It has been at least 7 or 8 years since I last came to Taman Desa. If it's not because of cafe hunt, it's gonna take longer for me to realize how different this place had became compare to the last time I'm here. I'm totally surprise and amazed of how much Taman Desa had changed over the years. And I'm only visiting one part of the place which I used to hang around a lot when I was still a student there.
Especially Faber Tower, it's giving me a feeling like I walk into an unbelievable fantasy world because Faber Tower used to be a building that literally has nothing other than few shops open for some simple services like printing shops, groceries, and small restaurant.
Other than that, the entire design, layout and environment is totally dull and all of us believe that the closing of Faber Tower is just a few years time back to year 2007/08. Although there are lots of empty shops now, but there are some nice cafes and super market, and it looks totally new and expandable.
Okay back to Sunconure Gateau Cafe. Today I just decided to visit this place that gave me so much of memories because I don't feel like going too far away like PJ area, and my intention was just to hang around and see what's new there.
When I got really amazed of what's inside of Faber Tower, I passed by Sunconure Gateau Cafe and the colorful, simple yet comfortable environment attracted my cafe hunts senses. It doesn't took me long before I decided to add this cafe into my blogging list.
About SunConure Gateau Cafe
Sunconure Gateau Cafe is a new cafe. There isn't much info I could obtain about this cafe. I just found out that they open quite recently, around earlier November 2015.
Sunconure, or Sun Conure, is a type of parrot with bright color and beautiful appearance in South America. They also known as Sun Parakeet. You can see the Sunconure parrot as their symbol of the cafe before you enter the shop and in their menu.
Perhaps it's the owner's favorite type of bird due to their appearance. The owner of Sunconure Gateau Cafe is a designer who work on the design and environment of the cafe. Thus, you won't get the ordinary type of just-another-cafe feeling when you look at it from the outside and when you enter the place.
The entire place is mostly on wooden furniture but added with some greeny decoration and flowers. It's kind of like dining in a simple yet beautiful garden. I think one of the strong impact is the green bushes in random places and the greeny wall near to the seats that provide the comfy feeling.
Sunconure Gateau Cafe serve western cuisines range from sandwich, waffle, muffin, cookies, burgers, as well as drinks such as coffee, tea, hot chocolate and etc. The only lacking is their tea, as they only serve English Tea and Early Gray.
Their menu is just right beside the counter. You can grab the menu, get a seat and take your time deciding what you want. You gotta make your order at the counter upon deciding what you want. If you need recommendation, you can always ask the staff for recommendation and they are really friendly.
There isn't much customers when I was there. But I'm guessing if there are a few tables of customers there and their focus is to chit-chat, the place can be quite noisy. Other than that, it's a peaceful place with great lighting for reading and study/working purpose. There are variety of affordable desserts and light snacks to fill up your stomach too.
This is their home made cookies and some of the best cookies I had so far, although I don't have too much experience when comes to cookies and biscuit. And guess what? IT'S FREE!! Maybe because of promotion. But still happy as i didn't expect this.
I did not manage to get the name of the two type of cookies, but apparently it's ginger bread man and raisin & nuts cookie.
The ginger bread man is not the expected shape that we can see from other place but the taste is really nice. It has slightly soft and crunchy texture, unlike cookies that only allow you to taste the hardness of cookie.
Does it contain ginger taste? I'm not sure but I could taste slight sweetness but not too much. There is a type of aroma that I couldn't explain as it's not really strong, but the overall taste is really great.
And the raisin & nuts cookie is superb. Soft and crunchy texture as well and same goes to the contains, yet so full of different kind of nutty tastes mixed into one bite. I'm starting to miss the cookies already.
The Chocolate Caramel Banana Waffle (RM11.50) is my adventurous decision, and I really want to say that it's worth much more than the price. The waffle itself is nothing too special other than soft and chewy, it's the ordinary waffle that has the standard quality. The real deal is the banana and sauce on top of the waffle.
The banana is just perfect. Fresh, soft, sweet, superb. I can't really taste the caramel, perhaps it's mixed into the sauce. But the sauce is extremely good.
I love it when it's not over sweet, in the sense that I can't taste anything other than sweetness. It's the moderate type of sweet that give delectable sensation in your mouth as you eat along with the waffle but the sweetness does not overtake the whole chewing experience.
Not to forget the ice cream and the cream. The cream is soft and really smooth, just not my preference to consume too much of it. The chocolate ice cream is less sweet, just enough for you to taste the chocolate flavor and add the cooling taste as you chew it with the waffle.
The Signature Flat White (RM9.50) has a smooth texture and great flavor to spend some peaceful and quiet time in the rainy day. it would be great if I can have a view to the outside, staring at the rainy scene. I wasn't quite sure what was missing at that time when the staff ask how was the coffee. I think a stronger aroma and espresso taste in this Flat White would be great.
Power Cable Availability: One power supply available at almost every table.
Smoking Area: Not available
How great it is for widgets hipsters to have one power cable at end of the table without bending down or look at the bottom of tables for cable?
SunConure Gateau Cafe is located inside ground floor of Faber Tower. If you enter Faber Tower through the main entrance, you will find Macaroni food place on your left and a Japanese restaurant on your right;
If you enter by the side door, you will find washroom either on your left or right, depending on which side you going in; Entering the backdoor is basically the entrance of De market.
Entering from the main entrance, turn to your left at the further walkway after passing by the escalator on your right. You will see SunConure Gateay Cafe really soon.
If you are entering from any of the side doors, check out the walkway on your left. If you are lucky, you will see SunConure Gateau Cafe very soon. Otherwise, do not worry too much as the place is not really big. Walk around a little and you will find them.
Look for the wooden board surrounded with greeny plants to find them.
The pastries is surprisingly good as it's hard to expect such standard in Faber Tower (probably because I'm still having the old Faber Tower in mind). Food range from sandwich, burger, waffle, muffin, and cookies. You get to choose if you want heavy or light snacks.
Drinks range is not too much but quite sufficient. In overall, it's really satisfying and food quality comparable with other cafes that have good reviews. Gotta explore more on variety of foods to find out.
The portion is unexpectedly good as I'm quite surprise that their food could fill me up, instead of leaving me some sweet taste in the mouth but feel nothing in the stomach. If you are looking for sweet delicacies for a second round meal, the food range here consist of medium size meal to light snacks, more than enough to fill up your sweets craving and appetite.
Cost: Highly Worthy
There are foods that charged at average price but there are also other foods that cost lower than other places while serve with great quality.
Fast serving speed especially coffee. Friendly and humble staffs that willing to provide recommendation to you and attentive to customers. Willing to serve you water without you asking is a great service too. The best thing? Free cookies~~
Nothing too fancy other than some decorations at the counter based on green plants and gardening concept. But just right to demonstrate a bright and colorful concept with some plants and bushes at different corners. With the right lighting, the environment able to provide customers a peaceful and comfortable feeling like dining in a garden.
The layout of the tables and chairs are quite near to each other as the cafe isn't too big. It can be noisy when too many customers are around. But it's a great hiding place in the weekdays. What else to expect with a power cable available to you as you sit down?
Quite relief and surprise to find a hideout in Taman Desa. Now I got a stable place to go whenever I'm at Taman Desa. Of course, definitely come back for their waffle again and some cookies.