Daily: 11.30 am - 3.00 pm, 5.30 pm - 10.00 pm
Located directly opposite 112 Katong, naive is a modern vegetarian restaurant serving affordable affordable and unpretentious meatless dishes .
we went there for vday dinner and the atmosphere and service was good. without a reservation, we managed to get a seat on the long tables that will be shared with other diners.
the food was nice, we had monkeyhead mushroom, tofu & assam fish. every dish was so delicious esp the monkeyhead dish called love at first bite or something.
the taste and texture is awesome although the price is quite steep and portions not very big. the drinks were quite pricey also.
but for good vegetarian food, i would recommend but i would try the set lunch mentioned below that sounds more value-for-money.
Amid the many old-school suburban kopitiams and restaurants along East Coast Road lies modern vegetarian cafe Naive. The interior is inviting, and with minimalist decor and wooden tables and chairs, is reminiscent of chic Aussie bistros.
The menu here is equally simple--vegetarian dishes that are perfect for the health-conscious. The size of the smallish venue also ensures that the vibe inside is calming, a world of difference from the bustling traffic just outside its walkway. Our starter of wolfberry soup ($3.80) proved to be a wise order--the essence and fragrance of the wolfberries could be tasted through every mouthful, which geared us up for the mains which, unfortunately, were slightly disappointing.
The Enchanted Forest ($12.80), wild mushrooms braised with wolfberry, herbs and broccoli; was generally tasteless and lacked fragrance; and while the Peaceful Plant ($6.80), which comprised braised tender lotus roots with peanuts was alright, we could have gotten the same from the outside kopitiams at a cheaper price. Our olive brown rice ($4.80) was very good, thankfully, and one of the best we’ve had. But the highlight of our meal was the dessert, Cinderella ($4.90)--which was baby pumpkin blended with sago. The sago added just the right amount of starchiness and wasn’t too sweet. We also managed to round off our meal with a hot cup of homebrew tea ($3). Well pop by again to try some of the dishes simply because were fans of vegetarian food, but were not quite sure if other non-vegetarian diners will trot all the way East for humble Chinese veggie bistro fare.