Tiong Bahru Bakery turns into a safari-themed glamping café in Dempsey

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Tiong Bahru Bakery Safari glamping cafe. (PHOTO: Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore)

Get your phones ready for this new Instagram spot in Singapore! Tiong Bahru Bakery’s newest outlet, Tiong Bahru Bakery Safari (TBB Safari), is a safari-themed glamping-esque café in Dempsey.

Opening today, 16 November, the TBB Safari shares the compound with the Open Farm Community and even uses ingredients from the farm’s back gardens as part of their new dishes.

The chain’s founder, Cynthia Chua, was inspired to model the newest branch based on the glamping experience on her recent trip to the African safari in Botswana. The interior of this safari-themed bakery was carefully curated with vintage decorations, Kilim carpets, and butterflies taxidermy, yet keeping the Asian touch with the nostalgic red rooster bowls.

Oven-toasted pastries (Photo: Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore)

Serving up familiar pastries such as their popular handmade croissants, the TBB Safari also carries new products such as the breakfast jars loaded with super foods. The Tapioca Coconut Papaya ($8.50) breakfast jar is served warm, packed with sago in coconut milk. It also infuses the papaya with a pinch of turmeric, giving it a tangy taste. Another TBB Safari exclusive is the Rolled Oats with Black Sesame and Pineapple ($8.80), a nutty yet refreshing serving of breakfast oats.

Rainbow latte (Photo: Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore)

Bringing a Singaporean twist to outdoor dining, Cynthia lets on that “While Singaporeans want to experience outdoor dining, they want the area to be cool enough. That is something that Singapore cannot offer due to our hot and humid weather.” To tackle the incessant heat, the compound is fitted with huge air coolers, keeping the temperature of the tent at a cooling 25 degrees Celsius.

Beetroot latte (Photo: Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore)

You can also power up your Instagram game with the TBB Safari-exclusive Turmeric Latte ($6.50) and Beetroot Latte ($6.50), the former in golden yellow and the latter in pastel pink. Visit the bakery after 21st November to try out their commemorative pastry, the Zebra Safari Cake ($9.20), made up of cocoa crumble, banana mousse, milk chocolate gauze, and topped with gold leaf décor.

Comfy interior (Photo: Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore)

The 46-seater café seeks to bring the outdoors indoor, allowing Singaporeans to create unique and fun experiences in a new environment. TBB Safari aims to serve up new and exclusive offerings every quarter, using the ingredients from their garden in the Open Farm Community. 

Tiong Bahru Bakery Safari

130E Minden Road, Singapore 248819

Opens: Daily 8am to 5pm