Cruising into a couple of cafes that opened in the suburbs this year: Touche Pastries at PJ's Section 17 & Crave at Oasis Ara Damansara.
Touche, a reasonably welcoming hangout, operates on the now-crowded row that also houses The Gastro Project & Little Heritage House.
Warm meals here include sandwiches like a smoked duck one with cucumber & hoisin sauce, evocative of Peking Duck in flavor.
Scones, croissants, danishes & other archetypal bakery fare are available. Won't revolutionize the industry, but should satisfy the stomach.
The coffee's fair; Butter + Beans nearby is still our current cafe recommendation for Section 17, but Touche's worth a visit too.
Meanwhile, Oasis Ara Damansara's also becoming a should-visit destination; here we shine the spotlight on Crave, a spacious, couch-filled stop for lazy afternoons.
Crave's highlight seems to be the beetroot-blessed beef-&-egg burger. Not bad at all.
Cakes are supplied by Cake Tella's Eddie Tan. Love the Nutella mille crepe, soft & sumptuous.
Crave's own house-made lemon drizzle cupcake is OK, though maybe not memorable.
And of course, caffeine. Crave serves Australia's Toby's Estate coffee.
7, Jalan 17/56, Petaling Jaya.
Tel: 03-7932-1121. Mon-Sun, 8am-9pm (or so their FB page says)
Crave @ BG-03, Oasis Square, Ara Damansara, Petaling Jaya.
Tel: 03-7734-3192. Mon-Sat, 830am-630pm