Posted by : Unknown May 11, 2014
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|Jibby & Co, a standalone building separate from Empire Shopping Gallery's main building and beside the outdoor car park.|
Contemporary Rustic. That popped into mind during a visit to Jibby & Co at the Empire Shopping Gallery, Subang Jaya. The café from the roof down to its front façade features steel and glass that is immediately classy and reminiscent of high-end New York restaurants. The furnishing is rustic while maintaining clean and polished surfaces.
|Steel bars envelop the whole café.|
Bare concrete is sufficiently mixed with brick for the walls and bar counter, while parquet graces the floor to dispel the industrial chic of many a recent café. Horizontal blinds built into the structure itself reduces the blinding tropical light streaming in from floor to ceiling glass windows – the entire structure is essentially glass panels held up by a steel skeleton.
|Tray elevator for convenient food waiting. Lucky waiters/waitresses :)|
|Upper floor of Jibby & Co.|
Furnishings include tables of solid wood and marble with heavy black steel chairs. The furnishings include showcases and shelves filled with tea pots and cups. The front door itself is gold coloured brass with “Jibby & Co” tastefully emblazoned upon it with the confidence of a law firm. Suffice to say, this is a top notch establishment that attempts to be worthy of Carrie Bradshaw and her compatriots from Sex and the City.
|Comfy sofas, and dentist (looking) chair for selfie.|
Food & Beverage:
The pricing of the menu reflects its quality. Let’s just say that this café prices itself at the highest end of restaurant cafes in KL. A truly halal establishment, the menu features an eclectic cuisine with Western, Middle Eastern and Asian dishes. Najib Abdul Rahman, the executive chef of the Serai chain of restaurants, truly shines in delivering a culinary piece de resistance.
Breakfast is the absolute most important meal of the day and Jibby & Co serves up exactly what the nutritionists ordered. The Big Breakfast is built for champions – sausage, eggs, beef bacon, mushrooms, hash brown and Turkish bread on the side going at RM 31.00 (before taxes).
The Casablanca Eggs is of a Middle-Eastern origin (also known as Shakshouka or Chakchouk) – baked eggs on a tomato reduction with el hanout spices (the Moroccan equivalent of rempah ratus) and sliced chicken sausage served with a side of Turkish bread (RM 28.00).
|Cappuccino (top), Mocha (middle), and Single Origin - Pour Over (bottom).|
|Iced Flat White (left) and Boo Boo's Special (right).|
|Meteor (top right), Mr. Lova Lova (bottom left), and Vogue (bottom right).|
And that is also the answer to the question the first time you came across the name of this café, Jibby & Co: 'Does this café belongs to our dear Prime Minister Najib Razak and his BN coalition?' :)
Speaking about politics, the date of my first visit to this café was 5th of May! Sounds familiar? That's the date of our 13th General Election.
|DLeom with YB Liew Chin Tong, Member of Parliament for Kluang, Johor.|
No doubt one of the most alluring modern structure I have visited, built from ground-up with a sole intention to serve as a contemporary rustic café. It's one heck of a classy experience to enjoy your daily dose of goodness here in this standalone premium café.
Writings contributed by: Roy Goh
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Payment: Visa & Mastercard, Cash
Smoking Area: Available
Main Course: Available
Jibby & Co
GK-11, Ground Floor,
Empire Shopping Gallery,
47500 Subang Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan,
Tel: +6 5613 7070
Monday - Sunday : 08.30 am ~ 10.00 pm