Friday, 25 October 2013

Brunch @ Upstairs Cafe, SS12

After my many failed visit to upstairs cafe, I'm finally here with my college mates!! (After cracking our head and squeezing our brain juice during our Bio paper 23) =) We walked here from our college, under the sweltering heat, cause we were bored of food at SS15, and we had no other mean of transport LOL. #cantdrive
Upstairs Cafe, as its name suggested, is actually located upstairs, on the first floor of the row of shoplots facing Ramsay Sime Darby Medical Centre (SDMC)

Upon entering, we were greeted by the friendly staffs. The environment at upstairs cafe was very homey and welcoming. Upstairs Cafe was buzzing with activities- The sound of the coffee machine coupled with the chitter-chatter of the patrons, with jazz music playing in the background. We couldn't find a table that could fit all nine of us so we were forced to sit at the balcony area, which was actually a smoking zone. 
Upstairs Cafe practices the self service culture where customer would place their order and pay at the counter.
Upstairs Cafe drinks menu! As you can see, their price is much lower than the conventional coffee shops such as Starbucks, Coffee Bean and so.  Where else can you get a frap for RM9? =D
Their Breakfast Menu! I was elated finally being able to try their breakfast food. All these while I had only been here for their cakes, coffee and pasta. =D
Their menu are all written on the chalk board as there's a different menu for dinner.
Upstairs Cafe's Forte- CAKES
Believe it or not I actually tried ALL the cakes from Upstairs. And I'd say all of them are pretty darn good.
Especially their red velvet, hummingbird cake and chocolate brownies! So moist, fluffy and heavenly!

After Jeanette and I placed our order, it was one of our friend's turn. She wanted to order a spaghetti BUT the cashier told her it is only available at 12.30pm! Our friends were quite famished and opted for something filling so they left me and Jeanette here and went to Bella Italia  which was located downstairs for lunch. Oh well dating time for Jeanette and I =p

Our orders took quite a while to arrive as it was full house.
 Big Breakfast RM15.90
Two sunny side up on a slice of toasted French Baguette, Two Chicken Sausages, Ham, Sauteed Mushroom, Roasted Cherry Tomatoes and Baked Beans. Comes with a glass of orange juice.
Jeanette's order. She wanted to order the Egg & Turkey but they ran out of poached egg. I presume due to the high demand off Egg Atlantic.

The sunny side up was very well done. The yolk was still runny, the flip side of the egg was crispy, like how a perfect sunny side-up should be. It was slightly seasoned with pepper and herb to further enhance its taste. The chicken sausage was really flavourful. The cherry tomatoes were roasted to perfection, bursting with sweetness as I take a bite. The only item I couldn't care less about is the hash brown. The hash brown is your typical MCD hash brown, except this version is slightly thicker with a crustier skin. Jeanette and I don't really like it as all we could taste is oil, oil, oil.

Jeanette and I had a little talk about hash browns. Apparently, the "original" hash brown is actually diced fried potatoes. That's all. Not the frozen type you could get in supermarkets which resembles fish fillet.

Bacon & Mushroom Risotto RM10.90
Bacon & Mushroom Risotto, topped with a sunny side up and a side of green.
When I skimped through the menu, this dish caught my attention immediately because of its price. I mean, where else could you find a risotto at only RM10.90?! The price of a risotto at a typical Italian Restaurant is normally priced around RM30+!
Never judge a book by its cover, never judge a food by its price. The Risotto, was IMPRESSIVE. The texture was smooth and creamy, really well-done. Each bite was really flavourful. The creamy saucy risotto tempted my taste bud for MORE AND MORE! The beef bacon and mushroom taste infused with the rice, further enhanced the taste of the dish. The greens serves as a perfect respite from the creamy risotto. It mellows the jelak-ness of the whole dish, complementing the risotto perfectly.

Upstairs Cafe is just located upstairs of Kafe Bawang Merah,  a Malay cafe which is also quite famous among Subang Folks. Heard that the owner of Bawang Merah and Upstairs are actually Father and Son btw!

It was a great dining experience. And a really good place to chill and hang out. =) Will be back soon to try out their full range of breakfast menu!

1st Floor, 12A,
Jalan SS12/1B, 
47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor.
Business hours: 10 a.m. - 11 p.m. , Monday to Saturdays
Contact no.: +60356119171
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