Brunch @Chars Cafe, Uptown Avenue Seremban 2

Weekends can never go wrong with cafe hopping!

On one fine weekend, I decided to visit this so-called new cafe in my neighborhood together with my family.

One may overlook this cafe because of its simple exterior.

But the interior is not bad. Cosy and comfortable seating place.

The light bulbs lighting are pretty nice and creative.

The interior design of this cafe is quite nice too.

With all the wordings on the wall….will it gives you more inspirations in writing? hehe….

Jet was getting excited with the helium balloon (the black one). It says there “Will You Marry Me”. Someone must have done a marriage proposal here. Aww..Such a sweet guy.

Chars Cafe practices ‘self service’. The huge menu board is placed visibly on the wall. Just place your order at their counter.

**only cash term**

Chars Cafe offers breakfast set at price of RM16.90 and RM17.90 which inclusive of a cuppa coffee. Choose from; ‘Americano, Cappuccino or Latte.

We had Cappuccino & Latte. Their coffee is quite rich and aromatic. Not forgetting also a neat coffee art.

Their simple breakfast set.

I opt for the latter; ‘Chars Breakfast Set’ which comprised of croissant, button mushrooms, baked beans, scrambled eggs & a cheesy sausage. I like their fresh & crispy croissant.

Besides this, we also ordered their Aglio Olio Spaghetti with Wild Mushroom at priced of RM9.80 which I felt it tasted so so only.

The brown sugar in a mini glass + crooked spoon caught my attention. Can’t help but to capture the image of it. 😀

Chocolate Waffle (RM12.90) was made fresh. Comes with double scoop of chocolate ice cream and sprinkled with chocolate sauce & coco krunch!

Will pay another visit to try their cakes. Looks good….

Click HERE to view their downloadable menu.

Chars Cafe

Address: No.278, Jalan S2 B12, Seksyen B, Uptown Avenue, 70300 Seremban 2

Operation Hours:

Tue – Thu:
11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Fri – Sat:
11:00 am – 1:00 am
Sun:
11:00 am – 11:00 pm

Bros.Cafe, a Korean Dessert Cafe @Uptown Avenue, Seremban 2

I noticed the blooming numbers of Korean cafe in Klang Valley.

Not going to be a loser…Seremban here also has a nice & cosy Korean cafe. Hehehe…. Anyeong Anyeong 😉

Fret not…its featured on this web leh… *wasehhh*

http://hype.my/noms/9-kickass-korean-cafes-we-love/

Bros cafe occupying both ground and first floor of the building, strategically located at Uptown Avenue, Seremban 2. Merely 10 minutes drive after the Seremban toll exit.

I visited this cafe on 2 different occasions.

First visit was with my schoolmate@buddy, Wei Chi for a tea break.

Self service and only *cash term.

Orders are separated for ground and first floor. Cakes and drinks, you’ll have to place your order at ground floor. While for desserts/ bingsoo you gotto order it upstairs. Which I felt its quite troublesome. Imagine carrying the tray of bingsoo walking down the stairs. Luckily I didn’t roll down the steps. LMAO!

The upstairs counter to order bingsoo.

The all round windows made the cafe look bright and spacious.

some deco on the counter.

A guitar for display and some Korean products for sale.

Latte – RM9

The kind waitress gave up some colorful glutinous rice to go along with the drink.

Cappuccino – RM9

*I like the heart shape ♥ drawn on my drink*

“I was taken by the power that savoring a simple cup of coffee can have to connect people and create community.

