Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Coffee Chemistry Cafe

Not a caffeine addict? No fear, CCC is still well worth visiting, thanks to its inexpensive snacks and wonderfully warm service.

Chicken-&-mushroom pie. Banish all memories of other pitiable pies with dry, stale pastry and bland, stringy meat (Delifrance, cough, cough). This made-to-order version is the exact opposite. Devastatingly delicious.

Roasted pumpkin & capsicum soup. OK, so pumpkin soup has turned into a cliche. But this creamy, deliriously aromatic broth ranks among the Klang Valley's best, packed with melt-in-the-mouth chunks of nectarous pumpkin.

Vegetarian frittata (oven-baked omelet with salsa). A luscious bargain for RM4.90 (less than what a Big Mac costs!), featuring a rich, runny egg yolk hidden within.

The cakes are OK, but unmemorable. Plus point: not too sweet.

Graffeo specialty coffees (iced mocha & roasted almond latte). The coffee chemists here seem to have found a magic formula in their laboratory, creating explosively flavorful, full-bodied beverages that might put hair on your chest.

Coffee Chemistry Cafe,
Sunway Giza, Kota Damansara.
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36 comments:

  1. OMG! that's cheap! and got WIFI!
    Ahahah.. im gonna spend more time in tis area!
    My cook book then this! yaya

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  2. gonna drop by this cafe with a bunch of friends on Sunday. I can't wait! :)

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  3. Tng: My Cookbook's menu is wider and more adventurous, but I was very pleasantly surprised by the quality of Coffee Chemistry's food. Best chicken pie, one of the best pumpkin soups ... The chef put in real effort! :D
    Henry: hope u enjoy it! I hear they've introduced a great beef burger and salmon tortilla on the menu this week =)

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  4. but hows the coffee?? it all seems to fancy to me. wheres the good old latte?

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  5. Real pumpkin soup and made-to-order pies? You got me there! :D

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  6. ...I want to try the coffee but I don't want hair sprouting out of my chest! lol.
    (The chicken pie sounds really good - definitely wanna try it soon)

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  7. LFB, mari kiter berombongan pergi. They've been there for a while haven't they? Just not faymes lah...guess not until now. :P

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  8. This sounds like a specialist coffee shop. Will a coffee revolution take place in kl where everyone will know what a ristretto is?

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  9. Excellent! Now to overcome the fear of going to Kota Damansara (jam!!).......

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  10. hey sean, really thanks for ur beautiful review and glad u enjoy the food & coffee. don't mind i share ur blog link in my facebook fanpage?

    jessica was there last night also ...

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  11. lol! bro vialentino is the MAN!!! Now that Sean approved your place (his palate can be hard to please)... I only have to find a free slot to visit the cafe!

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  12. ya man, to get sean's stamp of approval, ....!!! am already thinking of heading here for lunch tomorrow.

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  13. we can vouch that the coffee there is good!! and the foam was expertly prepared. i get really anal about foams that are over-beaten. CCC definitely have no such problems :)

    All the best Vialentino. Well done.

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  14. caroline: see u soon....

    leo: hahaha...yeah, i remember Sean now from his blog profile pic ... he came with a friend ... sure, just fb me and will arrange for u.

    fbb: sure sure....me tmrw lunch not around lah bro....weekend?

    augustdiners: thanks thanks for the compliment and wishes...appreciate ur great feedback and hope to c u another round!

