5-G, Block D, Palm Square,
Jaya One, 72A, Jalan Universiti,
46200 Petaling Jaya.
Tel: 03-7958 3198, 03-2241 2963 — Bangsar South,
03-7958 3198 — Capsquare Centre
Business hours: 8.00am —10.00pm (Mon to Fri);
10.00am – 10.00pm (weekends & public holidays)

THE busy crowd during the lunch hour is the perfect testimony for Tappers Caffe.

A peek at the extensive menu explains why the eatery, which exudes a relaxing colonial ambience, is popular with the students and working adults in Jaya One.

52B72891ADF34FCC9552CBF2416D01A0Sumptious spread: Savour the American Breakfast (top)and English Breakfast sets.

Breakfast sets with refillable hot coffee or teh are priced from RM6 to RM9.90, while lunch sets served with one beverage are available from RM9.90 to RM13.50.

The affordable pricing aside, outlet owner Michael Yap said that the tasty culinary delights were another essential factor, too.

“Other than the local favourites like Hainanese Chicken Chop, we offer a variety of Western food and some have become the top-selling items here,” he said.

One of the examples was Chicken Parmigiana, a deboned and breaded drumstick laden with tomato sauce, mozzarella and cheddar cheese.

Spaghetti Carbonara with Chicken Bacon and Mushrooms was enjoyable, and Chef Alvin Sugumarran, 32, divulged that the trick was using pure cream instead of milk to make the sauce.

36E209E9707440F18F8DCF80BE2EAC1BCosy setting: The interior that exudes colonial charm.

The Hainanese Chicken Chop and Sweet and Sour Fish Rice were simple yet pleasurable, while Tappers Baked Soya Chicken Rice was Chef Alvin’s pride.

“We use tea-infused soy sauce to flavour the chicken to add a faint smoked taste. The chicken is then baked in the oven for an hour,” he shared.

Lunch sets are served from 11am to 2.30pm, while breakfast sets — featuring English Breakfast and American Breakfast, among others, are available from 8am to 11am on weekdays or 10am to 2pm on weekends and public holidays.

For drinks, besides the usual Teh Tarik and Kopi Peng, Goo Leng Peng – syrup with evaporated milk – is a truly refreshing choice.

Two other Tappers Caffe franchise outlets are located at Capsquare Centre and Bangsar South in Kuala Lumpur, and another will be opened in SetiaWalk in Puchong soon.

This is the writer’s personal observation and is not an endorsement by StarMetro.

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