Belacan Girl buzzed me about this new establishment in Bangsar. And then another foodie friend buzzed about it in our WhatsApp group. (Funny how word of mouth starts.)
Honestly, I didn’t have a clue about the Fancy Breakfast Club. It was a hectic few weeks for me, so I didn’t have time to Google them. So, I left it to Belacan Girl to do the reservations. From the start, I was a bit puzzled that Belacan Girl told me they required payment up front. (I was going ‘What? What if we don’t turn up?’) But we made the money transfer anyways, and our seats were reserved. Belacan Girl told me it was ‘semi-buffet’ brunch. Another blank look from me. She explained that the concept is that the main dishes will be cooked upon order, while there are also other things served buffet style. Ah, okay. Understood.
So last Saturday morning we went to the place. Another surprise for me. Don’t expect a full blown restaurant. The Fancy Breakfast Club was nestled nicely in a row of terrace houses. Upon arrival, we were nicely greeted by them, and shown to our seats on the patio. The patio was covered by some white sheets, so that customers were not exposed to the sun. And there were fans/portable air-conds so that customers were comfortable. There’s a certain English garden feeling to it.
On our tables, the menu was presented and we only have to tick on our selection. While they cooked what we ordered, we helped ourselves to the buffet spread.
(Above: The Menu of the Day) (Above: The Semi-Buffet Spread)
(Above: I had 4 of these mini-croissants. Delish) (Above: My Salmon Omelette)(Above: Belacan Girl had the Hoisin Duck Tart) (Above: I love that the chilled lemon tea was served in mini-jars) (Above: My dessert – Green tea crepe with ice cream, strawberries, and peach slices)(Above: Belacan Girl had the creme brulee. Yummeh!) (Above: Inside seatings. Lovely deco)
Later on we chatted with the nice people who ran the place.(Thanks Aida/Basira!) Seems that they’ve just opened a few weeks ago, and they were surprised at the positive reception from the public. Being a ‘boutique catering’ concept, reservations are required as there are limited seats. Some walk-in customers had to be turned away. So make sure you make reservations in advance peeps! Also, being limited of space, we highly recommend that reservations are made in even numbers, e.g. 2, 4, 6 pax, etc. Being a small place, odd numbers of people really mess up the seating arrangements. They are also open for special events.
The Fancy Breakfast Club is a nice place to retreat from the hustle and bustle of KL. Those willing to be adventurous can check them out at the below: