Wednesday, July 15, 2015

46 By Project Gibraltar @ USJ Subang Jaya

With nothing but the number '46' inscribed over it, there could've been nearly anything behind the enigmatic entrance of this Subang shop-lot - a chic perfume store, a polygamy club's headquarters, or even the passageway to an alternative universe.

Turns out, it's a desserts cafe & coffee bar whose cold, clinical look belies the welcoming warmth of its friendly founders.

The menu might not be lengthy, but it's well thought out & worth trying. Dessert pizzas are the attraction; check out the Cinnamon Cereal Crunch (RM14), an enjoyably fun ensemble comprising lots of crisp cereal flakes, strawberries, whipped cream, chocolate glaze & a dusting of cinnamon on a vanilla-flavoured base. Pair with a Flower Pot, a creamy milkshake with mellow, balanced flavours, bolstered by chocolate cookie crumbs, a shot of espresso, lavender essence & an edible flower.

No hesitation vouching for the coffee - order the off-menu Gibraltar (which explains the latter part of this place's name; 46 is the address), not too different from a latte, but served at a lower temperature - terrific for those of us who prefer our coffee warm, not hot. Fun fact: 46 founder Kevin formerly worked at Flat White, another Subang cafe. Beans here are from Seraph Awaken & Papa Palheta; the filter coffee (RM14) is lovely, but chilled French cider (RM19) is best for the current weather.

All in all, cafe lovers should sense no disturbance in the Force here. Bags by Qwstion & watches by TACS are also available for sale at 46, so you can sip & shop at the same time.

46 By Project Gibraltar
46, Jalan USJ 9/5P, Subang Jaya, Selangor. Next to Sumo Japanese Restaurant. Open 11am-11pm daily

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22 comments:

  1. I love the bright and cute atmosphere, Sean! :)

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    1. Linda: i like the stark whiteness of the walls with the soft brown tones on the chairs and floor :)

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  2. Killing two birds with one stone? A cafe that sells bags and watches too.

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    1. Suituapui: heh, guess it's a practical use for that space :)

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  3. You just know where to go. This place looks like haven. I love the design and the food presentation. Looks so cozy.

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    1. Lux: it's nice to spend an hour with some sweets and coffee here on a weekend afternoon :)

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  4. Looks like the perfect place for sweet tooths.

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    1. Vanessa: go ahead and indulge :)

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  5. Did anyone mention about dessert pizza? Count me in!

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    1. Ken: it's a fun change from savoury/cheesy pizzas! :D

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  6. It does look quite clinical, doesn't it? But I like the feeling of how clean and bright and spacious it makes the place look! Of course, it helps that the desserts looked amazing too!!

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    1. Iamthewitch: true, I like the clean, uncluttered look ... It's an interesting switch from the more typical cafe ambiance :) the flower pot milkshake was very enjoyable :)

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  7. What an awesome discovery! :)

    I'm trying to figure out exactly where it is coz I'm not very familiar with the USJ area. I love the idea of a desserts bar and the food looks good (cornflakes on pita bread?).

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    1. Huai Bin: ooo, ya, I'm not great with USJ/Subang myself, but this is more in the Taipan vicinity (or at least very nearby), and not the ss15 college vicinity ;) the cornflakes were a nice idea, cos they provided the crunch for the pizza :D

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  8. It does look a bit 'cold' and unwelcoming....more so with a 'code' protected entrance! The 'open' sign (like a coffee grinder) looks cute though :)

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    1. Contact.ewew: yeah, I suspect the code protection is more for safety and security reasons, which is wise I think, considering what they sell here. But ya, that doorknob thingy is cool :D

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  9. The setting looks rather sterile, but I would like to try their coffee and cider.

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    1. The yum list: if you're able to make it over to subang, this cafe is worth checking out ... Good coffee, definitely :)

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  10. Selamat Hari Raya Sean!
    btw, i love the collage of the toys! so cute :)

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    1. Rebecca: hope you have a great weekend too! :) heheh, thanks ... ya, those star wars memorabilia are pretty cool :)

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  11. I like the clean white look of this place! Nice. :D

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    1. CK: heheh, ya, i was surprised at first to see all that white, but i like white anyway :D

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