You can find Tiong Bahru Bakery not just in Tiong Bahru nowadays. It has developed into a successful chain with outlets in Raffles City and Tangs on Orchard Road - but the original store is on Eng Hoon Street in Tiong Bahru and that was where I went. The bakery is not very big - with seating for around 20 people. The decor is simple and practical - with the focus firmly on the products.
It is an overwhelming range of pastries, bread and sandwiches - and for a first-time visitor it can be quite difficult to decide what to sample first.
As I was between breakfast and lunch - I just wanted a snack. I finally settled for a croissant which they are famous for - and it was great. The flaky pastry, crispy crust, and fluffy interior all combine to make a perfect croissant. You will not find one better outside of Paris.
Once you have tried their pastry you will know why they are so popular. Singaporeans are really lucky - as a bakery of this quality and charm is hard to find in Malaysia.