Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Subang Cafe Hop

Since it's a Public Holiday tomorrow (and perhaps a long weekend to those who self-declared Friday as a holiday), here's a list of Cafes to-visit in Subang Jaya, complied by jiaaqieats! Click on the "here" word for my review on the respective cafes!

Note: Some cafes might not be open tomorrow. Do give the cafe you'd like to pay a visit a ring to avoid disappointment!

Enjoy! :)


USJ Area


1. My Espresso Cafe, USJ 21

A hidden gem located at the outskirts of Subang. A perfect place to sit back and relax, thanks to the quiet and peaceful atmosphere.

Review: HERE

My Espresso Cafe,
63A, Jalan USJ 21/11, Subang Jaya.


2. Meteora Cafe, Taipan Business Centre

Churos , anyone?

Review: HERE

Meteora Cafe
54-1, Jalan USJ9/5P
47620 Subang Jaya

3. Kee's Creampuffs, Taipan Business Centre

Perfect spot to get your cream puffs craving fixed. The choices of cream puff available at Kee's is amazing! From the classic custard fillings, to the more adventurous durian filling, and everyone's favourite chocolate, peanut butter, cookie n cream...and so much more!

Review : HERE

Kee's Creampuff

30-G, Jalan USJ9/5Q,
Subang Business Centre,
47620 Petaling Jaya

SS15 

1. Flat White Cafe


My all-time favourite cafe in SS15. For all sweet tooth/chocolate lovers out there, do give their Nutella Cappuccino a try! Also must-try: Their Breakfast set!

Winner of jiaaqieats overblogged cafe award!

Review: Here, here & here and HERE

2. It's A Grind Coffee House


A franchise from US. It's a Grind is located at the same row as Flat White Cafe, just keep walking down the road and you'll spot it!

Review: HERE 

It's a Grind Coffee House
19, Jalan SS15/8A
47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor

3. Espressolab


Espressolab's SS15 review is still in my draft, so you can read my review on espressolab Empire Shopping Gallery instead (ref below)

Espressolab SS15 have a bigger compound (duh) as it is a two-storey cafe. Just walk all the way straight from It's a Grind and you'll spot this place.

Espressolab SS15
B12-G & B12-1, Jalan SS15/8A, SS15
47500 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

4. Shakespeare Boulangerie & Patisserie

Shakespeare, my favourite place for breakfast on weekends after my swimming session. Their relatively affordable breakfast set makes it a popular place to visit on weekends. 

Sister company of the famous Levain @ KL.

Review: HERE & HERE

Shakespeare Boulangerie & Patisserie
9G, Jalan SS15/7,
47500 Subang Jaya, Selango

5. Cosan's Coffee

Located opposite the infamous SS15 pasar, this place

Review: HERE

Cosans Coffee
No 30 (Ground Floor), Jalan SS15/4,
Subang Jaya,
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

6. Meltz Cafe

A relatively new kid on the block, Meltz specializes in desserts such as crepes & waffles as well as coffee. Loving their butterscotch sauce! 

Review: HERE

41, Jalan SS 15/4B,
SS 15 Subang Jaya
47500 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia


7. Tryst


Just realize I have not write a blog post for this cafe before. Reason being 1. I visited this place at night during my first visit, which kinda freak me out as this place is more like a sisha place at night and 2. I visited this place after class with my classmates after class on my second visit so I did not have my camera with me.

Tryst
74 Jalan SS15/4C,
Subang Jaya, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

8. Coffee Chemistry Signature, First Subang Mall


Cafe that serves adorable coffee art. Love their cakes too! 3D coffee art is available at this cafe too!

Review: HERE

Coffee Chemistry Signature
G22 & G23
Ground Floor,
First Subang Mall,
Jalan SS15/4G,
47500 Subang Jaya,Selangor.


9. Coffea Coffee

Coffee Franchise from Korea. Two house blend available. Must Try: Peanut Butter Latte

Review: HERE

Coffea Coffee
Address: A-10, Jalan SS15/4D,
Subang Jaya,
Selangor.

10. RT Cafe

Yep, RT's own cafe.

Review: HERE

RT Cafe
B5-G Jalan SS15/4D,
47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor

SS13

1. Upstairs Cafe


Oh, their Red Velvet Cakes are to die for!

Review: Brunch, Lunch, Desserts.

Upstairs Cafe
1st Floor, 12A, Jalan SS12/18
Subang Jaya, Selangor

Empire Shopping Gallery/ Subang Parade area

1. Jibby & Co


Do prepare a thick wallet if you are planning to visit this place. This cafe is a delight for camwhore lovers, as the sunlight penetrates directly through the glass into the cafe. This two storey cafe has an interior that is truly stunning, and the food also comes with a stunning price tag, if you know what I mean.

