Category: Cafe

Coffee Société @ Publika, Solaris Dutamas

It seems to me that almost every cafe in town (or maybe just Publika alone) has to be Melbourne inspired, Coffee Société included. Their menus are also so similar to each other that nowadays, ambiance comes first when choosing a place to chill over a cuppa.
I usually have little to no expectations on the food when eating at cafes because, well the food always come out ‘cafe standard’. But that does not mean the food is bad, just that you should sort of have an expectation set before you step into any kind of eating place.

Cappucino

Iced-Cappuccino

The coffee here is OK I guess, they taste exactly like how you’d expect them to be. I couldn’t really discern any significant difference like I did with espressoLab. For the ladies, you will be glad to know that there is some sort of happy hours (for coffee though) every Thursday from 6-9pm. As long as you come in a group of three or more, you get free coffee.

It seems to me that almost every cafe in town (or maybe just Publika alone) has to be Melbourne inspired, Coffee Société...

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Departure Lounge Cafe @ Solaris Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur

Many people seem to give Departure Lounge‘s (DL) breakfast a favourable review but again, I find myself on the opposite side of the fence. Coffee was the only reason why I wanted to try DL, and it should be yours too.
As for their breakfast, keep your expectations low because it was mediocre at best. In all fairness, maybe the food quality was better in their earlier days because a close friend of mine actually warned me (before I went) that their standard has dropped drastically.

Coffee

Actually Departure Lounge came highly recommended to me not long ago by a coffee enthusiast who owns his own cafe in PJ. Besides, it is also worth mentioning that DL has trained many award winning local baristas and the list includes JH Yee who previously worked at espressoLAB and now helms the Top Brew Coffee Bar.

travel-library

There is no doubt that the coffee here is fine. So DL makes a great cozy place to hang out over a cuppa with friends, or simply pick one of the many travel guidebooks and research on your next holiday destination.

Many people seem to give Departure Lounge's (DL) breakfast a favourable review but again, I find myself on the opposite...

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French Pastries @ La Chocolatine, Pantai Tengah Langkawi

Bonjour! Surprised to find a French bistro in Langkawi? So am I. La Chocolatine does not call themselves a French bakery just because they bake and sell French pastries. Patrick, the owner himself is originally from Essonne and is an experienced pastry chef who have worked more than 25 years in the Caribbean before relocating to Langkawi in 2009.

Croissants

The croissants (RM4 each) here are to die for and I am not exaggerating even one bit. Most croissants churned out by the local bakeries often taste like normal bread, and usually had to be eaten like a sandwich with various fillings in order to appeal. But the croissants here are already good on their own and could even match those I have tasted in Europe. Golden on the outside with an unmistakable buttery aroma, these delectable treats along with the other products are made with high quality imported ingredients (butter, yeast, flour, chocolate) from as far as France.

Bonjour! Surprised to find a French bistro in Langkawi? So am I. La Chocolatine does not call themselves a French bakery...

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S.Wine Café @ B.I.G, Publika Solaris Dutamas

**Warning: Non-halal post**

So I have succumbed to peer pressure and finally tried S.Wine at Publika. It is one of the more hyped restaurants in the mall because one, it is owned by BIG group – the same that also owns the highly popular Plan B, and two, the menu is full of pork dishes.

Swine-Publika

The interior is so quirky and funky blah blah blah, honestly I don’t really care. Anyway here’s a cliche photo mosaic of the restaurant because that seems to be the trend in food blogging.

Pea-and-Ham-Soup

Pea & Ham soup @ RM14 was the best tasting dish we had that night and it came totally as a pleasant surprise to all of us. However, the presentation was quite awful, not sure if the chef had a shaky hands or what, the creme fraiche was laced to look like there were tadpoles in the soup – simply unappetizing.

**Warning: Non-halal post** So I have succumbed to peer pressure and finally tried S.Wine at Publika. It is one of the m...

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