The interior of Fancy Breakfast Club reminds me of what you’d find on a kinfolk magazine – minimal yet put together, with an etched feature wall to add to the dining ambiance. Jien and I popped by for brunch after my yoga class, after hearing about the breakfast club’s version 3.0 from friends.
Dining is communal or somewhat so, as you’re seated on long tables together with other diners. Not a place to indulge in private conservation but I find this great for brunch with a large group of friends. You’ll have to call them in advance to book a table, I reckon. Service was alright but I find the pace at Fancy Breakfast Club a tad slow; it took them a while to take our order.
Jien went for the breakfast board where you get to assemble the breakfast of your choice with a selection of items (RM6 each, and a minimum of 5 items required). The board comes with some hummus, sweet tomato chutney and bread, which is substantial enough for one though I found this somewhat ordinary. The smoked chicken sausage was dry and I found the beef bacon stringy.
I liked my dish better – named Azman (RM22), this featured pan-grilled beef tenderloin in potato bun, with bechamel sauce and cheese. You get a balance of savoury and sweet in this combo, and I liked that the beef was tender and nicely seasoned. Portion could be larger, I feel. Either that, or some accompanying side dish would be nice.
The Portobello and leek pasta (RM23) was my favourite dish that day. Lasagna sheets are sliced accordingly to form large pieces of pasta, cooked with mushroom slices, leek and cream sauce. Pasta was done al dente so there’s a bit of chew in each bite. You also get hints of leek in the carbonara sauce and I liked that flavour profile as it cuts a bit of the richness from the cream.
Coffee isn’t much to shout about there – Jien’s iced Americano (RM8) was diluted and sour, while my latte (RM8) was milder than I liked it to be. Our bill came up to about RM90 for the above, which is reasonable considering what we had. Ambiance is great for leisurely weekend brunches and I wouldn’t mind coming back for the Portobello leek pasta. :)
Food: 6/10 (halal)
Verdict: A creative take on brunch, though not all tickled my fancy. I will however return for the pasta.
Fancy Breakfast Club
No.6, Jalan Telawi 2,
59100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2202 2020
Business hours: 9am till 4pm daily