Brunch @ Bee’s Knees at The Garage

February 14, 2017 in European (cafe) by thywhaleliciousfay

Having heard of a new cafe opening at Botanical Garden, my ex-colleagues and I decided to head over for breakfast. And we decided to meet early at 10am since the cafe doesn’t take reservation, and mainly because I had to rush off by 12.30pm. Keke.

The building which houses Bee’s Knee at level 1 (cafe during the day) and Botanico at level 2 (restaurant by night) is called The Garage. And The Garage is located at the end nearer to Bukit Timah (Botanic Gardens MRT station) rather than Tanglin (Orchard MRT station). No surprise we ladies all arrived by cabs. Haha.

And we chose to sit in the air-conditioned unit instead of alfresco area. However, when we were placing our orders at the cashier, we realised the pasta and pizza were only available at 11.30am. We were slightly disappointed to hear that. It was not mentioned anywhere on their menu.

But thankfully, we had lots to catch up. And from the menu (pages 1, 2, 3, 4), we ordered:-

1) Waffle, $14 (above) – Caramelised apples, greek yoghurt, cranberries. A pure disappointment. I didn’t like anything about it.

2) Smokey salmon focaccia, $14 (above) – Smoked salmon, cream cheese, herbs, beetroot, marinated Japanese cucumber. It would be better if they were more generous with the ingredients. But the accompanying chips were addictive.

3) Truffle carbonara la pasta, $18 (above) – Spaghetti, truffle, bacon, parmesan, rocket, confit onion. It’s probably the air-conditioner that’s pretty strong. Cause by the time we portioned the pasta into quarters (which I did pretty quick), the pasta was cold. Cold pasta? That’s a big no, no. My ex-colleagues also agreed the taste was just normal. Nothing impressive.

4) Carnivore la pizza, $25 (above) – Tomato, mozzarella, Italian sausage, smoked chicken breast, salami. For non-beef eaters like me, do note the salami contains beef. That said, the first few bites were salty. But it got better as we ate towards the crust…

5) Chai latte, $5 (above) – My ex-colleague was disappointed with the lack of latte art.

6) Strawberry milkshake, $8 (above) – Nice.

I won’t say Bee’s Knees is a cafe worth making that special trip down just for their food or ambience. Instead, Bee’s Knees is a nice place to rest and grab a quick bite if one is (already) at Botanical Gardens.

50 Cluny Park Road, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore
6264 7978, Website, Facebook
Overall: 6
Opening hours:-
Food/Beverage: 6
Mon – Sun : 08:00 – 18:00
Ambience: 7
Value: 6
Service: 6