2 Scones 1 Cup @ Petaling Jaya & 77 Mayford @ Kota Damansara

March 31, 2015

Four friends who recently wrapped up their studies abroad have come back to Malaysia & combined forces to launch one of PJ's most cheerful cafes; curiosity surrounding 2 Scones 1 Cup's name might be the initial lure for some customers, but it's worth heading here to meet the cafe's founders - Horng Qing, Eugene, Natasha & Nicholas - & check out what they're serving.

Start with two scones & a cup of tea - that's what the outlet's name is supposed to mean; its resemblance to a pop-culture phenomenon is coincidental. The scones (RM9 for two), served either plain or raisin-laced with clotted cream, prove well-made - the light & fluffy sort, to suit most patrons' preference, though crumblier scones might be available on request. You'll also find marble & banana cakes (RM4.50 per slice), as well as quiches, tarts & cream puffs (RM6.50 per serving).

We like the Malacca-inspired Jonker Street Curry Chicken Rice, which comprises powerfully fragrant nasi lemak with chicken & potatoes in a flavoursome curry, personally made by the mom of one of the cafe's founders. Other local specialities include mee rebus & loh shi fun; an additional Western selection of soups & pastas will be introduced soon.

Second stop for scones & tea: Kota Damansara's 77 Mayford, a cafe with humour & heart that promises 'tea on the loose.'

Crumbly scones are available, alongside brownies, carrot cakes & a cool-sounding 'Matcha Pichu' dessert.

From Camden Lock to Kota Damansara: 77 Mayford's highlight is English-blended loose leaf tea by London's Yumchaa, who proclaim themselves the 'curators of immodest tea' in flavours like Walk In The Woods, Wanderlust, Regents Park, Chelsea Chai & Chilli Chilli Bang Bang.

2 Scones 1 Cup
627 Jalan 17/8, Section 17, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Daily, 12pm-10pm

77 Mayford
6-1, Jalan PJU 5/17, Kota Damansara. Tel: 03-6151-0609

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