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Food For Thought

Café and Breakfast Spot$$$$
Tanglin, Singapore
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  • KairenandJenny's food hunt
    "Becareful not to go botanics gardens by the wrong road."(5 Tips)
    Alicia T.
    "My vote - Pancakes (come with cream, chocolate & raspberry)."(7 Tips)
    Weng C.
    "very good bolognese linguine.. yummy!"(3 Tips)
    Wess L.
    "Pulled pork burger"(3 Tips)
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  • Missy Teo
    Missy TeoNovember 30, 2012
    they dont serve my favorite earl grey milkshake here but luckily the toffee apple cider was a great replacement. Pastas are horrible, mushroom soup was yuck, fries, full works n steak was great thou
  • Eileen L.
    Eileen LinMarch 29, 2015
    The menu has limited drinks selection .. Maybe they should consider adding more drinks choices - such as fruity ice tea / or fusion flower ice tea since they are in the heart of botanic garden !
  • Yuning C.
    Yuning ChenMay 29, 2016
    Come at a time when less people are around. The experience is so much better. Taste is great, environment is good with kids crying around ^.^ A perfect place for lunch after spending the morning here
  • Constance |.
    Good value for money, portions are super large ! Try the sets with scrambled eggs and bacon. Banana and walnuts pancakes are a bit dry.
  • Alicia T.
    Alicia TanJune 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Extremely crowded on weekends. Be prepared to wait to place your orders. My vote - Pancakes (come with cream, chocolate & raspberry). The kind of happy meal you'd want to have on a Sunday.
  • Cheen T.
    Cheen The CuriousAugust 14, 2014
    Nice quiet spot on weekdays, during off-peak mealtimes, to meet up with friends. Spacious cafe when it's without the weekend family crowd ;-)
  • Iain C.
    Iain ChouSeptember 20, 2014
    I recommend not to come at night just before they close the restaurant.There is a possibility that they may turn off all the lights except for the ones above you.Wasn't an enjoyable experience for me.
  • rachel
    rachelSeptember 25, 2013
    Perfect pre-workout snack: Roasted beets with spiced walnuts. For a post-workout meal, add roasted tomatoes, extra greens, and a side of eggs.
  • Theodore N.
    Theodore NgMarch 24, 2014
    Great portions for the price. Pretty crowded, but the outdoor ambience is much quieter, and has a more natural ambience to it.
  • Dora C.
    Dora ChooSeptember 12, 2016
    A light breakfast of French toast (brioche), I liked that the bread is soaked through with egg and served with cooked apples.
  • KairenandJenny's food hunt
    Pancakes are really fluffy. Fries are good too. There's a lot of sitting space and atmosphere is good. Becareful not to go botanics gardens by the wrong road.
  • Yu-Mei
    Yu-MeiApril 3
    The gammon ham melt consists of a slice of (cold) gammon between buttered bread. The top slice has cheese melted on top but there is no contact between the cheesy melt and the ham. I can't even.
  • Stephanie T.
    Stephanie TanMarch 20, 2016
    Best is the laksa! Try it! Regretted ordering the beef burger bt the quiet and cooling ambiance made up for it.
  • Pheobe T.
    Pheobe TanMay 17, 2014
    Portions are big. Pancakes come with gula melaka syrup which are unpopular with my kids. Scenery not as nice as the other eateries in the gardens.
  • Kenny L.
    Kenny LowOctober 23, 2016
    Great family-friendly place for weekend brunch! They no longer serve mee rebus though. Shame... 😭 ABC French toast was yummmz!
  • Anna R.
    Anna RagenMarch 3, 2013
    Hot and filled with screaming kids and harried parents. I'd say avoid on weekends. Food-wise, try the pancakes, pretty decent for the price.
  • Charmaine Y.
    Charmaine YikApril 1, 2012
    All day breakfasts is a must have! Try the scrambled eggs and garlic ham. Also try the mee rebus - fantastic!