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  15. joe: heheh, there's a pageful of coffees on the menu, but i'm not much of a coffee drinker, so i haven't delved too deeply...
    lfb: my only gripe: no booze sold here! i assume they'd allow us to bring our own, though i think they wouldn't encourage it...
    j: ya, we were hesitant to order the pie, since it sounds like something generic, but it was listed as the specialty on their menu, so we caved in. phew! :D
    qwazymonkey: ooh i think this one opened last week. but yeah, it's impossible to keep track of all the outlets in sunway giza, since there are just too many now! =)
    michelle: yikes! i must confess, i have heard of 'ristretto' enough times to know it's linked to coffee, but i don't actually know what it means, heheh
    lemongrass: yeah, if only the jam leading to kota damansara were less daunting (like ttdi or hartamas instead), i'd probably hang out here a lot more often! :D
    vialentino: sure, go ahead, thanks. hmmm, i didn't notice her that night, i guess we were there at different times. keep up the great work :D
    caroline: hope u like it! =)
    leo: aiya, my palate is very easy to please lah. but still, the food here exceeded my expectations. hopefully they'll expand their menu a bit further soon :D
    fbb: yikes, but it seems kinda far from bangsar to kota damansara. the drive back and forth could take an hour in average lunchtime traffic!
    augustdiners: phew, glad to hear u say that. coffee is definitely not my area of expertise, since i so rarely drink it. but we loved what we ordered here :D

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  16. You bring your own aura of booze witchu wherever you go lah, bro...

    P.S. Speaking of pumpkin soup, just had some at Grappa, Avenue K (company luncheon and January baby birthday celebration, ahem) - a tad salty for my liking. :P

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  17. sean, yeah...she was there last night...hahaha. anyway about the booze, BYO ... no corkage charge ... some customer brought own wine and liquor to dine ... :)

    coming with new menu and own recipe...WIP. c u around.

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  18. lfb: aura of booze? are u calling me sleazy :P
    p.s. ooh, i've only been to grappa once. didn't quite love it. am actually surprised that it's still around, heheh!
    vialentino: ohh ok, then it was a different night, since my visit was last week. thanks for the info on the booze. it's good to know! :D

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  19. Wow...what a nice review about the cafe. I'm very much looking forward to meeting some awesome bloggers there too this Sunday! Hopefully, we'll have a pleasant and memorable experience too~ Wee!(^_^)v

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  20. Erika: hope u guys have a good gathering! :D

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  21. Not sleazy, boozy. :P

    P.S. Well, the tenacity of some places may surprise you. Fortunately I think for next month's company luncheon, we're doing something Middle-Eastern instead. Yay!

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  22. Yup. Good coffee, pleasant company and good spicy carbonara too.
    Pumpkin soup was hearty, and everything sooo affordable. Nothing more than RM20 I remember. Not even RM15 ...

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  23. that's good. we really need more good coffee outlets in malaysia.

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  24. lfb: it's a thin line between the two :D
    p.s. but middle eastern usually means no alcohol! boooooo!
    j2kfm: ya, the prices are really impressive. i bet the vegetarian frittata would cost double at many other outlets =)
    eiling: heheh, i'm not much of a coffee drinker, yet. i'll stick to booze for my liquid needs for now :D

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  25. I should drop by tomorrow since I'll be in Sunway Giza for an assignment. Chicken pie..here I come! :D

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  26. bangsar-babe: oh yeah, that'd be a great order for lunch. light and satisfying. the vegetarian frittata takes the longest to prepare though, if i recall right...

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  27. Thanks everyone of ur support n comment. All items is made upon order. noting ready made to frezz up. Same as the Frittata n chicken pie. we have a faster way of doing our frittata n chicken pie. and the quality is much better then the 1st day. Pls do come by.
    cheers,Chef Willy

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  28. wye lok: looking forward to returning to try the burger sometime! :D

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  29. yeah.... sure. burger will be start wen our new menu comes up.will update wena new menu is out. ;)

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  30. oh i had the best chicken mushroom pie so far in CCC... The coffee might look fancy but the price you pay and the taste u get is worth every single penny! I had a good gathering with some bloggers there. Do check out the photos in their fanpage: www.facebook.com/coffeechemistrycafe

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  31. Henry: glad to hear u enjoyed it! =)

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  32. Good Post and I fell in love with the Mocha!

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  33. kian fai: thanks! yeah, it was delicious =)

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  34. i like this place much.. it not a like typical cafe.. its more like to open street cafe..

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  35. Nikel: nice to hear u liked it! ya, it's something a bit different =)

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