Calling all breakfast hunters out there! This write-up is especially for you. Now you might be wondering what the heck does ‘not-so average breakfast’ means. Well, let me enlighten you. It’s breakfast that we’re not used to like kopitiam, roti canai, nasi lemak etc. I’m going to take you to eateries that have up-ed their breakfast items into something fusion or at least found its way into your Instagram account, so let’s get right to it.
1. Good Blue Men, Sect 17 (pork free)
Tucked away in the quiet part of Happy Mansion and one of my favourite cafés in town. Personally, I love their service, though I’m not here to talk about that but I can’t help but to mention that. Anyway, their serve fusion dishes at a very decent. All-day breakfast is served here I mean come on, who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner right? Recently I got hooked on an item called “Stirred Up”, it’s awesome. In a way this dish is healthy considering the sauteed veges (shitake mushrooms, capsicums, zucchini) but just close one eye on the carbs in the potatoes and cream sauce okay? Not forgetting the 2 perfectly poached eggs atop the veges. All in all, a beautiful balance of fiber, protein and carbs.
2. Strangers at 47, Sect 17 (pork free)
An award-winning café serving fusion savoury and sweet crepes. Their selection of savoury crepes comprises of chicken, beef, seafood, vegetarian and NASI LEMAK! Yes, you read that right. I’m not daring enough to try that but if you have, drop me a line or two at Selangor Pages. If savoury crepes aren’t your cup of tea, check out the sweet ones. And the kid inside me is excited to say that they’re colourful! Depending on the flavour of course, so if you order “Purple Rage” which is sweet potato crepe, obviously the crepe would be purple-ish, if you get “Dark Side” which is chocolate flavoured then yes, you guessed it, brown coloured crepe. Btw, Strangers take pride in their 24-hour cajun marinated roasted chicken, so give that a go if you feel a little more than just peckish.
3. Antipodean, Atria Mall (NON-HALAL)
Antipodean cafés are available in 3 countries, Philippines, Indonesia and with 6 outlets in Malaysia. Impressive eh. So impressive that the Atria outlet is dubbed the best outlet on TripAdvisor. Enough rambling, I’ll get down to their breakfast items. They have over 20 selections to choose from ranging from RM 13-28, and that’s just breakfast items. All the items are American, Mediterranean and European inspired except for the last item on the list which is Nasi Goreng Big Breakfast. Being the curious cat that I am, I have 2 questions. Why is there only 1 local item and what they mean by ‘Big Breakfast’? I mean Nasi Goreng is Nasi Goreng right? But seriously what exactly is this ‘Big Breakfast’? Someone out there please answer my query, I’ll belanja you this Nasi Goreng Big Breakfast.
4. Café Tujoh, Sect 17 (pork free)
Tujoh is one of them minimalist cafes with retro décor like old TVs and tape recorders, millennials would love it. Their brunch menu is served till 5pm so YAY! But from the looks of the choices, they don’t sound they have anything to shout about, but then again, the end product could turn out great. Btw, they only serve western inspired dishes so don’t expect any local delights here. According to reviews and friends (whilst writing I had friends around me who have had the food) the food is good. But for those who have experienced the” retro-ness” of Tujoh, drop me a message here on Selangor Pages.
5. Closer Kitchen & Espresso Bar, Mutiara Damansara (pork free)
This eatery prides itself in bringing good food and good coffee experience within the heart of Mutiara Damansara. They’ve also managed to incorporate hearty breakfast, sandwiches, pastas, burgers, keto diet meals and other mains under one roof. Closer’s best seller breakfast items are The XL Breakfast, When Duck meets Lychee Sandwich, Golden Crisp Rosti and Classic Pancake. Their sauces and dressings are made in-house which is featured in their breakfast and sandwich items.
6. The Good Batch, Damansara Uptown (pork free)
Over the years since its establishment in 2013, it has truly made a name for itself. Their breakfast items may be short and sweet, but they sound hella good! For vegans/ vegetarians, The Good Batch’s menu notifies their patrons regarding food allergens and vegan diet. One item that piqued my interest, Crispy Chicken Waffle, a typical American soul food, which I have yet to stumble upon up till now. Waffles all day everyday baby!
With this, I summarize my top 6 picks for not- so average breakfast eateries in PJ. I’m sure there are more that I have failed to mention due to them being too underrated. Or maybe the ones I have mentioned are overrated? You tell me. Drop me a line why don’t you. Your opinions matter!