We weren’t kidding when we say that we’ve searched high and low for the best waffles in town! Our latest discovery landed us at this quaint little cafe hidden in the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, The Bites Cafe.
As the waffles frenzy is still growing stronger than ever, we can’t help but notice that more and more cafes have been trying to create the most creative breakfast food for the brunch-chasers (yup, we totally created that term). It’s not a bad thing, though. But just how creative can they be? At The Bites Cafe, patrons may find themselves enjoying the oddest yet satisfying breakfasts or brunches with more than 10 types of breakfast food to choose from.
Locating the cafe is fairly easy because it is situated right next to The Library La Biblioteca at Lake Fields, which can be spotted from afar if you’re driving. Searching for parking spots shouldn’t be a major problem as the area wasn’t too crowded with cars and people. Perhaps this is the reason we called it a hidden gem because it is such a tiny cafe with lots to offer.
Stepping into the cafe is a bliss as patrons will find themselves amazed by the portraits and posters hanging on the walls, as well as the cute vintage toys that are placed on the shelves. The yellow walls and cool typography posters certainly allow for a fun and cheerful vibe. The cheerful vibe also extends to the outdoor area, where patrons can smoke while enjoying the peaceful scene of the cafe.
Most importantly, The Bites Cafe aims to bring us the best breakfast food at an affordable price in this bustling city. Notably, compared to other cafes, the food is priced at incredibly reasonable prices. It’s almost unbelievable yet pleasant to find that the usual breakfast food we would have in other cafes are all priced under RM20 at The Bites Cafe.
For starters, we had leek and potato soup which was complimented with a piece of garlic bread at the side. What seems like a simple soup turned out to be one of the best dishes to warm us up on a rainy night. The texture of the soup is very creamy but it isn’t too lumpy too; it’s just very smooth and addictive to drink! Cheekily named “It’s a Wrap!”, another appetizer we’ve tried is the vegetarian wrap that is filled with vege and avocado in a special orange and berries dressing.
Onto their breakfast menu, there were simply too many to choose from so we ended up trying out most of the dishes. So, here we are, recommending our favourite dishes, and we’ll gladly start off with the omelette frittata, an egg-based Italian dish with additional ingredients including onion, mushroom, and meats.
The frittata is made in the shape of pizza so that it can be shared equally with friends. This brings us to the next dish, the breakfast pizza with a perfect sunny-side-up on top. The crust is a little too hard to bite but the toppings made heavenly good. Other than the sunny-side-up, the toppings consist of beef bacon, mushrooms, cheese, tomatoes, baked beans, and baby spinach.
Think that you are up too early for pizza? Fret not. As we’ve already mentioned, there are many other breakfast dishes to choose from, which includes the sandwiches and eggs benedict. However, the owners and the chef put a fresh twist on them by replacing the breads with savoury waffles.
And so the waffles craze begins!
It’s refreshing to look at the dish because rarely have we seen waffles replacing the breads in sandwiches. When asked about how they created these dishes, the owner said he tried to recreate the dishes by taking inspiration from all the countries he has ever been to. It almost feels like we are looking at ramen burger but it’s not unusual to look at a dish with a combination of waffles, bacon, and cheese.
But that’s not the only unusual dish we’ve had at The Bites Cafe! Waffles are placed at the side of the grilled chicken chop with gravy mushroom sauce and sunny-side-up too. The mushroom sauce was also mixed with cheese, creating a truly unique flavour for the dish. Dipping the waffles into the sauce is highly recommended.
When we say waffles galore, we really mean it because savoury waffles aren’t the only waffles available at The Bites Cafe. Even if you think you can’t eat anymore, you will always make an exception and leave some space for the desserts, which bring us to the next dish in the menu.
Even though we are not waffle connoisseurs, we know what we want in our waffles and we are very particular about its crunchiness and its taste. Luckily though, the sweet waffles aren’t that bad at all; we love it with the ice cream topping from The Last Polka! Yes, everyone, The Last Polka ice cream is available at the Bites cafe too!
The homemade speciality ice cream includes some unique flavours such as Guinness, teh tarik, rum & raisin, and so on. However, there are only 2 types of ice cream flavours that will be placed on top of the waffles: gula melaka and pandan kaya.
From chocolate brownies to Japanese cheese cake to frozen yoghurt cake, The Bites Cafe also offers a wide selection of desserts. Unfortunately, we have yet to try all the desserts there but we most definitely will on our next visit to the cafe.
Additionally, the owner also told us that the cafe focuses on the food more than the beverages but we must say, they still serve pretty good coffee. The cafe also serves other non-caffeine beverages including juices, smoothies, milkshakes, and even beers. Milkshake lovers will be overjoyed by its milkshake selection which includes mango, oreo, strawberry, and chocolate.
There are just so many things to shout about the cafe: the fresh smoked salmon, the reasonable prices, and most importantly, the friendly owners. The friendly service is definitely one of the reasons why we would go back for brunch.
- Location: 72 Jalan Tasik Utama 7, Lake Fields Sg Besi, 57000 Kuala Lumpur. 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
- Opening hours: Daily, 9am-10pm (till 11pm on Fridays & Saturdays)
- Tel: 03-9055-4438