Anagram, Taman Tun Dr Ismail

August 22, 2019

Whether you prefer your coffee serious or playful, Anagram might be worth rearranging your schedule for, if you're seeking an afternoon of serene sipping in one of Taman Tun Dr Ismail's friendliest caffeine hideouts.

This new coffee bar is stocked with a variety of beans roasted both in Malaysia and abroad, perfect for patrons who like to explore. Filter coffee clocks in at a reasonable RM12, with selection possibilities that include a recent batch of bright-and-light Colombian El Nido from Rotterdam's Shokunin Coffee Collective (upcoming varietals might be sourced from Japanese and German micro-roasters). Anagram's more-than-capable baristas, all coffee enthusiasts themselves, will be happy to recommend how best to brew your coffee for maximum satisfaction.

For other occasions when coffee is more for fun than for contemplation, bring on the Bloody Maryam (RM13), a blend of espresso with tonic and dragonfruit puree, like a thick, fizzy fruit juice with a jolting kick, ideal for a pick-me-up while enjoying Anagram's eclectic soundtrack that spans Nina Simone to Franz Ferdinand.

Housekeeping notes: Anagram operates only during the daytime; at night, it's transformed into a ramen joint, with Japanese-inspired noodle bowls topped with everything from beef brisket to soft-shell crab. It's also the sister outlet of the Analog bakery-cafe, so it's certainly possible that we'll see Subang-baked sourdough sandwiches here someday.

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147A, First Floor, Jalan Aminuddin Baki, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur. Open Tues-Sat, 10am-6pm. Tel: 011-2712-9926

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