[Kuala Lumpur] While researching on my list of cafes for my KL trip this year, Fancy Breakfast Club came up scoring high on my kind of aesthetics and brunch food.
That more or less warranted the trip there.
FYI, the café is situated in Bangsar Baru where you can spend hours café hopping and visiting hipster boutique stores at.
Located on the second floor above a dessert store, the café was solely lit by natural lighting from the windows and since we were the only customers there on a weekday mid-afternoon, the entire place felt serene.
I can imagine chattering sounds amplifying in that enclosed space on a busy weekend though.
The seating here is mostly communal, and it reminded me of fancy bridal showers and cozy thanksgiving gatherings in the US.
The theme is also dominantly black and white.
The all-day brunch menu is extensive with items ranging from salads, burgers and pasta to eggs, waffles and pancakes.
You can customise your own Breakfast Board (RM30, SGD10) which requires you to pick a minimum of 5 items priced at RM6 each.
The round wooden board arrived on the table with our chosen items (scrambled eggs, smoked chicken sausage, yogurt, hash brown and mixed fruits) arranged and styled prettily. The more memorable items were the hash brown and scrambled eggs, sufficiently moist and creamy.
I also got the Turkey Ham & Cheddar Cheese Waffle (RM18, SGD6), a simple dish that turned out to be too dry for my liking. The honey mustard sauce didn’t help either.
With great expectations, I also ordered the French Toast Bread Pudding (RM27, SGD9), and it did come out looking very Instagram-worthy and oohs and ahhs-inducing.
Alas I were let down by the overly wet sourdough. I did factor in that it was supposedly a “bread pudding”.
If not for the wet toast, the tangy berry compote would work well with the sweet sourdough toast bread pudding.
Fancy Breakfast Club has lots of potential provided the food execution is well tended to.
If you are not so keen on sharing a table, my advice is to come on a weekday afternoon – the undisturbed, laidback setting is great for sipping tea away while on your book or laptop.
Fancy Breakfast Club
6-1 Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +60 03-2202 2020
Opening Hours: 9am – 4pm, Kitchen closes at 3pm (Tues – Sun), Closed Mon
* Written by Crystal Wee, a “Cafe Pornographer”. More of her cafe gallery on Instagram @Crystal_wee. Daniel’s Food Diary paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.