My first visit to Botanical wasn't a pleasant one.
Don't get me wrong, it's not about their service or food. I was not feeling well that day and everything I read on the menu doesn't sound delicious at all.:(
But I still couldn't resist myself to take this complimentary bread. :)
Salt and chilli tofu tempura with Thai chilli sauce, RM8.90.
I think this was the only I thought is edible for me. Also I ordered this just to fill up my stomach.
And it was not bad at all, my sisters thought it's nice.
Tom yam tempeh pasta, RM19.90.
Quite a unique combination, chenyee was being adventurous. ;)
But no worry, it wasn't bad at all.
I only managed to watch the performance by the last contestant in Malaysia Barista Championship 2013 today.
And the last contestant, Evon from Top Brew Coffee Bar will be in the
final tomorrow with the other 5 finalists. All the best to them!
The event is held in Black Box MAP @ Publika, Solaris Dutamas.
The final tomorrow will start at 10am.
Go cheers kuat-kuat for them!
*** Update from finale today!
Too bad I wasn't in time to watch the finale, but I did enjoy the latte art jam, interesting!
The Champion is Jason Loo of Red Bean Bag (right); 1st runner up is Bruce Khong of Departure Lounge (centre) and 2nd runner up is Mavin Gunaseelan.
Best espresso goes to Joseph Long of Plan b. Roasters while best signature drink goes to Evon Tan of Top Brew. If I'm not mistaken, Suren from Whisk won the best cappuccino. (correct me if I'm wrong) Anyway, congratulations to all the baristas. It was a tough competition and you guys were great!
I visited HotShots on one weekday afternoon in January before I was invited for this review.
I still accept the invitation as I wanted to try more stuffs from them :)
The photogenic spot in the cafe.
That was still in Christmas mood in January, hence the x'mas decor.
Coffee brewing area.
They sell many types of coffee machines other than roasted coffee beans.
It surprised me when I was served this brownies set along with juice and ice cream, not forgetting the generous amount of fresh strawberries.
The brownies was made from Swiss and Belgian chocolate which, I guess, brings the sweet taste to it.
At second glance, hmm, it looks like Amelie Cafe la.
We decided to go in to check out since it's a good time for teatime. :)
Once we saw the couple owners, we knew we were right.
I found out from the lady owner that they had just moved here and Amelie Cafe is a history then.
Now, it'sLa Cucina (sorry I mistaken that as their name! which means kitchen) Cozy in the Rocket.
A good start for them indeed, as too many negative reviews (there're good ones too though) of Amelie.
Now that they are bigger and better, they seem to be friendlier too.
Must be the spaciousness that helps (I thought :P).
The cafe is still heavily self-decorated look, which is nice.