FOOD, Food reviews, Food reviews - Singapore BENJAMIN BROWNS @ FORUM 25 February 2013

Benjamin Browns
Forum the Shopping Mall
PRICE: $$$
RATING: ???–

Apart from Casa Tartufo, Uma Uma Ramen, and California Pizza Kitchen, there aren’t many good food options available at Forum. So I was very interested when a new cafe called Benjamin Browns opened last month.

It’s an open-concept cafe adorned with beautiful flowers and plants on their gigantic central table. I really like the casual let’s-do-lunch atmosphere of the cafe. Of particular interest to me is the pastries, cakes and breads by the counter, where the coffee is made.


Benjamin Browns


Pretty lighting


Love the pop of colour those little boxes bring to the decor


The Mushroom soup came recommended but to be honest, I actually don’t remember what it tasted like now.. so I guess I wasn’t blown away 😉 If I remember, it was the non-creamy version.. with lots of minced mushrooms (I love it when restaurants blend their own fresh mushrooms for soup) in a watery base.

Mushroom soup


I believe this was called Eggs Benedict or Eggs Royale? I didn’t take notes. Whoops! But see that egg? PERFECTION. Not a whole lot of hollandaise sauce unfortunately but it was still delicious. Oddly, it came on raisin bread (???). On the plus side, it came with a healthy portion of smoked salmon, and a beautifully crisp hashbrown and grilled tomato.

Eggs Benedict/Royale


I normally get a bit worried when ordering Spaghetti Carbonara, because sometimes they come out really weak and lacking flavour, or too sticky/claggy for my liking. I like a rich and creamy sauce, but ‘wet’ enough.

But I’m glad I decided to take a chance here. The pasta was coated in a smooth sauce that wasn’t too thick or watery. It was pretty delicious! I would have liked an egg yolk in there to stir through the sauce, but it was still good as is.

Spaghetti carbonara ($17)


The Beef Bolognaise was really impressive. It came out looking way larger than my Spaghetti Carbonara and had a very decent serve of ingredients. My gf polished it off, so I guess it wasn’t bad 😛

Classic beef bolognaise ($16)


I enjoyed my Latte. It was in one of those small cafe cups (man I wish countries would outlaw them and insist on large coffee cups!) but the coffee was creamy and flavourful. Nice touch with a little biscotti on the side!

Latte and Cappuccino


I reckon Benjamin Browns is a nice spot to pop into for a casual brunch or afternoon tea. And because the cafe is fairly open, it’s also quite baby friendly, which is a big plus for me!

Random photo of Chris’ mini-me.. right down to the work shirt and jeans!


Baby pianist



  • Angela Mok on Facebook posted on February 25, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    with all these yummy food places you visit frequently, how do you keep that trim figure?!

    • Beverly! posted on February 25, 2013 at 2:04 pm

      Aww thank you, you’re really nice! I’m def not the same post-babies though.. But I think I can generally eat whatever I want cos I breastfeed Carter (he takes all my calories, haha)

  • meilin posted on February 26, 2013 at 12:29 am

    Hunter’s starting to look so much like a little person. What a cutie!

    • Beverly! posted on February 26, 2013 at 4:46 pm

      And he acts like one too! So fun when you can have conversations with a kid 😛

  • Angela Mok on Facebook posted on February 26, 2013 at 2:28 am

    Lucky you… Aaaah, so it’s true – breast feed does help! =D

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