~Howard Schultz
Bingsoo is a signature dessert in a Korean cafe. So we decided to order one and to share the serving.
~Types of Bingsoo served here~
I couldn’t decide which flavor to choose…the waiter recommended this Strawberry (RM20).
Snow ice mountain dish topped with cornflakes, red bean, and Haagen-dazs vanilla ice cream with glaze of strawberry syrup.
On a different occasion, I visited Bros cafe for the 2nd time during my sister’s birthday.
Dislike coffee? Perhaps you can go for Yuja Tea(RM9). A traditional Korean tea (herbal tea) made from the citrus fruit yuzu. Yuja (유자) fruit is thinly sliced with its peel and combined with honey or sugar, prepared as fruit preserves or marmalade.
Iced Latte – RM9
Nok Cha Milky – RM12 *recommended*
Nok-cha (green tea) is organic one all the way from Jeju Island, Korea. Its milky, creamy hence rich green tea taste for green tea lovers.
Cakes for the birthday gal… Choc Ganache Cake (RM13).
Banana Cloud Cakes – RM13
Not overwhelmed with the cakes. Somehow felt its a lil pricey.
Cacao Island Bingsoo – RM20 *recommended*
Snow ice mountain dish topped with cocoa puffs, cocoa Powder, Sweet Chocolate,
Haagen-dazs vanilla ice cream with glaze of milky chocolate syrup. Ideal for chocolate lovers….. like me! 🙂
Before you leave…you can bring home some coffee grounds use for eliminating foul smell/ household odors. Its FOC anyway.

Bros. Cafe

Address: No. 297, Jalan S2 B13, Uptown Avenue, Seremban 2, 70300 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan.

Operation Hours: Monday to Sunday (12pm to 11pm)

Contact Number: 066014880

More beautiful photos, hover to this blog:- http://wallace-leong.blogspot.com/2014/10/bros-cafe-jeju-island-nok-cha-bingsoo.html

J.CO Donuts & Coffee @Palm Mall, Seremban

J.CO, the popular donut brand, originally from Indonesia has finally made its way to Seremban. The only J.CO outlet that you can find in Seremban is now located at Palm Mall. Are you also a donut lover?

“J.CO Donuts & Coffee is a lifestyle cafe retailer in Indonesia specializing in donuts, coffee and frozen yogurt.”

The ambiance, the environment is relaxing to have a drink or to gather with family & friends.

Spacious cafe with comfy seats. Do you spot a see through glass on this white wall? Its the production area behind this white wall. You could witness how’s the donuts are made there.

The Al Fresco dining area.

I need more J. Coffee in order to come up with more great ideas! 😀

HAHA! The quote on the wall is pretty true! 😀

J.CO merchandises

Do you like yogurt? How about a smooth frozen yogurt plus toppings (fruit)? And what matters most is…it is FAT FREE! 😉

J.COOL yogurt served in 3 different sizes. Single, Couple & Sharing.

Assorted toppings to add on the yogurt.

Using coffee beans from Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala and Indonesia, your freshly brewed drink is served here at J. Coffee section. The drinks come in 3 different sizes. (Uno, Due, Tre)

The weather was hot. I needed something cooling and comes along with my favorite caramel. 😀

A cuppa Iced Caramelelo. (Caramel Latte)

Hot J.Coccino (Cappuccino + Latte)

Those baby donuts above are called J.Pops. Sold in a box of 12.

The donuts are made fresh everyday.

I was told that there are 30 over flavors.

Spoil with choice. Can’t decide?

Sampling their signature donuts.  Glazzy & Alcapone. Glazzy, the original honey and sugar that melts in your mouth. Alcapone, name similar to American gangster Al Capone. This donut has a smooth texture flavors, with the original Belgian white chocolate topping and almond California.

Another best seller donut here, Cheezy Rich, filled with cream cheese and topped with shredded cheese that comes from New Zealand. Ohhh…so cheezy!

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The donuts are fresh, soft and fluffy. Moreover its not too sweet. Besides that, the donut goes pretty well with a cuppa hot coffee.

10678867_10152629608462740_4422673924125355537_nSo, what’s your favorite pick?

JCO Donuts & Coffee

Lot 32, UG Floor, Jalan Sungai Ujong, 70200 Seremban.

(Near the main entrance of the mall)

www.jcodonuts.com.my

Brunch @Coffee & Dreams, Seremban 2

I am not a heavy coffee drinker. But I love the fact that there are more coffee joints opened in Seremban 2. Currently there are 4 (did I miss out any?). 4 is definitely a small number compared to KL. Anyhow…quality is more important than quantity right? hehe….

I’ve just visited Coffee & Dreams located at Uptown Avenue, Seremban 2. The so-called happening place in Seremban 2 with restaurants and pubs.

