Drips Bakery Café has been in the Tiong Bahru estate since 2010 or so, and I wrote about the café sometime in 2012.
It can be considered quite a survivor, considering many cafes there have come and gone.
However, it is still a slight surprise to find them opened in the heart of Orchard Road at Ngee Ann City, located at basement 2 (where Aloha Poke used to be at).
Compared to the Tiong Bahru outlet, this is a smaller space and functions more like a takeaway shop.
They also offer Baked Tart with Long Black/Tea sets at $11.80, or Scone/Teacake/Croissant with Long Black or Tea at $6.
Rotating tarts you can expect to find there include Baked Almond Tart, Matcha Yuzu Tart, Cinnamon Egg Tart, Choc Truffle Tart, Baked Crumble Tart, Fresh Avocado Tart, Fresh Yuzu Tart, Lemon Meringue Tart, Baked Lemon Tart, Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart, and more.
The average consumer may be concerned about the price, with each 4-inch tart costing about $9.90 and Seasonal Fresh Fruit Tart at $12.90.
The one item that has remained as a best seller over the decade is the Seasonal Fresh Fruit Tart ($12.90).
They use a secret recipe to create a French butter tart shell paired with freshly made in-house custard infused with Madagascar vanilla beans.
The tart is then topped with freshest seasonal fruits available. I once had the Mixed Fruit Tart with raspberries and blackberries which had a soft crumbly crust, smooth cream cheese.
I did feel that the tart base could have more of that buttery-fragrance.
During a recent visit at the Tiong Bahru outlet, I found its Avocado Tart ($9) quite delicious, paired with Spanish avocados and French white chocolate curd, topped with meringue and dark cocoa power.
There is a surprise in the middle, which I would keep a secret. This Avocado Tart is only available during weekends and public holidays though.
For those who want to try more, also offered is a mini-tart assortment in a box of 6 – customers can mix and match to their preference.
Drips Bakery Café – Orchard
Ngee Ann City #B2-31, 391 Orchard Road, Singapore 238872
Tel: +65 6222 0400
Opening Hours: 8am – 9pm (Mon – Sun)
Drips Bakery Café – Tiong Bahru
82 Tiong Poh Road, #01-05, Singapore 160082
Tel: +65 6222 0400
Opening Hours: 9am – 9pm (Sun – Thurs), 9am – 10pm (Fri – Sat)