When there’s mention about coffee, I often hear the words “Three Little Birds”, a café that is reputed to serve one of the best coffees in town. Run by the folks behind Artisan Roast, this cosy spot in Sentul D7 has won the hearts of many – come on a weekend and you’ll find many customers from different walks of life lounging around for a cuppa.
The interior is tastefully simple with custom made wood furniture and polished cement floor, and a long, communal table sets the look and feel of Three Little Birds. Alternatively, take up a spot at the outdoor patio where the open space and greens allow you to feel like you’re in a totally different place.
The café serves light bites if you must eat; we had an option of Mix Vegetarian Spaghetti (RM18) and Roast Chicken with Roast Bell & Potato Wedges (RM18), both eligible for a coffee top-up (RM6 for white, RM4 for black).
I thought my flat white was pretty good – slightly milder than I liked it to be but it was well balanced with chocolate-like finish. rif’s black coffee was quite light and lacking acidity, which I reckon is due to the blend used and not the technique of brewing/roasting.
I didn’t care much for the food we ordered as both were very average. Skip the food and if you must have something to nibble with your coffee, Three Little Birds carries cakes from various bakers – take your pick from the display counter.
We tried the Nutella Bao (RM18), a weekend special that comes with coconut ice cream and affogato. I didn’t care much for this either. While the presentation makes it visually appealing and Instagram-worthy, that appeal didn’t translate as well on my tongue.
On the whole, I’m not a fan of Three Little Birds (rif however, is) but it does make good spot to hangout and have a decent cuppa. Parking is free at the moment so enjoy that while it lasts.
*Photos taken using the Lumix GF7.
Coffee: 7/10 (pork free)
Verdict: Come for the coffee and ambiance, skip the food.