Tucked at the edge of SS2, there lies an eatery which is visible from the main road with its rather subtle yet eye catching signboard. It’s even more noticeable when you’re caught in the infamous traffic at the junction turning into SS2.
Though it was just a glimpse at the edge of my vision, Bofe Eatery became my lunch venue on one fine Sunday afternoon after the unsuccessful attempt of entering into Section 17 for a hearty meal of banana leaf rice at you-know-where.
Empty parking lots at this venue were aplenty on weekends but I guess that can’t be said on weekdays. Upon entering, you’ll be surprised by how laid back yet casual this cafe is with its interior designed and decorated with simple elements. The cafe itself was quiet as diners were behaving themselves rather than being obnoxious. But the ventilation could be better though as that typical whiff of fried oil was lingering within the vicinity.
Their staffs were well trained but somehow, there were lacking of interactions between them and customers. The menu was simple and clean, straight-forward and well categorised. It reminded me of the other overly famous cafe’s style but that’s not the point. Two drinks and two mains were chosen after looking through the menu.
Drinks arrived first; Immunity Builder (RM 8) and Iced Caramel Latte (RM 9.90). The fruit juice was a concoction of orange, kiwi and grapefruit which made it loaded with Vitamin C and hence the name. It was sour though but understandable. The coffee, on the other hand, was pretty good. Adequately sweet, due to the caramel syrup, yet packed with coffee shot that made it what it was; a coffee drink.
The Duck Penne (RM 16.90) was served first. Presentation wise, it was alright. The scent of the grated cheese coupled with the garlic whetted my appetite. It resembled and tasted like aglio olio as it was mildly spicy. The penne pasta was cooked nicely whilst the sliced mushrooms, sautéed duck and capsicums completed the rather balanced meal. It may look simple but it was really addictive.
Grilled Chicken (RM 16.90) came rather slow as we were half through the paste. My first thought; the portion was generous but they could use a bigger plate as it looked kinda sloppy. But that aside, the chicken thigh was pan fried perfectly; juicy yet tasty on its own without the accompanied rosemary sauce. I have to commend them as they didn’t
beat the shit of it pulverise the innocent-looking meat to make it look bigger piece (and maybe to cook easily evenly). The chunks of potato wedges faired well too though some were soggy due to the sauce. The salad on the side, I didn’t eat those.
The meal was ended with a slice of cake named Isabelle (RM 8.90); a cylindrica-shaped hazelnut cake filled with strawberry jam and topped with strawberry-flavoured frosting. There were other cakes on display but I chose this because it looked pretty and I didn’t want something that’s heavy. So, Isabelle it was and I liked it though the cake was wee bit dry but saved by the frosting and jam.
Overall, the experience came out good. Their food was tasty and simple, the ambiance was pleasant and the service was alright. For such venue, I reckon the price was pretty reasonable. Other places would have charge more, I could bet on this. I liked this place. I liked the fact that they serve decent coffee and main meals. I would pick places like this over cafes that serve just coffee and cakes.
16, Jalan 19/36,
46300 Petaling Jaya.
GPS Coordinates : 3.118119, 101.626112
Tuesday – Thursday: 1100AM – 1000PM
Friday – Saturday: 1100AM – 1100PM
Sunday: 1100AM – 1000PM