Qra Cafe is casual and not too expensive by Mont Kiara standards, but other cafes in the area will have better food.
Boosting the patio quotient at Arcoris Mont Kiara, Qra Cafe is the in-house restaurant of the boutique grocer, Qra. Having a fresh grocer right next door has its advantages. Many of the ingredients in the dishes are picked right from the shelves, especially the bread.
Ambience & Amenities
Seating is very limited at Qra Cafe. The tables on the wrap-around patio are the only options. There are some bench seats and high bar tables around the edges with a view of the Arcoris Plaza courtyard.
Qra Cafe does not have a toilet or handwashing station either. The nearest Arcoris facilities are past the doors to the right of the escalator. Head down the corridor and turn right.
The wait staff doesn’t bring any menus when you sit down. There are only a couple copies of physical menus at the ordering counter. There is a television screen above the bakery cabinet that lists all the drinks and food. The hot food is nothing extraordinary: pasta, soup, finger food and a couple of Nyonya favourites.
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There is a second “Go Go Go” menu with more sandwiches, wraps, salads and Japanese food. Everything on this menu is pre-made and meant for busy working professionals to take away quickly. Many items on both menus will be sold out if you visit after the Brunch rush. We sat down around noon, and our first three choices of sandwiches were out of stock! If I were more picky or hangry, that would have been enough for me to leave.
Water is free. There are big bottles and glasses at two service stations on the patio where diners can help themselves.
The Mushroom Rendang Wrap (RM16) and Pesto Grilled Chicken Sandwich (RM16) were two of the three sandwiches on the entire menu that were available. Neither sandwich came with any sides, but they were larger than I expected from an upscale Mont Kiara cafe.
The rendang wrap had sliced mushrooms, spinach, and the occasional crunchy cucumber. The rendang flavour is there, but the spice level is very mild. The chicken in the pesto chicken sandwich was shredded, as opposed to cut into chunks, which made for a very creamy filling. I thought the pesto flavour could have been less herby and more garlicky.
The Gianduja Croissant (RM12) was the highlight of our meal. It was a huge croissant with a generous helping of half-melted chocolate with hazelnuts. It’s impossible to eat without getting chocolate all over our faces, so we knife and forked it. The unexpected chocolate cream in the middle of the croissant was a pleasant surprise and added more chocolatey richness.
We were able to get a tasty, casual lunch for a good price, considering the area. The cabinet sandwiches we ordered were cheap and filling. I could see other tables with pasta and soup, and they looked like decently sized portions. This is not a place worth travelling to just to eat here, though. Qra Cafe is a convenient spot for residents who want a quick bite after picking up their groceries.
Price for 2 Pax: RM48.40
Mushroom Rendang Wrap: RM16.00
Pesto Grilled Chicken Sandwich: RM16.00
Gianduja Croissant: RM12.00
10% Service: RM4.40
Address: Lower Ground 5, Lot LG5-3A, Arcoris Plaza, 10, Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: Daily, 8am – 10pm
Alcohol Served: Yes (from Alco Hall)