Friday, April 11, 2014

Butter Up @ Seri Kembangan, Brew & Bread @ One City USJ Subang & Coffee Factory @ Setiawalk Puchong

Checking out a trio of suburban spots that work well enough for light brunches, teatime treats & cups of coffee, beginning with Butter Up, a pretty nice-looking cafe in Seri Kembangan.

A constellation of cakes, bread & pastries lights up the counters; interesting varieties include crispy buns laced with longan fruit & raisins, plus others tinged with cream cheese & walnuts or cranberries, coconut & almond flakes.

Hot food is available too; everything from pasta with chopped lamb, carrots & thyme to pizzas with shrimp & squid. Butter Up's version of Eggs Atlantic is not too bad: Poached eggs with smoked salmon on English muffins with sabayon sauce, paired with a hearty portion of potato wedges for only RM11.

Butter Up's coffee is not quite memorable except for what comes with it: a very cute spoon-shaped butter cookie.

 Next up, Brew & Bread, which has opened a second branch at One City in USJ Subang following the success of its original Kota Kemuning outlet.

 This one's more urbane; it would fit in perfectly in the sleekest of malls. No wonder this cafe is packed at lunch hour.

Still, Brew & Bread's popularity can't be attributed merely to its appearance; it takes its coffee seriously too.

Final stop: Coffee Factory at Setia Walk in Puchong. 

 Baked eggs, nice & runny, though the slices of sausage meat inside are inferior. Good accompaniment of potatoes though.

Salted caramel lattes & Ethiopia Sidamo coffee might tempt caffeine addicts; could be fine-tuned for better-balanced flavours, but OK for what they are.

Butter Up Bakery Cafe
21, Jalan PSK 9, Pusat Perdagangan Seri Kembangan
Tel: 03-8959-1117
Brew & Bread
Ground Floor, One City Mall, Jalan USJ 25/1, Subang Jaya
Coffee Factory
Level 4, Setia Walk, Puchong (inside the Grand Shanghai Food Theme Park)
Park in the basement at Zone E and take the elevator up



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12 comments:

  1. Everything looks so nice, and I love the ambiance. I can see myself enjoying a leisurely couple of hours here!

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    1. Linda: that's true, these suburban cafes can offer a pleasant respite from the urban bustle :)

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  2. Lovely, both of them. The designs & decor seem to make a difference in the ambiance...or is it just me?

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    1. Suituapui: you're right, a well-thought-out decor can make a visit to these cafes nicer than expected :)

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  3. The breads at Butter Up Seri Kembangan.does look enticing! :)

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    1. Rebecca: many display shelves filled with all sorts of bread, pastries and cakes there :)

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  4. Bread and Egg.... perfect for me :D

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    1. Ken: i like that combination too :)

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  5. I only visited one new cafe in Klang Valley during my last trip.
    But we visited quite a few cafes in Singapore.
    I think I store enough caffeine for next few months, hahaha.

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    1. CK: haha, good, good, at least you managed to cafe-hop these past two weeks. and when you come back, you can cafe-hop some more, there will be some more cafes to look forward to :)

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  6. wow....didn't know there is such nice cafe in Seri Kembangan. So many nice bread there!

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    1. Melissa: yeah, seri kembangan seems to be worth exploring :)

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