The Dispensary – Chinese Medical Hall Themed Cafe in Tiong Bahru

Bernard raved about this place being one of the nicest cafes he has ever been with one of the best truffle fries. so we decided we HAD to go check it out. Finally got the chance to do so on the long National Day weekend.

Nestled in a little corner in Tiong Bahru, The Dispensary wasn’t hard to locate. It certainly caught my eyes for it’s unique concept and design. Is this yet another overhyped cafe or will it surprise us?

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We ordered the Chai Latte, Mocha Latte and some cupcakes. The drinks were quite nice, while the cupcakes were a little too sweet for our liking.

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They ran out of truffle fries, so we ordered sweet potato fries and got them to drizzle truffle oil all over. Not too bad, but still prefer the usual potatoes with truffle oil.

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Thoughts

I love how the area has grown to become – a chic, hippy place which once used to be an old neighbourhood. It’s double-storied. You basically order downstairs and they deliver your items upstairs once it’s ready.

The sitting area upstairs is divided into 3 main areas, two being indoors, and one is an outdoor porch (non air-conditioned). It was closed on the day we visited. Not sure if that’s going to be the case from now.

Pricing was quite standard, though I did think $7.50 for a mocha was pretty expensive. I wouldn’t rave about any cafe food as it’s more of the ambience people are going for.

Enjoyed our afternoon there but no compelling need to visit again.

The Dispensary
69 Tiong Bahru Rd
Singapore 168723

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