Breakfast is the most important meal of the day but recently that late morning repast known as brunch has become big business in the Klang Valley. An explosion of eateries catering to this mealtime have mushroomed and here we give you three hotspots that are a must-visit for any brunch-head.
The Red Beanbag
Located in the artsy Publika, this Australian-inspired café has a distinctly rustic flair to it and boasts a boundless menu filled with brunch items. Popular are the RBB Specialty Baked Eggs, which lie on a bed of beef, lamb, chicken chorizo, sundried tomatoes, and are topped with a generous helping of cheese.
The Classic French Toast is another highlight, taking things back to basics, but oh so fluffy and flavoursome. The almond coating adds a nice crunch and pairs perfectly with the maple syrup and fresh fruits.
The Red Beanbag
Where Block A4, Publika, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas
Tel 03 6211 5116
Kenny Hills Bakers
This well-established brand recently opened up its second outlet right behind Hock Choon’s on Jalan Ampang and was more or less packed right from the get-go. The talented bakers here push out everything from sourdough loaves made with stone-milled organic flours like spelt and rye, to organic pastries, pies, tarts and everything in between.
The hot menu includes a wide range of hearty mains but on the brunch front you’ll find ricotta hotcakes, crispy waffles, vegetarian eggs flamenco with spiced tomato coulis and a signature basmati nasi lemak. A range of toasties, bagels and sandwiches, burgers and pastas complete the mouthwatering lineup.
Kenny Hills Bakers Ampang
Where 241-B Lorong Nibong, Off, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur
Tel 03 4265 2020
A proponent of the farm-to-table movement, Bread Fruits sources all ingredients from organic farms with strictly no additives and what you get are garden fresh dishes bursting with flavour.
You can’t go wrong with the SatisFry Up; a breakfast with all the works including pork sausage or bacon, eggs scrambled or sunny side up, roasted cherry tomatoes, sautéed mushrooms, mashed potato, arugula and toast. Wash it down with one of their wild honey fruit juices including pomegranate, passion fruit and seasonal mandarin. The unprocessed wild Malaysian honey comes from Pahang and adds and intensely rich flavour to the beverages, as well as many of the dishes.
On the heartier side, try the Spanish pork belly and pumpkin breakfast plate or the bacon and guacamole egg on toast – sure to please the pork lovers out there!
Where 17, Jalan 26/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas
Tel 03 6201 0090