I enjoyed having a cuppa aromatic coffee in a cosy environment.

“A coffee a day keeps the doctor away”

Lets see if Coffee & Dreams is ‘my cup of tea’.

Cakes, muffins, pudding and pastries are served here.

I also like the quiet and calm environment when I was there. Service was not bad too.

Selections of ‘hot drinks’ on their menu.

The current on going promotion for breakfast, lunch and tea time which I thought its a good deal.

The free glass of watermelon juice upon ordering lunch from their on going promotion.

Latte

Chocolate Mint

Cappuccino

Full Spaghetti with Ham – RM15.90

The spaghetti bolognese was alright but not memorable.

Chicken Chop

Skinless and boneless chicken chop was grilled to perfection and drizzled with fragrant black pepper sauce. Alongside with some greens. The chicken meat was tender and also tasty. Quite good.

I wanted to try their waffle. Therefore I went for original flavor;

Butter & Syrup Waffle – RM6.90

The waffle turn out to be quite nice. Not dry but fluffy.

Mille Crepe (Vanilla). There were actually few other flavors…but I chose to try the original flavor. Want to try the originality ma… hehe.. Unfortunately I felt that their mille crepe was just average. Too much cream I felt. A nice mille crepe shouldn’t look collapsing, right?

This “I dunno what name” chocolate cake was better.

Yay…I finally got the chance to taste this handmade pudding by Sweet Montage. There were few other flavors, but I chose Salted Gula Melaka. Price at RM7.90 for a small jar… a lil pricey?? But I love everything from the packaging, the taste and the texture. Wobbly texture and wasn’t too sweet. Like a combination of custard & tau fu fah 🙂

Verdict: If you notices… I actually visited Coffee & Dreams on 2 different occasions. First round was for drinks and cakes…2nd round to sample the food. Eventually the drinks (coffee) tasted better on my 2nd visit… first visit made me felt that the coffee taste was rather mild. I hope they will be more consistent in brewing their coffee. Will definitely return for more coffee and food 😉

Click HERE for Menu.

ADDRESSNo.199 Jalan S2 B14, Uptown Avenue,
Seremban 2, 70300 Seremban, N.S.D.K. Malaysia

HOURS OF OPERATIONMonday-Sunday: 8.30am-11pm

CONTACT INFOEmail: enquiries@coffeeanddreams.com.my
Telephone: 06-601 3855

Dinner @Plan B, Midvalley

*A long overdue post* hehe….

A dinner I had at Plan B, few days before I went into labour. LOL!

My first visit to Plan B at Midvalley was memorable. Therefore I suggested to Alex to settle our dinner here.

I told him that I wanted to eat so many things before I go into labour. Somehow the space in my stomach restricted me from doing so 😦

 

Plain water is free of charge and refillable.

Alex ordered a cuppa Latte

Wild Mushroom Soup – RM13

finished with a swirl of cream

The mushroom soup was so rich and creamy with chunks of mushroom. I doubt I could finish all by myself.

Some of my friends complimented that their Asian Soft Shell Crab Spaghetti (RM26) is good. Therefore I thought why not give it a try. Soft shell crab, cili padi, crispy curry leaves & chili flakes in creamy butter sauce. I find it quite nice. Something we don’t come across in other restaurant cooking this way. The creamy butter sauce reminds me of crabs cooked with creamy butter sauce from those ‘tai chow’ restaurants. Yumss… By the way…. it wasn’t spicy pun….

Turkey Ham & Cheddar Toastie – RM17

with sweet potato fries and side salad.

Check out the turkey ham + cheese sandwiched in between 2 slices of fresh butter toasted bread. I like the sandwich, I also like the sweet potato fries. It is  interesting to serve sweet potato fries rather than the usual french fries which is quite common.

Ahh…when come to desserts, especially cakes..I am always spoiled with choice!! Finally I made a wise decision to choose Caramel Chocolate Banana Cake (RM11) to dapao back home. Really love the richness of this cake. Chocolate & banana can never go wrong! *abang adik* hehe….

