Smirk’s Up!

CLEO (Malaysia) - - @PLAY -

Driv­ing along Jalan Telawi is al­ways fun, es­pe­cially if bumper-to-bumper crawls on any day is some­thing you seek com­fort in. But with the launch of Smirk, brav­ing through the hor­ren­dous traf­fic just to get to the homey café to grab a cuppa or a quick bite makes it an al­most ac­cept­able sac­ri­fice.

Tucked away amid all the crazy that comes from the denser part of Bangsar, Smirk is lo­cated on the same lane as McDon­ald’s, and just a few doors down from Pince & Pints. Owner El­iz­a­beth David has man­aged to turn this space into a vi­brant café space ooz­ing with a rather whim­si­cal laid­back vibe – per­fect for your next date night (but don’t worry about break­ing bank) or a quiet evening with friends. It de­liv­ers on the prom­ise of of­fer­ing some­thing dif­fer­ent, much to #teamCLEO’s ap­proval (es­pe­cially this writer’s). If you’re a fan of white meat, then the Grilled Salmon Fu­sion served with white ren­dang rata­touille and creamy radish sauce has your name writ­ten all over it. The Shred­ded Duck Con­fit with Coloured Pasta is ba­si­cally spaghetti with sun­dried toma­toes and duck con­fit, and a whole lot of yum. And if you’re look­ing for some­thing to In­sta­gram (be­cause who isn’t these days?), then you’ve found your sub­ject. If you still have space for some­thing sweet, end your meal with Crêpe Suzette. But we didn’t de­lib­er­ately save the best for last, be­cause if we could have it our way, we’d have this crêpe as ap­pe­tizer, en­trée and dessert!

Talk about quirky!

Vir­gin Frozen Ly­chee Mo­jito, RM15; Crêpe Suzette, RM14.

Cae­sar Salad, RM15; Coloured Pasta with Duck Con­fit, RM13.

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