Taman Desa this week bids a warm welcome to Doiffee, a cosy new cafe that feels like the sort of neighbourhood retreat where folks can come to escape, unwind & linger for an hour or two to refresh their spirits.

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A Family Affair

Doiffee is helmed by 23-year-old Lionel, a former finance student who has embarked on F&B entrepreneurship, like many others around his age. This cafe is not only a labour of love but also a family affair; Lionel’s father, a construction sector veteran, crafted Doiffee’s homey setting, complete with a fireplace & other touches that’ll evolve in the weeks ahead.

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Coffee-And-Milk Jelly

Doiffee is in its soft-launch stage, so the kitchen isn’t dishing out hot food yet. For now, customers can try this coffee-&-milk jelly (RM4 nett); it’s usually served on its own, but if you’re lucky, Lionel might have his mom’s home-made koi fish jelly to accompany this light, chilled treat. Pre-packed salads & sandwiches are now available, plus a basic selection of independently baked cakes; once the kitchen starts running later in August, expect all-day brunch fare with potentially intriguing twists.

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Reasonably Priced

Doiffee barista Sing Thong might be a familiar face in the Klang Valley’s coffee circle; here, he works with a blend of Brazilian, Colombian, Ethiopian & Sumatran, with both medium-roast & dark-roast available. The coffee is rightly priced for the suburbs, with espressos costing RM7 nett & flat whites at RM9 nett.

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Hot Chocolate and Affogato

Light-tasting hot chocolate (RM10), not cloying at all, is available, as well as affogato featuring New Zealand’s Kapiti ice cream.

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A Nice Addition

All in all, Doiffee seems like a nice addition to an area that’s burgeoning with distinctive cafes, from Await to Le Lapin to Encore. The vibe is positive, the food is wholesome & the coffee is worth sipping. And for customers who might be wondering, the cafe’s name is inspired by the Thai word ‘doi,’ or mountain.

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Location and Contact Details

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Doiffee

10A, Jalan Desa Jaya, Taman Desa

Tel: 03-2162-0886

View Doiffee’s directory page here.

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