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Reviewed 26 September 2021 via mobile

We found this unassuming restaurant and oh my, we were not disappointed. We both had the Thali and it comprised a lovely mixture of tasty flavours. A value for money experience and we will definitely be back.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 26 September 2021

The atmosphere was calm and cool. The eatery look gd with clean interior. The meals arrived a bit late but the food was ok.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 21 August 2021 via mobile

Authentic and just like home cooked South Indian food. Ingredients are fresh and food is also prepared fresh. Has a homely feel to it. Would be back.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 11 August 2021

I started to order as well as visit this place since 2020 only. Meals were as good as we prepare at home. I love their soups, all kinds of keerai's and herbs! Simple and good for the stomach. The menu spread and options is lovely...and how they have given a bit of context to each dish for non native south Indian food connoisseur. I have tried sapadu, adai, chapathi meal, fried rice, machurian, soups, sweets - millet laddoos, beetroot halwa, some other halwas, tea, coffee, sukku coffee..all were decent. Wish with Adai, they had avial defacto in the menu. Dosas were good. South Indian dishes beats any north Indian dishes at this place, perhaps has been our experience. Thali's/ meal/ sapadu my personal fav for lunch I dont see too many, if not any one else who does adai in Singapore. Need to still explore further, might find another hidden gem when time permits. Few improvement areas- - Most of the menus - physical ones in the restaurant call for perhaps a new reprint - The gentleman owner, never prints a receipt/ bill of what you ate and ordered. This is something I have observed time and again. Perhaps one need to ask for it, but may be I did not... - Restaurant Hygiene could improve, but at price points at which they feed Singapore - worth every dollar you spend on their spread! - Staff - young boys, friendly and prompt. At peak times when they do open in between lockdowns, they do tend to get overwhelmed when customer footfall is higher in evenings or during lunch - Not consistent in their delivery policies: sometimes they deliver like during CB/ lockdowns, but when they open - at times, the gentleman just wants us to do take aways as he is a one man show running a busy place. He is lovely and very nice nice guy - someone who was in corporate world and then got in to this business, if I recall vaguely from one of my conversations with him.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 28 March 2021

I am always looking for a new place to try and this was such a pleasant surprise. The food really does taste home-cooked.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 26 March 2021 via mobile

The food is very good, but the service is extremely slow. The servers basically ignore the customers. We were seated outside and served hot water. There are people outside smoking. Overall not a pleasant experience.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 24 January 2021 via mobile

My husband and I had the best vegetarian Indian lunch here today. All the dishes we ordered were stellar! The banana flower cake was divine ; we can taste the fresh herbs and good quality ingredients that went into this lovingly deep fried dish. Best...part? They weren’t even the slightest bit oily. My chapatti was fluffy and light. The poori were so delicious and doesn’t taste of stale oil. The mushroom peppery stir fry was surprisingly delicious and bursting w flavour; I can taste the ginger bay leaves and basil that went into this beautiful dish. And we use our breads to mop up every single morsel in our tomato based paneer. We both agreed the cheese is so fresh, and the best tasting we have ever tried. Our milk ginger tea came w brown sugar; they are so fragrant. The sweet lassi also deserves special mention; it’s light , slightly sweet and so fresh. All in all, a most sumptuous yet healthy meal. The friendly owner and his lovely wife are so pleasant. We will be back for more!!More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 6 January 2021 via mobile

Found this restaurant on TripAdvisor and was not disappointed. Husband and wife team . Good local vibe. Great food . Poori bread delicious. Mushroom marsala tiptop along with a sweet n sour cauliflower dish. Added a couple of roti to mop up the curry. Dessert...very nice almond, some kind of sugar and rose water combo .. very friendly, great food marsala tea...cant wait to return or order out.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 12 December 2020 via mobile

Greenleaf, once again won my heart for serving the one and only Herbal cuisine in Singapore. They are South Indians dishes and very creative in fusing dishes. We had Panner and blackpepper long grain rice. Awesome and authentic Rava thosai, unlike the commercial type. Homemade...ginger tea. When comes to traditional food, presentation doesn't matter.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 21 August 2020

Another one visited on the basis of reviews here. Quiet when I went on monday lunchtime. The man who I assume is the boss was very helpful providing some guidance on what to have, settled for a south indian thali with chappati. It arrived pretty...quickly. By default they also serve cumin flavoured warm warter as an accompaniment. Never had that before but very nice. Food was great, about 10 different little pots, all of which but the sweet one was empty pretty quickly. Definitely deserves its high rating for the food, the service and the attitude. Menu is interesting as it opens with a 'declaration' what it does/doesnt use in its food and why. They are clearly deeply food focused. only thing to fault?? mmm, the boss is a Liverpool fan :-), but apart from that, he is a really nice chap.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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This is Vada made from Banana Flower and flour. Very unique and can only found at Greenleaf cafe and available throughout the day.
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Greenleaf Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 5