Sunday, March 31, 2013

Breakkie @ Antipodean Cafe, Bangsar (Finally!)

I have been wanting to pay Antipodean Cafe a visit for a long long time, ever since everyone has been saying how much they enjoy the food (which is supposed to be Aussie) there and how crowded it could be especially during weekends for breakfast. So, I finally made it there and it kinda like the time to decide if it is overrated or is it really that good! *stretch fingers~*
Deardo and I arrived at the cafe around 12pm after being refused entrace at Grand Imperial, BSC so naturally I was quite worry that it will take us a while until we can get a table for our late brunch. Luckily we got our table in less than 10 minutes. 
You get to read Aussie and UK newspapers here! 
Fresh flowers freshen up the dining table.
The cafe has quite a cool but simple design which I really like but Deardo and I both have a little problem with the 'very green' menu - they wrote everything on a blackboard and it can be very difficult to see it when you are sitting outside. We had to literally walked into the cafe to choose what we want to eat from the long list of choices they have. 
Choose your dish from the big-ass menu!
Well, since they are well known for their breakfast, Deardo and I decided to stick to that. I had the All Day Breakfast with Bacon and Deardo had the Big Breakfast with Sausage. Just to try out something different, we ordered a Mixed Salad with Cous Cous to share. Drinks are not included with the breakfast so we had to order drinks separately.
Big Breakfast with pork or chicken sausage at  RM19.
All Day Breakfast with Bacon at RM19.
Mixed Salad with Cous Cous at RM18.
Iced Latte at RM10.
Cappucino at RM9.
We were both very impressed at how fast their service is. It is quite obvious their items for the breakfast are pre-cooked to answer the high demand during the peak hours. Okay, now the verdict... Both breakfast are super big in portion and I think in a way worth the price, which is a very reasonable RM19. I personally love the bread, sauteed mushrooms and the very special (I suspect handmade) hash brown.The hash brown is really different compared to commercialised frozen ones and I think they added mustard seeds or something which made it really yummy! I'm not a fan of the whole load of very plain-tasting baked beans and the bacons which I prefer them to be crispier.The salad was average lar, nothing special except for the few pieces of cheese which I literally eat them all up without thinking much of the calories factor. :p
I looked too excited compared to Deardo? Ha...
The total bill, including service charge came up to RM82.50, which I supposed still slightly cheaper compared to other more commercialised cafes. Taste wise, it's not the best breakfast I've ever had yet I would definitely go back for the hash brown and the bread. We were both super full too after the meal so I think it was very much value for money. Overall, I wouldn't scream out and say hey Antipodean has the best breakfast but it is quite a good and reasonable option! Be there earlier though! :) 

Antipodean Cafe
No. 20, Jalan Telawi 2,
Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2282 0411


WCL said...


What finally?

ShiRLeXia said...

I thought you know! I have been wanting to go for a while and you ignored me... ==|||