Food For Thought

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Breakfast for lunch? I'm in!
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Food / Beverage 
 
4.0
Ambience 
 
4.0
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4.5
Value 
 
4.5
Overall Score 
 
4.5
Nice food and great people. I love how the staff are extremely well mannered and genuinely hope to enhance your dining experience. The decor is simple but chic and pleasing to the eye. The menu and table mats have the cutest illustrations.

But the real show snatcher here are the breakfast courses. Pancakes are a great size and can quickly fill you up so I suggest sharing with a friend should you want to try several flavours. I couldn't help but gobble down my banana and chocolate chip pancakes and even though I was pretty full after that I couldn't help but yearn for more. Definitely worth trying out!

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Average Spent Per Person:
12
Best Part:
Pancakes
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
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Cosy hidden find
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Food / Beverage 
 
3.5
Ambience 
 
4.5
Service 
 
4.5
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Score 
 
4.0
If you’re looking for a café in the city that is not too common or filled with crowd, Food for Thought at 8 Queen Street is the place to go. With a range of sweets and savouries, you could go there for a full meal or just for dessert and coffee or tea.

I went there with the intention of trying their desserts as I had heard they had nice cakes, and also to check out the ambience of the café. I was not disappointed when I reached.

We were greeted with friendly staff waiting to sit my party of three and we got a table immediately as there were lots of tables available (it was a Wednesday afternoon). We ordered the Old Southern Red Velvet Cake, the Moist Carrot Cake, Earl Grey Tea, English Breakfast Tea and an Iced Latte.

The Red Velvet cake was different from the usual. It was not cakey but more solid, almost like a gelatin, which was quite rich. However, the cream cheese was just about the right sweetness and tasted better than the cake itself. I didn’t really enjoy the slice as I expected it to be more like a crumbly cake rather than a solid. But it’s something new and I have not tasted red velvet made this way before.

The Moist Carrot Cake was better, with a strong taste of cinnamon, bits of walnuts, real carrots and coconut baked within the slice. It was more pleasant-tasting as compared to the Red Velvet, being less rich but having more ingredients within the cake.

The teas were a perfect compliment to the cakes as it was a combination of cold and warm. The Iced Latte was also nice as the coffee element was strong and not too milky.

Overall, I found the cakes to be alright, but slightly pricey (both $6 per slice). The ambience made up for it, with a modern and very cosy home feel, it’s a cool place to unwind and chill out in the afternoons. The menu at the Queen Street outlet is slightly different from the Botanic Gardens outlet, so be sure to check out both for full varieties of what they have to offer.

Conveniently located about three minutes away from Bras Basah MRT station, you can alight there and walk to the café. It’s recommended to go on weekdays however, as you might have to wait awhile before getting a table on the weekend.

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Average Spent Per Person:
8
Best Part:
Moist carrot cake, Iced Latte
Branch Location:
8 Queen Street
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
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A menu great for sharing
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4.0
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4.5
Ambience 
 
3.5
Service 
 
4.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Score 
 
4.0
This is one of those kind of places which makes you feel like ordering every single item on their menu. So yes, we ended up ordering a couple to share so that everyone gets to try more dishes!

We ordered a Full Works (comprised of scrambled eggs, bacon, butter toast, hash browns, roasted tomato salad, chicken sausage, garlic mushrooms), Dark Chocolate & Raspberries Pancakes (which comes with cream & gula melaka syrup), a Slow Pulled Pork Burger (with sweet potato chunks) and a Chicken Cutlet.There was so much food, but we finished every morsel of it in high spirits. We kept yumm-ing in total acknowledgement of the pancakes' awesomeness. I've actually had this once at the Bras Basah branch but didn't remember it being this good. I remember though, that the Brash Basah one was awfully drenched overwhelmingly with syrup and chocolate, which made it too sweet. I guess whether you like it or not would depend on your personal threshold for sweetness!

After we were done with the main courses, we ordered another 2 desserts (yes 4 girls ate that much) - Bread & Butter Pudding & a slice of Chocolate Mud Cake. The chocolate ganache was made really well and everyone of us loved it. We were so full at the end of the meal!

The place was luxuriously spacious, which is untypical of crammed up cafes. This Botanical Garden outlet definitely is highly inaccessible though, & I would probably head for the one at Bras Basah instead of this in future!
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Breakfast in nature
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3.5
Food / Beverage 
 
3.5
Ambience 
 
3.5
Service 
 
2.5
Value 
 
3.5
Overall Score 
 
3.5
I wish to commend especially on the FFT Branch at Botanic Gardens. It is different from its queen street branch in the sense that it is self-serviced and menu is slightly differently. The branch at Botanical Gardens is huge and spacious, and it is ideal for breakfast/coffee while surfing the net/ doing project work.

We ordered the full works ($18)- which is a wholesome breakfast choice of toast, salad, hasbrowns, saussages, omelette and bacon. Sounds Yummy isnt it? The portion was very big and enough to share between 2. I also ordered the chocolate pancakes and they were very sweet and appetizing as well.

I had a wonderful lunch at Food For Thought. It will also be nice to take a walk and appreciate nature after a fulfilling meal at Botanic Gardens. Remember, FFT is located at the Tanglin gate, not near the circle line of Botanic Gardens!

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Branch Location:
Botanic Gardens
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the full works and range of pancakes are great for sharing with friends
Overall Score 
 
4.5
Having a meal at Food for Thought makes me feel that I am not in Singapore. Located along Queen Street, it is a small café situated snugly between buildings.

