9 ravenous ladies descended on The Bee at Jaya One one Saturday morning for brunch. Only to be told that that was all they were serving on a Saturday – just the brunch menu.
None of their famed burgers or what-have-yous. Just brunch. Bah! So alright, we thought, lets hit up the brunch menu then!
Before I show you what we had (and we had a lot!) some comments about the place.
Ambiance is that of an open cafe. I felt it to be a bit warm. Also seating is not conducive for large groups. We had made a reservation for 9 persons but upon arrival were told that one of the the square/rectangle tables available had been given away to a much smaller group of 3 persons. Not good.
We ended up having a long table joined with 2 round tables. Service was alright although you can tell they aren’t used to serving large groups of people. Drinks went awry and orders were all over the place. Perhaps because we were a large group, they tended to be slow too.
That said, here’s a selection of the items we ordered off the brunch menu. Some were doubled. I told you we were ravenous!
Bacon Pot Hash (RM22) A crowd favourite. I think we had at least 3 servings. Recommended.
Truffled Scrambled Eggs (RM27) Another crowd favourite. Recommended.
Salmon Ham Benedict (RM25) I didn’t eat much of this as I’m not much of a fan of smoked salmon but it was not bad.
Huevos Rancheros Wrap (RM17) This was tasty but the best part of the dish is the parmesan and sage potato hash. Recommended.
The Bee Big Breakfast (RM24) Despite the name, its not that big.
The food portions are actually quite good. They’d feed 1 quite nicely. If you are sharing, apportion 1 order per person and you’d be good. If I recall, brunch sets come with a coffee or tea.
For dessert, The Bee serves The Last Polka ice cream, which is a bit of an indie ice cream, made and sold locally.
The ice cream texture is creamy and the flavours are unique. I enjoyed Horlicks, Guiness and Nutella. No prices because it was on the house – long story
The dish we enjoyed the most were the parmesan and sage potato hash and the fried sourdough bread. However, they are not sold separately. We did persuade them to sell us some, which they did very reluctantly but it was pricey.
We split the bill evenly and each of us paid about RM37 each (would have cost more if ice cream was factored in). For what was essentially breakfast food, I felt it to be a bit pricey as we only really had a bite of each platter.
Is The Bee at Jaya One, PJ worth visiting? It is, if you are in the area and need food but I would not make a trip on purpose as I don’t live in PJ. I have not tried the other food on the menu. I would probably not go again on a weekend because of this silly brunch only ruling. But if I’m in the area again, outside of the brunch hours, I will give it a go.
The Bee is Pork-free.
The Bee (www.thebee.com.my)
2A-G, Block K, Jaya One
No.72 Jalan Universiti, Section 13
46200 Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan
(603) 7960 2160
Monday to Thursday 10am – 12am
Friday and Saturday 10am – 1am
Sunday 10am – 4pm
Directions to The Bee