Thursday, January 23, 2014

Cafe Olle @ Hartamas & Nabe Bakery Cafe @ Solaris Mont Kiara

Keopi juseyo! Two Korean-owned cafes have opened in recent weeks at Desa Sri Hartamas & Mont Kiara, both worth a visit for folks living nearby; let's begin with caffeine bar Cafe Olle.

Conveniently spacious; not the most soulful cafe around, but it's a very practically outfitted enterprise nevertheless.

Cafe Olle roasts its own beans; some interesting varieties are available (love the catchy Americana-style names).

By-the-numbers descriptions, so customers know what they'll be getting.

Savannah Street espresso, confidently full-bodied with non-punishing acidity & a pleasing balance of sweet & bitter nuances, exactly how we like it.

Greenbow Alabama latte, creamy & satisfying.

But we'd skip the hot chocolate, constructed with Korean-origin chocolate that tastes one-dimensional & far from robust.

Lots of cakes here, from cheesecakes to yam cakes to red velvets.

Moving on nearby to Solaris Mont Kiara, where Nabe Bakery Cafe recently launched its second branch to complement its original outlet in Ampang.

Nabe is extremely well-stocked with cakes, bread & biscuits; looks lovely, though nothing stood out sufficiently for us to snatch.

Dutch Coffee cold brew, perhaps more mass-market than artisan.

Coffee Olle
26, Jalan 24/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur
Open 10am-10pm, except Mondays. Tel: 03-6206-3121

Nabe Bakery Cafe
Jalan Solaris 4, Solaris Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur

Coffee Olle
26, Jalan 24/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur
Open 10am-10pm, except Mondays. Tel: 03-6206-3121

Nabe Bakery Cafe
Jalan Solaris 4, Solaris Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur

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20 comments:

  1. Some of the cakes at Nabe looks like its worth trying... :)

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    1. Baby sumo: yeah, I'm tempted by their castella sponge cake. It looks quite well-made ;)

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  2. I was at this cafe few days back. I LOVE their latte. And obviously a great spot for me since Benjamin closed for good. I hate the traffic there thou.

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    1. Sycookies: heh, yeah, hartamas traffic can be a headache at peak hours. and so can parking. but yup, the latte here makes the effort kinda worthwhile ultimately! :D

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  3. Cakes and coffee make happy people! That looks like a good cup of espresso that should boost my day!

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    1. Missyblurkit: true, a great cup of coffee and a delicious slice of cake can certainly brighten up a gloomy day (and we have so many gloomy days lately!) :D

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  4. I'd like to try their yam cakes and potato cakes! :D

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    1. Ken: yeah, those could be quite good if we're still feeling hungry after lunch! :D

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  5. Oh Nabe is nearer now! I have friends who love the "Punch bread" whatever that is!
    I must go and stock meself some breads! :D

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    1. Rebecca: ooo, now you've got me curious about what 'punch bread' might be too! hahah. but ya, lots of interesting-looking bread here =)

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  6. Stuff at the bakery certainly looks exclusive. Nice - discounts for yesterday's batch...though I think it should be 50, not just 30. One hotel here, all cakes 30% less by 6 in the evening.

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    1. Suituapui: heh, yeah, those discounts are a good bargain ultimately =)

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  7. Try the cranberry sandwich. I love it...

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    1. Pooi Ling: thanks, will try to remember that! =)

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  8. I lost track on how many cafes opening up within the last 2 years, this one looks pretty good tho!

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    1. KY: ya, I definitely can't keep count, but am glad that the new ones are often showing a lot of potential too! :D

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  9. It’s on the top of the list of my greatest weaknesses!

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    1. Cquek: heheh, it's not a bad weakness to have! :)

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  10. Looks good. I guess I have more options to check out when I run in Mont Kiara area.

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    1. Missyblurkit: ya, the variety of café choices at mont Kiara can be head-spinning these days :)

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