Bucida Cafe @ PJ 8 – An Accidental find. Good Stuff. (Permanently CLOSED)

So, why was this an accidental find? I initially headed here looking for West St Coffee? Nowhere to be found and contact number was not in service. So, i guess it is fair to say that maybe they have closed shop, ceased operation? Anyways, so here I was in PJ 8, contemplating on what’s next. In case you guys are wondering where PJ 8 is, it is across the road to Hilton PJ. There is the row of shops, right? KFC, Syed Bistro and Courts Mammoth? Next to Courts is another low density block of shops and then next to that is this high rise building? Yup – that is PJ 8.

There are 4 blocks, A, B, C and D. The first 3 blocks are made up of offices, located together and block D is a distance away and operates as a residence but all connected in between. There is this open space with plenty of walkway and a couple of restaurants/cafes.



Bucida is located in Block A. There maybe a language barrier between the guards and you as most of them cannot converse well in English and/or Malay. So, once you are on the Ground Floor, take the escalator up and you will see the open space as the images above show. The eatery with most people is Bucida.





Kuih Kacang, 2.50 ringgit, Kuih Kelapa , 2.50


While waiting for our dishes to arrive, we ordered this to munch on. Yum yum yum. I am sure you guys have tasted the kuih above. Just know that it comes with quite a bit of filling so you wouldnt feel like you are just eating lumps of flour. Plenty of kacang and coconut fillings.


Chef’s Wrap (Teriyaki), 12.50 ringgit (set)


This was a yummy bundle of healthy deliciousness. On the inside, you get generous amount of leafy greens, tomatoes and chicken slices. The sauce used inside this wrap came with 2 options – sesame or teriyaki. I opted for the latter and it was good. Just wished it came in generous amount too, lol. The wrap wasnt the regular pita wrap? The one here was thin and crispy. All in all, the dish as a whole was really good and filling too.


Bucida Nasi Lemak, 12.50 (set)


My friend looked at the Menu and narrowed down his choices to Kung Pow Chicken Rice or Nasi Lemak and opted for the latter. While waiting for food to arrive, for about 5 seconds, he kindda regreted choosing the Nasi Lemak because the table next to us ordered Kung Pao Chicken and it looked yummy. As soon as he tasted the Nasi Lemak though, Kung Pao was forgotten as the Nasi Lemak was preety good. There isnt much to say about how the Nasi Lemak tasted other than it tasted as it should, lol. The sambal was delicious, we had to get refills. The chicken was just fried without adding any flavoring or spices and etc. It was simple, as it should be because syou wouldnt want the chicken to overwhelm/overpower the Nasi Lemak as a whole. Tasty dish.


Barli, 3 ringgit, Teh Tarik, 3 ringgit.



So, since we opted for the set meals, the drinks came at a cheaper price, 3 ringgit each. Drink were really good. The barli was mixed with lemon juice? Good stuff. The Teh Tarik was freshly made. We requested for ‘kurang manis’ and they got it right, a rare occurence.  


Would I head here again?

Oooo yea. An accidental find, but a good one. Food is good, ambiance awesome. I look forward to trying the other dishes on the Menu.


Address: PJ 8 Block A, 2nd Floor, No. 23, Jalan Barat, Seksyen 8, Petaling Jaya.


Opening hours: Weekdays, 7 am – 8 pm. Weekends Closed.



Signing out Now, Ciao.





1 comment

  1. A bad attitude is like a flat tire, you can’t go anywhere without changing it.
    1 of the staff malay girl long hair.. pls change

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