Starbucks recently opened up a new outlet nearby my place. I have
been to most Starbucks in Kuala Lumpur (KL) and nothing beats this one. It is at the very corner of e-Gate, the three-storey white building you'll see on the first left turn after you exit the
I got here right after I finished few good sets of table-tennis game with a colleague. I think watching Federer winning his 6th Grand Slam has given me some inspirations and tips on table-tennis, particularly in the semi-final game against Hewitt. Maybe I start digging the Net and study Jan-Ove Waldner's techniques and improve my game.
Well, let's get to the review of the new Starbucks joint.
Most part of this cafe flooring is wooden. Some parts are carpeted. The furniture is rich. The ambiance offers you something better that you get the sea view. The best you get in KL is the KLCC Starbucks that offers you the view of the park and the fountain.
I was told that this Starbucks is designed on entirely different concepts by the headquarter. And in the spirit of Chinese mid autumn festival, there are lanterns on the ceiling, which I think kind neat, but too pretentious. They should have put on lanterns with the famous Starbucks logo on it. Oh well!
The store is running trial opening hours is from 6am - 11pm on weekdays, and 8am - 12midnight in the weekends.
I had my hot caramel macchiato in venti and had the dessert, raspberry sugared donut, which I thought was too sweet!
And not to forget, the barristas here are friendly! On the downside, Wi-Fi is yet to be made available and for once, my caramel macchiato caramel syrup deco on the foam was totally screwed up! I hate it when that happens. Anyway, I enjoyed my first time there and was surprised by a familiar face who greeted me on her way out.
And it's always nice to have a good book at a nice place as this one. And Hermione Lee's biography of Virginia Woolf is a great read. I never did English literature and got to know of Woolf through Nicole Kidman's award winning role of her in The Hour. To me, it is by far one of Kidman's memorable performances, particularly the opening scene.
In all, I should make it a point to not frequent Starbucks too often! I was in KL fortnight ago and went to 4 different Starbucks for the drink and Wi-Fi. I should finish on my books and my mags! I am also thinking of competing in a couple of table-tennis games soon!
To a friend who is warded in the hospital right now, I hope you will recover soon.