I will visit again to try other food from their menu!

Plan B Mid Valley

Address:

Lot G-073 – 075 Ground Floor
Mid Valley Megamall
Mid Valley City
Lingkaran Syed Putra
59200 Kuala Lumpur

Contact:

T: +603 2282 1576
F: +603 2282 1721

My Tea Break @CAFFEine; Setiawalk Puchong

My daily caffeine boost has to be at least a cuppa coffee. But usually I’ll just bancuh my cheap 3in1 coffee…hehehe…..

Caffeine is a bitter substance found in coffee, tea, soft drinks, chocolate, kola nuts, and certain medicines. But in this case…obviously we are referring to their drinks.

One day, I saw my friend posted photos of this cafe on his Facebook. Nice drink and cake I saw. I decided to give it a try and dragged Alex to bring me to Setiawalk. I noticed there are more and more cafes offering coffees and cakes here at Klang Valley. Anyway, this would be beneficial to us, the consumers…where we will be spoil with choices. Agreed? 😉

A very simple interior. Located at 1st floor right above Share Tea.

Free Wifi and some old-skool board games are also available here.

The drinks menu are neatly written on a chalkboard.

Freshly baked cakes and muffins. The cakes looked so good. I couldn’t decide which one to go for.

Ohhh…homemade ice cream by FatBaby is also available here! Isn’t that great to have some homemade ice cream. In terms of ingredients, much natural I suppose.

Again…I’m required to choose. I like salted caramel….at the same time I also like peanut butter wor. So, I ended up choosing ‘peanut butter’ flavor. hehe….

The ice cream is quite smooth and has nice taste of peanut butter. But not very strong. Size of cup is around 6cm in diameter.

Ohh ya…the friendly barista handed 2 additional flavors for us to sample. (not the whole cup okay) :-p

Chocolate : Very rich chocolate taste. Ermm…a lil bitter after taste.

Apple Crumble : Nice and fruity!

It was a hot afternoon. I really feel like having a cold drink. Therefore I chose Iced Electro Choc – RM11. (made from Irish cream, hazelnut coffee, milk and cocoa powder). Nice layers of drink I had. Wow…I did not expect an iced drink comes with coffee art too!! Thought I could only see the coffee art on hot drinks. *claps* I would say this drink is nice. Very smooth too. Hmm…kinda reminds me of latte.

Quench my thirst with a glass of Iced Electro Choc. To me, the serving size is quite big.

There you go…my choice of cake, Chocolate Baileys Cake – RM19.50.

A rich chocolate mousse cake topped with crunchy and crispy caramelized hazelnut. However I find it kinda pricey for a slice of cake. But this slice of cake is really good lar….

Come…take a closer look. Layers of chocolate mousse and sponge. The mousse part is rich and smooth. While the sponge part is very moist. Makes it a great combo!

 

CAFFEine;
Lot G-09-1, Level 1, Block G, Setia Walk, 
Persiaran Wawasan, Pusat Bandar Puchong 
Puchong, Selangor 47160
 
Tel: 03-5879 0033
Opening Hours: 
Monday – Friday: 2:00 p.m. till 11:00 p.m. 
Saturday and Sunday: 12:00 noon till late

Brunch @ TiPsy Brew O’Coffee, Setiawalk Puchong

My previous visit to TiPsy Brew O’Coffee, Setiawalk Puchong was during tea time, enjoyed a cuppa coffee at this cozy place while waiting for the movie to begin.

Then I told myself, I want to come back here to try their cakes and food!

So, I decided to revisit this place over the weekend.

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Recently…Alex is soooo busy with his Candy Crush game! By passing my level although he started to play later than me. But I’ve neglected the game for quite sometime…lazy la… LOL!

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Alex with his order; Cappuccino – RM8.90. I was like…cappuccino again? Don’t you want to try something else? @_@

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Can I call myself a coffee lover without having much knowledge about coffee? I saw this familiar name on the menu called Macchiato – RM7.90. I decided to give it a try. ~To broaden my ‘knowledge’! HAHAHA!

