Sunday, February 17, 2013

Kaffa Espresso & Huggs Coffee

Checking out a couple of hyper-caffeinated cafes: Kaffa Espresso Bar at Damansara Uptown & Huggs Coffee at Tun Razak's Icon commercial building.

First up, Kaffa, a hideout where friends can cluster over coffee as well as sandwiches with tantalizing twists.

Can't complain about this croissant, bursting with a creamy-curried, tea-tinged egg filling.

Turkey breast, cranberry sauce, mayo, chopped walnuts & Swiss cheese, crammed into ciabatta, coupled with mouthwatering mashed potatoes & a light, crisply fresh salad. Meals seldom seem more balanced than this.

Caveat: Kaffa's coffee is rather nondescript. Latte & mocha, both OK but unmemorable.

Still, it's a cozy place that deserves to do well. The menu also offers salads, pastas, burgers & beef ribs. Wish there were wine too.

Next up: Huggs Coffee, an offshoot of a Singaporean business.

Sandwiches flood the food menu here too, from foccacia filled with Cajun-spiced chicken ...

... to ciabatta with honey-baked ham & cheese, adequate for the breakfast-&-lunch office crowd.

French chocolate & "Retro" Italian sweetened coffee. Perfectly drinkable.



Kaffa Espresso Bar,
97, Jalan SS 21/37, Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya.
Open 8am-midnight, daily (!)
Huggs Coffee,
The Icon, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur.
Open early morning through about 6:30pm, weekdays.
Check out EAT DRINK, a new F&B website jointly run by The Expat Group (TEG) & Eat Drink KL. This website features all of our up-to-date reviews, plus exclusive weekly articles & a searchable database on restaurants in KL & Selangor: EatDrink.my

16 comments:

  1. Was at Kaffa today. Unmemorable is the word. :P

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Tng: ooh, the coffee is indeed unmemorable, though you might wanna try the sandwiches at kaffa, they're actually quite nice. Thoughtful recipes :D

      Delete
  2. Oops! One man's meat is another woman's poison... LOL!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Suituapui: one woman's coffee is another man's wine!

      Delete
  3. I love coffee, so I think Huggs sounds more interesting to me. hehe. :P

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ck: heheh, the ambiance and sandwiches at Kaffa are nice, but ya, the coffee is not as good compared to Top Brew, Artisan Roast, etc. Ooh, Huggs' location is not too far from your office, I guess. Just next to Micasa, heh =)

      Delete
  4. erm seems like not so appealing..

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Cindy: both are quite popular in their areas though; kaffa with youngsters and huggs with the office crowd :D

      Delete
  5. So, you recommend the 'retro' Italian and the egg-filled croissant, looks appetizing !!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Wong: the retro Italian coffee is slightly sweet, so it's good for customers who enjoy some sugar with their coffee, heheh. And ya, since I enjoy eggs, I appreciate the croissant filled with eggs :D

      Delete
  6. not really a big coffee drinker so I'd go for the sandwiches. What are prices like? they look tiny.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ciki: ooh, the sandwiches are about in the RM15-plus range, if I recall right. A case of disappearing receipts, so i can't check, heh =)

      Delete
  7. Huggs Coffee! Think this will be a new nice spot for me to hibernate from my office folks with coffee and sandwiches to make my day perfect.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Missyblurkit: oh yeah, the coffee at huggs is not quite as awesome as antipodean's across the road at Jln tun Razak, but it's still a calm, cheerful & comfy cafe to keep us satisfied =)

      Delete
  8. Its always worth knowing where to get a decent sandwich in this city. The turkey-cranb-mayo-nuts-cheese combo sounds like a winner.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. YouHadYourLunch: yeah, when we're on the move, or we need a quick bite to go, a sandwich might be the best bet! and why settle for a ham-&-cheese sandwich when we could have one with turkey, cranberries & nuts, rite. heheh :D

      Delete