It was a warm and pleasant morning last Friday when a bunch of us made our way to our friend, David Yeoh's, brand new bakery cum cafe called Upper Crust. It was a public holiday and the shop was supposed to close as well but David and his kitchen team were kind enough to keep it open for the purpose of welcoming us. Located on the ground floor of a new commercial building at Dataran Prima Avenue, Jalan PJU 1/39, Petaling Jaya, Upper Crust opened its doors about four months ago.
Kate, the sous cum pastry chef at Upper Crust
With its dominant white and black facade, the cafe greets customers with a clean, fresh feeling. I like it even better the moment I stepped in. I'm not one for over-the-top deco or loud colors, so in my humble opinion, this is one of the few cafes which exudes simple chic style and light but nice deco much to my liking. According to David, who used to work in the culinary kitchen of a hotel in Switzerland, the concept of Upper Crust is based on an English style bakery cum cafe.
Upper Crust boasts a wide range of cuisine - pasta, sandwiches, salads etc - for meals at any time of the day from breakfast, lunch, hi-tea and dinner.
As we were there at brunch time, somewhat a bit early for my lunch, I decided to order coffee and a plate of mushroom and cheese omelet (below). It was nicely moist with mushroom chunks and stringy bits of melted cheese. Simple yet satisfying and tasty. The rest in the group had pasta but I've forgotten to capture some shots. The grilled salmon fillet pasta comes with a generous chunk of salmon and looks really hearty!
Below are the list of menus. Staying apt to the cafe's name, David shared that quality of products is of utmost importance to him. Not only does he bake all the breads for sandwiches by himself, he also goes as far as preparing his own chicken ham and smoked salmon, to name a few things that he does from scratch.
Check out the durian coffee under Hot Beverages. Quite out of the ordinary. I missed that and shall try it on my next visit. Must be good! Anything with durian always is!!
Upper Crust also takes special orders such as wedding cakes, birthday cakes, 3D cakes, mini cakes and cupcakes. They also provide catering services to offices around the area.
What's cuisine without cakes or cookies for dessert?! Well, one can choose from a wide variety of lusciously frosted cupcakes or a slice of delectable cake to end a nice meal there.
The spacious upper floor has a raised stage and is a great place for meetings, hangouts with friends and families or a small party for 40 or so people. Perfect for an upcoming Christmas gathering!
Upper Crust Bakery & Cafe
No B-G-11 Tower B, Ground Floor, Jalan PJU 1/39, Dataran Prima Avenue
47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: +603 7887 5251