Lunch @ FFL Fresh Fruits Lab

September 14, 2014 in European (cafe)

Not wanting to miss out on the fun in the East, my friends and I decided to check out FFL Fresh Fruits Lab! Oh yes, we specially took leave to come on a weekday afternoon for late lunch.

Well, not exactly very late. We arranged to reach by 2pm to enjoy their weekday set lunch promotion which ends at 2.30pm! =) And cause we stayed till 4pm, we also got to enjoy their tea time promotion which is from 2.30 to 5pm, daily. And in line with the cafe’s lab theme, menu is titled ‘lab report’ while iced water was served in beakers!

And from the menu, we ordered:-

1) Weekday set lunch, $12 comprised of:-

(A) Soup of the day (above) – Pumpkin soup.

(B) Homemade ice lemon tea (above)

(C) Fish & chips (above) – Beer battered pacific dory with steakhouse frittes and homemade tartare. Otherwise $19 if ordered a-la carte under the ‘hearty meaty’ section of menu. And this was good. Really crispy batter with fresh fish within. Although the fish meat was not very thick, but it sufficed. And going along with the cafe’s name of fruits, we had blueberries in the salad!

2) Moroccan spiced chicken burger, $18 (above) – Fries, cheese sauce, spices. From the ‘burgers & sandwiches’ section, grilled chicken thigh was served with steakhouse frittes and caramalised fruit salad. However, the burger was somehow slightly salty. Somehow because when I started to eat the components of the burger separately, I could not find the source of saltiness. Hmm… But I really liked the fries with the accompanying spiced paprika mustard. So addictive-ly good.

3) Spaghetti with seafood cartoccio, $19An Italian classic for seafood lovers. Prawns, black mussels, squid and clams tossed in pomodoro & parsley. For the budget conscious, one may opt for carbonara, prawn aglio olio or arrabiatta (vegetarian) which are available in the weekday set lunch selection!

4) Fruit bouquet, $6.50 – I wouldn’t normally order fruits at any eateries since it makes more (economical) sense to get them from markets, but this presentation was too cute to miss out! Keke.

5) Tea time promotion, $10 comprised of:-

(A) Lychee cake (above) – Otherwise $6.50. This was good. I like how attention was paid to details where top layer of sponge was drenched in lychee syrup (I am making a wild guess here, but it should be lychee syrup). However, it was learnt that the cakes are taken from a supplier. But kudos to sourcing a good supplier.

(B) Long black (above) – Otherwise $5 if ordered without the tea time promotion.

6) Latte, $5 (above)

7) Cold pressed juice, Complimentary (above) – Served in test tubes, these were complimentary and served at the end of our meal. We were given orange & apple (left) and carrot & apple (right). parking wise, it’s limited to the lots along the main road. if not there’s a coupon parking beside lor mydin

FFL Fresh Fruits Lab also has a brunch menu which is only available on Saturdays and Sundays from 11.30am to 2.30pm with offering of brunch staple items like pancakes and egg benedicts. However, items from the ‘burgers and sandwiches’ and ‘hearty meaty’ of the main menu are not available during brunch hours.

Will definitely try their brunch if I am in the East on weekends since we enjoyed our time spent at FFL Fresh Fruits Lab. Probably it’s because we came on a weekday, the spacious cafe was not packed to the brim. Which is exactly how I prefer my cafe experience to be.

Accessibility wise, they are a 10 minutes walk from Kembangan MRT station. Parking lots are limited to what’s available along the main road. But if one is afraid of having to make a detour due to not being able to secure a lot since Changi Road is an one-way road, there’s a URA carpark that’s a 5 minutes walk to/from FFL Fresh Fruit Lab. It’s opposite Hotel 81 (Changi) at Lor Mydin (immediate after turning in from Changi Road) which payment is by carpark coupon. One will pass by the URA carpark before seeing the cafe.

351 Changi Road, Singapore
6677 6741, Website, Facebook
Overall: 6.5
Opening hours:-
Food/Beverage: 7
Tues – Thur : 11:00 – 22:00
Ambience: 6
Fri – Sat : 10:00 – 00:00
Value: 6
Sun : 10:00 – 22:00
Service: 7
* Closed on Mon