Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Breakfast at The Red Beanbag, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Malaysia


Red Beanbag, Solaris Dutamas, Publika, cafe, coffee, breakfast
Specialty Baked Eggs

Red Beanbag, Solaris Dutamas, Publika, cafe, coffee, breakfast
Skyscraper Pancake Stack with Strawberries, Caramelized Bananas and Maple Syrup
Red Beanbag, Solaris Dutamas, Publika, cafe, coffee, breakfast
Eggs Atlantic
Breakfast at the Red Beanbag, Publika, Solaris Dutamas

Solaris Dutamas, Coffee, Cafe
The Red Beanbag
Searching online for the best breakfasts in Kuala Lumpur, Red Beanbag popped up more than once. Other bloggers wrote of dreamy eggs and scrumptious coffee, luscious French toast and a chic Melbournesque ambience. I found my own blog post written back when they had first opened and fondly remembered a skillfully made flat white. The cyber stars were all navigating towards the Red Beanbag so we followed.

Arriving, at what we thought a bright and early hour on the weekend, 10am, we were met with a decent crowd sprouted throughout both the indoor and outdoor seating. With weekend opening hours starting from 9:30am, the breakfast brigade had already begun their day.

Red Beanbag, Solaris Dutamas, Publika, cafe, coffee, breakfast
Red Beanbag Interior
Things have changed since my last visit. The Red Beanbag is a bit greener with mobile terraces of pot plants refreshing the air and tables spilling out onto the first floor balcony. Perched above The Square of Publika, the café affords a leafy canopy runway for viewing the happenings of the mall’s artistic centre. The menu has expanded too. A host of mains and some alcoholic beverages are new additions we look forward to sampling in the future. This day, however, was all about breakfast.

Fruitful Concoctions by Smooshie perked us up with their freshly squeezed juices in bottles. An assortment of uncommon blends of fruits decelerated our tempo in making a decision on what to order. After much deliberation, the Red Apple plus Dragonfruit and, the Guava plus Lychee were our final picks. Priced at RM5.50 a glass, we thought the cost reasonable considering the freshness of the drink and obvious quality of the fruit.

Red Beanbag, Solaris Dutamas, Publika, cafe, coffee, breakfast, freshly squeezed juices
Smooshie Fresh Juices
Taking suggestions from the staff we ordered the three most popular dishes. (apart from the French toast which I had tried on my first visit). Eggs Atlantic v2.0 came out first. Poached eggs with a smooth hollandaise sauce, snappy asparagus, mushrooms and smoked salmon topped two thick mattresses of fluffy French-toasted bread RM17.90. Lucky for me the portion furnished two pieces so I was able to claim my share before hubby swiped it all off the plate. We’re both fans of eggs benedict so this twist on the original easily won the approval of our taste buds.

Specialty Baked Eggs came next and we could tell just by breathing in the aroma of the recently toasted cheese that this dish would fill our calorie banks with a surplus supply.  Eggs are cracked into a baking dish of lamb, beef and chicken bratwurst mixed with sundried tomatoes, aubergine and potatoes and, smothered with a cheese blanket before being baked to perfection and served on a wooden chopping board with crusty bread. (RM17.90) Sinfully delicious, thoughts of getting a healthy start to the day were put aside as we stuck the first fork into the pot lifting up the gooey strings of cheese and piercing the egg yolks to reveal a mush of sausage and potato chunks bathing in a savoury goo of tomatoes and eggplant. We can see why this is a favourite amongst regulars.

Red Beanbag, Solaris Dutamas, Publika, cafe, coffee, breakfast
Flat White
Finally the Skyscraper came out as a sweet ending to our salted beginnings.  A tower of six fluffy pancakes stood tall beside a bowl of strawberries and caramelized bananas with a jug of maple syrup just waiting to be poured in a sticky mellifluous torrent over the stack. (RM14.90). After complete consumption of the two preceding dishes, the clean plate finale, is testimony in itself that the pancakes were a hit.

A strong, nutty Bonito blend of coffee beans is sourced from Rubra in Perth. The resulting bold coffee is much to my liking and we ended our meal cheerily with a skinny Cappuccino and Flat White. RM8

Breakfast is served from 9:30am on weekends and 10am on weekdays until 3pm.

Reason to visit:  Specialty Baked Eggs, Eggs Atlantic v2.0, excellent coffee, Aussie inspired café ambience

The Red Beanbag
Lot A4-1-8
Solaris Dutamas
Publika
Jalan Dutamas 1
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
+6 03 6211 5116
www.facebook.com/theredbeanbag

22 comments:

  1. I stay rather near publika, very convenient indeed. I'd love to drop by these days, the baked eggs sound good. Me and boyfriend adore pancakes. :)

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    1. These pancakes are very good. They don't try to do anything fancy, just keep the basic recipe and do it well.

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  2. We were there for brunch last sunday, my favourie is the almond french toast. :D

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  3. the breakfast is really yummmy..
    if I do not know what to eat for breakfast I will come to you blog..

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  4. Oooo...pancakes! But aren't theirs a bit too thick? The Eggs Atlantic certainly looks super yummy!!! Drool!

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    1. Maybe it's the close up shot. These pancakes were perfectly fluffy. Just the right size.

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  5. gosh, the breakfast brigade wakes up much earlier than i usually do on weekends! it's gonna be noon at the earliest by the time i park at publika! :D

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    1. I thought we were early but there are obviously many out there who actually get out and start their day with the sun. :-)

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  6. The egg atlantic looks yummy...ken

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  7. The breakfast menu is all day long! Yippee!

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  8. I am not such a breakfast man but the first dish is something I would try.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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    1. Oh you're missing out. Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day!

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  9. Their pancakes looks delicious and sinful! =)

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    1. I think the best thing they do here is not mess with an already good recipe. They go traditional pancake stack and do them well. :-)

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  10. Been there once & I love their breakfast menu!

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  11. It's closed on Mondays! I came on the Malaysia Day long weekend with high expectations of a yummy breakfast, but had to leave disappointed. The blog did not mention that they don't open Mondays. Nevermind, will come again another time.

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