A few weeks ago my two-year old daughter came out with the little gem, that her favourite things in the entire world were “boys and muffins”. As she’s clearly way too young for romance, I thought we’d skip straight to the baked goods, and solicited opinions on where to find the best muffins in Singapore! One name that cropped up again and again was The Muffinry, a tiny little self-service muffin shop tucked away in a shophouse on Telok Ayer Street, so off we went in search of muffin perfection.
The Muffinry is pretty non-flashy, with a slightly hipsterish/Japanese vibe. The muffin “Roster”, i.e. specials of the day, are announced in the window, and you help yourself from a cabinet at the front of the shop, filling up either a paper bag if you’re just grabbing a muffin to go, a box if you’re stuffing your face or sharing with friends, or a plate if you want to eat in. There are around 5 or 6 varieties of muffins at any one time, including savoury flavours (green eggs and ham was on the menu during our visit!). We picked out Banana and Chocolate Chip, Apple and Blueberry and Chocolate for testing purposes, and took them to go, although there is a huge selection of drinks (including an impressive tea selection) and a little cafe area upstairs.
The verdict? Well, the Banana and Chocolate Chip for me was the clear winner (with its melt-in-the-mouth chunks of real banana it’s a world away from a Starbucks processed muffin), but unfortunately my daughter is perhaps the only toddler in the world who doesn’t like banana, so she refused it on principle and got stuck into the chocolate one. I had thought that as it was made with Valrhona chocolate it might be a bit sophisticated for her, but judging by the mess that was made, it went down just fine!
Pssst… The Muffinry don’t just do muffins. They also have a rotating offering of other baked goods (think brownies, lamingtons, pies and tarts, as well as quiches and sandwiches), so don’t think of them as just a brekkie option. We recommend a stop-off to fortify yourself at The Muffinry before hitting up Telok Ayer Green, Ann Siang Hill Park or Thian Hock Keng temple, all great little field trips for littlies!
112 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068581
Tel: (+65) 6509 6462
Tuesday – Friday 8am-10pm
Sat & Sunday – Closed