Sunday, December 29, 2013

Lucy In The Sky @ Tun H.S. Lee, Chinatown

KL's former High Street won't run low on caffeine, thanks to Lucy In The Sky, a newbie on the fringe of Chinatown that's set to soar in the popularity stakes.

This easygoing hangout, surprisingly spacious inside, might be a magnet not only for backpackers but nearby white-collar workers on weekdays & cafe-hoppers on weekends.

Breakfast is served: Lucy is the latest place where people can customize their brunch platters, choosing three items for RM12.90 & adding RM3 for every extra selection.

Lucy In The Sky promises relatively healthy cooking, relying on organic ingredients whenever possible. But that's not necessarily meant to provide customers with carte blanche to overdose on four preparations of eggs in one sitting: poached, scrambled, sunny-side-up & over-easy ...

... even if the eggs are partnered with deliciously nutritious lentils & buttered corn. Other possibilities for this plate include chicken sausages, sauteed mushrooms, grilled tomatoes, onions & hash browns.

Other options: French toast made with Hailam bread (RM10), pancakes paired with raw honey (RM8.90), plus cream of cauliflower, pumpkin or mushroom soup with muesli bread (RM10.90).

Come lunchtime, the starving masses can munch on pasta (pesto's recommended, flavorsome with sun-dried tomatoes & spinach, RM15), beef & chicken burgers made with wholemeal buns, as well as basic salads & sandwiches.

Lucy's coffee, constructed with Arabica beans, should please. Praise outpaces complaints here. 



Lucy In The Sky
167, Jalan Tun H.S. Lee, Kuala Lumpur. Pretty near the Hindu temple landmark
Daily,  11am-9pm from 16th of December 2014. Tel: 03-2022-1526

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22 comments:

  1. The pasta looks good! Reasonably priced too, might visit this place if i'm around the vicinity :D

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    1. Ken: ya, the pesto pasta has received its fair share of compliments already! and with an MRT station expected to open nearby, this place should be even easier to access in due time =)

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  2. Another hidden gem in China town, is nice to see that China town is re-discovering culture through all these new cafe and artisanal shops!

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    1. 比比: yeah, it's nice to have these lovingly created cafes here that can serve as places for us to stop and take a break from all the crowds and construction outside in the area. and the cafe owners seem to really respect the heritage of the neighborhood too =)

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  3. Can't say I like how the eggs are done, I'm afraid. Lucy in the sky with diamonds was a Beatles song, with drug connotations. The title = LSD!

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    1. Suituapui: yeah, the eggs had more of a humble, unadorned feel here =) and yep, lucy isn't one of my favorite beatles numbers though ... i'm more partial to 'i wanna hold your hand,' heh :D

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  4. Beatles reference - not hard to spot ;) I like early, pop-py Beatles and probably the Sgt Pepper album.

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    1. Lifeasacynic: yeah, i'm not sure if they're exactly paying homage to the fab four or whether there's a different reason for the name, but it's a nice name for a cafe =) i agree with you about early pop-py beatles ... i love the youthful, almost innocent exuberance of those tunes. but i guess as far as albums go, ya, the later ones are the mature, more complex and maybe more fulfilling ones to listen to. heh, this makes me wanna go put on a beatles cd right now =)

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  5. Another coffee gem in Chinatown!!!

    Pesto looks darn good...

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    1. Missyblurkit: yeah, chinatown's gonna be flooded with coffee by the middle of next year =) and the pesto pasta seems to be the cafe owners' top recommendation :D

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  6. just managed to try their Orange Cheese Cake and Flat White just now. Surprisingly match well ;)

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    1. Vincent: sounds good, will remember to try the orange cheesecake if i'm back here! =)

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  7. Wow another new cafe!
    We just went to Three Little Birds which just open today. Too many for us to catch up. Hahaha

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    1. CK: ooo, ya, the cafes keep me busy and happy! i think i'll be writing almost completely about cafes this week, heheh! :D

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  8. Not an area I normally venture to, there are so many new cafes now! Just went to the good batch today finally. The eggs above look a little too pale for my comfort tho.

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    1. Kelly: yeah, chinatown's not an area i love (traffic can get messy), but i like heading here once in awhile just to see what's going on. hope you enjoyed the good batch ... damansara uptown's another area with good cafes now, but traffic and parking are both atrocious, heh =)

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  9. Love the name "Lucy in the Sky"! The food photos look so tantalizing, Sean!

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    1. Linda: it's a well-chosen name indeed =) glad you like the look of the food here :D

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  10. this food restaurant seems to be quite simple with the proach eggs~

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    1. Mr Lonely: yeah, straightforward and uncomplicated, heh =)

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  11. hi
    nice review, may i know they do serve pork & alcohol,
    (^_^)v

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    1. PeJal: thanks. no pork and alcohol served here :)

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