After Pulp, APW adds another café to its premises, and it’s a very handsome one. Already attracting brunch hunters and Instagrammers in droves, Breakfast Thieves (yes, it’s the sister of the one based in an old chocolate factory in Fitzroy, Melbourne) is a stunner: a glasshouse-like space with lots of pale wood, white tiles, pastel railings and concrete, punctuated by the occasional plant and exposed light bulb.
Founded by a team of Malaysians (Brandon Chin, Kevin Foo and Edwin Koh), KL’s Breakfast Thieves features a minimal brunch menu of modern Australian dishes with Asian influences – think homemade granola, cereal-crusted brioche for French toast; tea hot smoked salmon with guacamole; Croque Madame; and even eggs Benedict is given an upgrade with BBQ pulled beef, pico de gallo and brown butter hollandaise. They’ve even got funky-named dishes like Donald. T which features shredded duck confit, smoked duck breast with chilli-onion jam and pickled purple cabbage mozzarella; Admiral Cheng-Ho that showcases a ‘not your usual aglio olio spaghetti’, homemade kum heong clams and crisp school prawns. If that doesn’t pique your curiosity while sending your salivary glands into overdrive, check out their other options.
Rounding out the deal is a simple coffee menu (sorry, no filtered coffee for now) with the usual latte, double espresso and cappuccino. But the Magic is the one you have to try: it’s a double ristretto topped with steamed milk.