The fact that it's on the first floor was a litte off-putting at first .. it means you have to walk all the way up, peer into the restaurant and if you decide you don't like it, get all embarassed and make your way down again.

Anyway, Gecko Cafe at Desa Sri Hartamas didn't disappoint. No red faces or me trying to escape down the stairs or anything. When I first went last year, the restaurant had just been opened by a South African couple. After enticing me there with their great healthy organic food, the place suddenly shut for many months before re-opening end of last year. Turns out the business had been bought over.

The menu hasn't really changed. It's still salads and sandwiches mainly.

Salads galore
Salads are huge here and really yummy. I like the Havana and Crunchy Paw-paw* ones best.

After being taken over, I feel that the quality of the sandwiches has somewhat gone downhill. The sandwiches are visually not such a work of art anymore and the taste has gotten rather bland.

I like breakfast here - you get toast and eggs and all with coffee and tea and very yummy Sunflower rye bread.

There's lizards everywhere, on almost every surface and all very cute. It's a great place for kids as there's a huge kids area with toys and also a great place to chill out with the large inviting sofas.

Gecko Cafe
No 16-1 Jalan 24/70A,
Desa Sri Hartamas
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 2300 0625

Closed on Sundays

*Paw-paw is Aussie for papaya
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