Front entrance of Metal Box
The concept of the cafe is pretty simple; they just want to serve you with real food which you can seek comfort from. But the process of preparing real (good) food can be painstaking sometimes, as all the sauces are made from scratch in the house, along with fresh ingredients prepared ala minute upon order.
Prices at other cafes around KL/PJ may go up to RM40, but here you can indulge in good food without burning a hole in the pocket. Delightfully glancing through the menu, we notice that Metal Box's brunch items are all below RM21.90!
Cappuccino @ RM9.90
Mocha @ RM11.90
We believe that the first meal of the day should begin with a good cup, and Metal Box offers a decent variety of coffee, pegged at a price ranging from RM6.90 to RM12.90 which falls within the standard price range.
Hemmingway @ RM18.90One must try the best-selling freshly-baked croissant which sandwiches two poached eggs, homemade smoked salmon, wilted baby spinach, bonito flakes and seaweed flakes. Its presentation has already won our hearts, but what about the taste? We love the subtle savoury taste of the salmon which is perfect for our liking, unlike those heavily salty types.
Metal Box Baked Egg @ RM18.90
Once again, the eggs are too good to resist. Dip the accompanying slices of French sour dough into the tummy-warming concoction and allow them melt in the mouth altogether! As Metal Box offers its brunch menu all day long, this fuss-free dish can be enjoyed at any time.
Specialty French Toast (Signature) @ RM15.90
Do you agree that almost every cafe offers typical French Toast but none of them is able to execute it so creatively like how Metal Box does? Our next dish is a sweet and savoury combination with an extra tangy punch from the fresh mixed berries coulis. The shot of Gula Melaka is a welcoming change from the usual overly sweet maple syrup.
Steak A La Minute @ RM33.90
The highlight of the dish is its yuzu kosho butter sauce, a salt-cured Japanese seasoning made of yuzu citrus peel and chilies which is commonly used in steamboat dishes in Japan. Adding this to a steak is a welcoming change as we love its complexity on the palate--- From a beautiful tang on the mouth to a pleasant peppery tinge aftertaste.
Bananatella Filo Bar @ RM15.90
We save the best for the last. Insanely addictive is an elegant and classy filo pastry served with vanilla ice cream and dots of nutella. A crisp and sweet dessert pastry, Bananatella is a stunner like no other.
Beyond the beautifully-crafted ultra thin layers, we are surprised by the fragrant and soft banana that joins together in perfect union with the kicker—Nutella almond cream. It has totally blown us away! When we least expect it, a burst of nuttiness delivers a surprising crunch that sends an instant smile to the face.
1. A good experience for real food as most ingredients are made from scratch in the kitchen but be prepared to tolerate with the long queues during weekends.
2. For such a generous portion of premium ingredients such as homebake bread, croissant and homemade canellini beans, you surely wouldn't regret.
3. Personal recommendations: Hemmingway, Baked Eggs
Metal Box Restaurant & Cafe
G-12, Ground Floor,
(same row as DPAC)
Jalan PJU 8/8
47820 Petaling Jaya,
Contact: 603-7731 9560
Tues - Fri: 10am - 4pm, 6pm - 10pm
Sat - Sun: 10am - 10pm
Closed on Mondays