Thursday, August 28, 2014

Caffeinated Cabin @ Gasing, Petaling Jaya

It might not exactly be a cabin in the woods, but this new cafe - run by a 21-year-old (!) - is pretty well-hidden too, nestled within a leafy compound beside the La Salle secondary school on PJ's Jalan Gasing.

How to head here? Drive past the school on your left (in the direction of Jalan Universiti toward Old Klang Road), then look out immediately for the Chezz hair salon. Free outdoor parking for several cars is available behind the building, which houses both Chezz & its freshly introduced unique extension, Caffeinated Cabin.

Caffeinated Cabin is an appointment-worthy destination for social media junkies; this place is perfect for photography, so expect every nook of it to pop up on Instagram in the weeks ahead, from the air-conditioned interior where lots of sunlight streams in ...

... to the great outdoors, an idyllic space that's ideal for an afternoon's escape, making us wish the weather were much cooler.

Caffeinated Cabin's soft-launch menu marks a solid start; the smoked duck open-face sandwich is generously piled with more meat than expected, carefully prepared & pretty tasty with thick potato wedges (RM20.90). Cafe owner Derry is not a novice in this business - his father runs Touche Pastries at Section 17, so he has the family's backing.

Poached egg with raisin toast, mozzarella cheese, rocket leaves & mango puree (RM19.90). Interesting combo; Caffeinated Cabin has potential. Note though: The kitchen is tiny & still working out the kinks; food orders might take a bit long to emerge.

 No lack of pastries & sweet treats on display here, all sourced from Touche's ovens nearby for maximum practicality.

Passion fruit, mango & other citrus-based desserts; for better or worse, Caffeinated Cabin certainly has a taste for the tangy.

Coffee's Coffex, definitely decent. There's also an unusual lemon-laced iced coffee here that could be an acquired taste.

Affogato, elaborate & extra-creamy, with not only fresh-brewed espresso & ice cream but whipped cream & caramel sauce too.

 For folks who are visiting Caffeinated Cabin this weekend, you might be interested to also check out the Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar Wedding Fair at The Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar hotel, only a 10-minute drive away. The Wedding Fair on Aug. 30-31 showcases the Pullman Grand Ballroom as well as various packages. Twelve service providers in the wedding industry will be present to supply exclusive promotions and wedding tips to visitors.

This is the Pullman KL Bangsar’s first Wedding Fair to provide to-be-wedded love birds with memorable weddings through its sincere services and spacious ballroom.

Caffeinated Cabin
64, Jalan Gasing, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Open 7am-7pm, except Mondays

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20 comments:

  1. A coffee gem near my home! Yippee.

    Must say the affogato looks brilliant. A nice creamier version too!

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    1. Missyblurkit: ooo, glad to hear this location is uber-convenient for you! :) and yeah, the affogato is ideal for folks who want lots and lots of creaminess in their drinks/desserts :D

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  2. Ooooo...lemon-laced iced coffee and tangy pastries...lemme acquire the taste :3

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    1. Ulric: heh, i prefer savoury to tangy, but some of these treats here could perk up the palate :)

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  3. This cafe is pretty! Will visit that when I back in Oct! :D

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    1. CK: ya, it's nice, with lots of greenery and sunlight. will wait to see your photos here! :D

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  4. It looks like a really nice place to hang out - the food looks rather promising too! :)

    Coffex eh? I love their coffee myself, me and another friend (it was actually my sister's friend) used to order from Australia every month.

    I think they have a distributor now though, coz a lot of places are using their coffee, even had it last night in Sibu!

    OMG! That affogato looks simple delectable! I'll always order it when I see it on the menu just coz of the different presentations everywhere. You just can't beat ice cream and a shot of espresso, and it's so subtle that you don't realize you're drinking a lot of coffee so the caffeine sneaks up on you if you have a lot of affogatos.

    The place looks like a great chill out hangout too, only minor quibble is the love letter in the affogato, I've always thought it makes a dish looks cheap (ruins the entire beautiful cocktail glass presentation) but maybe it's just me. Haha.

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    1. Huai Bin: this place could be especially fun for younger customers who enjoy chilling out and taking photos :)
      yeah, coffex is one of the brands i hear most often when asking baristas what beans they're using :)
      true, an affogato is one of my guilty pleasures. i used to order it really often, but some cafes tend to use lower-quality ice cream, which hurts the pleasure factor. i like your description of affogatos :)
      heh, i guess on my side, love letters always bring back good memories for me, and i do enjoy them, so i didn't mind seeing it in the affogato here, heh :D

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  5. "...espresso & ice cream but whipped cream & caramel sauce too..." I'm sold! That sounds absolutely awesome. Interesting place. I wonder what that was on the duck slices.

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    1. Suituapui: heh, it's very soft and creamy for an affogato :) oh, i think that was their own kitchen-made mayo on the duck :D

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  6. This looks like a lovely place to enjoy some great coffee and food.

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    1. Linda: yup, we had a pleasant hour here :)

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  7. I like their range of desserts, very colorful and nicely presented.

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    1. Ken: yeah, was tempted to try one of the desserts (at least the chocolates) :D

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  8. The food looks interesting. I'd definitely like to visit.

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    1. The Yum List: this could be an easy escape from the city on the weekend. it's only about 10 minutes from bangsar :)

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  9. great! thanks for the sharing again~ XD

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    1. Happy walker: glad you enjoyed reading about caffeinated cabin

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  10. What I would give for some caffeine right now! I am so tired from my night out with friends. I could really use some coffee at the moment. Being a young professional is tough. I am glad I can get a manly cup of coffee first thing this morning. The other places only offers one size, which is an issue.

    Garrett Newman @ Branson Regal

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