THE SCENE Named after a blossom common in California, this classy take on the American diner is a rarity in these parts, serving updated versions of stateside classics amid contemporary décor. A stainless steel bar fronts an espresso machine and tall leather banquettes are soothingly cream-colored. Its location on a quiet midtown side street makes its outdoor tables and lounge chairs the perfect spot to enjoy an aperitif. But go early—doors shut at 7 p.m.
BEST BETS If you’re ravenous, dig into hearty burgers, barbecued chicken or the sumptuous mac ’n cheese. For smaller appetites, the menu also offers refined mains such as baked dory with a refreshing fennel salad and a vegetarian-friendly, fresh-from-the-garden ratatouille bake. Takeaway sandwiches and salads are available during the week, while on the weekends, all-day breakfasts are on offer. Don’t overlook the well-crafted desserts, like the moist yellow cake sporting a wonderfully tart lemon rind–flecked glaze.
Ground floor, Wisma RA,
12 Jln. Dang Wangi,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Telephone: +603 2693 5002