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身边蓝颜红颜知己不少的大人我啊，平时不止得处理公务，还肩负着到处觅食让知己们味蕾大开的重任！能让三五闺蜜在午间时分将心中琐事与苦水化为甜蜜与美好的店家，大人屈指一数，不在少数；但能让闺蜜一看到其甜点就立马尖叫的店家，这家甫於今年8月开张的 Coffee Signature Cafe / Academy @ Bukit Indah 应该可被列入其中。
With all the new cafes that has been popping up around Johor Bahru, asking where to go for breakfast, lunch, dinner, supper or afternoon tea and coffee seems like the most difficult question to answer nowadays. Tough questions even for us foodies when brunch now becomes an all-day affair, and we can still enjoy breakfast for tea!
Of all the gastronomic delights we can experience throughout the day, afternoon tea is fast becoming one of the quintessential “must do” in town. This colonial tradition is back in vogue as a beloved afternoon ritual, at the most luxe of hotels to trendy new cafés, with businesses seeing it as a stylish and relaxed setting for meetings while others taking time off just to gossip or catch up. With such options few and far between around Iskandar Puteri (formerly Nusajaya), enter Coffee Signature Cafe / Academy (CS) @ Bukit Indah to provide the casual side of teatime. Food-wise, CS currently serves mainly desserts with a few variety of coffee to choose from for now. However, it’s a good place to chill for long hours with friends or family that’ll definitely decorate your Instagram profile as well.
Coffee Signature Cafe/Academy @ Bukit Indah (以下简称CS）位处二楼的角头商业单位，就在著名的 Bukit Indah 交通圈范围内，推门一进迎面而来的就是原始复古的室内氛围。「是该选高脚椅、矮面桌、单人沙发、双人沙发还是到户外呼吸新鲜空气？ 」CS座位选择真不少，大人刚抵步时人潮尚未涌入，一时玩心大起想要试试各种座位的不同感受。才刚试得兴起，人客就陆续涌入，最终情归墙上这复古招牌灯具附近的矮面桌。
Nestled in the heart of Bukit Indah and housed on the second level in a three-storey corner lot shophouse just off the busy roundabout, this sleek and modern café gives off a slight vintage feel probably owing to their minimalistic and industrial design. Large windows as walls, the airy space brings in heaps of natural lighting, quite a different feel from their first container outlet that looks right out of a Pinterest board. Fitted with rustic wooden chairs and tables, take your pick from the high stools to low chairs, sofas to alfresco sitting with adequate spaces in between tables. After trying out the different spots before the crowd started flocking in, we finally settled for the ones near the windows so we could get the most natural light for our selfies and food pictures to look great here LOL!
With a welcoming interior that is more than just homey, a little bit old school with just a touch of raw and rustic, modern contemporary design, CS is an ideal cafe for mini gatherings for families or friends wanting to eat together with a couple long, communal tables to bask in their casual and relaxing vibes, as well as coffee lovers and those who wish to keep some individual time to themselves on weekends. The interior has ample amounts of white space for up to 40-50 pax, making this an ideal event space for corporate functions as well, with many preferring the alfresco setting when dusk falls.
Coffee Signature Cafe/Academy 当然少不了Coffee啦！除了Cafe，大人发现店名中还写上Academy，是指这里也有咖啡课程吗？「我们的咖啡师、服务与经营课程每周上课1-2天，共12堂课，学员完成基础课程后除了可获取证书，也能实地学以致用。」想从事咖啡师这梦想事业的看官们，可到店或电询 JiaWei (011-1080 6742) 噢！
With afternoon tea gettting more popular than ever as cafes get huge boost in business thanks to the brew, many are turning to . CS will soon be offering training workshops designed for potential cafe owners, working adults looking to take up barista as a profession, baristas looking to polish their skills and learn the business aspect of running a cafe or simply for personal interest and development. In addition to obtaining a certificate, internship opportunities will also be provided on site or other outlets. The courses typically cover 12 lessons with one to two days duration each, with classes limited to smaller groups to allow for ample time and one on one guidance. Sounds good? Then contact JiaWei at 011-1080 6742 to book your spot now!
