Jonesing for java? Our citys 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 mens 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; its all in an afternoons work for KLs highly strung urban male.
Artisan abandoned its original outlet, but every branch its since launched has successfully carved fresh niches, in the TTDI indie-hipster scene
, Bangsar Villages 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 Artisans 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 Polkas latest flavors are available here: A wondrous Wonderland of butterscotch & black pepper (one of The Last Polkas 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.