Kafe Kleptokrat & Feeka Coffee Roasters: Ending MONCH 2021 with a BANG!

A Room for Dessert: Feeka Coffee Roasters

By the time we took a Grab from Kafe Kleptokrat to Feeka Coffee Roaster, it was pouring. But not gonna lie though, we got a little giddy as we made our way to this cafe by Grab. At first glance, you might’ve not noticed this cafe due to how ‘hidden’ it looks. Housed among a row of old, converted townhouses opposite Lion Office Tower, do look out for its semi-covered courtyard and green exterior, if you’re on foot from KLCC Canopy Walk. 

Remember, when in doubt, use Google Map for easy directions OR Grab is another option for you 👀

The name of the cafe, Feeka, or fika in Swedish, means “to take a break”. So literally no matter what day or time you plan to visit this cafe, you’ll notice everyone who visits this cafe will automatically just vibin’ or chilin’, thus making it a perfect spot for an urban retreat. 

*Check out their page at @feekacoffeeroasters if you’re curious!

When we got inside, we were immediately welcomed with the smell of brewed coffee lingering in the air. We noticed the interior screams rustic with ‘unfinished’ walls, the lights are slightly dimmed which creates an intimate vibe perfect for some good ol’ deep conversations with your friends or your partner.

Yet, if it is during the earlier part of the day, its many windows provide an abundance of natural light to pass through— which means you can take some ‘natural, gentle sun kissed’ kinda selfie while you enjoy some good breakfast and coffee.

However, it was around 4.30 PM at the time, the light outside turned cooler which immediately made the cafe look even more inviting and cozy. In it, there was a modest-sized crowd where everyone was seen chatting away, relaxing and enjoying some good company.

As soon as we settled down at our seat near the window, their friendly staff came to us with their menu and asked if we’re ready to order right away.

While Feeka Coffee Roasters offer an array of freshly-made pastries, cakes, sandwiches and light meals, we did ask for their recommendations and told them that we wanted to try just a select few from their menu because we were quite full from our lunch at Kafe Kleptokrat. 

They instantly recommended their best-selling Almond Salted Mille Crêpes (RM15), a 26 layer of crepes and cream with a salted almond glaze and bits of toasted almond. We quickly found out why it is a fan favorite— the sweetness from the crepe layers with cream were just nice and irresistibly smooth, but as soon as the sweet yet slightly salty note from their caramel glaze entered our mouth, it was a delight

Nevertheless, we recommend that you pair this show-stopper cake with a double shot of espresso as the bitterness from the coffee will neutralize your mouth and you’ll find yourself wanting more.

Apart from the mille crepe, we also got the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes (RM21), a poppy seed ricotta pancakes with lemon zest, earl grey crumb, and seasonal compote— arguably a favorite among breakfast goers. Although it is a breakfast item, the manager told us that she asked their chef to make one for us— much to our surprise and pleasure. As soon as it arrived at our table, we were blown away by how impeccably GORGEOUS the pancakes looked. It was almost too good to destroy such a beautiful dish, but our work calls for the pancake demolition. 

We sliced the fluffy five-stacked pancakes carefully, then we took a swipe of the berry compote and a slice of the fresh strawberry before slowly indulging in it. The taste was as pleasant as it looks— light, yet you can still savor a tinge of sweetness from the vanilla pancake and the slight tanginess from the berry compote and the sliced strawberries. Nevertheless, it is quite a filling dish and aesthetically pleasing one— perfect to start a long day ahead.

For the drinks, we ordered a Hazelnut Twist (RM16), a double espresso with Hazelnut syrup, milk, whipped cream, and red velvet dust, and a Sticky Bun Latte (RM16), also a double espresso with caramel syrup, milk, whipped cream, and salted caramel sauce.

But, as a coffee person, I can vouch for their espressos— which are all locally roasted— hits on all the right notes. Although the syrup was a little on the sweeter side, the bitterness from the espresso quickly balances the aftertaste. 

Apart from their coffee creation, they also boast a variety of drinks from teas, to cold-brewed coffee, and even some fresh juices if your caffeine tolerance level is low.  

Overall, the whole vibe of the cafe can be described as a ‘little hideout’ for when you want to take a breather. With its quality comfort food and locally roasted coffee, we recommend you to check out this place once your exams are over. 

So go and treat yourselves! After all, you deserve it. 

  • Food: 8/10
  • Ambience: 8.5/10
  • Price: 6.5/10
  • Accessibility: 8/10
  • Service: 10/10

With that said, this is indeed, MONCH approved!

Address: 19 Jalan Mesui, Kuala Lumpur 50200 Malaysia.

Photos by Tsheten Bhutia
Article by Elly Zulaika

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