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Dazzling Cafe’s new concept Botany is a lush brunch spot at Robertson Quay

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a green and white plate: Rose latte. Photo: Botany Rose latte. Photo: Botany

As Dazzling Cafe closed its doors in orchardgateway, it opened another one at Robertson Quay this month. A new concept called Botany, the casual eatery takes its menu of Western-Asian fusion to the brunch crowd by the river with a bounty of locally-sourced, farm-to-table ingredients.

a dining room table: Photo: Botany © Provided by Coconuts Media Limited Photo: Botany

Just like its neighbors, its vibe here is chill, especially on weekend afternoons. The high ceiling, floor-to-ceiling glass windows, and white marble walls make it a brightly-lit space to relax in, with indoor and alfresco seating that transform from daytime leisure to evening romance, warmed by strings of fairy lights.

a group of people sitting at a table with a white umbrella: Photo: Botany © Provided by Coconuts Media Limited Photo: Botany

The menu takes a wholesome spin, offering salads, soups, pastas, and desserts for the more health-conscious among us, padded with familiar Asian flavors in dishes like Granny’s Chicken Congee ($12), laksa spaghetti ($22), otah chips ($13), and a mapo tofu rice bowl made with plant-based “meat” by Impossible Foods.

a plate of food on a table: Uni truffle spaghetti and grilled chicken. Photos: Botany © Provided by Coconuts Media Limited Uni truffle spaghetti and grilled chicken. Photos: Botany

For something heartier, the grilled chicken comes with Balinese salsa ($18), while uni capellini ($28) gets the truffle treatment, and a 250g slab of grass-fed ribeye steak from Australia goes for $28. Other gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, and dairy-free options are also available on the menu, which makes a concerted effort to stay away from MSG and preservatives, and serve organic pastas and wines.

a plate of food on a table: Avocado toast and beef burger. Photos: Botany © Provided by Coconuts Media Limited Avocado toast and beef burger. Photos: Botany

If you were somewhat devastated by the loss of Dazzling Cafe’s classic thick toast desserts, take heart by the fact that you’ll be able to find the honey toasts here in flavors like banana chocolate and strawberry, as well as limited edition creations like avocado chocolate and acai berry.

 

FIND IT:

Botany is at #01-03, 86 Robertson Quay.

6951-4861. Sun-Tues 9am-10pm, Wed-Sat 9am-11pm, closed on Mon after 3pm.

MRT: Clarke Quay/Fort Canning

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