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Cat In The Box, Empire Damansara

Cat In The Box, Empire Damansara

I first found out about Cat In The Box in Empire Damansara when some Instagram photos popped up on my newsfeed. The place looked extremely photogenic – perfect setup for coffee, conversation and more. But it’s far away from where I live and work…making it a “so happen to be there” spot when I run errands nearby.


Cosy spot


Cake and coffee counter

Like the name suggests, this place is a lot about cats – little feline knick knacks to liven up the atmosphere. As excited as I was about the ambiance, I wished I was just as about the coffee. On a weekday afternoon, service was a tad slow and despite just a few customers present, it took us more than 15 minutes before our coffee and food arrived.


Wood elements are aplenty


Love the decor


Flat White

My flat white was alright; nothing particularly memorable but it was a solid cup of coffee. I would have preferred it to be stronger/bolder, but I reckon it was due to a milder blend used. I didn’t care much for the beef pastrami sandwich with wholegrain toast, cheese, fresh veggies and wholegrain mustard, but it does make a decent light lunch for people on the go.


Black Coffee


Beef Pastrami sandwich with wholegrain toast, cheese, fresh veggies and wholegrain mustard.


Nothing to shout about


Chocolate banana cake


Dense and moist but it didn’t knock my socks off

I also ordered a chocolate banana cake and this took a record time of 30 minutes before I reminded the guy about my order. This turned out disappointing. While the cake had a good amount of nuts, it didn’t quite rock my boat. And the slice could have been bigger for the pricetag it came with.


Coffee session

Overall, I thought the coffee was alright but service needs picking up. I do love the decor so I wouldn’t mind returning if I happen to be around the area.



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Ambiance: 7/10
Price: 6/10
Food: 5/10 (pork free)
Verdict: If you happen to be around the area, give this a try.


Cat In The Box

Cat In The Box
Lot 111 Heritage Lane,
Empire Damansara,
Jalan PJU 8/8,
Damansara Perdana,
Petaling Jaya.
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