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Terrasse Cafe & Bistro @ Section 17, PJ – A hidden cafe ?? πŸ€”πŸ€”

Whether Terrasse is a hidden cafe is based on your own interpretation. Some bloggers refers to it as a hidden gem whereas other reviewers simply see it as an eatery that is located on the first floor of a row of shops. What is your take?

As for me, I’ve been to this specific part of Section 17 regularly over the past few years and I’ve never noticed Terasse despite it having been around for a little under two years. Know which part of Section 17 I am referring to?? Within the small square that is home to Tujoh Cafe, S OneOne and Wild Sheep Home. In my defense, there are several row of shops here and Terrasse is located on the side that is least popular?? Most people, including myself usually skip this particular row unless we are on the lookout for parking. However, with the popular ais kacang/cendol shop Kwong Wah setting up shop here a few doors away, I foresee a change in the pattern πŸ€”πŸ€”.

Anyways, as mentioned above, Terrasse is located on the FIRST floor. So, lookout for this brown door and then head up the stairs.

I arrived a little after lunch hour, hoping the crowd – if any, would have died down by then .. it did not. It wasn’t full house but it was 3/4 full. It was obvious that the cafe was well liked. I liked how it looked, it resembled a courtyard? As you can see from the image above, there is an open concept in the middle, designed in such a way that allowed sunlight to get through. It certainly lit up the place. Usually the common worry would be that sitting underneath it would heat you up but no worry needed here as they thought about that by having some sort of water cooling system? There was a constant flow of water on the see-through roof that cooled down the temperature. Besides a little heat as a result of sitting under the sunlight, I did not break into a sweat despite wearing a long sleeve turtleneck.


Seafood Risotto, RM 40 + Cordon Bleu, RM 38

Seafood Risotto
Cordon Bleu

Both dishes ordered were recommended, crowd favorites. The Cordon Bleu was well plated, I liked how it was presented. Tasted good too. The dish consisted of 5 pieces of chicken that was wrapped in cheese. Then, once breaded the ones here are pan fried and then tossed in the oven. I dig the texture, crispy on the outside, chewy and dense on the inside, flavorful too. The chicken was served on a bed of salad, some mushroom, tomatoes, salsa, greens. A tasty dish indeed.

The Seafood Risotto was pretty good too but how good is dependent on how you like your rice. The risotto we received, the soggyness of the whole dish reflected the rice too, in the sense that if cooked longer – it might just turn into sticky porridge. I was cool with that, enjoyed the dish. My partner though did not enjoy it as much as I did because he preferred his risotto’s rice to be more solid, chewy. Technically, I do agree, the rice was a tad overcooked but I had no issues with it, he did. So, I suppose when it comes to dishes like risotto, it also boils down to individual preferences. Anyways, the dish came with 2 large prawns and 2 mussels, squids too. The risotto was creamy and dense, definitely an indulgent meal for sure, filling.

Address: No. 622A, Level 1, Jalan 17/8, Section 17, Petaling Jaya.

Opening hours: Tuesdays – Sundays, 11 am – 12 am. Mondays Closed.

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Contact Num.: 011 – 1198 9178

Signing out now, Ciao.


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