I had time in between meetings today to roam around and check out some cafes in the area – preferably the “under the radar” kind. Considering the rarity of my visits to Kelana Jaya, I didn’t really know where specifically to head to and so, was basically driving around aimlessly. Eventually, I ended up in SS 4 and stumbled upon Otherwise.
It obviously is a neighborhood cafe. Surrounded by houses, located within a row of shops, it seemed to be the only cafe in this stretch. I was looking forward to some quietness, a comfortable place to get some work done and I had no idea whether Otherwise would be the right place but since I was in the area – why not give it a go, right?
I liked how it looked though … quirky, ol’ school, charming and pretty artsy. Niceee.
Ooooo, I liked the whole antique, artsy vibe Otherwise had going on. I had fun discovering all the different sides to this cafe. I even played the piano. I certainly was a lil rusty due to the lack of practice but who cares …. it was awesome! There were some interesting books to read at your leisure. I was particularly hooked on Lonely Planet’s travelling South America on a budget, where I was provided with details from the cheapest places to bunk, eat and to have fun. All the essential details needed to travel.
Long Black, 10 ringgit + Caramel Latte, 14 ringgit + Pandan Gula Melaka Cake, 16 ringgit
I had lunch elsewhere prior to coming here and so, this time around, I decided to give their drinks and dessert a try.
The drinks were decent. I enjoyed my Caramel Latte. Would have liked it a lil more milkier though, just a personal preference.
That cake though …. da bomb!! I mean, it sure was finger licking good. If you are a fan of ‘pandan’ – you’d certainly love this. Before the cake even reaches your table, you would be able to smell the tempting, distinct aroma of the pandan. Then, when it finally arrives at your table, digging into it and savoring it… yuuuuuummmmmm. I was instantly in love. The taste of ‘Gula Melaka” was evident too. Unlike cakes at most other cafes, whereby the gula melaka is often just a sprinkle/drizzle on the top, here, it comes with a generous layer. The cake itself, over all, was soft and moist. The grated coconut on the top was an excellent addition as it provided a difference in texture. I’d certainly give this cake a go again.
Would I head here again?
Yessss, I would. I enjoyed myself here. It would totally be that ‘quiet spot’ for me to get some work done. I also look forward to giving their rice bowls a try for lunch.
Address: No. 6, Ground Floor, Jalan SS 4D/14, Petaling Jaya
Opening hours: Daily. 11 am – 11 pm.
Signing out now, Ciao.