I have visited Taman SEA plenty but I have never explored this particular section of it. Merely 5 minutes away from the LDP highway, just before reaching the intersection that leads to SS2, lies a row of shops where this cafe is situated. The neighborhood exudes a tranquil ambiance and maintains a low-profile, which I find appealing. Enclosed by residential and commercial properties, nestled in the heart of it all are several rows of shops housing small and medium enterprises (SMEs), automobile workshops, restaurants and etc.. 2046 is located within the same area as another cafe I intent to check out soon – Rotee Patisserie, a bakery cafe serving freshly baked goods.
The first thing that greeted me as soon as I entered the premise was loud barks followed by cute dogs in varrying sizes playing around. Ooo yes, it is a PET FRIENDLY cafe and so, do anticipate there being animals around. Worry not about cleanliness though as they have house rules in place to maintain order.
2046 occupies 2 floors and is pleasant in terms of aesthetics. By itself, it oozes a sense of calm with a relaxed atmosphere. However, with the constant barking from dogs though, that feeling may be compromised, lol. If, like me, you visit the cafe primarily for its cafe atmosphere and not specifically for its pet-friendly environment, rest assured that there is a ‘no pet’ policy enforced on the upper floor. Therefore, for those individuals who either do not own pets or prefer not to mingle with them on the ground floor, you can venture upstairs instead.
Japanese Carbonara, RM 26 + Balinese Chicken Rice, RM 29
As its name suggest, this pasta has some Japanese influence. The dish features delectable spaghetti seasoned with precisely the right amount of oil, accompanied by two delectable tempura prawns, bonito flakes, and seaweed strips. I have a particular fondness for bonito flakes, and I was pleased to find that this dish generously provided an ample amount of them. The inclusion of bonito flakes often imparts a unique flavor profile to a dish, thanks to its distinctive taste. Good thing it came plenty here, unlike the meager ‘barely there’ sprinkle I’d usually come across at other cafes. Its inclusion worked well with the other ingredients and overall, this was an enjoyable dish.
We were told that the Balinese Chicken Rice was a popular choice among customers. Hence, we opted for it. The dish consisted of rice topped with a sunny side up egg and sambal. At first glance, the sambal reminded me of Sambal Balado – characterized by its redness, spiciness, and heat. However, it possessed a milder flavor that pleasantly surprised me. Moving on to the vegetables, the Urap, an Indonesian-style salad, was simply delightful. The steamed vegetables maintained a soft yet crunchy texture, complemented by an equal amount of grated coconut. If I’m not mistaken, coconut oil was also utilized, imparting a delightful aftertaste to the vegetables. Notably, there was a touch of sweetness that added a unique element to the dish, making it even more enjoyable. As for the chicken thigh, it was cooked well – achieving a crispy and chewy exterior, while remaining tender on the inside. The combination of all the components worked well and as a result, this dish too was enjoyable.
The visit to 2046 provided a new experience for me as I am not accustomed to frequenting pet-friendly cafes. I must admit that the constant barking of dogs, vying for attention, created occasional noise which made conversations somewhat challenging. Nevertheless, I did find enjoyment in the experience. While it is not an appropriate venue for business meetings or telecon, it is perhaps ideal for some alone time. In the future, when I desire to unwind and temporarily escape from work, I would not object to returning to 2046. If there were any dogs present during my time of visit, I could engage in a brief playtime with them while awaiting my food and beverages. After which I could head upstairs and perhaps enjoy a movie on my laptop. Who knows? On lazy days, it might be just the respite I am in search of.
Address:54, Jalan SS 23/11, Taman SEA, Petaling Jaya
Opening hours: Mon, Wed & Thurs, 10 am – 6 pm. Fri – Sun, 9.30 am – 9 pm.
Contact Num.: 011 – 1168 2968
Signing out now, Ciao.