Of late, my breakfast during (working) weekdays has been rather uninspiring. Sausage buns, peanut butter jam sandwich and occasional noodles and nasi lemak are mainly the ones that ‘fuel’ me throughout my working morning. It came to a point whereby I’d cringe whenever I think about what to have for breakfast on the next day. But all is different for the weekends which I really look forward to every week not only for the well deserved rest but also for the vast selections I get to choose from for my meals.
I would usually visit places like this and this for breakfast/brunch but on rare occasion, I would go for the good ol’ western style big breakfast. I am always a fan of bacons, mushrooms, toasts and most importantly, eggs for breakfast. La Bodega is the place I frequent to for their English breakfast and occasionally, I would go to Antipodean for a porky feast breakfast.
Wanting to try something new, my friend and I have decided to head to this place as I have heard and read good stuff about their breakfast. Situated inside of a supermarket (Ben’s Independent Grocer), S.Wine Café could literally fit around 40 customers or so due to its small area.
Being one of the earliest customers on a fine Saturday morning, the restaurant was pretty empty with only one table occupied. The staffs were in relaxing mood, ready take orders and serve.
The food didn’t take long to arrive but before that, fresh buns were served with a cube of salted butter. The slight sweetish buns were warm and fluffy, melting the frozen butter effortlessly.
We opted for two breakfast meals. The English Fry Up (RM39) came with a coffee/tea and orange juice. 2 eggs, homemade pork sausage, sautéed mushrooms, smoked bacons, thick slab of ham, spiced baked beans, grilled tomato and pillow-soft toast with a cube of butter on top; all arranged side-by-side on a oval plate.
Oddly, they did not ask the preference on how I would my eggs to be done but I would have chosen sunny side up anyway.
With the option of coffee/tea (not restricted to black coffee only), Iced Cappuccino (RM10) was the chosen one. There’s nothing to shout about but its caffeine dosage is sufficient to kick-start your day.
The French Toast with Grilled Banana (RM19) surprised us with its portion… and the bacons. The dollop of creamy peanut butter worked wonders alongside with the egg-dipped, pan-fried thick yet soft toasts and two large grilled bananas covered in drizzles of maple syrup. It did fill us up quite fast but we enjoyed its complexity texture and comforting taste. It’s best to share if you are aiming for other dishes apart from this mammoth.
Now… some would think that the price is too hefty for such meal but I guess, for me at least, the portion and quality definitely justify its price tag. On the plus side, the coffees are affordable yet good compared to other famous coffee joints.
Ben’s Independent Grocer,
Lot 1A 83 – 95 Level UG 1,
Publika Solaris Dutamas,
Jalan Dutamas 1,
50480 Kuala Lumpur,
Business Hours : 11AM – 10PM (Weekdays), 9AM – 10 PM (Weekends)