Updated: Jan 17
A very lively ambience. We've seen a lot of smiles here.
Smile and greet the customers as they walk in, smile and bid farewell as they go. Perhaps we have found a café lively and happy enough for us to spend the whole afternoon.
Being in a service industry for some while now, I sometimes wonder - what kind of service does a customer expect to receive as he / she enters a shop? While expectation can be pretty ideal, the realistic scenario can be different - after all, service staff are normal human beings bound to be affected by emotional fluctuations, we just can't expect them to smile all the time. This is an unrealistic expectation.
And then Billy and I found Butter + Beans located in the compound of Happy Mansion in Seksyen 17, Petaling Jaya. It's a small but cozy café, accommodating up to 20 pax, inside out. Parking can be quite a luck, but afternoon hours should be better. There is no fancy structure nor deco in this café, but it exudes a homely, comforting ambience. As we entered the café, we were immediately welcomed by friendly greetings from the baristas.
It was quite a hot day. We took some while to unpack things from work bags, while enjoying a moment of coolness from the hot sun. The baristas didn't hurry us into making order. Instead, they helped us to find a table with power points so we could charge our devices later on. Thumbs up for the friendliness!
The menu was straightforward (and clean). Billy wanted classic Americano while I ordered their signature Bunga Telang Latte (blue pea latte). There's a glass display shelf on the countertop, displaying various types of pastries.
To complete the afternoon, we also ordered an Apple Danish.
While the baristas were brewing our coffee, we unsurely asked if we could take a short video clip to be compiled into our blog post. Without hesitation, they agreed - and went the extra mile by explaining to us how bunga telang latte is made. We tried to focus on what they said but were immediately carried away by the glass of milk in charming pastel blue colour. The colour was extracted from bunga telang, which translates to organic.
To enjoy the cup of bunga telang latte, we had to pour the shot of espresso into bunga telang milk, and stir well. We didn't feel like mixing the espresso into the milk at all, because the colour was beautiful!
After persuading me like 3000 times, Billy finally poured in the espresso. Bye, pastel blue! Yes, it tastes like... our usual latte. I will still order this because I just heart baby-blue-ish soooo much.
It's a good place which kept us productive, without being at our work desk. I took a bite or two out of the Apple Danish and it was a tad too sweet for my liking. It's just personal though, I am not into sweet treats most of the time. So why did we order it, right? Oh well.
A little shoutout to my favourite corner in Butter + Beans.
All in all, we think this is a perfect neighbourhood café, where residents nearby consider as a comfortable hideout.
Butter + Beans @ Happy Mansion PJ
📍Address: Happy Mansion, BG- 1, Jalan 17/33, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
⏰ Opening Hours: 9AM - 5PM, daily
☎️ Phone: +60379322556
🚗 Parking: Parking within the compound is available.
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Ambience: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 1/2
Quality of Drinks: ⭐ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Price: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️