Monday, December 15, 2014

Juicyfy Juice Bar & Cafe Lafayette @ Damansara Uptown

(Damansara) Uptown funk gives us a couple of new cafes on the same street to check out; let's start with Juicyfy, which serves cold-pressed juices (the Klang Valley's current 'it' drink), smoothies, bread, waffles & gelato.

 
 
 
 Juicyfy has nailed what's certain to be a crowd-pleasing look, cheerfully colourful - expect to see the inspirational sayings on the walls here pop up a lot on your social media feeds in the months to come.

The highlight here are the cold-pressed juices, with 12 current variants with self-explanatory nicknames like Immunify, Beautify, Digestify, Heartify, Slimify, Youngify, Energify, Hidratify & Detoxify. Here's our Vitalify, which features an interesting mix of lotus root & apple (RM10.50).  

Beetify (RM11.90), comprising beetroot, Japanese cucumber & orange, alongside a Good Gut smoothie (RM9.90) with papaya, apple, ginger & yoghurt. The beverages taste wholesome, with discernibly low sugar. Other ingredients offered in the other juices here include everything from star fruit & dragon fruit to purple cabbage & broccoli. 

Food-wise, Juicyfy's most popular combo might prove to be buttermilk waffles topped with the cafe's own 'Happyfy' gelato.

 Enjoyable enough, though the waffle could be crispier on the outside; it might be meant to be airy within, but it feels a bit soft (but mercifully, not soggy, spongy or stodgy). The gelato comes in choices like pistachio, macadamia & dark chocolate, all of which could be smoother. The gelato is reputedly made with natural ingredients - no artificial flavouring, colouring or gelatin - but its flavours could be fine-tuned for a more satisfying fullness.

 The preparation for this platter could be tweaked too - the egg in Juicyfy's own-baked bread might fare better with a runny yolk. The potatoes on the side taste like a cross between a potato salad & mashed potatoes, which may not work for some patrons. Still, it's clear that a lot of thought & work went into conceiving this menu, which showcases promise & potential.

Also new at Damansara Uptown: Cafe Lafayette, a comfy hangout run by a friendly team, perched on the first floor.

 Of course we had the Bailey's Guinness cake; still not quite a liquor lover's dream cake, but moist & well-balanced in flavours.

 Come for coffee - Lafayette offers the required Sumatran-Ethiopian-Columbian range of single-origins, alongside all the piccolo lattes & green tea lattes you'll need. We only sipped a bit, but we liked what we tried; well-prepared enough to please.

 Lafayette also dabbles a little in juices (orange, pineapple, celery-cucumber), though a bottle of apple cider always wins out.

Juicyfy Juice Bar @ Damansara Utama
13 Jalan SS21/1A, Damansara Uptown, Petaling Jaya. Open Tues-Sun, 10am-8pm

Cafe Lafayette @ Damansara Utama
75M, First Floor, Jalan SS21/1A, Damansara Uptown, Petaling Jaya. Daily, 1030am-11pm

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35 comments:

  1. I love this place, the decor, the ambiance, the quotations....and I would definitely want to try their cold pressed juices!

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    1. Linda: oh yes, it's a very attractive-looking place, and it'll be interesting to see if the cold-pressed juices are a crowd-pleaser here :)

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  2. Both places seem interesting. I prefer the deco of the first one, but the second one serve coffee! Hehehe.

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    1. CK: heheh, ya, you're right, both places have their positive points! :)

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    2. Actually juicyfy has started serving 4 kinds of coffee only

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  3. Lovely waffles. Pancakes with abs, they call them! I made pancakes yesterday, first time...lost my virginity. Hehehehehe!!! Turned out very well.... Ahhhhhhhh!!!!! LOL!!!

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    1. Suituapui: congratulations on your success!

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  4. You can't go wrong with a good juice :)

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    1. YouHadYourLunch: especially a juice that tastes like real fruit :)

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  5. Some nice messages on the walls... and what is that I see - more waffles! The craze has begun. ;-)

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    1. The Yum List: the craze will certainly continue well into 2015 :)

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  6. Uptown sure came a long way since wondermilk, now if they only improve parking situation...

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    1. KY: heheh, they have an underground car park now, but the parking situation outdoors is still yucky :)

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  7. I like the beanbag setas of Juicefy, seem comfy!

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    1. Choi Yen: ya, i think those beanbags will be popular here :)

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  8. Hmm...a juice café for a change...god knows we all need to detoxify once in a while! No coffeefy here? :D

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    1. Contact.ewew: ooo, i didn't notice coffee on the menu ... time to de-caffeinate! :D

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    2. Yes they do! Surprisingly their coffee latte was nice! Worth to pay a visit..

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  9. I have a rough idea on the location. It's a cool idea to serve juices and waffles. *winks*

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    1. Waverly: heh, yeah, it's a cheerful & crowd-pleasing selection here, i think they have a good formula :)

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  10. They're "conveniently" located on the quieter part of DU (in the evenings, anyway) - same row as Fat Spoon?

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    1. SC: ya, that long stretch of shop-lots near fat spoon, etc ... we had to park illegally for juicyfy :)

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  11. Waffle and ice cream sound better to me :P

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    1. Ken: ice cream sounds good to me any time! :)

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  12. I actaully work here at juicyfy come on down to try our all new menu with great food featuring our famous and good looking chef and we started serving coffee at a lower price...hope yall comeon down

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  13. I love your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you
    create this website yourself or did you hire someone to doit for you? Plz respond as I’m looking to construct my own blogand would like to know where u got this from. thank you Obat daya tahan tubuh

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