Breakfast/Brunch in Bangsar – all day breakfast at Nutmeg KL, Bangsar Village II

After many many months of procrastination I’m finally slowly and surely doing my rounds of morning brunches.
A bit late yes, but heck there are better places for brunches now anyways! 😀

Other than the popular Antipodean, That Latte Place is superbly cosy and if dining outdoors is your thing. The Red Bean Bag is conveniently located within the artsy Publika and parking is a breeze on the weekends. One can continue to shop, browse within Publika or pick up some groceries in BIG after brunch.
All in all, weekend brunches are popular, so be forewarned that all the outlets mentioned above are packed on weekends and a 20-30 mins wait is expected.

In Bangsar, Nosh on Telawi 3 serves excellent brunch/breakfast. I would need another visit before posting about it so I’m heading there again soon. Meanwhile check out the Nutmeg Cafe, a pretty recent addition to the dining scene within Bangsar Village II.
It’s a floor above The Loaf and the most straightforward way to get here is to take the escalator from the front of The Loaf to one floor above, then look for ZARA or Haagen Dazs. The Nutmeg Cafe is visible once you see Haagen Dazs.

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The best part of Nutmeg Cafe is that you have the option of eating your breakfast for dinner.

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Which was exactly what we did on our first visit.
Kevin had the ‘Southern Fried Breakfast’ (RM26+) – (two eggs any style, southern fried chicken, biscuit, gravy and hashed potatoes) while I ordered the ‘Nutmeg Big Breakfast (RM28+) – (two eggs any style, lamb sausage, confit mushrooms, roasted garlic tomatoes, hashed potatoes with fried mac and cheese, house cured salmon or salt beef, toasted brioche).

I asked for Eggs Ben for mine while Kevin’s choice was scrambled. Both sets were filling and for the prices paid we were pretty satisfied.
Of course one can argue that it’s pricey, but hey some of these items are less ordinary than what you usually get in other outlets – deep fried mac & cheese, house cured salted beef, housebaked brioche so I guess it is ‘justified’ somehow.

Nutmeg Big Breakfast (RM28+).

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Fine, I admit the picture above didn’t do it much justice. But the verdict is in the taste right?

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Other than overcooked poached eggs, the rest of the platter was good. As mentioned earlier, Nutmeg KL prepares their own salt beef which explains why it tasted fresh and wasn’t overly salted. The brioche was just nice for me as well since I never did liked mine overly buttery. The eggs were already overdone but at least the hollandaise sauce was alright. I remembered remarking to Kevin that it bordered on average to decent.
Anyhow there were more hits than misses on the plate so overall I still enjoyed my meal.

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Oh, brownie points for the meaty lamb sausage and nicely sauteed mushrooms.

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Though the crumbed cubes on one side of the plate looked a bit unidentifiable, it turned out to be really good deep fried mac + cheese. It came with a dollop of sweetish chilli sauce (almost like the Thai chilli sauce) on top and it complemented it very well.

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Southern Fried Breakfast (RM26++).

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One look at this reminded me of Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen. Not in taste mind you, but just because our experience with ‘southern fried chicken’ was limited to a meal at Popeye’s.
The accompanying biscuit was more of a scone and a little ramekin of gravy was served on the side. We loved the chicken; really juicy and tender meat, the scrambled eggs and well, basically everything on the plate but the biscuit!
I guess it will take us a while to get used to eating a ‘scone’ with our fried chicken huh?

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I dare not say that RM26+ is worth it for a piece of chicken (as well fried as it is) and a biscuit with sides of scrambled eggs, potatoes and salad. But I’ll let you be the judge, as everyone’s tolerance of prices may differ.

On my 2nd visit I decided to sample their ‘Build Your Own Omelette’ option. I chose Salmon Gravlax since I was told that Nutmeg KL prepares their own gravlax. What better way to test it then having it stirred into my plain omelette?

3 eggs (RM10) + salmon gravlax (RM5) = RM15.

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My omelette came with a side salad and though it may look small here it was pretty filling as you have to remember that RM10 was for 3 eggs. Unfortunately I can’t confidently recommend this as it tasted pretty ordinary, both the eggs and salmon.

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But I would recommend the French Toast (RM16.00+). Brioche bread was used and instead of the usual dipped in egg and fried version, Nutmeg’s french toast is baked.
The result is a thick toast; dense and soft inside with a wonderful crispy outer crust. As I have mentioned before, Nutmeg’s housebaked brioche is not too buttery but fragrant enough to satisfy me.
I enjoyed this with Vanilla Ice Cream and Chocolate Hazelnut Ganache but you can opt for it to be served with lemon curd or bananas with butterscotch.

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The chef has torched the surface of the toast so there was a nice caramelized layer; pretty much like your creme brulee. This was followed by a dusting of icing sugar and a flurry of sliced almonds.

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The crumb – dense, soft and moist.

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Like I said, I enjoyed this. But I reiterate, it is NOT strongly eggy in flavour. In fact I barely tasted any eggs. So just be warned if you’re going to order this.

Kevin enjoyed his cuppa while I stuck to warm water since they do not offer smoothies or hot chocolate as yet.

