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.

Geisha Tea from T2!!! For those not familiar with Tea Too aka T2, it is one of australia largest loose tea retails. I used to craze over them. Crazieapple commented that this is quite nice and has a fruity zest to it.

Iced Mocha. Weak. Weak. Weak. ENuff Said

Crazieapple, The one who eats but does not blog
After a tiring-day at work.
Too soon to give an overall conclusion on this place as there is so much more to try, namely BREAKFAST which warrants another visit soon!!! Wooohooo!! (See you there this weekend? =P)

Plan B
Bangsar Village 1,
Jalan Telawi 1
Open hours: 11am-10pm
(directly opposite starbucks)


Sean said...

i missed out on sampling the breakfast items here, cos they only serve them till 6pm, and we arrived at 6.15! arghh! the thought of the egg dishes have been haunting my dreams :D

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

yeah the decor looks like a casual "dish" doesnt?

woooo what breakfast items do they have? im spoilt in australia with breakfast, so it would be hard to get me to eat in these places unless they serve authentic nasi lemak and roti canai!

AugustDiners said...

Sean: haha, must be one wet dreams uve got there

Joe: Stop GLOATING! Grrr...!

Crazieapple said...

Crazieaple: "the one who eats and does not blog" was heree!!!!!! hhahahahahaha

Taufulou said...

the desert and the coffee.. sure do tempt me to try out liau...

AugustDiners said...

Crazieapple: "and the one who has her jacques reymond post in DRAFT for the past 2 weeks" ...

Taufulou: yes! do try n let us know

Anonymous said...

I just had dinner @ Plan B with my friends!! Since it's a new place, we thought of giving it a try! Unfortunately, I think the staff are not friendly & don't seem to be all that interested while taking orders! What irritated me was the fact that, yes we know it's closing time but don't shove the bill in our face! Next, the female staff was in a grouchy mood that she seemed as if it was a huge burden to take a quick photo snap of us!!! I am NEVER going back there again!!! I've had my fair share of meals & Plan B does not deliver foodwise or staff character wise!!! :( it's an utter disappointment!!!!!

AugustDiners said...

Anonymous: u know what, the ONLY time i was there, the servers werent particular friendly either, i had to stand up, go to them in order for my orders to be taken. :(

key said...

Service is Plan B is horrible. Rude waiters. Don't bother with this place.

Anonymous said...

your writing is atrocious. it's laden with unnecessary filler words that add nothing but an air of pretense to whatever idea it is you're trying to express.

lisette said...

^ Says the Anonymous. At least the writer has made an attempt... Don't like it? Don't read it. There's no need to be so condescending. Set up your own food blog instead if you think you're so good. Anyway, kudos to Ms. Jazz for the time and effort spent in writing this review.

AugustDiners said...

lisette: appreciate your encouragement,it's readers like you that keeps us going. :)

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with you that the chocolate used in Chocolate Torte wasn't made with good quality kinds.

In fact, I think most of their chocolate desserts (rocky road + choc fudge cake) were lousy. They were dense and gooey kind, but without the chocolate aroma.

Plan B is so over-rated. I rather go for Daily Grind salted caramel choc cake :))


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