Wednesday, November 27, 2013

L.A.P Loud & Proud @ Solaris Dutamas, Isaiah 40 @ SS15 Subang & Coffee Sprex @ Petaling Jaya

Checking out a trio of very different cafes scattered across the Klang Valley, with well-prepared coffee & a fuss-free simplicity being their sole similarities.

First up, L.A.P by Loud & Proud, a women's clothing boutique that also boasts a coffee bar on a relatively tricky-to-trace strip of Solaris Dutamas.

L.A.P's latte is exactly how we like it, creamy & rich, with enough complexity to intrigue & the optimum temperature to warm us without scalding our tongues. Food wasn't available during this visit, but it's possible that pastries & cakes will be offered soon.

 Next up, Isaiah 40, located on one of those Subang shop-house rows where parking is scarce.

 Isaiah 40 serves Puro fairtrade coffee; this is a socially responsible cafe that apparently also participates in community outreach initiatives.

 Toasty; might not be the best coffee in the Klang Valley but it's certainly drinkable.

 And it's always a pleasure to see affogato on the menu too.

 Basic cakes are served; customers are unlikely to regret a slice of the carrot cake.

Finally, Coffee Sprex, a Petaling Jaya cafe that's notably owned by two deaf & mute friends; Kent bakes & cooks, while Angie prepares beverages.

Coffee from around the world is taken seriously here, with Vietnam, Brazil, Sumatra, Colombia, Tanzania, Guatemala, Honduras & Ethiopia all featuring on the menu.

Steamed lamb, pork or beef burgers are among the hot food served here.

For sweet treats, there are blueberry pies & sugee cakes, plus tiramisu.

L.A.P by Loud & Proud
D3-G4-7, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur. 
One of those blocks at the back, hidden from the main road, behind Publika, one floor above outlets such as Coffee Societe
Wed-Mon, noon through 8pm. Tel: 03-6211-2373

 Isaiah 40 Cafe
70 Jalan SS15/4B, Subang Jaya

 Coffee Sprex
9, Jalan SS25/23, Taman Plaza, Petaling Jaya
 Daily, 8am-7pm

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30 comments:

  1. Just noticed ur new profile photo...nice! =)

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    1. oh it is new? I noticed tis morning and thought sean changed it some time ago so I didnt remark on it! Hehhe!

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    2. Ulric: thanks! the person who took the shot had to patiently take nearly 10 other photos of me before arriving at this shot :D

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    3. Rebecca: heheh, the photo was taken fresh this week :D

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  2. I'm trying to get an idea of what L.A.P stocks - as in the kind of clothing styles but ican't see much here :P

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    1. Rebecca: ooo, i'm hopeless at recalling fashion stuff, but ermm there were dresses, leggings and necklaces, including a lot from taiwan, japan, korea :D

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  3. Great photos and review here, Sean. I don't like the light fixtures of the place in the first photo, but the coffee looks awesome in your captures!

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    1. Linda: thanks! yeah, enjoyed drinking the coffee :D

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  4. Curious about the Tanzania coffee, Kilimanjaro?

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    1. CK: oops, i don't know. the menu says tanzania, but doesn't say anything more :D

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  5. I like the look of the LAP's latte! I can tell it's creamy and gorgeous, just by looking at it! :)

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    1. Iamthewitch: yeah, it's a lovely latte indeed! =)

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  6. That's nice, giving employment to the less fortunate. Thumbs up, sure deserves everyone's support!

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    1. Suituapui: cafes that give back are good! =)

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  7. Hmm.. quite a standard array of food offered here, the only thing that caught my eye was steamed lamb burger?

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    1. Ken: yeah, the menus are pretty basic, pretty much crowd-pleasing comfort food for both the savories and the sweets =)

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  8. Love the idea of coffee and a boutique together. The wife shops and the husband enjoys his cuppa.

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    1. Missyblurkit: heheh, that's true! though the husband might be alarmed to watch the wife gleefully shopping! :D

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  9. I applaud the owners of Coffee Sprex!
    One of these day, I want to try Sugee Cake. Not every place has it. But I afraid when I stand in front of all the cakes... I'll change my mind and end up getting something else. HAHA!

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    1. Melissa: yeah, wishing the owners success and luck =) heheh, ya, i rarely have sugee cake either. i actually didn't try the sugee cake here! :D

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  10. yeah, nice profile picture~ looks young and leng chai~ =D

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    1. Mr Lonely: hahah, thanks, then the objective has been achieved! =)

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  11. Hehe I like your new profile pic too!

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    1. Baby Sumo: thank you! i think i'll be keeping it for the foreseeable future! :D

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  12. might just try Isaiah 40 Cafe before my finals if god permits. haha. thanks for the cafes update ^^

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    1. Jessy: hope u enjoy it! it could be a nice place to chill out and study =)

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  13. Thank you Eat Drink KL for your review on Coffee Sprex! =)

    - Coffee Sprex -

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    1. Hermes: you're welcome! =)

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  14. Thank u so much for the L.A.P coffee review & we really appreciated that !

    Money from L.A.P

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    1. Choi mui: you're welcome! Enjoyed spending time at your place, and enjoyed the coffee =)

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