Locker & Loft may be hard to spot among the row of nondescript shop-houses located along the quiet street of Jalan SS20/10 in Damansara Kim. It’s meant to be that way. You need to go through a locker to get into the loft! Once you’ve solved that little mystery, you’ll see why this place is popular as a cool chillout place. The raw industrial-looking interior provides a relaxing background where you can just let down your hair, down some cocktails/beers/liquor etc and just be happy! Oh, they serve some really good bar bites and even main meals here as well.
In a recent revamp, the food and drinks list has been given some fresh gusts and we checked out some of the newbies.
These are the New Players in the house…
K Rock! (RM25) – it’s a bottled version and remix of their signature Kelapa Rock with carbonated fresh coconut water. Turned out I drained this in record time (I was really thirsty!)
Babi lu Mary (RM40) – conceptualised for the Chinese New Year, it’s L&L’s twist on the Bloody Mary. The concoction is really mish-mash of every flavour you can imagine: bacon bakwa-infused tequila, tomato juice, lemon juice, brown sugar, Lea & Perrins (OMG!), tabasco, salt, pepper & olive brine – there, take that!
Tea Garden (RM34) Love the presentation! It’s a floral-perfumed mix of gin infused with lavender tea leaves, lemon juice, lavender tea, elderflower syrup and eggwhite!
The Blueberry Shakes (RM34) – this is almost like a dessert. There’s vanilla ice-cream, yoghurt, house-made blueberry syrup, blueberry cassis jam mixed with gin and sloe gin
Here’s my favourite – Kopi O Ice (RM35). 50ml vodka, Giffard White Cacao liqueur, Giffard Cafe liqueur, lychee liqueur and pandan syrup! All my favourite flavours in one glass, yo!
The King (RM38) – this, you either love it or hate it. It’s a durian cocktail where fresh XO durian-infused vodka is mixed with Bailey’s, hazelnut liqueur, orgeat almond syrup, vanilla ice-cream and cinnamon powder. OMG – the clash on the tongue, like I said – either love it or hate it!
Oh there’s now some low-calorie newbies too. Try this LC1 (RM32) – it’s refreshing, to say the least. 40ml mango-infused white rum with green Chatreuse, pineapple juice, cucumber juice, celery juice and house-made mango spicy mango syrup! It’s a spiked version of my cold-pressed fruit+veg juice at home, haha!
On to the food, I must say their offerings are flavoursome, leaning towards favourite local ingredients like chilli padi, salted eggs and coconut. Canned sardines and bacon – those are favourites too and I like how these are used liberally in their pastas and toasts.
The Hainanese Chilli Chicken Wings are kinda twisted because the chicken wings are coated with the piquant chilli sauce instead of being served as a dip! These, together with the Salted Egg Prawn Cocktail, Seabass Fish Fingers and Peanut Sauce Pork Ribs go well with cocktails and alcohol. The Malacca-style Roti – long slices of baguette topped with pan-toasted anchovies, sardines and bacon are extremely addictive. I had to force myself to stop after one long slice as there’re other dishes I wanted to try.
Hainanese Chili Chicken Wings (RM25)
Peanut Sauce Pork Ribs (RM26)
Seabass Fish Fingers (RM21)
Salted Egg Prawn Cocktail (RM23)
Malacca-style Roti (RM16)
I’m not exactly a pasta fan but I found myself liking the Chili Padi Sardine Bacon Pasta very much. It’s got enough kick and fire, thanks to the chilli padi and the marriage of sardines and bacon is ridiculously delicious! I also love it that the chef cooked the pasta the way I like it – al dente!
Chili Padi Sardine Bacon Pasta (RM27)
Now the other one, the Pasta Masak Lemak with Bacon Bits was a bit too rich for me. The first two mouthfuls were fine but after that, the coconut “lemak” got a bit too overwhelming for me. If you like your pasta rich and creamy, then this one is right up your alley!
Pasta Masak Lemak with Bacon Bits (RM26)
I’m glad they kept the Mutton Varuval Quesadilla firmly on the menu. It’s a winner, for who can resist that wicked varuval sandwiched between gooey melting cheese and crispy quesadillas?
Mutton Varuval Quesadilla (RM25)
If you must have some mini hamburgers, check out their cute Sliders that come with various patties…
Lamb croquet with mint yoghurt
Seabass Pate drizzled with mustard tartar sauce
I tried one of their desserts – Cempedak Goreng with Vanilla Ice Cream (RM16) and wasn’t crazy about it because the cempedak was seedless and I like my fried cempedak to be complete with crunchy seeds!
OK, seedless cempedak aside, Locker & Loft is a cool place to chill-out … reasonably-priced drinks and good grub to go.
LOCKER & LOFT
40A Jalan SS20/10
47400 Petaling Jaya