A Minor Place has the potential to become a major player in the Hartamas F&B scene, though its business hours (8am-4pm) might be tough on many of us.
Keeping a low profile in Plaza Damas, this sunshine-swathed cafe whips up aromatic nasi lemak (RM7.50), made arresting with creamy-chunky pork rendang & savory, not-too-spicy sambal.
A bit of East-meets-West: minced pork in a rich bean sauce, served over spaghetti with shredded carrots & cucumber (RM6.50). Absolutely addictive, thanks to its deep, meaty flavor.
Pork chops (RM16.90), big ones oozing with lip-smacking juices. Love the apple sauce, which supplies a surprising sprightliness to this meat-&-mashed-potatoes recipe.
A Minor Place's pork burger (RM16.90) boasts a triumphantly thick patty & crispy-succulent bacon. Would be even better with a fried egg on top, so be sure to ask for one (make it runny!).
Anxious to stave off a carb-&-protein coma after this lunch, we walked over to Le Passione Cafe inside Hartamas Shopping Center for a burst of caffeine.
Foamy cappuccino, presented in fine form.
Latte, a little too hot perhaps. Had to wait five minutes before being able to sip this comfortably.
Booze! Irish coffee, blended with whiskey. Not enough to register high on the liquor level though.
Tea for two: Earl Grey, by Taylors of Harrogate.
Plus, some iced peach tea to cool down on a humid weekend afternoon.
A Minor Place @ Plaza Damas,
G-0-11, Plaza Damas, Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur.
Open Tuesday through Sunday, 8am-4pm.
Le Passione Cafe,
Hartamas Shopping Center, Kuala Lumpur.