Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Otherwise Cafe @ Kelana Jaya

Spooky-sexy or crazy-creepy? Maybe a bit of both - Otherwise Cafe sure seems like one otherworldly venue.

Faceless bridal mannequins. Black-&-white wedding portraits. Vintage furniture. Wheelchairs. Skulls on counters. The sum effect makes Otherwise feel nearly like a haunted house at night, especially when the cafe is eerily empty & startlingly silent.

Some flourishes remain practical: Otherwise shares a space with what's a wedding photography studio & hair salon by day.

 The distinctive decor supplies a more compelling, camera-ready reason to visit compared to the cheesecakes, coffee & beer - though we rather like Otherwise's banana cheesecake, featuring ripe fruit that's freshly sliced & placed on the cake on order.

Otherwise Cafe
6, Jalan SS 4D/14, Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Mon, Wed & Thurs, 5pm-10pm; Fri, 5pm-11pm; Sat-Sun, 10am-11pm

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23 comments:

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    1. Ulric: and possibly more cheerful during daytime! :)

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  2. Nice hor? So photogenic. The Tiramisu was rather good ;)

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    1. Unka: heh, i like the wedding portraits on the wall :D ooo, didn't notice tiramisu, but cool, will check it out if i'm back, thanks :)

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  3. Definitely feels spooky..... I would choose to visit this place during daytime :P

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    1. Baby Sumo: heh, yeah, there's a bit of an ethereal quality here after the sun sets ... which i kinda like, actually :D

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  4. Yup, creepy. Why wheelchair? I hope the brand (of the wheelchair) is not named 'karma' lol

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    1. Ken: ooo, i have absolutely no idea why there's a wheelchair here :D

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  5. Now this is a very unique and spooky place, Sean. :)

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    1. Linda: definitely distinctive! :)

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  6. wow, this looks nice but scary, will go try if i drop by kelana jaya one day~ XD

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    1. Happy walker: heheh, ya, probably would be happier before sunset :)

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  7. Eeeeee...it does look like the set in some horror movie. Creepy! Do the eyes of the people in the photos move? :D

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    1. Suituapui: heh, you're right, they could film a slasher movie here, with all the shadowy corners! :)

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  8. Ewww... I thought these places only existed in Japan and Korea. ;-)

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    1. The Yum List: heheh, for better or worse, we have 'em too :D

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  9. Definitely spooky-creepy! Is that the neighbourhood guard dog I see? :D

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    1. Contact.ewew: yeah, i'm not sure where the dog appeared from, but it was at the right place at the right time for the photo ... and then it vanished! :)

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  10. Yer....the wheelchair~~~ I wonder who will wanna sit on it >_< But this place is very Instagram-worthy indeed

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    1. Choi Yen: yeah, i wasn't sure what the wheelchair was there for initially, but ya, it seems to be a permanent fixture :) true, it'll be interesting to take photos here, and also to compare the ambiance between day and night :)

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  11. Hmm.. it doesnt look crowded for now.. and a good place to do some writing me thinks.. WIFI works? :P

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    1. Rebecca: ya, i think it'd be quite peaceful, though it only opens at 5pm onwards on weekdays :) heheh, i don't actually log on to the wi-fi at cafes, sorry :)

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