I always wanted to visit this cafe/brunch place ever since I kept seeing my friend's post on Facebook. The decoration of this place gives you a feeling that you're in a forest and that's really my 'zen' place.
Dining area in a forest-like decor.
Both photos courtesy of Mid Valley
But when I got to the place, I realised that it's a brunch place that serves Australian's style breakfast which make me feel a tiny bit disappointed because I have had Australian breakfast back in last year when I spend 3 weeks in Melbourne. (I don't feel like having Malaysian-cooking-Australian breakfast~)
Nevertheless, LGB's sister is in town hence we feel like it's a nice place to introduce to her.
Photo courtesy of LindySim.com I couldn't get a good shot of the menu from where I was sitting. As me and my bump already seated I'm so tired to get up again :-p (As of time of writing, I'm already 40 weeks pregnant! LGBB is comfortably nested in my tummy and no indication of coming out yet.)
Unique menu that is only found on their wall. It's a good neck and eyes exercise as you lift your head up and train your eyes reading from the wall which is several feet away from you.. :-p go away double chin!
Sister-in-law ordered the Eggs Benedict @ RM26.80 (after service charge and GST)
(Too much eggs for her apparently but to be fair, she's a light-eater.)
This Eggs Benedict is served with 2 poached eggs (Runny eggs cooked in water; this is how the Australian like their breakfast eggs.) on 2 brown toast lay over with a thick Hollandaise sauce. I couldn't have taste this because I am avoiding raw/runny eggs during my pregnancy in risk of catching salmonella. But from physical look the poach eggs look totally satisfying with the egg yolks oozing out slowly to the bread.
LGB ordered the Big Breakfast @ RM23.30.
From right clockwise; sauteed fresh mushroom, scrambled eggs, brown toast, hashbrown and pork bacon. I like the brown toast (trying to be healthy and avoiding white food such as bread and rice), eggs and mushroom. The hash-brown assumed to be homemade (not your usual McD's crunchy ones) is lack-lustre and taste-less meanwhile bacon is your normal bacon.
This is the Australian version of American Big Breakfast that serves a generous portion of fresh mushroom. However, this plate look a bit lackadaisical to me compared to the version of homemade Australian Big Breakfast I had last year.
HOMEMADE Big Breakfast - From right clockwise; Sunny side-up egg and ham on toast, baked bean with a hint of sri-racha sauce, sauteed tomatoes and mushroom and stir-fried baby spinach.
Asparagus wrapped in bacon with scrambled eggs and toast @ RM23.30
This is my version of healthy brunch and I always have loved asparagus. They baked this asparagus to the verge of crunchy skin but not dry-out and wrapped with a nice bacon. I like this dish except for the fact that it's lack of salt nor pepper nor taste. Maybe that's how it's healthy!
Hot Honey Lemon @ RM9.35
We're not a big fan of coffee and I'm on caffeine-free diet hence we order the hot honey lemon instead. Pretty good considering the good amount of honey and lemon.
The verdict :
Taste - 2/5 (required more taste)
Service - 4.5/5 (very friendly and helpful staff and also there is a cute Australian guy!)
Ambience - 4/5
Hygiene - 4/5
Value for money - 2/5 (approx. RM30/person but this pregger is not even full!)
Please note that all pricing is after service charge (10%) and GST (6%).
Name : Antipodean Cafe
Address : G(E)-011A, The Boulevard, Mid Valley Megamall, 59200 Kuala Lumpur. (At EAST entrance facing The Gardens and share the same row with Delicious)
GPS location : 3.117592,101.67722,16
Phone no. : +603 22023411
Operation hours : Daily 7.30 am - Midnight
Table Wait Time: 15 minute(s)
Date of Visit: Jun 05, 2015
Spending per head: Approximately RM30(早餐)Other Ratings:
Value for Money 2