[Closed] The Dispensary – Old Chinese Medical Hall Turned Cool Hipster Cafe

The Dispensary Cafe

Updated: The Dispensary is no longer in operation.

Walk into this quaint little cafe at the far end of the trendy Tiong Bahru neighbourhood and you will be greeted with a unique interior and atmosphere that you will not be able to find anywhere else.

What used to be a traditional Chinese medicine hall is now The Dispensary, a one-of-a-kind cafe concept that preserved what was left of its former tenant, to weave it into their new and fresh old-meets-new concept.

TCM Cafe

Cafe hopping can be pretty boring after some time, if you see the same interior over and over again. Unless you encounter gems like The Dispensary, with an interior that marries old and new perfectly with the old Chinese medicine shelves still on display as a backdrop of the cafe counter.

Dispensary Cafe Tiong Bahru

The Dispensary has both an air-conditioned indoor sitting and an alfresco dining area outside, perfect for beautiful Instagram shots or to relax on a non-humid day. A mini balcony area is also sometimes open for customers to hang out at.

Their cakes are especially raved about by many, so it should be on the top of your must-try list if you do make a trip down! If you like retro things or are into traditional Singapore heritage, you will definitely enjoy your time here. Yes, there is free wifi too!

The Dispensary
69 Tiong Bahru Road
Singapore 168723
Tel: +65 6536 0225
Mon to Thu, Sun: 9am to 9pm
Fri & Sat: 9am to 10pm
Nearest Station: Tiong Bahru

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