If you are looking for a place for brunch at Damansara Heights, you should check out Yellow Brick Road Cafe. Yellow Brick Road Cafe is located at the recently rejuvenated Plaza Batai at Jalan Batai. It is behind the newly opened Ben’s Independent Grocer.
We came to know about Yellow Brick Road Cafe when we saw the news that they had just won the Best Cafe at the Time Out KL Food Awards. So we decided to check it out.
A quick check on the internet reveals that the people behind this cafe are also the founders of Red Bean Bag. This follows the success of Red Bean Bag – opened back in 2012 (if I’m not mistaken) – built on coffee, eggy dishes – typical dishes for a simple yet fulfilling brunch.
A quick glance on the Yellow Brick Road Cafe’s menu reveals a playful side of the people behind it. Dishes names like I Wanna Be Kaya!, Oatly Amuesing, Posh Fries and La Bomba seek to amuse and catch customers attention as they read through the menu. It is sort of a teaser to what is yet to come.
I do like coffees and clearly there is a market for it. The majority of the cafes that have sprung up over the last couple of years have done a lot to raise the benchmark and these days, it really is quite hard to find a truly bad coffee in town.
Cappucino @ RM11.00. Smooth and silky, slightly sourish but rich in flavor El Salvadorian coffee.
Guinness Float – Guinness mixed with Root Beer, a clever mix of the world’s best Irish dry stout with dark sweet beverage traditionally made using the root of a special kind of tree. Both are known for their creamy and foamy heads. This is just awesome.
Millionaire cake @ RM13.00. Layered chocolate and cream cake with caramel and almond crumble – though does not have the clean and neat layers is a recommended item here. The Millionaire cake may look sweet but it is not. Everything balances each other out perfectly.
Chocolate Chip Dough cake @ RM12.00 – this sponge cake could do better if more chocolate chips and chocolate melts are added to it.
The kitchen was closed when we arrived in the evening and apparently, the kitchen closes from 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Even though the kitchen was close, it doesn’t mean that the cafe is close. The cafe is still open, but there are limited things that you could order – drinks and cakes – things that do not require any cooking.
There are different blends of coffee served here and everything depends on the availability of the coffee beans. The Yellow Brick Road Cafe is a good coffee place for family and friends to hang out for brunch or for evening coffee.
Seats are limited and this place is usually packed during brunch times. Come earlier to avoid waiting for too long. Parking is available right in front of the shop. Park at your own risk if you decide to save some money and park outside of Plaza Batai.
Yellow Brick Road Cafe
8-7, Jalan Batai, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: 03-2035 5922
Business hours: Sun – Thur (9am – 5pm), Fri & Sat (9am – 10pm)
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