Patrons of The Morning After need not fear a walk of shame; this is a pretty nice new cafe brand that launched three outlets recently, at Ativo Plaza in Bandar Sri Damansara & the Pavilion mall in Bukit Bintang as well as Penang's international airport. Another Klang Valley branch is slated to soon open at Jaya One.
We visited the Ativo location, since that one showcases The Morning After's most comprehensive selection (the Pavilion branch is basically a kiosk), with all-day breakfasts that genuinely run all day. Customers can stroll in at 9pm & still be able to order the sunny-side-up with subtly spicy corned beef & herbed potatoes (RM16.90 before taxes).
The Morning After's 'Power-Packed Omelette' comes stuffed with chicken strips, mushrooms, peppers & cheese, served with buttered toast & roasted potatoes (RM16.90).
Elaborate Eggs Benedict (RM16.90), comprising two poached eggs, smoked salmon, baby spinach, alfalfa sprouts & hollandaise sauce on a sourdough muffin, accompanied by potato crisps.
The fritatta's thick & meaty, the service is friendly; the combo works well enough to make for a happy meal.
The Morning After also prides itself on poppyseed bagel sammies, brimming with the likes of egg mayo & salmon (RM17.90).
Burgers & pastas are offered too; the former takes the form of this one with a breaded Dungeness crab patty, mango-&-corn salsa & daikon (RM26.90). The Morning After has clearly put hard work into making its menu a little less ordinary; it's a respectable effort, though several of these recipes could still be fine-tuned for a more thoroughly satisfying eating experience. Thankfully, the management seems open to feedback, so we''re hopeful for the future.
Coffee comes in both serious & light-hearted shapes. Enjoy an espresso (the cafe currently serves a house blend of Mandheling, Sigri & Santos, & plans to eventually roast its beans on-site at this spacious Ativo Plaza outlet) or a salted caramel macchiato.
The Morning After
Ground Floor, Ativo Plaza, Bandar Sri Damansara
Open early in the morning through late at night, everyday
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