With its wide range of delicacies and drinks chalked up on the big black board, Antipodean is fronting the breakfast/brunch scene throughout the Klang Valley. Its name reflects its gastronomic roots in Australia and New Zealand. For a reasonable RM 20, the Big Breakfast boasts buttery scrambled eggs, perfectly sauteed mushrooms that practically melt in your mouth, your choice of … Continue reading BRUNCH AT ANTIPODEAN

Mylo Coffee Co.

As the brainchild of brothers Stephanos and Markos Mylonas, Mylo Coffee Co. is an independent coffee house that recently launched on Kavanaugh Boulevard in Little Rock, Arkansas. Brick walls meet reclaimed wood throughout the lofty space, with cute potted plants contributing to the interior’s nifty look. My friends Colleen and Mary took me there one afternoon … Continue reading Mylo Coffee Co.


I visited Ground Central last year to review the midtown coffee house for (read the review here) and instantly fell in love with the space. I chatted with the founder, French native Etienne Wiik about his vision for the shop and he explained that Ground Central was birthed on the premise of being a coffee … Continue reading GROUND CENTRAL


  Late last year, the West Village scored itself a cute new neighborhood café on the intersection of Jane and Hudson Streets: Hudson Café! It’s on the same block as Mole, the lively Mexican eatery helmed by restaurateur Nick Cervera and his wife, Chef Lupe Elizalde. The couple built the place from scratch, infusing their personal touch into the … Continue reading HUDSON CAFE


El Maguey Y La Tuna continues to thrive in the Mexican food scene, catering fresh moles and authentic cuisine in its humble Lower East Side setting on East Houston Street. Appetizers consist of the delectable Flautas, where crispy rolled up tortilla shells are stuffed with chicken and served with pico de gallo and creamy guacamole. … Continue reading EL MAGUEY Y LA TUNA


Amaze 82 on the Upper West Side prides itself on delectable Asian fusion food and wallet-friendly prices, with a menu that bursts at the seams with cultural cuisine from Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, China and Japan. Its interior verges on elegant minimalism — black tables and chairs are backed by bare brick walls and illuminated by wall lamps. … Continue reading AMAZE 82