Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Coffee 5 Cups @ Plaza Damas 3, Sri Hartamas

Coffee & cakes with a view: Coffee 5 Cups is the latest entry to Plaza Damas 3, blessed with an unparalleled vantage point for surveying the national palace.

More importantly, this cafe is operated with integrity by people who are passionately involved in social activism. Their coffee's freshly brewed with hand-picked organic Balinese beans, ensuring fair trade that benefits the coffee farming communities.

Full meals will be served post-elections, starting May 11. Expect everything from open-face sandwiches to sushi & noodles (one of the owners hails from Hokkaido).

For now, house-made cakes like sour cream cinnamon ones (RM6.50) are a true treat here.

Pumpkin syrup cake, moist & lightly sweet, beautiful with a scoop of ice cream.

Coffee's reasonably robust; cold caffe latte (RM9.50) hits the spot on a hot afternoon.

Plunger coffee, French press coffee, cafetiere coffee. What's in a name; that which we call coffee by any other name would taste as tantalizing.

Roasted barley tea, or "mugicha" in Japanese, is one cooling, caffeine-free choice here.

Translated from an Arabic poem (really!): O Coffee! Thou dost dispel all cares, thou art the object of desire to the scholar, this is the beverage of the friends of God.

And a Turkish proverb: Coffee should be as black as hell, as strong as death & as sweet as love.

Coffee 5 Cups' current business hours are 11am-6pm, but probably not on Sundays; operations will be extended through dinnertime & confirmed later. 

Coffee 5 Cups is in the same building as the Top Brew Coffee & Brew Culture cafes.


Coffee 5 Cups,
Plaza Damas 3, Jalan Sri Hartamas 1, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-6206-5451

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34 comments:

  1. Yay! Cold caffe latte for now...paired with sushi n hopefully cold noodles...awesome! :D

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    1. Ulric: ya, sounds like the perfect cooling-refreshing lunch for our hot-humid afternoons (before the rain pours) :D

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  2. I am a sucker for mugicha and will order it most days when I see it. I reckon if I do visit this place, I will order a coffee...and end with mugicha:D

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    1. Missyblurkit: sounds like a great idea. yeah, just relaxing here and sipping mugicha sounds like a good way to spend a weekend afternoon :D

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  3. Wow, what an unexpected view! I want to come have coffee just to have a sticky beak at the palace.

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    1. The Yum List: sticky beak! it's been ages since i heard that phrase! thanks for reminding me of it and making me smile =)

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  4. 5 cups!!! Goodness!!! Would be jittery and end up with palpitations! Muahahahaha!!!! I'm a coffee person - would love to try... One thing I can say for sure, KL's kopitiam coffee sucks bigtime!!! Very black, very sweet, no coffee fragrance, horrible!

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    1. Suituapui: heheh, apparently 5 cups of coffee is a recommended amount by some studies for helping to alleviate high blood pressure :D oooh, i haven't really explored the kopitiam coffees, but i will definitely take your word for it! =)

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  5. Wow, another cafe in Plaza Damas 3! Will go and try their coffee. :)

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    1. CK: oh yeah, plaza damas 3 is now a good place to hop around for coffee! and all the cafes in this building are quite different from each other, and every one of them has their own unique points, heheh :D

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  6. I just love the bright wall where the menu is! Beautiful colours, very bright and pleasant. The coffee and cakes look very good, and the views are wonderful! Another exciting post, Sean! Thank you so much for sharing.

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    1. Linda: that's really true, this is a very cheerful cafe with lots of positive energy and friendly vibes! glad you enjoyed reading this post :D

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    1. Mr Lonely: yeah, not many cafes in KL have a view of the palace, heheh :D

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  8. This place has nice view! It would be nice to sit there while having a cuppa coffee and enjoy viewing the scenery on a cloudy day. Pumpkin syrup cake with a scoop of ice cream looks nice.

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    1. Melissa: ya, when we arrived here, it was sunny, but after nearly an hour, it started to rain, heheh :D and yeah, the cakes here taste fresh and homemade and not too sweet :D

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  9. I like the view too, very different from the KL city view.

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    1. Baby sumo: ya, it's very soothing, very suburban and green :D

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  10. good! another cafe to explore

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  11. Yikes loving the view! But not so much on the tax payer money for such a big palace :P... will make a trip down after May 11 to try their lunch menu. Hope the coffee is good too.

    Mich

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    1. Peonies: oh yeah, after may 11, they'll also be open for dinner. hope you'll enjoy everything from the view to the food and drinks =)

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  12. LOVE that magnificent view....!!!!!!!!!! I look forward to their dinner. Would be a lovely sight !

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    1. Sycookies: yeah, I'm curious to see how the palace is lit up at nighttime. It's a nice perspective of what the hartamas/Jalan duta area looks like from this angle! :D

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    1. Tng: not 100 percent sure, but should have, I figure, heheh :D

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    2. Mei Chern: thank you very much for confirming! :D

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  14. 5 Cups of Coffee, talk about the mind wants it but the body really can't take it no more ... at my age !

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    1. Wong: heh, i think 2 cups is enough for many of us, ya :D

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  15. I'll pay a visit when there is more choices of food available :)

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    1. Choi Yen: oh ya, i think they've started serving some salmon sandwiches already :D

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  16. i visited coffee 5 cups this afternoon, like their service. ^^

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    1. 女飞侠: good to hear you liked their service =)

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