Specialties coffee outlet are sprouting out in great numbers these days. More and more people are in love with these coffee and Best Restaurant To Eat was invited to preview Caffeinated @ Puchong IOI Boulevard located at C-GF-43, Ground Floor IOI Boulevard, Jalan Kenari 5, Bandar Puchong Jaya 47170 Puchong Selangor.
The decor at Caffeinated Cafe @ Puchong IOI Boulevard is one of a no frill modern neighbourhood cafe setting.
Since it is located in the IOI Boulevard covered foyer, you can also dine al-fresco minus the natural element like rain, flume and dust usually associated with other outdoor dining place.
The coffee blend serves at Caffeinated Cafe @ Puchong IOI Boulevard comes from Brazil, Columbia, Sumatra and Mexico.
What differentiate Caffeinated Cafe @ Puchong IOI Boulevard is that; it gives coffee a new twist with a different concoction like adding and mixing liquor to the coffee. A unique and new way to savour coffee.
The question is whether you are gamed for it. The first coffee that was served to us is the Martini Espresso. It is concocted with a blend of ice-shaken concoction of KahLua, Vodka, Espresso.
Next, we had the Bailey’s Tiramisu; a concoction of mascarpone cheese, fresh milk, espresso with Baileys’ Irish Cream. We usually eat Tiramisu cake with our favorite coffee, but this drinks bring forth an exquisite Tiramisu taste in a drink mix with espresso much like the taste of having a coffee after a bite of the Tiramisu cake with a light liqour taste.
This is then followed by Lemon Grass Heineken; A very refreshing and cooling drink from the use of the Lemon Grass. It tasted a little stronger than Shandy as the amount of beer used in this drink is much higher proportion and the aroma and taste of the fresh lemon grass gives it a special twist.
Another unique drink serves here is the Orange Black; which is a combination of Orange juice and espresso.
After which is the Dark Chocolate Float; which has a strong flavour of Chocolate taste which blended very well with the Kapiti ice cream. The decor of it was very interesting too from the use of the Oreo biscuit (for the ear) and coffee bean(for the eyes) to decorate it to resemble; an Android.
Last of the drink is the Affogato; The espresso was just right and blended with the smooth Pohutukawa Honey Kapiti Ice cream to gives it a slightly sweeter taste to the Espresso.
We were then served with some specialty food serves at Caffeinated Cafe @ Puchong IOI Boulevard which; the first was the Carbonara with Mushroom. The generous portion of the mushroom used were the shimeiji, shitake and button mushroom.
The heavy cream sauce with egg yolk, onion garlic, basil and white wine was thick and this makes the dish very rich in flavours as the taste of the mushroom and Parmesan cheese was ingrained into each strip of spaghetti.
This is then followed by the Mushroom Pizza which was served with a thin crust; The right balance of sauce base used and the timing of the baking was nice as you can taste the crisp while still enjoying the simple mushroom flavours topping.
Another crowd favourite at Caffeinated is the under the Breakfast Menu which is the Mushroom With White Sauce.
The mushroom white sauce are best eaten with the accompaniment of the crunchy muesli toast.
Next, we were served the specially created espresso infused dish which is Coffee Pomodoro with Smoked Duck. The pasta was cooked with minced chicken on a tomato Pomodoro sauce and before panning it out; a single shot of espresso was added to the pasta to gives it a special caffeine flavour.
This dish has its uniqueness in that you either like it or hate it as the strong espresso flavours can be a turn off especially for light coffee drinker.
The next dish is the German Sausage Baguette; the use of the meatier and crunchy premium Thuringer German sausage stand out on this dish. With a sesame dressing and cheddar cheese garnished with cucumber, red and green coral on a wasabi mayo dressing to top it off with a wholemeal baguette.
At Caffeinated Cafe, dinner comes special with a sharing platter called the UNDER THE SEA platter. It is a platter that consist of seafood with premium sausages.
A scrumptious platter with juicy seafood i.e. Dory fish, squid and prawns together with Foot-long, German sausage and Spicy French sausage, Aglio Olio spaghetti, fries, grilled sweet corn, tomato, sesame dressing salad and crispy nachos for extra bites.
For coffee lovers, at Caffeinated Cafe @ Puchong IOI Boulevard, you can get to savour coffee in a different light where you can experience and taste coffee like never before. You can check out their Caffeinated Cafe facebook