  • s h.
    s h .December 19, 2016
    Fluffy pancakes (syrup tasted weird like soy sauce tho), chill environment, and kid-friendly coloring kits available
  • Jenny S.
    Jenny SAugust 4, 2013
    The pecan pie has melted chocolate on top! Very delicious
  • Shirley W.
    Shirley W LApril 20, 2013
    food was good! i prefer pancakes with maple syrup rather than gula melaka though. if you go on a Saturday afternoon around 2pm,it's still noisy but probably not as bad as mornings. easy parking too.
  • Ernie
    ErnieJanuary 10, 2014
    They serve complimentary water, but do leave a 2 bucks donation for water as it goes to a charity in Africa to give kids access to drinking water.
  • Charmaine Y.
    Charmaine YikApril 1, 2012
    All day breakfasts is a must have! Try the scrambled eggs and garlic ham. Also try the
  • Harald F.
    Harald FriedlJuly 21, 2016
    Great space, great community engagement . Worth coming to this side of the botanical gardens.
  • mez
    mezMay 10, 2013
    fell in love all over again with egg and mushroom. it is hard leave this triangle r'ship.
  • Herk N.
    Herk NgFebruary 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The black coffee you get with the brunch is a 2-in-1 coffee sachet. Not an americano. I feel a little cheated. :)
  • marshmellowfroyo
    marshmellowfroyoOctober 11, 2014
    The warm Mississippi cake is value for money ! :) can be shared between two people if not really hungry
  • Tony B.
    Tony BirdJuly 15, 2015
    Had the French Toast with bacon. Amazing. Also recommend cookie cream milkshake.
  • Wess L.
    Wess LeeMay 10, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Pulled pork burger is tasty but heavy, they could do with a scaling down of their prices though
  • KB T.
    KB TJanuary 14, 2015
    Peperonico pork cocciolini is delicious but the bacon is pathetic...
  • Yuan C.
    Yuan ChinApril 29, 2012
    You gotta have that lime tea with white wine! Just that right amount of kick for a lazy afternoon.
  • Benjamin S.
    Benjamin SingAugust 11, 2014
    Not as dog friendly as they claim. They have signs forbidding pets and have turned my family with the dog away two times already.
  • Dawn B.
    Dawn BeyJanuary 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Spicy beef cream linguine was YUM :) it's not very spicy but the taste was great!
  • Fur🤓 b.
    Fur🤓 babyxJune 23, 2014
    Food is plainly normal, there's no wow factor. Their air conditioner is having a fever as mentioned by them on the door. One trip down is enough.
  • B. S.
    B. SohApril 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Breakfast may be all day but most of other food only served from 11am onwards.
  • Weng C.
    Weng ChoySeptember 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    very good bolognese linguine.. yummy!
  • Dphn
    DphnMay 13, 2014
    Queue system is retarded. Queue ALL OVER AGAIN if you want to change your order/order seconds/order desserts/order drinks. Brilliant use of your customer's time.
  • Emily
    EmilyJune 11, 2012
    Pig out on as much brunch food as you want, then find a spot to read or nap in the Botanic Gardens
  • Victor C.
    Victor ChanOctober 5, 2014
    Beef steak here is delicious. Fries not so nice.
  • Jen J.
    Jen JennFebruary 13, 2012
    Great ambience but concept and service fail! A cafe-ambience fast-food eatery..
  • Jen J.
    Jen JennFebruary 13, 2012
    Scrambled eggs and the bread is yummy. Price is really reasonable!!
  • Amy W.
    Amy WongJanuary 2
    Food selection ok and quality is good for what it is but they need to improve the efficiency. Only one cashier for this huge place is ridiculous!
  • myk c.
    myk chengAugust 16, 2014
    On weekends, it's a 30 mins to line up to order, and another 30mins for the order to be served. Beware!
  • thalia k.
    thalia kamargaAugust 2, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    despite the large outdoor sitting area, they don't allow dogs here :(
  • Elissa
    ElissaAugust 20, 2012
    Go to the Queens Street outlet. The ambience here is a straightup zero. Food quality is a far cry from that of the Queen St outlet. Waitress knocked into me with her tray, and didn't apologise.
