The Place Do we still need another cafe in Tiong Bahru? The answer is apparently a yes. I checked out the two weeks old Tiann’s along Seng Poh Road, which is currently still at a soft launch phase. I love cafes in a long shop house setting, especially if natural sunlight trickles in to inject some warmth. Despite its sizeable space, there are only five tables here at Tiann’s, mostly communal tables. The Food On display at the counter are some bakes such as quiche, with plans to include ice-cream, brunch and dinner menu soon. For its coffee, it currently uses beans from Nylon Coffee Roaster and Allpress Coffee. For me, what sets Tiann’s apart from other cafes is that it doesn’t use refined sugar in its food, but sweet flavours from natural ingredients instead. For a health conscious me on most days, this is definitely a win.
When I visited Tiann’s, the only food item available was the Savoury Waffle ($9.60 for half portion/$15.80 for full portion). I chose the half portion Salmon and Avocado waffle, which I verified that it contained no processed sugar. Even though the waffle was not meant to be the crispy style, it wasn’t too sweet and was surprisingly delectable for me. Needless to say, half portion was really insufficient for my appetite on hindsight.
I went for the stronger Carmelo blend from Allpress for my Flat White ($5 for 5oz size). This blend consists of beans from Brazil, Columbia, Guatemala and Sumatra and is supposes to have a distinct caramel flavour.
Rants The lack of food options at the moment, so I’m looking forward to the day when the full-fledged menu is available.
Will I Return Again? I’m quite selective of the new cafes I visit these days but so far Tiann’s seems like it’s capable of keeping up to the game. We shall see and I can’t wait to find out myself!
Taste bud: 3.5/5
Hole in the pocket: 3.5/5
Overall Experience: 3.5/5
71 Seng Poh Road #01-35
Tuesday to Sunday: 9am – 5pm