Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Green Tomato Cafe

A few days before my flight to KL from Sydney, I received an email inviting me to partake in a nasi lemak and teh tarik making workshop at a place called Green Tomato Cafe. The name rang a bell, and I later realised that it was the same place that did batik workshops. Of course, my trusted foodie buddy came along with me. We were both really impressed with cafe's environment, one that would make many nature lovers envious, as they had lush greenery from the matured trees in their compound. Provided a breath of fresh air from the hustle and bustle of the city, just a stone's throw away.


We felt a tad dismayed when they told us that the machine they needed for the nasi lemak making workshop decided to hit the sack on that very morning. We were offered the alternative of latte art, which we accepted seeing that there were no other options. They made the coffee and showed us an example of what to do. 


We then took turns to make our own designs.


 

The above more sophisticated flower and heart designs are obviously Alicia's. The below is mine.


We chose a table with the view of their entrance. Not too bad, right? The green really adds to the calming effect.


Little did we realise that we would be served food because the information I received only mentioned the workshop. But since the food was prepared for us, we obliged. It was quite a colourful spread.


We both felt that the food would have been more enjoyable if they were served warm, especially the croissant. We were fine with the presentation, two thumbs up for effort.


I enjoyed the pizza, though. Plus point would be that it is homemade.


After our meal, the owner of the place - a very bubbly and enthusiastic lady - took us on a tour of her herbs and vegetable garden.


She had a pot of basil...


... a pot of mint...


... I don't remember if this was a cucumber or a pumpkin plant now...


... a pot of cili padi...


... a few torch ginger plants growing from the ground...


... and towering banana trees in one corner of her premise...


She also invited us to give a hand at her batik workshop but we gently declined because somehow, we weren't quite in the mood for batik that day. Perhaps next time when I prepare my mind for some artsy activity.

Green Tomato Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato 

Yayasan Seni, 333 Persiaran Seni Off Jalan Ritchie, 55000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel: +60 3 4251 5154; Mob: +60 12 257 9775; E-mail: tmsart@tmsart.com.my
Daily (including public holidays) 8:00am to 5:00pm, after 5:00pm strictly by appointment only

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