July 5th, 2022
Brevis at The Weld: Restaurant Review
Air-Infusion Coffee? Brevis may be KL’s only cafe to serve beverages brewed via a patented process that seems pretty obscure, intriguing us enough to check out this tiny new venue in The Weld mall.
Intense Coffee Flavours
We loathed our high school physics & chemistry classes, so we won’t pretend to understand how Brevis’ special automated equipment works. Summarised in a sentence, it’s theoretically about injecting air into the machine’s pressurised chamber as an ‘agent of turbulence’ to extract more intense & easily controlled coffee flavours. Argh.
Clean, Citrus-Caramel Notes with a Floral Undertone
A single cup is brewed each time; we really liked the result, which delivered clean, citrus-caramel notes with a floral undertone. Pin Pin, the current leading barista here, is enthusiastic about making satisfying coffee; she indicated that she may only remain at Brevis for a few weeks, so we hope the cafe will maintain her standards if she leaves.
Espresso-based beverages are available too: Doppio (RM8), caffe macchiato (RM10), cappuccino & latte (RM12 each). Brevis says it currently uses mostly African single-origins & blends from Q Cup.
Organic Rooibos and Ginseng Oolong (Teas)
Brevis’ compact tea selection spans the likes of organic rooibos (RM10, rather enjoyable) & ginseng oolong.
Pastries by Third-Party Suppliers
Brevis also offers pastries by third-party suppliers. The croissants (RM4) & pain au chocolat (RM6) are made with excellent French ingredients (Bordier butter & Valrhona chocolate respectively), but in this case, both were overly reheated a few seconds before being served, causing them to become crusty.
Turkey-Ham-and-Mushroom Quiche and Salted-Caramel-and-Almond Mille-Crepe
We liked the turkey-ham-&-mushroom quiche (RM15), as well as the luscious salted-caramel-&-almond mille-crepe (RM13), both well-made but a bit more steeply priced than necessary, especially since Brevis mainly targets the office-worker crowd.
Hefty Portions of Rye Loaves and Other Bread
Rye loaves & other bread are sold in hefty portions; expect simple sandwiches (chicken mayo, etc) to be offered eventually.
Convenient For People Working in the City Centre
Brevis opens during mall hours, Monday-Friday. It’s potentially able to open for limited hours on Saturday by advance request, but for now, this cafe seems convenient solely for folks working in the city centre.
Location and Contact Details
L1-04B, Menara Weld, 76, Jalan Raja Chulan
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