It was a beautiful morning and we decided to have our breakfast in a special manner for once. As the name suggests, this place was indeed fancy enough for our liking.
The interior decoration had that rustic beauty.
Everything was simple yet it had that sophisticated antique look to it.
There was a bread platter which served bread straight from the oven.
Warm, crunchy on the outside but soft on the inside, complete with wholegrain goodness.
Orange juice was free flow.
We were served a cheese platter to begin with.
Mueslis and yoghurts were free flow too.
Hearty potato and leak soup with a smoked chicken sandwich.
Crouton served with braised beef brisket, vegetables and petit fried egg.
Brown toast smothered with mashed peas, poached salmon, capers and a hint of radish and raw red onions.
Fluffy pancakes served together with chocolate sprinkles and maple syrup on the side, topped with red berries and homemade chocolate spread.
Overall - as you can see, the pictures of the food served speak for itself. The theme of the menu when we were there was 'Starry Night' inspired by Van Gogh. And this was everything on their menu.
How this place works is that every month they have a different menu, all inspired by individual themes. There are usually 4 choices of mains on their menu for a typical weekday breakfast and an additional two choices of desserts for their weekend brunch.
The food was great and the way they presented their food was remarkable, somehow giving us a glimpse of fine dining. I liked their concept, where customers can enjoy their vintage ambience while having their breakfast.
Nonetheless, I wasn't really satisfied.
Reason being that it was pricey, and in my opinion, I felt the menu was just above the average line. In their website, they claimed that we will have a semi buffet platter when all we had that was truly 'buffet-styled' was their bread. And their orange juice.
The mueslis and yoghurts are refillable as well, but you have to request it from the waiter. As you know, most Malaysians have a large appetite especially for the first meal of the day, yet we are sometimes shy creatures when it comes to asking for more. So having to ask the waiter 10 times for their muesli/yoghurt because the portion is just so small is rather embarrassing.
Hence, that just kinda cancelled out the buffet part for their mueslis and yoghurts.
Seriously, we thought there might have at least been a round cake on the buffet platter for dessert (I mean cmon it's breakfast!) or some milk and cornflakes or even a small platter of cubed fruits.
Moreover we had to pay RM 38, which is not a small figure for just a tiny meal. We even felt like eating banana leaf rice right after that, that was how hungry we were left.
Besides that, their location was so damn hard to find that it wasn't even the address they listed on their blog. After searching for them for about an hour, believing that we would somehow miraculously see their signboard, we finally called them and they told us they moved.
For some reason, they didn't mention that this place was actually a house and had no signboard in that phone call.
The only reason we found the place was because we saw a girl in a fancy outfit coming out of her fancy Benz, walking with a few people into this house.
I read many reviews and NONE clarified the exact location, nor hinted that it had no signboard.
Above average, decent. Better than many restaurants in Bangsar. However, the menu wasn't special or mind-blowing. Portion was small.
Great, very friendly and helpful.
The price is RM 38 (used to be RM 32) for their weekday breakfast and RM 60 for their weekend brunch.
Worth for a one-time experience. That's all.
Oh and also worth it if you just want to take pictures for Instagram purposes hehe.
Would I return?
For RM 38, I can get a pretty decent meal elsewhere which is filling and great in quality.
Just with a not-as-fancy ambience.
Anyway, if you want to check this place out, do please RING them to get their exact location.
Weekdays from 8am-11am Tuesdays through Friday.
Weekends from 11am-2pm.
No reservations are needed for the weekday breakfasts but for their brunch, it is encouraged to do so.
It can get pretty packed during the weekends :)
The Fancy Breakfast Club
I am probably one of the few people who are anal about little problems like this, and may come off as over-critical but I'm just concerned with people and their wallets.
If you can afford it, then sure why not! :D
But for other people who are clueless looking for a decent place to dine (like how I was), here is the cold hard truth, not sugar-coated in any way.
Hope this review was helpful!
Thank you for reading! :))