If you have been following my blog, you would probably know that I have been down at Tiong Bahru market & food centre to check out some of the stalls as I was planning for a hawker trail at Tiong Bahru market & food centre. In one of the trips, I decided to check out the cafe culture that is booming in the area. Initially I wanted to go to either Forty Hands or Tiong Bahru Bakery but both places were full. Disappointment was short lived when I turned the corner onto Tiong Road and found Drips Bakery Cafe.
Blackberry Almond Tart 4/5
Many reviews have mentioned about the tarts at Drips Bakery Cafe. Since my girlfriend and I were still quite full from lunch, we ordered a slice of Blackberry Almond Tart ($7.50) to share. The crumbly pastry base was really enjoyable. The fruity topping, almond cream and pastry base were layered in a nice textural balanced proportion. What we did not enjoy is the seedy bites we can find in the blackberry toppings.
With that many cafes setting up at Tiong Bahru area, I thought the name "Little Melbourne" is rather appropriate for the buzz in the area. I love my coffee and drink like 3-4 cups a day. However I admit I do not know how to differentiate coffee and I look forward to attending coffee workshop to widen by knowledge in coffee appreciation.
Anyway I ordered by usual Cafee Latte ($4.80) while my girlfriend had the Mocha ($5.50). We felt that the barista made quite a decent cup of coffee. Drips Bakery Cafe is a nice cozy place to laze the afternoon sipping a cup of aromatic coffee and enjoying their popular tarts. All prices are nett too!
Drips Bakery Cafe
82 Tiong Poh Road
Tel: +65 62220400
Nearest MRT: Tiong Bahru (EW Line), Outram (EW Line, CC Line)
Sun-Thu: 1030am - 930pm
Fri-Sat: 1030am - 11pm
(Closed on Tue)
1) Alight at Tiong Bahru MRT station. Take Exit A or B. Head east on Tiong Bahru Road towards Jalan Membina. Walk down Tiong Bahru and turn right onto Kim Pong Road. Turn left onto Lim Liak Street. Continue onto Eng Hoon Street. Turn left onto Tiong Poh Road. Journey time about 12 minutes.
2) Alight at Outram MRT station. Take Exit A or C. Walk to bus stop opposite Outram MRT station (Stop ID 06011). Take bus no. 33, 63, 75, 851 or 970. Alight 1 stop later at Blk 55 Tiong Bahru Road. Walk to destination about 200 meters away. Journey time 8 minutes.