It’s a Coffee Affair @ Rendezbrew, TTDI

Rendezbrew has a relatively loud ambiance – loud with people’s chatter and laughter. Rendezbrew is a combination of the words ‘Rendezvous’ and ‘Brew’ as the owner, Daniel, and his co-founders were inspired to create a space where people can just come together and connect with each other.

Rendezbrew came about because we were just inspired by the human relationship through a cup of coffee. Rendezbrew is a place for people who just want to enjoy a good cup of coffee with good conversation. We encourage people to put their gadgets away and just rekindle with their friends and family at anytime of the day.”

Rendezbrew’s coffee menu 

Rendezbrew’s food menu

Lotus Chips and Corn Salad

For those who like an Asian touch to their salads, this is the one for you. Loaded with greens, couscous, thinly sliced crispy lotus chips and orange dressing, this is a light and refreshing entrée.

Homemade Mushroom Soup

Creamy and fragrant with a combination of white button and shitake mushrooms, this will warm your tummy up.

Homemade Mushroom Pasta

Another one for mushroom lovers! Super creamy, request your pasta to be cooked al dente as it would be a perfect pairing of the pasta’s springiness and its creamy mushroom sauce.

Seafood Marinara Pasta

A little watery for my liking, the Seafood Marinara Pasta is a decent serving of fresh seafood and lightly made bolognaise sauce.

Signature Grilled Chicken

Signature Grilled Lamb

Both the Signature Grilled Chicken and Grilled Lamb use the same kind of marinade and dressing, a light and sweet honey sauce that’s savoured to perfection. I prefer the chicken though 😛

Chocolate Hazelnut Rocher

It looks devilish, but it’s not and it’s just the perfect dessert to end a meal. With a light chocolate chiffon cake dressed with hazelnut bits on top, it goes well with any type of coffee.

Tofu Cheesecake

A personal favourite, the Tofu Cheesecake with passion fruit jelly is to die for. I could have three of these on my own. The softness of the velvety tofu cheesecake texture saves the base’s hard crust.

Icleankicks 

Icleankicks is operating both in Singapore and Malaysia, with SG being the headquarters. The premium cleaning pop-up caters to cleaning and polishing, snapbacks, sneakers, bags, and many more. You name it!

Coffee peeps, here’s a treat for you. Visit Rendezbrew with your friends and family and mention the code RM5COFFEE to them to get any coffee for RM5 only! You’re welcome 🙂

Address: 11, Lorong Datuk Sulaiman 7, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday (9am-11pm)

Sunday (9am-6pm) CLOSED ON MONDAYS

Contact: 011-35921275

Website: https://www.facebook.com/Rendezbrew/

Forever a coffee fanatic ❤️,

Steph

Caffeine-Guilty! – 6 Types of Coffee Enthusiasts

Which One Are You?

I’ve been thinking about this a lot… more like everyday. Coffee is a newfound substance that I love to have, especially in the mornings. Like it or not, the coffee culture is here to stay and the trend has been lingering around for the longest time. In the past 5 years, cafes have been mushrooming like they were growing on fertilizers on steroids. It’s also no doubt that cafes are popular among youngsters and mind you, there are many types of coffee enthusiasts here and let’s find out which one you are!

The Instagram Addict

If you find yourself at the perfect corner of the cafe filled with natural sunlight, it will be an Instagram-worthy moment for you. Your feed is mostly on a VSCO theme and filters like ‘Valencia’, ‘Juno’ and ‘Moon’ especially when you’re feeling all black-and-white. Whether you crop your photos into an ideal sizing of white background at the sides or you’re just more into GIFs, if your Instagram is full of coffee photos, you’re an Instagram Addict.

The Foodie Blogger

You open your eyes. You’re wide awake. You’re hungry and when you’re hungry, you’ll be on a rampage – a food rampage! A Foodie Blogger will go hunt any cafe that’s newly popped up to try new flavours of (un)conventional food. If there’s a new cafe that serves a new salted egg yolk pasta and it’s causing a whirlwind in the (cafe) food world, Foodie Bloggers will be there ASAP to enjoy new food trends, take photos with their high-megapixel rated cameras and write their critics out on their blogs.

The Café Expert

You’ll be in charge of the camera, booking the venue, inviting all your friends, buying the birthday cake in advance, making secret events on Facebook and many other more reasons that will mostly get our heads spinning. And why are you usually the one planning all these? Because you know your cafés and you’re a Café Expert!

You’re a walking café dictionary because you know which exact café serves the best Red Velvet Cake and which coffee place uses the best Guatemalan coffee beans for that perfect cup of Mocha. If you find yourself with at least one friend’s birthday every month and there will be a celebration going on at their favourite cafés, you’re a Café Expert.

