Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Feeka Coffee Roasters @ Mesui

Making the Mesui neighborhood a likely mecca for coffee lovers, Feeka finally opened this week, brought to us by the people behind PJ's Butter + Beans.

Inspired by the Swedish social philosophy of "fika" _ taking a coffee break with family & friends _ Feeka is that rare city-center cafe that feels effortlessly casual & charming, well-lit & welcoming, spacious & striking. It's poised to become a big, irrepressible hit.

Egg-bountiful brunches, sandwiches & hot meals should be served starting Saturday, but for now, customers can pounce on plenty of pleasant-looking, pleasure-providing pastries & cakes.

December update: Feeka's full menu is now available, with all-day-breakfast dishes (10am-6pm) that try to raise the bar in terms of inventiveness while keeping prices reasonable. No complaints whatsoever about the fried eggs with sweet potato hash & shredded duck confit (RM19).

 Worthwhile side dishes include rosemary potato hash & lamb sausages (RM5 each).

Even the French toast is devised with fun twists, a brioche made fruity with spiced pineapples & orange sauce, accompanied by chantilly cream (RM16).

 Best bets include cinnamon rolls with almonds & raisins, fulfilling in freshness & fragrance ...

 ... olive oil carrot cakes, nicely nuanced & beautifully balanced in flavor ...

 ... coconut cheesecakes ...

 ... & mousse-light chocolate tarts, mostly within the single-digit price range per slice.

 And of course, coffee. No lack of choices ...

 ... though not everything's available at this soft-launch stage.

December update: A nice affogato is available now, featuring New Zealand's Kapiti ice cream.

 Many vacant tables on Feeka's first morning, but expect seats to become scarce soon.


Feeka Coffee Roasters
19, Jalan Mesui, Kuala Lumpur
Open morning through 6pm for now, through midnight by month's end

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33 comments:

  1. Didn't know about the existence of this cafe until you share it! Nice nice nice,love the concept and decor of the cafe ^^

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    1. Ya, I think we'll all be hearing a lot about Feeka in the coming weeks and months! It's a beautiful cafe! =)

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  2. Reminds me of the coffee joints in Melbourne? Do you agree?

    Wilson

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    1. Wilson: in some ways, in good ways =)

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  3. Looks like great coffee, Sean!

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    1. Linda: they definitely put a lot of consideration into the coffee here! =)

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  4. Mmm I like the look of the olive oil carrot cake.. delicious and healthy!!

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    1. Iamthewitch: am glad we tried that cake! =)

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  5. Like the way they decorate the lights, yes one slice of carrot cake.

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    1. Cquek: yeah, kudos to the decorator! heheh, that's a good cake to have, it tastes not too heavy =)

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  6. I think KL has a lot of new cafes too right? There were more than 3 new cafes just opened last week in Penang, have to hunt them down sweat :p

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    1. Ken: cafes are buzzing all over the klang valley and penang! happy hunting! :D

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  7. Very unique way of hanging those light bulbs. Carrot cake looks perfect! No long black?

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    1. Suituapui: yeah, those bulbs are a winning touch, and so is the cake! there's a long black on the menu ... maybe will order next time! :D

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  8. I know you will post this! hahaha. Nice environment! :D

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    1. CK: heheh, ya, they really did a great job with the building renovation and decoration here! the street is now really cool for cafes and restaurants =)

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  9. nice nya~ many cafes pop up in kl recently

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    1. 女飞侠: ya, we're lucky that many of them are good cafes! =)

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    2. hahaha, i walked in last night. nice cafe~ nice coffee~ and i saw VCR's crews where there too...

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    3. 女飞侠: yay, am glad to hear you liked it! maybe we'll all bump into each other here! :D

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  10. Jalan Mesui really has risen to be a food heaven for both KL folks and tourist !

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    1. Wong: that's true, it's worth many visits :D

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  11. Sean, are you doing a coffee feature for your next eBook edition? ;) Lots of coffee reviews from you lately.

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    1. Baby Sumo: actually, your prediction will probably come true! not for the january edition, but perhaps for the april edition, heheh :D

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  12. I am loving this decors and layouts.

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    1. Sycookies: yeah, you're right, it's easy to fall in love with the decor here! :D

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  13. Lovely!!! Its nice and cozy. I spot a good cup of espresso!

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    1. Missyblurkit: yeah it's a much needed oasis of coffee in the city! =)

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  14. Single digits for cakes? That's fab, considering the area! :P
    I'm looking the look of the place, cos I have been taking a lot of pics of myself lately LOL!

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    1. Rebecca: yeah, even the hot breakfast and lunch items aren't too pricey, many around RM20 or so =) and ya, this place would be great for photos, since the natural light during the day is abundant! :D

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  15. I like the food! But I guess me and my friend wouldn't come back because of the parking rate :(

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