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Root Cellar KL x Seven Cups Café: A Delicious Collaboration

These two wonderful companies come together for a collaboration of Gastronomical Magic.

The Collaboration

The local culinary scene has had an increasing number of cafes with artisanal qualities popping up like mushrooms.

This October (2015) a month long pop up, Root Cellar KL teams up Seven Cups Café in Empire Damansara to provide some delicious meals to be had with great coffee.

We ordered the “Tender Me Brisket” which happens to be one of Root Cellar’s signature dishes. The dish consists of a 6-hour braised beef brisket, topped with jalapenos, pickled onions and cheese in a toasted roll, and served with season greens and hand cut potato crisp. And of course we had to have it with a cup of coffee, which was made with a Four Chairs blend from Nylon Coffee Roasters.

We also tried the “Pom Chicken + Dinosaur Egg” and paired that with an Ice Coffee Float which was topped by an Inside Scoop Ice Cream, we chose the caramel flavour. Pomegranate molasses grilled chicken legs served atop a bed of buttered rice pilaf, a coffee infused egg (Dino Egg), yogurt and other toppings made up the Pom Chicken.

The meal was awesome and the coffee we had hit the right notes of bitter sweet. Chef Basira and her team have done a great job with the dishes – warming, filling and delicious –  left a smile on our faces.

We caught up with Seven Cups owner Eve Von and asked her about her thoughts on the collaborations. She tells us

“This isn’t just about food, it’s about working with Basira of RootcellarKL, whose work we’ve been obsessed with for a long time. Here’s hoping that the collab won’t just be a one time disruption but an inspiration for a refresh in our space.” -Eve Von Owner of Seven Cups

A little bit about RootCellar KL

Rootcellar is known for their “Gorilla Dining Pop Ups” and has been gaining popularity among the local foodies. Head Chef Basira Yeusuff, whom formerly provided her services to the Fancy Breakfast Club, now sets out with her new venture Rootcellar KL.

A family owned business, Chef Basira, her right hand man Izzat and her brother Abbas Yeusuff run the operations. Chef Basira has works in the world of the culinary arts from Germany, Singapore, Switzerland and now back home. It’s no surprise that the she can conjure up some amazing dishes.

When she first came back she started “Yay Cake!” then a café called “Crumbs” and finally “Yay Sammich”. Gaining quite a following through the years, Root Cellar KL was created with the purpose of streamlining “Yay Cake” and “Yay Sammich” into one company. Though they mostly do catering and supply to cafes, Root Cellar is huge on pop-ups, so you can keep a look out on facebook for when they do suddenly appear.

“We love introducing a ‘play’ on food in ways people wouldn’t normally see” – Chef Basira Yeusuff

A little bit about Seven Cups Café

Seven Cups Café is situated in a cosy little corner in Empire Damansara the space is inviting, with a relaxing atmosphere.

Seven Cups owner Eve Von was trained by acclaimed barista JH Yee of Top Brew Coffee Bar and learnt about cafe operations at Artisan Roast HQ, so you can bet she knows her stuff. With that kind of passion in coffee – and to the delight of coffee fans – Seven Cups have carefully sourced their beans from Singapore roaster Nylon. Their Four Chair’s blend is from Nicaragua and El Salvador.

This Cafe is for the Serious Coffee Lovers. Their coffee has a smooth texture with a great aroma and the flavour is spot on. Also, Seven Cups Café serves Inside Scoop Ice Cream, which you can have atop a waffle.

Root Cellar KL will be at Seven Cups for the whole of October.

Monday – Saturday: 5PM – 11PM
Sunday: 11AM – 8PM

Root Cellar KL Contact Information:
+60 12-200 4301

Seven Cups Cafe,
G-25, Empire Damansara,
Jalan PJU8/8, Damansara Perdana,
47800 Petaling Jaya,

Monday-Saturday: 11AM – 11PM
Sunday: 11 AM – 8PM

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