Ahmad & Co. Coffee + Cigars @ Kota Damansara

September 15, 2014

This week's newest cafe attraction: Ahmad & Co, a curiosity-provoking establishment that traffics in both caffeine & cigars on one of Kota Damansara's roads less travelled.

Ahmad & Co's immediate customers might well be Instagram junkies, lured by the persuasively appealing decor here ... 

... which evokes echoes of successful suburban cafes (think Thursdvys meets Wood & Steel), weaving those influences into a refreshed setting that will henceforth be recognisably Ahmad & Co ...

... with a Marxist revolutionary keeping watch over the cigar bar section ...

.... & a Sith Lord commanding the barista's counter (the power of dark side rests in the pitch-black espressos).

We like the calm & well-cooled indoors, currently crowd-free even on weekends (though probably not for long) ...

... but the alfresco area has an irrefutable charm too that'll prove irresistible for social-media sharing.

 The coffee might seem somewhat secondary, but for what it's worth, the beans are Artisan-roasted, turned into a Ahmad & Co house blend of Colombian, Brazilian & Sumatran.

 Iced teas are available too at Ahmad & Co, which seems to be run by a small, friendly team.

 The food menu is still a work in progress, but mini corn dogs could be a fun teatime snack.

We skipped an inspection of the cigars this time, but there looks to be a reasonably well-stocked humidor here.

Ahmad & Co
11G, Jalan PJU 5/20A, The Strand, Kota Damansara, Selangor
Open 10am-11pm, closed Thursdays. Tel: 03-6143-6507

Check out the latest edition of Eat Drink KL: 100 Favourites, featuring 100 recommended restaurants for July-September 2014, including more than 20 new entries for this quarter. 
This eBook is available to read or download at this link: http://eatdrinkkl.publ.com/2014C 
Link expires Sept 30, 2014; see blog entries after that date for new link.

Stay up to date: The Eat Drink KL newsletter is sent by email to subscribers every Monday; it's the Klang Valley's foremost weekly round-up of new restaurant openings (even before they're featured on this blog), F&B promotions & other tasty tidbits.
Subscribe to Eat Drink KL Weekly for free via this following link: 
Note to subscribers on Gmail: The newsletter will be in the Promotions folder of your inbox.

Sausages to sambal. Muffins to marshmallows. Peanut butter to mango chutney. Cornflake ice cream to honey aloe yogurt. Lavender-laced lemonades to lychee-&-guava juices.
Eat Drink KL: Small Businesses, Huge Flavours is the first eBook to help customers navigate the diversity of independent F&B entrepreneurs who bake & boil in their own kitchens, offering some of Malaysia's finest, most fascinating food products.
This resource will be continuously updated with new listings: www.eatdrinkkl.publ.com/businesses