Wednesday, September 18, 2013

De Coffee Room @ Cheras & Monjo Coffee @ Cyberjaya

Cruising through a couple of cafes in territories we seldom stray into: Cheras & Cyberjaya.

 First up, De' Coffee Room, a hideout that's tricky to locate, unless customers are familiar with The Challenger Sports Center in Taman Cuepacs. This is a tiny, four-table cafe, run by passion by chatty coffee enthusiast Chriss Tee, who strives to bring the best she can to her business.

 Savories here range from egg-packed pleasures to spaghetti & sandwiches.

Desserts include Nutella mille-crepes (same supplier as The Red Beanbag's), raisin scones & banana-hazelnut muffins.

For coffee, customers can order some Panama Esmeralda Geisha ...

... or packaged blends from Beans Depot, or even a non-caffeinated but entirely enjoyable lemongrass-lime beverage.

Next up, for folks working in Cyberjaya, Monjo Coffee is also worth a visit or two.

Monjo serves true all-day breakfasts; even at 7:30pm, patrons can order this brekkie burger, stuffed with poached egg, turkey ham, mushrooms, spinach & hollandaise sauce (RM14+).

Scrambled eggs with smoked salmon & creme fraiche on toast (RM16+).

Monjo sells Marou single-origin chocolate, handmade from Trinitario cocoa beans organically grown in Vietnam's Mekong Delta, boasting spicy-fruity notes.

The Vietnamese chocolate is used to make Monjo's hot chocolate.

Hazelnut caffe latte, extracted from 100 percent pure Arabica beans.

De' Coffee Room,
Lot 997, Jalan Koop Cuepacs 3F, Taman Cuepacs, Cheras.
Open Mon-Fri, 5pm-midnight, Sat-Sun, noon-midnight.

Monjo Coffee,
11, Level P5, Shaftsbury Square, Persiaran Multimedia, Cyberjaya.
Open Mon-Fri, 8am-10pm; Sat-Sun, 11am-8pm.

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35 comments:

  1. Just love those egg bread baskets! =)

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    1. Ulric: they're quite tasty here. if you're ever near cheras, it might be worth your time to visit de coffee room =)

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    2. Got eggs will drive! :D

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    3. Ulric: make sure your GPS is turned on! :D

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  2. Anything with egg, I'm sold!!!! Slurpssss!!!!! How much for that slice of mille crepe?

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    1. Suituapui: i'm all for eggs too! :D the mille-crepe was RM10 nett =)

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  3. Those little egg baskets remind me of cooking with my mum as a kid. :-)

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    1. The Yum List: ooo, that sounds like a really nice memory =)

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  4. Gosh, all these new cafes popping up! looks like quite a good standard brunch at monjo! the scramble eggs looks light and fluffy, but its a pity they use those gardenia sorta bread when a freshly baked thick cut toast would have serve better! But this is just my opinion of course! :)

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    1. AugustDiners: oooh, that's a totally valid point, something the owners could consider to make their brunch fare even better. actually you're right, i think i kinda ignored most of the sliced bread and just ate the scrambled eggs (which were pretty decent) =)

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  5. The brekkie burger sounds sooooo good, Sean!!!

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    1. Linda: oh yeah, i love brunch fare and i love burgers, so the combination of both on one plate is very much ideal! :D

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  6. Panama Esmeralda Geisha! How much per cup?
    I visited some cafes in SG during the long weekend, I guess my next post will be cafe too. :P

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    1. CK: oh, the coffee was RM50 for two cups (so it'd be RM25 for one cup, i guess) =) heheh, looking forward to read about your SG adventures!!! :D

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  7. Love those perfectly poached eggs, prices are quite wallet-friendly either, nice place :)

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    1. Ken: yeah, i think it could be a pleasant hangout, all things considered =)

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  8. Too many cafes to keep track of!

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    1. Rebecca: the list is very, very long! :D

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  9. I know where The Challenger is... that mille crepe looks good so I might make a detour there soon.

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    1. Baby Sumo: ooh, i had to use Waze to get here! and ya, if De Coffee Room is in your neighborhood, it's worth a teatime stop, i think :D

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  10. Those food pictures make me droooool~~~

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    1. Evelyn: glad you enjoyed the photos =)

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  11. Must say the mille crepe looks really good! Noted its the same supplier as RBB...

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    1. Missyblurkit: yeah, i couldn't resist ordering the nutella mille-crepe :D

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  12. aahhhh? another new cafe at Cyberjaya?
    Very nice place...& also the food!

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    1. Melissa: ya, if you do find yourself in cyberjaya sometime and you want some coffee and eggs, head to Monjo :D

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  13. Gosh those egg sandwiches are really creative! Makes me want to take a bite! And the Nutella mille crepe.. need I say more? :)

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    1. Iamthewitch: oh yeah, a great way to serve eggs. and after the eggy-savory goodness, the mille-crepe's a good way to finish in a nice, sweet note =)

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  14. I couldn't find the De room Cafe when i was around Challenger. :/

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    1. LengLeng: yikes. actually it's just next to the open-air dai chow outlet...

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  15. Hi Sean,

    We persevered with Google Maps/Waze/your blog until we found De Coffee Room. It was a Monday and was closed - fair enough. It is one of my pet peeves with any outlet that doesn't list its days/hours on the door though. It will let customers know with confidence when they should return.

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    1. FortuneCat: yikes, i do agree with you, and i'm sorry, i was informed they would open daily. i hope they'll re-clarify their opening hours at some point, but thanks for letting us know.

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  16. Monjo Coffee really a nice place for enjoying coffee with it's cozy environment. I did be there last weekend. - Buffet House Cheras

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  17. This is the worst cafe I have been not only the food is not acceptable. Apart of that the behaviour of the staff named kelvin which so call branch manager.

    I asked him why there is a huge differences between the food especially the bread. He said is like that. Then I ask him if the bread is not longer and he should inform us when ordered. He didn't apologies but even raised his voice to me as a pregnant women.

    The worst cafe is the behaviour of the staff handling the cafe.

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