With both al fresco and indoor dining options, Metal Box offers a crafty menu full of delicious brunch options with a Japanese twist. The owner, Ryan Cheah, a famous former chef of The Red Beanbag, has created signature dishes like the Metal Box baked eggs, which features a poached egg from which yolk seeps into thick layers of potatoes, eggplant, beets, chicken and tomato coulis before hitting the melted gruyère cheese. For those with a sweet tooth, there’s the option of pancakes drizzled in a Guinness-infused glaze.
Bringing luxury coffee and dining experiences together, Wanderlust wanted to see high-end coffee in more than just cafés. The venue has an incredibly sleek interior with blue walls and bottles as lights dangling overhead. The restaurant’s menu is constantly changing, serving up basic dishes with a creative twist. Treat yourself to some fries of fried chicken skin covered in Sriracha aioli sauce or a Taiwanese gua bao.
10 Jalan Solaris 4, Solaris Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 6211 9688
RGB & The Bean Hive
Meat-free food is the status quo at RGB & The Bean Hive as they’ve created a healthy vegan and vegetarian menu full of dishes like an eggplant pesto, a burger made of broccoli and cheese, as well as delicious pumpkin soups, frittatas and a veggie twist on the BLT. The Bean Hive is a great place to grab a cup of the in-house roast which is renowned in the area, RBG even stands for ‘Roast, Grind, Brew’. To take in all the complex flavors, try taking the coffee black.
35 Jalan Damai, Kampung Datuk Keramat, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2181 1329
The newly renovated Ganga Café serves up a delicious and wholesome brunch with both Indian and Malaysian flavors. Try their breakfast menu, which includes a tea laced with spices, large chapattis and a local nasi lemak with a fresh fruit juice. Their brunch and dinner menu offers the banana leaf special where customers can choose their curry to come with rice, vegetables, pickles, chutneys and more, all served on a banana leaf.
19 Lorong Kurau, Taman Bukit Pantai, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2284 2119
Innovation is what comes to mind when thinking of Underground Société. The range of drinks is incredible so indulge in a mochatella, which brings together coffee and Nutella in one, coffee cubes and Nutella are blended together with a glass of warm milk. Customers can even create their own hot chocolate and have a go at making some of their own coffee art. With a revamped menu, there’s now a twist on their brunch classics, which adds more color into their food. So dig into their signature Underground muesli with yogurt or a delicious grilled slipper lobster Benedict, and if you’ve not had enough of chocolate head for the Nutella French toast.
At the health-conscious Breadfruits Café, all dishes are made with healthy spins on classic brunch options. For example, steamed cannellini beans replace the usual canned baked beans, the brunch pasta is cooked in a light carbonara sauce topped with a baked egg, mushrooms, rocket and bacon. Even the sweet options are unique as the honey spread is mixed with passion fruit, making it a thick, healthy sauce for your dessert.
Incorporating elements of Italian, Spanish, French, Moroccan and Greek cuisines, Mezze works to bring the Mediterranean to Kuala Lumpur. Their number one selling brunch dish is the croque monsieur, a classic ham and cheese sandwich, which is quite popular in France. At Mezze, the croque monsieur becomes a decadent affair as layers of bread, ham and Emmental are doused in béchamel and soaked in butter. They bring extravagance to even the basic meals, making brunch a special occasion.
132 Jalan Kasah, Medan Damansara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2095 0122
Puchong Yong Tau Fu
Yong tau fu is a typical Chinese dish made primarily of tofu that has been filled with a meat or fish paste. Today the dish has many variations including vegetables and mushrooms stuffed with meat or fish, which are then fried, creating a delicious and flavorful meal. Puchong Yong Tau Fu is one of Malaysia’s favorite places for the delicacy and is fresh at any time of the day. Just pick up a pair of tongs and they’ll fry your selection and place it into a stock so you can enjoy a soup with your vegetables.
Ming Room is one of the most established Chinese restaurants in Kuala Lumpur and offers diners a new and creative variation on typical Cantonese food. They are constantly coming up with new must-try specialties, their current one being steamed fresh water prawns with radish cake. For dim sum lovers, it’s best to come hungry as they serve up a wide range of Hong Kong dim sum in their elegant and comfortable restaurant. Once you get started, you won’t be able to stop ordering, from steamed dim sum to little fried morsels, they have it all.
285 Jalan Maarof, Bukit Bandaraya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2284 8822
S. Wine specializes in swine, which is highlighted in every dish on the menu. They serve brunch daily until 6pm so head over and try a pork dish, whether it’s a classic English fry up with pork sausages and streaky bacon, a chorizo Spanish omelette or even Mexican-flavored pulled pork. For the sweet tooth dig into some peanut butter, banana and bacon French toasts. All of their pork comes from Italy, Belgium and Spain, making their signature dishes an absolute hit.
Level UG1, Publika, 1 Jalan Dutamas 1, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 6209 1716