Saturday, March 31, 2012

O'Coffee Club & Typica

Revving up our caffeine intake: first, a stop at O'Coffee Club outside Fahrenheit 88.

Come for the coffee, stay for the food: this Singapore-born business serves satisfying fare like fried potato skins, generously topped with guacamole, nacho cheese melt & Neapolitan sauce.

Hot stuff: skewered chicken, fleshy & juicy, glazed with chili & served with fruit compote. Nothing beats real satay, but this makes an excellent attempt at it.

Jamaican Blue Mountain (pricey at RM28) & Ethiopian Yirgacheffe (RM14). Truth be told, we can't tell the difference between these two.

Iced coffee, prepared the cold-drip way, & ice cream cappuccino.

Iced Earl Grey. Tea with vanilla ice cream _ excellent.

Next up, Typica: coffee-lovers wax lyrical about the charms of this humble but welcoming place, which bursts with pride & passion for its caffeinated concoctions.

Each beverage is painstakingly brewed; we're still confused about the preparation methods (siphon, filter, ice-drip, etc), but it's all fun to watch & fine to sip.

Malaysian specialty coffee: Chamek Liberica Peaberry, offering silky-smooth slurps.

Love your Irish coffee? Surprisingly, Typica has liquor-laced beverages _ a limited selection, but much appreciated anyway.

Dessert coffees are also available. This one feels like an affogato with a twist.

Cheesecakes are offered to pair with the coffee. There's a sweeping range of flavors from black sesame to sweet potato, though not everything is available all the time.





O'Coffee Club,
Fahrenheit 88, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur.

Typica Cafe,
Shaw Parade, Kuala Lumpur.
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28 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing! Please, a cup of coffee! :)

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    1. 追食富迪: thanks for reading! hope you get a good cup of coffee this weekend =)

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  2. Ooh yum! Two new places I now want to try. Thanks Sean! :-)

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    1. The Yum List: of these two, typica is the one that coffee lovers seem to appreciate best! :D

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  3. Shaw Parade? been ages since I've been there. Now with Typica I think I have a reason to explore this place:D Love the look of the coffees...greater motivation to visit:D

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    1. Missyblurkit: oh yeah, the last time i was at shaw parade before this was in 2003, when i went to a legal office there! but ya, typica now seems to be the best thing about shaw parade :D

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  4. Eh why does everything need to flow from SG to Malaysia, don't we have anything that's worth "flowing" into SG? o_O

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    1. Timing: heh, i can think of one, offhand. the tamarind springs group of thai-indochinese restaurants in KL has opened a Tamarind Hill in singapore :D

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  5. Typica is such a cute little places, the coffee there are not cheap though.

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    1. Smitten By Food: yeah, you're right, the coffee here can be pricier than wine! :D

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  6. Hehe you should walk next door to Al-Amar Express (F88) and have cocktails! ;)

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    1. Baby Sumo: great idea! especially since al-amar express stays open till really late! :D

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  7. the iced earl grey looks tempting!

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    1. Michelle: it works as dessert! :D

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  8. Oh Typica, our favourite cafe, but need to wait few more days before I can taste the coffee again....

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    1. CK; heheh, luckily it's a few days, and not a few weeks!!! :D

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  9. Do note that Typica Café will be closed until 5th April as the team is in Sumatra to explore the coffee plantations there and to bring back some great beans hopefully! :)

    Devil and I are having Typica withdrawal this weekend...

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    1. Kenny: ooo, how exotic! It shows that they're really passionate about their trade, eh, that they're willing and eager to travel personally to distant shores to seek the best beans! :D

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  10. I ordered the potato skins from O-Coffee club the other day too! but for some reason mine looked more... hmm.. liquidy? hehe And i could tell the diff between the coffees either!

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    1. Vien: oh yikes, that could be a distressing sign that consistency here might be a problem. As for the coffee, I guess we'd need to be drinking with an expert, someone who can help us discern the elements of what we're drinking :D

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  11. I need to go out after this to hunt for something to eat, getting hungry looking at your food pictures.

    the iced earl grey looks tempting!

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    1. Edi: hope you find something delicious =)

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  12. It's been a while since I visited Typica...gotta fulfil my desire for their awesome blends n black sesame cheesecake soon =)

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    1. Ulric: creamy-gooey cheesecakes! i like :D

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  13. I'm sold on this Typica place. Kept on reading and hearing about this cool coffee place in Pudu, yet it takes considerable effort to drag myself to the heart of KL.
    Maybe on a Sunday for brunch or tea this week.

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    1. J2Kfm: you're right, it's an area that most of us should only visit on weekends! i shudder to think what traffic is like here on a weeknight =)

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  14. I've tried the one in Pudu and now I can try their new outlet!

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    1. Eiling: oh, this is still in pudu! shaw parade. same one, i think! =)

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