Le Jardin, which means ‘the garden’ in French, is a blooming wonderland nestled within Fort Canning Park. The floral-themed space comes modelled after chic Parisian cafés: grab a seat at the pet-friendly alfresco terrace, under the shade of trees; or head indoors and dine in the company of lush flora and fauna. Even the dining tables act as mini gardens or terrariums, enlivened with fresh greens for a pop of colour.
If the naturalistic inspiration feels familiar, it’s because Le Jardin is opened by the same people behind Cafe de Nicole’s Flower. Their latest outlet follows a smilier florist-in-a-café concept: browse and shop from the buffet of vibrant blooms on display, or tuck into a food and drink menu that looks just as inviting as its interior.
Come by early for brunch plates of croissant waffle ($23.90) and potato rosti ($18.90). Otherwise, heartier servings of lunch and dinner are also available. Ora king salmon ($30) comes perfectly seared with a pink-hued middle, accompanied by cauliflower and yuzu beurre blanc. Forest mushroom tagliatelle ($20) is another apt choice, where pasta comes twirled with cherry tomatoes and broccolini. Wash it down with drinks made with a botanical touch. Floral Cucumber ($9.90) is a refreshing cordial of cucumber juice, green apple, and elderflower; while Chamomile Dream ($9.90) is an elegant number where tart orange juice is balanced with floral chamomile syrup.