Aspresso Coffee & That Place La @ Danau Kota, Setapak

December 19, 2013

Setapak is this entrys suburban spot for simple egg-filled brunches by neighborhood newbies Aspresso & That Place La.

Start with Aspresso, a cozy first-floor hideout at the Danau Kota commercial blocks where customers can customize their all-day-brekkie platters to choose what exactly they want to eat. 

Five items in one serving cost a very fair RM11.90: An egg-pork-potato fiesta of scrambled/sunny-side-up/omelet (six eggs in one shot!), bacon & hash brown.

 Other possibilities that can be ordered for this plate include chicken sausages, mashed potatoes, mushrooms & baked beans. Aspresso also offers light meals of sandwiches & pastas.

The coffee comprises specials ranging from Indonesian Gayo Highland Acehnese single-origin to Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, crafted meticulously through V60, aeropress, chemex & siphon methods.

Aspressos affogato? Pleasantly creamy. 

Caution: Wi-fi is not yet available at Aspresso; since Maxis connection erodes to an E here, phone surfers wont want to linger very long for now.

 Next up, only a one-minute drive from Aspresso: That Place La, a Platinum Lake condo cafe where expectations should likely be lowered. Its a nice, bright & clean setting nevertheless.

Wish we could call this a morning-glory, but the baked egg with tomatoes, cheese & chicken ham seems reminiscent of something Id mix & microwave as a teen. Still, its merely RM3.50.

Not much to say about That Place Las latte; maybe the other dishes here fare better. Theres roast chicken, spaghetti bolognese, sago gula melaka & more. 

That Place La scores in the soundtrack department though, playing John Hiatts Have A Little Faith In Me & Tasmin Archers Sleeping Satellite; Aspresso relies on All Of Me Sinatra muzak.

Aspresso Coffee & All Day Breakfast 
16-1, Lot B-8-1, Plaza Usahawan Genting Klang
Jalan Danau Niaga 3, Taman Danau Kota, Kuala Lumpur
Weekdays noon through midnight (except Tuesdays), weekends 10am-midnight
Tel: 03-6270-0016

 That Place La
PV13, Platinum Lake Condominium, Jalan Danau Saujana 1, Danau Kota, Kuala Lumpur
Tues-Sun, 730am-midnight

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