Thursday, December 25, 2014

Caffe Crema @ Plaza Mont Kiara & Jeq In The House @ PJ Section 17

Checking out a couple of cosy new cafes, both warm & woodsy, starting with Caffe Crema at Plaza Mont Kiara.

Lots of stylish touches, from the reclaimed-wood furnishing to the vintage R&B music flowing out of the vinyl record player. Caffe Crema is situated next to the Number76 hair salon; a newly formed collaboration between both businesses means that Number76's customers can order coffee from Caffe Crema & enjoy it at the salon.

Caffe Crema relies on beans from Singapore's Oriole roasters, with two signature blends currently offered; check with the barista for details when ordering. Caffe Crema's founders say this place is meant to provide a distinctive experience for customers, who can even personally brew their coffee themselves here with the cafe's moka pot - Caffe Crema is expected to be recognised soon as an official Bialetti espresso maker outlet.

Organic tea is available too, in varieties like Orchid Vanilla, Ginger Lemongrass & White Ginger Pear (RM10.90 each).

Caffe Crema promises to showcase cakes & other F&B products by local entrepreneurs - we see Smooshie!

The next neighbourhood newbie: Jeq In The House at Section 17 in Petaling Jaya.

Very spacious & comfortable; love the string instruments tucked in various corners. Trivia: According to staff members, there's no specific person called Jeq in the cafe, but the name is currently meant to refer to the lovely ladies working here - when we visited recently, the cafe comprised an all-female service team.

Jeq In The House is currently in a soft-launch stage; coffee & cakes are available, with light snacks like chicken wings & sausages. A more ambitious menu should be offered by next month; wine is served, but only by the bottle so far.

Caffe Crema
Ground Floor, Block E, Plaza Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur. Tues-Fri, 8am-8pm; Sat-Sun, 9am-9pm

Jeq In The House
19 Jalan 17/45, Section 17, Petaling Jaya. Business hours not finalised. Tel: 03-7932-2261

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22 comments:

  1. Oooooh, I love this place, Sean. The ambiance and the vintage items are fantastic.

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    1. Linda: oh yes, i think many customers will agree with you! :)

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  2. Merry Christmas to you, Sean!

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    1. Baby Sumo: and to you, hubby, baby c, baby d, and the rest of your loved ones, yen! :)

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  3. Who's that guy in the corner? He look so lonely, poor thing. :D
    I have one of those coffee pots - tescoma brand but never use it, just once. Hehehehehe!!!! Is that an antique record player? Ooooo....I like!

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    1. Suituapui: a customer enjoying some peaceful personal time la, heheh :) yeah, i was reminded that one of my friends uses a moka pot at her home too. and yup, it's been ages since i saw a real-life working LP player :D

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  4. Those who patronise that hair salon can now sip on good coffee while having their hair done...how good is that!
    Merry Christmas to you, Sean and your loved ones!

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    1. Contact: and that reminds me ... i desperately need a haircut! heh :) thank you, i hope you and your family had a good holiday too :)

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  5. Quite a serene-looking coffee hangout. That diner you mentioned, Sean? Luckily he didn't see you photographing him. =P

    Merry Christmas!! ^^

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    1. Waverly: heh, it's nice to have a person in the photo there :) but ya, it's a peaceful place on weekday afternoons :D

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  6. Female-service team? Sounds good! Merry Christmas to you and your family Sean!

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    1. Ken: yeah, it's somewhat rare to see an all-woman barista, cashier & waitress team in cafes ... hope you had a very good christmas too, thanks :)

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  7. Merry Xmas Mr. EDKL!
    A lot of cafes for me to visit, hmmm maybe to many haha.

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    1. CK: happy boxing day, mr devil! :D heheh, ya, sometimes it feels like too many for me too! :)

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  8. Another cafe along 17/45? Wah lau.. that makes it what, almost 6 now?

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    1. SC: yeah, it's been a boom for cafes on that street this year, what with the humble pie and strangers at 47 :)

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  9. These two look like they have some potential.

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    1. The yum list: their founders do seem to have interesting ambitions for these outlets ☺

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  10. Hmm that area for Sec 17 - where to find parking!! :P

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    1. Rebecca: you're very right about the parking woes ... we had to double-park outside when we popped in for the quick coffee in the late morning on a weekday, and we watched carefully to make sure we weren't blocking any car owners who wanted to leave :)

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  11. Oh, something attracted me at Caffe Crema, the good looking "gua lou" barista/server (?) ^__*

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    1. Choi Yen: heheh, hope you manage to meet him if you visit this cafe :)

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