I suggested to my brother that we should go for brunch on the first day of Chinese New Year. Since KL is normally very quiet during the festive season, we ought to take the opportunity to venture out to Ra-ft Cafe@Lorong Binjai. To my delight, my brother agreed.
Our drive down to KL was smooth. However, my brother seldom goes to KL and he had to rely on Waze. I don't drive and I noted that though Waze is very helpful, still, sometimes it can be confusing.
When it tells you "in 300m turn left into jalan what-what-what", you need to be able to estimate the distance and sometimes, you may be faced with two turnings to the left (which one? which one?) and our KL road signs are not always helpful.
So we got lost. My brother took an incorrect turn and ended up heading towards KLCC. But Waze re-calibrated and directed us in the right direction.
I made reservations to ensure that we got a seat.
We already made up our minds that we wanted the RA-FT Breakfast (big breakfast) with pork sausages and sunny side up eggs.
We must have coffee, a Latte for him and a Long Black for me. That's kind of our standard order for coffee as you may have noticed.
I like coffee art and I admire the people with skills to do this.
Look at that. Doesn't that look scrumptious?
I loved everything on my plate. My brother has a fondness for smoked sausages and though this sausage met with his approval, he still prefers the one at Three Little Pigs and The Big Bad Wolf.
With such a loaded plate, you would think that we would not have space for dessert. But no. Those of you who are familiar with us know that we are super tankers. Therefore dessert was the next agenda.
Initially we wanted the Tiramisu and Pavlova with Fresh Fruits. But the server came back to inform us that the pavlova was not available. So we settled on the Ra-ft Bird Nest with Vanilla Ice Cream, which the server described as being similar to churros (but shaped as a nest).
This was alright, the pastry was light and went well with the ice cream.
The Tiramisu was lovely as it was light and creamy, though I found the lady fingers were a tad too damp. Other than that, it was very nice.
My brother loved the coffee so much that he had another one. Yes, the coffee here is excellent.
We left happy and if we are to return to Ra-ft Cafe, we would visit the one at Arcoris Plaza, Mont Kiara since it is closer to us. The ride home was a breeze and we went visiting at our aunt's house. And we got ourselves two ang pows each. Whoo hoo!!