Friday, April 19, 2013

That Latte Place @ Persiaran Ritchie, Ampang

Come rain or shine, six days a week, coffee lovers hoping to hide from the big bad world can come to That Latte Place for cake & caffeine, not much more than a 10-minute drive from KLCC.
May 2014 Update: That Latte Place has moved out of this venue, which is now occupied by new ownership under the name Green Tomato Cafe.

If this location at Persiaran Ritchie looks familiar, that's because this was the first home for Artisan Roast Coffee, back before KL's current coffee boom. Entry on Artisan Roast at Ampang: March 2011 (only two years ago, but much has changed since).

Let's start with some food: That Latte Place serves marvelous, meatless Eggs Benedict, with practically perfect poached eggs & house-made Hollandaise sauce. Omelets, pancakes & more are also available, 8am-5pm, Tuesday through Sunday.

Sweet treats include the likes of an orange cake with vanilla buttercream frosting that borders a bit on blandness.

A better bet: The carrot walnut cake, determinedly dense but not at all depressingly dry.

How about the eponymous latte? Definitely decent, leaning toward light instead of full-bodied.

An affogato we can't refuse: That Latte Place is alfresco, so this combo with chocolate flakes makes for a cooling balm.

Good things for those who wait: That Latte Place is run by the one-man-show of Mark Chong, who handles everything from taking orders to preparing the food & beverages; he works fairly fast, but remember to be patient & kind nevertheless.

That Latte Place is at Yayasan Seni off Jalan Ampang, across the road from Gleneagles.


That Latte Place,
Yayasan Seni Berdaftar, 333, Persiaran Ritchie,
Off Jalan Ampang Hilir, Kuala Lumpur.

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38 comments:

  1. Love the spaciousness and airiness of tis place...I wonder if there's a triple House Egg Ben...and I promise I won't bark at Mark!...hehe =)

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    1. Ulric: oh yeah, it'd be especially nice on a cloudy or drizzly day, i think, even though on a regular day, it can feel breezy enough =) heh, you could definitely try asking for a triple egg special, and if you're not barking at mark, he probably won't bite your head off either :D

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    2. Any ideas on their op hours?

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    3. 8am-5pm, Tuesday through Sunday

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  2. Hi Sean, this sounds like my kind of place! I love the name of the place, firstly. Their menu signs are attractive and well presented. Everything here looks just wonderful. I love poached eggs, the light latte looks divine! The orange cake with vanilla buttercream frosting sounds amazing! Your posts keep getting better and better! Thank you so much for sharing. It is thanks to you that I have started to enjoy good and healthy food once again. For a while I was not eating much.

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    1. Linda: I'm truly glad you're enjoying an appetite for good and healthy food currently! And thank you so much for sharing that. I hope the food on your table will continually bring you much nourishment and joy =) and I agree with everything you said about That Latte Place too. We don't have many outdoor cafes like this here. It's nice to be able to savor a freshly made brunch, fresh cakes and fresh coffee amid this leafy surroundings :D

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  3. Hope this spot does well. It's such a lovely location.

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    1. The Yum List: it's a sanctuary indeed, so close to the city center! =)

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  4. Yay for new coffee place!
    Wow! One man to cook and make coffee? Hmmmm can't go during peak hour or when we are hungry. :P

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    1. CK: heheh, ya, if i have to cook the eggs and make the coffee by myself, i will be very stressed out! i don't think i can do this successfully! but ya, maybe try to go in the morning, before lunchtime =)

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  5. Gosh!!! The Egg Benedict looks absolutely perfect...

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    1. Suituapui: oh yeah, the eggs were a very pleasant surprise indeed!

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  6. Egg Benedict looks attractive! The prices are quite reasonable for a location in KL city.

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    1. Melissa: true, i think it's a reasonable place to indulge in a light brunch or lunch or for teatime :D

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  7. i am so excited to see this....until i found out, they are closed on Monday. Arrrgggggg!!!

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    1. 女飞侠: oops! maybe you can try to come here on a weekend or on tuesday :D

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  8. What a darling little place! It looks like it should be on some remote island somewhere... good prices. Any sign of decaff coffee?

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    1. YouHadYourLunch: oh yeah, it's quite ideal for those occasions when we feel like running away from the world and just finding a refuge where we can rest and enjoy some good good =) no decaf here though, unfortunately!

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  9. Its amazing how you find such quaint little places! Love such coffee places to be away from the noisy crowd at most coffee spots down town.

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    1. Missyblurkit: ooo, i definitely agree with you! it'll be nice to see more cafes open in unexpected locations, offering us a calm retreat from the bustle of the city! :D

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  10. Reading this lovely post of yours makes me homesick! That Latte Place is my favourite coffee haunt when I'm back in kl. This charming little place is amazing on a drizzly, breezy afternoon.

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    1. Eliza: a drizzly, breezy afternoon really would be perfect for visiting That Latte Place! i hope you manage to find your way here soon :D

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  11. It will be a good destination for me on Friday afternoon as my Friday classes are usually hald day. It is in my diary now, thanks !

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    1. Wong: hope you enjoy this place! i do like it because it offers us something very different from the usual shopping mall cafes =)

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  12. What a rustic location. Perfect Eggs Ben?.. wow.

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    1. Baby Sumo: oh yeah, this place makes good use of the greenery in ampang =) and ya, i wasn't expecting very much from the eggs benedict, but i was impressed! :D

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  13. Nice place for a cuppa. But being 'allergy to heat', it would be perfect if there's air conditioning room. Hehe.

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    1. Chong: i totally empathize with you! i'm usually phobic about the heat and humidity too, but i think it's worth spending an hour here at this outdoor cafe on a day when the weather feels comfortable :D

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  14. Nice place!! Wanna go n.time :)

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    1. Hope u get the chance to check it out soon ya =)

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  15. my ex gf's sister's husband run this place, I need to go there!

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    1. KY: ooo, that's an interesting connection! that almost kinda means this could have potentially been your sister-in-law's husband's cafe (in another life!) :D

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    2. correction, ex gf's sister's bf run this place. :X

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    3. Ky: oh okie, can be husband in a few years' time! =)

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  16. It has now became green tomato cafe. Food is more creative and coffee is nicer. Come and testify yourself ;) more artist exhibition is coming up this august!

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  17. Hi ! I am the PR of this restaurant and now we change name to green tomato cafe ! this is our facebook page link : https://www.facebook.com/greentomatocafe.com.my?ref=ts&fref=ts .
    Would you like to come again to try our food ? if you are interest , pls contact us : 01136322687 Mrs. Lam
    Thank you very much !

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