Green Tomato Cafe

Special thanks to Green Tomato Cafe for extending this food review invitation.

Situated at Yayasan Seni ("Art Foundation") in Kuala Lumpur, Green Tomato Cafe is a dainty eatery which serves all-day breakfast, light meals, coffee and pastries to city-dwellers. Taking advantage of spacious lawn around the art gallery, the café allows visitors enjoy their meals in an outdoor setting.
The aptly-named Green Tomato Sandwich (RM16.00) is indeed one of the café's recommended dishes. The centerpiece is a croissant with delightfully pleasant crisp. The buttery texture of the pastry also pleases my palate. Served alongside the croissant are scrambled egg with thyme, roasted potatoes with rosemary, and garden salad with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
Eggs Benedict (RM19.00) is another interesting dish. Instead of English muffins as customarily used, Green Tomato Cafe takes advantage of freshly-baked multigrain bread as the base for poached eggs and chicken ham. The pile is then topped with creamy Hollandaise sauce made from egg yolk and butter. Roasted potatoes and garden salad are served on the side.
For a hearty breakfast meal, Hearty Breakfast (RM20.00) is a sound choice. This platter includes many items that serve as breakfast comfort food, namely scrambled egg, grilled button mushrooms, chicken sausage, chicken ham, grilled tomato, baked beans, toasted multigrain bread, roasted potatoes and garden salad.
The pastry menu at Green Tomato Cafe is not something to be trifled with. Both the Blueberry Muffin (RM5.00) and Chocolate Chip Muffin (RM5.00) are very satisfying thanks to their tantalizing aroma and pleasing taste. I cannot recommend the muffins highly enough.
Freshly Baked Danish (RM10.00) is another gratifying pastry. An order includes two pieces of lovely pineapple Danish pastry. The puff pastry is crumbly and has similar buttery appeal to the croissant earlier. Once bitten into, it is impossible for the Danish to leave my grasp until it is reduced to the last crumb!
Green Tomato Cafe also serves artisan coffee from espresso. With a sound choice of beans and Simonelli espresso machine on hand, lovely cups of coffee are served to our enjoyment. The soothing aroma of good coffee is evident in the cup of Latte (RM10.00). Upon request, customers can also get hands-on experience with latte art.
Meanwhile, a cup of Mocha (RM12.00) is ideal to satisfy one's sweet tooth. Besides espresso and steamed milk, the cup of coffee also includes cocoa powder that provide a chocolaty sense of sweetness.
The food at Green Tomato Cafe is prepared fresh wherever possible. The same is true for its delectable range of pastries. The food here does not contain MSG and is entirely pork-free. In line with its stance on freshness, the café even has a small vegetable and herb patch to grow local produce. In addition, visitors should also check out My Batik, a batik-making workshop and store within the compound of Yayasan Seni.
Name: Green Tomato Cafe
Address: Yayasan Seni, 333, Persiaran Ritchie off Jalan Ritchie, 55000 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: 03-4251-5154
Business hours: 8:00am-5:00pm
Coordinates: 3.15845 N, 101.74041 E
Directions: From Ampang Road (Jalan Ampang), turn to Jalan Ritchie near Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur. After Kondominium Villa Aman, turn right to Persiaran Ritchie. Yayasan Seni is located on the left. Green Tomato Cafe is located on the back section of the art gallery. Free parking is available within the compound of Yayasan Seni.

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