  • s h.
    s h .November 29, 2016
    Great review for the cafe! http://www.ladyironchef.com/2012/04/food-for-thought-singapore-botanic-gardens/
  • Peter
    PeterSeptember 8, 2013
    Pull Pork was good .... Couldn't be better.
  • Buck Seng N.
    Buck Seng NgJuly 28, 2014
    Lousy system....for food at these kind of prices...people still having to wait in long queues, tables uncleared...poor experience. Wished they had kept this as a hawker center.
  • Bibiana S.
    Bibiana SohJune 23, 2012
    The queue system here is ridiculous & inefficient!! It's so slow no one will order seconds or desserts!!
  • Stacy
    StacyApril 16, 2013
    Brown sugar cloud cake was disappointing, lumpy & rubbery. Mud cake on the drier side...
  • Cai I.
    Cai IldefonsoDecember 21, 2015
    Food is to die for thought it's a bit pricey
  • marshmellowfroyo
    marshmellowfroyoJune 7, 2015
    They serve rather decent cranberry and raisin scones 😋
  • Brenda T.
    Brenda ThenMarch 1, 2012
    Try the Warm Chocolate Cake - w raspberry inside!
  • Iroda
    IrodaSeptember 13, 2013
    Oriental duck salad is the best!
  • Lim J.
    Lim Jun zheFebruary 10, 2012
    Don't get confused guys! Its at the other end of botanical garden mrt station!!!
  • Veronica L.
    Veronica LiangApril 29, 2012
    try their pulled pork linguine! 
  • Kathleen S.
    Kathleen SullivanMarch 10, 2015
    Free wifi and good food options.
  • Brenda T.
    Brenda ThenMarch 1, 2012
    Try the Fish Cutlet - w buttered toast!
  • Bren🐶🐹🐨🐙heehee
    Sit at the side where the kids are busy playing. No noise at all
  • Graeme O.
    Graeme OeiJanuary 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Local Kopi is a coffee bag, for $2!!!
  • Yin C.
    Yin CJuly 8, 2012
    customise your breakfast
  • P F.
    P FongFebruary 15, 2015
    There is a children's playground here.
  • mez
    mezMay 10, 2013
    who the hell invented this? this hell yeah awwwwwwwesome..!
  • Piggyz P.
    Piggyz PIGJuly 12, 2015
    Chicken Burger
  • Marvin L.
    Marvin LewSeptember 18, 2016
    all salads here are wonderful
  • gilda r.
    gilda rêvasseurJune 23, 2012
    You can't have a canteen, queue-up-for-food system if there are like 30 people in line and one lousy cashier!!! System fail, food fail. The one at queen street is way better.
  • Thant Z.
    Thant ZinJuly 11, 2016
    Only crowded during lunch time.
  • Hokyung Jason L.
    Hokyung Jason LeeMarch 12, 2013
    Good place to enjoy brunch
  • Jack S.
    Jack SungApril 13, 2013
    Too popular for its own good!
  • Karthik N.
    Karthik NathanNovember 10, 2012
    I wish they allowed dogs in the outdoor seating area :(
  • Stephanie T.
    Stephanie TanDecember 29, 2013
    First time here. Was excited. But food turns out to be cold. Hash browns, sausage r cold n not tasty. Pretty disappointed.
  • 捩花
    捩花January 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Too many screaming children on weekends.
  • Marvin L.
    Marvin LewAugust 28, 2016
    aircon and poke stops
  • Yanny P.
    Yanny PingMay 27, 2012
    Happy day!
  • Lawrence L.
    Lawrence LeeJuly 5, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Fantabulous...
  • Tsai D.
    Tsai David TristanMay 13, 2012
    Food not too bad no service charge or GST but one cashier very slow
  • Raul V.
    Ok food, average...
  • David T.
    David TayJune 22, 2014
    Mediocre food. Slow cashier. Crap service
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