Wednesday, December 28, 2011

AcmeBar & Coffee @ The Troika KL

"Beep beep"

Sorry this is no Acme Corporation that was featured in the Wile E Coyote and Road Runner cartoons we used to watch when we were kids. The AcmeBar & Coffee at The Troika is a new establishment of good food and coffee which fits the description of an edgy, classy and trendy cafe in the heart of the city.

Sunday the 18th was the perfect day to stuff ourselves at the buffet brunch at ABC. It was also Yiling's birthday and I made a reservation a week in advance just to make sure that we won't miss this brunch! The Troika is located on Jalan Binjai which is just right opposite the PNB Sime Darby. If you're coming from Jln Tun Razak, take the exit on the left after G Tower, then take a left turn at the junction before Hotel Nikko and go straight along the road. You'll see The Troika on your right and the parking is at the basement level B1 which is for visitors. It's convenient and easy to navigate.

I am impressed with the interior design of this cafe. This place has a loft for private events and it's airy, spacious and I love the big windows that allows the sunlight to penetrate through. It wasn't too warm either and it's just so comfortable dining here.

Cut the crap and head straight to the buffet spread. One advice though - don't come here expecting that you'll get salmon and oyster sashimi, nasi lemak and fried noodles. This is not your typical buffet. Over here, they serve a pretty good variety of healthy looking but yet delicious salads and greens. There's also a carving station for roast beef, lamb and spring chicken. The salt baked red snapper was another stunning dish that I patiently waited for. For something more filling, they do serve spaghetti (but it was not al dente), french fries and rice to go with the roasted vegetables.

Some of the dishes that I could remember were - Roast & Dried Tomato Salad, French Beans + Mangetout Beans, Puy Lentils with Sour Cherries Bean, Potatoes & Green Pea Salad, Grilled Zucchini Eggplant Tahini, Pastrami with Romaine Lettuce, Smoked Duck Pizza with Mozarella cheese and tomato, a pot of mussels and prawns.

With the brunch priced at RM89++, it's a pity that it doesn't come with drinks although they do provide you with water. I ordered a bottle of red from Cotes du Rhone called Clos du Caillou 2009 since Yiling the birthday girl doesn't like bubblies and white. It's kinda weird to be drinking red for brunch but since she's the brithday girl, I'll just do whatever she fancies. And they serve wines in an "O" glass (what Riedel calls it). According to the staff, it's a way of drinking wine from Spain. Hmmm....

I also checked out the desserts while snacking on the salads. The prawn bisque was so flavourful and these are served to you at your table because it has to be consumed while it's still warm. What I liked about this place is that the menu for brunch on Sundays are not the same every week. This is to ensure that customers can come back every week and expect something different.

The dessert spread is quite limited. They have freshly fried Churros that goes with the melted chocolate, Sago pudding with Gula Melaka, Profiteroles, chocolate cakes, fruit cakes and freshly made papaya & lime ice-cream served to your table.

I also ordered a slice of cake with a candle for Yiling's birthday. That slice of cake costs me RM12. I should have just took a piece of cake from the dessert table and stick that candle into it. Therefore, I give some minus points for this place for not having that "small" personal touch to add to the customer's satisfaction. For her birthday, I bought her the Nike+ Running Band with watch and censor. She has started running recently and I need to motivate her!

Overall, I enjoyed the food here and I will return to try their ala carte menu. This place does not encourage you to bring your own bottles. If I'm not wrong, the corkage charge here is ridiculous. Their coffee are from Illy and they do serve a twist of your favourite local food here. KL need more places like this.

UPDATES 2012: Sunday Brunch Buffet with free flow sparkling wine featuring “Dom Plageoles Mauzac Nature” for only RM199++ (without pairing RM99++)

Acme Bar & Coffee @ The Troika
Ground Floor, The Troika, Jalan Binjai, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2162-2288
Opening Hours : 11am - 12am
(Fri & Sat till 1am)


suituapui said...

Nice place, nice food...but I avoid buffets these days.Can't really eat much, growing old so not worth paying that kind of money. Sobssss!!!

Sean said...

i think vegetarians might appreciate this buffet! even though they wouldn't be able to eat the meat, the salads are interesting and yummy enough to satisfy. wonder if acme will consider offering a brunch discount to vegetarians, heheh :D

Huai Bin said...

Vegetable buffet eh? The lobster bisque looks really good though.

Happy birthday Yiling! :)

KY said...

yes, all i can think of too are those cartoons

CUMI & CIKI said...

ahh.. looks fab - i know this is Sean's latest haunt too:) nice spread.. looks like i hv to strave all morning, if I am to do it justice;)

JonathanN said...

I think, now, I have to go there! To see for myself!

missyblurkit said...

this is such a pretty little place. yet to head over for sunday brunches but lunch has been a good affair there.

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