Breakfasts at Antipodean Coffee Kemang have become some sort of a morning ritual for those living around the area. Only last year, a line of early risers would try to get a seat on what used to be a tiny, 45 square metre shop. Today, the café expands to comfortably fit new and loyal diners in their spacious, yet familiar abode.
Still residing amongst the shops at Kemang Hero Complex, the refurbished Antipodean bears an unchanging impression of their former place; from the identifying black and red colour combination and wooden fixtures to menu scribbled on a chalkboard wall. Perhaps, these elements stay intact for a reason: to make all comers feel at home, a café culture essential in which Antipodean prides on since its inception.
Though the café’s offerings also stretch to dinner, their generous Aussie-style brunch spread and repertoire of quality local coffee have always been the cornerstones of Antipodean.
For instance, regular customers would most likely go straight to the Big Breakfast (toast, mushroom, scrambled egg, hashbrown, beef sausage, with a choice of bacon pork/chicken), to pair with a cup of the reliable espresso or latte. But the likes of French Toast with Maple to lunch meals like the Spinach Cranberry Almond Chicken Salad are another foolproof options that’ll cater any tastebuds. Should you opt for a light round of meal, go for their homemade cakes, like the Lemon Meringue Pie or Butterfree Chocolate, paired with a variety of mix juices.
Those already accustomed with mornings at Antipodean can expect the usual drill in a much bigger and comforting space, while the curious can settle in nicely with the café’s variety of fulfilling platters. It’s all about manifesting the café culture experience, and as shown from their consistent crowd over the years, Antipodean has its ways down pat.