We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. Trick is knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out – Unknown
Hey, guys! How are you? It has been a long, long while since I last posted anything. Due to my entrance into the adult world (nothing naughty), I have not been exploring much which is kind of disappointing considering the current location of my office.
I have been going to work 5 1/2 days a week for the past 14 months – give or take a few days – and it has never occurred to me that there are a lot of things I can do in Pasar Seni. Did you know that there are hidden bars and cafes all littered around Pasar Seni? I did not. Then again, I am someone who did not realize that one of my friend is also my classmate until someone pointed it out. You can see how disconnected I am with this world.
OK, back to the blog.
Courtesy of one of my colleagues (now ex), YC, who has a passion in coffee and exploration, I came to know about this hidden cafe that is situated about 10 minutes walk from the Pasar Seni Lrt.
May I present to you, Jao Tim! If I am correct, this is a hotel-turned-cafe, thus, the decor.
Here’s a fact for you non-Cantonese people – Jao Tim means hotel in Cantonese.
Anyway, after the discovery with YC (the traitor 😢), I went back again with another colleague in the same weekend. This time, we went after work so that I can take some photos.
Due to it being hidden and not really conspicuous from outside, not many people know about that place. In fact, if you are not careful, you might miss the door.
Which is good, for me lah. Because it means that the place would not be too crowded, and I can talk to my friends without shouting.
Jao Tim still has a hotel vibe to it, especially its counter where it reminded me of some old school American style hotel.
If you are interested in craft beers, then maybe you can try the selections here. The proprietor of the establishment is a nice young man who took the time to educate us about the type of craft beers that the cafe carries. Talk to him if you want some recommendation. Ask me and you would get a blank look because I know nothing about beers.
As much as I like Jao Tim, I would not recommend the place to a starving person. It is a place for hangouts, coffee, alcohols, and cakes but I would not go there for lunch since their food selection is pretty limited. Then again, your preference might be different from mine.
Sometimes, if you are bored of the rat race, you can come here and chill for a bit. Listen to some songs, sip some coffee…or alcohol, whatever is your poison.
If you have an old soul, I think you would find this place to be just nice.