As my age number increase, I tend to favour quieter eateries than one which is always running on full capacity and having a long waiting time. I don’t like visiting trendy places because it’s always crowded and noisy which means not a good place to chit chat and gossip.
So never mind if the striking red roof with glass panels for walls that houses Food For Thought cafe at Queen Street has been around for years. While others prefer visiting new cafes all the time, I certainly wouldn’t mind being labelled boring for always returning to the same place.I’ve been here a lot of times for Sunday brunch, budget afternoon tea and even just for a cuppa to avoid the harsh Singapore Sun. And from my observations, this place don’t receive that much attention like other eateries. Perhaps they require a good 10 minutes walk from Bugis Junction (under the Sun without shade) and that deters lazy people from making the extra effort. Conducive environment for conversationalists like me.
Their menu is quite decent and reasonably priced although I think they could do a little experiment on new ideas since nothing has changed over the years. I frequent here so much that I have no need to refer their two paged menu.
Click here for their menu.There’s nothing to rave about their desserts either. Pretty standard sliced cakes like Red Velvet Cake ($7.00) and Spiced Carrot Cake ($7.00). But I must commend that they are a notch better than other places and comes with a satisfying portion.
They have hot puddings too mostly in the 10 bucks range too. I have yet try them but the one that caught my attention has surely got to be milo godzilla pudding. I think that will hit my soft spot for all desserts with chocolate malt.
Overall, I still love this place even though they haven’t changed their menu for a long time. I guess there’s comfort in retaining time tested dishes.
I will still be back at my favourite spot behind the black board watching the world goes by or even just looking at the doodles on the glass walls. But I wonder is there any other places that has the same comfortable setting as this place. Because honestly, Singapore cafes are really boring me out.Food For Thought
8 Queen Street, Singapore 188535
Tel: +65 6338 9887
Tue – Fri : 10am – 9pm
Sat : 9am – 9pm
Sun : 9am – 6pm
Closed on Mondays