Thursday, 29 November 2018

Maven Coffee Store @ Taman Shamelin Perkasa

There aren't many coffee places in my housing area. *scratch that*  There aren't many coffee places that serve good coffees around my housing area.  In fact, there are none until Maven Coffee Store @ Taman Shamelin Perkasa came along.

Located in a neighbourhood that's just next to mine (and known as Blaq Coffee Store previously), there was no way I was going to miss it.  So, when I read about its existence from eatdrinkkl and theyumlist, I bookmarked the place for a visit.  I know, I know, it has taken me a while to finally get here....but I'm here now. ^_~

Upon entering, I immediately warmed up to the light brown tones of the decor and loved it.  The place looks big and spacious in photos but, in reality, it's a cozy little coffee shop with a small dining area.

There are some alfresco seats outside.....

....and a few bar-like seatings where you can get close and personal with the baristas (perhaps for brewing hand pour or filter coffees?).  You'd find displays of coffee equipment for home brewing in one corner.

And bags of freshly roasted coffee beans for sale in another.

And that's the kitchen?  It baffles my mind how hot food can come out of that tiny space that isn't even something I'd call a kitchen! O_o

The small menu consists of sandwiches, pasta, soups (mushroom or pumpkin), pancakes, all day breakfast (of granola), toasties (with butter or cheese) and snacks (of popcorn chicken and cheesy potato wedges made with an air fryer).

This is a coffee place, so a Hot Cappuccino @ RM10 is in order.

And a Hot Latte too @ RM10.

They certainly know how to brew a good cup of coffee.  The coffees here are probably the best one nearest to where I stay...and you get to sip them leisurely in a lovely environment.

But, in case you're hungry, there are some simple breakfast items like toasties, pancakes, sandwiches and all day breakfast that can tide you over till lunch.  Among them was this Tuna Egg Mayo Sandwich @ RM12 (a la carte or RM17 with a Long Black or Tea) accompanied by a side salad of lettuce, tomatoes and onions with a drizzle of Thousand Island sauce.

This was canned tuna and chopped hard-boiled egg mixed with mayo on a bed of sliced onions and tomatoes in between two slices of sourdough bread.  The well executed sandwich with crisp and well toasted sourdough and fresh vegetables made up for the fact that this was a simple sandwich (though it could benefit from a bit more filling).  Other sandwiches include Smoked Beef Strip and Smoked Chicken Ham.

The Strawberry, Berries and Honey Pancakes @ RM15 could be a breakfast choice for the sweet-toothed.  The plate came with three (not exceptionally fluffy) pancakes but an exceptionally huge piece of butter on top together with a dollop of whipped cream.

The pancakes were strewn with strawberries and blueberries and I was pleased to see more slices of strawberries in between the layers of pancakes.  Other pancake choices include Beef Strip Pancakes and Peanut Butter & Chocolate with Banana Pancakes.

However, it's unfortunate that the drizzle of honey, which would have tied the dish together beautifully, wasn't of great quality nor taste.

My Personal Opinion

They're a coffee retailer, first and foremost, offering for sale both coffee beans and coffee equipment for home brewing.  

Their hot food is not quite on par with other cafes, some might even think it's slightly pricey for the simple food they put out.  But certainly a place for good coffees (with cakes to complement) where you can sit and relax (by yourself or with friends) in between work or studies.

It deserves a spot in my list of places to get your coffee fix and I can see myself stopping by here often for just that. ^_*

Maven Coffee Store
Lot 30 Shamelin Star Residences
Lorong 6D/91
Taman Shamelin Perkasa
56000 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 012-657 5760


  1. I must say that I love their interior decor using the pine wood furniture that gives the aura of Scandinavian design. The floor looks like a 3-D pattern and nice! Usually such cafes would excel in coffee since the machine helps them to brew well. As for food, it depends on the chef on duty. Nearby OK Restaurant, there is one cafe that looks so similar to Maven but the food is good.

    1. Which cafe would that be? It's good that you have one in your neighbourhood where you can pop in anytime for a good cuppa :) Yeah, they did a pretty good job with the interior...just lovely! ;)

  2. yay for good coffee in all our various neighbourhoods - my area is pretty ok cos we have lots of cafes and coffee bars within a five-kilometre radius, and i probably haven't even visited more than half of them yet :) i know maven's pretty popular on instagram - the designers did a great job with the interior! :D

    1. Yes, they did....I so love the small, cozy interior though the place looked a lot more spacious in photos than it actually is. You're lucky to be living in a neighbourhood with boundless good cafes and coffee places.

  3. Oh yeah, these guys know their coffee. Pretty cool place to explore a variety of beans and get some tips for home brewing too.

    1. I'm not as knowledgeable as you (in fact, I'm not knowledgeable at all) when it comes to coffee beans. I just know if I like the coffees or not. Home brewing is out for me, I'd rather leave that to capable hands to make me a good cuppa...hehe! ^_~

  4. The food does not look too appealing. I do appreciate good coffee but I prefer if great food comes with it too.

    1. They're more of a coffee place and food is probably just supplementary to that. I don't mind at all since I know I can get a really good cup of coffee here when I need a wake-me-up. ^_*

  5. Shamelin reminds me of this great charsiu place tho.. ermmm..

    1. Yes, that would be Uncle Meng's char siew....I have it all the time too! ;)

  6. The food not really intrigue my interest but I like the interior, very soothing tone and setting.

    1. Yeah, food unfortunately is not their strongest suit...but I just love sitting there sipping my coffee :)


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