Review: HERE

Jibby & Co
GK11 Ground Floor
Empire Shopping Gallery (Jalan SS16/1),
47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor

2. Espressolab

my favourite place for a cup of Mocha

Review: HERE

3. WHISK Espresso Bar/Bake Shop 

I've been told that their iced drip coffee is pretty decent, have yet to try it though.

Review: Here

WHISK Espresso Bar/Bake Shop
LG 3A Empire Shopping Gallery
Jalan SS16/1
Petaling Jaya, 47500

4. Chilla Cup, Subang Avenue


Specialities: Pretzels! And their tortilla pizza seems yummy too!

Review: here

Chilla Cup @ Subang Avenue
Lot SG-03A, Ground Floor,
Subang Avenue,
Persiaran Kemajuan SS16,
47500 Subang Jaya,
Selangor, Malaysia.

5. Haikara Style Cafe, e-Tiara Apartment

jiaaqieats pick for best cafe in Subang Jaya. I love everything about this cafe, from the food, and drinks, to the deco. Oh wait, perhaps not the location. The odd location of this cafe makes it easy to miss (Note: E-Tiara Apartment is next to Subang Avenue, which is next to Aeon Big, which is next to Subang Parade, which is adjacently opposite to Empire Shopping Centre. Ahem). Managed by a husband & wife team from Nagoya, Japan, this place serves Charcoal Roast Coffee, and awesome toast & Japanese-Western fusion food.

Review: HERE & here

Haikara Style Cafe & Bakery
E-Tiara Ground Floor,
Jalan Kemajuan SS16/1,
47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor

Bandar Sunway

1. Garage 51 by Coffee Societe

A garage-themed cafe in the midst of...car garages. Fans of Coffee Societe would be delighted. 

Review: HERE

Garage 51
51, Jalan PJS 11/9 Bandar Sunway,
46150 Kuala Lumpur

2. Cafe Benne, Sunway Pyramid

Korean desserts such as Bingsu (shaved ice with various toppings) are served here.

Review: HERE


The Grumpy Cyclist, Taman Tun Dr Ismail



After so many failed attempts to visit this place, Guan Ren & I decided to try out luck once again a few weeks ago, and oh joy, it was open! Guess the cyclist wasn't grumpy anymore!
The Cafe culture seems to be causing an epidemic infection (oh, the bio terms!) in TTDI, with the emergents of so many new cafes (Frisky Goat, Thursdvys, to name a few).

 I really love visiting new cafes. It is fun to see how one cafe is designed or decorated. Every single cafe I visited has their own theme that represents their identity, and it is easy to tell what Grumpy Cyclist's theme was.
 Bikes, duh! The interior of The Grumpy Cyclist was truly one of a kind- painting of cyclists and a bikers jerseys were seen hanging on the white brick wall, alongside with a, uhh, bike! A real, full-size bike.

The Grumpy Cyclist organizes cycle from TTDI to Mt Kiara every Thursday night. Well the word "cyclist" on their signboard doesn't exist without a reason. The Grumpy Cyclist is a cafe managed by a team of coffee & cycling enthusiast who take coffee & cycling seriously. There's even a shower for cyclist to clean up after themselves after the cycle in this cafe!

Like other coffee shops, we were required to make our order & payment at the counter. Don't worry, the cashiers and baristas are nice people- nope they're not grumpy at all!

The Grumpy Cyclist serves a range of coffee, cakes & hot meals. The price of their hot meals (Spaghetti, breakfast sets) were relatively affordable too!
We decided to sit in the "container room" which gives us more privacy and reduced noise level.

The interior of The Grumpy Cyclist won my heart as we set foot into this cafe, and what's better? The lighting. It was bright enough for Guan Ren to NOT complain (dim places are a major no-no for him)
It really feels like a garage in there, a cosy garage. One could easily study the anatomy of a bike here in The Grumpy Cyclist.
Mocha RM13
The Mocha was served in a paper cup, which was acceptable as they were affected by the water rationing. But uhhh...the coffee art was...uhhhh. Never mind that, let me take a photo from a angle where the coffee art won't be seen.

Taste wise, it was okay, but Guan Ren complained that it tasted more like hot chocolate than a Mocha. Hmm..
Flat White RM10
With a slightly better coffee art.
The Flat White was okay, but perhaps not what I would come back for next time.

We weren't really satisfied with our coffee. Perhaps due to the water rationing the quality of the coffee had been compromised? We wouldn't know for sure so I would really like to pay a visit back here again- and also to try out their pancakes which is seemingly popular.

And sure enough, an hour after we left this place, there was a Facebook post stating that The Grumpy Cyclist will be closed earlier than usual on that day as they have ran out of water supply.

 Oh and el fresco dining is available too!

