Eight Ounce Coffee Co., KLCC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Eight Ounce Coffee Co., KLCC, best coffee, cafe
Salted Caramel Truffles, Eight Ounce Coffee Co.

Eight Ounce Coffee Co.
Specialty Coffee, Gourmet Cakes and Crepes

Grumbling unproductively about the lack of excellent coffee
choices in general in KLCC, a friend informed me that a new spot had opened up
this year that just might satisfy my fussy-coffee-snob taste buds. And then, about
a week later, another buddy asked if I’d yet tried the latest café in Suria
KLCC. After a quick recon mission, sampling a latte and mille feuille, we determined
Eight Ounce Coffee Co. worthy of further patronage and returned again to taste
a wider assortment from the menu.
The café’s story began when three mates decided to put their
passion for coffee into something concrete. All having an international
education and overseas work experience, the boys took their positive outlook on
the coffee scene in places such as Australia and the UK as a natural extension of
their beloved Kopitiam childhood memories and formed Eight Ounces Coffee Co.
The trendy café is located on the first floor of KLCC, the
same end as Selangor Pewter. Emanating a polished rusticity, a palette of
natural woods is complemented with warm lighting, an occasional wing back chair
and, petite white flowerpot table decorations. An array of exposed filament
light bulbs hang from the ceiling clumped together to create a naive chandelier
at one end of the coffee bar and, an assortment of small tables and a larger
communal table provide the seating.
Eight Ounce Coffee Co., KLCC, best coffee, cafe
Eight Ounce Coffee Co. KLCC
Coffee is advertised as the number one reason to visit, but
we soon find there are a number of other delights to entice a return too. A mix
of Arabica beans from Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala and Indonesia make up the
house blend, which proves a well-balanced medium roast. Double shot ristretto
is the standard base for milk coffees and, most will find the outcome to be
smooth and chocolaty with a touch of citrus in the finish.
We’re super happy with the service – smiley staff and water
on our table without delay – both are much appreciated. Also, when I ask for
something that’s not on the menu, a flat white, with low fat milk, the barista
doesn’t bat an eyelid and… the request is delivered as asked. (Forgive the
surprise – I’ve experienced too many misunderstandings and blank looks in the
newly developing coffee culture in Malaysia – I’m always happily startled when
communication is without barriers.)
My Flat White (RM12) is done just the way I like it with a double ristretto
and thick velvety milk. In general I find the beverage even and well-rounded in
the mouth right until the very end when it exits on a mildly sour note. Hubby
enjoys an Earl Grey tea (RM9) served in a pot and allowed to seep to his preferred
strength as an alternative to coffee.
Eight Ounce Coffee Co., KLCC, best coffee, cafe
Flat White
Eight Ounce Coffee Co., KLCC, best coffee, cafe
Earl Grey Tea
Besides coffee, sweets are a definite highlight at Eight
Ounce Coffee Co. Sourced locally from home-bakers, the offerings are original
and a welcome variation from the standard red velvet and carrot cake options.
Hubby is immediately taken with the no-fuss Original Crepe
Cake (RM10.90).  Fifteen or more layers
of slender crepes are interwoven with equally slim films of cream. It’s a
celebration of simplicity and pairs perfectly with a hot beverage.
Eight Ounce Coffee Co., KLCC, best coffee, cafe
Original Crepe Cake
Crepe cakes, or mille feuille, come in a variety of flavours
and we try both the Double Chocolate Crepe Cake (RM11.90) brandishing a mild
chocolate flavour with a heavy cream dominance and, the Hazelnut Crepe Cake
(RM11.90), sporting a hardened hazelnut cream topping. Both are good and we
guess personal taste preferences will decide your final favourite as the
texture is uniformly delicate in all three.
Eight Ounce Coffee Co., KLCC, best coffee, cafe
Double Chocolate Crepe Cake
Eight Ounce Coffee Co., KLCC, best coffee, cafe
Hazelnut Crepe Cake
Besides crepe cakes, Eight Ounce Coffee Co. serves up some
decadent, calorie laden, mouth-watering desserts. The humble name Choco Bar
(RM15) gives no indication as to the outrageousness of this sweet. “Wow!” is my
ruling thought from start to finish.  A
flaky crunch in the base supports a dense rich orgasmic-ly thick wedge of silky
dark chocolate. It’s topped with powdered cocoa and spiked with broken slivers
of chocolate. Save me! Divinity.
Eight Ounce Coffee Co., KLCC, best coffee, cafe
Choco Bar
Chocolate Passionfruit (RM16) is a layered log of spongy
chocolate cake, milk chocolate mousse and passionfruit cream, repeated and
spread with a final sheet of shiny soft chocolate. I can see it’s appeal, but
I’m still recovering from the Choco Bar, which has implanted itself firmly in my
limbic system and is sure to make all other desserts pale in comparison… That
is until I meet the next temptation…
Eight Ounce Coffee Co., KLCC, best coffee, cafe
Passionfruit and Chocolate
Just when I thought things couldn’t get better, I pop a
Salted Caramel Truffle (RM5.50 each) into my mouth. A dark chocolate shell
breaks way to a sticky salted caramel filling. You only need one (but I might
take some home for later ;-). It’s rich, intense and an ideal partner to a
strong coffee.
Eight Ounce Coffee Co., KLCC, best coffee, cafe
Salted Caramel Truffles
I think I’m done, but wait… there’s an Affogato (RM15) on the menu
with SALTED CARAMEL ICE CREAM!!! I have to have it. It arrives appearing
luscious and I know it’s going to be good just by looking at it.  White pools the bottom of the glass and a warm
café au lait stripes the middle. A mound of ivory ice cream pokes through the
surface and a delicious lick of chocolate sauce zig-zags the top. Salted caramel
ice cream provides the magic ingredient turning a regular affogato into a
mind-blowing event.
Eight Ounce Coffee Co., KLCC, best coffee, cafe
Affogato with Salted Caramel Ice Cream!!!
Excellent coffee and jaw-dropping desserts – Eight Ounce
Coffee Co. has you covered.
Reasons to visit:
great coffee; yummy sweets: don’t miss the Choco Bar, Salted Caramel Truffles and Affogato with Salted Caramel Ice Cream.
Eight Ounce Coffee
Lot K13B, Level 1
Suria KLCC
50088 Kuala Lumpur
+6 012 630 5100
+6 03 2856 9353
Open daily 7:30am – 10pm
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  1. You make this place sounds heavenly!!~ 😀
    I am no coffee nor chocolate fan (yeah, weirdo me), but even I am enticed by your photos and description and this does indeed sound like a delightful place to enjoy sweet treats (just look at all those tempting cakes you have posted!) and chill out with a coffee lover friend (I am surrounded by them!).
    Love the shots, and seriously, just when I was getting used to the popping up of the various cafes everywhere in town, you had to just come and take my breath (and attention) away with this awfully sinful post 😛 Thanks for sharing though, I must check it out really soon….it really does sound like a coffee paradise for the coffee lovers 😉

  2. I'm not a big coffee fan.
    But I really like chai tea latte 🙂
    Also matcha latte! Yummy.
    I'd love to try their truffles and affogato.

  3. 8 oz only? I would need two cuppas! 😀

  4. Oh dear… the first photo is amazing!

  5. It is a nice to have these delightful desserts. Good place to spend for the coffee lovers.

    Kopi Luwak.

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  7. Why not in JB?

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