Setapak is this entry's suburban spot for simple egg-filled brunches by neighborhood newbies Aspresso & That Place La.
Start with Aspresso, a cozy first-floor hideout at the Danau Kota commercial blocks where customers can customize their all-day-brekkie platters to choose what exactly they want to eat.
Five items in one serving cost a very fair RM11.90: An egg-pork-potato fiesta of scrambled/sunny-side-up/omelet (six eggs in one shot!), bacon & hash brown.
Other possibilities that can be ordered for this plate include chicken sausages, mashed potatoes, mushrooms & baked beans. Aspresso also offers light meals of sandwiches & pastas.
The coffee comprises specials ranging from Indonesian Gayo Highland Acehnese single-origin to Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, crafted meticulously through V60, aeropress, chemex & siphon methods.
Aspresso's affogato? Pleasantly creamy.
Caution: Wi-fi is not yet available at Aspresso; since Maxis' connection erodes to an E here, phone surfers won't want to linger very long for now.
Next up, only a one-minute drive from Aspresso: That Place La, a Platinum Lake condo cafe where expectations should likely be lowered. It's a nice, bright & clean setting nevertheless.
Wish we could call this a morning-glory, but the baked egg with tomatoes, cheese & chicken ham seems reminiscent of something I'd mix & microwave as a teen. Still, it's merely RM3.50.
Not much to say about That Place La's latte; maybe the other dishes here fare better. There's roast chicken, spaghetti bolognese, sago gula melaka & more.
That Place La scores in the soundtrack department though, playing John Hiatt's 'Have A Little Faith In Me' & Tasmin Archer's 'Sleeping Satellite;' Aspresso relies on 'All Of Me' Sinatra muzak.
Aspresso Coffee & All Day Breakfast
16-1, Lot B-8-1, Plaza Usahawan Genting Klang
Jalan Danau Niaga 3, Taman Danau Kota, Kuala Lumpur
Weekdays noon through midnight (except Tuesdays), weekends 10am-midnight
That Place La
PV13, Platinum Lake Condominium, Jalan Danau Saujana 1, Danau Kota, Kuala Lumpur
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