Cafe hoppers should be familiar with Bee’s Knees at The Garage, located within a conserved heritage building within Botanic Gardens.
The folks behind Bee’s Knees had opened another outlet within Botanic Gardens at the Gallop Extension. There is a nature-themed adventure playground along with two conserved black and white bungalows.
This is where you will find Singapore’s oldest surviving black-and-white bungalow built in 1898, and is now home to the Forest Discovery Centre to showcase the country’s forest ecosystem.
Bee’s Knees Petite is a 22-seater space cafe right within the Gallop Extension.
The interior is painted in green and equipped with wooden furniture pieces to resonate with the surrounding geographic location.
Here, you will find a menu similar to their sister outlet at Bee’s Knees at The Garage, more streamlined and concise, packed in disposable boxes and cups for both dine-in and takeaway.
2 breakfast items are served from 8am to 11am on weekdays and till 3pm on weekends: Ham & Cheese Sandwich ($17) and Bee’s Knees Petite Big Breakfast ($18).
Diners can expect a more extensive lunch menu that is available from 11am onwards, with Sandwich & Chips ($16 – $17), Snacks ($10 – $13), Salads ($7 – $18) and Pasta ($18 – $20).
Their desserts menu includes Macadamia Brownie Butter Blondie ($9), S’mores Brownie ($9), Tiramisu/ Carrot Cake/ Fluffernutter/ Strawberry Shortcake in a Jar ($10) and Berries Pancake ($14).
Unlike the usual pancake served in a stacked form, the Berries Pancake ($14) is a single layer pancakes topped with yogurt, muesli, strawberries, blueberries, mint and drizzled with honey.
The texture was soft and moist, slightly doughy instead of being cakey like a Ricotta hotcakes. The muesli added a firmer texture to the overall combination.
The citrusy yogurt sauce was light and refreshing, further enhanced by the berries added.
Exclusive to this outlet is their range of Smoothies ($10) with flavours: Mixed Berry, Tropical, Banana Orange, Banana Berries and dairy-free Watermelon Lychee.
The Mix Berries Smoothie ($10) was the perfect thirst-quencher after a walk in the Botanic Gardens on a hot and humid day.
Comes with apple juice, strawberries, blackberries and honey, the smoothie was smooth and non-icy, yet flavourful.
A 2-beans-blend of Brazil and Sumatra, roasted by Smitten Specialty Coffee is used for their espresso-based drinks.
Think the usual suspect Espresso ($4), Macchiato ($4), Long Black ($5), Flat White/ Latte/ Cappuccino ($6) and interesting options such as Chal Latte ($7) and Orange Mocha ($7.50).
My cup of Flat White ($6) was medium-bodied, robust and smooth with hint of chocolates and nuts.
For the non-coffee drinkers, there is a decent selection of Gryphon Tea (Hot $7, Iced $8), Cold Brew Sparkling Tea ($8), and Fruit Tea ($9.50).
Bee’s Knees Petite is located in a tranquil section of Botanic Gardens and is an ideal pit stop for those looking for a quick bite after a long walk.
Bee’s Knees Petite
9 Gallop Road, Singapore 259014
Opening Hours: 8am – 6pm (Mon – Fri), 8am – 7pm (Sat – Sun)
* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape who loves all things [NEW]. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.