Tuesday, August 27, 2013

BreadFruits Cafe @ Desa Sri Hartamas

A labor of love, BreadFruits is one of our best bets for brunch in Hartamas.

Cafe owner Kah Kwan strives to serve satisfying favorites with healthy twists that range from Bukit Tinggi free-range eggs to steamed cannellini beans that replace canned baked beans.

Fried egg & pork bacon sound like components of a sinful plate, but combined on ciabatta with arugula on top & guacamole at the bottom (RM16.80+), this tastes like well-balanced nutrition.

Brunch is served 9am-5pm daily; the cafe continues to offer beverages through 9pm, with a dinner menu expected to be available eventually.

Even the 'brunch pasta' (RM16.80+) defies expectations, whipped up in a light but luscious carbonara sauce with pork bacon, sauteed mushrooms, rocket leaves ...

... & a creamy seven-minute-cooked egg that all turn this into a slick, slurp-worthy affair.

BreadFruits indeed: French Toast (RM18+) gets a twist too, with ripe roasted bananas, bacon ...

... & the cafe's one-of-a-kind wild honey spread mixed thickly with passion fruit.

Malaysian wild honey is sold here, featuring pure, unprocessed nectar extracted from jungle hives. One or two bottles, not for sale, are being aged for several years, resulting in a potent intensity of flavor nearly comparable to wine.

Try the wild honey blended with Indian pomegranate & passion fruit (RM15) for fine refreshment.

Or have the honey mixed with coffee & steamed milk for a unique latte (RM6.80+).

The fruits section of BreadFruits is worth inspecting too, comprising the likes of Argentinean tangerines & South African apples.

Numerous juices are available for energizing & detoxification, with ingredients that range from beetroot to bananas, strawberries to celery.

Heaps of natural sunlight, plenty of positive vibes; a most welcome entry to this neighborhood.

BreadFruits,
17, Jalan 26/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-6201-0090

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40 comments:

  1. Hi Sean, I love the name of this place! The exposed brick and decor make it look like a warm and friendly place. The food looks good, too!

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    1. Linda: yep, and the name does fit the cafe well ... you'll find bread & fruits here, all right :D yeah, it's a cozy place with some good energy. and the food turned out to be exactly what we needed for that afternoon =)

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  2. Tis place has both eggjo and baconjo...time to groovy over for a visit! =)

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    1. Ulric: some of our favorite brunch ingredients! ya, i think this place can be safely recommended for when you've returned from thousands of kilometers away =)

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    2. Yes, I love the what I am looking at too!

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    3. Sycookies: it was love at first sight when i peeked at the menu =)

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  3. Hehe, I know this is one of those kind of places for me to appease my cravings. May the carbohydrate lovers rule! >=)

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    1. Waverly: heheh, i've been gobbling up too much carbs in the past couple of weeks, i think. but ya, the carbs are worthwhile at outlets like breadfruits :D

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  4. 7-minute cooked egg? It would be hard-boiled already if cooked for that long - maybe they just kept it in hot water for 7 minutes, covered...like cooking half-boiled. I hope YOU broke the egg yolk in the other dish, the one with pork bacon, not that it was served like that...with the runny yolk running all over the place.

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    1. Suituapui: ahh, it's one of those slow-cooked methods. you could theoretically cook an egg for an hour that way =) and yes, for the pasta, the egg was in its shell intact, as you can see, and then the next one was when we had broken the shell (badly) and let its insides flow out =)

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    2. Agree...let it flow! :D

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    3. Ulric: ya, luckily the egg was perfectly runny! :D

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    1. The Yum List: especially if the time for the brunch is closer to lunch instead of breakfast, heh =)

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  6. Looks like a cozy haunt! Not quite along my run route but a detour after a run seems like a good idea with easy parking:D

    Comforting and hearty meals too...and hehehe can crab some fruits on our way out after a meal! Brilliant!

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    1. Missyblurkit: oh yeah, parking a 10-second walk from this shop is a breeze, since there's the open-air parking lot right in front of its doorstep, heh =) yup, the fruits here were quite tempting, maybe i'll grab a bundle too the next time. i'm definitely not consuming enough fruits =)

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  7. Didn't know there's a shell holding the egg. Hehe. But hey... there's pork bacon! Yay!

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    1. Chong: heheh, fun presentation for the pasta, i guess. and ya, i was surprised, cos it's rare to see pork bacon offered at a restaurant that serves relatively healthy meals =)

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  8. The pasta looks good. With generous ingredients!
    honey spread mixed thickly with passion fruit....with passion fruit? Must be nice! ;-)

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    1. Melissa: ya, a very hearty pasta but not too heavy, surprisingly :D and yup, for fans of passion fruit, this is an interesting new way of eating it, especially when it comes with wild honey =)

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  9. What a lovely looking place! And wild honey with pomegranate and passionfruit sounds divine...is it open weekends too?

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    1. YouHadYourLunch: oh yeah, it's quite a good one amid all the clusters of shophouses in desa sri hartamas =) i could happily eat that honey for breakfast nearly every day, i think. and yes, the good news is that this place is open everyday! :D

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  10. ahh!! Lovely place! I guess it will definitely be my fave cafe because it's all fruit based!!! OH YUMZZZ! Can even save my time to the supermarket to buy fruits too! YAY!

    Fruitbread, yes. Imma go there and eat tht! ;D

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    1. Eunice: ooo, ya, to be honest, i'm not a major fan of most fruits, but i'm definitely interested in some of the fruits here, heh =) hope you enjoy this place! i think it's good =)

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  11. I see custard apple... love that fruit. The eggy dishes here look great!

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    1. Baby Sumo: ooo, i'm not familiar with different sorts of apples, but i'll remember that name and watch out for it next time! :D and ya, gotta love a place that puts so much emphasis on eggs, hehe =)

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  12. I'll order that pasta & French toast for sure but oppss...I only have 1 stomach, how ar? :(

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    1. Choi Yen: heheh, you can order the pasta and your friend can order the french toast, and you can both share. ya, both items are worth trying :D

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  13. yummy, its good to stay healthy~ =D

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    1. Mr Lonely: ya, a positive change from some the other food that we consume =)

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  14. Another place for brunch! Hooray!

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    1. CK: oh ya, worth checking out on a cheerful sunday morning =)

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  15. Jots down on the "to eat" list ;)

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    1. UnkaLeong: hope you enjoy it! should be a sunny brekkie :D

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  16. I like the concept. I can almost imagine how does the passion fruit with honey would taste like. It's very creative of them.

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    1. Eiling: ya, cool concept. and it does make very versatile use of honey and fruits here =)

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    1. Maria: no, sorry, cos the cafe owner says he feels pork bacon would be the only thing that does justice to his recipes...

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