So much has been written on VCR café in KL and now, it is happening in Bangsar. There is nothing like a decent cup of joe with some pleasant all day brunch menu. Having trained so many amazing baristas since the booming coffee culture, VCR remained a reputable decency when it comes to caffeine with no fancy gimmick and has gone the extra mile creating their own set of menu that’s not only pretty on instagram, but lovely to go with the coffee selection.
Note: this unagi sandwich is not available in VCR Bangsar outlet.
Surely Bangsar is notorious with bars and drinking holes then but coffee houses seemed to most certainly rival it. And with VCR coming into this neighbourhood, the enclave is now finally blessed with fabulous coffee. What is missing here is the sunlight-filled windows but this no sunlight-filled space in Bangsar still serves up some of the best brews in Telawi.
With a full operating hour, this is by far to date the best place for brunch in Telawi. Plus the quality of their all day brunch menu; not only are the taste buds to be treated well, you’ll like the option of power food and clean dishes. Avocado toast is definitely my all time favourite- classy and simple with creamy splat of mashed avocado and topped with a twinkling rubies of pomegranate and basil sprinkled onto the cheerful sunny side up. To balance the proteins, the raw leafs are beneath it.
There is no unique brunching experience but the staples are fantastic offerings for brunch lovers. typically an all star and best pick for big eaters, the All day Big Breakfast (RM 36) remains a top choice for guys. Complete with a wholesome combo of eggs, sausages, bacons, toast and some greens, this one is a firm favourite for those who likes plenty of texture and flavors in a single plate. The simple yet hearty selections are guaranteed to please the palate of even the most exacting of brunch goers.
Although getting a little recognition on the brunch scene, VCR café should not be overlooked about their creative innovations. What’s lack in grandeur is made up with some originality. Hot cake to start the lazy weekend is not such a bad idea when it is topped with some pretty amazing blueberry homemade yogurt. This dessert cum main is done right with plenty of super ingredients – rich antioxidant and pretty looking berries, grains and seeds like the buckwheat and flax seed, as well as refreshing pieces of mint leaves. Getting the right texture for the thick hot cake is a challenge so until they nail the perfect consistency, let’s stick to the Pennsylvania Waffle – juicy fried chicken pieces served with their signature potato waffle.
But if you must have dessert, Jaslyn cake would have a greater variety to pair with mediocre coffee. Otherwise, stick to VCR for great coffee pairing with adequate dessert choice.
And because there is no signboard and I don’t think they intend to install one, I am going to do everyone a favour to give you the best landmark. VCR Bangsar is located in Telawi at the same row as Hong Leong bank, and in between Hanbing and Alexis.
Address: 31, Jalan Telawi 3,
59100 Kuala Lumpur
Phone: +60 3-2201 0011
Opens Daily: 8:30am – 11pm
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