Saturday, February 11, 2012

Too Late For Breakfast @ Acme

Can't wake up early enough for the most important meal of the day? Acme Bar & Coffee has introduced a section on its menu called "Too Late For Breakfast," comprising mostly egg dishes available 11 through 6, everyday except Sunday.
Earlier entries on Acme: Dec. 2, Dec. 5, Dec. 7, Dec. 15 & Dec. 18.

How would you like your eggs? Fried with flair, featuring sunny-golden yolks with a fairy-dust sprinkling of crunchy herb bread crumbs, laid on a cushion of succulent asparagus stalks?

Or perhaps poached _ not exactly to perfection, but satisfyingly enough _ & partnered with grilled mushrooms & Acme's own-made toasted bread?

Maybe they're best baked, with spinach & ricotta cheese for a soft & savory melange?

But the fluffiest, most fulfilling one of them all: the scrambled eggs, still slightly runny, served with crumpets & interspersed with slivers of smoked salmon & spring onions.

Not looking for eggs? Not likely, but here's an addictive alternative nevertheless: fragrantly scrumptious gingerbread, set to be slathered with a thick, sweet spread of maple syrup butter.

Another addition to Acme's menu: cocktails (finally!). The cafe is starting with classics such as the Negroni (Hendrick's gin, Campari, vermouth, flamed orange).

It might be too late for breakfast, but it's never too early for a trusty Old-Fashioned (Bulleit bourbon, aromatic bitters, orange zest).

Mojito, with a twist (Bacardi Carta Blanca rum, fresh lime juice, mint leaves & salted caramel). Couldn't really taste the salted caramel though.

Daiquiri (Bacardi Carta Blanca rum, fresh lime juice & molasses).

And the teetotaler's option: coffee & orange juice, if you really, really must.

Acme Bar & Coffee (ABC) @ The Troika,
Persiaran KLCC, Jalan Binjai, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2162-2288
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32 comments:

  1. It means brunch... Lol
    D egg dishes really looks good....
    Dishes like tat make me want 2 wake earlier for breakfast ..... Not too late....
    Yummy...

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    1. Simple Person: heheh, i usually can't wake up before 8 a.m. so by the time i crawl out of bed, i need to rush to work already! :D

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  2. Not a big fan of asparagus and.. smoked salmon. But I wouldn't mind going for the second one; sauteed mushrooms FTW! Haha.

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    1. Chong: heh, i'm the opposite of you in that scenario! i'm usually not a fan of mushrooms :D

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  3. I feel almost evil for preventing you from taking us here earlier this week but I knew you were gonna go apeshit (uhm, eggshit?) over the eggs? Hehe.

    But rightfully so for that looks like an egg-mazing spread! :D

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    1. Kenny: oooh, all's well that ends well though! but i wonder if chickenshit might be more apt phrase to apply to eggs :D

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    2. Oh you did not just say "chickenshit" - so bad lah you. :P

      Guess where Devil and I are right now, having our fave French toast? :D

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    3. Kenny: this french toast addiction is becoming scary! if the red beanbag ever closes, you'll need to start a support group to help french toast lovers cope with their grief & withdrawal symptoms! :D

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    4. Choi! May they never close!

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    5. Kenny: then you need to keep supporting them & make sure you go there as often as possible! :D

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  4. I don't understand the "except Sunday" part. Does Acme have a separate Sundays-only brunch menu? Practically every dish you've shown looks like it would be perfect for a 11.30am or later Sunday brunch after a late Saturday night :D

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    1. Timing: you're right, there's a three-hour sunday brunch buffet every week, so the a la carte menu isn't available on that day :D

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  5. yes! i read about this! Wow those fluffy scramble looks very promising!!

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    1. Augustdiners: oh yeah, i was surprised by how much i enjoyed the scrambled eggs! usually i'm not a fan of omelets & scrambles :D

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  6. Too late for breakfast but too early for drinks as well =p I haven got a chance to visit this place yet. Should I go for lunch or brunch on Sunday?

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    1. Smitten by Food: heheh, it's never too early for a refreshing cocktail to perk us up! not even at 11am :D try the a la carte lunch menu first; it's safer & less pricey. if you like it, then the sunday buffet brunch could be the next stop! =)

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  7. I'm totally an egg person!! But I the gingerbread caught my eyes! Gosh! and with a generous drizzle of maple butter syrup.... That would be delishhhhh! :D

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    1. Vien: it tasted terrific! in its own way, it was almost as satisfying as the red beanbag's french toast! :D

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    2. Ahhhh why does most of the good food involve some form of carbs? ;)

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    3. Vien: heh, life is indeed unfair that way! =)

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  8. Eggs are the best low fat, high protein food! And marvellously easy to pair with anything, noodles, rice or bread!

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    1. TNG: heheh, i love eggs, though i wish they were lower in cholesterol! :D

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    1. Michelle: heh, never! cocktails are like coffee for me; perfect to start the morning with :D

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  10. Breakfast with cocktails...odd...but not for Sean =)

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    1. Ulric: heh, I'm acquiring a bad reputation :D

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  11. Cocktails for breakfast or for brunch? Hehehe. I was guilty of doing both during my recent hols in Bali.

    ABC is beginning to make it harder for people to make their decision on what to eat. Quite a varied menu and only so much can fit my stomach. Sigh...

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    1. Missyblurkit: ooh, i didn't realize you were back from the holiday already! wow! hope it was all great, in addition to the babi guling! :D heheh, i'm actually hoping ABC will continue to add more items to their menu! i love not being able to decide what to try! =)

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  12. We tried the poached egg with mushrooms, simple but well executed.

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    1. Baby sumo: oh ya, I guess most of the time, the most satisfying treatment for eggs is the simplest one! :D

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  13. wah... all these egg dishes are certainly my favourite! I can have them for breakfast, brunch and lunch!

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    1. Eiling: hahah, i'd like to have them for dinner too! :D

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