Last Saturday, I went to the newly opened The 13 Cafe at Tropicana Avenue (opposite Casa Tropicana) with dearie Cupcake. It has only been in operation for 6 days at that time. Cupcake wanted to check out and support the new cafe, as her friend is the Chef behind this cafe.
A quick check on The 13 Cafe’s Facebook says that they still have yet to get their full menu in place. Uh-hu. I braced myself for a limited menu, this do’t have, and that don’t have kind of scenario. True enough, they only have pasta and Thai curry for main dishes.
Their pasta is freshly made daily; Cupcake ordered their Salmon Tomato Pasta (RM 19.90). Their hand made pastas says a lot about their belief in using fresh ingredients. This dish shows a lot of potential.
Since Cupcake already ordered a pasta dish, I ordered their Thai Curry with Lychee, Chicken (RM 15.90). Not exactly my first choice, but given the limited option, I just had to take the risk. Vowing a Malaysian-with-authentic-Thai-cuisine-palette, is not an easy feat. They didn’t manage to meet my expectations. But, given time, I am sure they will be able to perfect this dish.
Pastry shines, as that’s the Chef’s forte. I enjoyed their dainty fruit tart (RM 2.50) and Key Lime Cheesecake (RM 12.90).
Well done, Chef Poh Lin and team for the miraculous first week, and soldier in with you 100% natural ingredients and MSG-free philosophy.
Total bill: RM 68.00, including 2 lattes.
The 13 Cafe
P-G-29 Tropicana Avenue
No 12 Persiaran Tropicana
Tropicana Golf & Country Resort PJU3
47400 Petaling Jaya
Tel: 012 278 7899