I decided to head to this barely a month old cafe for two reasons.
- Never been to Taman Cheras before. Can’t say I have heard of this area prior to this. So, yay to discovering new places.
- From what i have seen online, apparently this cafe is located within an old low density apartment? and this apartment is located in an old school neighborhood. I loveeeee discovering these sort of cafes, they more often than not have an interesting charm.
For a pretty old apartment, it is really well kept. Really clean. The top part of the building is mainly residential homes and the bottom part of the building is where the cafe is located. Besides Naro, another relatively known cafe is also an occupant here – Ebony & Ivory. Other occupants also includes a printing shop, secretary services office and etc. The building faces a row of single story terrace houses, sand is surrounded by all types of houses, all around, so you can see plenty of residents heading in and out of the building. This apartment sure is a neighborhood friendly one, lol, which is something I do not see often these days.
It is smaller than most of the cafes I’ve visited, no doubt, but they sure did make it pleasant.The decor, colors, table arrangements – it all somehow works without one overlapping the other. It exudes a nice feel. If you fancy some time away from the hustle and bustle of the regular city life, Naro could provide you with the perfect distraction. You view of the outside would be the row of houses this building faces. You’d be people watching there if you had nothing else to do, watching people head in and out via the mini bridge that connects the apartment to the public. No traces of jam, no sound pollution, no cars, no loud and noises business, nothing in connection to a busy city life. So yea, Naro provides a good temporary fix to a much needed city escape.
Mountain Milk Tea, 7.90 ringgit
This was one of Naro’s popular items. They had quite a selection. I decided on their Mountain Milk Tea which tasted similar to the ones you’d get at TeaLive, perhaps a lil better. A lot less sweeter and more flavor. They had several options for the filling, of which I opted for pearls. It was as I would have liked it to be, smaller, more softer . Overall, I liked it.
As for what to eat, both my friend and I opted for the Set Lunch. We found that to be very reasonably priced. Why? because with the Set Lunch, you would get a main dish + dessert + soup, all that for the price of 1 main dish. Worth it, I would say. So, for today, the soup was Kimball Mushroom soup and dessert was herbal jelly.
I do not usually fancy herbal jelly for dessert due to the lingering bitter taste it leaves behind but the one here was pretty pleasant. They added some sweetened coconut milk on the top and it made a whole lot of difference. Yummy indeed.
Set Lunch : Signature Fried Rice, 14.50 ringgit
This was delicious. Really good. I have a thing for long grained rice and that was the kind of rice they used here. There was bits of pork scattered here and there, yum!, crispy, tasty bits of pork. I do not really have much to say except that it was yummy! I would definitely order this again.
Set Lunch: Black Pepper Chicken Chop Rice, 12 ringgit
Another delicious dish. The boneless chicken chop was tender,tasty with the taste of black pepper evident through every spoonful. Nothing overwhelming, just the right amount. Having it with the rice only added to its yummyness. Just many mouthfull of tasty, flavorful goodness.
Would I head here again?
Yes I certainly would love to.
Address: No. 7A, Jalan Kaskas 4, Taman Cheras, Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Thursdays to Tuesdays, 12 pm – 9 pm.
Signing out now, Ciao.