Summary

Overall RatingBased on 64 reviews
Food/Drink3.1
Value3
Ambience3.1
Service2.8
$16/pax
Bangers & Mash, dark chocolate & raspberry pancakes, Duo of Pancakes, banana and walnut panckae, Garlic Mushrooms, pulled pork burger, Ham & Cheese Quiche, Red velvet cake, Smoked salmon and broccoli plate, bacon and sage wrapped chicken leg, durian mousse cake, granola pancake, marshmellow and espresso shot, mee rebus View all
Brunch, Breakfast, Large Groups/Gathering, Children/Family, Lunch, Vibrant/Noisy, Chillout, Dinner, Alfresco/Outdoor Dining, Quiet, People Watching, View/Scenery, Cheap Eat/Budget, Girls Night Out, Hidden Find, High Tea, After Work View all
Most helpful review:

come for the ambience if for nothing else

Food/Drink 3 | Value 3 | Ambience 5 | Service 3
Total Reviews: 8

food is sub par, not fantastic, ur usual scrambled eggs and sausage western breakfast.

its quite packed too and crowded

however the silver lining is that the ambience for outdoor seating is beautiful, u can come and just sit the morning away enjoying the fresh air and scenery.


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Most helpful reviews for Food For Thought (Botanic Gardens)

Nice concept let down by poor food

Food/Drink 1 | Value 1 | Ambience 2 | Service 3
Total Reviews: 4

Went for breakfast and saw that it was well patronised, a number of parents with kids. Service was good but food left much to be desired. The garlic mushrooms had a very strange taste - like they were mouldy or starting to become so. Salad was very sad and old, with an indifferent dressing slapped on top. Hash browns turned out to be deep fried potato balls, probably out of a packet.

Only thing that was ok was the crossaint but at $4 each, it should. However, it came with a small dish of butter(!).

Overpriced poor food.


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Food for thought, service for thought

Food/Drink 3 | Value 1 | Ambience 3 | Service 1
Total Review: 1

I set up this account for the purpose of reviewing this place.

I went to the Bontanical Garden's Food for Thought branch with a number of Mummy friends and their toddlers on a weekday morning. I was excited to try out their breakfast as I heard so much about them. Pity, their service provided were horrendous.

First, when I asked one of their staff about one of the breakfast on their menu, the staff blankly told me she doesn't know. Okay, no big issues, I went over to the counter to ask about it.

Then a few minutes later, this particular staff broke some of the porcelain cups right behind us. The sharp pieces flew at our directions and onto the floor. We were lucky nobody was hurt. A few seconds later, a staff (I believe her to be a management staff) asked if we could move elsewhere because they have to clean the floor. No apologies. This is bad crisis management. I wouldn't mind at all if she came up to apologise for her staff and then reassign us another table so that they can clear the mess. Instead, she sounded like we were obstructing their work.

Lastly, because of the large group we have and many toddlers here, it's inevitable that the table will be messier. Before leaving, I saw this black-faced male staff came over to clear the table, showing major displeasure at us.

Food for Thought. I think you ought to be thinking about your service.

Side note: I think there is a lot of msg in their food as we felt very thirsty after that.


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Local hawker center serves better food & cleaner environment

Food/Drink 1 | Value 1 | Ambience 2 | Service 1
Total Reviews: 6

A number of bad encounters sum up my experience at this sad excuse for a cafe - menus are stained, dirty and crumbled all over the tables - chipped crockery being served for customers e.g cracked and chipped coffee saucer to be exact - service is non existent (prbly due to lack of service charge?) - overpriced burgers the size of a tennis ball (tennis ball is prbly bigger) - dirty disgusting tables and bad hygiene. If you are weary of hygienic concerns, a local hawker stall is probably a safer bet. - will never step foot into this filthy place again


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The management of Food For Thought (Botanic Gardens) responded to this review:
10 Jun 2013
Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We would like to know more about your experience regarding our food and hygiene standards as we do hold an 'A' grade regulated license from the National Environment Agency. Please email us: [email protected] Thank you for your feedback, we are always glad to hear from our customers as it helps us to continually improve on all aspects of Food For Thought. Food For Thought Good Food For A Good Cause

Do not go

Food/Drink 1 | Value 2 | Ambience 3 | Service 1
Total Reviews: 7

place was nice but it is but cafeteria food.

my food was served cold and the "chef recommendation" Pull Pork burger came in a mess with cheap melted cheese.

my pasta was cold and overly salty


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need more thought for food

Food/Drink 1 | Value 1 | Ambience 3 | Service 3
Total Reviews: 3

So food for thought should give a bit more thought to their cafe menu.   A cafe latte from an instant coffee machine shouldn't belong on a menu in the cafe, let alone be in the same category as espresso.‎   A milo drink isn't milo latte, especially when the milk isn't even steamed or frothed and again, came out from an instant machine, it insults the customers' intelligence when u call it a 'milo latte.'‎   When I would rather drink Seasons brand of ice lemon tea, you know that you really need a huge overhaul of your cafe menu.   -ate at botanic gardens outlet on a Sunday afternoon


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