Sunday, October 23, 2011

Tumes Cafe @ The Corner, Alam Damai, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur

Tumes Cafe opened its doors for business yesterday. We have been hoping for a good restaurant / cafe to open here at The Corner shophouses in Alam Damai, and it looks like our prayers have been answered. 

After our first visit here, we would definitely be returning to try more of their menu.

The restaurant is brightly lit and decor is simple but cosy. 

Feature wall

The menu consists of mainly Southern Malay and Western fusion dishes. When I was going through the menu, I was delighted to see soto on the menu, one of my favorite Malay dishes to eat. Hubby decided to try one of the Western dishes, spaghetti aglio olio and then finish off with a dessert.

Ice Lemon Tea (RM2.50) - love the mug!

Sirap Gembira (RM3.00) - I ordered it cos I liked the name... basically it's sirap bandung with a twist (think it's lime?), pretty good. 

The Soto Ayam Mee Hoon (RM5.50) came in a generous portion. Well-prepared, satisfyingly good. I wouldn't mind having this again next week :) Other than mee hoon, you can also order soto ayam nasi impit or mee kuning.

I was quite surprised when Hubby ordered the Pasta Aglio Olio (RM8.90) but his reasoning was that he wanted to see how this cafe fared in terms of both types of cuisines they were serving. The pasta was nicely prepared, cooked to al dente and flavorful.

For the time being, the only dessert available is the chocolate moist cake with ice-cream (RM5.50). It was delicious. If I'm not mistaken, the owner of this cafe used to bake cakes and sell them online. Can't wait to try more of her desserts later. 

Rice with Ayam masak merah (RM6.50)

Laksa Johor (RM6.50)

Verdict: The food is unpretentious, well-prepared and very reasonably priced. I want to try the lontong, mee hoon kari and laksa Johor next :)

Opening times: 9.00am to 7.00pm. 

Full set of photos and menu here. 

15% off food & drinks until 27 November 2011. Join their on Facebook page here. 

Location: Tumes Cafe, The Corner, 29 Jalan Damai Niaga, Alam Damai, 56000 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur. 

Tel: 03-9101 4145

GPS Coordinates: 3.074417, 101.735952


  1. nice place on your door step very handy'

  2. ooooh, quite excellent prices, for both the soto ayam and the pasta! i actually had a meal with a friend from cheras this weekend, and i asked whether it's possible to still get a full meal for under RM5. he said he recently bought rice from a chinese stall with just minced pork, and it cost him RM4 already :D

  3. tumes? is it suppose to be a special name derived from "Tumis"? or there's a meaning to it.

  4. is this at the damai 26 shoplot area?

  5. Cheras! I wanna go! Cumi would like this place too, i think:)

  6. wah...seeing the food portion, the price indeed reasonable... Soto Ayam Mee Hoon looks yummy to me =)

  7. Margaret: Yes indeed. Good food, good prices.

  8. Sean: Plus they are giving 15% off the whole menu til Nov, so even better for us.

    Actually, you can get a lot of food for under RM5 in Cheras - eg. Char koay teow is only RM4 and chicken rice is RM4.50.

  9. Isaac: Im not sure what the name means, but that was my initial thought too. Maybe ask the owner next time we go there.

  10. Michelle: It's the new shophouses further up from Damai 23... its on the road heading towards the Bkt Jalil road. Think it was still awaiting CF when u were still in KL.

  11. Ciki: Hehe, does Cumi like Southern Malay food?

  12. Melissa: Yeah the soto was yummy, cant wait to eat it again :)

  13. Sirap Gembira does sound like a very happy drink indeed! :)

  14. Although just a normal bandung sirup but I will order it like you too, attracted by the name :P


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