During the long holidays, my colleagues and I decided to explore Tiong Bahru, one of the oldest residential estates in Singapore. This area has undergone quite a lot of changes in recent years; therefore we were there to uncover some of the cafes around the neighborhood.
Drips Bakery Café was one of the café that was open on a Monday morning. By noon, we realized that there were already quite a few people in the café.
Rows of tarts greeted us upon entering the café. It’s so hard to choose among these tempting tarts!
Their interior has a warm and cosy feel.
Panattone slice with vanilla ice cream is one of my favorite there. The bread is crispy outside and soft & warm inside. Wonderful combination with the vanilla ice-cream.
Their fruit tart is a MUST try! I love how the tart crust is not too hard, with the right texture and nice buttery taste. One tart will leave you wanting more.
The following are the rest of the things we tried there.
From top right: Specialty cold drip, chicken pie, mocha and chocolate banana tart.
Upon the first sip, the cold drip is a little too acidic and sour for people who prefer sweetened coffee. But as the coffee starts to get diluted by the ice, it became more acceptable for us.
The chicken pie does not bring us satisfaction as I find the fillings rather bland. I will not order this again.
As for the mocha, it tasted alright but could be warmer. And it is not as fragrant as some of the other places that I’ve tried.
Dark chocolate lovers might like their chocolate banana tart. There is a hint of bitterness in the rich chocolate; awesome combination with the sweetness of the banana. First few bites tasted good, however this tart is too rich. We could not finish it.
On the whole, I feel that this café is a nice place to stop by for some coffee and dessert. Our total bill came up to about $48, to be shared among 4 of us. I will definitely visit this place again to try other fruit tarts.
Drips Bakery Café
82 Tiong Poh Road, #01-05,
Tel: 6222 0400
Fax: 6776 0401
Sun – Thurs 11am – 930pm
Fri & Sat 11am – 11pm
Tiong Bahru station (15mins walk)