In 2014’s most miraculous F&B coincidence so far, an invitingly distinctive cafe opened this week on the street of Taman Bukit Desa: The Soda Factory, where the offerings seem both thoughtfully & playfully conceptualised; launched by the folks behind The Tapping Tapir sodas & The Potong artisan popsicles. Nice work, folks.

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Sourdough Pizzas

Check out the delicious sourdough pizzas; the best bet is copiously crowned with spinach, an egg, olives, garlic, tomato sauce & parmesan cheese for only RM15. It’s a terrific representation of how a pizza should taste, with toppings that complement each other beautifully & a crisply smoky, fresh-tasting base that strikes that not-too-thick, not-too-thin balance.

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Sourdough Waffles

The Soda Factory’s sourdough waffles might prove polarising though; we like how they’re discernibly dense in the vein of the Liege variation, but some patrons might prefer fluffier waffles. Enjoy with Nutella sauce, strawberries & vanilla ice cream (RM15); even though both the pizzas & waffles could be calorie bombs, they somehow feel light enough to be low-guilt pleasures.

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Floats are fun here; customers can mix & match sparkling soda flavours with a variety of ice cream. Our combo: Lemonade & lengkuas with a scoop of pistachio ice cream (RM9). No worries, not too sugary in the least.

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(Former) President Bartlet’s beloved beverage _ egg cream (RM9) _ is also available here: Freshly mixed milk, soda water & maple syrup work together to form the ideal beat-the-heat refreshment.

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Final Thoughts

Expect to hear a happy amount about The Soda Factory in the weeks to come; it will inexorably attract curious cats & eager beavers throughout this inaugural quarter of 2014.

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Location and Contact Details

The Soda Factory

15, Jalan Bukit Desa 5, Taman Desa, Kuala Lumpur.

Same row as Sanuki Udon. Seems to currently open only on weekends, 11am-10pm, but will surely change that later. Call 016-682-2221 to confirm.

View The Soda Factory’s directory page here.

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