玫瑰拿铁 Rose Latte
这杯玫瑰拿铁 Rose Latte (RM12.90)，才一入口玫瑰香就在口舌中迷惑众生。玫瑰果露的滋味与浪漫的情愫相逢，沁甜油然而生。「喝下这杯玫瑰拿铁，大人我看什么都浪漫啊！」听大人的话，快为女朋友点上一杯玫瑰拿铁吧！
Starting off on a sweet note, the Rose Latte arrived looking pretty with the edible rose petals. The coffee itself was prevalent and the rose flavours were subtly peaking through the cafe latte which our lady counterparts enjoyed tremendously.
坠入爱河 Fall in Love
大人才刚刚感觉如沐春风，这么快又要坠入爱河？这杯名为 Fall in Love (RM12.90) 的拿铁，真可谓无处不甜啊！除了可选择直接饮用，或倒入与棉花糖匀和再饮，最后再将裹有巧克力酱的雪糕筒收纳胃中！闺蜜们完全无需担心天南地北后雪糕筒会变得软绵绵的噢～
If rose is not your cup of (afternoon) tea, true coffeeholics will most probably Fall in Love with this incredibly decadent and luxurious novelty, which is essentially a latte in a sturdy ice-cream cone that you can nom on once you’re done with your coffee. Just don’t forget the marshmallows at the bottom of the cone too for extra flavour and texture.
饼杯 Cookies Cup
这…这…这不是大人曾在instagram上看过的神奇饼杯 (RM16.90) 吗？新山竟然也有 (耶)！两款厚实的饼杯内同样裹以一层厚厚的巧克力酱，「与巧克力饼杯搭配的是冷牛奶，而奶油饼杯则衬以冷巧克力，不止颜色看来更出色，口味也较和谐。」大人一时还不相信这杯子能吃，使力咬了一口，不会太甜… 好吃噢！以这瓶冰巧克力为例，大人约倒了5-6次才饮用完毕，而且饼杯丝毫无损，完全足以抗衡闺蜜和情侣们的超强战斗力！
From New York City to JB, the Cookies Cup is inspired by Dominique Ansel’s Cookie Shot, which you can drink from and eat the cup it comes in. According to Jiawei, the cooking and prepping part isn’t hard, but they need several hours in the freezer, which is the key to keep them from breaking when you remove them. The end result is so much fun, and milk just tastes better when it’s coming out of these chocolate chip cookie “shot glasses”. Guess what, we successfully sipped and nibbled the cookie without any problems.
草莓雪糕碗饼 Strawberry Bowl
任凭闺蜜们腹中有多少苦水与冤情，吃下这草莓雪糕碗饼 Strawberry Bowl (RM15.90) 后大人包管你能药到病除啊！草莓雪糕🍦缀以鲜草莓🍓，粉红控们请控制一下你们的尖叫声，嘿嘿！因为大人即将再淋上草莓果酱噢！一口雪糕一口草莓，大人对味蕾的终极疼爱就是软硬兼施 😀
*这碗饼其实也有芒果口味的选择，大人访不逢时因为最近恰好不是芒果季 (摊手) ～
Be warned, this creamy Strawberry Bowl comes in a luscious combination of fresh strawberries, with multiple scoops of strawberry ice cream drizzled in homemade strawberry sauce, which is guaranteed to be strawberrylicious and a firm favourite among the ladies.
* Guys, fret not! Go for everything Mango if sweet pink indulgence is not your cup of dessert. Most unfortunately, fresh mangoes are currently very low in supply so better luck next time (sigh)
可爱动物造型泡芙与慕斯 Cream Puff & Mousse
由于大人刚被各式甜饮与雪糕洗礼，眼里早已爱心💗 满佈，再瞧瞧这5张可爱无辜的梦幻泡芙与慕斯棕熊脸庞，再度尖叫～ 「卡哇伊！」
四款动物造型的奶油泡芙 (每款RM12.90) 绝对上镜啊！看官们最喜欢猪猪、狗狗、青蛙还是企鹅呢？「大人我抢到了企鹅了也！」慕斯棕熊 (RM15.90) ～你干嘛躲在泡芙里？「这慕斯好扎实嫩滑！而且不会太甜噢！」
Imagine being served a dessert platter only to find four innocent-looking “kawaii” cream puffs – Piggy, Doggie, Froggie and Pingu-lookalike; and a Brown mousse staring up at you with their curious little chocolate eyes. Would you have the heart to eat these guys?
