Review : Subang Jaya’s SS15 neighborhood is like a big food lab. If you have a new concept or idea, this is the place you test it. The area is mainly frequented by students and young adults who are always excited about the latest culinary trends. They’re the best barometer if your outlet works or not.
95 Degrés Art Café was one such experiment. It’s a walk-up café and they started out small but after many years in operation, they’re now pretty well established and a mainstay in SS15. It may not look like much from the outside, but once you walk up and go through the doors, you’ll be greeted by a clean, bright and casual dining area.
Art pieces, both paintings and installations appear at almost all corners of the café. It was magically calming and encouraged one to have quiet conversations or curl up with a book. There’s also a balcony that’s great for hanging out at night. Lit with soft lamps, it’s also a good place for couples on a romantic date.
The first time I came here, I had some of their desserts and fell in love with the place immediately. Ingredients were fresh and the sweetness wasn’t overpowering. I think I had the crème brulee and watermelon cake.
The watermelon cake was to die for! It had layers of rich cream and fresh watermelons, which didn’t cloy my tongue and left me feeling so refreshed. However, desserts are seasonal and you’ll find them in a chiller next to the cash register, where you also order your food.
The menu is really extensive, with influences from all over the world; most notably Japanese. People have raved about their coffee being first class. Since I don’t drink coffee, I settled for their Hojicha Affogato (RM13.00) instead.
The friendly guy at the counter immediately pointed out that it was more of a dessert than a drink, but that was fine by me. Hojicha is a type of Japanese roasted green tea and I’ve never had it as an Affogato before. When it arrived, it was served in a cute tiny pour-pot and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. When the tea was poured on, it formed something that looked like a green tea latte. The tea taste was strong, with the sweet of the ice cream balancing out the bitter of the tea.
If you’re looking for some comfort food, go for the Aussie Baked Eggs (RM 19.90) which is served with fresh crunchy baguette. The eggs are baked with their in-house tomato sauce and a sprinkling of mozzarella cheese; perfect for cold and rainy days.
95 Degrés is not one of those hipster cafes that give you mediocre food that just looks good but taste ‘meh’. They’re completed committed to bringing quality food with character to your table. What I love most about them of course is the fact that they’re always changing and revamping their menu, so even if you’re a regular you can expect new things being added from time to time.
First Floor, 112, Jalan SS 15/4b, Selangor, Malaysia Subang Jaya
Phone: +60 12-340 7370
Opening Hours : Tuesday - Thursday 11am - 22:00, Friday 11am - 23:30, Saturday & Sunday 11am - 23:30, Mondays Closed.