Café with Art and a link to the expat world
Finally a place in town that has
superb food, décor and concept, and it is not in Bangsar
or Bintang Walk. The place is called Artscafe and it is snugly
located on the ground floor of the National Art Gallery on Jalan
The café provides further
attraction to the National Art Gallery, the home to thousands of
pieces of priceless Malaysian art.
The cafe itself has its own charms. Its high ceiling, full
length windows, wooden floors and modern furniture creates a
wonderful relaxed ambiance. Weather
it’s after viewing some of Malaysia’s famed artworks or
talking over a few drinks Artscafe has an interesting blend of
East and West, and Art.
Well, to begin with, you can see
a wooden baby cot transformed into a magazine rack, a wheat grinder
used as a table base and pots with holes used to cover the lights.
Although still minimal, the innovative furniture ignite the
spark of creativity which is the aim of the café.
Artscafe's vegetarian snack
For those looking to pick
something up various handmade crafts from “hobbyists” that the
owners handpick from all over Asia including handmade coasters,
painted stones, books made out of sari and tie-and-dye, cushion
covers, bags, postcards and t-shirts are all reasonably priced.
The food is really something.
Now your saying to yourself, how many food reviews say
something like this, but it’s true. I can honestly say that at first glance the menu looks a bit
“art-inspired”, you will find the likes of iced flower lemon
tea, tandoori chicken sandwich with tapioca chips, red sambal
snapper and stir-fried kuay teow served with chicken rendang
Kelantan. They don’t
like to call it fusion but the food here is nevertheless different.
The food is not spicy but it is tasty!
Stew, a healthy full hearted meal
The café is no stranger to
expats, they have catered for a standing cocktail for the likes of
Phillip Morris and a sit down dinner for Nokia’s VIP’s.
Weather you are looking for a place to have lunch with the
friends or a dinner for two with a difference then the Artscafe is
As you can imagine artscafé has
art on the walls, very tastefully done.
At the moment hanging on separate walls are works from two
different artists. One
of which is a British lady whom used batik to create an incredable
effect. From a distance
the work looks as if it was painted with oils or acrylics but a
closer examination reveals in fact it is batik
Artscafe offers light and tasty
lunches with reasonable prices. It also serves set dinners for RM38
nett every Friday and Saturday night.
For your chance to win one of four dinners for two enter the
competetion on the front page.
The great thing about this place
is there is lots of parking and it’s easy to find.
It is attached to the National Arts Gallery located on Jalan
Tun Razak. Artscafe is
open daily from 10am to 6pm.
For enquiries, call 03-40252315.
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