Monday, October 17, 2011

Coffee In Love

KL's caffeine scene looks rosier than ever, now that this beautiful outdoor coffee bar has blossomed at a Hartamas plant nursery.

Coffee In Love's romantic charm could inspire a Shakespearean sonnet; scarcely a minute's drive from Hartamas Shopping Center, this hidden refuge enables customers to swap the urban jungle for a garden paradise.

Liquor-laced cupcakes, sweet for a summery afternoon. We love the Guinness Chocolate cupcake, endowed with a smooth bitterness that complements the confection's creaminess, & really like the Brandy Sugee one, a seldom-seen Eurasian buttery indulgence.

Teetotalers can treat themselves to Oreo & cream cheese carrot cupcakes. Rich & dense, the cake base is jam-packed with bits of cookies & carrots respectively _ much more satisfying than mere flour, flavoring & sugar.

Stop & smell the Columbian beans: espresso, as aromatic as any we've encountered.

Cappuccino, also a pleasure. Coffee In Love currently serves only simple snacks & beverages, but expect them to expand their repertoire in the months ahead.

Worried about heat & humidity? Don't be; the place is totally shaded & littered with electric fans that blend seamlessly with the rest of the quirky decor.

Opening hours seem inconvenient though: 2pm-7pm Tuesdays-Fridays & noon-7pm weekends.

Directions, definitely crucial for this cafe: drive past Hartamas Shopping Center on your left. Keep going for less than 500 meters, then take a slip road on the left into the plant nursery.

You can also come from the opposite direction, from Solaris Dutamas toward Sri Hartamas. Never fear if you miss the slip road; it's pretty easy to backtrack & try again.



Coffee In Love,
Eastern Nursery, Jalan 1/70A, Taman Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 019-382-8074 (Alison)
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22 comments:

  1. Hi Sean, this is quite an interesting place, with all the mismatched tables and chairs. But it does give the feeling of having a cuppa in a nursery though. LOL. I'm a coffee lover and would love a new place to have coffee with my girlfriends. You'd recommend this place?
    Larina

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  2. larina: truth to told, i can't really vouch for the coffee, since i'm only a casual coffee drinker. but i think this would be perfect for an afternoon out with your friends. it's cheerful, it's relatively private, it's cozy and it's gorgeous. come here after lunch sometime, order some of the cupcakes, and i suspect you'll end up staying until dinnertime :D

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  3. Definitely VERY different.

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  4. baby sumo: heheh, different in a good way, luckily! i just wish they'd remain open at night too :D

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  5. Very interesting concept and the coffee looks really intense!

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  6. Michelle: it was excellent espresso in my book! I felt like I could happily gulp down 10 of those, but I'm sure that wouldn't be advisable, heh

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  7. what a quirky & charming coffee place. Am sure the coffee tastes better here. hehe

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  8. eiling: heheh, yeah, it's a nice change, drinking coffee here instead of the usual shopping malls and commercialized outlets :D

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  9. No aircon! How did you ever survive? :-D

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  10. lemongrass: heheh, all i need is a cool breeze blowing through my lustrous locks, and i'm set :D

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  11. I love that there's this whimsical little hideout with respectable brew and I hate to sound like a pragmatic hag, but I can't help thinking, mozzie trap!!! All fixed with industrial-strength repellant, I hope?

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  12. min: no worries, pragmatism is a virtue! actually, we left before 7pm, and i didn't see or feel a single mosquito, but my friend claims to have been bitten by one! i suspect mosquitoes could be a problem at dusk, but hopefully they'll be fast asleep during lunch & tea :D

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  13. However do you end up finding all these places, mate? Incredible. But aye, looks like Devil's kinda place and mine too - good coffee amongst the greenery and the natural charm of a non-air-conditioned surrounding... Mmmm... :)

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  14. Kenny: with lotsa therapeutic coffee to nurse you back to health from whatever contagion has struck you! Yep, fresh air + fresh coffee will do the trick all the time :D

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  15. Important question. GOT FREE WIFI or not???? :P

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  16. Looks like a little junk shop i reckon. Kinda strange and warped from a different dimension... then again, I know i'll be warped without a/c!

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  17. rebecca: heheh, sorry, no wi-fi, as far as i can recall! maybe later, hopefully :D
    qwazymonkey: yeah, it's strange ... it felt cluttered but comfortable at the same time. and what's even stranger, i ended up not sweating at all! phew =)

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  18. looks cosy but a little too hot to have coffee in the heat, you think? :)

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  19. ciki: i agree! but luckily this place is really well-shaded and ventilated, with so many fans blowing! it gets artificially windy, heheh :D

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  20. There is wifi actually.

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  21. KD: cool! thanks for the info =)

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  22. Coffee In Love have moved to Publika,Dutamas..They are no longer at this little nursery.However its got a new and interesting concept matching coffee with body art.......!!Should open in April 2012.

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