Flakes @ The Hub SS2, P.J
I read about Flakes when I was writing my Melbourne’s Lune Croissanterie post and it immediately intrigued my interest as I really miss those
lavish terrific croissants. ﾟ*｡(･∀･)ﾟ*｡
Flakes, a new kid on the block, setting foot in The Hub SS2, a mixed commercial development which comprises shop offices and residences. The cafe holds great pride for its fresh-baked croissants with French flour and butter. Although just merely one month old, it has garnered quite a number of followers to flock to the outlet and we had to wait for a while for the table during our visit on last Saturday.
Ordering cum beverage preparing counter, a few bar seating as well as low tables with chairs and rattan stools were on the ground floor.
With large windows that floods the leafy main dining area on the upper floor with sunshine, it hits all the right notes for an inviting interior and ambiance. The white-washed space was furnished with casual rattan and wooden furniture, further energized by those Insta-worthy greens which placed for both aesthetic and environmental benefits.
The cafe was run with full occupancy and a steady stream of customers walking in, the dining area was a bit noisy throughout our brunch.
There are usual espresso based drinks in the menu with a nice range of teas and mocktails as well.
Their not-so-extensive menu was categorized into Breakfast, Mains, Rice, Pasta and Dessert.
Avo Scrambled Egg (RM16.00)
Flakes offers variety of croissants such as plain, cinnamon, pistachio and almond or a more substantial choices with filling like ham and cheese, scrambled egg, mashed avocado and mushrooms.
Sam’s opted for this plain croissant sandwiched with scrambled eggs, mashed avocado and roasted tomato. The croissant was fragrance and buttery, topped with generous portion of perfectly executed fluffy scrambled egg and mashed avocado, with a side of quinoa salad. One can have add on salmon with the price of RM5.00
Umami Plate (RM21.00)
Mushroom lovers will be delighted to savour this Umami Plate which comprised of stir fried assorted mushrooms, poached or scrambled egg (which I was not informed), roasted cauliflower, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese and fried shallot, crowned atop of plain croissant. The flavours and textures of the topping were definitely complex from the earthy mushrooms, creamy poached egg, salty feta cheese, soft roasted cauliflower and cherry tomatoes that provide a burst of tangy juice. The croissant was slightly different with the above Avo Scrambled Egg, which was toasted longer with a pleasant crumbly and flaky outer.
Fork Roast Chicken Don (RM15.00)
Not a fan of pastry? There are Ngau Fan (RM19 – peppery beef don), Local Legend (RM19 – Sambal pasta), Tai Tai By The Beach (RM24 – prawn and squid pasta) and Carbonara with Smoked Duck (RM24).
It’s a rice bowl topped with diced roasted chicken, poached egg, pickled carrot, and daikon and edamame, served with Jordan’s sauce. The Jordan’s sauce was savoury sweet in flavour (can someone enlighten me on this sauce), quite tasty and went well with the short grain rice but the portion was a little bit too scarce.
Verdict: The star product of croissant was good but somewhat pale in comparison with the one I had at Lune Croissanterie. Portion wise, I would have hoped for bigger portion (I have slightly bigger appetite though (〃ω〃))
B-G-06, Block B, The Hub SS2, 19 Sentral, Seskyen 19
46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Tel: +6011-1288 5687
Opening hours: 10.00am to 7.00pm, daily