Resisting the temptation to take them home and put them on our display stand, we instead took our forks in hand and dissected the poor little cream puffs to pass around for taste testing. Their “sacrifice” was not in vein as the cream puffs were just delicious as they look, nicely chilled and the exterior was crisp with generous amounts of fillings inside. Brown was equally tempting as the mousse was filled with such rich chocolately taste. With food plating and taste like these, we are sure both your tummy and your camera are to be satisfied at CS.
水果七彩空心粉 Fruity Pasta
Coffee Signature 的室内色彩以黑白为主基调，原来是把色彩都留给了食物！大人刚刚所吃的每一道甜食无一不色彩缤纷啊～ 看看这道水果七彩空心粉 Fruity Pasta (RM20.90)，是不是同样吸睛？「淋上樱桃汁与优格乳的水果空心粉，酸酸甜甜的不会腻。」这可是大人第一次享用如此非传统 的意大利面食呀～
If you are feeling adventurous and looking for something colourful and interesting to tickle your palette, look no further than their Fruity Pasta that is creatively blended with a mix of interesting fruits you wouldn’t think would go together. Drenched in cherry and yogurt dressing, this unusual appetiser is not overly sweet or sinful for anyone to consider a second helping, seriously!
咖啡香烤鸡扒 CS Coffee Chicken
原来 CS 这里也有主食啊！这道咖啡香烤鸡扒 CS Coffee Chicken (RM23.90) 据说有咖啡味匿藏其中，到底是腌料使用了咖啡粉还是酱料呢？让大人试试～ 「这鸡肉够香嫩，噢原来酱汁里有咖啡粉！」还记得大人的名言吗？「趁热享用才是上策！」
Unless you have a true desire of exploding, you should never leave CS without trying their mains. Another noteworthy dish CS Coffee Chicken, a unique twist on the traditional chicken chop that adds the interesting flavours of espresso. The affinity of coffee and meat might seems a little strange to some (but not for us), and the warm coffee flavour pairs surprisingly well with the tender grilled chicken chop, making this a must order if you are a meat lover, even better if you love coffee too. Even if you aren’t a coffee person, just give it a shot (pun intended), you might even end up liking coffee! Remember to eat it while it’s served hot though!
焗烤马铃薯 Potatoes Signature
色彩攻势！再下一城！黄绿红焗烤马铃薯 Potatoes Signature (RM16.90) 极讨大人欢心哟～ 铺上红培根、撒上青葱，刀具一下后蛋黄色的马铃薯里原来加入了芝士！「哎哟～ 这马铃薯还能拉丝，放入了芝士后口感变得Q弹，又带有些培根与青葱味，不会太咸，这烤得真好吃啊！」
There is always the danger of becoming a real couch potato once we know that CS do serve a good old jacket (potatoes with skins) here. Usually served as a side dish, Potatoes Signature takes centre stage here and was worth every cents with the generous filling of bacon strips (not bits), spring onion and mouth-watering nacho cheese! That’s right, we went on to embrace our inner potato and polished the entire plate, including the jackets!
大人在 Coffee Signature Cafe/Academy 品尝到了好多在 instagram 才会看到的食物啊！临走前不禁偷偷向 JiaWei 查询接下来是否还会有更多让看官们惊艳的菜单啊？「我们每一至两个月会更新menu，国外有趣的食物将能陆续在我们这里品尝到～」记得update大人啊～
Even though the place is meant for those in need of downtime, it certainly won’t do during peak hours. But if you’re there at the right time, you might find yourself having quiet, solitary hours relaxing at the cafe. The menu is rotated every couple of months, just to keep things fresh. So, if you are after a non-hotel high tea place, this place should be considered.
Coffee Signature Cafe/Academy @ Bukit Indah
No 2A, Jalan Indah 15/1, Taman Bukit Indah, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor.
Time: Mon – Thurs : 12pm – 10.30pm / Fri – Sun : 12pm – 11.30pm
Tel: +6011 – 1080 6742
NO PORK, NO LARD