Normal cafe menus feature black coffee (espresso-based drinks and pour overs) and white coffee (milk-based coffees), but Tiong Bahru Bakery in Singapore does a deep dive. Their graphic display features not only coffee but also tea options and their signature drinks. The whole thing is creatively illustrated with different lines, shapes, and colors to represent different ingredients inside each drink. When we’re able to visit, our default order is the flat white—mainly because of the blend they get from Common Man Roastery (which is a fantastic match with their buttery pastries). But if you’re able to frequent Tiong Bahru, be sure to explore their wealth of options.
It’s butter heaven. Definitely one of the best bakeries in the world. Nobody does a Kouign-amann this well. The pastry is similar to a croissant, made in a spiral shape with tons of butter, and baked with sugar on top, which caramelizes the butter inside. It pairs perfectly with a flat white latte, because the silkiness compliments the buttery sweetness. Some people make it a point to go to the original Tiong Bahru Bakery in Orchard Road but this is much more comfortable, inside Raffles City in Singapore and the quality is equal, if not better in this branch.