I’m not sure why it’s called The Frisky Goat Bakery Cafe when there are no goat products on the menu, but maybe there’s a funny origin story behind this place. This TTDI cafe is in a big block of restaurants five-minutes drive or ten-minute walk away from 1 Utama Mall.
Ambience & Amenities
There’s nothing special about The Frisky Goat’s vibe – it looks like a typical cafe with simple wood tables and metal chairs. There’s some seating outside, but the stench of hot sewerage was on the road. If the breeze changes direction, you might get a noseful while trying to eat. The place was nearly full of people in activewear during the weekend brunch time. Hikers from Bukit Kiara, joggers from the nearby parks, or gym rats from the local mall gyms, perhaps. It might be crowded if you stop in for breakfast, but many people cleared out after 12 o’clock.
The washrooms are at the back of the restaurant. It’s a single room behind metal saloon doors. Someone was having a bad time on the toilet, so I only used the sink outside the doors. There was soap and paper towels to dry my hands with.
Menu at The Frisky Goat
The Frisky Goat’s menu has many breakfast favourites. Pasta, chicken and fish make up the lunch and dinner time dishes. Remember to check out the pastries and cakes at the counter that aren’t on the menu. Frisky Goat also has a weekday lunch set with a drink, two courses and a discount on cake slices. Filtered water is free, but they only give you small glasses, and you have to call someone for refills.
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Take note of when certain things start and stop service because the cafe is strict about the serving time. It was 11:45 am when I tried to order a sandwich (which begins service at 12 pm), and the waiter told me I had to order something off the breakfast menu.
Food at The Frisky Goat
I had to order my second choice, the Beefy Brekkie Quesadilla (RM26.90). It isn’t a quesadilla in the traditional sense – it’s more like a mini burrito. Orange grease burst out of the tortilla once I cut into it. The pulled beef inside was tender and seasoned well. The tomato salsa on the side is more like a garlic salad – so much garlic! I couldn’t get enough of it, though. It tasted better than classic pico de gallo while adding a fresh element.
The Farmer’s Toast (RM25.90) had thick-cut bread that didn’t get soggy with all the ingredients on top of it. I couldn’t taste mustard much – the dominant flavours were the savoury sausage and sweet caramelized onions. The battered, extra-crispy sweet potato fries were addictive and didn’t need a dipping sauce. We shared a Green Apple Fresh Fruit Juice (RM11), but the apples were bland. It wasn’t enjoyable to drink.
The Frisky Goat is our new go-to cafe when we visit 1 Utama Shopping Centre. Give this place a try if you’re also sick of all the chain restaurants in the nearby malls. We enjoyed our dishes, and we regretted not getting dessert. The firm schedule of the menu is a bit annoying, but several options sound so tempting that we’ll just work around it.
Price for 2 Pax: RM74.00
Beefy Brekkie Quesadilla: RM26.90
Farmer’s Toast: RM25.90
Green Apple Juice: RM11.00
10% Service: RM6.38
6% SST: RM3.83
The Frisky Goat Bakery Cafe
Address: 72, Jalan Burhanuddin Helmi, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: 8am – 9pm Daily
Alcohol Served: No