Eat Drink KL: 15 Sheets @ Bangsar & Artisan Roast HQ @ PJ Section 13

Sunday, June 16, 2013

15 Sheets @ Bangsar & Artisan Roast HQ @ PJ Section 13

Jonesing for java? Our city's need for caffeine has morphed into a full-blown addiction, with two more openings this month that might become notorious dens for joe junkies.

First up, 15 Sheets, a cheerfully friendly Bangsar men's boutique that doubles as a latte-loving cafe, making the streets of Telawi increasingly unsafe for coffee evaders.

Buy a colorfully checkered, American-made shirt, sock or tie ... 

... then sip a painstakingly perfected Americano; it's all in an afternoon's work for KL's highly strung urban male.

Complimentary coffee? That's what 15 Sheets is serving, for these few days. Yays!

15 Sheets is a new name, but our next stop marks an established brand that we've tracked since its earliest incarnation in Ampang's Persiaran Ritchie: Artisan Roast.

Artisan abandoned its original outlet, but every branch it's since launched has successfully carved fresh niches, in the TTDI indie-hipster scene, Bangsar Village's sparkling-mall setting, & now, most impressively, a cavernous cafe in Petaling Jaya.

Artisan Roast PJ opened this weekend, a work in progress with renovation forging ahead, but serving coffee & cakes nevertheless. This looks to be Artisan's flagship hangout, spearheaded by a bevy of the best baristas that passion can produce.

Try the filtered Rwandan or Kenyan. It might change your mind about what coffee can be.

The Last Polka's latest flavors are available here: A wondrous Wonderland of butterscotch & black pepper (one of The Last Polka's greatest hits, absolutely amazing) & Green Eggs & Ham (peppermint with choc fudge).

(Kita) Punya Colada, a remarkable riff on the Pina Colada, a tropical fruit trinity of coconut, pineapple & even jackfruit (!), plus an effervescent Root Beer ice cream.

Nice news: Hot breakfasts should be offered here starting next month. Artisan Roast PJ is nestled in a warehouse-like space somewhere behind Jaya 33.

Pictorial progression, the comprehensive chart of Artisan from the beginning to the present.
Entry on Artisan Roast @ Ampang: March 6, 2011. TTDI: Feb. 6, 2012 & Feb. 10, 2012. Bangsar Village: August 13, 2012.

15Sheets @ Telawi,
9, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur.
Open daily, 11am-9pm.
Artisan Roast HQ @ Petaling Jaya,
19, Jalan 13/2, Section 13, Petaling Jaya.
Open daily, morning through late.