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Restaurant Review – Food for Thought

I’ve always wondered why my ex-colleagues gush over this little dinner across the National Library at Bugis. It’s small — almost claustrophobic — and fairly expensive (mushroom soups cost $5.50; coffees go for $3.00 and up). Couple it with the New York deli look and it’s a recipe for the chichi/artistic set.

I took a short tea-break in the diner — just after rummaging in the library. And realised why they liked it.

Food for Thought does not fall into the Demsey Hill trap where the food’s bad, service is worse and nothing’s given back to the community.

To the owners, this diner is a way of self-sustaining their social enterprises. They make money via the diner and plough a portion of the profits into projects such as building clean water sources in developing countries, free education for the needy, and consultation to Food for All (an anti-hunger NGO) amongst others.

Food-wise, it’s pretty good. The mushroom soup’s got that earthy smell and taste distinctive of fresh mushrooms, and the coffee’s thick, black and strong as sin. Best of all, the service staff – from the chefs to the waiters – do everything with a do-you-well and big smile.

Where: 420 North Bridge Road, #01-06 North Bridge Centre
Telephone: (65) 6338 8724
Website: www.foodforthought.com.sg
Opening Hours: 9am to 11.30am, 11.30pm to 2.30pm, 11.30pm to 2.30pm, 5.30pm to 10.30pm (Monday to Saturday)
What’s good: deli decor; cosy and good for conversations; friendly staff; decent food; excellent for armchair save-the-world types.
What’s not so good: Rather expensive; overly cosy

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