Food Review 2022 -Common Man Coffee Roasters (TTDI), Kuala Lumpur

Common Man Coffee Roasters (CMCR), the specialty coffee roaster, academy and cafe which originates from Singapore, launched its all-new menu that features a fresh selection of artfully crafted comfort fare, elevated and redefined….

The menu consists of all-day breakfast plates, brunch favourites and an array of salads, sandwiches and mains with a signature Common Man twist, perfectly complemented by CMCR’s curated coffee program.

With three outlets in Singapore and one in Kuala Lumpur, café enthusiasts can expect the established brand’s trusted stamp on quality specialty coffee, sumptuous all-day brunch fare with an elevated twist and a relaxed vibe that encourages lingering a little longer over your cup of joe.

CMCR is all about great coffee and food. So CMCR is always on the lookout for new creations to appeal to the tastebuds of Malaysians, ensuring the best ingredients to create flavours that will leave consumers craving for more.

The latest menu reveals three new additions, Common Man Caesar [RM33], Umami Mushroom Avocado Toast [RM 32], and Smashed Burger [RM45].

First up, the Common Man Caesar, which takes a spin on the classic Caesar salad. Crisp baby Romaine lettuce is given an added flavour with charred Brussels sprouts. Next, homemade Caesar dressing is jazzed up with aged parmesan cheese for a rich, creamy taste. The silky stracciatella cheese, grilled chicken breast, sourdough crumbs add texture and plenty of flavour, to complete the meal that is perfect for a light bite, with a subtle hint of heat from the sprinkled chili flakes.

The Umami Mushroom Avocado Toast is made from homemade toasted sourdough focaccia is piled with creamy, seasoned avocado and sauteed savory wild mushrooms in a house-made teriyaki inspired sauce. Tangy red onion pickle, young pea shoots and a herb oil made from the kitchen’s herb trimmings adds a hint of freshness to this delicious breakfast staple that is perfect for any day of the week.

For something more filling, indulge in the juicy Smashed Burger made with freshly ground beef patties that are smashed with bone marrow and cooked a la minute on the plancha until crisp on the outside and yet remaining juicy on the inside. This is then sandwiched between toasted buttery brioche buns, a beetroot barbeque sauce and all the regular fixings from cheddar cheese to onion jam and a side of herbed fries.

The menu also features staples like the ever-popular Common Man Fluffy Pancakes, Turkish Common Man Breakfast, Chili Chicken, Beef Cheek Eggs Benedict and the Common Man Full Breakfast.

The Turkish Common Man Breakfast consist of a runny NZ organic egg with a vibrant orange yolk is wrapped in a net of crispy deep fried phyllo, crumbed cubed sheep’s feta, a sweet and savoury pumpkin hummus, fresh herb salsa [parsley, dil capers] marinated cucumbers, and a drizzle or wildflower honey…..

The Common Man Full Breakfast will serve up Two Free Range Organic Eggs served with streaky beef, chicken herb sausage, herbed roma tomatoes, housemade hash browns and portobello mushrooms….served with house-made cannellini beans which has been slow cooked with tomato, and chicken ham and a slice of Wholemeal sourdough toast.

The Chilli Chicken is a piece of Grilled chicken breast marinated with chilli, lemon, garlic and herbs served with avocado salsa, crushed sweet potato, burnt lemon, harissa and a rocket salad

These menu selection perfectly pairs with CMCR’s artisanal speciality grade coffee brewed by passionate baristas, using beans roasted at the famed CMCR roastery in Singapore.

Diners can expect a curated beverage program offering a comprehensive variety of specialty coffee blends and single origins at CMCR, presented in forms of espressos and filters. This includes the brand’s well-loved CMCR Espresso house blend, and for the more adventurous, select from an ever-changing duo of specialty coffees that delve deeper into CMCR’s seasonal single origin program and signature blends.

From the selection of beans to the methods of brewing and types of apparatus used, CMCR friendly baristas are also always on hand to help, making the knowledge surrounding specialty coffee a little more accessible for everyone.

CMCR also runs CMCR Academy KL, delivering in-depth training programs to teach everyone how best to work with specialty coffee and serves as a channel for sharing knowledge and passion for the product.

For more information, visit the website. You may also book your classes on the website too. Alternatively, follow CMCR’s Facebook (@commonmanKL) and Instagram pages (@commonmancoffee_kl). Alternatively, get in touch at 03-77317095 /

Do head over to CMCR in Taman Tun Dr Ismail’s Plaza Vads to experience this all-new gastronomical delight, open daily from 8am – 5pm on weekdays and 8am – 6pm on weekends.

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