Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Calories @ Desa Sri Hartamas, Cafe Lapis @ Wangsa Maju & Cafe Bureau @ Kota Damansara

Checking out a set of suburban cafes with a clean, uncluttered look, soothing white shades & very friendly vibes, starting with Desa Sri Hartamas' Calories, which is spearheaded by the two sisters who run Bangsar's popular Mimpikita fashion boutique.

Calories offers a fair mix of recipes to woo breakfast, lunch & tea crowds, from Eggs Benedict with beef bacon in the morning to Mama's Daging Dendeng with rice in the afternoon & baked treats from Jaslyn Cakes for the evening, washed down with hot lattes, cold lemon & lychee soda or zero-calorie water. Prices feel reasonable, with most servings clocking in at under RM20.

Next up, Cafe Lapis, a cosy neighbourhood hideout in Wangsa Maju with a relatively creative collection of cross-border fare.

Some unorthodox temptations here, from the slow-roasted pulled lamb sandwich topped with tangy tabbouleh (RM15) to buffalo wings in sambal sauce (RM7), competently executed. Snacks include waffle fries with onion dip (RM8) & batter-fried florets of broccoli & cauliflower (RM5). Desserts include apple pie cupcakes & strawberry shortcake jars, while beverages span apple caramel floats (RM7.50) & chocolate malted milkshakes (RM8).

Final stop: Cafe Bureau, hidden in Kota Damansara's Cascades complex, ideal for customers who like lots of natural light.

Expect a crowd-pleasing selection here - beef sandwiches built with burger patties (RM19.90) & spicy lala pasta (RM15.90), with doughnuts, cakes & coffee all available too. Love the signs on the wall & the thoughtful little touches all around this place.

 Calories KL Cafe 
A-G-08, Galeria Hartamas, Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur. Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm

 Cafe Lapis
3, Jalan Wangsa Delima 1A, Seksyen 5 Wangsa Maju, Kuala Lumpur. Tues-Sun, 12pm-10pm (starts 3pm Friday)

Cafe Bureau
B-G-28, Lower Ground Floor, Dataran Cascades, Jalan PJU 5/1, Kota Damansara. Sat-Thurs, 930am-930pm

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14 comments:

  1. I guessed as much...before you mentioned it. That would be beef bacon but that's good too. Egg Benedict looks great! But do they have to remind us...of the calories? LOL!!! The stuff at Cafe Lapis looks pretty nice as well.

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    1. Suituapui: haha, yeah, calories is an unexpected name, but i guess it's kinda cool and catchy, heheh :D glad you like the look of the food in this post :)

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  2. Like the subtle touch of blue of the second café...and the batter fried broccoli and cauliflower looks like a healthy snack! ;D

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    1. Contact.ewew: heh, yeah, the calming blue does pair well with the soothing white :D hmmm, not sure about the 'healthy' bit, but ya, battered broccoli is a fun snack that we're seeing more often these days :)

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  3. I love natural light, so I will go for Cafe Bureau! Hehehe.

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    1. CK: heheh, i like the plants around Cafe Bureau ... it's a nice ambiance :)

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  4. Such a lovely and airy place, Sean, and the fare looks divine!

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    1. Linda: glad you like the look of the place and the food :D

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  5. I'm curious about the naming of Calories. At first I thought they may have listed calories on their menu?

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    1. The Yum List: yeah, i think i forgot to ask them about the reason behind their name. not sure why they went with calories :)

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  6. oh the Cafe Bureau does resonates with me. love the sunlight!

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    1. Rebecca: i like the setting for Cafe Bureau ... i like spaciousness! :D

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  7. Everything here looks sumptuous and tempting. I shouldn't be visiting your blog when I'm hungry. :D

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    1. Lux G: heheh, thankfully i'm reading this on a full stomach right now :D

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