Tucked into a corner of Lakefields, Sungai Besi, is a charming little cafe painted a bright, cheery yellow. Just looking at the cheerful decor makes you happy – just like the internationally-inspired breakfast meals served here all day long. Welcome to Bites Cafe.
The cafe is filled with colourful characters and tasteful decorations; like this set of nicely painted wooden nutcracker dolls.
The owner is a traveler who often went cafe hopping on his holidays. The dishes on the menu are a collection of all the breakfast items that he enjoys, plus trendy and fusion dishes like Chicken Chop and Waffles.
Pop art posters and quotes line the walls :)
All the beautiful decorations in the world won’t help if the food is mediocre, but I’m glad to say that Bites really delivers!
First up we had ‘The Breakfast Pizza’ – basically your typical breakfast ingredients like beef bacon, beans, green peppers, onions and sausage topped on a tomato based crust with egg, sunny-side up. Crust was a little too thick and doughy, but ingredients were fresh and tasty. I mean, how can you go wrong with two of the most essential comfort foods – namely pizza and a Big Breakfast?
‘The Italian’ was a classic fritata, fried with three fluffy eggs before being baked with chopped spinach, ham, muushrooms, tomato, sausage, and a buttload of cheese. As we cut into the piping hot fritata, which had a crunchy crust shaped like a bowl, the cheese simply oozed apart like a pizza commercial. Heavenly when eaten hot.
The Mexican – burritos stuffed with (more!) tomatoes, sliced chicken sausage, sweet and crunchy onions and tomato puree. I love anything wrapped – it feels like giving presents to your tummy! The tomato puree was seasoned just right and it just felt so fresh and healthy. :)
Mixing it up with something savoury -sweet: the French Toast. Served with tomato slices, ham and generous, melty cheese, the sweetness comes from the thick maple syrup poured over like liquid gold.
One of my favourite dishes of the day was the unique Grilled Chicken and Waffle Sandwich. Waffled paired with savoury items have been all the rage overseas, but is just starting to pick up in Malaysia. The waffle was fluffy and crispy with just a hint of sweetness, which balanced out the homemade special mushroom sauce, which tasted like a cross between buttermilk and carbonara. The chicken thigh was tenderand juicy, while the accompanying fries were crispy with some peels still left on. And of course, if you haven’t noticed yet, the people at Bites Cafe are quite fond of sunny side up eggs :)
The pastas like the Bacon and Shrimp were tasty as well, and served in a generous portion with large juicy shrimps, garlic bread, mushrooms and sprinkled over with cheese.
A more local flavour, Shrimp and Shrimp Paste (Har Mai) Pasta.
Really full by then, but there’s a separate stomach for desserts so we dug into Green Tea affogato. The sweetness of the creamy ice cream was offset by the slightly bitter yet smooth coffee. :)
Bites is a nice cafe with great food at relatively affordable prices. The place is just next to Buns & Meat as the two outlets are run by the same owner. :)