That Latte Place @ Persiaran Ritchie, Ampang

April 19, 2013

Come rain or shine, six days a week, coffee lovers hoping to hide from the big bad world can come to That Latte Place for cake & caffeine, not much more than a 10-minute drive from KLCC.
May 2014 Update: That Latte Place has moved out of this venue, which is now occupied by new ownership under the name Green Tomato Cafe.

If this location at Persiaran Ritchie looks familiar, thats because this was the first home for Artisan Roast Coffee, back before KLs current coffee boom. Entry on Artisan Roast at Ampang: March 2011 (only two years ago, but much has changed since).

Lets start with some food: That Latte Place serves marvelous, meatless Eggs Benedict, with practically perfect poached eggs & house-made Hollandaise sauce. Omelets, pancakes & more are also available, 8am-5pm, Tuesday through Sunday.

Sweet treats include the likes of an orange cake with vanilla buttercream frosting that borders a bit on blandness.

A better bet: The carrot walnut cake, determinedly dense but not at all depressingly dry.

How about the eponymous latte? Definitely decent, leaning toward light instead of full-bodied.

An affogato we cant refuse: That Latte Place is alfresco, so this combo with chocolate flakes makes for a cooling balm.

Good things for those who wait: That Latte Place is run by the one-man-show of Mark Chong, who handles everything from taking orders to preparing the food & beverages; he works fairly fast, but remember to be patient & kind nevertheless.

That Latte Place is at Yayasan Seni off Jalan Ampang, across the road from Gleneagles.

That Latte Place,
Yayasan Seni Berdaftar, 333, Persiaran Ritchie,
Off Jalan Ampang Hilir, Kuala Lumpur.