Friday, January 2, 2015

Bmon Cafe @ Kota Damansara

Cosy & colourful, calm & casual, cheerful & charming, Kota Damansara's Bmon Cafe - spearheaded by Malaysian brothers Travis & Roy - supplies an excellent escape for the young-at-heart.

Visitors will be introduced to Bmon - a manga-style comic character created by Roy, inspired partly by the Doraemon series. The name 'Bmon' refers to a Chinese phrase that calls on people to pursue their dreams.

The story of Bmon, his girlfriend Mel & their pet elephant is showcased all across the cafe's walls, including beside the stairs that lead up to this first-floor venue. Bmon T-shirts, a cool collectable, are available for sale too.

Inside, customers can choose from multiple corners to fit their mood - we like the seats that face a painted landscape, meant to evoke the sense of sitting in a train & staring out the window. Otherwise, be spirited away by sinking into a nearby sofa or snatching a cushion at the tatami-influenced section.

Bmon's food is as fun as its setting - the signature should-try is the mighty-hearty Hippo In The Pond (RM14.90 nett). Creative comfort food, a super-chunky, steaming-hot potato croquette, crispy outside & creamy within, stuffed with everything from chicken sausage slices to crab sticks & corn, complemented by a hard-boiled egg & cheesy sauce. Limited servings everyday.

We were also pleasantly surprised by the mushroom wrap - RM12.90; served warm, well-executed with a moist, flavoursome medley of shiitake, portobello, button, golden & oyster mushrooms - as well as a peach-topped waffle that's tastily balanced with ice cream & crunchy cornflakes (the cafe plans to launch no fewer than eight waffle recipes this week). Bmon's offerings taste fresh & wholesome & seem to be prepared with heart; cakes by independent bakers are available too.

Bmon does several tempting beverages too, from the Bmon Plants (RM13; espresso with shaved dark chocolate, whipped cream & walnuts) to the gingerbread latte (RM10); beans are supplied by Johor's Coffee Nowhere. All in all, we enjoyed our time at Bmon, a place where it's easy to relax & feel at home; thanks to Travis & his warm-hearted team for hosting this lunch.

Bmon Cafe
8-1, First Floor, Jalan 5/20B, The Strand, Kota Damansara. 
Mon-Fri, 12pm-10am; Sat-Sun, 10am-12am. 10 percent discount available for students. Tel: 03-6158-9993

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19 comments:

  1. My nieces will go crazy here...lolz! =)

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    1. Ulric: heheh, ya, it'd be a pleasant hangout for young kids, teenagers and college students :)

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  2. Cosy place. Cute name - hippo in the pond! They're not talking about me, I'm sure? LOL!!!

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    1. Suituapui: haha, no, it's a place of positivity ... no personal insults, heheh :D

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  3. What a fun, colourful place, Sean! I love all the artwork...on the walls and on the food fare. :)

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    1. Linda: those cartoon characters are pretty cool! :)

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  4. The inside looks like some kids' rooms...even the menu seems kid-friendly ;)

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    1. Contact.ewew: yeah, there's a sort of childlike innocence here ... i think six-year-olds would be fans of bmon! :)

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  5. Definitely the place to go when you feel a bit down - it just makes you want to smile!

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    1. YouHadYourLunch: any place that raises a smile and spreads some cheer is good in our books :D

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  6. Hope parking is easy here! :D

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    1. Rebecca: easier during night-time and very easy on weekends :D

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  7. Been here too recently, love the ambiance, decors and the coffee art. Food also above average :)

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    1. Choi Yen: glad you enjoyed Bmon too! ya, it has a lot of good points :)

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  8. The cafe looks colourful and cute! The food sounds good too, I want to visit! :D

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    1. CK: heheh, ya, kota damansara is a bit far for you, but maybe you can try on a weekend :)

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