I have posted before about the lack of a decent coffee in KL. Over recent months, a few new cafes have opened around the city that follow the style that we are so accustomed to in Australia; i.e. Espresso! On-site roasting! This is a hugely exciting development for us.
Antipodean (pronounced like this) recently opened in the expat suburb of Bangsar. It is located on Jalan Telawi 2 near Bangsar Village.
We've been to this cafe a few times so far to try out the breakfast, which reminds one of a cafe in Australia. Or New Zealand, I suppose, where the owner is from, I think.
I had the muesli with fruit salad, honey and yoghurt:
Graeme had the big breakfast (note the size difference of what is considered 'big' in this country!):
The food is presented nicely and it is quite delicious – probably worth multiple visits. Unfortunately this style of food is still new in KL and one cannot quite ignore the feeling that I could cook it better at home. But this is not Australia so I won't complain. The service can be slow (nothing abnormal in KL). Still, you can't really get this kind of breakfast in KL so I don't mind it so much.
The cafe has a nice atmosphere, but it is quite loud inside because of a lack of any fabric furnishings to soak up reflecting sounds off the walls and tiles. A little bit difficult on our classical musician ears, I must say.
Lastly, I must mention the coffee, that is roasted on-site. That immediately suggests a certain standard and seriousness about coffee. I believe Graeme has had a good ristretto here, however, not without some coersion. I have a mixed feeling about the piccolo latte and latte here. Piccolo is obviously small but the latte is massive. Check this out:
TALL LATTE!!! DIE DIE DIE!
Although I was a little bit disappointed about this latte, I would still say that Antipodean is probably the best option for coffee around Bangsar Village.