Once a week date…

It was raining heavily last Saturday evening so we decided to go for the early Sunday morning service instead but it rained too on Sunday morning. Thankfully, it stopped before we left the house so it was all right in the end.

It was still early when we were done, before 9.00 a.m. but I do know for a fact that this place

Outright Coffee

…opens early, at 7.00 a.m. and since we had something on that evening, we thought we would just go for a more substantial brunch for our once-a-week special lunch date, enough to tide us over till dinner. It is quite obvious that the boss, Dennis, is taking good care of his plants – they sure look good, all that greenery around the place.

They have nasi lemak on their menu now and I wanted to try that, only to be told that it would not be available till after 10.00 a.m. Hmmm…it sure looks like the early bird does not always catch the worm.

We love their beef pies a lot so I ordered one (RM9.00)…

Beef pie

…to share for the simple reason that we all had our own individual orders and yes, it was, as always, very nice. I do wish though that they would do something about the presentation, some lettuce and cherry tomatoes by the side or a couple of slices of tomato and cucumber perhaps to give it a bit of colour, if nothing else, instead of serving it on its own just like that…and they could have used a smaller plate, a saucer perhaps – the pie is not that big!

My missus had their croissant boat (RM13.00)…

Croissant boat

…which she enjoyed and my girl loved her big breakfast (RM15.50)…

Big breakfast

…except that the texture of the croissants did not seem quite right – they did not have the thin, flaky and crusty-on-the-outside layers, not quite like what croissants should be like, and I can’t say that we could detect any buttery fragrance either. My girl did not even finish half of her mini one!

That was why I thought my tangy mango chicken croissant (RM16.00)…

Mango chicken croissant

…was, at best, just so-so. They certainly were very generous with the mango and there were bits of chicken in the croissant, just that the texture was dense, just like…bread, very nice bread, I must say, and I was thinking it would be nice if they had given a bit of butter to go with it but there was none.

My missus and I had their long black (RM7.00 each) while my girl was quite happy with the water that one can help oneself to there.

There were two girls manning the counter and doing the serving that morning, very friendly, efficient and proficient in English so I did not have to struggle to understand and make myself understood but our orders were kind of slow in coming out of the kitchen though – it did not matter one bit of course as we were not in a hurry to go anywhere.

The total came up to RM67.50 which was all right considering that it was our once-a-week special but one thing’s for sure, should we drop by here again – we sure would as we do like some of the items on their menu here, the pies, for instance, and it is a very nice place to hang out – we certainly would think twice about ordering their croissants again.

OUTRIGHT COFFEE (2.290978, 111.820996) is located at 24B , Jalan Lau King Howe, at the end of the first block of shops immediately behind the Lau King Howe Memorial Museum.

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

7 thoughts on “Once a week date…”

  1. wow! they open so early! love Melissa’s omelette and your mango chicken. too bad the croissants are like bread. They should do something to improve their croissants unless it is their intention all along to make the croissants with dense bread texture.

    I think they cater to the hotel at the back but don’t think breakfast is inclusive.

    I only know of one bakery here that make really good croissants that are like croissants (but they do not come cheap – buy one, can buy one or two loaves of sandwich bread) – most, if not all, of the rest that make croissants do not have that croissant texture. At least, this one here, though like bread, was nice.

  2. What Mel had looks so good and more worth compare to your missus order. Just a difference of RM2.50 and Mel can get so much varieties in her platter.

    Some people are not very big eaters. LOL!!!

  3. What is the filling for your missus’s croissant boat? The beef pie looks good even though I don’t take beef.

    Dunno, didn’t ask. Scrambled eggs and dunno what else.

  4. I love eateries that open early because I like to eat earlier to beat the crowd. It’s wonderful that this place serves such wholesome meals before 11am. Too bad the croissants did not meet expectations although they did taste good.

    Yes, they were very good bread, not the usual kind, but no, they were not what croissants should be. I wouldn’t mind a sandwich with their bread, no need to make them shaped like croissants.

  5. I love such once in a while breakfast. Your missus croissant looked tempting. I would go for that as I love croissant.

    I am sure you mean criossants that are what croissants should be, not bread made to look like croissants.

  6. Ohh I love Croissant. Sometimes I will buy the kosong ones then sendiri add ham or tuna or scramble egg for breakfast

    Can’t get good ones here except maybe at one place but theirs is so expensive – I think RM5 for one! I think at the price, I can jolly well live without it.

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