Ellen Smilie, Alasdair Hamilton & Monica Tindall
Lazy Saturdays should be spent in a relaxing cafe or food joint, if this sounds like your cup of tea (or coffee) then Brew n Bread is a must visit. From KL it is about a 30 minute drive, but the longer scenic drive is worth it. Stepping into the cafe from the hot sun the smell hits us instantaneously. It must be because the coffee was currently roasting in their very own roasting machine. From fresh green coffee beans that had arrived from various countries around the world, the smell of them slowly roasting is what makes this place a haven for coffee drinkers everywhere.
|Brew n Bread, Small Batch Coffee Roaster, Shah Alam|
A little known fact: Brew n Bread is one of the few coffee roasters that has the license to purchase and import green beans. This means that they control the whole roasting process, making your coffee that much better! Brew n Bread seeks to educate every coffee drinker and open them to the world of exquisite coffee varietals. With their own coffee mixologist making various blends, who would have thought so much thought could go into a cup of jo?
A Good Deal
Open every day of the week, except Thursdays Brew n Bread offers amazing weekday deals of a hot sandwich and coffee for RM14 or bowl of pasta and coffee for RM19. At first we were not too sure about sandwiches and coffee, but upon first bite of their Jamaican Chicken Sandwich and sip of Cappuccino, we were converted. Their sandwich is a fusion of fruity compote, sliced apple, and oregano and garlic crusted chicken served in their homemade crusty ciabatta bread. It compares to those delicious day after Thanksgiving sandwiches.
Chicken Roulade is a recipe developed by a French chef friend of theirs. The outside is crackling with fresh oregano and roasted garlic. The inside is stuffed with carrot and mushroom, and all topped with a pumpkin and sesame sauce.
Seafood Spaghetti was one of our favorites. Freshly cooked shrimp, turkey ham, grape tomatoes and snow peas. All topped with roasted garlic and a few sprinkles of chili to give you just enough heat to bring the flavors out.
Pastries and bread are all homemade and fresh from the oven. They offer a variety of sweet and savory pastries ranging from a Spicy Chicken Curry to a sweet Kaya variety. The outer is buttery and flaky and interior stuffed to the edges with filling.
|Curry Chicken Pastry|
Stay tuned for their upcoming revamped menu of more hot sandwiches and hot salads: meals in themselves!
For the coffee drinkers out there, Brew n Bread is an experience you must try. The team is very serious about coffee, and has multiple awards and certificates to prove it. The attention to detail in the roasting, brewing and finally in the table presentation all contribute to a unique experience. Any coffee drink you order, comes with an information card, naming the country of origin the beans come from, roasting details and tasting notes.
Espresso based drinks are made exceptionally well, but it’s the hand pours and cold brews that are real treats. Connoisseurs could well spend a few hours here drooling over various single origins and specialty coffees. For those in the know, the team here was even able to get their hands on La Esmeralda Panama Geisha – one of the most expensive auctioned coffees in the world!
Currently sourcing beans from Asia, South America and Africa, the team has some extraordinary coffees for drinking both in the cafe, and available for brewing at home. So you can really ‘try before you buy.’ All Brew n Bread offers great experience, and is definitely worth the drive from KL.
|Take Some Coffee Home|
Reasons to visit: great bang for your buck, some of the best coffee in town, warm atmosphere and an educational experience all about coffee.
Brew n Bread
10, Jalan Anggerik Vanilla M 31/M
Shah Alam, Malaysia
+6 03-5131 5201