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

This Post Has 21 Comments

  1. Michelle chin

    Syrup? YES. You’re in the wrong cafe. In other words, get your arse to starbucks!

    1. rebeccasaw

      No! that’s why I need to wait til it is. Else I cant do work and eat and chill!

  2. uncleBotak

    Thanks babe.
    Gonna check it out tomorrow!

  3. missyblurkit

    enjoyed my coffee. was tempted to have a second and it was wise that i did not do so. one coffee at 3pm and 2 cakes kept me hyper for 18 hours. LOL.

    1. rebeccasaw

      Wow the coffee works eh?? 😛
      How’s Bali!! OMG..I’m sure you’re having a blast! 😀

  4. Simple Person

    Nice flow chart….. Besides tat it could mean faster order n more business….lol
    Nowadays I m been drinking free black espresso coffee….
    Been influence by my Italian colleaguess….
    Kinda bitter at first… But now I m hook n give u d ummphhhhh after lunch…

    1. rebeccasaw

      faster ordering & more business for sure!
      Black Espresso yea? That’s the wayto drink coffee! 😀

  5. Isaac Tan

    looking through all the cakes, i found it hard to find a favourite, but the Sicilian Apple may just be it! hehe

    1. rebeccasaw

      Yup, try something different! And I like it as it wasn’t oily at all.

  6. Huai Bin

    Yeah, their coffee is great! I was there last week with a friend we totally cracked up over the menu too. I also like their Food / Drinks menu with arrows pointing left and right. 😀

    1. rebeccasaw

      Ohhh! Great to know that you enjoyed the coffee 🙂
      I think this place is quite a hidden gem for now, but starting to get packed 🙁
      I told Micheal he will hve to overtake the shop next door & expand soon!

  7. The Yum List

    The desserts look yummy. What is that middle layer in the cheesecake? The apple cake looks great too.

    1. rebeccasaw

      That’s choc! 🙂
      The apple cake was really good, somethin different from the usual, but I had it once
      before at Haute Food in Plz Damas. Have you been to the Haute Food?

    1. rebeccasaw

      Dont forget the cakes 😛
      Oh, if it’s convenient, then artisan roast also has an outlet in Bangsar Village II

  8. Cindy Tong

    oh bangsar village is nearer bt parking is a hassle there..

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