Common Man Coffee Roasters (CMCR) has finally landed in KL at TTDI’s Plaza Vads with full menu to offer and following their success in Singapore, this spot is not exactly the best kept secret. Potentially the next most talked about spot for brunch in the few months to come, expect this spacious eatery/café with modern furniture and friendly ambient to be exciting. The brew bar is exhilaratingly eye catching as we were greeted so promptly by the service crew while walking into the café-the kind that’ll put many other cafes in a lot of pressure and if the CMCR were to keep up to this, then the local café scene should really step up to the game.
This café and roaster from Singapore is now fully operating with a good two page menu featuring some of the popular items from Singapore itself. It could have been a good place to stop on your KL coffee crawl but would recommend their brunches as well. Coffee with high acidity and the lovely fruity sweetness and aftertaste pairs really well with their cooking. Go for the black coffee, hot; pick your eggs cooked as poached rather than any other methods. It’s overwhelming how the poached eggs are beautifully done, I am very impressed indeed. Alongside with detailed culinary touches as well as gorgeous ingredients on their plates, the wobbly poached egg is not the only thing getting the thumbs up.
Common Man Veggie Wonderland (RM 38) – Two free-range organic eggs in any style (trust me, go for poached), halloumi, spinach, confit herbed tomato, wild mushrooms, avocado, lemon and chilli, with artisanal honey –rye or multi-grain bread. This stunning combination looks ordinary but very well balanced despite the medley ingredients that are going on in a single dish. And, it is fairly filling to still leave a little space for something sweet later on.
Common Man Full Breakfast (RM 39) – Two free-ranged organic eggs in any style, streaky beef. Smoked chicken sausage, confit herbed tomato, vegetable rosti, minted sour cream, wild mushrooms, with honey rye or multi-grained bread. I love the vegetable rosti and minted sour cream.
Fluffy brioche French toast (RM 27) – Blocks of thick toasts stacking on delicious sweet tangy berries compote, and drizzled with maple syrup and a scoop of premium vanilla ice cream. They are not bragging when they called it the “fluffy” brioche.
Common Man Burger (RM 43) – House made bone marrow beef patty, provolone, a gorgeous kick from the sweet onion aioli in it, crisp lettuce and the interesting house made pickle that is absolutely intriguing, on fluffy brioche bun served with fries. And speaking of fries, the side order of Fries (RM 16) comes with sweet potato fries in it.
Fries (RM 16) – A mix of hand cut potato and sweet potato fries with a light cheese sauce and spicy crab oil. This old fashion cut fries are crispy perfection, even after slathering them in that delicious cheese sauce. Leave all health concerns at the door here.
The food is on both the traditional and the innovative sides. There are some outstanding brunch and lunch dishes, and good coffee is always found here. While they are still very new, they have actually proven so popular to maintain full hipster credentials, they are not taking reservations on weekends. Ice Mocha (RM 15), Long Black (RM 9), Latte (RM 15) with fresh juices and artisan teas also available for non coffee drinker.
Common Man Coffee Roasters is located at:
A-G-1 New Podium, Plaza Vads
No.1 Jalan Tun Mohd Faud.
Taman Tun Dr Ismail,
60000 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +60 3 7731 7095
Business Hours : Monday – Sunday, 7:30am – 6:00pm (last orders at 5:30pm)
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