‘Macchiato’ simply means ‘marked’ or ‘stained’, and in the case of caffè macchiato, this means literally ‘espresso stained/marked with milk’. Traditionally it is made with one shot of espresso, and the small amount of added milk was the ‘stain’. (source from wikipedia)

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Look…my cuppa macchiato is so small huh. My face is so much bigger that the cup. Oh my gosh! Yaya…I know..that is the way macchiato been served.

Yes, indeed macchiato has richer coffee taste!

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Turkey Sandwich – RM9.90

Turkey Roll, Tomato, Lettuce, Alfalfa, Mustard sandwiched in choice of bread; white or wholemeal.

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In their menu, there were only 2 types of noodle – Thai Laksa & Mee Rebus. I wish they could have more choices. Here, I chose Thai Laksa – RM10.90. The noodle texture is nice. Hmm…something like thick type of rice vermicelli. The broth wasn’t really spicy. It tasted quite similar to Nyonya Laksa . But I would preferred a creamier broth. hehe….

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The freshly baked Cranberry Scone is priced at RM3.80 each. Its crumbly, not hard and has nice fragrant of butter. Served with cream and blueberry jam.

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While I was looking at the selections of cakes..I asked one of the staff. Which would you recommend. She recommended a few..I can’t really remember them. But Toffee Banana was one of the recommended ones. Both toffee and banana are my favorite. Toffee Banana Cake (RM8.90) was very fresh, light and spongy! Toffee and slices of bananas are sandwiched between layers of spongy cake. Beneath is a thin layer of biscuit crumb. BTW…It was a really nice gesture. To draw a snoopy on the plate using chocolate sauce. This person must be quite artistic.

TiPsy Brew O'Coffee
C-07-G, Block C Setiawalk, Persiaran Wawasan, 
Pusat Bandar Puchong, 47160 Puchong.
Business Hour : 
Mon - Thu: 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sun: 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Contact No. : 03-58790790 / 012-3011583

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An interesting picture I saw on Facebook today. So, which is your type of coffee? And what your coffee says about you? My favorite pick is Latte. Latte says “you’re reflective, but often indecisive. In the world of unknowns, you like the safe picks”. OMG! Sounds quite accurate leh…

McCafe is now available in Seremban!

Yippie! Good news for the Seremban folks. The long awaiting McCafe is now available in Seremban. Ok lar…I know I’m the eagerly waiting one. LOL!

Currently there’s only 1 McCafe in Seremban. It is only 1 week old. Located at Tesco Seremban 2.

So far I only visited McCafe once, when it was newly opened in KL.

At McCafe you can enjoy assorted coffee with an affordable price. I meant comparing to other branded* coffee outlets. ^_^

What is McCafe?

McCafe is a coffee-house-style food and drink chain, owned by McDonald’s.

McDonald at Tesco Seremban 2 is quite spacious. Now, they have allocate this section into McCafe.

You’ll probably like to check out the price before placing your order.

For hot drinks, there are 3 sizes. Small, Regular & Large.

Cakes and muffins for you to pair with your drinks.

Mummy had Americano (Regular) – RM5.50. She claimed the coffee is nice.

I had Flat White (Regular) – RM5.50. I also added some chocolate powder and vanilla powder onto my drink. Hehe….the chocolate & vanilla powder are available at counter. You may add as much as you like. I like my cuppa Flat White too. 😉

Marcus had Iced Mocha (Regular) – RM6.50. It looks like 3 layers tea. LOL! It tasted good also…

I was tempted to order the Chocolate Lava Cake – RM7.50.

Check out the oozing runny chocolate from the cake. OMG! My cake is flooded with chocolate! Me likey* The chocolate cake was warm & moist too.

Satisfying coffee fix of the day. (No regrets)

*Dunno why my face look so swollen here =_=

Curious on this equation. Hot drink + Happy face = Time??

McDonald’s Tesco Seremban 2
Tesco Seremban 2
No. 1, Jalan Haruan 2
70300 Seremban
Tel : 06 – 631 5613
Fax : 06 – 631 5612

Lets have coffee @ TiPsy Brew O’Coffee, Setiawalk Puchong

Alex and I planned to go for a movie at Setiawalk Puchong.

