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Wednesday 29 April 2015

Espression8 Cafe @Bandar Sunway Petaling Jaya ~ S'Mocha With Marshmallow

Espression8 Cafe
Bandar Sunway 
Petaling Jaya

The decision to name his cafe 'Espression8' came about because owner, Mr Yap thought of the word 'Espresso' for coffee together with the shoplot no. of '8' and hence, 'Espression8' meant the expression of espresso for his newly open cafe.

As I step into this spacious and cozy-looking cafe, I can't help but noticed this attention-grabbing, nice big print poster right at the coffee counter. Coffee cup shape poster was display promptly looking cool with vivid image and various names for types of coffees served in cafe. 

Food & Beverages Menu at a Glance

This two-month-old cafe promises patrons nothing but great coffee, good food and nice ambience to dine and relax in a casual and comfortable environment. Located near to the Sunway University and fast becoming a popular hang-out place for the Sunway's students to eat and study there for the whole day!   
A Deconstructed Water pipe Lighting Feature
~ Shot taken from the mezzanine floor ~ 

Bright and Spacious Interior

Espression8 is minimally furnished with naturalistic woody decor for tables and chairs and bare cement for the bar counter and flooring. Fashioned with naked light bulbs, everything was of a minimalist design.

Awesome Marvel Superheroes Posters 
~ Captain America, Wolverine, Iron Man ~

Let's start-off with Espression8 Beverages ~ here are some of their signature drinks in the house ...
Attractive & Photogenic
RM 11

Pretty Drink
Mocha with Marshmallow

Espression8, signature drink called S'Mocha is one of the most photogenic drink I had ever seen. Picture worthy and probably the most instagramable drink, it is a freshly brewed cup of coffee with a shot of chocolate, topped with cute little marshmallows, crunchy crumbs and drizzle with chocolate syrup. Great tasting, fragrant with coffee and chocolate two-in-one drink, it's a Must-Try at the cafe. 

Before try this awesome signature drink, check out their drool-worthy video on the making of the S'Mocha right here!
Healthy & Nice Drink
Mango Yoghurt
RM 11

Tasty & Truly Refreshing Drink
Frappes of BerryGrey
RM 11

Espression8 ~  BerryGrey is a concoction of Earl Grey tea whirled with fresh strawberries turns into a healthy ice shake. You can feel goodness and refreshing flavour when drinking it. Good choice of drink for me.

Beverages Menu

Let's move on to the food served at Espression8. They have up to 15 choices of Brunches (All-Day), pasta, mains, soups, salad and snacks to choose from their Western cuisine. I sampled some of their brunch items as follows:

Blueberry Pancake 
RM 9.90

Pancakes Blueberry, Chocolate Sauce, Maple Syrup, Butter

If you must choose a light meal to go with your coffee, I would recommend the Blueberry Pancake. It looked simple but was very flavourful. Fluffy and soft, these pancake melted in the mouth. Not too overly sweet and just nice with the chocolate sauce and maple syrup. Loved the little fresh blueberries that goes pop in your mouth too!

Chicken Wrap Benedict
RM 12.90

 Omega Eggs, Chicken Breast, Tortilia Bread, BBQ Sauce, Roasted Vegetable

Next was Chicken Wrap Benedict paired with tempting egg yolks and salad. Good combination of serving wraps with creamy poached egg. Sometimes wraps can be quite dry eaten on its own, so this is a good choice as you can dip your wrap into the egg yolk before biting into it.

Hearty Big Breakfast
RM 16.90

Omega Eggs, Beef Bacon, Chicken Ham, Chicken Sausage, Mushroom, Hash brown, with Ciabatta Bread
 (Optional: 2 Chicken Hams, if do not want beef bacon)

 Spaghetti Gamberoni Aglio  
RM 11.90

 Spaghetti, Gamberoni, Garlic Olive Oil

Spaghetti Seafood Creamy
RM 15.90
Spaghetti Cream, Prawns, Squid, Blue Mussel, English Parsley

Seafood lovers will love this dish for it contains prawns, squid and blue mussels. Cooked in heavy cream with generous sprinkling of chilli flakes, I found the pasta dish too spicy and heavy on the cream. The pasta was heavily coated with white sauce and was kind of dry too, wished the chef had put in more sauce instead to balance off the dryness.

Chicken Chop
RM 13.90

Chicken Chop, Brown Sauce, Fries, Garden Salad

Meanwhile if the pasta and brunch not your cup pf tea, you can opt for their reasonably priced chicken chop. Comes served with fries, garden salad with brown sauce. Although the serving portion was good but it was not well-marinated and was lacking in taste and flavour. To compensate for bland taste, you should eat it together with the brown sauce.

Roasted Pumpkin Soup
RM 5.90

Creamy Roasted Pumpkin Soup served with Crusty Bread

Really enjoyed drinking this pumpkin based soup. It was neither too creamy nor rich, making it easy to drink. Flavoursome yellow-coloured soup is made from pumpkin butternut, it had a mild but sweet taste to it. The texture of the creaminess was just nice for either dipping with bread or to just drinking as it is.

Overall, Espression8 is a nice and quiet place to chill and hang out with your friends over coffee and cakes. Menu choices are aplenty with some hits and misses in the dishes, still have room for improvement. So if you're around the area, do drop by to check out their signature drink ~ S'Mocha any time of the day! 

Espression8 Cafe
No.8, Jalan PJS 11/7
Bandar Sunway
46150 Petaling Jaya.
Tel: 03-7497 4294
Mon - Sat: 10.30 am - 10.30 pm
(Closed on Sundays)

FaceBook: www.facebook.com/espression8
Food Ink : www.foodink.com.my/listing/espression8

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  1. Pretty impressed with their drinks selections, I loved the photogenic S'Mocha, healthy Mango Yoghurt & Refreshing Drink Frappes ~ BerryGrey.

  2. MUST-TRY ~ Espression8 Signature drink - S'Mocha is one of the most photogenic drink I had ever seen. Picture worthy and probably the most instagramable drink!


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