Enviably photogenic, The Library Coffee Bar has finally opened at Avenue K, looking to lure the city's legion of caffeine-lovers.
Come on weeknights, perhaps at 7pm; that's when The Library seems to be at its calmest, free of crowds. As the sun sets, this place is transformed into the sort of urban sanctuary that's not often found in shopping malls, surprisingly soothing & spacious.
To eat: Waffles, warm & savoury ones with beef pastrami, egg, horseradish sauce & onion rings (RM17.50 before taxes) ...
... or sweet ones with blueberries & whipped cream (RM13.50), made to order so they taste fresh enough to satisfy.
To drink: Coffee cocktails (hurray!). There's an espresso martini spiked with vodka & kahlua (RM18), a mocha ice-blended with baileys (RM21.50) & our favourite, the creamy-dreamy espresso shake with kahlua (RM21.50).
The Library Coffee Bar is expected to open its second outlet next month at Nexus Bangsar South. The folks here say they use 100 percent organic, fair-trade certified coffee beans for their beverages.
The Library Coffee Bar
Ground Floor, Avenue K, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur
Daily, 10am-10pm. Next to Johnny Rockets
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