by Ili Aqilah
A new cafe wittily named The Morning After (wonder how many hangovers get cured here?) recently opened at the M-Roof Hotel which is also in the the throes of a soft opening. The Morning After cafe, decorated in a clean minimalist, almost edgy style in keeping with the rest of the hotel, is another must-try spot for hungry foodies.
Run under separate management from the hotel, a large selection of options is available for diners whether it’s a bewildering array of delicious coffees served by a very talented Barista or snack items to full-course lunch or dinner platters.
Customers can choose from mouth-watering treats such as Garlicky Chicken Soup with smoked beef bacon (RM12), Chicken Pot Pie with garlic mash potatoes or Mexican Nachos that come with diced tomatoes, Beef Bolognese and a special guacamole sauce, priced at RM18.
Aside from that, there are three gourmet burgers available; Gourmet Beef Burger with cheese, sunny side up, mushroom and bacon bits (RM28), the Chicken Burger with garlic rosemary mayonnaise at RM28 or the Crab Meat Burger which is served together with crispy daikon, mango, chili salsa and a side of chips priced at RM32, is worth trying.
For those who crave carbs, there are eight different pastas such as Spicy Aglio Olio (RM22), Mushroom & Tomatoes craze (RM22), Smoked Beef Bacon and Mushroom (RM20) or their pilaf series of Vegetarian Special (RM22). The carnivore can go for the Grilled Chicken (RM25), Striploin Steak/Grilled Salmon (RM28).
The cafe also serves an assortment of sammies such as Vegetarian Delight (RM18), The Perfect Chic (RM19) and the Juicy Lamb (RM24). Fans of brunch must not miss their Brunch for Champs menu such as the Eggs Benedict; two poached eggs on sourdough muffin, smoked salmon, baby spinach and hollandaise sauce priced at RM19. Or visitors can switch the smoked salmon to a crab meat patty instead for a different experience.
For desserts, the Fine Treats selection such as The Chocolate Cake (RM11), The Sneaky Cheesecake (RM13), The Mandarin Special (RM13) and Red Velvet Cake (RM14) go with any coffee available on the cafe such as Americano (RM8/RM9), Green Tea Latte (RM12/RM13) and the barista’s special, Salted Caramel Macchiato (RM13/RM14).
The Morning After opens everyday from 8am till midnight and reservations can be made by calling 05 543 9891. The cafe is pork-free and is located inside the lobby of M-Roof Hotel at Jalan Dato Lau Pak Khuan, Taman Ipoh (Ipoh Garden), 31400 Ipoh.