L.A.P Loud & Proud @ Solaris Dutamas, Isaiah 40 @ SS15 Subang & Coffee Sprex @ Petaling Jaya

November 27, 2013

Checking out a trio of very different cafes scattered across the Klang Valley, with well-prepared coffee & a fuss-free simplicity being their sole similarities.

First up, L.A.P by Loud & Proud, a womens clothing boutique that also boasts a coffee bar on a relatively tricky-to-trace strip of Solaris Dutamas.

L.A.Ps latte is exactly how we like it, creamy & rich, with enough complexity to intrigue & the optimum temperature to warm us without scalding our tongues. Food wasnt available during this visit, but its possible that pastries & cakes will be offered soon.

 Next up, Isaiah 40, located on one of those Subang shop-house rows where parking is scarce.

 Isaiah 40 serves Puro fairtrade coffee; this is a socially responsible cafe that apparently also participates in community outreach initiatives.

 Toasty; might not be the best coffee in the Klang Valley but its certainly drinkable.

 And its always a pleasure to see affogato on the menu too.

 Basic cakes are served; customers are unlikely to regret a slice of the carrot cake.

Finally, Coffee Sprex, a Petaling Jaya cafe thats notably owned by two deaf & mute friends; Kent bakes & cooks, while Angie prepares beverages.

Coffee from around the world is taken seriously here, with Vietnam, Brazil, Sumatra, Colombia, Tanzania, Guatemala, Honduras & Ethiopia all featuring on the menu.

Steamed lamb, pork or beef burgers are among the hot food served here.

For sweet treats, there are blueberry pies & sugee cakes, plus tiramisu.

L.A.P by Loud & Proud
D3-G4-7, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur. 
One of those blocks at the back, hidden from the main road, behind Publika, one floor above outlets such as Coffee Societe
Wed-Mon, noon through 8pm. Tel: 03-6211-2373

 Isaiah 40 Cafe
70 Jalan SS15/4B, Subang Jaya

 Coffee Sprex
9, Jalan SS25/23, Taman Plaza, Petaling Jaya
 Daily, 8am-7pm

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