Thursday, April 24, 2014

Typica 3 @ Telawi & Pronto @ Bangsar South

Coffee stops in Bangsar & Bangsar South for this round: Typica 3 at Telawi, plus Pronto Grab And Go at The Horizon.

First up, Typica Bangsar: The cafe cultivators who conquered Shaw Parade & Ampang have opened their third venue, a blink-&-miss-it space in a narrow but cosy Telawi shop-lot that's marginally removed from this neighbourhood's main caffeine-bar action. Major plus points: Sparkling service & a Bangsar location that's more convenient for most cafe-seekers.

The dessert-only offerings here are typically Typica, comprising the signature ice-drip-coffee cheesecake (RM16 per slice) as well as fresh fruit cakes (everything from rambutan to pomegranate, cherry & mango, though not everything's always available).

The coffee similarly carries the sweet fragrance of familiarity for Typica loyalists, spanning ice-drip 'dessert coffees' tinged with sugar cane (above, RM18), gula melaka or blueberries ...

 ... & liquor-laced siphon coffee served hot or cold with a splash of whiskey (RM30 for iced). Randomly, Luke Bryan came on Spotify while this was being typed out _ 'Your mama should have named you 'whiskey,' I never should have let you kissed me.'

 Anyway, a 10-minute drive away, there's the sleek option of Pronto Grab And Go at The Horizon office towers behind The Sphere; as the name signals, this is more of a quick-service cafe that caters to harried cubicle slaves.

Still, Pronto is a perky place that takes its coffee reasonably seriously too.

Not a bad cup; can be paired with Pronto's sandwiches for lunch or nasi lemak for breakfast.

Typica Bangsar
42, Jalan Telawi, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur. Back of Telawi, facing the houses
Daily, 11am-10pm. Tel: 03-2283-3711
Pronto Grab And Go
Tower 8, Avenue 5, The Horizon Phase 2, Bangsar South, Kuala Lumpur
Mon-Fri, 730am-730pm. Tel: 03-2242-3500

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16 comments:

  1. I think they could do better in food presentation lol

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    1. Ken: ooo, the problem could be with my photos and not their presentation :)

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  2. I'll have mine black, please...extra strong!

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    1. Suituapui: that'll wake you right up! :D

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  3. Finally! I have heard a lot about Typica's cakes

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    1. Rebecca: ya, bangsar is definitely more accessible for us compared to their outlets in pudu and ampang, heheh :)

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  4. another great place.

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    1. Cquek: glad you enjoyed this post :)

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  5. What lovely decor here, so fresh, colourful and clean. The coffee looks great and the presentations are awesome!

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    1. Linda: i'd agree with you on all those points :)

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  6. Sean, I'm started to believe you're just as much as a coffee addict as I am... or is it just that coffee cafes are opening in unbelievable numbers of late?

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    1. The Yum List: heheh, i'm probably not a caffeine junkie just yet (I haven't had any coffee yet today, and it's already 3:30pm), but you're definitely correct in your second point! :D

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  7. Waahh....so many new cafes serving coffee now! You visited how many cafes/ week lar?
    Hmm...at Pronto Grab And Go, the person who wrote the menu on the chalk board has a very handwriting. so neat. hehe.... :-p

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    1. Melissa: heheh, sometimes it feels like i'm visiting two or three cafes a day :) and thanks for pointing out pronto's menu! you're right! :D

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  8. I love the concept of those dessert coffees! :)

    They look absolutely delicious, something I'll love to go for. Yeah, I love how you're doing all the cafe reviews in addition to your food reviews too!

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    1. Huai Bin: yeah, i love both sugar cane and gula melaka, so it's fun that they incorporate those ingredients into coffee :) cafe-hopping is a pleasure! :)

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