Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Mr. & Ms. Cafe @ Oasis Ara Damansara

Here's the real oasis in Ara Damansara: Opening with little fanfare, Mr & Ms could prove one of this year's nicest new cafes, the epitome of an eatery where folks can relax & revel in unstinting servings of hot, nourishing food & warm, comforting smiles.

Mr & Ms refers to two friends: He's the chef who returned to Malaysia recently after honing his craft in Perth & Melbourne, while she's the young entrepreneur who's embarked enthusiastically on her first F&B business (with a little help from her brother & buddies).

The cafe now opens through teatime, with dinners starting next month. Our spotlight shines on brunch recipes where egg runs rampant with fun, flavorsome flourishes.

Poached eggs with slow-baked portobello mushrooms, nuts, grapes & lentils, served on toast (RM20.90+). An enjoyable change from favorites like Eggs Benedict & Atlantic, though those two reassuringly remain on the menu here.

Fluffy-creamy scrambled eggs (RM15.90+), prepared close to perfection, proudly piled with smoked salmon & feta cheese. Chef Alex has been toying with throwing pumpkin & leeks into this; we hope he does.

More eggs, fried this time (RM15.90++); shift them slightly to uncover a savory underbelly of turkey ham, melted mozzarella cheese & mashed avocados.

Spiced baked eggs with sausages, olives & minted yogurt (RM17.90++). Might be a tad too tangy for some, but still worth licking the spoon for this.

Not an admirer of albumin? No worries: Mr & Ms also serves a wholesome breakfast platter (RM19.90+) that features mini-pancakes with grilled bananas, muesli with roasted nuts & milk, plus a bowl of fresh fruit.

Mr & Ms uses Sumatra's Gayo mountain coffee beans. Wine is unavailable for now, but folks can bring their own to sip while savoring this cafe's Mariah-focused playlist.

Mr & Ms,
B-G-3A, Block B, Oasis Ara Damansara, Petaling Jaya.
Tel: 03-7859-6665
Open 10am-5pm, except Mondays. Dinner service commences July.

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58 comments:

  1. The poached eggs and mushrooms look divine! The scrambled eggs also look really good! Love the name of this place! Great review, Sean.

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    1. Linda: thanks! yeah, i couldn't stop at two egg dishes. had to order four, heh! :D and yup, love the cute name for this cafe =)

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  2. OMG! Eggs galore! =)

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    1. Ulric: an egg-xtravaganza, for sure. am in eggs-tasy! :D

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    2. Eggasmic I'm sure! =)

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    3. Ulric: okie, i better stop with the egg puns before this post gets too corny or cheesy. mmmmm, corn & cheese, yum :D

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    4. Corn, cheese n eggs...wait for it...egglicious! :p

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    5. Ulric: these comments are very high in cholesterol =)

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    6. I'll better stop then...hehe =)

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    7. Ulric: yes. and i better review some healthy oats for my next entry =)

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  3. Ahh.. finally eggs done right?

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    1. TNG: eggs done with sincere effort & care =)

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    2. Tats all we ask for! :D

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    3. Ulric: yeah, to be very specific, i love the scrambled eggs here, and i really, really like the poached eggs, but i think the baked & fried eggs could use a little fine-tuning, though they're both still enjoyable =)

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    4. TNG: looking forward to what their dinner menu will offer :D

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  4. Love the vibrant colours of the food. Very appetizing!

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    1. Missyblurkit: yeah, definitely the gastronomic equivalent of sunshine, warm & bright! :D

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  5. i like their setting. ^^

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    1. 女飞侠: yeah, realllly nice, very pleasant. i think it's the sort of setting that a lot of people will appreciate =)

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  6. I like tangy. Bring on the spiced baked eggs! :P

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    1. Bangsar Babe: sounds like a gal who definitely knows what she wants and what she likes! :D

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  7. I see the Mlebourne influence but I think my baked eggs dishes are better hurhurhur....

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    1. Kelly: heheh, based on your own personal baked egg photos in the past, that's a distinct possibility! love baked eggs :D

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    2. I'm starting my own supper club soon. Maybe you can join me for some meals? :)

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    3. Kelly: that would be a delicious honor. i'll keep a look out for word of it =)

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  8. Wrote too fast, I meant Melbourne but I'm sure you know that. :)

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    1. Kelly: heh, truth be told, i read your comment so fast, i didn't notice the spelling until you pointed it out :D

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  9. Cafe + brunch! Good good, another new place for us to visit! :D

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    1. CK: oh ya, I think the next time u're looking for a cafe to check out for a good breakfast and good coffee, can come here! =)

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  10. Such a lovely place n nice food for a good brunch!

