I was on my way to visit Urban Farm @ Funan when I saw Tiong Bahru Bakery (Funan Mall).
Master baker Gontran Cherrier founded Tiong Bahru Bakery in 2012. He operated the first store at Eng Hoon Street under Spa Esprit Group. Tiong Bahru Bakery now has 6 outlets spread across Singapore.
Tiong Bahru Bakery (Funan Mall) has a cafe layout with padded chairs and sofas. The orange lighting and display of freshly-baked goodies made the place look warm and inviting.
Tiong Bahru Bakery is famous for their croissants. I usually go for the plain Croissant [S$3.50], but I wanted to try something new so I got a Almond Croissant [S$4.80] instead. It is a little flatter than the plain croissant, laden down by the almond flakes on the croissant. The croissant itself if buttery and soft. The almond flakes gives the croissant a nutty crunchiness while powdered sugar gives it a little sweetness.
There are also Green Tea Almond Croissant [S$5.20] and Almond Chocolate Croissant [S$5.20] available.
Tiong Bahru Bakery (Funan Mall) – Display 1I didn’t know what a Kouign Amann [S$4.50] but it looked so good that I ordered one anyway. According to Wikipedia “Kouign-amann is a Breton cake, described in the New York Times as “the fattiest pastry in all of Europe.” The name comes from the Breton language words for cake (kouign) and butter (amann)”. Layers of butter and sugar are folded in, similar to puff pastry. It looks like a round caramelized croissant with a soft buttery inside.
I don’t drink coffee so I opted for Hot Chocolate [Regular S$6.40, Large S$7.40, Iced S$7] instead. It’s thick and chocolatey and the latte art is pretty.
Besides baked goods such as croissants and kouign-amanns, there are also sandwiches, quiche and desserts.
There is a small retail corner which sells CMCR Coffee Beans, Kamquat Jam, Blueberry Jam, Pork Pate with Cognac, Duck Confit Cassoulet and Strawberry Jam.