Some cafes swing for the fences to make their settings seem singular & striking; here are three such notable newbies.

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1. Brew Time

Brew Time at Damansara Perdana’s Empire Damansara is a playground for coffee fans, in more ways than one. Thanks to its cool choice of furnishing, here’s where caffeine lovers can truly swing when they’re winning _ but no crying over spilled coffee. BrewTime ThinkingCups Jeneris_12

Tribal Coffee

Brew Time serves Doi Chaang coffee cultivated by the Akha tribe on Thai mountains in the Golden Triangle _ single-estate organic Arabica coffee, shade-grown, hand-picked & sun-dried, with profits shared fairly with thousands of indigenous farmers in lush, ecologically sustainable Thai plantations. Light bites include Greek salads, creamy-crunchy egg-and-apple sandwiches with brown country rye, plus New York cheesecakes. BrewTime ThinkingCups Jeneris_3

Location and Contact Details

Brew Time

Empire Damansara, Damansara Perdana

Daily, 10am-7pm

Find Brew Time’s directory listing here.

2. Thinking Cups

Make Your Mark

Also worth a look: Thinking Cups at Aman Suria, which features a brick wall where customers can scrawl messages to leave their own personal mark on this place for posterity. BrewTime ThinkingCups Jeneris_4 BrewTime ThinkingCups Jeneris_13 This is a calm venue where customers can sip in silent contemplation, with shelves filled with books for both adults and children to leisurely browse.

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Coffee mocktails are available here, mixed with the likes of passion fruit to pair with basic hot meals like Japanese curry spaghetti, chicken pies and beef sliders. BrewTime ThinkingCups Jeneris_6

Location and Contact Details

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B-G-20, Jalan PJU 1/43, Aman Suria Damansara, Petaling Jaya

Daily, 930am-8pm. Tel: 03-7886-3856

Find Thinking Cups’ directory listing here.

3. Jeneris

Final destination: Nu Sentral’s Jeneris by Ahren, where the crimson shipping container theme is eye-catching. BrewTime ThinkingCups Jeneris_7 BrewTime ThinkingCups Jeneris_14

Coffee and Cake

Sumatran Gayo Mountain coffee is available to pair with all manner of pastries and cakes. Quantity, Jeneris has it in spades. BrewTime ThinkingCups Jeneris_8

On The Run?

Hot takeaway meals cater for KL’s Sentral’s crowds-in-transit; the rice with mutton and potato curry could be a pleaser. BrewTime ThinkingCups Jeneris_9 Jeneris is the opening salvo in a potentially ambitious cafe chain, with each outlet named after a different small town in Malaysia (Jeneris refers to Kuala Jeneris in Terengganu). The next outlet by the Ahren group will be Tytap at KLIA2, opening next month. BrewTime ThinkingCups Jeneris_10 BrewTime ThinkingCups Jeneris_11

Location and Contact Details

Jeneris By Ahren

CC-14, Concourse Level, Nu Sentral, Kuala Lumpur

Daily, 10am-10pm

Find Jeneris By Ahren’s directory listing here.

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