Wednesday, 30 April 2014

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
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