A longtime fixture in the area, Nutmeg is a popular brunch destination in Bangsar Village II. Almost as popular as their breakfast dishes are Nutmeg’s cakes. There are over a dozen different mouthwatering varieties of cakes – and tarts too! It’s hard not to stop and admire all those slices of heaven under clear plastic domes.
Ambience & Amenities
Nutmeg has a very open-concept layout. You’ll be on display for anyone passing by. A tucked-away section at the back behind a screened half-wall offers more privacy. In a not-so-subtle attempt to tempt, guests must walk past a gauntlet of Nutmeg’s cakes to get to the tables that aren’t on the patio.
There is no toilet in the restaurant. Exit Nutmeg and turn left. The nearest mall facilities are opposite the corridor next to Zara.
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Nutmeg’s menu is better suited for breakfast, brunch and lunch in my opinion, but dinner options are certainly possible. Lots of people were in the restaurant at dinnertime, including us. Keep an eye on the small print on the menu – some dishes are only available at certain times of the day. A rotating selection of cakes is near the entrance, and filtered water is free.
With a primo spot at the front of the menu, the Chicken Mushroom Pie (RM35) is one of Nutmeg’s specials. No filler here – there were tons of ingredients stuffed inside the pastry. The pie had a soft, buttery crust, and the filling was flavourful. We could make clean cuts into the pie without liquid or flakes going everywhere.
The Fried Chicken & Biscuit (RM36) sits atop a pool of milky white chicken gravy. The biscuit looked odd. At first, we thought it was just a slice of bread, but the taste and texture were undeniably that of a biscuit. The chicken had a nice, crispy crunch to it and juicy on the inside. Although the intent was to eat this like a sandwich, it was way too messy. We ended up eating it with a knife and fork.
We finished our meal with Nutmeg’s Chocolate Fudge Cheesecake (RM19.00). This decadently rich cake has a cheesecake layer between two moist cake layers. Messy, stick-to-your-face chocolate surrounds the whole thing. We ordered a Ginger Kefir (RM15) to drink, but they brought us the ginger kombucha. Even though the consistency and taste were undeniably kombucha, the staff insisted it was the kefir.
I enjoyed the food at Nutmeg, but it’s just expensive for such small portions. The service is also terrible for such a beloved cafe. There were tons of staff working in this relatively small restaurant, but getting service was surprisingly difficult. It’s like the waiters intentionally avoided looking towards our table. I think the only situation where we would return is for sweets because all of Nutmeg’s cakes looked effing delicious.
Price for 2 Pax: RM121.80
Chicken Mushroom Pie: RM35.00
Fried Chicken & Biscuit: RM36.00
Chocolate Fudge Cheesecake: RM19.00
Made In-House Ginger Kefir: RM15.00
Address: Lot UGF-28A, Bangsar Village II, 2, Jalan Telawi 1, Bangsar 59100, Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: Daily 9:30am – 10pm
Alcohol Served: No