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Breakfast is often dubbed the most important meal of the day, but it is also the meal that is most likely skipped in the hustle and bustle of morning chores. Nevertheless, the thought of perfectly poached eggs or generous breakfast platters may be just too tempting for some, resulting in people around the world opting out of the usual dinner menus for muesli, pancakes or toast instead. 

Such meals are now referred to as brinner — quite akin to the coinage of brunch — where people have dishes that are typically related to breakfast for dinner instead. A slight variation of the all-day-breakfast concept, brinner allows you to savour your breakfast delights sans the early morning rush. The concept is rising in popularity as proven by the increasing number of outlets that do not reserve their breakfast offerings at the beginning of the day only.

So, why limit yourself to having breakfast meals to a particular time when you can pop by any of these places to enjoy your favourite breakfast dishes at any time of the day.


The Red Bean Bag

A4-1-08, Solaris Dutamas
Jalan Dutamas 1, KL
(03) 6211 5116

Pick between the cosy indoor seating and the al fresco dining area to have your meal. Try the café’s improvised take on the usual French toast by stacking on goodies like poached eggs in hollandaise sauce, mushrooms and smoked salmon on a bed of two pieces of French toast.


Mr. & Ms. Café

B-G-3A, Block B
Oasis Square, Jalan PJU 1A/7A
Ara Damansara, PJ 
(03) 7859 6665

You will find this outlet nestled amid the water fountains and various shops, bars and restaurants in the Ara Damansara Oasis Square. Treat yourself to the wholesome breakfast platter that consists of mini-pancakes with grilled bananas, muesli with roasted nuts and milk, as well as a bowl of fresh fruits.


The Good Batch

53, Jalan SS 21/1a
Damansara Utama, PJ
(03) 7733 2303

Dine in the wood and metal themed interior of the café located amid a row of shoplots in the Damansara Uptown area. If you have a sweet tooth, the rich buttermilk pancakes topped with ice cream, caramelised bananas and slathered in copious amounts of home-made caramel sauce are bound to be a delight.



UGF-28A, Bangsar Village II
2 Jalan Telawi 1, 
Bangsar Baru, KL 
(03) 2201 3663

Satiate your breakfast cravings amid the colourful ambience of this café. Among the breakfast options on the menu is the big breakfast, made up of eggs, lamb sausage, mushrooms, roasted tomatoes, toasted brioche and a choice of hashed potatoes or fried mac and cheese, as well as cured salmon or salt beef.


This article first appeared in digitaledge Daily, on August 13, 2015.