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    1. Melissa: yeah, congratulations to the folks who designed the place and the menu :D

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  11. Now this looks like my cup of tea - love the breakfast platter that gives you pancakes and muesli: healthy and sinful all together!

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    1. YouHadYourLunch: that's a good point! and two people can share the platter. the one who wants healthy nutrition can have the muesli, while the other person can enjoy the pancakes, heh :D

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  12. Looks good! at first I thought it was another BIG resto LOL~

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    1. Ciki: oooh, definitely not linked to BIG. i think this place will do well :D

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  13. ah, lovely food. seems like oasis Damansara is slowly coming alive. Who knows, maybe eventually NZX will resurrect some day.

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    1. KY: yeah, oasis ara damansara is bustling now, it seems, especially during the daytime. i hope NZX figures out a way to become more alive too =)

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  14. Whatever happened to Mrs.? Wink! Wink! LOL!!! Food sure looks great...

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    1. Suituapui: heh, the owners of this cafe are too young to be Mrs :D and yup, definitely enjoyed the food here, and i think many others will as well =)

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  15. Poached eggs and scrambled eggs are my favorites; too bad I can't master the latter. =(

    Oh, the restaurant name Mr. & Mrs. led me to think that the owners were actually married to each other. xD Thanks for clarifying it.

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    1. Waverly: ooo, I'm in awe of anyone who can whip up good eggs. I guess scrambled eggs can be deceptive, cos they're simple to prepare but difficult to do really well. But maybe eventually you'll nail the magic formula for yourself =) ooh, yeah, the name does evoke a mystery about who's who. But it's Mr & Ms, not Mr & Mrs :D

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    2. Maybe the saying "practice makes perfect" will apply to this?

      Oh my, it's definitely a typo error. Must have overlooked the restaurant name. *winces*

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    3. Waverly: maybe, but I wonder how many servings of scrambled eggs we'd have to make before we hit perfection, heh! =) no worries, I almost mistyped the name a few times too! Mr & Mrs sounds more rational than Mr & Ms after all :D

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  16. so much potential, kl needs more of these cutesy cafes. And cant say no to those eggs!!

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    1. AugustDiners: true, every neighborhood needs a nice cafe like this to bring some eggy sunshine into our brunches and lunches! :D

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  17. Love those yolks...so much cholesterol...

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    1. Sycookies: heh, a good source of top-notch protein =)

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  18. What an eggy meal - I like! That scrambled egg looks perfect - that's how scrambled eggs should look like.

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    1. Pureglutton: true, i usually don't really care for scrambled eggs, but the one here exceeded my expectations. if only all scrambled eggs could be more like this, heh =)

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  19. I must must try this place.
    I havent had that great brunch yet in KL (i compare it to Melbourne), thanks for reviewing this place.

    Mich

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    1. Peoniesandpancakes: hope you enjoy it! it appears to be run by folks who've also enjoyed the cafes in melbourne and want to bring a bit of that fun here in malaysia =)

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  20. wah, all those egg dishes, I like!

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    1. Choi Yen: heheh, ya, eggs make for the best breakfast and brunch! :D

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  21. I tried it today. The latte was fine, not sure what milk they used but it seems a little off but it was alright. But there was this haughty lady not sure if she was a staff or the owner but was quite rude with a little attitude when trying to tell us they can't hold a table for us . The table was being occupied by some other patrons at that time and we were seated on another table for 4 ( we were a company of 3) and we did order coffee. She told us that they can't hold the table in a rude manner like a brat like we were being unreasonable pulak. Then different waiters came to ask if we Hv ordered . Find the service Nice a little overwhelming but haphazard.

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  22. Saturday, quite packed.
    2:30pm - placed order
    2:40pm - drinks out
    3:10pm - drinks finished
    3:15pm - first food item out
    3:30pm - still waiting for my food....

    To top it off, the Ms. behind the counter needs some lessons on customer service.

    So much promise - food is actually quite nice and the setting is comfortable - let down by the human element. All in all, this is another mediocre outlet that has become a victim of its own success.

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  23. what are the prices for the coffee?

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  24. how to contact them? The number given , no one picking up..Need to get some reservatiom..

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