Saturday, October 11, 2014

Bites Cafe @ Lake Fields

The Lake Fields neighbourhood might seem a bit off the beaten track, but it's barely a 10-minute drive from Bukit Jalil, making Bites Cafe convenient enough to visit, especially in the evening & on weekends, when parking should be easier in this enclave that's crowded with commercial outlets.

Bites is blessed with a bright, cheerful charm; its founders have infused some cool personal touches into the setting - from the walls to the floors, plenty of care has clearly been taken in crafting this cafe, selecting everything from the chairs to the tables & furnishing each cosy corner. It's lovely work that makes for a pleasant place.

Grab a seat by the portraits & posters hanging all along one side of Bites - we like the Back To The Future trilogy of pieces.

Keep it down - the bears are snoozing. These furry critters have been popping up in a couple of KL's cafes this year.

Bites is all about the brunch, with 15 all-day-breakfast dishes on the opening page of the menu, including a breakfast pizza topped beautifully with a sunny-side-up, beef bacon, baked beans, baby spinach, mushrooms & cheese (the crust could be thinner, but we like how the serving's substantial enough to share, especially since it costs only RM13.90) ...

... to savoury waffles with another temptingly runny egg, grilled chicken, melted cheese, mushroom sauce, fries & a side salad (pretty hearty comfort food; the sauce is a little one-dimensional in flavour, but this feels reasonably priced at RM15.90) ...

... to another creamy creation, the Japanese chicken curry (RM14.90) - thick with carrots & potatoes - with steamed rice (would be even more satisfying if it were Japanese rice, but that might elevate the price too much) & egg (choose poached or fried). Breakfast burritos, French toast, frittatas & rosti are all available too.

Bites serves a generously filled wrap that's our favourite option here, plump with fresh veggies (including chunks of avocado), plus an optional add-on of smoked salmon, drizzled with a kitchen-prepared gooseberry-&-orange sauce. Definitely enjoyable.

Also, a unique affogato with an artisan flourish: The Last Polka's pandan kaya ice cream. A worthy bargain for RM9.90.

 Coffee lovers need not fear - there's no lack of caffeine here. Many thanks to Robin & his team for hosting this likeable lunch.

Bites
72 Jalan Tasik Utama 7, Lake Fields, Sungai Besi, Kuala Lumpur
Open daily, 9am-10pm (till 11pm on Fridays & Saturdays). Tel: 03-9055-4438

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29 comments:

  1. The breakfast pizza is da bomb in colours and delishness! =)

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    1. Ulric: interestingly that photo was me experimenting with my phone camera instead of my regular camera, heh :D but yeah, it looks absolutely great :)

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  2. Hello, Sean! What a nice looking place!

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    1. Linda: i like the look of this place a lot too! :)

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  3. i like this cafe geh environment~ XD

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    1. Happy walker: ya, I think a lot of customers would like the ambiance here ;)

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  4. Looks like a great place to check out. The breakfast pizza looks interesting. I saw something similar at our local Farmer's market.

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    1. Linda: the egg does help to add a splash of gorgeousness to the pizza! :)

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  5. Wow, first time here and im totally blown by your blog feeds! :)

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    1. Steven: thanks for the kind words! :)

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  6. Pandan kaya ice cream sounds interesting and they make good sunny side ups.

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    1. Ken: yeah, i like quirky ice cream flavours (and i love kaya) ... and yup, the sunny side ups here are pretty much perfect :)

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  7. Egg on a pizza? That's new. Gee! They've an egg on everything. Nope, not fried the old school way, the way I like it. Oh? They're greeting me! "Hello Beautiful!" Muahahahaha!!!!!

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    1. Suituapui: heheh, the more eggs the merrier! can't resist them myself :D

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  8. I like the deco and the color of the cafe, feel very cheerful. :D
    Affogato with pandan kaya ice cream sounds interesting, I want to try that.

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    1. CK: yeah, cool cafe for photography :) and yup, was quite curious about using that ice cream flavour for an affogato :D

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  9. Thos wraps look lovely and fresh. I wasn't so sure about the grilled chicken in sauce with an egg and waffles...strange combination?

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    1. YouHadYourLunch: those wraps are good for folks who want something more virtuous but still pretty tasty :) chicken + egg + waffle ... true, it seems a bit american, that one, heh :)

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  10. I like the portion ! Sometimes I seriously still feel hungry after eating at cafes. Lol!

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    1. KJ: heheh, that's true, i usually have to order at least two main courses plus a cake :D

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  11. Ok, had to chekc tat my comment didnt disappear. it tends to these days!
    Back to Bites Cafe - looks delish actually.. with certain cost cutting measures (understandably) considering the location maybe?

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    1. Rebecca: phew, your comment is safe! :) and yeah, maybe rental here is slightly lower than, say, solaris dutamas, so they're able to pass the savings back to the customers :D

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  12. I especially like the bear section..so cute ;-)
    Pandan Kaya ice cream? Interesting!
    I felt that their menu are quite creative ;-)

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    1. Melissa: heheh, very cute sleeping bears :) and ya, i like kaya, heh :) true, they do try to create an interesting menu :D

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  13. Indeed, great place to call for a break after long working hours.
    And, their mini juice glass catch my attention the moSt. Should try out, and it's pure squeeze juice

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    1. Silver Penny: glad you like bites, and the juice sounds good :)

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    1. Hasbullah: muslim customers are welcome. no pork or alcohol is served, but there is no official halal licence, as that is very difficult for most cafes to obtain.

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  15. Went to Bites Cafe this morning. It is a huge disappointment on the breakfast set. I guess I won't be going back to this Cafe for Breakfast in future.

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