Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Bean Reserve @ The Co., Bangsar

Fort Knox can keep its bullions - Bangsar's new Bean Reserve aims to mine KL's current affection for cafes by beguiling customers with a bounty of luxurious soft-serves, loaded sandwiches & luscious coffee that's touted to be as 'good as gold.'

Bean Reserve, run by the folks behind Solaris Mont Kiara's Brewmen, is tucked in a bungalow that primarily houses The Co., an impressive co-working space. Walk-in patrons who visit this photogenically sunshine-saturated cafe for their daily latte might wind up rubbing elbows with entrepreneurs & freelancers taking a break from The Co.'s office suites & meeting rooms.

Soft-serves may be Bean Reserve's star attraction - satisfyingly smooth, one made with the cafe's own-roasted Colombian-Brazilian house blend, another inspired by Momofuku Milk Bar's celebrated Cereal Milk soft-serve (RM8 per cup). Both prove enjoyable, with potent flavours that make an impression; more variants, like chocolate, are expected to be offered eventually.

Also distinctive: A soft-serve affogato (RM15) scrumptiously textured with cornflakes - a crunchy counterpoint to the ice cream.

For savoury snacking, Bean Reserve serves sandwiches stuffed with turkey ham & pineapple, pulled beef, smoked salmon, or egg mayo with cucumber raita to pair with Guatemalan bean espressos, South African rooibos tea or Colombian hot chocolate.

Brewmen has nurtured a reputation for idiosyncratic specialities to sip, so it's no surprise that Bean Reserve follows suit. Try the crisp Nitro beverages served on tap - nitrogen-infused Earl Grey tea or El Salvador coffee spiked with honey - or the sparkling cold brew constructed to evoke a Gin & Tonic (sans alcohol, sadly), or the aromatic chai latte that showcases Bean Reserve's own-made chai syrup. Sparkling water is supplied to cleanse & refresh the palate between each beverage.

Look for Bean Reserve on this lot on Lengkok Abdullah. There are some lovely nooks inside, including a leafy atrium, but note that visitors to the cafe shouldn't loiter beyond Bean Reserve's confines - these spaces are mainly meant for The Co.'s clients.

Bean Reserve
8 Lengkok Abdullah, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur. Currently 9am-6pm daily

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18 comments:

  1. lovely sunny place .. that's already a 10 in my books! :D

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    1. Ciki: yeah, the sunlight especially comes streaming in through the windows after 4pm! :)

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  2. I like the place, bright and clean. Soft serves at Rm 8 sound decent, unlike those overpriced establishments in the malls

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    1. Ken: yeah, it's a nice soothing space, especially if you wanna take a break from work ... with a reasonably priced soft serve for a teatime treat :D

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  3. It looks like a clean and bright place, Sean, and the offerings look refreshing and and tasty. :)

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    1. Linda: ya, i think it'd be nice to pop over this place on a calm weekday afternoon :)

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  4. If the coffee is good enough for the barista to drink it himself (3rd pic), it must be very good! LOL!!!

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    1. Suituapui: heheh, i wonder many cups of coffee a barista drinks per day on average :D

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  5. Looks like a great place for The Co's clients to get their coffee on!

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    1. Contact.ewew: yeah, could definitely schedule an appointment or casual-ish business meeting here :)

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  6. boss, i want go try this~~ =)

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    1. Happy walker: come la! :D

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  7. I always like the cafe with a lot of natural light, nice! :D

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    1. CK: yeah, you can take nice shots here of your coffee next to the window! :)

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  8. It all looked good until I saw the photo of what appears to be canned pineapple... I'd much prefer a fresh slice - we live in the tropics - no need for canning when you can get beautiful fresh specimens.

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    1. The Yum List: that's a constructive and perceptive piece of feedback for the owners here ... it may have been a matter of convenience since they're still putting their menu together, so i think they'll look into it :)

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  9. Love the place, the concept, the soft serve. Food looks like it needs some work. But the drinks - finally. more unique choices ! :D Yay for me!

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    1. Rebecca: yeah, they don't really have a kitchen for full-blown cooking, so i think the best option is to head here for soft serves and the beverages, which they take pride in :D

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