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Food For Thought @ Queen Street

24 March 2010


Food For Thought has found a new home at 8 Queen Street, which is just beside the Singapore Arts Museum. For those of you who may be familiar, this is the second branch of the original Food For Thought cafe at North Bridge Centre, which has especially been known for its delicious desserts, good service and cosy atmosphere.


It's not difficult to spot the new Food For Thought, though it may be hidden from the main Bras Basah Road. Just walk a couple of minutes behind the NTUC Trade Union House and you'll see this unique stand-alone building soon enough.


And if you need confirmation, this is it: 8 Queen Street.


The interior of the new Food For Thought is certainly brighter with a more refreshing look, and even with the dreary weather outside (pouring rain!) it did feel very cosy and comfortable inside. My little sanctuary for a Friday afternoon lunch alone.


If you can spot in the background, there's also a rack of interesting knick-knacks by independent artistes that you may find interesting or if you're on the lookout for a meaningful gift. Reminds me of The Little Dröm Store at K Ki. Profits from these items, by the way, go to the School of Thought & Love East Timor Orphan's Scholarship Fund. Wow.


Food For Thought isn't just a clever name for a cafe, but it is also reflective of the theme and cause behind this place. Spend some time to read the placemats and you would realise that they're collecting donations for Living Water International and the United Nations World Food Programme. I readily donated $2 to the latter in exchange for my free flow of iced water; it's all for a cause. My favourite phrase has to be this surely: 'Cause apathy is so last millenium.

Breakfast for Lunch


Since I was really here for the dessert, I decided to have something lighter for lunch. I mixed-and-matched a few sides on their brunch menu and voila, this is what I got. The Scrambled Eggs with Cream were so so good, and is one of the few that comes really rich with milk and cream. The portion is unexpectedly large too, and I'm guessing it's from two pretty large eggs haha! This dethroned my favourite scrambled eggs from Spruce.


The Chunky Chicken Sausages are especially good for those who like things fried (me! me!) and crispy. It's still juicy on the inside, though of course not as juicy if you were to have a single sausage. Hints of spices too, which is nice.


The Hashbrowns meanwhile came in cute little balls that were crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. Nothing extraordinary, but just fun to chew on. And oh, if you're curious, all breakfast items are available till 5.30pm.

Butterscotch Apple and Berries Crumble


The much anticipated star of the afternoon impressed, wowed, dazzled... you get the picture. If the Butterscotch Peach Crumble at its older branch was good, this is even better. Sweet apple slices and berries all over with a simple scoop of vanilla ice-cream to send you to sugar-overdose-heaven, not to mention that ooh-aah-mmm moments when you meet hot and cold. This all seems like very juvenile writing but it's only because I'm finding it very hard to describe my experience. My aphrodisiac for the weekend indeed. Yums.

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And now, I'm hungry for more.

Service
Excellent, warm and friendly wait staff. All for no service charge.

Price
$4.00 for the scrambled eggs
$4.00 for the crispy chicken sausage
$3.00 for the hashbrowns
$9.00 for the butterscotch apple and berries crumble

* Prices subject to 7% GST.

Place
Food for Thought @ 8 Queen Street.
Next to the Singapore Arts Museum, behind the NTUC Trade Union House.

Pictures taken with the Canon EOS 500D.

7 Foodie Comments:

Angeline said...

waa...so evil of you...
always tempting me with desserts and CRUMBLE!!!!

March 24, 2010 at 12:18 PM
*Harris said...

this is really good stuff. i don't mind making a return trip with you to share this. i have eyes on other things on fft's menu too ;)

March 24, 2010 at 12:21 PM
Xinli said...

wow they have a new branch =o. I went down to K ki today and the new branch really looks like K ki, perhaps K ki has in some way inspired them heh.

The last time I went to the old branch, the atmosphere was very dull and lifeless, looks like it is coming back to life again. (:

March 24, 2010 at 3:11 PM
PY said...

I want that peach crumble, you made it looks so good! Now that I know how they use their profits, this place is even more of a must-go!

March 24, 2010 at 5:58 PM
*Harris said...

xinli: i'm sure you must have enjoyed kki, its the love of so many people! about the old fft branch, it was dull, but it was quite homey too ;)

py: peach crumble old branch, new branch now apple + berries = lovely! :)

March 24, 2010 at 6:48 PM
Xinli said...

to *Harris: haha the funny thing is that I haven't ate at K ki yet, just went to their store and bought a cake for my teacher. But the moment you enter K ki, it is hard not to want to visit the place again. The ambience is really nice and the people there are very friendly.

my teacher said the Antoinette was "gorgeous" and she said she can't bear to eat it at first because it "looks too good and precious".

March 25, 2010 at 9:45 AM
*Harris said...

kki = kinabaru love + antoinette love + mont blanc love! i heard their new little red riding hood is good too!

March 25, 2010 at 11:18 PM

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