Hinata Cafe @ Eco Sky Gallery, Jalan Ipoh, KL
Who would’ve ever thought of there is a cafe well hidden in a property sales gallery? It’s Hinata Cafe nestled in EcoWorld Bizzhub at Eco Sky Gallery, Jalan Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur to be precise.
It’s ‘love at fist sight’ once I stepped into this place. The interior certainly had the feel of spaciousness with elegant grayish tone. The space is beautifully accentuated by the soft lighting as well as some black and white artworks adorning the walls. I particularly adore the Audrey Hepburn cushions and the wall shelves filled with books, potted plants and ornaments.
There’s an air of peace and easiness that makes for a quiet respite from the city. This is the kind of cafe that I wouldn’t mind spending my whole afternoon at, specially when the air conditioner is blasting at full speed 😛
Matcha Latte (RM12.00) & Long Black (RM9.00)
The menu isn’t really extensive, less than 20 choices included mains and dessert (waffles and cakes) if I remember correctly.
Wild Mushroom Pasta (RM17.00)
Despite its unappealing appearance, the flavor was actually not bad. Topped with assorted mushrooms (Shiitake, Shimeji, Eryngii & oyster mushrooms) cooked in savoury brown sauce, every mouthful was filled with pleasant earthy note. Sprinkles of Furikake added a mellow of umami taste to the dish.
Japanese Curry Chicken Cheese Baked Rice (RM21.00)
Served in a hot iron cast plate, the baked rice was generously topped with melted cheese as well as sprinkles of Furikake. The curry with minced meat was mild in spiciness (it is Japanese curry after all) and a tad light in flavor. Portion wise, this was Sam’s order but she only managed to finish half of it. One thing I didn’t fancy was the texture of the rice, too mushy and wet to my liking.
Verdict: Food we sampled was just average but I really like the ambiance and the laid-back vibe that’s capable to put people at ease.
Lot 1-29, No.972, Eco Sky, Batu 6 1/2 Jalan Ipoh, 68100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: +603-6251 2255
Operating Hours: 10.00am to 9.00pm (Monday to Friday)
10.00am to 10.00pm (Saturday & Sunday)