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The cakes on display are tempting but I have yet to sample any since during both visits I was too hungry and ordered the savoury mains instead. I’ll definitely be back for the sweets soon!
There’s complimentary WIFI, service is charming and there’s electrical outlets within the cafe for laptops, etc. It’s a very conducive environment for someone like me. I may be lucky, for I like what I had so far (except for the overdone poached eggs and the so-so omelette) though I received mix reviews on my Instagram/FB/FB Page from others who had dined here previously.

So anyone else have been here? Any comments? 🙂

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Nutmeg KL
UGF-28A Bangsar Village II, 2 Jalan Telawi 1, Bangsar Baru
59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Today 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Phone 03-2201 3663

Mon – Fri: 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Sat – Sun: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Service tax of 10% applies. No Gov tax.

This Post Has 15 Comments

  1. Sean Eat Drink KL

    thumbs up to tasty breakfast dishes! especially when they’re served even if the sun has already set (scrambled eggs go nicely with some chilled white wine & light jazzy music to fit the evening mood) 😀

  2. Kevin

    Which do you like better – red bean bag or the French toast here?

  3. lina

    Hmm… maybe I’ll give it a try if/when I have a hankering for breakfast at noon. hehehe

  4. Haley Chin

    I love the cakes here. We are the opposite, I haven’t tasted any savouries while you haven’t tried any of the sweet stuffs here 🙂

  5. Veron

    I’m a late brunch person on weekends. Can’t wait to read the rest of your weekend brunches entries!

  6. Nutmeg KL

    Hi Rebecca, thank you for taking time to review Nutmeg. We really appreciate the feedback, and are working on improving our food and service. We hope to see you at Nutmeg again soon! Please do let us know if you have any other suggestions.

    1. Nutmeg KL

      We have also perfected our biscuits! They are now crispy on the outside and moist on the inside unlike that of a scone. We do welcome you to come by and try them out. Thanks!

      1. Rebecca Saw

        Hi hi!
        Thanks for the invite! I’ll hop in soon 🙂
        After I’m back from HK next week! Hope you have your pancakes/waffles ready by then

      2. Nutmeg KL

        They will be! Hope to seeyou soon!

  7. Choi Yen

    lamb sausage for breakfast set is really rare but I like it!

  8. Hong Wei

    Too bad about the eggs. I do like the idea of an all-day-breakfast!
    This is a viable option to Coffee Bean!

  9. Florence

    The french toast looks so good! Attracted by the chocolate and ice cream *.*

    1. Rebecca Saw

      It’s good Florence! Do try!
      Remember that it’s not the fried type, but baked. So crispy, and some might say dry. But heck that’s what the ice cream and choc is for! To mop it all up!
      I liked it cos I don’t greasy breads so tis was good for me 🙂

  10. Yew

    Today May,21 i walked in with my friend by welcome from the NUTMEG crew. So we order one set of lunch which included one fish soup, spicy tuna spaghetti, a carrot cake plus another side order which is two more poach eggs.
    After the soup was serving, the main course which is spaghetti serving. While we eating I found out one short (hair) so I wonder to ignore it, but later one I found out another more. So I invite waiter to ask what was this two little (hair) was.. The waiter was taking my spaghetti away; I think should be asking the chef from kitchen. Then he come out said, the chef also no idea what was it. First they just simply remove two of the (hair) away.
    So I was thinking should I continue my food or I should left it, then I found out another longer about 3cm long (hair). So I decided to ask another waiter for it. She just walk away and said try to find it out for me. But later, she come out said:” so sorry” the chef decided to FOC us this spaghetti.
    Then we thought that we can continue our dessert which is carrot cake, and our side orders which we ordering. About half an hour to go, they never serve us or walk toward us. Just let us sitting there by ourselves. I was wondering how come my food didn’t be serving anymore but others? Then we ask for our order, they just direct replied:’’ we didn’t have any side order!’
    We was so hungry & mad because we sitting there just for a soup and half of the spaghetti with (hairs). Even they said we don’t need to pay, but they never ask whether we need other order? or should they exchange another food for us. But kicking us out of the Nutmeg restaurant. I have go through all the comment of this restaurant only I decided to walk in, but whose know this is so awful lunch & worst experience that we had for today in Nutmeg , Bangsar Village.

  11. Aloysius Marbeck

    Hi Yvonne! On 15/12/14 morning at 11.20am we brought a very good friend to Nutmeg Bangsar Village II for brunch. We were shown to Table 24 and later a waiter took our order. He was quite clear with what we wanted which was for 1 Nutmeg Breakfast, 2 Salt Beef Hash, 1 pot of Pu Erh Tea and 1 Cafe Latte. Not long after was got the drinks and then waited for the food. After about 1/2 an hour we were still waiting. My wife then called a waiter to enquire about our order as others who had come in later were already served. We were then informed that the waiter who had taken our order had not passed on the food order to the kitchen.
    A second waiter then retook our order promising to get it to us in 15 minutes time. But it was nearly 1pm when we received our food and that too after another reminder to the waiter. So we had been kept waiting for nearly 1 1/2 hours for the food! This is the first time this has happened to us as we had visited Nutmeg 3 times before.
    Now our friend is 89 years old and both my wife and I are also senior citizens. So this time the service left much to be desired. Being brunch for us we were left hungry for a long time.
    You know, at one stage we even thought of leaving the restaurant without paying for what we had been served. But we felt that we had to give you a chance. We hope this doesn’t happen again.

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