When my friend showed me photos of Botanist, I knew I would fall in love with the place, other than the fact that the exterior seating is open air, so no air conditioner in hot and humid Singapore is kinda meh but the coffee, food and interior kinda makes up for that.
Located in between Tanjong Pagar and Outram Park, Botanist, brought to you by the lovely people from Pacamara and Alchemist, is a lovely cafe that seats around 40 people and serves amazing food (in my humble opinion). Also, I really love their interior that incorporates the green lush nature elements onto concrete walls.
Botanist serves two different kinds of blends (or more), and I think it changes once in a while, I remember Christmas season, there was a candy cane blend of some sort, please correct me if I’m wrong, but I know you can pick which blend of coffee you want that’s on the menu. Also, the service crew are such nice people because when I requested for the milk to be separated for my Iced Latte, they said yes (you got to get that nice gradient for your Instagram shots lolol they must think I’m super extra). Story aside, the coffee tasted amazing and not too milky for my liking!
Here’s the amazing part of my experience there. The French Toast (S$18). I loved it!! I heard mixed reviews of this, but I think it lived up to my expectations!! I felt that the berries were a bit too much, but I really loved the poached pears and the toast itself! The toast wasn’t soggy, it felt slightly crispy enough on the outside but soft on the inside.
I have to give a special shoutout to their Sweet Potato Fries (which I have no photos of) because they taste amazing!! I brought my Korean friends to this cafe and they raved about their sweet potato fries!! It’s that yummy! I highly recommend that you order a bowl and share among your friends when you’re here!
What’s even better is… there’s no service or GST charge here!! Overall, a good place to visit (especially when the weather isn’t that warm) for brunch or just coffee.
Botanist is located at 74 Neil Road Singapore 088839 and is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 8am to 6pm.