Closer Kitchen & Espresso Bar @ Mutiara Damansara

September 7, 2015

Closer tries to go the distance to be distinctive with a sun-drenched, plant-adorned setting to complement its amiable offerings.

The cafe puts its own spin on brunch fare, inserting an unexpected ingredient or two into every recipe. Baked eggs emerge in a sizzling pan, bolstered by meatballs & a slice of roasted pumpkin (RM15), while scrambled eggs seem to borrow inspiration from Dr Seuss, mixed with pesto sauce for striking shades of Sam-I-Am & paired with foil-baked portobello mushroom (RM18).

 Closer's sandwiches & pie are also unconventional, courtesy of their fillings - meat & fruits (pulled duck & lychee or pulled beef brisket & peach) for the former (RM18) & salmon-stuffed with melted cheese & spinach for the latter (RM18). Textures could be tweaked - the sandwich proved too sloppy to handle & the pie pastry seemed underdone - but we like the prices.

Closer serves one of the Klang Valley's most satisfying chai lattes (RM13; Melbourne Prana Chai). Coffee's thoughtfully chosen & executed, while for hot-weather relief, the Winter Citrus Yuzu chilled soda (RM10) tastes like its name suggests.

Closer Kitchen & Espresso Bar
G-02, Menara TSR, 12 Jalan PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara, Petaling Jaya. Daily, 8am-8pm. Tel: 03-7732-4896

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