This is one of those places where you’re supposed to take your time and savour the simplicities of life
Wild Sheep Chase has survived in Taman Desa when many other hipster cafes have packed up a long time ago. I’ve always been curious as to what has kept them afloat all this while. My curiosity was finally satisfied when I paid it a visit one Sunday afternoon. The airy café was packed with people, despite the fact that I went rather late at tea time, rather than at lunch.
Although there was a crowd, you couldn’t help but feel the spaciousness of this place. It’s decked out mostly in off-white hues with wooden highlights. Large windows let in an abundance of natural light, giving the café a very lighthearted appearance.
I was shown a comfortable seat by the window and noticed that there were plenty of books on art and culture arranged strategically at several spots so that diners can amuse themselves while waiting for their food.
The menu is simple but refreshingly so. There aren’t many savoury food items on it. Hot food dishes here include a savoury cheese soufflé, ciabatta sandwich with omelette and tomato pasta with fried seabass, all between RM 14 to RM25. The rest of the items on the menu consists of sweet dessert waffles, cakes and soufflés, as well as beverages that include tea and coffee.
Since it was tea time and I didn’t want anything heavy, I settled for the Chunky Mushi (RM13) which turned out to be really good mushroom soup. There were these large chunks of delicious mushrooms within the soup, as well as pieces of crushed walnuts. The walnuts were really something. It gave the soup that extra bite it needed so you didn’t feel like you were eating something mushy all the way.
I also tried out their new menu item, a Granola Smoothie (RM17). It was served in a really large class mug and you could see all the layers of healthy goodness. There was yoghurt, as well as chia seeds, a layer of banana puree and a healthy dose of crunchy granola on top. The whole thing tasted like a really good ice cream minus all the guilt over excess sugar. I particularly liked the granola. I only wished they put more as it would have been much more fun!
The final part of my culinary experience here (and my favourite) was the jug of fruit tea (RM19). It was large enough for two people, so I shared it with the hubby. It wasn’t too sweet or sour and the warm water actually extracted all the tastes out of the fruits that were inside. There were sliced strawberries, passion fruit seeds, mango cubes and Ceylon tea leaves in the central canister.
I noticed that many of the people who came here were here to hang out and relax with friends or family. This is one of those places where you’re supposed to take your time and savour the simplicities of life, as well as the minimalistic artistry that is present in the tiniest details.
- Address: 6-1, Jalan 1/109E, Off Old Klang Road, Desa Business Park, Taman Desa Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
- Phone: +60 19-322 3818
- Opening Hours: Tuesday to Friday 12:00 - 22:00, Saturday & Sunday 10:00 - 22:00