Empire Damansara’s F&B outlets have been making the rounds in food and lifestyle blogs lately. It’s a charming space with exposed brick architecture, high ceilings and quirky restaurants, cafés and shops . It seems to draw from the young and creative scene in and around the area which houses sound and editing studios for the creative types. Since our last visit about a month ago, many of the previously empty spaces were now filled with new cafés and restaurants – a sure sign the area is getting more popular.
Hubby and I have explored a few of the outlets in the area. We have enjoyed our flat whites and cakes at Sevencups, Epique and the newest café/resto addition Metal Box. Sevencups is a light space perfect for some quiet work or book reading while Metal Box has a busy feeling with al fresco seating. Being able to sit outside and not looking at a mall car park is a definite bonus in KL. Metal box gets points for breakfast: the kids were bribed with the pancakes with fruit, gula melaka and sweet Guinness dressing (well, that was for mum) – a stack of 5 pancakes at 14,90 RM++ seemed like a fair deal.
Epique’s space is narrower but unique with its loft tables.
Now if you like your bread and bakery finds, there are a few that may strike your fancy in Empire Damansara. Our favorite is Pain Doré, which is easy to overlook because it’s in the Lower Ground level, below most of the restaurants and cafés. But the breads and other baked goods are exquisite and you can feel the care and attention given in the making of these delicious creations.
The familiar South Korean French-Asian chain Tous Les Jours has also hit Empire Damansara and their space – rather, spaces since they have two adjacent wonderfully-designed lots – are so inviting. Unlike the busy-ness of their Bangsar, Bukit Bintang or mall branches, this TLJ feels more “neighbourhoody” and seems to go out of its way to make you feel comfortable.
Finally, there’s the Bagel Company which we have yet to try and, by virtue of bagels as their unique selling point, we’re bound to enjoy.
Empire Damansara is also home to Damansara Performing Arts Centre.
All cafés and bread shops are all located at:
The Heritage Lane, Empire Damansara
Jalan PJU 8/8, Damansara Perdana
*Photos were all sourced from their respective Facebook pages.