Tasting the good life @ Botanic Gardens

Happy new year everyone!!!

Ok, first of all, I know my last post was eons ago, so sorry to all of you waiting for updates!

So, to end off 2012 (and at the same time, celebrate Christmas) with a good meal, Kai and I headed down to Food For Thought @ Singapore Botanical Gardens. She has been persuading me to go there for the longest time (ok not really the longest lah, but quite a few times hahaha), so we decided to pop by on Christmas Day itself for our usual Christmas Day lunch!

Food for Thought at Botanic Gardens | Photo courtesy of Internet

Food for Thought at Botanic Gardens | Photo courtesy of Internet

Given that it was a public holiday, we had to walk around waiting for people to finish their food, looking like vultures targeting their next meal from the air >.< But we were lucky to get a seat after just a while of waiting.

Kai's Banana and Walnuts Pancake

Bacon Potatoes Onion salad (quite a mouthful even to pronounce)

Because we decided to share their pancakes besides having our own meal (yes, we were a little too greedy), Kai ordered their Bacon Potatoes Onion salad ($10.00), which is basically mixing leaves together with bacon, potatoes and onions hahaha. Ok lah, it says “Grilled bacon, roasted potatoes, caramelised onions with lemon thyme vinaigrette”.

I still maintain eating salads is like crunching leaves from the tree.

My Full Works all-day breakfast meal

My Full Works all-day breakfast meal

I love breakfast sets – it’s just something about them that makes me happy eating them compared to the rest of the food like pasta or pizza. So I gunned their Full Works ($18.00), and it came with scrambled eggs, bacon, butter toast, chunky chicken sausages (which were really nice!), hash browns, garlic mushrooms and a roasted tomato salad.

Our shared Banana and Walnut pancake

Our shared Banana and Walnut pancake

And remember how I said we were a little too greedy? Yes, we ended up with their Banana and Walnut Pancake ($10.00), which proved to be too much after our respective meals. This would make a good meal by itself.

A cup of cappuccino to end off the meal!

A cup of cappuccino ($4.50) to end off the meal!

You have to order your food at the counter yourself.

You have to order your food at the counter yourself.

Unlike Hatched, you have to order your food at the counter yourself, and the suaku me was still waiting for someone to come and take our orders -.-

They have a cupcake counter too...

They have a cupcake counter too…

Quite reasonably priced at $2 per cupcake. I don't know whether it tastes nice, but it sure does look nice.

Quite reasonably priced at $2 per cupcake. I don’t know whether it tastes nice, but it sure does look nice.

It was my first time to Food For Thought, and I must say it’s a really nice place for a casual meal, catch-up session or informal meetings. You can choose to sit inside the air-conditioned restaurant/cafe, or outside but you’ll still be under shades. They also have a playground to cater to young kids who cannot sit still and eat!

Interior of FFT

Interior of FFT

They have these steps for you to read on the wall...

Their causes painted on the wall.

Because Food For Thought revolves around their slogan “Good food for a good cause”, their various causes are painted onto the wall to promote what I would make out as “happiness”, “kindness” and perhaps “eco-friendliness”.

Outdoor dining, a good place to sit if the weather's more forgiving.

Outdoor dining, a good place to sit if the weather’s more forgiving.

I must say we enjoyed our lunch at Food For Thought (perhaps more so than I did at other such eateries). If there’s one thing I don’t like about this, it’s the weekend crowd hahaha.

Do head down to try it out if you haven’t been there. They have two branches as listed:

Food For Thought (8Q)
8, Queens Street
Tel: 6338 9887
Opening: 9am to 10pm (Mon-Sat), 9am to 9pm (Sun)

Food For Thought (SBG)
1, Cluny Road
Singapore Botanical Gardens
Tanglin Gate, #B1-00
Tel: 6338 4848
Opening: 8am to 9pm (Mon-Sun)

Alternatively, you could check out their website for more details and the menu too!

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