Gems Coffee @ Young & Ji's, Solaris Dutamas

February 15, 2014

Young & Ji's is one of the more recent additions to Solaris Dutamas; it's a rather odd duck of a hookah bar that also features a menu that spans broccoli soup, Nicoise salad & Eggs Benedict, each for RM10 or less.

Food was unavailable on our visit here several weeks ago, so we settled for sips of a new home-grown coffee brand that could become a more familiar name in the months to come.

Gems is a Malaysian manufacturer that roasts, blends & sells coffee; its bottled beverages are now available at Young & Ji's as well as a rising number of other cafes, including Burger JunkyardFoodsburyFoodtiqueLas Vacas, NemoPaper + ToastThe Hungry Hog & more.

Gems' flavours include the signature latte, mocha & green tea latte, all conveniently packaged.

We're not sure whether Gems is still tweaking its formula, but these beverages are creamier than expected. Serve them with lots of ice; otherwise, they might end up being perilously cloying.

Gems Coffee @ Young & Ji's Cafe
A1-G1-06, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur
Street level, on same row as Ante Kitchen, facing main road

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