Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Cross-Legged @ Kota Damansara

Cute name for a cafe with a certain charm; no worries though, chairs & couches are available, so customers with less-than-flexible limbs need not remain cross-legged here.

Cross-Legged's selection is cheap & cheerful. Start with soup, preferably this one made creamy with broccoli & satisfying with shrimp. A reasonable RM10 per serving.

French Toast (RM10) with titillating twists, thanks to a beaten-egg-white fluffiness that makes this taste more like souffle than bread, served with chicken sausage, tomatoes, maple syrup & fresh lemon drops.

Salmon & veggie quiches are also offered on the not-too-wide savories menu.

House-made desserts like chocolate cookie stacks are probably the bigger attraction at this family-run cafe.

This steamed pumpkin-&-cranberry cake (RM5) is really enjoyable, served warm & fresh with a thick pumpkin puree.

Quirky but cool: An ice-blended mix of bananas & Nutella.

Our favorite icy treat for the current weather: Earl Grey orange mint jelly. Fabulous.

Aussie beans are used for Cross-Legged's coffee. Not bad, but not the highlight.

Hot chocolate with chili, fine-tuned to the perfect level of tongue-tingling spiciness to complement the beverage's creamy cocoa flavor.

We were here on a Sunday evening. It's a real oasis of calm at that time.

Cross-Legged Cafe,
1st Floor, 67-1, Jalan PJU 5/21, The Strand, Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya.
Open 12pm-2pm, 6pm-9pm Mon, Thurs, Fri; 11am-9pm Sat-Sun
From mid-July onward, open everyday except Mondays, but at varying hours. Lunch is safest, with dinner on most days except Sundays & Mondays.

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42 comments:

  1. Seems like a quaint place with pretty good food =)

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    1. Ulric: ya, it's one of those cafes that are really relaxed. And I like the little twists on the menu that make everything a little out of the ordinary. No mushroom soup or tiramisu here =)

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    2. Btw kudos for the really lovely close-up shots of the food...every one is a gem! :D

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    3. Ulric: Wah, thanks! I have to appreciate that, since it comes from someone whose photography is genuinely beautiful. Anyways, in this case, the natural light sure helped =)

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    4. No lar...still a nooby...I do love photos that utilise natural lights...take for example the French Toast n d Earl Grey Orange Mint Jelly...love d interplay between d shadows n d natural light =)

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    5. Ulric: ya, I love the basic colors for the orange mint thingy in the first place. Wish more types of food had that zesty hue, that vibrant shade (well, egg yolks sort of do) :D

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    6. Hooray for photogenic runny egg yolks! :D

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    7. Ulric: and boo for not very photogenic steaks =)

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  2. banana and nutella makes me a happy girl!

    Interesting name for the place...must be quite a chillax place that we can cross our legs and chill after a meal. Or do we cross our legs while someone whips out our meal?

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    1. Missyblurkit: heheh, banana & nutella does sound like a combo that's both nutritious and tasty :D heh, i forgot what's the reason for cross-legged's name. but yeah, can definitely chill here, the vibe is very casual! =)

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  3. Delightful, Sean! I love the ambiance! The broccoli and shrimp soup sounds great! Earl Grey orange mint jelly....mmmmm. Salmon and veggie quiches...oh, yes indeed! :)

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    1. Linda: oh yes, this is one of those cafes that keep it simple for the decor, but it's such a pleasing simplicity :D glad to hear you're enticed by so many of the dishes here! =)

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  4. yeap, it does have the western culture taste there~ looks like there is more and more this kind of shop opening~ the brocolli shrimp cream soup looks special to me~

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    1. Mr Lonely: it's a good addition to the kota damansara neighborhood =)

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  5. LOL!!! As long as it's not cross-eyed... :D The French toast does look awesome, a head above the usual.

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    1. Suituapui: heheh, 'cross-eyed' could actually be a cool name for a cafe too :D ya, the french toast is really interesting here. i didn't quite like the use of sausages for it, but i loved the texture of the bread :D

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  6. Prices seem reasonable. Broccoli soup looks especially yummy.

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    1. The Yum List: yeah, the prices here are definitely a strong point. and the broccoli has a real natural veggie feel to it :D

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  7. I think I will like this place, the price is friendly and the food look yummy too. Hmmm need to find a weekend to visit there. :)

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    1. DevilCK: heheh, ya, weekends are a good time to travel to Kota Damansara. traffic won't be so heavy, and parking will be easier! :D

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  8. wow, funky stuffs they are serving there. :)

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    1. Sibu Diva: yeah, the owner's own creations, her family's recipes :D

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  9. OOhh chocolate cookie stack looks cute! I wonder what's in between the cookies? Cream or ice-cream? Hehe

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    1. Iamthewitch: ooh, it's cream, not ice cream, but you've got a great idea! i'd love a cookie stack with ice cream sandwiched in between :D

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  10. Hot chocolate with chili.. nice burn! I wanna try this! :D

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    1. Ciki: heheh, yeah, the chili adds an extra dimension to the hot chocolate. definitely elevates it further! :D

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  11. Chocolate cookie stacks... yummers. Wish there was more quaint cafes like this nearby me.

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    1. Baby Sumo: yeah, those cookie stacks could be addictive =) yep, my neighborhood of sri petaling is kinda lacking in cafes like this too, heheh =)

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  12. I can't read this post without thinking of sharon stone.

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    1. KY: well, if that's your basic instinct, i can't criticize, haha :D

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  13. I like the look of that steamed pumpkin cake but not so sure about the nutella banana thingy, lol!

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    1. Pureglutton: heh, ya, the nutella-banana one is a bit of an acquired taste. but you're right, the steamed pumpkin cake is fabulous :D

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  14. French toast and home made desserts please.

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    1. Cquek: coming right up at cross-legged :D

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  15. LOL! Indeed cute name. Hmm...the food looks pretty simple. But steamed pumpkin-&-cranberry cake is something we don't come across often.

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    1. Melissa: heh, ya, there's a 'home kitchen' kinda feel here. the pumpkin cake seems to have a chinese influence! :D

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  16. Lovely place. Just my kind of food too :)
    The last photo kinda tells me its VERY near Burger Junkyard.

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    1. TNG: oh ya, can walk here within less than one minute from Junkyard, heheh! :D

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  17. You got me at chocolate cookie stacks! Looks like a cute new place to check out :D I've tried chocolate with chili, but nahh, for me, I just can't seem to like the pairing. ><

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    1. Chiqess: ooh, ya, i think sometimes the chili tends to overpower the chocolate, so the solution might be to find the ideal balance! :D

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  18. Their banana nutella is awesome!

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    1. Aaron: quite a refreshing dessert for hot weather, rite! :D

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