The crowded streets around the huge OUG market building isn’t a place you would expect to find a hipster café. It’s busy at any time of the day and night, with crowds looking for Chinese hawker food that has been here for decades. However, there are several spots here that cater to the youngsters ( and those young at heart) who want a Macchiato rather than a Kopitiam Teh-C.
One of these places is of course Doors. I’ve stayed in the OUG neighborhood for almost a year now and can’t believe that I’ve never actually walked through its doors. It’s a pretty laid back place, even on a Saturday night. You can come in and be assured of a seat. There’s no noisy hustle and bustle, just quiet music playing in the background.
Doors are actually quite well known for their cakes, which guests have complimented (online, that is). If you’re lucky, you can catch their bacon cheesecake, but they had run out by the time I arrived. Instead, I chose a black sesame cake (RM12).
To break with convention, I actually had the cake before the mains were served. I couldn’t help it; the cake just looked too good. Black sesame cream was worked into layers of black sesame sponge. This left a sweet, smoky taste that was light and not cloying. The crushed peanuts on top was a really nice touch too.
Apart from that, I also tried several of their main dishes. Unlike many other cafes that serve only coffee and baked goods, this café offers substantial meals that are Western and Japanese inspired. The first order was their Doors Big Breakfast (RM25). I was all over the front page of the menu and I must admit that’s what made me order it. I’m also one of those people that believe breakfast foods can be eaten for dinner. So there.
Another thing I ordered was their Porky Omelette bowl (RM15) and a mug of warm Superfruits tea (RM10) from their Fine Teas series. It was a platter of so many things, I don’t even know where to start. Well first of there was a piece of pork sausage, several slices of crisp bacon, mashed potato, scrambled eggs, two pieces of garlic toasties, grilled tomatoes, sautéed mushrooms and some lettuce salad drizzled with Balsamic Vinegar.
I appreciated the fact that there were plenty of healthy veggies in the mix. This was a really balanced meal in my opinion. My only complaint perhaps is that there needs to be a bit more bacon slices. You just can’t have enough bacon!
That being said, the other dish, pork omelette on rice, was great too. Slices of pork sausages were fried with eggs and topped with a black pepper sauce. It felt like something your mom would make if you got home late and there weren’t many things in the house. It was comforting yet artful all at once.
Doors Café comes highly recommended if you want a no-frills, laidback and relaxing place to chill on the weekend or on weekday nights. They have plenty of nooks and crannies to plug your gadgets in too.
- Address: No.51, Jalan Hujan, Overseas Union Garden, 58200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Phone: +60 3-7972 2779
- Opening Hours: Monday - Wednesday 10:00 - Midnight, Thursday Closed, Friday - Sunday 10:00 - Midnight