Thursday, December 19, 2013

Aspresso Coffee & That Place La @ Danau Kota, Setapak

Setapak is this entry's suburban spot for simple egg-filled brunches by neighborhood newbies Aspresso & That Place La.

Start with Aspresso, a cozy first-floor hideout at the Danau Kota commercial blocks where customers can customize their all-day-brekkie platters to choose what exactly they want to eat. 

Five items in one serving cost a very fair RM11.90: An egg-pork-potato fiesta of scrambled/sunny-side-up/omelet (six eggs in one shot!), bacon & hash brown.

 Other possibilities that can be ordered for this plate include chicken sausages, mashed potatoes, mushrooms & baked beans. Aspresso also offers light meals of sandwiches & pastas.

The coffee comprises specials ranging from Indonesian Gayo Highland Acehnese single-origin to Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, crafted meticulously through V60, aeropress, chemex & siphon methods.

Aspresso's affogato? Pleasantly creamy. 

Caution: Wi-fi is not yet available at Aspresso; since Maxis' connection erodes to an E here, phone surfers won't want to linger very long for now.

 Next up, only a one-minute drive from Aspresso: That Place La, a Platinum Lake condo cafe where expectations should likely be lowered. It's a nice, bright & clean setting nevertheless.

Wish we could call this a morning-glory, but the baked egg with tomatoes, cheese & chicken ham seems reminiscent of something I'd mix & microwave as a teen. Still, it's merely RM3.50.

Not much to say about That Place La's latte; maybe the other dishes here fare better. There's roast chicken, spaghetti bolognese, sago gula melaka & more. 

That Place La scores in the soundtrack department though, playing John Hiatt's 'Have A Little Faith In Me' & Tasmin Archer's 'Sleeping Satellite;' Aspresso relies on 'All Of Me' Sinatra muzak.

Aspresso Coffee & All Day Breakfast 
16-1, Lot B-8-1, Plaza Usahawan Genting Klang
Jalan Danau Niaga 3, Taman Danau Kota, Kuala Lumpur
Weekdays noon through midnight (except Tuesdays), weekends 10am-midnight
Tel: 03-6270-0016

 That Place La
PV13, Platinum Lake Condominium, Jalan Danau Saujana 1, Danau Kota, Kuala Lumpur
Tues-Sun, 730am-midnight

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21 comments:

  1. Gosh... The egg 'platter' looks overkill for a meal. Hehe.

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    1. Chong: heh, it's probably enough eggs to fill a week's quota! =)

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  2. Hmmm.... the place looks cozy and homely but i'm not too sure about the food though, they don't seem to be tempting to me? :P

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    1. Ken: guess they're starting with the basics, and maybe they'll deliver more ambition later on! :D

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  3. That Place La sounds like it could do with a little QC.... dirty cups and hard solid yolk? Hmmm.

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    1. Baby sumo: hopefully they'll improve as the weeks go by, ya. Oh, actually maybe the photo of their egg might not be clear ... The egg was actually undercooked, the white was really watery and the yolk was soft, heh =)

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  4. Wow, the egg platter looks tempting for me, I am a truly egg lover!
    Great discovery, finally some new coffee place near my place! :)

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    1. Yay, we can form a fan club for eggs! :D good to hear these places are convenient for you, hope you enjoy them! :D

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  5. The food looks pretty good here, and I like the clean, crisp decor. I love my eggs sunny side up, so the photos of the eggs are so tempting for me.

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    1. Linda: sunny-side-up has always been my favorite too, ever since I was a kid! :D

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  6. Affordable pricing for breakfast at Aspresso.
    But it would be nicer if they would to add some green leafy onto the plate...probably as deco... :-)

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    1. Melissa: ya, reasonable price indeed :D I agree about the leafy greens! :D

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  7. the baked egg tomato chicken was somthing special to me~

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    1. Mr lonely: heh, yeah I ordered it cos it sounded good =)

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  8. The range of coffee bean in Aspresso sounds good, but how about the taste?

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    1. CK: i liked the coffee, it had a good flavor and not too acidic for me, heheh :D

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  9. Some pretty good choices for me to explore when I camp in Danau Kota area for an assignment next week! Coffee to keep me awake!

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    1. Missyblurkit: happy camping! ya, if the assignment gets too dreary, head over to one of danau kota's cafes for your caffeine fix! =)

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  10. Ahh doesnt warrant a drive there for me.. :P

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    1. Rebecca: ooo, i kinda liked the coffee at aspresso, so that could be worthwhile for coffee aficionados :D

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  11. Aspresso is opposite to pv16 condo near to James corner rite?

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