Artisan Roast Coffee, Taman Tun Dr Ismail

If you’re a lover of coffee, you have to be here. Michael (you would have seen him HERE ) now has a place to call his own. And if it’s your lucky day, he might be free enough to chat to you about coffee, an obvious passion of his!

I rushed out without my camera so whatever you’re seeing here is taken with my BB Torch. Not great I know.  :S

But the pastries and cakes was awesome! I had an Apple Sicilian Cake (RM10) and shared a Cheesecake (RM10) with CH.

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Baked by Amirah, Michael’s wife; all the displayed desserts looked incredibly scrumptious. I’m glad to report that my orders that day was satisfying and not overly greasy or sweet (a common unfavorable trait in desserts).

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The Sicilian Apple cake was chock-full of nuts, layers of apples and raisins.  It is quite simply, outstanding.

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Dense but baked with very little flour, I polished off one whole slice in 5 mins and didn’t feel choked up. I would recommend this to those who are on a diet but craving for some dessert respite.  :DD

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CH’s latte got him hooked. He said it’s one of the best coffee in town. And that’s coming from a coffee addict!

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Prices here are as unpretentious as the coffee and food. It’s nett RM8 – RM10 for coffee and cakes (depending on what you order of course) and no 0.99/ 0.90 cents crap. There’s no service charge either. Service is brisk, genuine and warm, putting some posh, overchanging cafes and restaurants in KL to shame.

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Artisan Roast operates a scratch kitchen and solid meals are still in planning stages. Meanwhile one should indulge in their freshly baked cakes, brownies and cupcakes. Michael assures us that everything sold here at Artisan Roast is made using the best ingredients they could source, and carefully prepared to ensure the best flavour and taste.

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Artisan Roast will be my favourite hangout place once I moved to TTDI. And I’ll be updating this post with better pictures. Michael is a skilled carpenter as well and the tables and chairs in Artisan Roast were actually handmade by him!

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Sitting arrangements might be considered a bit odd by some, especially those of us who are accustomed to having our own “space” in cafes & restaurant. Here, Michael aims to re-create the communal feel back in Australia, where strangers sit together and say hello and get acquitted with each other (if you wish of course). Atmosphere here is cosy and relaxed, perfect for a cuppa and me time or a chill out time with a couple of friends.

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And this blackboard is so cute. A little joke by Michael, who got tired of people asking him the same questions over and over again. “What should I order?”. “What’s good here?”. “What’s in my coffee?”.
Myself and CH couldn’t help LOL-ing over the “You’re in the wrong cafe“.   😀

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So, anyone for good cakes and great coffee?  XD

Also, Coffee 101 by Michael HERE . READ IT!

Artisan Roast,
4, Jalan Rahim Kajai 14, TTDI
Same row as the street with the row of pubs (Tom, Dick and Harry’s, Deutshces Gasthaus), right next to Maybank.

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Opening Hours:
Mon – Thurs : 08:00 – 22:00
Fri: 08:00 – 00:00
Sat: 09:00 – 00:00
Sun: 09:00 – 22:00
Holidays: 09:00 – 00:00

Category : Food