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The Couple

Ahh, love is in the air… and it often lingers in a good café with coffee fragrance so strong, it probably makes you fall in love IN a café. Couples – especially those who are too busy to meet each other or meeting on a Friday for a sleepless night ahead – seem to love meeting up at café.

It doesn’t matter if the café has a quiet, jazzy ambiance or brimming with coffee patrons alike, meeting up with your significant other is a sign of love – for both the relationship and the caffeine, of course.

The Barista Aficionado

For Barista Wannabes, they don’t go to cafes often because cafes are practically their homes! They know the good stuff! Barista Aficionados care about what and how we like about our coffee so much, they probably make mental notes of their barista skills and progress or jot it all down on a notebook!

They are so enthused with the frothiness of Grade A milk and acidity of a shot of espresso, we should be thankful for their passion. Without Barista Aficionados, our coffee will not turn out just the way we like it!

The Real Coffee Drinkers

Now, if you’re a REAL Coffee Drinker, raise both your hands in the air! It doesn’t matter whether you have company or not, as long as there’s black coffee – you’re in! For those who can appreciate their coffee as black as night, you are truly a true coffee lover. *wipes tears in happiness & pride*

All about coffee,

Steph

#FridayFavourites Revisiting The Malayan Chinatown – Merchant’s Lane @ Jalan Petaling, Kuala Lumpur

Even before its opening, Merchant’s Lane has been receiving a lot of love and hype due to its nostalgic décor and hipster-looking Instagram shots! They debuted on Instagram even before they officially opened doors. Their pictures sure looked captivating enough for me and many other café enthusiasts to take a trip down memory lane for a visit.

How does one transform an old building (I read it used to be a brothel), combine it with ‘old’ Chinatown décor and create a very VSCO & Insta-worthy hipster space into one newly-opened café? If I’m not mistaken, they’re barely 3 months old and are doing pretty well.

Merchant’s Lane is situated directly opposite of an open car park where you can park your car for a few ringgit. It’s next to ATC College and watch out for the stationary shop below. It’s right on top of it and you’ll be greeted by a subtle sign that reads the café’s name and opening hours. Walk up the stairs and you’ll see this display of antique-looking accessories as below;

IMG_20150825_133922IMG_20150825_133822IMG_20150825_133814Initially, I was very surprised with the spaciousness they managed to acquire. I didn’t know that old Chinatown buildings could cater to this much space! The ceilings are all brand new and renovated very well.

There is a little gap at the side where natural sun-light comes in. The whole place is well-lit, perfect for pretty pictures! Don’t worry about the heat though; the whole place is fully covered and air-conditioned. It wasn’t too hot nor cold which is just right for a very easily flu-prone person like me.

There is also an outside area which is sandwiched in between of 2 indoor areas. That’s right, there are more seating areas!

IMG_20150825_134620The outside area where patrons can enjoy a smoke or simply be enchanted by its rustic and minimalist wooden furniture.

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IMG_20150825_134547Floral Love – The tall, white walls are covered with beautifully floral-painted cloths. Chrysanthemums and peonies are very symbolic flowers in Asian art. Simple, unique and no painting is required if they want to decorate the walls with other art in the future.

IMG_20150825_133724IMG_20150825_134655The Taukay (RM20) – It’s a juicy beef patty stuffed with peanut sauce, pineapple compote, cheese & fried egg sandwiched with a charcoal bun. Comes together with tandoori-like fried mushrooms! SERIOUSLY YUMMY!

IMG_20150825_134710Hongkie Beef Stew (RM19) – Presumably stewed for 12 hours, this Cantonese-style stew was a surprise to the taste buds! I was curious of how Cantonese and Western could go together and it was great! The broth was thick and flavourful and the mash wasn’t lumpy. A very hearty meal for one.

IMG_20150825_134849Eat Die Me with lamb sausages (RM27) – There are other choices of chicken or beef sausages too for RM26. Although the lamb sausages look dry and unappealing from the picture, do not be fooled! It was decently juicy with toast on your choice of eggs (poached in the picture), creamy corn, sautéed mushrooms with ginger, cherry tomatoes & homemade fried hash. I personally enjoyed the fried has a lot.

IMG_20150825_133649Chrysanthemum tea with Rose for 2 (RM15)

IMG_20150825_133704The famous Rose Honey Milk (RM12) – According to my sister, it was frothy but not very special

LOCATION

Next to ATC College & directly opposite an open-air car park

(First floor, upstairs) 150, Jalan Petaling, Off Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur

OPENING DAYS & HOURS

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: 10.30am – 6pm

Friday & Saturday: 10.30am – 10pm 

CLOSED ON WEDNESDAYS