Not sure whether it’s a mini attempt for the Revival of the old BV, but with the recent sprouts of new trendy and chic cafes in the Bangsar Vicinity, it would be a tough competition to beat. This however did not deter Plan B which was opened recently, whom has seemed to charm its way through the crowd.
The place has a nice laid-back vibe, with its interior being simple but trendy, with astray of desserts and baked goods displayed on the long stretch of service counter. When busy, the place possibly hums with vibrancy. It would be a place I’ll love to be seen in, reading a book over a cuppa coffee.
Plan B’s line up is not at all conservative, with a good range of offerings from breakfast (notice how I highlight the word), asian dishes, pastas, sandwiches, and the displays of desserts, it offers something to everyone. I haven’t tried enough dishes, but if I would be to generalize, their desserts flairs better than their mains.
The similarities of successful chain Delicious were glaring. It was in fact the first thing I’ve commented after a quick scan of the menu, without quite knowing it is in fact own by the former Delicious Group.
Prices, much to our delight was slightly more affordable. Main course ranges at about RM20++ whilst you can enjoy desserts at RM12++
Vietnamese Pho (RM17) was a disaster. Few strands of noodles only to be emptied after a few spoonfuls, the beef stock is MSG filled and the beef slices? Don’t even go there. Not sure whether it’s even fresh as it tasted “GAMEY”, dont think anyone uses that word to describe ill-tasting beef, if not- you read it here first. haha
Asian Style Golden Softshell Crab Spaghetti (RM19) tossed in creamy butter sauce, topped with crispy curry leaves & chilli flakes. This spaghetti is for you if you like yours slightly soft, with a spicy kick to it. It wasn’t the best, but it was pretty good considering the price and glad to say they did not skimp on the soft shell crab, which was well-flavoured and deep fried to perfect crispiness.
Praise should go to the Red Velvet Cake (RM9). I often get excited about Red Velvet because of its dramatic appearances of colors. Plan B’s version offers a mild chocolate flavor, moist dense crumbs and thick cream cheese frosting which has a rich buttery flavors/texture , hmmm.. Let’s just say that this is one fine looking devil
Chocolate Truffle Torte (RM12) “Torte” is derived from the Italian word torta, which is used to describe a round cake/ bread. Of course I’m not well versed enough to know that, I just made reference to Wikipedia which is my bible of all things. This dessert is intensely filled with melt-in-your-mouth bittersweet chocolate with an almost fudgy texture. It wasn’t particularly to my liking possibly because it’s not of a good quality chocolate (which in my humble opinion is eminent when it comes to this dessert). But I could be wrong; chocolate are very subjective to personal tastebuds.
When it came to a café concept dining, I can get really anal about my coffee. What’s the point of serving good sandwiches and desserts when there is no good coffee to complement them with? Rooms for improvement for the coffee served here. Whilst the temperature is done right, and the foaming smooth, our flat white (RM5) lacks aroma and caffeine punch, which was a pity as I would love to have that red velvet balanced with a bitter strong coffee. I’d probably ordered a double shot on my next visit here.