Crab Delicacy

NO.3 CRAB DELICACY SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

Serving up delicious crab delights since 2001, No.3 Crab Delicacy Seafood Restaurant is an under-the-radar seafood restaurant that is nestled at Level 1 of Link Hotel Singapore.

Instead of opting for typical crab dishes like the chilli crab or black pepper crabs, visit No. 3 Crab Delicacy Seafood Restaurant to take your crab experience to the next level. Think Curry Crabs, Crab Beehoon and Butter Crabs. You will be in for a feast fit for a king!

No.3 Crab Delicacy Seafood Restaurant
50 Tiong Bahru Road, #01-04 Link Hotel Singapore,
Singapore 168733
Tel: +65 6327 2148
Daily: 12pm – 2.30pm, 5pm – 11.30pm
Nearest Station: Tiong Bahru

Open Door Policy

Open Door Policy Tiong Bahru

OPEN DOOR POLICY

Open Door Policy aims to change the way you look at food and to hopefully encourage their patrons to dine with the attitude of eating sustainably. This means transforming urban spaces into micro-gardens to meet your food needs, and essentially grow your own food which will, in turn, lead you to appreciate it more.

At Open Door Policy, all dishes served are gluten-free and dairy-free and plenty of thought has gone into the composition of each dish. Mains that you can enjoy include the King Crab Orecchiette (S$28) and Vegetable Tempura Risotto (S$25). Who says eating vegetables can’t be as tasty as meat?

Open Door Policy
19 Yong Siak Street,
Singapore 169850
Tel: +65 6221 9307
Mon, Tue to Fri: 12pm – 11pm
Sat & Sun: 11am – 11pm
Nearest Station: Tiong Bahru

Plain Vanilla

PLAIN VANILLA BAKERY

As one of the most popular bakeries in Singapore, it is not surprising to see many patrons frequenting its Tiong Bahru flagship store with their signature cardboard box in hand. All of their baked goods are baked fresh on a daily basis with only the best ingredients.

Plain Vanilla Bakery also strives to keep their recipes simple and uncomplicated. Serving up cupcakes, cakes, tarts and more; Plain Vanilla’s sweet treats will be worth your indulgence.

Plain Vanilla Bakery
1D Yong Siak Street, Tiong Bahru Estate,
Singapore 168641
Tel: +65 6465 5942
Mon to Sat: 8am – 7pm
Sun: 9am – 6pm
Nearest Station: Tiong Bahru

PS Cafe Petit At Tiong Bahru

PS. CAFE PETIT

Tucked away in the estate of Tiong Bahru is arguably one of the more well-known cafes in Singapore, PS. Cafe Petit. Some items on their menu include artisanal pizza, hearty salads, pasta, sinful desserts and selected wines at affordable prices. However, do note that seating is limited at PS. Cafe Petit and is subjected to a first come, first served basis.

PS. Cafe Petit
No. 41 Blk 78 Guan Chuan Street,
Singapore 160078
Tel: +65 9226 7088
Mon to Fri: 11am – 11pm
Sat & Sun: 9.30am – 11pm
Nearest Station: Tiong Bahru

Sin Hoi Sai

SIN HOI SAI SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

With more than 20 years of experience under its belt, Sin Hoi Sai Seafood Restaurant is recognised for its excellent range of seafood and zichar dishes.

From the perennial favourite Salted Egg Crabs to Geoduck Sashimi, this is a place to head to for all seafood lovers.

Sin Hoi Sai Seafood Restaurant
Blk 55 Tiong Bahru Road, #01-59,
Singapore 160055
Tel: +65 6223 0810/ 6224 3905
Daily: 5pm – 5am
Nearest Station: Tiong Bahru

Teru Sushi

TERU SUSHI

Did anyone say S$1 for fresh oysters? Yes, we kid you not. Get your fill of fresh oysters and a sashimi boat at Teru Sushi, a popular Japanese restaurant along Tiong Bahru Road. For satisfying, comforting yet healthy and affordable Japanese eats, Teru Sushi would be a good option.

Other items on their menu include Japanese bento boxes, mentai, wagyu beef sets and more!

