Monday, January 26, 2015

Mosano Coffee @ Damansara Perdana

Another container cafe ships into the suburbs: Mosano Coffee, a distinctive new destination in Damansara Perdana.

Not necessarily the most comfortable hangout though - some of these benches & chairs weren't really built for kicking back.

Mosano's main attraction: Smorrebrod-style open sandwiches - no fewer than 15 varieties are available, each between RM6 & RM9, crowned with combos like shredded lamb confit with Japanese cucumber, sliced orange, tomato, rosemary & remoulade.

Other topping possibilities include smoked salmon with herbed cabbage, cherry tomatoes & chives, smoked duck with apple wedges, grilled calamari with avocado & alfalfa, crispy beef bacon with boiled potatoes, peach & egg with thyme, parmesan & cheddar cheese with sliced lemon, & chicken pastrami with onions.

Almost all of these come with a mayo-based sauce that works well only for some sandwiches. Instead of ordering everything initially, try one seafood option, one with meat & one vegetarian choice - if you like 'em, sample a few more. There are both hits & misses, but we appreciate how Mosano is making an interesting effort. We'd leave out the tomatoes & cucumber though.

We're kinda on the fence too about Mosano's coffee. The house blend is Guatemala-Brazil-Sulawesi; espressos cost RM6, piccolo lattes are RM8 & a hot caffe latte is RM10. Plus point: Service is encouragingly friendly.

Mosano Coffee
G-1, The Place, Jalan PJU 8/5G, Damansara Perdana, Selangor. Tel: 03-7731-5276

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23 comments:

  1. What a unique place, Sean, those first few photos....I have never seen anything like this before. Their presentations are lovely.

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    1. Linda: container cafes are steadily becoming a bit more popular, and you might start seeing more of them soon :) and yes, some of the open sandwiches do look beautiful :)

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  2. At least the sandwiches seem to be at very wallet-friendly prices :)

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    1. Contact.ewew: yeah, i think one sandwich would suffice for a reasonably light teatime snack :)

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  3. Help! Help! Get me out! I imagine myself getting trapped, locked up in that blue container. :D :D :D If it is on a busy street, I would love to sit at that long table by the glass panel...enjoying the scenery and the sandwiches, watching the birds go by. Wink! Wink!

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    1. Suituapui: heheh, hope you're not claustrophobic! :) ya, the long window is kinda nice, with a partly leafy view ... though i'll ignore your final innuendo, heh :D

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  4. Well, at least they are offering something special, not the usual cakes or sandwiches, we need more creative cafes in Penang too

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    1. Ken: it's fun to experiment creatively with open sandwiches ... the possibilities are quite limitless :)

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    1. Happy walker: ya, interesting setting :)

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  6. You didn't try the waffles Sean?

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    1. Rebecca: ooo, this visit was several weeks ago, so there wasn't a waffle menu yet then :)

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  7. So.. which were the hits.. and which were the misses?! :)

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    1. Ciki: crispy beef bacon with potatoes was a hit ... chicken pastrami with onions was a miss! :D

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  8. Yippe! Another coffee option. :-) I've seen these containers used in Singapore as decor. Rather catchy I think.

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    1. The Yum List: oh yeah, i think there'll be a mini-explosion of container outlets in kl this year too, heh :)

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  9. Curious sandwich toppers there...peach and egg???

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    1. YouHadYourLunch: it does seem a bit strange, but i guess hard-boiled eggs go with practically anything, heh :D

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  10. What I concern is the "container" equipped with air-cond? :P
    But looking at those chairs, just like what you've mentioned, not comfy at all. My daughter Sam like sofa that can let her lie down freely LOL

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    1. Choi Yen: oh yes, fully air-conditioned inside, so no problem on hot afternoons :) but ya, i think they kinda lack space inside, so they can't place too many cushions/sofas :)

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  11. Hi Sean,

    Is there any halal certs or anything? I am planning to hang out there while do my office stuffs. Thanks

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    1. Muhammad: nope, i don't think they have halal certs here, sorry :)

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  12. Hey, may I know the opening hours for this cafe?

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