Cafe Olle @ Desa Sri Hartamas, KL

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In a neighborhood filled with lush eateries and amazing restaurants, it is no surprise that the foundation of a sustainable F&B business involves really good food. Competitions are though and each one of them requires unique selling point. It is no exception for Cafe Olle, which is owned by Mr.Gilbert, a Korean and has been operating there for over - years. Hence, it wouldn't be wrong for us to assume there will be an infusion of Korean ideas and flavour into what they're serving.

Shopfront with a coffee tree!
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The cafe itself is pretty rustic in design, with exposed and overlapping timber planks decorated right through the walls and ceiling. Warm lightings are placed throughout the café which help in creating a cozy and welcoming atmosphere. Upon entering the café, you’ll be exhibited with an array of coffee instruments - some of which we can’t even name. Beans that they use from various region or supplier are also displayed onto the shelves right next to the entrance as they take pride in what they have to offer.

On the site note, for those who are interesting in ‘vap’, there is a small store, presumably shared with Café Olle under some sort of agreement, which offers such services.

Vegetarian Pasta with Fresh Italian Herbs - RM14

After everything else was settled, we sat down feeling thrilled and excited at what was to be served. Then came our very first dish, the Vegetarian Pasta with Fresh Italian Herbs. From the plating, it doesn’t seem like much, perhaps might even look a little boring. Fortunately, the ingredients used which were eggplants, tomatoes, cucumbers, cheese and cream worked really well together. It had that nice fuse from Asia within that pasta. It’s also perfectly seasoned and well balanced – truly an addictive plate of spaghetti indeed.

Spaghetti Meatball Mariana - RM14

The second pasta that was served too was quite delicious. Though it was simple – meatballs marinara, it had a nice tomato base with a tinge of acidity. The meatballs too were made from scratch and seasoned properly – not to mention juicy and falls apart easily.

Bulgogi Rice - RM16

However, what we liked most in Café Olle, in a round of votes, was the Bulgolgi Rice. The reasons were simple, the Bulgolgi meat were extremely well seasoned as they were really flavourful and works amazingly with the rice. It has just the right amount of moisture, sauce and meat to rice ratio for a hearty meal. Not to mention the additional fried Kimchi on the side, which packed a whole lot of flavour as an appetizer. Last but not least, there were glass noodles in the Bulgolgi meat, which added that extra depth of texture and flavour!

Signature Olle Chicken Sandwich - RM15

Apart from that, we also had some simple serving of sandwiches which was pretty good. It had a really nice sauce which complimented the bread and chicken inside. 

Olle Signature Brunch - RM12/15/18 (Choice of 3/5/7)

Big breakfast also seems to be a trend right now, which was exactly why Café Olle had decided to make them. Serving different style of deliciously cooked eggs (whether it is scrambled, boiled, poached or omelette) alongside chicken sausages, bread, salad and most importantly, yoghurt parfait.

Despite all those delicious food, it would not be complete without the right choice of drinks. Fortunately, coffee, tea and even juices are part of Café Olle’s forte. From traditional Mocha or latte to something more adventurous like the Iced Citron Americano, which is a blend of iced coffee with a tinge of Korean Citron within. Absolutely refreshing and addictive. Tea such as Jujube, Ginger, Rice Punch, Quince, Citron and Grapefruit too can be found here at Café Olle, which we might add is quite rare.

Affogato - RM12

All in all, Café Olle excels in both food and drinks – particularly drinks. Even in service you’ll be greeted enthusiastically by the staffs and of course, the owner Mr Gilbert himself if he is available. You can expect a journey of fusion between Korean and western dishes, fine-tuned to fit most of our taste-buds. In short, delicious food and awesome coffee, what more is there to ask for? So, if you’re in the mood for some quick and easy Korean dishes or even spaghetti or coffee, do head on down to Café Olle today!


Ground Floor, No. 26 - G, 
Jalan 24/70a, Desa Sri Hartamas, 
50480 Kuala Lumpur, 
Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, 

Operating hours: 9am - 12am

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