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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Food: BreadFruits Fruit & Bakery @ Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur


Sometime ago, we visited a small place called Tabletalk in Taman Tun Dr Ismail, that was dedicated towards serving natural, healthy food to its customers. We weren't completely convinced that it had met its goals a hundred percent, but we think we've found another place that achieves that in the form of this humble bakery-cum-cafe named BreadFruits



BreadFruits is located within the narrow roads of Desa Sri Hartamas, a place we barely maneuver through anymore because of the parking nightmare and a neighbouring Publika. Part bakery, part fruit seller and part cafe, BreadFruits strives to offer 100% natural, nutritious and balanced meals.




We made our way over at about just past noon on a public holiday and it was extremely packed! Thankfully, I think that meant we missed the brunch crowd and the early-riser so we didn't have to wait too long for a table.



After our recent experience with the completely sinful French Toast with Grilled Bananas and Bacon at S.Wine, I knew I wanted to order the Roasted Banana Bacon French Toast with Passion Wild Honey (RM 18.80) right away when I saw it on the menu. This is a far healthier version than the S.Wine one (the S.Wine one is nearly like an 18SX version, if you will :D), the bread is just lightly coated with egg and not deep fried at all. The bananas were good but I would have preferred if the bacon had more of a crisp to it though.



How could we resist a name like the SatisFry Up? For RM 23.80, this is a platter comprising of a pork sausage, scrambled eggs, sauteed mushroom, roasted cherry tomatoes, mashed potatoes, arugula & a slice of toast. 



Well, we're pleased to announce that the SatisFry Up certainly satisfied us enough! If I had to nitpick, I would have preferred the scrambled eggs to be a bit more consistent in texture. But that was easy to overlook because we thoroughly enjoyed the rest, especially the fantastic pork sausage, deeply juicy and flavourful. 


BreadFruits certainly lives up to its name as part bakery too, the slice of toast that came with this platter was really good! Fluffy yet resistant enough for a good, wholesome satisfying bite. Really wouldn't mind buying an entire loaf. :D



The SatisFry Up is also served with your choice of coffee or tea, and a fresh juice of the day (no sugar added into our orange juice!).



Seeing that the bread was excellent and the sandwiches also came highly recommended, we decided to squeeze in one more Smoked Salmon Avocado (RM 18.80) sandwich. 



Adam rarely enjoys avocado, but this sandwich was different. We loved how au naturale it tasted; while natural usually equates to bland, this was something refreshing. The nutty flavours of the arugula, coupled with the lush, creamy avocado, savoury salmon, pungent capers & onions, with some minimal dressing - it all went perfectly together. Well-played, BreadFruits!



Our sandwich was served with a salad of the day, some roasted potatoes, arugula, tomatoes and pine nuts in a sweet-ish dressing.

Adam also had the Iced Latte (RM 7.80, not pictured) which he enjoyed because he got some of their special wild honey to go along with it. If your coffee is not sweet enough for your liking, try asking if you can get some... it makes a world of difference!


On a side note, you may be thinking, that's a lot of arugula I see! Well, BreadFruits explains all that in its menu. Their ingredients include selected items that have a host of healthy benefits. Arugula for one, is a healthy superfood and helps improves blood quality, while the usage of only free range eggs over normal eggs is due to the fact that free-range eggs contain more vitamin A & E and less fat & cholesterol.


Shiny, tempting fruits at the shop front

What interests me more though, is the usage of white mushrooms (protecting against breast cancer & cardiovascular diseases) and avocados (rich with oleic acid - believed to cut down activity of a gene that triggers growth of cancer cells in the breast) in particular. I never knew (ignorance, I suppose) what could possibly help (no matter how little) in the prevention of cancer so major thanks to BreadFruits for educating me through its menu or I would never have known. :)

Here, I'm gonna "hijack" this review really quickly to squeeze in a bit about cancer. That really scary, nasty, dirty word. When I was younger, I never really knew what it was, but I remember thinking that there needed to be a cure, and that I was going to be the one to find it. Quite confident as a little kid, but unfortunately... (not smart enough, meh)

Though I'm sure there are far more capable hands than mine devoted to finding the ultimate cure, what we can do in the meantime is to help those who are in need of dire care and support. AXA AFFIN, through its AXA 110 Cancer Care policy, is working in collaboration with National Cancer Society Malaysia (NCSM) to support cancer patients currently undergoing chemotherapy. For every Cancer Care policy sold, AXA funds chemotherapy daycare usage for patients at the Cancer Treatment Centre of the National Cancer Society Malaysia. You can find out more about the policy here.

But the greater reason on why I'm writing this all down is because this blog post is also getting a full day's funding for a cancer patient's daycare usage at the NCSM Treatment Centre from AXA Affin, and we truly, truly hope that this makes a difference. And also, that more and more people help out - bloggers, or readers who know of bloggers, do feel free to drop Danial @ danial.lissborg@lionandlion.com a note if you'd also like to help out in creating awareness. The NCSM website can be found here.



Hopefully we can all do our own little parts in some way or another. Kudos BreadFruits for the excellent food, and admirable mission towards promoting healthy food & living. 


Note: This is not a sponsored or paid post by AXA Affin or BreadFruits.



BreadFruits Fruit & Bakery | Facebook
No. 17, Jalan 26/70a,
Desa Sri Hartamas,
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +6 03 6201 0090
Opening Hours: Daily, 8:30am-9pm


Looking for other brunch options in KL or PJ? Our other reviews on brunch offerings here:
1. Antipodean Cafe, Bangsar | Review
2. Milk and Butter, Bangsar | Review
3. Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf, Bangsar Village I | Review
4. Nutmeg, Bangsar Village II | Review
5. Yeast Bistronomy, Bangsar | Review
6. The Red Beanbag, Publika, Solaris Dutamas | Review
7. S.Wine @ Ben's Independant Grocer, Publika | Review
8. Tabletalk, TTDI | Review



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