X marks The Spot

X marks The Spot

This new-ish café in Bangsar, KL, located on a little sliver of land with a tree jutting through the roof, was named The Spot by Chinoz by its owners literally because they described its location to friends as ‘X marks the spot’ on the map! Inside, it’s surprisingly spacious and cozy, with long wooden benches dominating the side walls.

It was quite an impromptu visit, and owner Sandra Samad happened to have a Tarte Flambe for us to try. Thin crispy pizza-like base drizzled with olive oil, topped with onions and thin pepper strips, this is similar to the French flammkuchen, minus the crème fraiche and beef bacon. Anything crispy works in my books! 

Salt Beef Sandwich on rye bread with gherkins came with French fries and a thousand island dip. The salted beef was still moist, given an acidic lift from the gherkin. Brought back memories of my fav salt beef sandwich at Brick Lane, London.

The Angel Hair Prawn Aglio Olio had nice, fresh prawns, cherry tomatoes and a sprinkling of chilli. Light with sufficient umami. The show stealer had to be the laksa though, creamy thick gravy fragrant with rempah concoction, enveloping the angel hair pasta. I would recommend this in a heartbeat as this is def one of the better laksa around town.

Sweet end was Coconut cream cake. Next round I wanna try the Hummingbird cake!

The Spot is owned by Sandra and husband Teng Wee Jeh, formerly of Chinoz on the Park in KLCC, and they also run Chinta Restaurant in Bangsar nearby, a Malay specialty resto. 

Nice places to spend breakfast and watch the hustle and bustle of the world with a cup of coffee in hand, and there’s also al fresco seating.

Add: Jalan Ara, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur. call 03-2201 6422