Brunch with a Smile - Antipodean

2014Mar CoverMarch 2014 EditionDubbed as the "best brunched outlet in KL", Antipodean is definitely no stranger to brunch foodies. With a selection of over 30 different brunch dishes on the menu, you'll have a hard time deciding what to go for, especially when they all sound so exciting - Banana Pancakes with Butterscotch Sauce, Smoked Salmon, Omelette, French Toast with Bacon; sign me up for more!

A smile that you can't miss is that of owner Alun Evans who will be busy greeting and having a little chit chat with the patrons of the cafe. Service comes with a smile at Antipodean, and what better way is there to start your day than with a warm smile and a scrumptious meal! Filled with the intoxicating aroma of coffee, this cafe is cosy and absolutely buzzing with life, and that's the atmosphere that draws the crowd in.

"The cafe concept would be at home in Little Bourke Street in Melbourne, or Courtney place in Wellington. The cafe is tightly laid out and the noise level of clinking crockery and chatter is something we have really worked on increasing! A noisy cafe is a healthy cafe." Alun tells me.

Antipodean gives you a Kiwi/Australian experience, modelled based on Alun's 30 years of experience working in cafes in Wellington, Sydney and Auckland. This cafe that has taken KL by storm serves Australian home cooked meals that are both healthy and delicious. If there was one way I could describe the food served here, it would be comfort food.

At Antipodean, only top quality coffee beans by Indonesian's top speciality roaster Merdeka Coffee is used to you can be assured of a good cuppa here. The cup of hot cappuccino I ad was nothing short of rich and flavourful, with a full-body aroma that perfectly complemented my meal.

2014Mar FireFlyz2It was tough selecting which dish to have, so I decided to order 3 different types of dishes to sample. I first had the Big Breakfast that consisted of toast, a choice of bacon, chicken, beef or pork sausages, sauteed mushrooms, a crispy hash brown and perfectly scrambled eggs. My favourite item in the dish definitely was the sauteed mushrooms that were seasoned well and cooked to a lovely and favoured brown shade while keeping the insides juicy.

The Bagel with chorizo tomato, mozzarella and tomato pesto tasted really heavenly, especially if you're fan of melted, stringy mozzarella cheese. The dish of my choice was the Egg Benedict; I loved it here! The bacon was thick and smoky; there was a generous portion of silky creamy egg to have some in every bite, along with fresh greens and balsamic vinaigrette and brown bread. A selection of pies, cakes and muffins are also available, if you like having a little sweet ending to your meal. Breakfast is served all day, so you can actually drop by for dinner to avoid breakfast crowd.


Note: This article was written and published by FireFlyz - March 2014 Edition