I wish I could say I was driving up and down the roads of KL, when I stumbled across this beau. Sadly, no, no dramatic story. Just a typical one. Spontaneous suggestion by my girlfriend, Mimi, we (more like me) drove all the way to KL just to have brunch at this cafe. But, three words: SO. WORTH. IT.
Good coffee (or in my case ice chocolate, because I don’t drink coffee at all) is like hope, love or charity; it sometimes springs up in the unlikeliest location. For everyone who believes that life can be summed up as one long, ceaseless pursuit of coffee, trek forth to Pudu’s Galloway Road, near Swiss Garden Residences imminently. This is where the super-secretive VCR Cafe will be; still, a visitor who stands outside for now might simply stare & wonder, ‘what cafe?’ Indeed.
The pretty industrial interior of VCR plays with black painted metal, wooden panels and white bricks makes patron disbelieve that they are actually standing on a refurbished residential unit.
On the upper floor, VCR makes full use of its corner unit by renovating its long corridor with full height glass panels, making the corridor visible from the outside. The sunny Malaysian sky might make sitting in this corridor unpractical during the afternoon, but is compensated for its awesome view of Bukit Bintang. Best time to enjoy this beautiful offering? Early morning or during sunset where the sun or street lights paint picturesque shadows of the metal frames with their yellow lights, from floor to ceiling. (Also because those timings have the best natural lighting for pictures. 😉 ) Smokers or outdoor-lovers could hangout at VCR’s entrance / porch, or the lovely veranda on the upper floor. Carpeted with artificial grass, patrons would be able to see the back alley, a different view of KL city.
But I believe the hype about VCR is not just about its charming ambience. No cooked food is available here, and this shows how much VCR takes pride and passion in emphasizing good coffeehouse fundamental products, coffee and cakes. For cakes, best sellers are The King (it has a powerful name for a reason, won’t you want to try it? – banana slices stuffed between sponge cake, coated with peanut cream and crushed peanuts) and Black Velvet (black is the new red? – chocolate version of Red Velvet).
When I first saw the cake Black Velvet, I ordered it immediately, (Red Velvet cake, my utmost favorite), also it was the last piece standing. Fate? I’d like to think so. Creamed with sweet vanilla and rich chocolate cake inside, it was simply mouthwatering. Naturally, I ordered their ice chocolate and dare I say, it was one of the best I’ve had yet. Since it was brunch, me and my girlfriend, called the VCR’s Big Breakfast. Packed with all the macro and micronutrients, VCR’s Big Breakfast easily fill up 2 small eaters.
Smoking Area: Available
Main Course: –
Monday – Sunday : 08.30 am ~ 11.00 pm
2, Jalan Galloway, Bukit Bintang
50150 Kuala Lumpur
PS: SOME OF THE PICTURES BELOW BELONGS TO MIMI SO CREDS TO HER. ❤
I’d give it a 4.5/5.
Loved the ambience, food and the decor.
Definitely would drop by again if I get the chance to.
Till next post, kimberlyho.