Thirty Seconds Cafe @ Bandar Sri Damansara

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I believe this blog is long overdue and I am terribly sorry for that as I was caught up with several others outstanding posts as well. Anyway, this was my first time doing a review at Bandar Sri Damansara so I was quite hyped out about it. Believe it or not, I used to stay nearby when I was a child, moved when I reached 7 years old. Anyway, the cafe is called Thirty Seconds - which indicates the appropriate time for a coffee to brew to perfection. Catchy name tho. 

The entrance.

Thiry Seconds Cafe at Bandar Sri Damansara is currently owned and operated by the Phua family. The mother being a cook, the father in operations and the son is a world-renown baristas who have won several competitions and even had to privilege to travel to the United States to participate in a competition. Hence, the name Thirty Seconds. It's a cafe that revolves around coffee and of course, the community. 

Sodium Oatmeal - RM9

This bowl of Sodium Oatmeal really caught us by surprise. At first glance, it looked like an ordinary bowl of porridge but upon further inspections, it's not. Though it did have similar texture, almost identical but was still an identity of its own. Served with delicious savoury chicken, mushrooms and a side of blended greens. 

Baked Eggs - RM16

Everything that you could ever hoped for in a baby casserole. Sausage, bell pepper, mushroom & chili flakes finished with delicious baked mozzarella cheese. What's more surprising was the fact that it had a curry base broth. Slightly on the creamier side instead of being spicy but still packs a flavour. Served with homemade ciabatta bread that is ready to dip and enjoy. Loved the flavours and was indeed my favourite dish. 

Chicken Pesto Pasta - RM15

The chicken pesto pasta was indeed quite out of the ordinary. Pesto is usually served without onion but in this case, there was both onions and cherry tomatoes. Not exactly a bad thing as I do understand some innovation is needed but, I'd still take a classic pesto pasta any day. It had flavour but doesn't seem to be quite balance. 

Creamy Curry Chicken Pasta - RM13

In all fairness, this was possibly one of the most affordable pastas I've seen to date. (Excluding Purple Pasta of course) It was also probably one of the most spot-on curry pasta as it had a nice balance between the creaminess, spiciness and sweetness which many cafes might lack in. Overall, pretty good. 

Aroi Seafood Pasta - RM18

This I believe, was a fusion between squid ink pasta and creamy seafood sauce. Packed with a bunch of fresh seafood, the Aroi Seafood Pasta is definitely worth the price. On the taste level, it's pretty decent, subtle but noticeable squid ink flavour, slightly spicy and finished on a garlic note. Quite interesting and definitely worth trying it out. 

Fatty Rice (Nasi Lemak) - RM10

Apart from everything else being quite expected, the chicken was really delicious. Fried to crispy perfection, the skin had a crackling sound upon feasting. It also had a nice marination which gave it not only flavour but depth as well. Goes perfectly well with the runny egg yolk and the homemade sambal sauce. 

Homemade Mushroom Soup & Garlic Bread - RM8

The mushroom soup was without say - delicious. It had the depth of flavour along with the essence of mushroom. All it lacked was texture. However, paired with their deliciously soft and crusty garlic bread, you'll understand why the soup was slightly watery. Compliments beautifully and definitely worth trying. 

Apart from their selection of deliciously affordable cafe dishes, Thirty Seconds also excels in coffee. They offer their customized version of several types of coffee, like the Guinness-coffee here held by Foodink's lousai (boss). The Guinness-coffee is actually alcohol-free as it is made with soda water at cold temperatures. Thus, creating that bubbly and chocolaty finish. 

Look for the barista and ask for a recommendation, pretty sure you'll not be disappointed. 

Overall, the food was pretty good, loved the passion and flavour of each dish (except for the pesto) and of course, the price as well as it is extremely affordable. Though the place itself might be rather secluded, it's definitely worth the go.


7-G, Jalan Margosa SD 10/4A,
 Bandar Sri Damansara Kuala Lumpur,
Selangor 52200 Malaysia

Operating hours: 

Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu - 8.00am - 9.00pm
 Fri & Sat - 8.00 am - 10.00pm 
(Wednesday Closed)

Tel: 0122686919

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