Saturday, March 14, 2015

Tinterland @ Sri Petaling, Ojo @ Bangsar, Black & White @ Mont Kiara, Mad About Coffee, The Delle & TWS @ Petaling Jaya

Snapshots of six coffee stops, starting with Sri Petaling's Tinterland, part of the new crop of novelty cafes for 'selfie coffees.' 

For the photographic pleasure of patrons, take a selfie of yourself, then pay RM11 to have your facial image imprinted on the foam of coffee in flavours like popcorn, tiramisu or cinnamon. But for relatively shy customers, skip the selfie coffee & eat cake.

If you're looking for offbeat coffee, Bangsar's Ojo Coffee also has some, featuring flavours like red velvet & pina colada.

We sampled the Pink Bubble Gum Espresso (RM12.50) & Green Tea Horchata Cool Blend (RM13.50); whether you like 'em or not might hinge entirely on your tolerance for quirkiness. For food, smoked salmon sandwiches & plum streusels are available.

Prefer less colourful coffee? We feel you; check out Plaza Mont Kiara's amiably unassuming Black & White Cafe for more traditional lattes & flat whites, well prepared & potentially well partnered with warm chicken pies & chilled carrot cakes.

For folks who are super-serious about coffee, the best bet in this compilation might be the lovably friendly Mad About Coffee.

Prepared with Q Cup Roasters' Black Mamba blend, the coffee at this cafe in Petaling Jaya's 3 Two Square meets the mark.

Staying on in PJ for the remainder of this exploration: A five-minute drive from Mad About Coffee, there's The Delle Coffee & Tea, a stylish spot where office workers at the PJ Centrestage complex congregate for coffee & Smooshie juice to wash down The Delle's plates of lamb pita & spaghetti alla pesto.

Also nearby on the PJ campus of Brickfields Asia College: TWS Cafe. But the coffee here is by far the weakest of the bunch, while the cakes & macarons look dully generic - a sign from the coffee gods that we should stop, go no further & wrap up now.

Tinterland Selfie Coffee & Bread
29 Jalan Radin Bagus 3, Bandar Baru Sri Petaling, Kuala Lumpur. Daily, 9am-2am

Ojo Coffee: Joe Of The Town
23 Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur. Daily, 9am-1am

Black & White Cafe
Ground Floor, Plaza Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur

Mad About Coffee
C-20-01, 3 Two Square, Jalan 19/1, Petaling Jaya. Mon-Fri, 12pm-11pm; Sat, 2pm-12am

The Delle Coffe & Tea
Ground Floor, Menara C, PJ Centrestage, Jalan 13/1, Section 13, Petaling Jaya. Daily, 9am-10pm

TWS Cafe
Brickfields Asia College, PJ City Centre, Selangor. Daily, 8am-8pm

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  1. Wow, Sean, coffee, sandwiches, streusel, selfie...I love the array of things here. :)

    1. Linda: it was quite a lot to compress into one post, but am glad you like it! :)

  2. That's quite a caffeine overload...hope it wasn't all in one day for you! ;D

    1. Contact.ewew: heheh, spread out over several days :D

  3. Wow, too much caffeine!
    Getting old now, maximum 3 cups per day. :P

    1. CK: wow, three cups is still quite a lot! :D

  4. Selfie coffee?! What next!? Wouldn't be so good first thing in the morning...might put you off your drink!

    1. YouHadYourLunch: haha, maybe selfie cocktails next? :D

  5. I saw that - the selfie coffee thing....imagine drinking your own face! Haha.

    1. Baby Sumo: heheh, the kids might enjoy it! :D

  6. Humuphhhh!!!! No handphones while working! Tsk! Tsk!!! Sandwiches look good, so packed with wholesome goodness!

    1. Suituapui: 'wholesome goodness' ... i like that phrase a lot :D

  7. Face of myself on the coffee sounds really ridiculous , no offense just my two cents :P

    1. Choi Yen: heheh, i guess some customers find it fun, so it's OK for them to enjoy it :D

  8. Hi there! The blog's a little too confusing with little partition between the 3 cafes, next time you do a combined post featuring more than 1 location, do put up some huge headings so if I'm interested only in the 2nd of 3 cafes, I clearly know which photos and reviews are for which. Thanks Sean!

  9. Hi there! The blog's a little too confusing with little partition between the 3 cafes, next time you do a combined post featuring more than 1 location, do put up some huge headings so if I'm interested only in the 2nd of 3 cafes, I clearly know which photos and reviews are for which. Thanks Sean!