Traditional favourites in a venue that bridges the classic & the contemporary: Coffee Box is a cosy space where residents of Taman Desa & beyond can relax over familiar meals that offer something for everyone, from Penang assam laksa to Ipoh chicken hor fun, sizzling lamb cutlets to turkey ham & cheese sandwiches, claypot fish porridge to fried tom yum meehoon.
Coffee Box's head chef David strives to channel a personal touch in these recipes, enhanced with elements like Lady's Choice Real Mayonnaise, which David credits for a subtle boost of both flavour & texture to make each preparation extra enjoyable. The cafe's signature curry laksa (RM11.50) is laced with this mayo to ensure the flavoursome broth boasts a light smoothness, while the crispy fish & chips comes with a perky coleslaw with a quality mayo base for mildly sweet, lemony notes (RM15.90).
The mayo also comes in very handy for infusing into rich, creamy sauces in fowl temptations like the elaborate chicken roulade with honey mustard sauce & a baked potato (RM19,90) & tender chicken with butter sauce & rice (RM17.90 in a value set with iced lemon tea), as well as a can't-fail dip for French fries to munch on (RM6.30).
Coffee Box performs reasonably for other cherished local staples - chef David takes pride in delivering a fairly priced fragrant nasi lemak with curry chicken & all the requisite accompaniments (RM12.90) & a hearty char kuey teow blanketed in egg & peppered with prawns & cockles (RM12.90). Coffee takes cues from kopitiam essentials, from Hainan to white coffee to kopi-o. Thanks to the team here for having us.
Lot G14 & 15, Faber Tower, Jalan Desa Bahagia, Taman Desa, Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 03-7971-6667
Branches also found at: No. 24, Jalan 5/89A, Off Jalan Sekilu, Cheras, & 30, Jalan Prima SG2, Prima Sri Gombak.