Cottle Coffee @ Damansara Uptown & Cream By The Roast Things @ Dataran Prima
December 1, 2015
South Melbourne's Cottle Coffee has opened its first Asian offshoot, a collaboration between Australian Richard Cottle, a fourth-generation coffee purveyor, & Malaysian Looi Miin Wei, who left KL several years ago & started his own cafe Down Under. Cottle at Uptown is a genuinely friendly, feel-good venue - the Cottle Cat might greet you with a purr outside, while senior barista Su Juin stands ready indoors with a warm smile, eager to ensure the (dark roast) cappuccino, (mango butter) cake & (hot) curry puffs hit the spot. Cottle On Coventry's own-roasted beans are flown into KL fortnightly; Richard will shuttle back & forth to provide Cottle Malaysia with his personal touch, backed by decades of experience & dollops of enthusiasm.
Cream is a dreamy coffee bar with both sheen & soul - its aesthetics are gorgeous & its brews seem like a godsend. Try the filter coffee, served in both hot & cold samplings - it might persuade you to fall in love with coffee all over again, a testament to how thoroughly Cream's operators, Malaysian micro-roaster The Roast Things, have mastered their craft. Order a bundt cake, give the genial baristas Milo & Theng a few minutes to prepare your beverages, & soak up the rich, restorative calm of Cream.
15 Jalan SS 21/60, Damansara Uptown, Petaling Jaya. Tel: 03-77337070
A-G-01,The Tube, Jalan PJU1/39, Dataran Prima, Petaling Jaya. Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm; Sat, 10am-6pm
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