Thursday, August 7, 2014

Showcase @ Taman Tun

Cafe-Hoppers Assemble! It might not be the Baxter Building, but this new venue in Taman Tun could become a Batcave for brunch-loving fans of Steve Rogers, Bruce Banner & Natasha Romanoff.

The name 'Showcase' is an understatement as far as this cafe is concerned; Hot Toys action figures made in Hong Kong dominate the decor, which features face-offs galore between the God of Thunder & the God of Mischief, Batman & the Joker, plus other caped crusaders from the personal collection of Showcase co-owners Nicholas & Freddie.

Folks can place orders for these collectibles through Showcase, which hopes to be a coffee-serving hub with a heroic difference.

The menu here should hurt neither the wallet nor the health of customers, with most nutrition-focused items powering in at below RM20; a simple beetroot salad with walnuts that costs RM13.90 is available for a snack. 

Sandwich of beef salami & brisket slices with mozzarella cheese, teamed up with lower-in-oil air-fried fries (RM15.90). Several of these recipes need more tweaking for a more slam-bang taste & texture, but it's clear that Showcase puts effort into its kitchen.

Fluffy pancakes, laced with a little bit of feta cheese & berry jam, complemented by Lescure butter & maple syrup (RM9.90). Heartier fare, like mac & cheese (RM14.90), pesto grilled salmon (RM19.90) & Aussie rib-eye steak (RM35.90), is offered too.

Showcase serves illy coffee, as well as flavoured yoghurt smoothies (from caramelised apple to passion fruit).

We wish Showcase lots of longevity; maybe the next time we head here, Peter Quill will form part of its ensemble.

Showcase
36, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 2, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur
Daily, 10am-11pm. Tel: 03-2857-3163

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22 comments:

  1. Haha...surprisingly the table seating decor n lighting are a total contrast with ur first few photos =)

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    1. Ulric: heheh, it's a bit of a strange setting, with a mishmash of styles :D

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  2. I am not a big fan of all those action figures. However, I must say that I did enjoy watching Batman and Spiderman (classic TV shows) in my younger years. :)

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    1. Linda: ooo, i must admit, i was a major fan of both comic books and action figures in my younger years :D

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  3. Wowwwwww!!!! Looks like a museum for those super heroes. Lovely pancakes! I'd enjoy that sandwich too, I'm sure.

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    1. Suituapui: heheh, yeah, there's a bit of a gallery/museum feel :D i hope you like the food here, if you ever get the chance to visit :D

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  4. We have one cafe with similar concept here in Pg too, Toys Cafe but they don't serve that much of food though

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    1. Ken: ya, it's a cool concept for fans of these characters ... and there's a decent food menu here, which was a good thing :)

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  5. hey was wondering how do you get invited for a review usually?

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    1. X: email is easiest. address on profile page, https://www.blogger.com/profile/11233963104976190769

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    2. oh so usually they'll just email you?

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    3. x: that's the most common way, yep.

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    4. oooh okay thank you! :D

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  6. I was the barista serving you that morning; was pretty sure it was you but was shy to ask! Thank you for visiting Showcase and writing up a lovely review :D

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    1. Juyehh: thanks for writing :) do keep up the good work, yeah. We enjoyed spending the hour at showcase and chatting with nic :)

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  7. This place looks fun! But what happen to the batman? Hehehe.

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    1. CK: heheh, ya lor, poor batman :D

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    1. Missyblurkit: kinda expensive toys too, heh! :D

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  9. hey Sean..I am Nicolas here.. first and foremost.. TQ for dropping by. I think I was there that day but didn't know U are the blogger for Eat Drink KL.. my apology.
    Anyway, we are honored to have U at SHOWCASE and thank you for a good comment. Looking forward to have U here again in the future. And the next time U drop by pls feel free to give us a some pointers for improvements..
    Thank you once again and God Bless.

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    1. Hi Nicolas, no worries, I didn't introduce myself :) Thanks for leaving this message; good luck with the cafe, and yes, hope to see you sometime later this year :)

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  10. Same to you bro.. keep up your good work.. yup looking forward to see U again..

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