Sooo, before I left Korea, I started a brief but glorious series called Guri Greats. I actually have a lot more places to post about, but seeing as I’m not living there anymore… It’s kinda hard. Anyway, I decided to start something similar for my time in Kuala Lumpur, especially because there are so many delicious eateries around – and y’all know I love to eat.
Without further ado, let me introduce the first instalment of KL Cuisine: Third Wave Cafe, Bangsar South!
Before I landed in KL, Gav had sussed out the surrounding area for good places to eat. And by gum, they are many and wondrous. This family-run cafe is located in the Nexus complex, a really fancy-lookin’, modern building brimming with amazing places to chow down.
I immediately loved the look and feel of Third Wave, because it is full of books and quirky decorations. Take, for instance, these handmade fortune cookies which I was so kindly offered:
Not a bad fortune, ey?
The staff here are always so lovely and attentive without being intrusive. Being the introvert that I am, I have come here a few times with my laptop to get some work done. They are always really kind to me and leave me to my devices, but are very friendly at the same time. I always feel really welcome here and that’s a testament to their hospitality.
Now how about the food? I’m glad you asked!
In the name of science, I took it upon myself to try a number of dishes… And I give them all two thumbs up. Have a look at this delicious Rabbit Breakfast:
Firstly, I want to highlight the beans in this meal. They were engulfed in a rich tomato-y salsa and cooked so perfection. So flavourful! It also came with baby carrots (cuuuute!), baby spinach, herbed potatoes with cheese, sauteed mushrooms and a 63 degree-cooked egg. So amazing.
On another occasion, we tried the Mushroom Breakfast (I can’t remember the exact name but the mushroom is definitely the star). You get a portobello mushroom (cooked to perfection), stuffed with cheese, herbed potato, cherry tomatoes and spinach, and then topped with a perfectly fried egg. Gav happened to arrive just as this was being delivered to my table, and we devoured this in record time. Seriously, it barely touched the sides of our throats. Straight down the gullet!
And of course, we then had the waffle which you can see above. It came with berries, banana and ice-cream, as well as maple syrup to drizzle over it (which we did – we did). I’m usually more of a pancakes girl, but this waffle was the bomb. Plus, all these meals are affordable – I can’t remember the exact prices, but when I head back there (soon) I’ll update this post.
So that’s that for my favourite KL cafe! I hope to start adding to this series very shortly – and considering food in Malaysia is off-the-charts amazing, I’m sure it won’t be that difficult. I’ll keep you posted!
Third Wave Cafe
Unit 1-11, Level 1, Nexus Building
Third Wave’s Facebook page
Until next time!