Monday, January 27, 2014

Rondaevoo @ Ativo Plaza, Bandar Sri Damansara

Meeting up with Rondaevoo, a new cafe at Bandar Sri Damansara's Ativo Plaza, a promising complex where interesting eateries have sprouted in recent weeks. It's probably only a 15-minute drive in off-peak traffic from Bandar Utama & Taman Tun Dr Ismail.

Rondaevoo stresses wholesome, nutritious recipes; its 'burger' comes in the form of a house-made prawn patty with chopped avocados, crisp veggies & roasted potatoes at a wallet-pleasing price of RM14.80 before taxes. Rondaevoo's pastas comprise whole-wheat spaghetti, while its Malaysian-style 'bee hoon' vermicelli is built with red rice.

The all-day breakfast (RM17.80) is also well-executed; have your eggs either poached, scrambled, sunny-side-up or as an omelette, partnered with accompaniments like Rondaevoo's own chicken meatloaf (made with herb-laced thigh & breast meat) ...

... plus baked pinto & broad beans that feature a firmer bite & fresher, more natural flavour than canned varieties.

Rondaevoo's pumpkin soup (RM14.80) is exemplary. Beautifully creamy, with terrific texture from finely cut carrots within. The combination of pumpkin & carrots makes this a delectably sweet beta-carotene powerhouse. Served with wholemeal garlic bread

Rondaevoo serves Puro fair-trade coffee; the soy latte (RM10.80+) is not bad. All in all, this is a nice venue with twists in its food that we're thankful for & an enjoyably casual, relaxed vibe.

Ativo Plaza still has shop-lots to fill, but there are sufficient attractions here already, ranging from Mello Yello, a bakery-cafe operated by Hero Market that offers roast beef sandwiches, scones & illy coffee, & Cafe D'Fong, an offshoot of Damansara Utama's Chinese restaurant D'Fong that serves the likes of freshwater prawn noodles ...

... to Brewery Tap, an alfresco bar with a balcony view that extends many miles into Petaling Jaya, & BMS, the organic restaurant chain.

Rondaevoo
Block A, Ativo Plaza, Jalan PJU 9/1, Damansara Avenue, Bandar Sri Damansara
Daily, 930am-10pm

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26 comments:

  1. Rondaevoo would certainly be my new place to brekkie when I train in Desa Park City...a stone throw away. I love the sight of the pumpkin soup and brekkie!

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    1. Missyblurkit: oh ya, opening hours here seem suitable for a post-run brunch, since it starts business at 930am. and I almost didn't order the pumpkin soup, but am glad I did. it's one of the better pumpkin soups in the klang valley, definitely =)

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  2. Interesting spelling - what language is that? Love the eggs, perfect!

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    1. Suituapui: heheh, i kinda like the spelling, it's cute :D and ya, the food here's quite well-prepared, i was pretty satisfied with the eggs =)

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  3. Should go to check it out.

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  4. Looks like a good place for a weekend brunch! :)

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    1. Ken: yeah, this has the potential to become a popular place for that! ;)

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  5. Prawn and avocado sounds like an interesting, healthy burger!

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    1. Baby Sumo: ya, a nice cross between a sandwich and a burger. tasty recipe :)

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  6. This place looks nice, and a lot of natural sunlight, I like. :D
    Prawn burger sounds good! At first I thought it was a fish fillet burger.

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    1. CK: ya, lots of sunshine streaming in through the windows :D heheh, ya, that prawn burger was the first thing I decided to order :)

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  7. I love my eggs poached or sunny side up! I love breakfast and this looks like a great place for it. I like the play on words for "Rendez-vous". Very original! :)

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    1. Linda: those are my two favourite ways for preparing eggs too! I like it when restaurants still serve breakfast dishes at 6pm, heheh. and yup, the spelling is very cool :D

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  8. Bandar Sri Damansara is looking sleek. I used to come here a lot to visit a friend (who had since moved), and it was a really quiet neighbourhood

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    1. Footfringe: ooo, Bandar sri damansara is foreign territory for me, I definitely needed to use GPS. I definitely don't mind returning here if more outlets open :)

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  9. Nice! So this area must be the hip ara of Bandar Sri Damansara huh? ;)

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    1. Rebecca: heheh, Bandar Sri Damansara already sounds like a hip area just by its name. I kinda prefer heading here compared to Kota Damansara, which is too traffic-clogged for my liking =)

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  10. Nice place to spent weekends at...with nicely-priced good food (prawn burger, pumpkin soup and eggs) and pleasant surroundings =)

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    1. Ulric: ya, I was here for a weekday early evening dinner, but I think it would work even better for leisurely weekends. parking is still relatively easy and there's a wide-open feeling here that makes it a nice retreat from the urban skyscraper/mall landscape =)

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  11. if you tell me 5 years ago that Sri Damansara would have something that looks like this, I'd say you're crazy.

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    1. KY: heheh, and who knows what else sri damansara will have in another five years :)

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  12. How fantastic. I adore trying new cuisines

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  13. Thanks for review this, will be visit soon, perhaps :P

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    1. Choi Yen: yay, hope you enjoy the visit :)

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