Going with friends, the full works, a meal under the breakfast column is recommended for sharing. At $18, the whole platter consists of scrambled eggs, bacon, mushrooms, hash browns, and several others. This platter will be able to serve about four people. The mushrooms are the best in the platter and we could not resist not ordering an additional serving of it, as the garlic smell and taste is not strong and the mushrooms are very juicy. For dessert, a serving of the duo of pancakes can be shared as well. I tried the mixed berries and found the pancake soft and the fruits fresh. It makes a great dessert, but is very filling.

Food for Thought will be a nice place to enjoy an afternoon hi-tea with friends, in the laid-back environment, watching the cars and world go by.
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best pancakes!
Overall Score 
 
4.5
I recommended Food For Thought to all of my family members because of their delicious pancakes. I have tried all of their different flavours before and I would recommend the Mixed Berries one best. Dark Chocolate & Raspberries is good too although their raspberries are really sour.

I would also recommend their scones which come with butter and - wait for it - dragonfruit jam! It is quite interesting in flavor and the warm buttery goodness goes really well with it. They also allow you to customize your own brunch which I find really fun.

I also like how they encourage you to enjoy good food while providing for a good cause as well. Portions of the profits made by Food For Thought goes to support the many causes they believe in. You can read more about them on your placemats as you eat. Such quirky ideas for interior decor can be commonly seen, so do look carefully when you're there!

Expect long queues at the Queen St branch (about 15 minutes wait), although I have never encountered such a problem at the Botanic Gardens branch due to their larger seating capacity.

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Food For Thought - The place to get your pancakes fix
(Updated: December 04, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Food / Beverage 
 
4.0
Ambience 
 
4.0
Service 
 
3.5
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Score 
 
4.5
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Enjoyable epicurean experience
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Food / Beverage 
 
4.5
Ambience 
 
4.5
Service 
 
4.5
Value 
 
4.5
Overall Score 
 
4.5
I frequent the branch at Singapore Botanic Gardens. Based within Singapore's most historical garden park, this Food For Thought branch celebrates family, rest and sustainable living.

People who want to visit the place should take note to enter the place by the entrance at Cluny Road, as Food for Thought (FFT) is located there. It's a convenient location as there is a bus stop right outside the entrance, and people are able to drive in and park their cars at the basement carpark right next to FFT.

What attracts me to FFT over and over again is the huge dining area that follows a natural and simplistic concept. The restaurant is huge and spacious, and I love the natural lighting that comes in through the huge glass panels at the side. Communal dining is encouraged at FFT, where people can sit together and interact with their friends or even strangers. With the ingenious seating arrangement, barriers are broken and conversations flow easily.

My favourite food is probably their Slow Pulled Pork Burger ($9). Cooked perfectly and paired with potato chunks - oh so delicious! Already mentally drooling while typing this. Another of my favourite food will All-Day Breakfast. Diners can customise their own breakfast, and I ALWAYS go for the mushrooms, which are always so juicy, so succulent.

After your meal, you can always get out and embrace the sweet nature. Go for a stroll with your friends or family members within the Garden to complete the experience.

All in all, Food for Thought is definitely one of my favourite dining places in Singapore. The environment, the food, the people, everything just caters to my taste. Perfect.

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Average Spent Per Person:
25
Best Part:
Great food, spacious environment
Branch Location:
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
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main dishes are better than the cakes
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Food / Beverage 
 
3.5
Ambience 
 
4.0
Service 
 
3.0
Value 
 
3.5
Overall Score 
 
4.0
Food For Thought, 8Q Branch is a cafe located at Singapore Arts Museum. This place gives off a very simple and clean feeling and their 540 jars as a light installation is rather impressive. They serve breakfast from 9AM, all the way to 5:30PM, which makes it a perfect place for people who crave breakfast food past breakfast time. Also, you’re able to customize your breakfast the way you want it.

During lunch hours, the place may get a little packed, but the crowd usually clears by 2PM. Although the breakfast food is awesome, I feel that the coffee here is lacking. Recommended to just stick to their free flow of water, where you have a choice to make a donation of $2, to provide clean water to an African for a year.

Although the fries are part of the chef's recommendations... avoid it. There was too little seasoning, and it was too thick. It ended up unfinished, soggy and bland. For their main dishes, I've had the shiitake and button mushroom risotto. The portion may be a little small if you're a big eater, but it's a great dish!

Had the Hazelnut chocolate crunch for the dessert. It was heavenly, but the coating of chocolate was too much for me. If you have a sweet tooth, you'll definitely enjoy it.

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Branch Location:
8 Queen Street
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Yes
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Good food and service :)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Food / Beverage 
 
4.5
Ambience 
 
4.5
Service 
 
3.5
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Score 
 
4.0
I went to the one next to SAN (Singapore Art Museum) on a weekend noon and I had to wait for quite some time before a seat was available. Be there early!

The service is good in the sense that everything was done as fast as possible.. But I dont remember the staff smiling or looking at all glad to be serving us.
There are items being sold in Food For Thought which you could browse through while waiting for your food.

I usually order the seafood risotto. Comes with squid and prawns. It is tasty, not too rich nor overpowering. The seafood is fresh too. The serving may seem too little but it is actually very filling- for me at least. I am not a very big eater so.. well it may be too small after all if you are a big eater.

The breakfast set is also quite worth the money- I really liked this bready thing.. Is it called a brioche?? The scrambled eggs are nicely done and the hash browns are not like your Macdonalds hashbrowns- they are so milky and they come in cute little takoyaki-looking balls!

A little on the expensive side, but priced like any other restaurants of its type. Worth a visit.

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Average Spent Per Person:
20
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
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