So dear all, be sure to check their Facebook page before planning a visit to The Grumpy Cyclist as the water rationing might be causing a nuisance.


The Grumpy Cyclist
36, Jalan Datuk Sulaiman,
Taman Tun Dr Ismail
60000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Business Hours:
8.00 am – 11.00 pm 
Closed on Wednesdays

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheGrumpyCyclist
Website: http://thegrumpycyclist.com
E-mail: http://www.thegrumpycyclist.com/
Contact Number: +0377311400

Sunday, 27 April 2014

HD Photo/Logo Tag by Malaysia Military Tag Review

I have always wanted to create my own personalized keychain with my photo and engraving on it, but I never know where I can do so. My dream finally come true when I received an e-mail from Malaysia Military Tag for a HD Photo/Logo Tag sponsor!
I was on cloud nine when I received my order! Malaysia Military Tag was really efficient! My order was shipped out the next day straight after I placed my order :) But it took an additional few days to arrive at my doorstep as my order was shipped under registered post.

I am really satisfied with the quality of my Photo Tag! :) The photo was indeed of HD quality (although the upload file limit is only 1MB), the embossed writing was nicely done, and most importantly, no typos! (which is a major no-no for personalize tags!). The tag was solid and sleek too! 
A little too PDA embossed writing. Tee hee. I really love the texture of the embossed writing :) 
For RM32, you get a rubber silencer, an accessories (I choose the 15cm Stainless Steel Ball Chain) and a tag with your desired picture/logo on the front side & embossed writing on the behind. 
I was spoilt with choice while choosing the colour of my silencer. In the end I choose red because it suited my photo which was taken during Valentines 2014 :) 

Although the accessories is included in the package, you have to top up and additional RM3 for the stainless steel string and RM8 for the 70cm Stainless Steel Ball Chain. 

Customer can choose to add on a military metal box by just topping up RM8. It'll be a perfect add-on to those who wants to make it a gift for someone special :) 

Front & Back :)

My only qualm is my silencer is not really proportional to the key chain hole :/ but it wasn't really noticeable after I put the stainless steel ball chain on. 
A perfect keychain for my new purse that Guan Ren got for me on my birthday :)

Do check out Malaysia Military Tag for more affordable & high quality products! Now I know what to get for my friend's upcoming birthday :D

Website : http://www.malaysiamilitarytag.com/
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/malaysiamilitarytag
Twitter : https://twitter.com/msiamilitarytag
Instagram : http://instagram.com/malaysiamilitarytag

Thanks again Malaysia Military Tag for the sponsor :)! 

Blacklist Cafe, SS2

 Ever heard of the famous "black house" in KL? Yep, the famous VCR renowned for their coffee, cakes & "black house" concept. I wanted to visit that place for a very loooong time but to no avail, as it is located quite far away from my place and parking there is a nuisance.

And now, SS2 , which is so much nearer from my place (& suffer from parking woes as well but meh at least it is still drivable :P) has it's own "blackhouse" cafe, that is Blacklist Cafe & Restaurant.
Opened early this month, Blacklist Cafe & Restaurant is a two-storey corner lot house that has been painted black (duh!) & converted into a cafe. The black facade of Blacklist cafe makes the place prominent when driving past the busy street of SS2. El Frerco dining is available too at the spacious compound of Blacklist Cafe.

As Guan Ren & I were walking towards Blacklist Cafe, I felt uneasy and tell Guan Ren that we should just head on to another cafe as Blacklist Cafe seems really...posh. The second floor has a huge, see-through French Window which gave us a vague view of how it looks like inside, which, really seems...posh. We just had dinner and we wanted to sit down at a nice & cosy cafe with a cuppa.

Guan Ren gave me a dismayed look and dragged me towards Blacklist Cafe anyways.
We pushed the heavy glass door and we were greeted by a friendly bunch. I let out a sigh of relief, as this place seems more cafe-ish than I thought. The setting inside Blacklist Cafe was irresistably cosy! Black and white walls with posters laid on it, giving the place a retro feel. We settled down at a nice & comfy sofa chair as the friendly waiter handed us the menu.

 The choices of F&B at Blacklist seems vast! From the typical western delight, to breakfast food & a range of desserts and drinks! The waffles section captivated our attention! But unfortunately, the waffles were not available that night as there was some function going on the second floor (which explains the posh-ness!) and they were understaff that night. Acceptable, as it was Easter and Blacklist Cafe is really new. The waiter was really apologetic and he recommended us some desserts but we decided to settle for our usual coffee.
 Cafe Latte RM10 & Cafe Mocha RM11
Verdict: :)
Would really love to return to check out their food menu! Right now they're still really new so things might be a little flaky, and I don't think they have a FB page yet (correct me if I'm wrong).

Blacklisit Cafe
1, Jalan SS2/66,
47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

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