Monday, April 14, 2014

Brew Time @ Empire Damansara, Thinking Cups @ Aman Suria & Jeneris by Ahren @ Nu Sentral

Some cafes swing for the fences to make their settings seem singular & striking; here are three such notable newbies.

Brew Time at Damansara Perdana's Empire Damansara is a playground for coffee fans, in more ways than one. Thanks to its cool choice of furnishing, here's where caffeine lovers can truly swing when they're winning _ but no crying over spilled coffee.

Brew Time serves Doi Chaang coffee cultivated by the Akha tribe on Thai mountains in the Golden Triangle _ single-estate organic Arabica coffee, shade-grown, hand-picked & sun-dried, with profits shared fairly with thousands of indigenous farmers in lush, ecologically sustainable Thai plantations. Light bites include Greek salads, creamy-crunchy egg-&-apple sandwiches with brown country rye, plus New York cheesecakes.

Also worth a look: Thinking Cups at Aman Suria, which features a brick wall where customers can scrawl messages to leave their own personal mark on this place for posterity.

This is a calm venue where customers can sip in silent contemplation, with shelves filled with books for both adults & children to leisurely browse.

Coffee mocktails are available here, mixed with the likes of passion fruit to pair with basic hot meals like Japanese curry spaghetti, chicken pies & beef sliders.

Final destination: Nu Sentral's Jeneris by Ahren, where the crimson shipping container theme is eye-catching.

Sumatran Gayo Mountain coffee is available to pair with all manner of pastries & cakes. Quantity, Jeneris has it in spades.

Hot takeaway meals cater for KL's Sentral's crowds-in-transit; the rice with mutton & potato curry could be a pleaser.

Jeneris is the opening salvo in a potentially ambitious cafe chain, with each outlet named after a different small town in Malaysia (Jeneris refers to Kuala Jeneris in Terengganu).

The next outlet by the Ahren group will be Tytap at KLIA2, opening next month.

Brew Time
Empire Damansara, Damansara Perdana
Daily, 10am-7pm

Thinking Cups Coffee.Books.Space
B-G-20, Jalan PJU 1/43, Aman Suria Damansara, Petaling Jaya
Daily, 930am-8pm. Tel: 03-7886-3856

Jeneris By Ahren
CC-14, Concourse Level, Nu Sentral, Kuala Lumpur
Daily, 10am-10pm


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25 comments:

  1. Would love to sit on that swing! But not sure if its able to support my weight though :/

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    1. Ken: heheh, i'm trusting the owners of this cafe to make sure the swings are completely safe for any person of any weight :)

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  2. I saw the construction of Brew Time a few weeks ago.. Man, that was fast. And I'm a sucker for swings! I wonder the weight limit of the swings too, haha

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    1. SC: heheh, at first i sat a bit cautiously on the swing, but it seemed quite secure, especially compared to some of my childhood creaky playground swings :)

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  3. Brew Time looks cheery n bright...liking the sound of the creamy-crunchy egg-&-apple sandwiches too :3

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    1. Ulric: yeah, a healthy amount of natural light here ... and the sandwiches sound healthy too! :)

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  4. Oh, I would so much enjoy a coffee here, Sean! Nice to see the books, and I love the exposed brick and the cat pillow adds a nice touch. :)

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    1. Linda: oh yes, i could imagine curling up with a nice book here and spending a few hours over a couple of cups of coffee or tea maybe :)

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  5. It's exciting all of these coffee places popping up. I hope they do well. I'm afraid I don't have enough coordination though to manage a cup and a swing at the same time. ;-)

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    1. The Yum List: i feel the same way! i didn't dare to hold the cup of coffee while swinging at the same time, heheh :)

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  6. Wowwwww, so many place at one go! I'd pick the one with the lovely pastries.

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    1. Suituapui: yeah, can definitely savour a sweeping selection of pastries there :)

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  7. suddenly, there are new coffee places pop out...awww~~ how to finish all? haha

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    1. 小乱: heheh, try to visit three every week! :D

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  8. I like that swing area!
    Nice pastries, cakes and pies!

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    1. Melissa: yeah, was very surprised to find those swings there! :)

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  9. If we striked toto, we will open a small book cafe. When there are no customers, we can do our reading and make ourselves a cup of coffee that we like. Not for making money, just to pass our time, sound good? Hehehe

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    1. CK: that sounds like a wonderful idea. i will definitely visit your cafe and spend some time reading there. make me a good latte and a nice affogato :)

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  10. Oh yes I was thinking the same too.. my dream is to open a small cafe too... ok i am heading to the 4D shop, wish me luck.

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    1. Cquek: heheh, now you're making me fantasise about owning my own cafe too! :)

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  11. I tried Jeneris.. nais. The mutton curry is spicy!

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    1. NekoHime: heheh, maybe a bit too spicy for me! glad you liked it though, since it's a convenient location for you :)

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    2. twas quite spicy had to dance around a bit after eating!

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    3. NekoHime: heheh, that's a sign of too much spice for me! :)

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