Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Amaze K @ Kota Damansara & Ttp.my Print Cafe @ Solaris Dutamas

Visiting a couple of cafes with a few interesting ideas, starting with Amaze K, a handsomely outfitted outlet that opened this month in an unlikely location: A remote street in Kota Damansara that mainly houses auto workshops & machinery wholesalers.

With no other restaurants on this row, far removed from this neighbourhood's busier vicinities, Amaze K might prove both a sight for sore eyes & salvation for starving tummies, thanks to a wide-ranging menu that includes poached eggs on an English muffin with potato rosti, smoked salmon & hollandaise sauce (RM9.90 before taxes).

Grilled lamb short loin with potatoes & veggies. The food tastes fairly reasonable for what it costs. One bowl of mushroom soup at Amaze K clocks in at RM5, a nine-inch teriyaki chicken pizza is priced at RM18, with nothing on the menu exceeding RM30.

Amaze K serves coffee supplied by EspressoLab; all in all, a decent destination for folks living or working in Kota Damansara. Parking was a breeze on this street on a recent weekday afternoon.

Next up, Ttp.my, billed as Malaysia's first 'print cafe,' run by a band of local designers in Solaris Dutamas.

Visitors can purchase or place orders here for everything from business cards & rubber stamps to poster prints & button badges.

The food selection is neither expansive nor too expensive: A basic burger comprising a 90-gram minced chicken patty in a wholemeal bun with cheese, a sunny-side-up & fries costs RM15.90.

Beef burger with a black sesame bun; could be better in terms of freshness & flavour. The fries are addictive though, hot & fluffy.

Garlic wraps stuffed with fried chicken (RM8). Edible but kinda unexceptional.

The coffee is OK; Ttp.my is one of Solaris Dutamas' more peaceful cafes, extremely hidden on a block behind the main Publika complex, so it could work as a refuge for folks seeking a calm escape for lunchtime. 

Amaze K
23, Jalan PJU 3/44, Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya
Mon-Sat, 8am-6pm

TTP.MY Print Cafe
D5-G4-03 Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur
Mon-Sun, 9am-8pm


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20 comments:

  1. good to know that the cafe scene in klang valley is still mushrooming. I kinda like the idea of a print cafe because you can send something for printing and at the same time enjoy a cuppa. niceee

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    1. Eiling: yeah, there's still always a new cafe or two (or three or four!) opening every week :D and true, i like the idea of a multitasking cafe, as long as both the food/beverages and the printing is good, heheh :D

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  2. Woahh! Favorite poached egg with smoked salmon! Slurp

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    1. Bbit_41: heheh, that's always a nice choice for brunch, ya :D

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  3. I wonder how many of these cafes that are combining other businesses with food are actually successful?

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    1. The Yum List: that's definitely a valid question. it might be tricky to juggle these different tasks :)

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  4. Hollandaise sauce not yellow?

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    1. Prices are unbelievably affordable for a place like this. Nice!

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    2. Suituapui: ooo, it can be a pale-looking colour sometimes :)

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    3. Suituapui: yeah, the prices were a pleasant surprise :D

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  5. affordable prices... i'd give that poached eggs on english muffin a go :D

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    1. Ken: yup, for RM10, it's not too painful for the wallet :)

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  6. Finally I'm leaving here tomorrow and I can visit all my favorite cafes in Klang Valley soon! :D

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    1. CK: welcome back soon! we'll be very happy to see you home! and you can enjoy good meals at your favourite cafes everyday! :D

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  7. Grilled lamb? Yummy! :)

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    1. Linda: lamb certainly packs a punch in terms of flavour :)

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  8. Amaze K - oh my.. that's a nice plate for brekkie at RM10!

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    1. Rebecca: ya, the only point to note though is that i think it was one egg, not too :)

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  9. hi. is there any food for a vegetarian ?

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    1. Cayjiann: i think there are salads, but i'm not sure. sorry.

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