Sunday, December 29, 2013

Oldtown White Coffee (3rd Mile Square)

Oldtown White Coffee (3rd Mile Square)
Pusat Dagangan 3rd Mile Square
58100 Kuala Lumpur
+60379839876
(Coordinates: E101° 40' 39.8" N3° 6' 15.5")

Upon reaching Kuala Lumpur we headed straight to Old Klang Road looking to replace my android phone’s screen protector (we guess the breakfast we had at Restoran Double AA earlier in the morning really did energize us!).

We were torn between having lunch at either PappaRich or Oldtown White Coffee which was located side by side here at 3rd Mile Square, and decided on Oldtown. Why? We have a personal preference for bright and cheerful establishments, and PappaRich was a little ‘gloomy’ (read: dark and inadequate lighting) for our taste.

bright and cheerful always wins the day
nothing gloomy about Oldtown


After the delectable food frenzy Kuala Terengganu served us over the past few days, Oldtown in contrast provided us with jarring reminder that we were back to the drudgery of Kuala Lumpur life, and was an apt antithesis to our recent daily diet.

no keropok lekor?


I ordered (what turned out to be a veritable mess of a dish called) Javanese Mee; Cat tried the Minced Chicken Egg Noodle while Brendan had the Chicken Chop Crunchy Bun.

what the menu said
Cat said it was ma-ma (so-so)
travel advisory: stay clear of this dish!
!@#$ beyond words (or description)
what the menu said
a sad substitute for keropok lekor, Brendan said
gave us some cheer at least


The verdict? I think it isn’t fair to form a critical opinion of these dishes so soon after coming back from Kuala Terengganu, so we’ll suspend judgement for now. I however need to serve fair warning to stay clear of the Javanese Mee, a dish so deplorable that for purposes of self-censorship I will refrain from commenting further.


The damage? As is to be expected of most upscale Kopitiams it cost us RM44.10, staying barely within range of the everyday food for the everyday person. Would we come back? Yes, so long as we avoid the Javanese Mee!

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