Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Allison's Place

A secret hideout of a cafe-store, chock-full of teak tables, mahogany cabinets & the most charming clutter that money can buy.

Real thought & effort have gone into Allison's menu, resulting in comfort food that transcends mere scrambled eggs. Thumbs up for the huevos rancheros _ piping-hot baked eggs made tangy with tomatoes, topped with super-creamy feta cheese & served with warm tortilla.

Fluffy frittata, filled with slow-cooked eggs, parmesan, potatoes, tomato salsa & sorrel. Much more flavorsome than any old omelet at high-profile outlets elsewhere.

Salmon-&-tuna akame fish cake with poached egg. Prices are encouragingly low; most items cost under RM20, so even a belly-busting meal with drinks won't exceed RM50 per person.

Pumpkin soup with cilantro pesto. A tangy Thai twist to perk up what would otherwise be a banal broth; it's like tom yam crossed with pumpkin soup, almost.

Almond-blanketed prawns with Oriental salad. The nuttiest crustaceans ever; a tasty testament to the crazy creativity of the folks here & their expert execution.

Complimentary moist dark chocolate cake. All in all, Allison's Place is a crackerjack venue for breakfast, lunch & tea.

Cranberry smoothie & cappuccino.

Mixed smoothies: apricot & oat bran, alongside banana & macadamia.



Allison's Place @ Damansara Heights,
8-1A, Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur (behind Hock Lee mini-market).
Open Monday-Saturday, 8am-4pm.
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29 comments:

  1. This place looks eggylicious :D

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  2. Ulric: enough to make me eggs-tatic =)

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  3. Haha...good one...egg-holic :D

    Btw, is the menu extensive?

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  4. They do look like the nuttiest crustaceans ever. Was the nutty professor there too? hehe :P

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  5. this place looks homely. a place that's pretty good to kick back and chill.

    i must say the almonds blanketed prawns is quite an attraction there. i can imagine the sweet taste of almonds with the prawns which is naturally sweet too...

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  6. This place looks absolutely charming and the food looks really good too. The huevos rancheros look like the perfect dip!

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  7. What brought you there? Shopping for home stuff or Xmas pressies ? :)

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  8. i wonder how the oat bran and apricot smoothie tastes like... kinda forgotten how oat bran tastes like... :(

    the prawns look really good. i can imagine the crunch already! kyaaaa!

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  9. Augustdiners: hope you enjoy it! :D
    Ulric: yeps, there's quite a nice list of starters, salads, soups & main courses. definitely more than 25 items =)
    Ciki: no nutty professors, only nutty customers, heheh! :D

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  10. Missyblurkit: yeah, it's a very welcoming, laid-back place. we thought the food would be just average, but it turned out to be impressively well-prepared! :D
    Wendy: ya, and it actually tastes wholesome, with a home-made kinda feel! the ingredients seem fresh and there's no excess oil or salt or anything nasty. =)

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  11. Baby sumo: heheh, it's too early for christmas shopping for me, though the store already has some santa decorations for sale! :D
    Michelle: there's some nice coarse roughage to give the drink more texture. the oat bran probably doesn't add much flavor, but it's a good way to boost our fiber intake =)

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  12. So weird seeing your pics after Devil showed me his version of the same last night. Macam déjà vu! :D

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  13. Kenny: sniff sniff, but devil's photos are surely nicer. so it's deja vu in a deteriorating manner =)

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  14. do you know where can i have the whole turkey? dine out but no buffet... thx

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  15. I like the almond prawn and frittatta, will go back again to try their other stuff.

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  16. And my photos not nicer lah, just took in different angle. :P

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  17. Oh, and Sean wanted Devil to know they are twins from different mothers or something liddat. (I don't think so; Devil can't eat as MUCH as Sean does...)

    :P

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  18. Looks like a cute place for breakkie. How was the coffee?

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  19. lovemandy: this restaurant in sri petaling specializes in turkey: http://eatdrinkkl.blogspot.com/2011/06/turkey-point.html
    CKiong: heheh, i wanna try some of their main courses :D and your photos usually nicer lah. if mine are 5/10, yours are 7/10, heheh :D

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  20. Kenny: the older brother is usually supposed to be given the lion's share of the food after all =)
    Ms Tindall: ooh, i didn't try the coffee, but my friend was pleased enough with it that he ordered two cups! :D

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  21. Older brother? OLD part is right lor... :P

    And only 7/10? I'd give Devil's pictures at least an 8.5/10 lah. Hehe.

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  22. Kenny: even though i'm sure many people would mistake me to be the younger brother :D and you cannot rate the pics, cos you're gravely biased! =)

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  23. Good to hear...will definitely pay a visit :D

    Btw found their FB page here...

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Allisons-Place/133230782761?sk=info

    :D

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  24. Ulric: yups, they've set up a decent web presence for their basic details...

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  25. Now this is the kinda place I would love to spend my afternoons at, lazing and doing nothing. A perfect place to escape the craziness at the office if I wanted to...if only parking isn't horrendous here on normal work days. Guess it's weekends for me then. And the close at 4pm? Like really?

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  26. qwazymonkey: yeah, the business hours are awfully inconvenient. i guess the best time to go is on saturdays for brunch, since it's closed on sundays! you're right, it's a really nice place to escape to, with pretty friendly people there. and surprisingly, it's not crowded at all =)

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  27. i always like this type of cafe where you can shop and eat at the same time. The furniture looks nice!

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  28. Eiling: yeah, kill two birds with one stone, heheh :D

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