Sometime in 2014, we stumbled on Ode Art Cafe & met its founder Cassie for the first time; she was preparing to leave to see her husband, who was recovering from a hospital procedure, but she was kind, patient & generous enough to spend several minutes talking to us. We returned weeks later & chatted with Cassie & her father, enjoying their hospitality, spaghetti & coffee. Since then, this creative community space has welcomed many more visitors & cultivated a reputation as a soul-soothing sanctuary on Subang's crowded streets. We haven't been back in a long while, but we have fond memories of Ode Art Cafe.
It can be interesting for a cafe enthusiast to simply stroll around in Subang's SS15 enclave - on practically every corner, there's a discovery to be made, such as Le Lumineux, a new venue where positive vibes & pork recipes take centre-stage. Spicy-sweet pork masala spaghetti (RM17.90+), roasted pork belly with rosemary-infused plum dip (RM15.50+), pork satay with kitchen-made spiced apple sauce (RM15.50+) - the menu is admirably & appealingly ambitious, offering hearty portions for fair prices, but the flavours, textures & freshness of the meat require fine-tuning; for our meal, the pork tasted past its prime.
One more for the road: Fury Cafe is another of Subang's indie hangouts, located beside the Riders Garage bikers' store, folded under the Art Of Speed brand. Shop for a helmet, then take a break with cake baked by Seven Deadly Sins Desserts - inventive varieties include the Salted Gula Melaka cheesecake with coconut & Caramoffee with coffee sponge & toffee bits.
Ode Art Cafe
112, First Floor, Jalan SS15/4B, Subang Jaya. Tues-Thu, 8am-8pm; Fri-Sun, 10am-10pm. Tel: 03-5879-9066
Le Lumineux Cafe
46G, Jalan SS15/4C, Subang Jaya. Thurs-Tues, 12pm-1am. Tel: 03-5613-6208
76, Jalan SS15/4, Subang Jaya
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