Yellow Brick Road is a trendy place in the Damansara Heights area of KL. Fiancée tells me the space it occupies used to be filled with traditional kopitiam and hawkers, but they redeveloped it a few years back to put in a posh supermarket and upmarket eateries.
YBR is a nice place, with lots of different areas to sit in – or there would be if it weren’t so popular. It serves a wide range of western (ish) dishes, many with humorous (ish) names, brought to you by a large and effective staff.
Fiancée went for the big breakfast, which was impressively sized, and served in a frying pan. This came with toast, eggs, chicken or beef sausages, turkey or beef ham/bacon, beans, cherry tomatoes, hash brown, sweet potato and 3 types of mushrooms. She went for turkey ham which was standard, and chicken sausage which was not – being more like a British sausage in texture, and quite spicy.
My veggie breakfast was similar but the meat was swapped for an extra hash brown, 2 chunks of sweet potato and more mushroom. The beans weren’t your normal Heinz, being about 5 types of bean cooked in a nice oniony tomato sauce… exactly what I like and fiancée hates! Sweet potato and hash browns were all very well cooked, as were the poached eggs.
I had an iced mocha, which was tasty but small. We couldn’t work out why they didn’t add more ice to make it look more full!
Her mixed berry lemonade was a quite sharp lemon soda with berries blended in. My first sip sucked up about 90% pips, but after I remembered gravity it was nice.
YBR does very good food, in a nice environment, with friendly and helpful staff. The only reason I don’t feel able to give full marks is the cost. Breakfast and drinks for 2 was more than RM100, which I think makes it the second most expensive meal I have ever had in Malaysia (across around 3 years). However if you don’t mind spending a lot, it’s certainly a good place to dine.
Address: 7 Jalan Batai, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur