Monday, December 8, 2014

Lorem Ipsum @ Bangkung, Bangsar

Meet Bangsar's newest hidden cafe, helmed by Lynette, Christopher & a band of their fellow advertising executives whose 'brewing-&-jamming' concept space seems set to spark substantial word-of-mouth.

Lorem Ipsum is perched (without a signboard) above a dentist's office on Jalan Bangkung; it's a unique addition to a street that's more well-known for upmarket Italian & Spanish restaurants (hi, Cava!). Plus point: Parking's free & pretty easy here.

If you're looking for a crowd-free hideout, Lorem Ipsum fits the bill for now. The seductively inviting, serenely welcoming cafe's name is a nod to its founders' profession: 'Lorem ipsum' is a publishing term for filler text in visual presentations. Other trivia: Lorem Ipsum's founders initially contemplated opening in Taman Tun Dr Ismail, near Quartet, but several twists of fate brought them here to Bangkung (ultimately a better choice, we think).

Art Jamming activities will be one of the highlights here - Lorem Ipsum supplies easels & canvasses for visitors to express themselves through acrylic paint & brushes, also provided by the cafe. At the end of each two or three-hour session - to be scheduled soon on selected days; charges so far not confirmed - bring your work home with you.

Or take a break on the terrace, watch the world go past & contemplate the year that's breezed by - 2014 has been terrific for discreetly located new coffee bars in Bangsar, from DR.Inc to PCLO, Monkey Garage to PULP.

What makes Lorem Ipsum even more enticing is its food, sourced from local independent entrepreneurs. Don't skip the tarts by home baker Ling's Kitchen; they're delicious, compellingly well-made with top-flight ingredients.

 
 
Wild mushroom mini quiche, beautifully textured & fresh-tasting; Gula Melaka egg tart, a tasty new take on familiar flavours; Belgian dark choc mousse tart tinged with raspberries; plus offerings like Earl Grey egg tarts & passion fruit meringue tarts. We've never met Ling, but we sure hope she's a nice person, since we really like her baking.

Also available at Lorem Ipsum: KL's latest purveyors of artisanal ice cream, Finespun.

Intriguing ice cream flavours by Finespun include Kuih Karas + Salted Butter Caramel, Lavender + Kaya, Brown Bread & Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. RM9 for 5oz portions that two can share. The flavours are thoughtfully balanced & pleasing, while textures lean a little closer to light, soft & slightly airy instead of dense & ultra-rich. The toppings of crushed 'kuih karas' & crunchy breadcrumbs are a fun touch - enjoyable ice cream from Finespun, easy to recommend.

K-Pok Keropok Cili Kuantan, easily addictive. Hot food will be available within a few weeks - expect a Naughty-or-Nice menu (nasi kerabu with ayam percik for the former, quinoa salads for the latter).

Lorem Ipsum's coffee beans come from Papa Palheta, while its craft beers hail from Taps Beer Bar.

Lorem Ipsum
59-1, Jalan Bangkung, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur. Open Wednesday-Monday (closed Tuesday), 9am-7pm
Tel: 03-2201-6969

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31 comments:

  1. I like the upcoming naughtiness of the nasi kerabu with ayam percik...the decor is a plus too =)

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    1. Ulric: heheh, yeah, i think it's more fun to be naughty than nice ... though nice could be tasty here too :) and yep, love the decor here :D

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  2. Lovely place, hope by the time I go back, it won't become a very crowded place, hehehe.

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    1. CK: heheh, come back soon ... ya, i think this place will be popular especially on weekends :)

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  3. Thank you so much for your kind words!
    We will certainly update you as we roll and when the hot food menu is up in a few weeks.

    Latest update...
    Opening days // hours:: Wed - Mon ( Tues Closed) // 9am-7pm

    Cheers
    Team Lorem Ipsum

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    1. Lynette: thanks for creating a really nice space and for choosing genuinely good F&B suppliers for lorem ipsum. it was lovely meeting you and chris, and chatting with you both :) great, i've updated the business hours in the blog post :)

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    2. A pleasure meeting you and hope to see you soon again. We will certainly be hosting more artisanal culinary in our cafe.. In support of local talents!

      Cheers
      Team Lorem Ipsum

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    3. Lynette: that's a good incentive to return :)

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  4. What a lovely space! I would love to try those ice creams :D

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    1. Ken: the next time you're in KL, you could head to lorem ipsum if you're looking for a good cafe and some yummy ice cream flavours :)

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  5. The gula melaka egg tart sounds delicious! I'll pop by next time I go to Bangsar for my dentist appointment.

    Gotta love the designer name too - that's the placeholder text they put before they send it to me (was a copywriter in a previous job).

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    1. Huai Bin: heheh, i'm not sure your dentist would approve of gula melaka egg tarts, but i think it's worth it! :D ya, i've never had to use lorem ipsum before, but it's an interesting name for a place like this :)

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  6. midngith visits, for sure i wanna go try liao~ =D

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    1. Happy walker: hope you enjoy lorem ipsum :)

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  7. Eeeeekkkkk!!!! Dentist!!! Shudders!!! *faints* LOL!!! Tarts sure look great! Love the individual sizes. I would prefer them like these instead of being cut into triangular slices.

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    1. Suituapui: heheh, i empathise ... i haven't been to the dentist in 10 years :) yup, those are excellent single-person servings for the tarts, very convenient :)

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  8. What a neat place, Sean!

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    1. Linda: glad you like it! :)

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  9. Did I see salted butter caramel? That must be lovely.

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    1. Baby Sumo: oh yes, that was probably my favourite ice cream flavour here :)

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  10. I don't think it gets more unadorned than that decor! But who cares if the tarts are good :)

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    1. YouHadYourLunch: the tarts are art! :)

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  11. Those spicy and crunchy keropok sure makes a nice midnight snack ;-)

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    1. Contact.ewew: i have to agree! :)

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  12. Looks like an interesting mix of offerings.

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    1. The Yum List: ya, for diverse taste buds :)

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  13. the best thing about jalan bangkung = parking!

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    1. KY: i totally agree ... hate the rest of bangsar with all the parking woes :)

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  14. Easy parking and discreet - I like! :)

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    1. Rebecca: ya, the type of location that attracts me too! :)

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  15. is the parking easy at the area? is parking still free?

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