Friday, January 9, 2015

Cherry Bomb @ See Hoy Chan & Frisson Coffee @ Damansara Uptown

Its name might sound explosive, but Cherry Bomb Coffee - a moniker that serves as a nod to coffee cherries - is a calm hideout that's meant to evoke the feeling of home; it's a real labour of love by Azrein Zainal Abidin & her husband Rastam Toh.

Plenty of natural light pours into this spacious, couch-filled cafe on one of Menara See Hoy Chan's hidden corners, a five-minute drive from KLCC on Jalan Tun Razak. Kick back, play a game of chess or Monopoly, or have a chat with Azrein or Rastam. Azrein's a Hawaii-trained former psychology tutor, business development exec & writer, while Rastam's an ex-DJ & prevailing photographer; you'll find their creative fingerprints all over Cherry Bomb, where poetic posters line the walls.

 The menu is compact but the servings are hearty, with ever-evolving choices like croissants tinged with seaweed & swollen with chicken floss (RM12) & oxtail stew with carrots & celery, a monthly special when we visited Cherry Bomb in October - the lateness of this entry stems from our crisis of backlogged blog posts.

Wrap up your sure-to-be-pleasant visit here with a fresh-tasting waffle, cranberry-blackcurrant muffin or house-made muesli, washed down with thoughtfully prepared coffee or an affogato constructed with caffeine-free rooibos tea espresso. 

One more cafe for the road? Sure - from the city to the suburbs, take a peek into Frisson Coffee Bar at Damansara Uptown.

And yep, here's another croissant, served in an entirely different fashion, overflowing with chicken that's reputedly prepared with five different spices for an unmistakably Asian flavour & scrambled eggs that taste staunchly more Oriental than Western.

Frisson's baked eggs showcase more creaminess than the norm, thanks to its mix of mozzarella, potatoes, carrots, capsicums & eggplant. And naturally, there's coffee here too, of course.

 Cherry Bomb Coffee
G-06, Lobby 2, Menara See Hoy Chan, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur
Open 8am-5pm, Monday-Saturday. Tel: 03-2181-5161

Frisson Coffee Bar
71-G, Jalan SS 21/1A, Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya. Open Tues-Sun, 10am-10pm


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26 comments:

  1. Some very filing ways to start your day! The croissants look yum!

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    1. YouHadYourLunch: oh yeah, i sure like chomping down on croissants :)

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  2. Chicken floss in croissants? No, thanks. They would need to be more creative than that. Would love the second option but I think the oxtail stew would be my choice...

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    1. Suituapui: a hearty platter of very tender oxtail :D

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  3. The oxtail stew certainly looks hearty and comforting.

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    1. Baby Sumo: i like how the chunks were meaty and juicy :)

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  4. That waffle looks like da bomb! Are those sesame seeds and maple syrup I see?

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    1. Contact.ewew: those are .... hmmm, gosh, it's been too long since this lunch in october, i can't quite remember any more! :D

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    2. Hahhah! I was about to ask the same. :P
      crisis of backlogs - I can relate Sean. Totally :P

      On another hand, if u cant remember what it was, it wasnt memorable enough then! :)

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    3. That's quite alright, Sean. Every blogger has this backlog crisis coz we can eat faster than we write :D

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    4. Rebecca: heheh, this backlog gets worse every year! :D

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    5. Contact.ewew: at this rate, this backlog will never clear! :)

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  5. I enjoyed reading some of those coffee quotes.

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    1. The Yum List: yeah, i'm a fan of verse :D

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  6. croissants seaweed, chicken floss ! sounds like something id throw together myself at home in a hurry! LOL :) Looks like a sanctuary all right... bombs away! :)

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    1. Ciki: a sanctuary from bombs (the sort that we don't want)! :D

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  7. The stew looks very heartwarming, Sean, and I love the atmosphere and colour scheme here...very warm, inviting and relaxing. Nice to see chess games, too. :)

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    1. Linda: i'm glad you like the look of the food and the place ... and this reminds me that it's been years since i played chess! i was never good at it though :)

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    1. Happy walker: glad you think so!

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  9. Oxtail stew looks great but waffle seems equally good either, hmm....

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    1. Ken: heheh, you can order the stew for the main and the waffle for sort-of dessert :)

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  10. We were in Uptown this afternoon but hadn't read your blog post then. This happens all the time; just missed trying a new place when we happen to be in the area! :P

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    1. CK: heheh, never mind, hope you enjoyed your meal at the other place you visited today in Uptown! :D

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  11. Oh..I love those comfy sofa seats which can let me spend half day sitting there day dreaming LOL

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    1. Choi Yen: heheh, ya, very comfortable seating here, perfect for daydreaming :D

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