Sunday, October 9, 2016

Littlepeople @ Avantas Residences, Old Klang Road

A breath-of-fresh-air sense of humility infuses this cafe, formed by three friends who openly call themselves 'small potatoes' in KL's coffee-brewing scheme of life. But while Jun, Jan & Ang prefer to remain self-effacing, Littlepeople looms large as more than a blip on the cake-&-caffeine stalker's radar; the trio have earned their customer-pacifying stripes in prime venues like VCR, Artisan Roast & Three Little Birds, & they now render encouraging evidence of what aspirations might be accomplished when even the tiniest of dreamers band together with their hearts seemingly in the right place & their skills fittingly fine-tuned.

It's fair to forecast big things for Littlepeople - the steady tide of weekend patrons looked nothing short of content with this sunny, spacious setting, which stakes out a strategic spot on Old Klang Road. The cafe is in a genuine test-run phase until Oct. 14; visitors can currently pay as much or as little as they like for everything from filters (made with bags of beans that Jun brought home from a recent sojourn in Blighty) to flat whites & white tea, croissants with chicken ham & cheddar cheese to cakes like chocolate beetroot, mochi cheese & carrot, plus warm meals of polenta & pastas (the kitchen is shuttered at 3pm for now). Plans are also afoot for a brew bar where folks can come up close with the baristas for intimate interactions over oolong.

Ground Floor, Avantas Residences, Jalan Klang Lama, Kuala Lumpur.
Mon, Wed-Fri, 730am-6pm; Sat-Sun, 10am-10pm. Tel: 03-7971-9209

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  1. Oh my, just look at that icing on the chocolate cake! Yum.

    1. The Yum List: that was totally my kind of choc cake - sumptuous but not cloying :)

  2. Thank goodness the crack was not showing!

    I don't like places where they actually ask you for tips - if the food is great, the service is very good, I would tip willingly - I even tip the guys at my regular petrol station and now I get VIP treatment everytime...but I guess not many people do it so they have to beg. At least, it is better than imposing a 10% service charge like one place that I went to - will never go there ever again.

    1. Suituapui: i think tip jars are OK to have at independent cafes cos otherwise, most customers won't have a convenient mechanism to show their appreciation, especially if you're paying at the counter before the meal. in the end, it all depends on how the outlet and the staff members want to do it; there are other cities where the pressure to tip is much greater ;)

    2. Hi Suituapui,

      We are sorry that our wordings of the money jar misleading you.
      We are actually still under soft launch period, & that's why we let our customer pay as much they want.
      We won't have tips jar, neither 10% service charge when we open officially.

      Once again, we apologize for any misunderstanding and we hope to see you again.
      Thank you.

      Little People

    3. Little People: thanks for the clarification - but no apologies needed though; i'm sure Suituapui was talking about other places, and not your cafe. hope the soft-launch period is going well for you. take care :)