Café Atas 59

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What was previously Lorem Ipsum is now Café Atas59. The name change comes with a change in management; but fret not, many of the things we loved about Lorem Ipsum is retained – like the good coffee, art jam sessions and chilled-out vibe.

For those unaware of Lorem Ipsum’s existence previously, the space is hidden above Drs. Chai & Partners Dental Surgeons along Jalan Bangkung. Finding it can be tough as there’s no signboard pointing to the café; instead, just look for a canvas painting of a person’s arm holding a cup of coffee leaning against the entrance of the staircase.

Café Atas59 ticks all the boxes when it comes to the typical hipster café design – high exposed ceilings, and bare concrete floor and walls. (Despite that, Café Atas59 manages to pull it off without coming across as pretentious or unoriginal.) Canvas paintings by art jam participants give the place pops of colours, and the airiness and spaciousness make the café an ideal place to work.

Aside from the usual coffee options, Café Atas59 also offers a range of imported craft beers. At the time of writing craft beers such as Hawkers Pale Ale and Two Birds Golden Ale were available, but the guys behind the café plan to change the selection regularly. Food-wise, there are decent choices for pastries and cakes; go for the baked cheese cake or key lime tart if you’re in the mood for dessert. Apart from that, the menu also includes all-day breakfasts, sandwiches and dessert pancakes.

If you want to explore your artistic side, try out the art jam sessions on offer – RM120 will get you a canvas, painting equipment, and three hours of free and easy paint time. If you want something more structured, there are also art workshops every month ranging from topics such as brush lettering to architectural sketching.

By: Eijas Ariffin

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Venue name: Café Atas 59
Contact:
Address: 59-1 Jalan Bangkung
Kuala Lumpur
59100
Opening hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-7pm. Sat-Sun, 10am-7pm

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