Kaffa Espresso & Huggs Coffee

February 17, 2013

Checking out a couple of hyper-caffeinated cafes: Kaffa Espresso Bar at Damansara Uptown & Huggs Coffee at Tun Razaks Icon commercial building.

First up, Kaffa, a hideout where friends can cluster over coffee as well as sandwiches with tantalizing twists.

Cant complain about this croissant, bursting with a creamy-curried, tea-tinged egg filling.

Turkey breast, cranberry sauce, mayo, chopped walnuts & Swiss cheese, crammed into ciabatta, coupled with mouthwatering mashed potatoes & a light, crisply fresh salad. Meals seldom seem more balanced than this.

Caveat: Kaffas coffee is rather nondescript. Latte & mocha, both OK but unmemorable.

Still, its a cozy place that deserves to do well. The menu also offers salads, pastas, burgers & beef ribs. Wish there were wine too.

Next up: Huggs Coffee, an offshoot of a Singaporean business.

Sandwiches flood the food menu here too, from foccacia filled with Cajun-spiced chicken ...

... to ciabatta with honey-baked ham & cheese, adequate for the breakfast-&-lunch office crowd.

French chocolate & "Retro" Italian sweetened coffee. Perfectly drinkable.

Kaffa Espresso Bar,
97, Jalan SS 21/37, Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya.
Open 8am-midnight, daily (!)
Huggs Coffee,
The Icon, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur.
Open early morning through about 6:30pm, weekdays.