We always think we're not quite a qualified café hoppers but due to the nature of our work, we always have the right opportunity to patronise a café. This is, though, somewhat we feel blessed about. After all, it's never a harm to learn how to appreciate beautiful things in life.
Such as this cafe: Pokok.KL
This Instagrammable glasshouse-concepted café must have been a hit inside out. A proud project of Brickhouse Group, the café features glass architecture - from floor to ceiling, all the way to the rooftop. The structure is further strengthened by black metal frames - it exudes a distinguished sense of sophistication. The partial brick walls do give it a rustic charm, this is like an urban greenhouse - soothing and refreshing.
We did not have the luxury of picking a specific time to go. As we were there in the afternoon, the café was a full house! Although lucky enough to be seated in the glasshouse itself, we noticed the centre seatings were rather warm, despite the many units of air-conditioners working concurrently. Roof top sprinkler cooling system was installed, giving the structure a much needed cooling effect (plus it made the structure far more dreamy).
Outdoor dining space is available too. Largely shaded by trees surrounding it, the outdoor space seemed relaxing and comfortable.
Being there after lunch simply meant we would not be able to sample anything from their food menu. We ordered drinks instead. The café improvised their ordering system to reduce physical contact. The friendly staff gave us a reminder of scanning a QR code to access online menu, from there, ordering and paying became a breeze - hassle-free and absolutely convenient.
We loved the matcha latte. To make it more like a tea time break, we finally decided to order another slice of cake to share. The selection was wide, but many items were sold out that day. After browsing through the menu, we picked Sirap Bandung cake. Kinda Asian-inspired, the cake was fragrant, light and fluffy, with layer of jelly. The colour was so girlish, it seemed everything was just in place - but we found it way too sweet for our liking. I didn't manage to take more than 3 bites.
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I could not help but to keep on reminiscing about our previous trip to Prague during Christmas season, and the merriment of being at a Christmas market. It did, somehow, give a similar mood. The drinks and foods in this café might not be the most outstanding ones, but the overall experience of dining in a glasshouse made it a worthy place to visit.
Pokok.KL @ MAHSA Avenue
📍 Address: MAHSA Avenue (Jalan Universiti Campus), Block B, Level 1 Jalan Ilmu, off, Jalan Universiti, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
⏰ Opening Hours: 9AM - 9PM, Daily
☎️ Phone: +60384081811
🚗 Parking: Paid parking on premises available
Ambience: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 1/2
Quality of Drinks: ⭐ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐ 1/2
Price: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 1/2