Monday, May 25, 2015

Stubborn Joe Cafe @ Dataran Prima

Stubborn Joe is no average-Joe cafe; founded by a husband-&-wife team who practise interior design & architecture, it's a visual feast. Joe & Veronica have created a space with a striking sense of meticulousness, right from the sumptuously photogenic walls - one with a 'no man is an island' figurine-lined theme, facing another filled with black-&-white construction blueprints - to the ravishingly intricate floor tiles & the furnishing of a vintage family TV set, rotary phone & other heirlooms.

Stubborn Joe's menu is extensive, comprising no-fuss fare - platters of rice with egg & sweet-sour fish (RM12.50 nett) & corned beef sandwiches with fries & salad (RM12.90), plus packets of Mee Hoon Siam & nasi lemak, alongside soups, basic pastas & more. Try the tong sui (RM3.80) - it's made fresh daily in recipes rotated throughout the week; we had the red bean version when we visited, but patrons on other occasions can enjoy sweet potato or gingko fu chuk barley tong sui. For coffee, Stubborn Joe relies on Spanish-origin Catunambu packaged beans. Service is friendly, helpful & enthusiastic.

Stubborn Joe Cafe
Jalan PJU 1/42, No 21-1 Blk E1, Dataran Prima, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Mon-Thurs, 8am-4pm; Fri-Sun, 830am-10pm


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23 comments:

  1. The floors draw one in, for sure, and I love the colours and all the vintage items!!! :)

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    1. Linda: those floors are a beauty ... they'll be the subject of many photographs for sure! :)

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  2. Love those figurines! And what are those barricading the glass window? Stools? Yes, lovely tiles on the floor - like the stools at Nyonya Colours, will be an attraction, no doubt. I'm drawn to that mee hoon Siam in the banana leaf, looks so good.

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    1. Suituapui: heheh, i like how you like almost everything here! :D

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  3. There sure are some creatively designed places popping up around the city.

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    1. The Yum List: yup, get out your camera, for sure! :)

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  4. I kinda want those tiles in my kitchen.

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    1. KY: it might be possible :D

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  5. I like the funky interior design here

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    1. Ken: it's quite cool! :)

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  6. Same with Ken, I am attracted by the interior~

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    1. Choi Yen: heheh, hope you manage to check this place out :)

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  7. I'm actually not into those floor tiles, overly intricate and colourful (prefer the ones in Flingstones)....nor the stools design in front, blocks views in and out and all natural sunlight too! :(

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    1. Contact.ewew: ooo, heheh, i like the different sorts of tiles we see these days in cafes :D hmmm, you have an interesting point about the wooden stools!

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    1. Anggun: it's pork-free, but they don't have official halal certification

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  9. Very nice interior. I like the wall deco, wallpaper & the stacking of wooden stools as deco! :-)

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    1. Melissa: ya, i love all the stuff you mentioned too ... plus the mugs on the entrance door :D

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  10. I like the interior, the tiles are so pretty!

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    1. CK: ya, i kept taking photos of the tiles! :D

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  11. Nice hor? They introducing some salads soon. Hope they took good care of you when you were there :D

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    1. Unkaleong: heh, yeah, joe and wendy (if i recall her name correctly) came up to chat with us ... and wendy promised some more interesting new dishes soon (i think i might have visited too soon) :)

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  12. Service is pretty poor here. They don't tell you a particular item in the menu is finished after you have waited for a long time. How long must you wait for a plate of salad? If you don't have that item do not lie to a customer and tell them they have to wait awhile. That's very unprofessional. I will not visit this place again.

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