The quaint old Tiong Bahru had a breath of fresh café air with the inception of 40 Hands last year. It will definitely attract café-goers hunting for the less-discovered spots with the opening of The Orange Thimble, Drips Bakery Café and Open Door Policy – all charming in their own ways.
The Orange Thimble is where art meets café, with collaborations with neighbours White Canvas Gallery, also featuring works of notable local artists.
My recommendations include Miss Portobella ($7.50) and the English breakfast burger ($5.50). The former is a soft bread roll with portobello mushroom baked in honey and balsamic vinegar, while the latter packs pork sausage, bacon and wild rocket in one wholeness goodness. Made to order on the spot, the bread was chewy soft, with the ingredients tasting hot and fresh.
The Orange Thimble
56 Eng Hoon Street, #01-68 Tel: +65 6223 8068
Opening Hours: Tue–Sun: 11am – 9pm (Closed on Mon)