Teru Sushi
50 Tiong Bahru Road, #01-01,
Singapore 168733
Tel: +65 6842 8484
Mon to Sat: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6pm – 12am
Sun: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Tiong Bahru

Tiann's

TIANN’S 

A bakery and takeaway eatery that serves handcrafted food and drink, Tiann’s seeks to return back to basics by honouring the true taste and flavours of ingredients used. Tiann’s food is mostly gluten-free, paleo-friendly and organic. Some old-fashioned bakes that you can enjoy include the English Tea Cake (S$3 per slice), or how about A Chocolate Hazelnut (S$8.80 per slice) for a more decadent treat?

Tiann’s
71 Seng Po Road, #01-35,
Singapore 160071
Tel: +65 6222 1369
Tue to Fri: 8am – 4pm
Sat: 9am – 10pm
Sun: 9am – 4pm
Nearest Station: Tiong Bahru

The Tiong Bahru Club Singapore

THE TIONG BAHRU CLUB 

A throwback Asian eatery right in the heart of Tiong Bahru, The Tiong Bahru Club is where you should visit for honest, no-frills Singaporean grub. From the Singapura Club chain of restaurants, the menu at The Tiong Bahru Club is a vintage bistro that will be ideal for a casual yet delicious meal.

The Tiong Bahru Club
Blk 57 Eng Hoon Street, #01-88,
Singapore 160057
Tel: +65 6438 0168
Mon to Fri: 9am – 11pm
Sat & Sun: 8.30am – 11.30pm
Nearest Station: Tiong Bahru

Tiong Bahru Bakery

TIONG BAHRU BAKERY

With the vision of celebrating neighbourhoods, the flagship outlet of Tiong Bahru Bakery is a beautiful and quaint eatery which serves up excellent pastries and bread, and they also have savoury delights and desserts too!

However, a must-try at Tiong Bahru Bakery is the Kouign Amann, a buttery yet crispy pastry that is a speciality of the town of Douarnenez in Finistère, Brittany, which it originated from. Paired with an artisanal tea or coffee, you will be in for a treat!

Tiong Bahru Bakery
56 Eng Hoon Street, #01-70,
Singapore 160056
Tel: +65 6220 3430
Daily: 8am – 8pm
Nearest Station: Tiong Bahru

Day & Night

DAY & NIGHT BISTRO

Located in the charming and rustic Tiong Bahru neighbourhood is the Day & Night Bistro, which sits on the same spot that previously housed Two Face Pizza & Taproom. In the day, Day & Night Bistro is a cosy old-school kopitiam and at night, it transforms into a pizzeria and tap room.

Day & Night Bistro
56 Eng Hoon Street, #01-46,
Singapore 160056
Tel: +65 6222 6881
Sun to Mon, Wed to Thu: 5pm – 11pm
Fri & Sat: 5pm – 12am
Nearest Station: Tiong Bahru

Whisk Cafe

WHISK CAFE

With its interior and exterior completely decked out in white, the beauty of Whisk Cafe is hard to miss. A minimalistic cafe with an interior largely inspired by European decor, Whisk Cafe is a comforting cafe which offers classic carrot cakes and refreshing zesty lemon tarts for your sweet tooth.

Whisk Cafe would certainly make a good place to relax with a book and enjoy some quality time with a friend, partner, or even just with yourself.

Whisk Cafe
50 Seng Poh Road, #01-15,
Singapore 160058
Tel: +65 6222 6543
Tue to Thu: 9am – 7pm
Fri & Sat: 9am – 11pm
Sun: 9am – 9pm
Nearest Station: Tiong Bahru

Wild Barley Cafe

WILD BARLEY

Although Wild Barley is predominantly a speciality grocery store that offers gourmet, organic and natural foods from America, Europe and Asia, it also has fresh bread and quality light bites, freshly prepared by Chef Flix, available for your enjoyment.

Wild Barley
25 Yong Siak Street,
Singapore 168653
Tel: +65 6221 9028
Tue to Fri: 11am – 8pm
Sat & Sun: 9.30am – 8pm
Nearest Station: Tiong Bahru


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About the writer:
A member of the team at ladyironchef, Claire’s mission is to lead a life without regrets – to explore the world and its treasures boldly. When she isn’t pursuing her interests in writing, academia and music, Claire spends her free time with family and her pets. She also hopes to run her own animal shelter in the future.