Breakfast, that is.
As per my very fickle temperament (and all this time I thought I was big on follow through) I'm bored of breakfast. I think the imaginary pressure of no comments has made it impossible for me to pursue even the idea of a places to breakfast series. The reality is that I am not a breakfast person at all.
Of course I bought Time Out for December today and their main feature was on breakfasts. I now feel like a fraud for some reason.
Anyway, last week while I was still in pursuit of a crumpet to remind me of London, I met a friend for breakfast. I chose 'Food for Thought', a two restaurant chain that had just opened its second and more airy branch at the Botanic Gardens.
It's a beautiful big and airy cafe submerged one level below street with a huge outdoor space and wooden play area. Even on a weekday morning at 9 it was quite full. It has these lovely square concrete tables with holes for plants interspersed all over them.
I ordered a cappuccino and waited for my friend. When she arrived we each ate a breakfast of scrambled eggs with various accompanying things like mushrooms, hash browns, brioche toast, bacon. The portions were big but really not very tasty. I literally ate the brioche toast and left most of the rest. The hash browns were like dough balls dropped into a deep fat fryer. And the mushrooms so over-garlicked as to overpower everything. I would not recommend the breakfast but I do want to try the lunch menu.
It was a pleasant enough morning and nobody rushed us as we sat there and chatted. The overall ambiance is pleasant even with that many people in it. I guess all that space has its advantages. I do want to go with my family for a Sunday brunch so that we can wander around the beautiful botanic gardens before or after. They have one more chance.
Long time reader and lurker here. Also recently moved to S'pore, coincidentally from London! :)ReplyDelete
I hear great things about Food for Thought. But I am sadly disappointed with their dinner menu. The food was greasy and unappetising. :(
Don't you just love this weather? Or do you miss the cold?ReplyDelete
And thanks for the warning!
Can't say I miss the cold, although I did feel a little nostalgic when my neighbour in London posted a pic of his backyard yesterday-it had been snowing :)ReplyDelete
I could graduate from 'like' to 'love' as far as Singapore weather is concerned, if only I could figure out a way to stop sweating so copiously
Hey there - recently moved to Singapore too from NYC. If you like outdoorsy brunch places, try PS Cafe at Dempsey Hill. We really enjoyed it.ReplyDelete