I totally agree with this quote as come on, eating is such a joyous occasion and people who love to gather around for a good meal are naturally joyful and happy, don't you think? Take my food-loving friends for instance, there's never a sad or dull moment with them as we all enjoy discovering a new restaurant or when we do get to discover a winning dish, we all share that same amount of excitement and thrill over it. Our friend D is one of those people whom we just love hanging out with. Often times, I would tell him that he's such as a nice and down-to-earth guy. He's always true to himself even when that means having the appetite to order almost everything on the menu and not being ashamed to do so. Of course, Paul and I will always support this "dreams" and we would be game to pig out with him too! Kidding aside, we're really blessed to have a friend like D and how cool is it that he actually shares the same birthday as my beautiful niece? Two of my favorite people in this world sharing the same special day.
As always, D was so early for our 430pm agreed time and he has already ordered himself an Americana. Paul and I settled in and quickly scanned the menu to start ordering. Since the cafe is quite new, there aren't a lot of dishes yet but I'd say that most of it sounds delicious.
As I was slicing into this, I got to admit that I felt that the pancakes were a tad too dry. However, as they say, everything deserves a second chance so after a couple more bites, we realized that there's nothing an extra dose of maple syrup can't fix. We love the walnut loaded base and the creamy creme fraiche too. I feel though there's no need to add that huge cube of butter but instead just drizzle more syrup on it. They're on their 2nd week of operation so we shall go back and hope that the pancakes will be more fluffy the next time around.
Over-all, we had a great time at Botanist. For a two-week old cafe, service was very attentive and there wasn't any major glitch experienced all throughout. I hope they'd keep this up as we all look forward to going back there on a more regular basis from now on.
*photos by Paul Ang
*photos by Paul Ang
Check out Botanist at 74 Neil Road, Singapore 088839. They're open from Tuesdays to Sundays, 8am-6pm.