Saturday, November 8, 2014

Cat In The Box @ Empire Damansara

Proving that some cats truly do have multiple lives, Cat In The Box was reborn recently at Empire Damansara, moving more than a whisker away from its Jaya One birthplace to a new habitat that's purr-fect for patrons in pursuit of pies & piccolo lattes.

This is a beautiful cafe, brilliant for photography, with a warm, woodsy interior that's soaked in sunshine during the daytime, when the calming view of Damansara Perdana's suburban foliage through the metres-high windows is at its most impressive.

Soothingly spacious & brimming with character, with lots of corners to explore & enjoy, plus a spiral staircase that leads to a rooftop that's expected to eventually house Cat In The Box's barbecue section. Cafe owner Amber & her partners have clearly poured plenty of heart & soul into this place.

Cat In The Box backs a diverse range of locally based F&B entrepreneurs, offering the likes of a Gula Melaka nut tart (RM8.50) baked by a German expatriate who has lived in KL for several years, as well as red velvets & banana choc chip cakes crafted by the two Malaysian sisters who make up Little Tee Cakes ...

... as well as Callebaut chocolate mocha brownies crowned with the ever-lovable Fatbaby Ice Cream ...

... & Cat In The Box's own-made fresh-tasting treats, mini dessert bites (RM5 for two pieces) in flavours like peanut butter & jelly or rocky road. Savoury specialities are also available - beef pastrami sandwiches (RM15) & chicken-potato pies (RM8.50).

Don't skip Cat In The Box's signature cold brew, which takes 24 hours to prepare with East Timor beans. Smooth & enjoyable in flavour, offered either as an Americano or latte (RM12 or RM14), pairing well with lemon chai or pecan spice cookies (RM2).

Purchase a ceramic mug for RM25, & RM5 goes to Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better; who says cats & dogs don't get along?

Cat In The Box
Lot 111, First Floor, Empire Damansara, Damansara Perdana, Petaling Jaya
Open Sunday-Thursday, 11am-10pm; Friday-Saturday, 11am-1am. Tel: 03-7611-0472

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21 comments:

  1. Love the cozy n picturesque environment here...a cuppa Americano cold brew n lemon chai cookies for me please =)

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    1. Ulric: heheh, i can foresee a few more visits to Cat in the Box from time to time for chill-out sessions :)

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  2. i like the name of the restaurant, sounds unique~ can bring cat go? LOL!!

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    1. Happy walker: ya, cool name ... and am not sure it's a pet-friendly location though, heh :D

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  3. Sounds like the name of some Broadway or West End musical. Oooo...I love the mug! Hint! Hint! Wink! Wink! Muahahahahaha!!!!

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    1. Suituapui: haha, yes, Cats :) i think you have to hint harder and wink a few more times, heheh :D

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  4. This is definitely a gorgeous café with perfect photographic sceneries! There's something quite relaxing about desserts that I've never able to identify, though.

    I think I'll stick to pecan spice cookies. I can already imagine myself sniffing at the cookie and inhaling the aroma, lol! xD

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    1. Waverly: yeah, i can imagine thousands of photos being taken at this cafe by customers in the year ahead :) heheh, i didn't try to pecan cookie, but i bet it's pretty satisfying too :)

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  5. Oh I do love the decor of this place.... very nice indeed. And the sweets look worthy of a visit too.

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    1. Baby Sumo: it's a nice suburban retreat ... it does feel very different from most commercial cafes in shop-houses and malls :) and they do take the effort to source good desserts :)

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  6. I like the name lol so where's the cat now?

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    1. Ken: haha, the cat is still in the bag! :D

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  7. I am with Ken, Sean! I was looking for a cat! LOL! I love the name of this place and everything about it!!!

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    1. Linda: heheh, it's more of CAT = Coffee And Tea :D but yes, this is a good place, with or without a real-life cat :)

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  8. What lovely green views. I'd like to try that Nut Tart - looks sinful.

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    1. The Yum List: oh yes, this place takes perfect advantage of the setting :) i wonder where else we might be able to find that gula melaka nut tart :)

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  9. We were at that area last Friday, should post these two posts earlier, hehehe.

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    1. CK: haha, oops. but nvm, the next time you're around damansara perdana, bring your camera, i think you'd be able to snap some incredible photos at cat in the box :D

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  10. I adore cafe with plenty of flowers decors!

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    1. Choi Yen: ya, flowers help to spread colour and cheerfulness! :D

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