Decided to drop by Taman Tun Dr. Ismail (TTDI) today to grab something for brunch. Where exactly in TTDI? The row of shops located next to the mosque? The same one that houses cafes like Thursdvys & Quar Tet and restaurants like Vinz & Kompassion.
Rendezbrew is located on the same row as Quar tet and a few doors away from Kompassion a.k.a K2. I passed by Rendezbrew a few times before but it did not cross my mind to give it a try because it came across as a sneaker shop first and a cafe, second. Yes – it is one of those. When I passed this shop back then, it was not appealing to me. I do not know why, maybe it is because there seem to be sneakers on display at almost every corner – totally not something I was used to, so I always gave this cafe a miss. In fact, this time around, I ended up in this area because I wanted to pay a visit to Vinz, which was closed and so was many other eateries located there. Guess everyone was having an extended Raya holiday. Kompassion, K2 had people inside but they only open shop at 11.30, which meant I had 30 minutes to spare and with pretty much everything else closed – there really isnt much to do to entertain myself with. As I was walking, I noticed that Rendezbrew was open. So, it was either I eat at this cafe or go back to my car and drive out to look for something else. The latter meant additional time wastage, so I decided to give this cafe a try.
The outer part of the cafe, half of it consisted of table and chairs and the other half consisted of a mini cabinet? that has sneakers in it for display. The inner part of the cafe surprisingly looked like a proper cafe. I dont know if I was hallucinating back then, but as far as I can recall, the last time I saw the inside of this cafe, I kindda saw alot more sneakers? which was why I wasnt interested to give it a try – dont ask me why, I dont know, lol. The fact that the inside looked like a regular cafe, I decided to give it a try – it was this or having to drive out.
Customer service was good, the person manning the counter was helpful, friendly and attentive. Orders are made as you walk in, at the counter. They had quite a variety to offer from wraps to pasta and to grilled meat.
Ham & Cheese Wrap, Egg & Cheese Wrap (Breakfast Promo), 9 ringgit each
Surprisingly, this tasted pretty good. Oh, before I forget, let me explain the Breakfast promo deal. The wrap ala carte cost 8 ringgit each however, if you opt for the Breakfast Promo, you get yourself wrap and a drink – tea, english breakfast/chamomile or coffee, all by just adding on another ringgit. Okay, now back to the wrap itself. As soon as I took a bite, I liked it. If you fancy yourself a healthy meal with fresh ingredients – then this wrap could make the cut. Both wraps came with plenty of chopped vegetables – greens, carrots and then there is egg, cheese in one and ham,cheese in the other. It was basic and simple, at its’ best and it does not leave you with a full tummy once you are done, it was just right.
Signature Grilled Chicken, 20 ringgit + Sweet Potato Fries, 5 ringgit
This was pretty good too. My only issue with this dish was that it came with a small piece of chicken. Wished it was bigger though. Other than that – the whole dish was delicious. The grilled chicken was simple and nice, there was no overload of flavors – it was just right and the mash potatoes were really good, no lumpy bits – just one whole lump of gooey mash. The sweet potato fries was something I liked very much. It was sweet, crunchy and chewy. Loved it.
Would I head here again?
If I am in the area, then yea, why not.
Address: No. 11, Jalan Datuk Sulaiman 1, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays, 9 am – 11 pm, Sundays, 9 am – 6 pm.
Signing out now, Ciao.