1 Cafe Malaysia @ Kuchai Lama KL: Famous Coffee, Tea & Bakery from Taiwan

1 Cafe, one of the most popular coffee, tea & bakery chain from Taiwan

1 Cafe Coffee, Tea & Bakery – with over hundreds of outlets just alone in Taiwan; crowned with title “Starbucks in the Chinese region”; being Microsoft WinHEC Taipei appointed drink sponsor for consecutive three years; alongside with many other achievements, we believe the brand doesn’t go famous for no reason.

Lemon Tart

Back in 2002, 1 Cafe started out as a humble shop specializing in take away coffee. They aim to offer high quality drinks at affordable price, allowing everyone to enjoy fresh coffee comparable with gourmet coffee, but below RM10. Response was really good, and they expanded to serve breads, cakes and dessert to pair with their coffee.

1 Cafe successfully ventures from Taiwan to China, then towards South East Asia to have franchise in Singapore and Malaysia. But we didn’t realize it already opened an outlet in Kuchai Lama KL. Visited only after more than 1 year the cafe is opened, and found out food and drinks here are really good. Seems to be another noteworthy cafe that does not receive as much attention as other cafes in similar concept. Noticed them too late. But, better late than never.

1 Cafe is one of the very few bakery cafes you will encounter in Kuchai Lama neighbourhood, as most eateries here are Chinese restaurants and steamboats places. Grab-and-go coffee or bread in the morning for quick breakfast, clients meet up, friends gathering are all ideal here, seeing that food & beverage are reasonable to young and old.

Caramel Macchiato RM9.00

Coffee is their highlight, prepared from freshly grind Arabica coffee beans. Over 10 types to choose from – 1Cafe Speciality, Cafe Americano, Jelly De Cafe, Milk Cafe Americano, Coffee Latte, Cappuccino, Ristretto Coffee Latte, Caramel Macchiato, Salty Foamed Milk Cafe, Tiramisu Coffee, Vanilla/Hazelnut/Caramel flavour infused- latte and Mochaccino.

Enjoy also Italy Choco Latte, Darjeeling Bubble Latte, Bubble Red Bean Latte, Matcha Latte, English Ceylon Tea Latte, Royal Earl Grey Tea Latte, Matcha Red Bean Latte from 1 Cafe Tea Latte Series; as well as Darjeeling Milk Tea, Oolong Milk Tea, Bubble Milk Tea, Darjeeling Bubble Milk Tea, Nata Milk Tea, Caramel Milk Tea, Hazelnut Milk Tea, Red Bean Milk Tea from the Milk Tea menu, a series that well-represent one of the favourite drink in Taiwan.

Crazy Lemon RM7.50

Customers who prefer milk-free beverage can opt for Classic Black Tea, Classic Green Tea, Dongding Oolong Tea, Lemon Green Tea, Pomelo Green Tea, Passionfruit QQ Green Tea, Honey Lemon with Aloe Vera, Lemon Roasted Tea from Fresh Tea selections. Apart from this, we highly recommended their newly launched Crazy Lemon, a drink that gathered juices of one whole lemon in one cup, plus sour plum to balanced up the flavour. Only RM7.50 for satisfying sip of very-lemony goodness.

Matcha Walnut Raisin RM4.50

Breads and buns selection in 1 Cafe, needless to say, are all tempting. Sweet and savoury, freshly baked, beautifully lined up in the counter. Summergirl aka the bread lover will surely pile up each item into the tray if wallet and stomach allowed. LOL.

Egg Boat RM3.50

For the savoury – Jumbo Sausage, Chowder Ham, Mushroom Bacon, Garlic Cheese Ham, Japanese Cheese, Curry Chicken, Hotdog Cheese Roll, Cheese & Ham, Spicy Cheesy Sausage,  Doughnut Ikan Bilis,  Curry Doughnut, Snow Flake Cheese, Potato Cheese, Sesame Garlic, Parmesan Cheese, Parmesan Cheese Stick, Butter Bun, Egg Mayo Bun, Sausage Roll….

Chocolate Banana Croissant RM2.80

…To the sweet – Sesame Lycium, European Walnut, Matcha Walnut Raisin,Red Bean Sesame,Almost Twist, Caramel Bun, Coconut Bun, Coffee Mexico, Yam Bun, Buttermilk Mexico,Rose Cranberry Cheese, doughnut, raisin bun, crispy chocolate, Chocolate Banana Croissant..

Rose Cranberry Cheese RM4.80

We sampled few of the items and personally like their Rose Cranberry Cheese. Dense but fluffy soft bread, generously filled with cheese and tinge of rose cranberry aroma. Our new favourite “berry cheese” range asides from the Blueberry Cheese Bun Summergirl loves to purchase from Berry’s Cake Shop.

Desserts and cakes score a good range too, all price within RM10. Devil Tear is the must try – Rich, thick chocolaty, made using imported chocolate. A quality and taste that is way beyond the price at RM8.50.

Double Chocolate Cheese (RM9) is not bad too, but a tad too rich for our liking. We prefer Mango Oat more. Refreshing, helmed with layers of textures by putting together soft sponge, mousse and mango jam with a touch of tastebud tickling sourness.

Matcha Pudding RM6

Mango Oat RM8.50

Other cake choices you can have from 1 Cafe Malaysia include Solid Cheese, Oreo Cheese, Double Chocolate Cheese, Tiramisu, Caramel Pudding, Milk Pudding, Matcha Pudding, Devil Tear, Chocolate Mousse, Black & White, Caramel Opera, Choco Berry, Black Forest, Cappuccino, Black Sesame, Blueberry Mousse, Chocolate Orea Parfait, Strawberry Yogurt, Matcha Red Bean, Fruity Aroma, Fruity Pandan, Mango Oat, Raspberry Delight, Hokkaido Sponge Cake, Marble Cake, Muffin , Madelaine and more.

Photographer: Summerkid
Write-up: Summergirl

1 Cafe Malaysia
52A, Jalan Kuchai Maju 6,
Off Jalan Kuchai Lama,
58200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun (9:00AM – 1:00AM)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ecoffee.malaysia