Since we were there early before the scheduled movie, so we decided to go for a drink. Moreover I needed my coffee fix! hehe…..

20130217_150113 mini mini miny mo, and we chose TiPsy Brew O’Coffee.

20130217_153351Hand painted by people of TiPsy Brew O’Coffee on how to brew siphon, hand-drip and french press. *impressive*!

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They also served cakes. I saw their cakes look quite good. I shall save it for my next visit! 😉

20130217_151658My Cafe Latte – RM8.90

20130217_151619His Cappuccino – RM8.90

20130217_151108Forty Licks claimed as handcrafted ice cream using only the best ingredients, with no additives or preservatives. There were several other flavors…but I chose to try Salted Caramel (RM7.20) because I heard so much from people.

20130217_151302It was a good choice of choosing salted caramel. Not overly sweet. Hint of saltiness and sweetness of caramel!

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“Forty Licks, because one lick just isn’t enough.”

Sorry…I lost count on how many licks I made :-p

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My macho man! Wahaha…..

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Our colorful outfit of the day! 😉

Verdict : A nice place to spend your tea break. The coffee were good too. I like the ambiance and the friendly staffs. Besides beverages and cakes, they also serve food like sandwiches and noodles.

TiPsy Brew O'Coffee
C-07-G, Block C Setiawalk, Persiaran Wawasan, 
Pusat Bandar Puchong, 47160 Puchong.
Business Hour : 
Mon - Thu: 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sun: 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Contact No. : 03-58790790 / 012-3011583

Nice Coffee @ La Roasteria Coffee, Seremban 2

I am delighted to know that there’s a decent cafe for me to tarn kopi (enjoy coffee). I meant like those in KL…aromatic coffee with pretty coffee art on it..Also, I received good reviews from some friends who had tried their coffee.

Recently I found out that they’ve opened another outlet at Seremban 2..which is nearer to my mom’s house. The main outlet is at Seremban town (Jalan Kong Sang).

La Roasteria Coffee is the name of the cafe.

Nice ambiance. Isn’t it? Its a good thing that we can have brunch or have a drink with friends in this lovely place. In Seremban, we have very limited choice of places like this. Unlike in KL, people are spoiled with choices and places for brunch.

Other than coffee, they do serve these freshly baked scones and also cakes.

I came here for brunch. So, lets order something to fill our stomach.

I wanted light coffee, so I ordered a cuppa Caffe Latte – RM7.20.

*A heart shape for me*

Bro had Cappuccino – RM7.20. Pretty coffee art right?

While mummy had Mocha – RM8.

I chose to order sandwiches. I picked Butter Croissant with Fried Wild Mushroom filling – RM9.80. Choices of bread are Butter Croissant, Ciabatta, Panini, Baguette. On menu stated, “Fried Wild Mushroom filling” is recommended. Unfortunately I find it rather dry and tasted too mild. However I do like their butter croissant. Fresh, flaky and buttery!

Creamy Chicken Mushroom Pie – RM12.80. A savory pie with chicken filling. Light, flaky and buttery pastry. Comes with creamy soup. This was good!

Spaghetti Chicken Bolognese – RM10.80 was just average.

Can’t leave without having dessert. There wasn’t much choice of cake during my visit. I chose Moist Chocolate Mud Cake – RM7.80. Indeed very moist. Rich chocolate taste too. The cake was served warm. Therefore I thought it would be perfect if they added a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top of the cake.

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Soon after I uploaded this colorful photo collage on my FB, friends got excited and drop by La Roasteria Coffee the following day.

Verdict : Simple and nice cafe to catch up with friends and have a drink. Recommended to try their coffee and cakes!


La Roasteria Coffee
(Next to S2 Hotel. Behind SAINS building)
No. 69, Persiaran S2 B2,
70300 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan.
Contact No. : 012-623 8088
Operating Hours :
Daily (10am – 10pm)

New location:-
Seremban Prima, (formerly known as Seremban Parade)
Lot 4973, Jalan Dato Bandar Tunggal,
70000 Seremban.
Negeri Sembilan D.K.