Thursday, May 2, 2013

ARTside Gallery & Cafe @ St Mary Residences

Contemplate paintings & pastries at the newest entry to St Mary Residences' increasingly popular F&B floor.

ARTside doubles as both gallery & eatery; to be sure, the work on these walls will weigh very heavily on the wallet, so most customers might instead be lured by this venue's light, wholesome meals, to be savored in the embrace of natural sunlight.

Won't go wrong with a mushroom quiche (RM9.50+), warm & moist.

Vegetarian popiah (RM4.50+), fat, fresh & flavorsome. Choose either a chili-free rendition or a fiery one with a fine kick.

Cakes abound, of course, everything from creamy-nutty chocolate ones to Boston cheesecakes, lemon butter cakes & carrot cakes.

Caffe latte (RM9+), featuring what the cafe calls the "finest coffee beans from the highlands."

Other highlights include ciabatta filled with roasted veggies, salads of stick veggies with hummus & croissants with preserves; the menu's mostly meatless, but chicken & salmon sandwiches are also available.

ARTside opens 730am-7pm, Mondays through Fridays, & 9am-3pm Saturdays.

Entries on other attractions at St Mary: Sushi Hinata (March 19 & April 4) & Delicious (April 14).

Artside Gallery Cafe,
A-0-6, Ground Floor, St Mary Place, St Mary Residences,
Jalan Tengah, Kuala Lumpur. Behind The Weld shopping mall.

30 comments:

  1. Popiah, quiche n coffee...a quirky combination...hehe =)

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    1. Ulric: heh, yeah, that popiah would have partnered better with a nice cold glass of white wine :D

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  2. Am surprised with the pricing. Not sure why but I expect outlets at St Mary's Residences to be a little bit more expensive:P

    The popiah looks like a good and wholesome one. Love the colours!

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    1. Missyblurkit: oh yeah, it's a mixed bag so far at st Mary residences. The Japanese restaurant, sushi hinata, is pricey, but I guess that's cos they're catering to deeper-pocketed fans of sushi. This cafe might be more for office workers nearby looking for a light brekkie or lunch, or some residents who want something simple :D ya, the popiah here is pretty good. They also have a chicken rendang popiah on the menu, but it wasn't available on this particular morning =)

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    2. Hmmmm...chicken rendang popiah...interesting flavours there =)

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    3. Ulric: yeah, I wanted to order it but it was unavailable that morning, heh =)

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  3. Finest coffee beans from the highlands? Hmmm curious how does it taste.

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    1. Ck: ooo, low acidity, medium body, not bad :D

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  4. I'd go for the quiche. Popiah looks kinda colourful.

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    1. Suituapui: yeah, to be honest I'm usually not a big fan of quiches, but I know a lot of people are :D

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  5. Next to my office, and I shall try it out today!

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    1. Jennifer: hope you enjoy it! It's quite a convenient location =)

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  6. Hi Shawn, what a brilliant post!!! I love the ambiance and decor of this place! The mushroom quiche looks divine, as does the cafe latte!

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    1. Linda: oh yeah, the paintings on the wall and the abundance of natural light combine well together! :D

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  7. Good to know where to get a healthy, good value bite in the city, and be inspired by art at the same time! Is it open weekends too?

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    1. Youhadyourlunch: oh yeah, I'm actually not an art buff, but it was fun to check out this artwork. Unfortunately it's closed on Sundays and it's only open for the first half of the day on Saturdays =)

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  8. Lovely shot of the chocolate cake!

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    1. Bangsar Babe: thanks! i actually have problems figuring out how to take shots of chocolate cake, cos i never seem able to do it well =)

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  9. I am loving this area very much. And I can never ever say no to quiche.

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    1. Sycookies: yeah, st mary residences could become a nice cafe hangout. i don't take quiches often, but i'm glad i had the one here :D

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  10. Omg, Popiah~
    I miss 'Bangkuang'!

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    1. 十六: oh yeah, my favorite popiah is from a stall in malacca, which serves it with a lot of crunchy pork lard inside :D

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  11. Love popiah and for that price I dont mind 2 servings! another place for good popiah is gyuniku ttdi. Coffee shop renditions has been disappointing so far

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    1. Tng: oh yeah, hawker popiah might still be a bit cheaper, but I think it's worth dishing out rm4.50 for a well-prepared plate of popiah here :D

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  12. The chocolate cake looks very familiar, I wonder where I have seen it before?

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    1. Baby sumo: oooh, this might be a chocolate cake recipe that's used in more than one outlet :D

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  13. Quite amazing when ART and FOOD comes together !

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    1. Wong: yeah, although some folks might say that creating food is also like creating art :D

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  14. Didn't know that there is a St Mary Residences. I am so outdated in the KL dining scene now..

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    1. Eiling: st mary residences is quite a nice building. very calm and beautifully designed. mostly residential, but there's a retail and F&B level on the ground floor =)

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