Desa Sri Hartamas has the advantage of being just a 15-minute drive away from the pulsating beat that is the Kuala Lumpur city centre, while nestled in a vibrant and upscale hub that is chock-a-block with quirky cafes, excellent restaurants, watering holes and other lifestyle amenities. As Desa Sri Hartamas is popular with the expatriate community, one would be delighted to know that it is a fantastic eating area with a host of both local and international fare to please your palate. Some notable eateries and watering holes include:
17, Jalan 26/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 03 – 6201 0090
Stroll over to BreadFruits Café, a charming eatery, for a lazy brunch of hearty favourites with healthy twists. Its menu boasts of local and organic produce, and also includes choices for vegetarians and vegans.
76, Jalan 27/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 012 – 662 5129
Head on over to Bricks & Barrels, a unique gastro bar and beer garden, where its live band and drinking atmosphere make it perfect for a casual night out.
20, Jalan 31/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 03-2858 7739
The spirit of ‘Omakase’ (I’ll leave it to you) runs Kame Sushi, as diners leave behind their inhibitions and place their trust in the chef. Sans menu, be prepared for a Japanese feast of the freshest seasonal produce, all a courtesy of Chef Mizukami’s creative culinary play of the day.
Podgy & the Banker
2, Jalan Sri Hartamas 8, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Coffee reins here at Podgy & the Banker, where caffeine is served with a kick. The spacious outlet makes for a good hang-out spot with an array of cakes, pastries and sandwiches to go with that latte.
20, Jalan 30/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 03 – 2300 1955
Synonymous with Desa Sri Hartamas, Souled Out has cemented its status as a local institution where the food and drinks menu are equally extensive and its entertainment lively. What starts out as a casual al-fresco dinner may likely end up as a great night out as its friendly staff and festival-like ambiance are positively charming.