Food for Thought

Average: 4 (1 vote)

Opened by the same people behind the School of Thought tuition center for the less privileged, this tiny cafe serves up Western-style soups, salads, sandwiches, pastas and desserts with a heavy helping of friendly service. The Chinese chicken caesar salad, slow-roasted pulled pork sandwich, basil chicken pesto pasta and honey hoisin baby back ribs are star items here. No GST or service charge, but if you’re feeling charitable, you can donate your change to charity. Food for thought indeed.

Food for Thought is the second social enterprise opened by the same people behind the School of Thought tuition center for the less privileged. But more about that later. Walking into the small cafe, we were instantly charmed by its cozy, intimate décor. The menu is a straightforward list of Western soups, salads, sandwiches, desserts—with pasta as a recent addition. For starters, we had the creamy potato chowder soup, before moving on to the fab slow‑roasted pulled pork sandwich. Generously stuffed with chewy, hand‑shredded pork shoulder and lightly flavored with barbeque sauce, it was one of the best sandwiches we’d tried in a long time. Our shitake mushroom sauce with beef spaghetti was beautifully presented but slightly bland. However, the butterscotch peach crumble gave a sweet and sinfully creamy end to our meal. Not bad at all for a diner that serves above average quality food (we excuse the spaghetti as it’s a new addition) with reasonable prices and service in a comfortable setting. What’s more, part of Food for Thought’s profits go to a charity fund, which in turn is invested into water purifying projects overseas. Will we come back? Now that’s a thought.

Venue Details
Address: Food for Thought, #01-06 North Bridge Centre, 420 North Bridge Rd., Singapore, 188727 Singapore
Phone: 6338-8724
Area: City Hall
Cuisine: Cafe, European, Local, Western
Price Range: $
Open since: July, 2007
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10am-2:30pm, 5:30-9pm; Sat 10am-9pm
Alfresco, Reservation recommended, Parking available: National Library, Bugis Junction, Hotel Intercontinental, Bras Basah, Takeaway available
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