Thursday, April 17, 2014

Good Golly Miss Molly @ Millennium Square, Petaling Jaya & Cup Of Truth @ Campbell Arcade, Melbourne

Quick stop for caffeine at this cosy little new coffee shop in Petaling Jaya with a laid-back vibe & a fun name.

Sufficient space inside for working or chilling out, with a pleasant section outdoors too.

And of course, the coffee matters the most here.

The latte's enjoyably milky, the way we like it; ideal temperature for us too.

Rooibos tea is available as well ...

... plus a basic selection of cakes & the ever-brilliant Smooshie pure fruit juices.

Coffee Good Golly Miss Molly
G-005 Ground Floor, Millennium Square, Jalan 14/1, Petaling Jaya
Open noon-8pm (hmmm, forgot to check which days they close)

Bonus stop, Melbourne: In a city with hundreds of hyper-caffeinated hangouts, this one, called Cup of Truth might initially seem too frills-free to stand out. It’s literally a hole in the wall nestled in an underground train station ...

... barren of tables and chairs for customers, cocooned amid the drab corridors of a sunless subway and enlivened only by a nearby busker with a penchant for 1970s-era David Bowie.

But there are robust reasons why Cup of Truth enjoys an enviable demand for no fewer than 400 servings of coffee per day.  One of its founders, Courtney Patterson, is an award-winning barista who’s been featured prominently in public transport commercials. Its house-blended beverages, which include the likes of seasonal roasts comprising El Salvadorian single-origin beans, boast heady aromas that herald sip-worthy experiences. 

Plus, there’s a certain charm to paying for one’s coffee by simply slipping a five-dollar bill into a large countertop cup in front of the busy baristas and then scooping out an honest amount of change (which explains the outlet’s name).

Cup Of Truth
12, Campbell Arcade, Degraves St Subway, Melbourne

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16 comments:

  1. The cup of truth...wow, Sean! Love the look of the coffee, and I love exposed brick, as you know. :)

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    1. Linda: am glad you enjoyed this entry :)

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  2. I saw Smooshie! But my favourite pineapple+rambutan+coconut not there.....
    Ah Cup Of Truth looks cool, should visit that too.

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    1. CK: heheh, ya, a new place for smooshie :) i like the use of rambutan in that combo too ... goes great with pineapple, heheh :) and yeah, the cup of truth was a nice stop for a few minutes in melbourne :)

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  3. Good golly Miss Molly!!! Now that's a very old song, from the 60's, I think. Dave Clark 5, if I remember correctly. Love that tagline...money can't buy happiness. Try me!!! :D

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    1. Suituapui: ooo, i think i remember the Little Richard version the best :) haha, yes, try me too! :)

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  4. You're in Melbourne! Lucky you. It seems the more out of the way the cafe in the city, the more popular it is. No signage, no website, back alley, good coffee = recipe for a huge hit. ;-)

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    1. The Yum List: words of wisdom indeed! if you build a great little coffee bar, the people will come (hopefully!) :)

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  5. Cup oF Truth. We should try tt here in KL. Somehow i do think they are still honest people.. maybe just less than the dishonest ones. hahaha

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    1. Rebecca: haha, yeah, pure honesty and trust are principles that prove particularly tricky in the business world :)

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  6. From photo....can see that the latte is very nice!

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    1. Melissa: ya, i like my lattes that way, heheh :)

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  7. Love the honesty box concept! In rural Sabah and Sarawak, many vegetable stalls are left unmanned with just a box for payment. There is a popia stall in SS2 that does something like that too; customers are instructed to drop the money in and take the correct amount of change themselves

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    1. Footfringe: ya, in theory, those ideas are nice, those ideals are heart-warming ... hopefully it works out for all these businesses :)

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  8. I'm all for good coffee (had some great ones in France) and I miss the cafes in Melbourne! It's nice to see the honesty box at work but I have my doubts on how it can work here.

    I'm sure it will work in some places e.g. Bangsar Telawi, TTDI, Mont Kiara etc but not others (will not name places).

    Thanks for the publication again! :D

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    1. Huai Bin: that's true, i'm not sure it's advisable for a coffee bar to try that ... though it could be a nifty hook and attract more customers, haha :) and you're always welcome :)

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