Despite the name, Merchant's Lane is not really a lane but a delightfully warm and atmospheric cafe that provides respite from this touristy side of the city. It's filled with plenty of natural light perfect for photography (and Instagramming), friendly staff, menu is a bit different from the rest and not obscenely overpriced.
The range of premium ingredients Kilo Grill offers makes them more of an international BBQ joint. Expect to see Iberico pork, sashimi grade Argentinian sea prawns, Australian rib eye and Irish oysters on the menu. If these sound expensive, then their recently launched all you can eat BBQ buffet will be music to your ears and wallet. Priced at RM49.90 nett per pax (RM59.90 on Fri and weekends), you can enjoy unlimited servings of fresh meat and seafood and best of all, there's no time limit too.
To my knowledge, there's not a single stall or restaurant in Kepong that is able to churn out high quality wantan mee such as this - that kinda makes me sad and jealous of the people who stay around this area. If I am a resident of Happy Garden, I could really see myself frequenting Fai Kei 龙师父(辉记)港式竹升面 for breakfast and lunch.
Pork takes the center stage in The Eighth Avenue's versatile menu. It even encompasses several local and homestyle dishes from stewed pork to nasi lemak and tandoori. It's an great place to unwind too and it's only a matter of time their wine buffet and all you can drink beer promotions become the talk of the town, especially when their pricings are attractive even to a non-drinker such as myself.
Salasabaii is a newly opened Thai food stall in Taman Taynton View's 118 KK Food Court. The main chefs themselves are Thai and Mookata, Jim Jum, BBQ and salt baked tilapia are only some of their signature items. Their BBQ Salt Baked Fish is seriously good and you should drop by just for this ridiculously delicious dish alone.
Croisette Cafe at Bangsar serves wallet-friendly French dishes. Their daily set lunches are value for money too, priced at an affordable RM30 on weekdays and RM40 on weekends. Each set comes with a starter, main, dessert and cup of coffee or tea. On a clear sunny day, you get to enjoy an unobstructed view of Bangsar's surrounding and Kuala Lumpur's skyline from the poolside.