Music’s the food of love at Quartet, tunefully run by four friends belonging to various indie bands.

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Ideal Hipster Hangout

Quartet, which opened this past weekend, will probably prove a smash hit in Taman Tun; it’s the ideal hipster hangout for this neighborhood, buzzing with positive vibes.

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Personal Vinyl Collection

Check out Quartet’s vinyl collection; the playlist is a little too loud & lacking in melody for our liking, but then, music’s even more predicated on personal fancies than food. The harmonic highlight of our two hours here: The Cure’s “Friday I’m In Love,” making us wish that Quartet had found space for New Order, Depeche Mode & Erasure as well on its speakers.

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Poached Eggs

The menu plays it safe with crowd-pleasing favorites; expect eggs pleasantly poached with either spinach (our choice, RM15 nett), smoked salmon or turkey ham, drenched in hollandaise sauce.

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Salmon & Cream Cheese Bagel with Salad

Honest, hearty fare; the bagel stuffed with salmon & cream cheese, paired with a crisp salad (RM16), works well for brunch.

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Chicken & Spinach Quiche

Nitpickers might resort to the abominable cliche that this isn’t something to “shout about,” but satiated stomachs are more desirable than hoarse throats.

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The French Toast

Our Quartet favorite: The French Toast (RM12), fulfilling in its flavorful fluffiness, served in a mighty portion with syrup & berry compote. Order this one.

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Cakes and Muffins

Cakes & muffins look OK. The usual suspects of chocolate, carrot, red velvet & walnut.

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Beverages

Quartet currently obtains its coffee blends from Artisan Roast (one of its founders formerly worked at that increasingly venerable institution; others have links to Subang SS15’s Grafa cafe).

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Coffee mocktail, intriguingly named ‘Jerusalem’: Espresso, soda, syrup & ice.

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La Vanilla ice-blended & Old-fashioned hot chocolate; both serve a purpose on a rainy weekend.

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Final Thoughts

Quartet’s soft-opening menu remains limited, with a kitchen that closes by 6pm, but eventually, a fuller selection will be available for dinner.

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This is a cafe where coffee fans congregate; one of VCR Cafe’s owners might be spotted chilling out here.14 quar-tet

Time to raid the closet for mothballed tracksuits?

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All in all, Quartet’s a place with potential. It helps that the people here seem really nice.

Location and Operating Hours

Quar/Tet TTDI

21, Lorong Datuk Sulaiman 7, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur. Row behind Vin’s

Sun-Thurs, 8am-9pm. Fri-Sat, 8am-10pm

View: Quar/Tet directory page here.

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