Friday, September 2, 2011

Haven @ Ampang Hilir

Haven: Round Two. Since our breakfast at this cozy organic-focused cafe proved so satisfying, we were happy to have a leisurely weekend lunch here too.
Earlier entry on Haven: July 24.

Our meal transformed into a carnival of carbs, kicking off with this Mahogany Fried Rice, comprising wok-fried brown rice with mahogany leaves, French beans, carrots, spring onions & shiitake mushrooms. Got wok hei? More or less.

Organic macaroni, parmesan & corn kernels. Comfort food, pure & simple.

Stir-fried beetroot vermicelli with shredded veggies, cherry tomatoes & free-range egg strips. Nearly as flavorsome as street food, but certainly less oily.

More beetroot? Munching on these Aussie organic chips nearly left us in a carbohydrate coma.

Haven uses a special juicer to squeeze out every last drop of fruity goodness (fruits = sugar = carbs, right?). Try the Melon Thirst Quencher (watermelon & more watermelon) & For The Bones (organic broccoli, spinach & pear _ it doesn't taste as weird as it sounds).

How do you like them apples: a duo of juices a day _ Full of Fiber (red & green apples, extra pulpy) & Jumpstart Your Tummy (red apples, lemon & honey) _ keeps the doctor away.

Haven is a calm space _ except when loud children sometimes invade. Pray they stay away.

Haven Cafe,
12, Jalan Ampang Hilir, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-4252-3100
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26 comments:

  1. I take my nieces n invade this place on a weekend sometime soon...muahahaha :P

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  2. Ulric: eeks! Warn me beforehand, and I'll look for a more peaceful place for my brunch! :D

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  3. ish. i wanna go here and have the macaroni!!

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  4. Lovely plc. I can imagine sitting here & doing my work & munching on some low oil dish. Any desserts ? Went thru yr last post & ddin't see any desserts either?

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  5. Carb coma indeed. Sounds like my entire Merdeka Raya week thus far... :P

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  6. Michelle: heheh, it actually tastes like regular macaroni, so I figure it's easy enough for you to whip up at home too :D
    Rebecca: ooo, I don't recall any interesting desserts here. Maybe fruits, yogurt, and other healthy items. Can't remember if there were cakes or ice cream =)
    Kenny: but it sounded more like a book-buying rampage than any sort of coma to me! :D

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  7. This place looks simple and nice, should go there enjoy the breakfast and take some photos.

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  8. Ckiong: ya, go on a Sunday morning, when there's no traffic on jalan ampang. The place is great for photography, since there's a lot of natural sunlight coming through the glass doors and tall windows :D

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  9. Ciki: heheh, sounds like an oxymoron, rite! :D

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  10. Hhmm.. was hoping tht they came up with some "healthy" cakes :P (to lessen the guilt)

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  11. Rebecca: oh yeah, I guess they're still fine-tuning the menu, so maybe they'll come up with some cakes and cookies next time :D

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  12. Everything sounds so healthy! I want lard.. oil.. fats! :P

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  13. Baby sumo: heheh, I bet lard is totally banned from the kitchen here! :D

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  14. Carbo coma lah. Not books. (One can never have too many books wan; no such thing!)

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  15. Kenny: but at this rate of book-buying, u're gonna need a bigger apartment! A much bigger one (maybe even playboy-mansion sized!) :p

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  16. Thanks for the tip! Will definitely take my mum here. ;-)

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  17. bangsar-babe: it's a pleasant place for families! you can have brunch in air-conditioned comfort indoors or sit outside by the garden :D

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  18. Went there after reading your first post. Was definitely a pleasant experience! Do they open for dinner?

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  19. Ionbuck: very glad to hear it! Yeah, they're open for dinner, but only till 9pm, with last orders around 8-something =)

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  20. even the snacks are healthy. Beetroot chips? You gotta be kidding me... ewww

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  21. eiling: heh, but i'm happy because i actually like beetroot quite a lot! :D

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  22. hello~~^^ can i ask this is vegetarian ? bcuz i wan to find some nice vegetarian food...^^

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  23. erica: it's not 100 percent vegetarian, but they have some dishes for vegetarians also :D

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  24. The food and surroundings look so healthy - i feel rejuvenated just looking at their photos :P

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  25. pureglutton: heheh, pay them a visit and you'll feel even more refreshed! :D

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