Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Joe's Kitchen & Barbershop @ SS15 Subang

Half-pizzeria, half-barbershop, this strange initiative spearheaded by Too Phat's Joe Flizzow is fast becoming a one-stop center for crispy crusts & crew cuts.

Business is brisk in the heart of Subang's SS15; T-shirt-clad lads stream in to secure trendy haircuts in a setting evocative of one specific Ice Cube movie, separated by a glass wall from clusters of college-age customers mulling whether to munch on the Margherita or Napoletana.

Building our own pizza, we crafted this three-meat pleasure, topped with beef pepperoni, barbecue-sauce chicken & lamb meatballs (RM25, no taxes).

Joe's Kitchen claims to make its own fresh dough & prepares each flavorsome pizza to order. Simple, straightforward & satisfactory; no complaints whatsoever.

Occupying the other end of the meat-or-no-meat spectrum: Vegetarian spaghetti aglio olio (RM18), heartily heaped with eggplant, mushrooms & tomatoes.

Joe's Kitchen roasts its own coffee beans, which explains why the espresso (RM10) & iced latte (RM12) are well worth sipping.

Both barbershop & kitchen run energetically, 11am through at least 11pm everyday.

Joe's Kitchen & Barber Shop,
18G, SS15/8B, Subang Jaya.
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42 comments:

  1. Soon, we will have manicures with macarons, pedicures with pasta, facial with foie gras ...

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    1. Footfringe: heheh, all sound exceptionally attractive! i want spa treatments with sangrias :D

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  2. Hmmm.. why do i keep getting visuals in my head of hairs sticking out from my pizza dough?

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    1. TNG: oooh, fear not! the pizza kitchen & the hair salon are well separated by a glass wall & door, and the employees on both sides are different. my pizza was definitely follicle-free, heheh :D

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  3. Sorry, I was so carried away thinking about the barbershop I forgot to look at the food you had! Won't the people getting a haircut feel like they are a zoo animal being watched? haha

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    1. Drops Of Contentment: gosh, that reminds me, i should apologize here to those guys who were having their haircuts, since i didn't ask them whether i could take photos of them. i hope they don't mind. their haircuts look good, at any rate, heheh :D

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  4. Oh, they operate a barbershop and a café together?

    That's news. I always thought that there's only a barbershop every time I pass by.

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    1. Waverly: ooh, the barbershop opened last month, a few weeks before the restaurant opened. and the barbershop's entrance is on one street, while the restaurant's entrance is on the backstreet, somewhat =)

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  5. Cool, Perhaps my next hair cut destination !

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    1. Wong: heheh, ya, I was very tempted to get a haircut here too :D

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  6. Interesting concept!

    Will pop by there real soon. The hubster needs a haircut and I need some good coffee...pizza too.

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    1. Missyblurkit: ya, somehow it has a really nice vibe that's both chilled out and vibrant at the same time =) heh, ya, sounds good, you can enjoy a couple of coffees while hubby's getting a snazzy new haircut :D

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  7. Hair cut, make their own fresh dough and roasts their own coffee beans somemore... Very 'geng'!
    Aiyo you should try the hair cut too, then post your new image here hehehe.

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    1. CK: haha, ya, this outlet is very versatile, can multitask and perform many different functions! :D heheh, I think my hair is still too short to change image. But RM20 for the haircut seems like quite a reasonable price =)

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  8. Ahhh...so only the guys go there? The pizzeria, I mean, LOL!

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    1. Pureglutton: heheh, well, the employees seem to be mostly male, but the restaurant customers do comprise a good mix of both genders :D

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  9. Interesting. Like our Payung Cafe here - Peter, the boss, still runs his hair salon business by the side and his regulars would always go to him.

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    1. Suituapui: ooh, i guess both hairdressing and food are essential businesses that will always have customers, heheh :D

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  10. Fascinating, Sean. Your posts are really good!

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    1. Linda: thanks! am genuinely glad they're interesting for you =)

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  11. Wahh....interesting place! I've heard about Too Phat's Joe Flizzow...last time quite popular.
    The food looks not bad oso...One can conveniently go for a haircut after a meal. Or vise versa ;-)

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    1. Melissa: ya, i think he's still active in the music industry, but maybe as a solo artist now =) ya, the food here is actually quite worthwhile. well-prepared pizza and pasta, especially for this price. and i do need a haircut by next week! =)

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  12. !!! this is something special. watching ppl have their haircut while eating pizza? i wish their customers are always handsome. =p

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    1. Jean: heheh, and the people having their haircuts can watch us eating our pizzas too :D oooh, i guess you could come here to check the customers out! =)

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    1. The Yum List: heheh, definitely no hair-raising experiences! :D

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  14. So did you cut your hair too? :P

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    1. Bangsar Babe: heheh, i absolutely wanted to, but there were always three or four people already waiting for a haircut ahead of me, so it would have taken a bit too long :D

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  15. Bel luogo e belle foto...

    Vito

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  16. Maybe I can ask hubby come for a haircut and I'll try out their food, hehe !

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    1. Choi Yen: heheh, great idea, both of you can get something here! :D

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  17. Need to ask.. do you like hair in your pizza? Or .. would you like that pizza with hair or w/o ? mwuahahaha

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    1. Ciki: heheh, but better to find hair in pizza than to find a fly in pasta! Though the best thing would be to find neither :D

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  18. am looking for a product that can make my facial hair go thicker and am googling and someone said that it does sell at Joe's Barber Shop. Is it true or false?

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  19. bad experience lah!

    waiter dia rude, bagi gelas hentak2 macam nak gaduh. mintak ais pun macam tak nak bagi. makanan sampai lambat. dekat sejam tunggu. mac and cheese bergenang dengan minyak. tapi bolehla mkn. dah kena byr terpaksa la telan kan. mungkin kitaorg dtg wrong time kot.

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  20. Hey guys,

    I cut my hair here often and it's been my favorite place ever since! However, since there's a lot of people coming in to get their hair done here, an appointment is required. Does ANYONE have the PHONE number for Joe's Barber Shop? I need it to make an appointment rather than to drive all the way to make an appointment. I can't find it anywhere!

    Please reply! Thanks

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  21. I just saw ur shop from zizan razak & kaka MV infiniti Cinta :)

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  22. Where is the location...

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  23. Where is the location...

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  25. IF YOU ARE NOT MALAY DONT GO TO THIS SHOP..... LOOKING AT THEIR RACIST SLUR AND THE CRESCENT WITH RAZOR BLADE LOGO BUT TRY TO IMITATE SOUTHERN CALIF LATIN STYLE...WHAT A TAIK BABI HITLER....MELAYU BABI PUIIIII

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