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Ice Cream, Fish & Chips, Pan-seared Norwegian salmon, black miso cod, truffle chocolate cake, set meal, spaghetti vongole, tea, vanilla-choc ice-cream View all
Lunch, Dinner, Quiet, After Work, Children/Family, Chillout, People Watching, Girls Night Out View all
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Eating with a Clause

Food/Drink 4 | Value 4 | Ambience 4 | Service 4
Total Reviews: 121

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I find it quite meaningful when Professor Brawn Cafe's Business has a cause which is we are actually helping by supporting Social Enterprises to fulfill a social mission of providing employment & social integration opportunities to Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) when we dine.
 The founders of the cafe are parents and friends who want to make a difference to the special needs community by giving them a suitable job, showcase their talents, also to raise awareness to people around and getting contributions to support the cause. The character of professor brawn was actually created by a children with learning disability. The superhero, professor brawn had characters who is 'smart, kind and strong'.
  The decors of the cafe had amused me with its welcoming and colourful chalk written wordings on the wall. Not only that, its interior was filled with lively bright colours such that everyone who walked pass will turn their head towards Professor Brawn Cafe.
 The set dinner (6pm to 9pm) comes with Main course, soup of the day and House Drink. Soup of the day was Calm Chowder. It was served warm, cream based with calm bits and chopped celery (vegetables).
 The server had gave us a bonus by offering us mushroom soup so that we do not have a repeat in our dinner menu. He was so thoughtful.
 I like the mushroom soup as they were purely blended with tiny bits of mushroom filled throughout the soup which lends a good mushroom fragrance from every spoonful unlike most of the restaurant, they could have used the premixed powder in preparation of the soup.
This was one of the popular Main course for the night beside the enormous Fish & Chips. One glance through the restaurant and you will notice that many had grilled chicken thigh laid on their table. The grilled chicken was cooked to crisp golden brown with some burnt patches. Meat was tender enough and tasted refreshingly sweet with Orange marmalade. The grilled yummy thigh were stacked up on a bed of fluffy mashed potatoes while having salad as the appetizer, dressed sparsely with vinegar.             For sausage, there were a few types we can choose from and I had the Swiss Cheese Pork Sausage. I had tried the pork version as I thought it is hard to come by such meat in a westernized cafe when most of them are halal certified. Well, how the taste? It was pleasant, long in length and had a textural bite     Having dined in Professor Brawn Cafe was a killing two birds in one stone matter. It's food is reasonable and had "substance" while service was better than average, thoughtful and polite. It's also good to know that we are helping the needies by dining in Professor Brawn Cafe. Do lend your mouth by helping them to achieve this mission.

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Grilled chicken with truffle sauce

Food/Drink 3 | Value 4 | Ambience 3 | Service 4
Total Reviews: 10

The chicken by itself is quite flavorful, so it should had been a good combination when coupled with the truffle sauce. However, the taste of the truffle sauce only goes into part of the chicken while the majority of the chicken's original taste stands alone. It is like a woman who was told that she is precious, but she only partially believes it.

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restaurant with a cause..

Food/Drink 4 | Value 4 | Ambience 4 | Service 5
Total Reviews: 4

Restuarant with a cause, I find the service better than some resturant.
the design of the cafe is interesting with books(fake) and a big black board stating the cause.
The food was good.
I particularly like the ribs as it was tender.
free icecream if payment is by uob card.
The cakes selection is not big but the cakes are yummy nonethelss.
good place to meetup friends and the price is reasonable.

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Cafe with a cause - and a good one

Food/Drink 4 | Value 4 | Ambience 4 | Service 4
Total Reviews: 191

a social enterprise which provides job opportunities to people with special needs. a cafe with a mission, really cool. love the upbeat decor, love the food as well. we had the pan-seared norwegian salmon, and the grilled chicken with truffle sauce. and to top it off we had truffle chocolate cake and some ice-cream for dessert. the food was tasty, well-presented and definitely well worth your buck.


Little Charlene and I love to check out all the best cafes in Singapore!
Signing off, wanderingbeansprout

PS: Check out my link to all the best hangouts and cafes we have visited in Singapore! Over 100 and still counting ;)

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Recommended ; Business with a Cause

Food/Drink 3 | Value 4 | Ambience 4 | Service 3
Total Reviews: 54

A friend brought me to to the Boat Quay branch and I really like the deco, and ambiance. Despite it being named a cafe, I feel the food's quality, presentation, service, environment wise etc, is all of restaurant quality. Definitely recommended.

The prices are pretty affordable and delightful when the portions are big. While I wont say it's the best sausage, rosti and fish & chips in town, it's definitely decent, well-presented and worth a try! My fave is definitely the black miso cod fish. Despite being located in Boat Quay, the place is serenely quiet and peaceful. With lush velvet sofas and posh mirrored walls decorated with works by these special people, the place gives a very opulent but yet cosy and comfortable feel. Great for private conversations. Good service. However, I do think the ice-cream are far too sweet for my liking.

Yes, so they actually give opportunities to people with special needs and employ them as waiters/waitresses. Therefore, I do urge you to show them some support and be a little more patient when you're ordering. For example, speak slower, speak clearly and if you can manage, do look at them(with a smile of course) when you're ordering as some of them need to read your lips. Dont worry if they cant get it right because usually another waitress/waiter will be accompanying them to take your order. So no fret ya!

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