Sunday, March 15, 2015

The Picnic Table & Layers The Cake @ Kota Damansara

Sandwiches & layer cakes: Here's a glimpse at two Kota Damansara outlets that each specialises in its own distinctive draw, starting with The Picnic Table, a cerulean-coloured cafe spearheaded by the people behind KL's Simply Sandwiches caterers.

The Picnic Table's coolest feature might be its decor, which brings the cafe's name vividly to life, but its sandwiches prove worthwhile too, bristling with the likes of flavoursome garlic butter prawns (RM12) & grilled chicken with cheese (RM11.50).

Besides the scrumptious sandwiches, there's also a satisfactory selection of fresh-tasting cakes, washed down with well-tuned cold-pressed juices by Shoots & Co (RM10 each; we like the creamy, not-too-sweet combo of banana, milk, dates & cinnamon, though the invigorating blend of pineapple, celery, carrot & ginger comes a close second) & peanut butter lattes.

Second stop: Layers The Cake, which tackles Dutch-Indonesian 'lapis legit' cakes with a twist of contemporary flavours.

Brace yourself for flavours like Lemon Demon, Matcha High, Death By Chocolate, Plummy Prune & Almond Gone Nuts.

Customers can sample convenient plates of cake slices for sharing, each coupled with ice cream flavours like fior de latte, espresso, dark choc & caramel-almond for a very reasonable RM13.50 per serving. The cakes proudly bear the hallmarks of expertise - they're dense but tender, fragrant & gently spiced, with flavours that are pleasing & not domineeringly pronounced.

The Picnic Table by Simply Sandwiches
62A-G, Jalan PJU 5/21, The Strand, Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Tues-Fri, 830am-830pm. Sat-Sun, 9am-10pm

Layers The Cake
3 Jalan PJU 5/15, Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara, Selangor. Daily, 9am-9pm. Tel: 03-6150-3220

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22 comments:

  1. You can't beat a good sandwich for lunch.

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    1. The Yum List: or for breakfast, heheh :D

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  2. The picnic spot was fun! Next time, must try sitting on the floor with a picnic blanket ...

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    1. Footfringe: heheh, and eat out of a picnic basket if possible :D

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  3. it has been a long time that i didn't have any picnic d~

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    1. Happy walker: hope you have good memories of picnics :)

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  4. Those Indonesia layer cakes are just a marvel..and its fun to see the funky flavours!

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    1. YouHadYourLunch: yeah, we wanted to try ALL the flavours! :)

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  5. Those juices look very good, Sean!

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    1. Linda: we enjoyed the juices as much as the sandwiches! :)

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  6. I like layer cakes, just give me the original flavor will do! :D

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    1. CK: heheh, ya, there's an original "mom's recipe" layer cake sold here! :)

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  7. Nice concept.... tho the maintenance will be a headache

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    1. Ken: would be interesting to ask the owners about that! :D

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  8. Not for me. If I get down on the ground, I would need a fork lift to get me up. Lovely sandwiches though...and I love places with live music.

    The layer cakes look so...perfect!

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    1. Suituapui: oh yes, the casual live performance that night was a fun little touch, definitely aided the mood :) glad you like the layer cakes! :)

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  9. Hye sean,
    Been following your blog since I don't know when but your blog is so good lah. Keep it up!
    Btw, My friends been telling me about this place is Seksyen 9 Shah Alam called the Macaroni Food and Coffee. Should go try it out and make a review out of it maybe? The settings also nice 😁

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    1. Maliha: thanks for the kind words, much appreciated :D thanks for the info on Macaroni too ... i hadn't heard about it. it's been a very long time since i've been to shah alam, but will try to make a trip in the next few months :D

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  10. The desserts look tempting. I love the concept of this place. The food looks promising too.

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    1. Lux: glad you like the concept and the menu! yup, some worthwhile stuff here :)

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  11. Love how you have captured the outdoor life for an inside space - truly invigorating.

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  12. Wow, you have some serious talent. Those cakes looks so amazing YUMMY—YUMMY—YUMMY !!!! You should look into starting a Birthday cake company. Keep up the hard work, you have an awesome talent! 

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