Soul Sacrifice is not one of those cafes that you would see making much headlines. You would not see it in the list of ” Top 10 Cafes to try in KL” or hear a friend boasting about how they loveeeeee this barely a year old cafe. Nope, unlikely. There literally is not much hype about this place, that it is not likely that you would come across this cafe unless you are looking for something specific, like I did. I felt like visiting a ‘hidden’ cafe today and so that is what I searched for on Google and this cafe popped up in the list of ‘5 New Hidden Cafes You Need to Try in KL”. I decided on this cafe rather than the other 4 options because I have not really ventured much into Desa Pandan. It is nice to sometimes venture out and away from the usual, just for the heck of it, lol.
One reason why this cafe is underrated is perhaps because of insufficient signage, or rather no one that is eye catching and obvious. As you can see from the image above, The signage of the Tour and Travel company is more eye catching than the one below it – Soul Sacrifice. It looked like they literally painted the words on the wall using a color that is pretty similar to its background. Perhaps it was intentional on their part – wanting to remain under the radar and ‘hidden’ but I dont know.. They did pick the right place to set up shop though, if that was their intention. This area is a mini business hub, filled with rows and rows of shops, businesses and companies. You will find most people hanging out at the row of shops at the front, it is also the most busiest area. Soul Sacrifice is located at the back, the more quieter of the whole lot. This cafe would easily be missed, very easily. I hope it really is what they intended rather than it being an unfortunate circumstance because that would be such a bummer – food is pretty good.
The ambiance inside was awesome. I had the whole place to myself. I ordered, mingled with the peeps working there, watched the chef cook. Yea, I watched the chef do his thing. He literally cooks behind the counter. It was pretty cool, they had the fan thing going on, so there was no smoke and despite sitting pretty close to the counter, I could not smell anything. Everything is done quietly, quickly and professionally.
Cup of Nations, 23 ringgit
If you want something filling yet not too heavy on your stomach, this would fit the bill yawwwww. It is basically made up of a scotch egg on the top, with a based that is made up of sweet purple mash, cream leak sauce and some sambal. The scotch egg was da bomb! I can have it on its own and eat it everyday. It was crunchy on the outside and moist and soft on the inside. It felt like I was eating a nugget, a yummy nugget. The base was another thing all together. It tasted like really good flavorsome cheesy, spicy and thick pumpkin + sweet potato soup. The combinations were weird but really good. I loved it.
Mykonos, 25 ringgit
I usually am not a fan of blue cheese, but it tasted pretty good when accompanying this chicken burger. The patty was self made, and pretty healthy. There was no flour used to coat the patty with intentions to hold it together, nope. as evident from the patty’s tendency to break apart. The patty was well done and flavored well, which made it a good burger, however, I think it was smart on their end to include some blue cheese in it – this elevated the burger from a good burger to a very good burger. I liked it a lot. Contrary to the usual burgers we come across here, there was no potato fries or chips accompanying this burger. That is not a negative thing though – the burger comes in a generous portion, the chicken patty itself is thick and filling, adding the chips/fries will only make the whole dish overwhelming and you most probably would be stuffed by the end of the day and the whole experience would not be as pleasant as it should be.
Would I head here again?
I do not really hang out in Desa Pandan. In fact, this is the first time I have been there since the last 5 years or so. So, it most probably take me another year or a few years to head back to Desa Pandan, lol. When I do though, yes, I would certainly drop by. The environment was welcoming, people were friendly, food was really good.
Address: No. 38, Jalan 4/75C, Desa Pandan, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.
Opening hours: Sundays to Wednesdays, 8 am – 7 pm, Fridays & Saturdays, 8 am – 10 pm.
Signing out now, Ciao.