With blue Peranakan-style tiled walls contrasting against dark timber floors, the rustic, hipster-pleasing interior features quirks like upside-down potted herb plants that teeter precariously from the ceiling, while natural light floods in to create a bright and cheery workspace. Most dishes sport familiar-to-locals ingredients, but with restaurant-level finesse and more forgiving prices.
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For all you café-hoppers
Grab a cuppa on your way to work or swap your regular cafeteria lunch meals with atas ones at these joints that not only serve a great change of environment from your bleak office walls, but also menus that'll satisfy any empty bellies. RECOMMENDED: The best cafés in Singapore
You can't walk two steps without passing by a café or coffeeshop in Tiong Bahru – but which ones are worth dropping in on for a cuppa or two? Here are our top picks.