Tuesday, March 31, 2015

2 Scones 1 Cup @ Petaling Jaya & 77 Mayford @ Kota Damansara

Four friends who recently wrapped up their studies abroad have come back to Malaysia & combined forces to launch one of PJ's most cheerful cafes; curiosity surrounding 2 Scones 1 Cup's name might be the initial lure for some customers, but it's worth heading here to meet the cafe's founders - Horng Qing, Eugene, Natasha & Nicholas - & check out what they're serving.

Start with two scones & a cup of tea - that's what the outlet's name is supposed to mean; its resemblance to a pop-culture phenomenon is coincidental. The scones (RM9 for two), served either plain or raisin-laced with clotted cream, prove well-made - the light & fluffy sort, to suit most patrons' preference, though crumblier scones might be available on request. You'll also find marble & banana cakes (RM4.50 per slice), as well as quiches, tarts & cream puffs (RM6.50 per serving).

We like the Malacca-inspired Jonker Street Curry Chicken Rice, which comprises powerfully fragrant nasi lemak with chicken & potatoes in a flavoursome curry, personally made by the mom of one of the cafe's founders. Other local specialities include mee rebus & loh shi fun; an additional Western selection of soups & pastas will be introduced soon.

Second stop for scones & tea: Kota Damansara's 77 Mayford, a cafe with humour & heart that promises 'tea on the loose.'

Crumbly scones are available, alongside brownies, carrot cakes & a cool-sounding 'Matcha Pichu' dessert.

From Camden Lock to Kota Damansara: 77 Mayford's highlight is English-blended loose leaf tea by London's Yumchaa, who proclaim themselves the 'curators of immodest tea' in flavours like Walk In The Woods, Wanderlust, Regents Park, Chelsea Chai & Chilli Chilli Bang Bang.

2 Scones 1 Cup
627 Jalan 17/8, Section 17, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Daily, 12pm-10pm

77 Mayford
6-1, Jalan PJU 5/17, Kota Damansara. Tel: 03-6151-0609


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16 comments:

  1. I must say that the décor....and the scones looked better in the first one but the tea looks more awesome in the second, especially the 2-in-1 teapot and cup :)

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    1. Contact.ewew: yeah, both places are worth visiting for their respective reasons ... and yeah, it's true that different folks like different sorts of scones! :)

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  2. Sean, the ambiance and decor is lovely, and the scones look so nice. All those teas....wow! I really love tea and the Caramel Sweetheart sounds tempting, as do many of the others! What a lovely place! :)

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    1. Linda: i didn't notice the Caramel Sweetheart label until you pointed it out, but it does sound tempting! :)

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  3. We just had a discussion about scones not long ago.
    I told Mr. LFB that I miss the scones from Tisanes, wish can revisit soon, haha.

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    1. CK: heheh, hopefully you can revisit within the next couple of years maybe! :)

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  4. Oooo...scones!!! <3 <3 <3 Ummm...everyone's so young there...and thin! I'd stick out like a sore thumb.

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    1. Suituapui: heheh, hello scone lover :) haha, well, i think these places will eventually attract diverse customers :)

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  5. I like the catchy name- Matcha Pichu

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    1. Ken: yeah, the name made me smile :)

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  6. I like how bright and cheery these places look!

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    1. Baby Sumo: yup, and they feel very welcoming too! :)

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  7. I miss my fluffy drop scones. With the demise of Teapot Cafe, haven't found any that come close. Hopefully one of these can satisfy my scone cravings!!!

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    1. Unknown: i think 2 Scones 1 Cup might be the best bet for the fluffier sort of scones. hope you enjoy them :)

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    2. Thanks Sean! Definitely on my list... along with like 50 other restaurants and cafes from the blog. So much to eat, so little time. Sigh.

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    3. Unknown: i know the feeling ... but do three places a week, and you'll be able to clear any backlog by the end of 2015 :)

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