Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Cottle Coffee @ Damansara Uptown & Cream By The Roast Things @ Dataran Prima

South Melbourne's Cottle Coffee has opened its first Asian offshoot, a collaboration between Australian Richard Cottle, a fourth-generation coffee purveyor, & Malaysian Looi Miin Wei, who left KL several years ago & started his own cafe Down Under. Cottle at Uptown is a genuinely friendly, feel-good venue - the Cottle Cat might greet you with a purr outside, while senior barista Su Juin stands ready indoors with a warm smile, eager to ensure the (dark roast) cappuccino, (mango butter) cake & (hot) curry puffs hit the spot. Cottle On Coventry's own-roasted beans are flown into KL fortnightly; Richard will shuttle back & forth to provide Cottle Malaysia with his personal touch, backed by decades of experience & dollops of enthusiasm.

Cream is a dreamy coffee bar with both sheen & soul - its aesthetics are gorgeous & its brews seem like a godsend. Try the filter coffee, served in both hot & cold samplings - it might persuade you to fall in love with coffee all over again, a testament to how thoroughly Cream's operators, Malaysian micro-roaster The Roast Things, have mastered their craft. Order a bundt cake, give the genial baristas Milo & Theng a few minutes to prepare your beverages, & soak up the rich, restorative calm of Cream.

Cottle Coffee
15 Jalan SS 21/60, Damansara Uptown, Petaling Jaya. Tel: 03-77337070

Cream
A-G-01,The Tube, Jalan PJU1/39, Dataran Prima, Petaling Jaya. Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm; Sat, 10am-6pm

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11 comments:

  1. Both look nice, but we just finished one round of cafe hopping, will rest awhile first before the next round, hehehe.

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    1. CK: can wait for the christmas break and maybe plan your next round for then! :D

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  2. Very nice, Sean, they look very warm and inviting. I like the ambiance! :)

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    1. Linda: you're right, they're both very welcoming! :D

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  3. Gosh!!! More and more! Same here, everyone is jumping on the bandwagon. Great places to drop by for coffee...or after-dinner night caps, sit around and chat with friends.

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    1. Suituapui: yeah, it's quite amazing sometimes to recall that just four years ago, there were fewer than a dozen places doing speciality coffee in kl :D

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  4. No complaints from me seeing a little more of the Melbourne coffee culture here in KL. I do like the Roast Things however and would be more likely to buy my beans from a local roaster.

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    1. The Yum List: yeah, it's great to have a balance of diverse sources, i think ... a strong, robust variety for customers to choose from :)

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  5. It seems to be that the place is clinically clean... love the wooden tiles either

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    1. Ken: i like how the clean look works in places like these ... gives a nice sense of space too :D

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  6. South Melbourne's Cottle Coffee is very nice decorated place . last year when I went to AUS for watching ICC World CUp, that time i visited there with my friends. We really enjoyed with their main focus coffee that's liked most. In that shop uses Bellemain Burr Coffee Grinder . it's such a very good coffee maker with grinder.

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