Nowadays, I really treasure time with friends, especially with Dr. Jamaline! And today we decided to meet up for Sunday brunch at this rather secluded Italian restaurant MAIO located in M-suite hotel Johor Bahru.
MAIO is truly a hidden gem. We were glad that we were the only customers in the afternoon. It made us feel so exclusively important and we can have girl’s talk in complete privacy 🙂
We were waited by a very professional, approachable and outspoken staff. Which is, I must say very rare in JB. He carries himself very confidently, which made us feel that we have nothing to worry about being served good.
I was impressed by this tropical, almost primitive, greenery out of the glass window. What a good way to start a day…
Of course, with this kind of setting, it’s a bit pricey in JB’s context. A cup of cafe latte cost RM8.00 and affogato topped with Haagen-Dazs vanilla ice-cream costs RM18.00.
Maio Pizza (RM32.00) A thin crust pizza with chicken thigh and pineapple.
Grilled Salmon (RM65.00). It has a beautiful name in Italian but I totally forgot about it 😉 I like the freshness of the fish and the quality ingredients that they used to prepare the dish.
We had a great time sharing stories of our recent adventures and gossips about the others. Keke…
Eryn’s a happy girl!
And over a cup of peppermint tea, we discussed about shapes and style of stones and dreaming on the perfect princess-cut engagement ring 🙂
And oh, the delicious dessert… Tiramisu (RM18.00)!
It was really good to see her all dressed up and smile when talking about her new posting.
This place it is behind of M-Suites Hotel:
M Suites Hotel
16 Jalan Skudai, Straits View
80200 Johor Bahru
Operation hours :
11.00am – 2.30pm
6.30pm – 11.00pm
Closed every Tuesday
Turn in after the first entrance and there will be a road leads you directly to MAIO. Carpark is free and click here for detail direction.