Eat Drink KL: Feeka Coffee Roasters @ Mesui

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Feeka Coffee Roasters @ Mesui

Making the Mesui neighborhood a likely mecca for coffee lovers, Feeka finally opened this week, brought to us by the people behind PJ's Butter + Beans.

Inspired by the Swedish social philosophy of "fika" _ taking a coffee break with family & friends _ Feeka is that rare city-center cafe that feels effortlessly casual & charming, well-lit & welcoming, spacious & striking. It's poised to become a big, irrepressible hit.

Egg-bountiful brunches, sandwiches & hot meals should be served starting Saturday, but for now, customers can pounce on plenty of pleasant-looking, pleasure-providing pastries & cakes.

December update: Feeka's full menu is now available, with all-day-breakfast dishes (10am-6pm) that try to raise the bar in terms of inventiveness while keeping prices reasonable. No complaints whatsoever about the fried eggs with sweet potato hash & shredded duck confit (RM19).

 Worthwhile side dishes include rosemary potato hash & lamb sausages (RM5 each).

Even the French toast is devised with fun twists, a brioche made fruity with spiced pineapples & orange sauce, accompanied by chantilly cream (RM16).

 Best bets include cinnamon rolls with almonds & raisins, fulfilling in freshness & fragrance ...

 ... olive oil carrot cakes, nicely nuanced & beautifully balanced in flavor ...

 ... coconut cheesecakes ...

 ... & mousse-light chocolate tarts, mostly within the single-digit price range per slice.

 And of course, coffee. No lack of choices ...

 ... though not everything's available at this soft-launch stage.

December update: A nice affogato is available now, featuring New Zealand's Kapiti ice cream.

 Many vacant tables on Feeka's first morning, but expect seats to become scarce soon.

Feeka Coffee Roasters
19, Jalan Mesui, Kuala Lumpur
Open morning through 6pm for now, through midnight by month's end

The Oct.-Dec. edition of Eat Drink KL: 100 Favorites is now available in an eBook for free, convenient reading on computers, tablets & smartphones. It comprises reviews of 100 eateries that span various locations, cuisines & budgets: (link expires Dec. 31, 2013; see blog entries after that date for new link).