Sunday, December 09, 2012

Serious coffee at EspressoLab

I was satisfied with my past encounters with EspressoLab at Gardens mall. So when I heard hubby mentioned they have a Publika branch, we ventured and looked for it because it was not located in. Visible area. Long ago I know they started in Publika but I guess the foot traffic then was low, and now they came back.

The place is very, very humble. Meaning it was not fully renovated to impress. Simply, they just put the place together in the most cost effective manner and all they care about is to sell good coffee.

I was surprised that despite its secretive location in the underdeveloped area of Publika, it was full!!!

We were not disappointed. My latte was superb especially on the first sip! Heaven!

No wonder people keep coming back. Seriously, if you try their coffee you will find it hard to go back to Starbucks latte.

Simple place. Serious coffee.

Espresso Lab
D1-G4-6, Solaris Dutamas
Jalan Duta Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel No.: 603-6211 0662

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Yeast Boulangerie Bangsar Review

Hubby and I decided to check out the newest addition to Bangsar's food scene. A new French place called Yeast opened right beside Antipodean (same row as La Bodega).

True to the French cultural behavior, I found the owner not too friendly (very French). Hubby himself was a bit disappointed with the way the French owner didn't engage with us despite we were one of the earliest customers.

Worth noting is the pain Au chocolat (chocolate croissant). The rest were okay. The coffee (latte and Capuccino) we're both watery and left us not satisfied with our Saturday brekkie.

In the end, we paid our stuff and left for Antipodean for some real coffee. Little daughter enjoyed playing at the play area of Antipodean while parents enjoyed some chat time over coffee and banana pancakes.

The French boulangerie had some traffic by the time we left Antipodean at 10am. I do hope they would improve some stuff:

- more lighting on their bread cabinet so people can see better
- open the door a bit more. Their entrance door was so cramped bec they closed most of it to conserve Aircon. It felt unwelcoming for guests.
-owner should be more friendly
- coffee needs significant improvement
- add more breakfast choices as it is limited
- add more bread to their Egg Cocotte because we were very short of it with two small pieces! We tried to order baguette but it was not ready at 830am!

Probably will give this place a try again next year when they get their act together. Meanwhile you can check it out yourself and be the judge.

yeast bistro
24g Jalan telawi 2, Bangsar
Opens at 8am

Egg Cocotte (we thought the bread portions were too small)

Outside seating area


Weekend breakfast at Yeast

Bill for 2 adults and 1 child

Bread Selection

Eggs are a speciality -- only on weekends!

Coffee was disappointing. Better head to Antipodean to grab some real coffee!

Interior of Yeast - reminds me of the Paris restaurants!

Pain au Chocolat
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