APW, short for Art Printing Works is a creative space for different private events / markets such as art, fashion, music, product launch and even community yoga. This space spreads a very positive energetic vibe somehow, and there’s bound to be an event or activity happening every week. It is no wonder it’s a hot spot, where all the young and hip are, to see and be seen. Not forgetting the F&B outlets that’s also drawing the crowd in. Somehow in the past it was quite the opposite for me. I’ve been to APW a number of times but I find it way too warm during the day, that it would discourage me to even think about heading there. But since we really wanted brunch at Breakfast Thieves and thought APW was a nice place for photos, we quickly head over at 10AM before the crowd built up (and before we both turn into grumpy cats).
Needless to say, there was already a small queue as the indoor seating were all taken up, even as early as that. The waiting list for indoor was another 30 minutes which was a big no for us. We didn’t want to wait so we settled for outdoor. You would’ve noticed the weather had been VERY warm for the past month. We felt a bit uncomfortable due to the heat. However, it was enjoyable to people watch and to see the like-minded gathering together at APW for various activities here.
Despite the overflowing weekend brunch-goers in Breakfast Thieves, staff were very efficient that we didn’t have to wait for long before they presented the menu and have our orders taken. Decisions were made easy too since there were only a few focused items on their menu. It was so warm that Mr Gadget had to get himself a cold fizzy Kiwi, Kasturi and Mint drink. I needed my morning caffeine kick like any other day, so I had a beautiful cup of Piccolo Latte.
We both love meat so vegetarian options were out of the question. I ended up ordering the exact same breakfast the last time here; 1) Mr. Terry Benedict (24 hours braised-shredded beef cheek in Sarawak crushed black peppercorn, charred cauliflower, crisp patatas, poached eggs with burnt butter hollandaise on toast) – those tender beef cheek and oozing egg yolk. I’m not complaining. 2) The Legend (spicy baked eggs with lamb sausage, okra, mushroom, sweet corn, cows’ feta cheese with side of herbed garlic toast) – everything about it was good except the herbed garlic toast was a bit hard.
We still felt hungry but didn’t want to have cakes displayed at the counter, which were from other suppliers. Instead, we ordered a sweet item from the breakfast menu, My French Lady (french toast served with black sesame crisp kataifi wrapped, orange-lemon curd, berry compote, coconut), which was my favourite lady at Breakfast Thieves. This was hands down, the winner out of three we had. The toast was golden brown, crispy and the sweetness was just enough to satisfy our dessert craving.
What was good about Breakfast Thieves KL:
- Serves good coffee
- Delicious breakfast (My French Lady is a must order)
- Staff were efficient and food was served within 15 minutes despite the overflowing crowd
What was bad about Breakfast Thieves KL:
- Outdoor seating can get really warm and uncomfortable
- Long waiting list after 11.30AM on weekends
- The Legend’s herbed garlic toast was a bit hard
MISSGETABOUT SCORE: 7.5/10
Breakfast Thieves Bangsar Details:
Website: Breakfast Thieves KL
Address: No. 29-5 Jalan Riong, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: +603 2788 3548
Facebook: Breakfast Thieves KL