The crazily hot weather recently got me bad and I was sick (cough + sore throat) for most of last week. Because of that I had to refrain from having any coffee and my system was craving for a cuppa badly. So as soon as I got better, I went to The Bee at Publika to get a fix of caffeine.
Part of the reason that I chose The Bee was because it was suggested by a reader, who felt the coffee is nearly as good as those he had in Melbourne.
The Bee is the complete opposite of the other pretentious cafe we visited not long ago. It is spacious to seat any group of any size comfortably, still offers a wide range of coffee at believeable prices and there is a positive vibe going on in the restaurant. It makes you wanna stay and linger just a little bit longer here, perfect for gathering with friends and family.
Large Al Fresco area for those who prefer the sunny side of life. Or smokers.
There are more than just coffee and all day breakfast at The Bee. You can also find a wide range of other food like sandwiches, burgers, pies and pastas in their extensive menu. But after reading numerous discouraging feedback on the food’s quality, we decided to just stick with the desserts only. Plus, we just had our lunch at Marmalade Cafe earlier so we were too stuffed anyway.
A quick glance at the cake counter (supplied by Fatboybakes’ kitchen) and we already knew what we wanted: the Mars Bar Cheesecake and Tiramisu Cake @ RM10.50 each. Both cakes were good, but not the best we had.
As usual, I would go for the Latte while SL would be getting the Cappuccino. Hmm, I guess I just like my coffee to taste a bit more milkier.
Although I consider myself a coffee aficionado, I will leave the judging of the coffee’s body, flavor, aroma, etc to the real experts. But as far as my palate is concerned, all I can say is that the brew is noticeably sharp, feels smooth and clean without any lingering bitter aftertaste – definitely better than what your office coffee vending machine or Starbucks makes.
Handmade artisanal ice-cream and by The Last Polka is exclusively available here as well. The selection is quite interesting with Malaysianized flavors like Teh Tarik and Horlicks. Maybe I will try them next time.
All in all, it was a blissful afternoon and I have no doubt I will be back again. One thing though, The Bee is quite tricky to find due to its rather hidden location. And thanks to the mall’s confusing design, I don’t think any direction in words can be useful. But if it is of any help, just remember that The Bee is beside a ramp near the car park’s exit.The Bee (WWW, FB)
36B, Level G2, Publika, Solaris Dutamas
Jalan Dutamas 1, 50480, KL
Mon – Thurs: 9am – 12am
Fri: 9am – 1am
Sat: 10am – 1am
Sun: 10am – 10pm
Tel: 016 6736 142