X coffee is very Japanese – not just because they’re a multi-roaster coffee bar featuring beans from Fuglen, Glitch and Maruyama. Even the design of the space has a Zen-like aesthetic. The coffee stand’s secluded location, hidden on the 12th floor of the Q Sentral office tower, is super minimal; a clean, white bar without flourishes. There’s also the limited seating: only four tables, to be exact.
But the coffee is good. While they do offer espresso-based coffee, you should go for the filter coffee, where you choose your preferred bean and choice of filter. The paper filter tends to cut out the sediments so you’ll get a cleaner tasting coffee with bright acidity, while the metal filter produces coffee with more robust flavours. Our recommendation? Go for the Fuglen beans: True to Nordic-style beans, they’re roasted just enough to enhance their natural flavours without adding any dark, toasty notes.
In terms of food, you can choose from light bites such as tea cakes, brownies, savoury puffs and other pastries. For breakfast, there are sets that pair pastries with black coffee (from RM13.80) as well as cereal cups.
|Venue name:||X coffee|
Level 12-16 (AP)
2A Jalan Stesen Sentral 2
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm|