Friday, December 21, 2012

Foodlover @ Section 17 & Kaffe Cafe @ Taman Tun

Checking out a couple of friendly neighborhood cafes that have opened in recent weeks, starting with Section 17's FoodLover.

Asian favorites from FoodLover's something-for-everyone selection include Malay nasi lemak, Chinese Yung Chow rice & Thai fried tom yam rice, all carb-heavy.

Plenty of plump prawns in the nasi lemak's sambal udang. Worth the RM10.90 cost.

Western staples include spice-sauteed spaghetti with smoked duck breast slices (RM15.90). Fowl fans can also sample aglio olio spaghetti topped with chicken chop.

Cakes are fairly pleasurable & fairly priced here too. Try the banana coffee toffee caramel one ...

... as well as this nutty tiramisu-like creation, both RM5.90 per piece.

Next up, Kaffe Cafe, situated on the same street as TTDI's Mukha hangout.

Kaffe's cakes are creamy. Choices include the ever-popular Oreo cheesecake ...

... & the now-ubiquitous red velvet cake. Not the best ever, but not bad at all.

Macarons come in fun flavors like yam & lime to complement the regular choc & vanilla ones.

Kaffe takes its beverages seriously, so it's worth sipping the green tea latte ...

... as well as the regular latte, steaming-hot for a rainy night. Kaffe Cafe opens through midnight.

Bonus sweet stop: Driving from Taman Tun to 1 Utama for Wandx Patisserie.

Mini-tarts constitute this mall kiosk's pastry pleasures, with wide varieties for these RM2.90, cream-stuffed, crispy-sheet concoctions.

Our picks include peach, peanut butter & green tea, as well as a savory chicken floss one.


Kaffe Cafe @ Taman Tun

Food Lover Cafe,
AG-5, Block A, Happy Mansion, Jalan 17/13, Section 17, Petaling Jaya.
Tel: 03-7497-3636
Kaffe Cafe,
23, Lorong Rahim Kajai 13, Taman Tun Dr Ismail.
Tel: 03-7722-2237
Wandx Patisserie,
LGK110, Lower Ground, 1 Utama.

26 comments:

  1. Ooo.. you sure are blazing a trail in my neighbourhood. Why never call :P

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    1. Ciki: heheh, i called you on the telephone ... but you were never home ... lalala :D

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  2. Those tarts are pretty!
    The color of prawn sambal look just like what my mom cooked!

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    1. Melissa: interesting tarts by wandx, with lots of different toppings. and all very light and delicate, convenient for snacking :D heheh, yeah, there's a nice homemade feel for the sambal at foodlover =)

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  3. wah those nasi lemak prawn do really looks good..
    I had been eating nasi lemak quite often now..

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    1. Simple Person: ooh, i think i only manage to have nasi lemak once every two or three months. ya, the nasi lemak here was OK, could have been a bit more moist and aromatic, but the sambal was very nice :D

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  4. wow the green tea latte sure has a very nice bright green, i wonder if my tongue will turn green after that?

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    1. Eiling: heheh, green tea lattes seem to becoming quite popular in kl. in the past two weeks, i've been having them at cafes in bangsar and taman tun =)

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  5. smoked duck breast? sign me up!

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    1. KY: don't duck the duck, that's my motto! :D

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  6. I love Food Lover Cafe already! Sounds like the perfect neighbourhood cafe with great food and reasonable prices without the fuss. Drools at duck pasta! :)

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    1. Iamthewitch: yeah, definitely very fuss-free, very casual and ideal for days when we just want a decent meal without having to dress up, plan a lot or spend a lot, heheh. and anytime there's duck pasta on the menu, i order it, heh :D

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  7. Those mini-tarts are so cute! I want to try the peanut butter and chicken floss one. :D

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    1. CK: heheh, the next time you visit 1 utama, you can go get them, ya =)

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  8. Wah the cakes at Foodlover so cheap... hehe, I think it's rare to see cakes priced at that low price nowawadays.

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    1. Baby Sumo: true, true, most other places might charge at least RM8-RM10 for those slices. nice to see a place that keeps its prices as fair as possible (and the cakes were still totally fresh and enjoyable) :D

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  9. Mini tarts are a good idea...we can eat more varieties!

    The nasi lemak looks good. Am quite tempted to change my appointment to PJ so I can have it for my dinner.

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    1. Missyblurkit: oh yeah, it's easy to wallop four or five of those tarts for a tea time treat, I think :D heheh, it's a rainy evening now in kl. I'm feeling the urge for something hot and piping ... But maybe bak kut teh instead of Nasi lemak :D

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  10. Foodlover stuffs are so nicely priced! Wonder how come i didnt see it when i went to Butter & Beans?
    I alws walk past wandx, but never tempted to try :P
    And Kaffe Cafe. again another one nearby my home! :)

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    1. Tng: oh yeah, the happy Mansion area in section 17 is becoming quite interesting for cafes :D heh, Wandx has been my wish-list; managed to visit it while a friend was buying some fro-yo at moo cow across the corridor ... And ya, there's always something nice to check out every few weeks in taman tun =)

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    1. You and Me: nice to hear that :D

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  12. Smoked Duck, to be honest I have not tasted, I sense it must be good ! One day must head to this place !

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    1. Section 17 is Happy Garde, right?

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    2. Wong: smoked duck is good, it's juicy and salty :D

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    3. Wong: oh, sect 17 is the area in front of jaya one ... Along Jalan universiti, heading toward ss2 =)

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