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.
Fahrenheit 88, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur.
Shaw Parade, Kuala Lumpur.