Friday, May 22, 2015

Double A Cafe @ Pacific Place, Ara Damansara

Double A Cafe deserves an 'A' for effort - husband-&-wife team Aiman & Alia have taken a break from their corporate responsibilities to create a wholeheartedly welcoming space that has the potential to become something genuinely special.

You'll likely see a lot of Double A Cafe on Instagram in the months to come - credit is due to interior consultant Adrien Ritzal, whose work is beautifully tasteful & confidently restrained. We've no idea what he charges, but we'd hire him in a heartbeat.

It's crucial to testify though that Double A isn't simply style over substance - this cafe seeks to showcase the work of home-grown Malaysian bakers, with a line-up that's expected to evolve over time. A peek at the counter reveals well-worth-reading stories behind why Double A's founders chose Gateauxlicious, Gulabakery & Sugar Rush for its initial cake suppliers.

Best bets include Gulabakery's moist-textured 'Sekaya Nangka' jackfruit cupcakes, as well as Gateuxlicious' lovely pavlova, mellow in its fruity sweetness & fresh-tasting in its light crispy-crumbliness. There's not much that's savoury to sample here - the chicken pie needs some more experimentation to iron out its too-soft crust (though its filling is pretty delicious).

Double A doubles down on its choice of coffee by going with supplies & training by Johor-based Monsta Cafe. The beverage list is extensive - flat whites (RM11) to rose lattes (RM11), a cereal affogato (RM13) to a sea salted iced caramel latte (RM13), though our parting tip would be to try the Double A Dark Chocolate Mocha with marshmallows (RM12) - it's everything.
P.S. I accidentally left an umbrella here, but that's OK, you guys can discard it - it's in really bad shape anyway (try opening it).

Double A Cafe
E-1-3 (facing main road, next to mamak), Pacific Place Commercial Centre, Jalan PJU 1A/4, Ara Damansara, Petaling Jaya
Wednesday, 12pm-7pm; Thursday, 9am-6pm, Friday, 3pm-11pm; Sat-Sun, 12pm-8pm (for now)

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18 comments:

  1. Hey sean? i am actually planning to go to Malaysia! Your blog is very helpful! Thanks I will be getting a lot of plce here to hang out!

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    1. Stevevhan: yay! i think you'll have a good time in Malaysia, especially with the variety of places to eat and drink :)

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  2. The entrance looks very welcoming.

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    1. The Yum List: we felt like we were being welcomed into someone's home :)

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  3. Geee!!! That guy looking at his date! Wonder what's on his mind. :D :D :D Hmmmm...did you look in the mirrors as you walked past? Vain, eh? LOL!!!

    Love the look of the chicken pies! Would love to try that.

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    1. Suituapui: haha, no, i tend to not look at mirrors :D

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  4. The fruits look very good! :)

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    1. Linda: yes, assembled to order for the pavlova! :)

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  5. I like the interior decor of the place but the sweets did not quite manage to tempt me :P

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    1. Ken: the desserts here are actually very, very good :D

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  6. I have a soft spot for "labors of love" like this place. Loving how they get independent bakers to showcase their stuff - the jackfruit cupcake sounds like something I'll love! :)

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    1. Huai Bin: yeah, you can feel the passion and joy radiating at this place :) hopefully they'll continue to showcase many more great bakers ... i don't usually like jackfruit, but i liked the cupcake! :)

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  7. From the pic, the tables and chairs look somewhat similar to those from Ikea.....even the mirrors and picture frames! :D

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    1. Contact.ewew: ooo, i have no idea ... my last visit to ikea was in 2003! :D

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  8. Its such a cosy place. Indeed nice interior.
    I could see the barrista's full concentration putting his effort ...on the coffee art I suppose ;-)

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    1. Melissa: they're quite dedicated to making great drinks here, i think! :D

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  9. Today we visited a new cafe, haven't done that for long long time. Hehe

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    1. CK: yay! hopefully you enjoyed your visit! :D

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