I was in desperate need for an Indian wear – Punjabi Suit? for a mutual friends’ engagement party. It was a last minute thing and I was running around like a headless chicken looking for a shop that sells ready- to -wear Indian suits. It isn’t everyday that I needed to get one and so, obviously I did not know where to go to. I found one along Jalan Gasing and another within the same row of shops that houses Five Cafe.
Of course with it being my luck, it started to rain heavily and I was stuck. Sure, I can simply head to Shobana’s which was located few doors away, to have my usual Indian food but I simply was not in the mood for it. Right next to Shobana’s is Five. It never really crossed my mind to pay it a visit because in my mind, I visit this specific area solely for Indian food, nothing else. Considering it was raining cats and dogs – I couldn’t really run over to my car to head elsewhere and since I was not in the mood for some Indian food, Five Cafe seemed rather appealing.
I’d say that Five is a neighborhood cafe, pretty much the only one on this side of Bukit Gasing. Mostly surrounded by Indian restaurants, Five could pass off as a hidden cafe. Tucked in a quiet corner, it is pretty easy to miss it if you are not intentionally on the look out for it.
This neighborhood cafe is pretty cozy and rustic. Rustic from all the wooden furniture used, quite a nice feeling actually visually, nothing too much. It was quiet, definitely is the kind of eatery I’d visit again when I’m on my own. It is a good spot for some me-time, with just my laptop and I, getting some work done while enjoying some food and drinks. It also makes for a great place to have meetings, discussions and/or even a get-together. It offers you plenty of quiet and privacy.
They serve a variety of dishes, both of the Western and local cuisine – breakfast, rice, noodles, pizzas, burgers, desserts. The prices are affordable too.
Pulled Pork Burger, 17 ringgit
The Pulled Pork Burger is their popular/recommended dish. It was a nice, wholesome dish. The burger itself was pretty good. It came with a generous portion of flavorful shredded pork meat, a whole lot of it – yay! Plenty to last through the first burger bun and the second. Yesss, I do not eat my burger the usual way, lol. Prefer eating it bit by bit, layer by layer… which allows me to savor it all even better, don’t you think? This is not the best pulled pork burger I’ve tasted but it was pretty good. The meat is perhaps a lil dryer and chewy-er than what I’m used to but it still made me happy feasting on it. Burp! The dish comes with a side of fries and apple salad. I liked the fries because it was simple, not loaded with salt and dripping in oil. The apple salad was loaded with pepper. It certainly provided the whole dish with and extra ‘kick’. It was strong but not overpowering, just enough to make an impact. Overall, I enjoyed the dish.
Address: No. 357D, Jalan 5/57, Section 5, Petaling Jaya
Opening hours: Tuesdays to Sundays, 9 am – 10 pm.
Signing out now, Ciao.