Eat Drink KL: The Daily Habit & Ben's @ Bangsar Shopping Center

Sunday, March 3, 2013

The Daily Habit & Ben's @ Bangsar Shopping Center

"Healthy eating, worth repeating" is the tagline for The Daily Habit, a comfy cafe within the confines of BSC's first-floor CHi Fitness workout club. 

Customers have to pass through CHi's welcome lounge to reach The Daily Habit, but no worries: the cafe remains open to everyone & is isolated from the gym section.

Begin with breakfast: The Daily Habit rises at 8am weekdays (9am Saturdays) to start serving scrambled free-range eggs with Scottish smoked salmon, French Lescure butter & caraway rye bread (RM20+).

The salad selection is small, but this one's certain to be a big hit: Quinoa, pear, toasted walnuts, rocket leaves & pomegranate (RM18+), as guilt-free as food gets.

Slow-braised pulled beef & veggies wrapped in multigrain tortilla & paired with chickpea salad (RM20+), for folks who must have meat.

Wholemeal scone, could be KL's most wholesome, with house-made pear jam (RM7+). 

Desserts aren't forsworn here; try the mix of quinoa, granola, cranberries & ricotta (RM16+).

Equally enticing: Raw cacao chocolate bars, dairy-free, gluten-free & with no added sugar.

Sold here with the likes of acai & goji berries laced within, about RM10 per bar.

Complimentary flour-free chocolate cake, to wrap up a surprisingly filling lunch.

The Daily Habit's juices are antioxidant-rich: Clean Red (beetroot, carrots, apples & ginger) & Fountain Of Youth (apples, strawberries, wolfberries & raspberries). 

That's Amore (banana, strawberries, mango, coconut milk & soy milk) & Vanilla Whey Protein Shake with added 72 percent dark caraibes chocolate.

 Immunity-improving Probiotic Shot. The Daily Habit closes 5pm weekdays, 4pm Saturdays.

The Daily Habit offers no alcohol, but no worries: Head up to BSC's third floor to check out the most recently opened branch of The BIG Group's Ben's restaurant chain.

The menu here at BSC will be familiar to fans of Ben's at Pavilion, Publika & KLCC, featuring crowd-pleasing food & beverages that no longer need introduction.

Cocktail recommendations include the Rum Jumper (rum, mint, lime, apple juice) & Garden Elixir (gin, cucumber, elderflower syrup, rosemary sprig).

The Daily Habit & Ben's Restaurant,
Bangsar Shopping Center, Kuala Lumpur.