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The Good Batch – a wonderful brunch spot in Damansara Uptown

We’ve been on a mission to try as many new restaurants as possible instead of sticking to the few familiar ones. I must say that this newly hatched open-mindedness has found us gems that will keep eating out from devolving into a necessary and boring experience.

The most recent restaurant to have made an impression on us is called “The Good Batch”. Located in Damansara Utama, or Uptown to most of us PJ-ians, the restaurant is what I would describe as a modern gastropub – serving both booze and high quality food.

# – The Good Batch.

The interior’s modern and unpretentious with plenty of comfortable tables and seatings. I wish more new restaurants would aim for comfort than avant-garde.

# – The interior.

# – My carrot juice.

Ironically, the husband ordered a dish called “The Hangover Mess” which was a delicious beef hash packed with chopped capsicums, served with two sunny-side up eggs, a toast and hollandaise sauce.

# – The Hangover Mess.

# – The hash beneath the sunny-side ups.

It was delicious! The eggs were cooked to perfection, yolk oozing into the moist but flavourful hash. You don’t have to have a hangover to enjoy it.

As for myself, I opted for a vegetarian dish called “Portobello Road”. It’s two slices of toasts topped with breaded portobello mushrooms fried to perfection (with no trace of sogginess you sometimes get with badly done portobellos), blanched spinach, two gorgeous poached eggs and hollandaise sauce. Served together was a generous amount of refreshing rocket salad with light vinaigrette.

# – Portobello Road.

I loved it! If all vegetarian food were made this way, you can guarantee that I will be a convert. The crunchiness and smokiness of the portobellos, with the rich eggs Benedict made Portobello Road the quintessential comfort food.

# – Egg porn.

Of course we had to check out the desserts. We ordered a the unassuming banana cake but it was pretty damn mind-blowing.

# – Banana cake.

Fresh sliced bananas and chocolate ganache sandwich between two incredibly moist but light banana sponges, slathered in peanut butter frosting. Say what????

This is the creme de la creme of banana cakes!

# – Yum.

Hubs also ordered a cappuccino to go with the cake, he said it was nice.

# – Caffeine fix.

# – Obligatory I was there.

Prices are reasonable and seem fair for the quality of food. Will we come back again? You bet.

The Good Batch
53, SS21/1A,
47400 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.
Operating hours:
Closed on Monday
Tue – Thu, 11am – 12am
Fri, 11am – 1am
Sat, 10am – 1am
Sun, 10am – 11pm
Tel: 03-7733 2303
Email: thegoodbatchkl@gmail.com


8 Responses to The Good Batch – a wonderful brunch spot in Damansara Uptown

  1. David June 20, 2014 at 8:44 pm #

    Kimberly,
    The food pics made me hungry! Gareth’s The Hangover Mess could also be named the cholesterol mess. Looks so good, you know it’s bad for your arteries.

    Reminds me of corn/beef hash with eggs served over here. Your Portobello Road, aka egg porn. Also yummy.

    That obligatory photo of the lovely Kimberly, enough said, the young mother has a most beautiful smile and radiance!

    Cheers and happy weekend!

    • Kimberlycun June 22, 2014 at 12:38 am #

      Hahaha, if it’s called Cholestrol Mess may not sell so well I think! And thanks for your ever generous compliments! :)

  2. not satisfied June 20, 2014 at 10:39 pm #

    I was at the good batch some time ago after recommendations from friends but the service we had was terrible… we ordered 3 coffees and one tea… the drinks came fairly quickly but our food took an hour… which was ridiculous by any standards.. we had to keep reminding the waitress.. it would be understandable if the place was full but there was hardly anyone around… our breakfast was supposed to come with poached eggs.. the yolks was all cooked when it came… again it took a lot of hands waving to get any attention of the staff in a almost empty eatery that we just gave up having to change the eggs…I would rather choose the red bean bag any time…

    • Kimberlycun June 22, 2014 at 12:37 am #

      wow, that does sound terrible. am hoping they may have improved since your last experience as service/food was really good for us despite the fairly packed restaurant. hopefully it’s not a consistency issue, we shall find out on our next visit. i like red bean bag too :)

  3. Chee Ching June 21, 2014 at 12:26 am #

    Kim go try out Awesome Canteen! They serve Paleo meals! :D

  4. Michelle June 23, 2014 at 1:03 pm #

    I tried this place too, visually everything looks good heheh.
    Coffee was decent.
    But other than that, it is not incredibly memorable.

    By the way, you look absolutely stunning. *pregnancy glow*

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