A Sunny Sunday & Big Breakfast @ Departure Lounge, Damansara UptownApril 3, 2011 | 18,636 views
Unlike the OTHER more famous and commercialized BIG Breakfast from McD, the ones at Departure Lounge are REALLY satisfying and customizable; from 3 to 5 to 7 items (RM8.90, RM11.90, RM13.90) though do NOT come with a complimentary cup of coffee.
SUNDAY~!!!! In a flash. Yet I am revelling in Every. Single. Second of It. Can’t blame me for trying to squeeze every moment since this weekend’s been LOOOOOOONNNNGGG overdue.
Thus, what better way to kickstart a lovely Sunday with a hearty breakfast (or brunch, as I know most of you prefer to stay in bed and wake up much later than usual …), than at Departure Lounge; a place that serves all day breakfasts in Damansara Uptown. They first started in Solaris Mont Kiara, but that’s way off for me so Uptown’s the way to go.
Unlike the original outlet in Mont Kiara, this one packs a simpler, cleaner layout with less ornaments and nooks and corners with fancy details. To each his own I guess, but I would have preferred a more comfy ambience with more plush couches than this sparingly-designed interior.
Hot Chocolate (RM6/USD2)
Flat White (RM8/USD2.40) with interesting coffee art; a monkey face. Probably to suit the drinker.
British Breakfast Tea with honey.
3 Items (RM8.90/USD3) – Choose from about 10 options to satisfy your cravings, you can have up to 7 items at one go, but go easy if you’re not a heavy eater in the mornings.
And I knew 7 items were not enough to try out everything, but at least I tried. (RM13.90/USD4.60) – Pancake, scrambled eggs, hash brown, turkey bacon, turkey ham, grilled tomate, toast with butter and jam and 2 fish fingers.
You can choose from the rather extensive breakfast menu with various gourmet sandwiches, bagels with salmon, cream cheese,etc, salads, toasts, and such. Bear in mind that this place prides itself on the BREAKFAST menu. Hence don’t expect steaks, fish & chips or chops. Or even pastas for that matter.
I was happy with my 7 items portion, the pancake was surprisingly good, even better than Gelare’s waffles (the one at e@Curve), with a side of maple syrup. The pan fried stuff (bacon, ham) and hash brown were rather greasy, but of course…. satisfying.
Come on, you only get ONE Sunday in a week. Hence there’s NO reason NOT to indulge. Ahem. Bad advice, coming from someone who’s eating like nobody’s business 7 days a week huh?
Departure Lounge (pork-free)
10, Jalan SS21/39,
Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
Tel :603-7725 1682.
Closed on Tuesdays.
Business hours : Mon-Sat (8am – 7pm), Sun & PH (8am – 5pm)