Jewel In The Burbs
The first thing you see when you walk in is a table spread with cakes of all shapes and sizes. How happy was I? Its like being greeted with a big fat hug of warm, buttery loveliness. When I finally tore my eyes away from the cake display, I noticed the alarming amount of families enjoying breakfast. I normally avoid restaurants that attract parents and screaming children. Funny though, these days I don't seem to mind as much. Hmm, biological clock finally ticking maybe? Anyway, since I had my niece with me, we fitted in seamlessly. We were led far away to the other side of the restaurant. I swear the waiter must've read my mind. There were some young people (listen to me, like some old aunty!) sitting outside so bringing a child is not a prerequisite.
I love how pretty Bijou is. White-washed floor boards, white walls and bright pink and orange soft furnishing liven up the place. In the picture above, I guess it could look like Alexis in BSC but with free parking and a lot more natural light. It is possibly an extended version of the original cafe at Fit For 2 in Bangsar. Same owner, similar concept. The food is simple, relatively healthy and unpretentious, although the decor might lead you to believe otherwise. There is even a small playground in full view where you can watch your kids at play. My niece wanted to go down the slide, by this time the rain had paused for a breather. Any mum would've said no because the slide was still wet but noooo, I let her slide down anyway. She grabbed her behind, looked up at me with big, sad eyes and said "Wet, wet". See how unprepared I am...
I ordered french toast with maple syrup and balsamic strawberries. I appreciate that they used wholemeal bread to make it healthier but it was a tad soggy in parts. As for the strawberries, I'm glad I like balsamic vinegar because they were not macerated as one would expect rather, they were simple chopped up and thrown into a ramekin of vinegar (see picture). The combination of the bread, strawberry and syrup made for a slightly naughty but healthy breakfast. Hunky's corn fritters with baby spinach was tasty if not a little doughy. He didn't like it at all because he was comparing it to Bill's which is completely unfair. Its like comparing a Perodua Kembara to a Nissan Murano.
I think we'll be coming back because it is a nice, airy space and the prices are reasonable. Both our breakfast cost RM12 each. Thats reasonable right? Or am I comparing it to AUD$ Bill's? Yikes! The lunch menu looks interesting. I guess I will have to visit after climbing next weekend.