Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Up up and away!!!


I have to admit that I haven't been to Solaris despite the hypes generated by all the floggers... Tenji, Schokolart, Meatworks, Canton Fare, etc etc... mentioned all those names, and I am proud to inform you that I have not even been there once... lol! As a matter of fact, I don't even know the road to Solaris until recently (2 months++ I guess) :) as I drove by Mont Kiara area, I was amazed by the rapid development of the once palm oil plantation.

I was looking for a particular place - Departure Lounge. After reading several posts on this place which offer Western style breakfast, Jenn & I decided to come. Parking was relatively easy to find on weekend morning. From the moment I stepped into Departure Lounge, I had a good first impression of the place - comfy, slow music, homey! The interior is nicely decorated with wooden tables and chairs, and sofa!

I spotted a reading area at one corner of the outlet complete with sofa should you decide to read. Lemme see - Lonely Planet, Insight Guide, Footprint - most of them were travel guide books. hmmm.. maybe next time if I go travelling, I should come and spend some time reading those books to get some ideas rather than spending hundreds of ringgit to buy them. Also some novels, Monopoly board games as well as Uno Card. Great way to spend time here!

After placing my orders, I took some time to take pictures... starting with the write-ups and newspaper cutting from The Star, TimeOut KL, Women's Weekly and Malaysian Tatler.

His cutlery collection from all around the globe!

Wall of fame where he put all the pictures taken around the world! For me, I have not traveled that extensively... YET!!! Looking at those pictures ignited my fire to work harder so that I can bring Jenn along with me on the tour around the world...

And the owner himself preparing our orders behind the counter... still early so my guess was that the workers have not reported in for work yet.

Mister Croque RM10.90 - mushroom sauce, turkey ham and lots of cheese in white bread.

For the all day breakfast platter, all you gotta do is to take one of the chits and tick whatever you want.
All day breakfast platter - RM12.90 for 7 items.. chicken sausages, turkey bacon, half-boiled eggs, bakes beans, mushrooms, grilled tomato and hash brown. OK... if you are observant, half-boiled eggs are not really Western style but Chinese. So when Jenn saw the choice of half-boiled eggs in the chit, she was ecstatic!

Signature Club - turkey ham, smoked chicken, egg, cheese and honey custard in ciabatta.

Madam Croque RM11.90 - the delicious mister croque effeminated (topped) with sunny side up

Egg 'n' bacon RM8.90 - creamy egg mayo and crispy turkey bacon bits in wholemeal bread. The bacon was very cripsy, similar to those I had in O'Brien.

Caffe Latte & Espresso Macchiato - lovely presentation with the foam in the shape of heart

Cappucino and caffe mocha latte

Leo's verdict - Foods are delicious although not spectacular, and most importantly, it's about overall dining experience. Both of us agreed that this place is baby friendly, which is important criteria to us at the moment, as the 6 months old feisty princess can easily get agitated if she feels hot.
All price shown are Nett... all hot & iced drinks cost less than RM10 except for ice blended ones. If I may say, it's definitely cheaper compared to Starbucks, Coffee Beans or even San Francisco Coffee.

13 comments:

Sean said...

supposedly they have an outlet in aman suria too, if that's closer to your home...
things are gonna get more confusing soon, cos there's a solaris dutamas nearby, with a few restaurants opening up there :D

ai wei said...

great breakies they served!!! where is the exact location ar???

J2Kfm said...

yup, i think i saw the branch over at Aman Suria before.
u know, there was once I was purposely up early for a breakfast at Departure, only to realise it was closed!!! a public hols i think.

mel^^mel said...

hey... I still havent been to departure lounge, i really wanna go w my hubby one day...

"Looking at those pictures ignited my fire to work harder so that I can bring Jenn along with me on the tour around the world...
" ---> That is so sweet leo, lucky Jenn ^^

thule a.k.a leo said...

Sean - yeah! Jenn actually knew about it but she didn't inform me. Now I am very familar with the area... my sense of direction is very good :) I only need to go a place once. and I have another name among my friends... Taxi Leo or Garmin Leo... lol!!!

ai wei - yeah the brekkie is great! it's located in SOlaris Mont Kiara, also one in Aman Suria along the same row with Nasi Kandar Kayu...

j2kfm - maybe I will go to aman suria to check if the environment is as good...

mel mel - good choice! a great place for breakfast with loved one :) wait for your post ok??

thenomadGourmand said...

Prices are reasonable indeed. Hv yet to try Departure lounge..the one in Aman Suria is quieter though..

~Christine~Leng said...

Departure lounge is in Mont Kiara? I didn't know that.. or have I forgotten? haha.
Looking at your set of breakfast reminds me the days I had in UK... and those travel pics on the wall... I miss traveling so much!
yea.. where is its exact location ya?

thule a.k.a leo said...

becky - I think so too :) brekkie or brunch with unka there la...

christine - yeah.. solaris mont kiara to be exact... it's the row of shophouses behind those facing Cold Storage. there are only a few row of shophouses there... a bit patience and u will eventually spot it :)

Jason said...

Oo... thanks for reminding me of this place! Supposingly coming here with my friends but haven't decide the date (the Aman Suria branch).

CUMI & CIKI said...

i was gonna say.. place looks dead. how early were you exactly..

thule a.k.a leo said...

jason - no problem... wait for your post on this place ok?

cumi&ciki - hmmm.. around 8am I guess! the moment they opened the door I think.. lol! thanks to sher ryn, now i wake up very early

PureGlutton said...

Ahh... western brekkie is the way to go these days ;-) I just had some last weekend, but not in Departure Lounge - the prices are pretty reasonable.

Little Babe Vivian said...

I love breakfast~!!! inot bad not bad cheap n nice can try it on next round~~~~ =)