What’s On Tap has a new location in the brand new LaLaport Mall in the Bukit Bintang City Centre. The extremely minimalist cafe in Plaza Mont Kiara is so bare that I thought it was a kitchen appliance showroom, and the cafe has done its best to recreate its signature look at this new location.
Ambience & Amenities
What’s On Tap at Lalaport Mall is a smaller tenant space than their Mont Kiara location. They’ve done what they can to keep their clean style, but it looks like a classic cafe to fit in with the other places along the Gourmet Street strip. Inside, there is exactly one piece of art on the stark white walls, along with three tables. Three more tables on the patio have an umbrella and a glass roof overhead to protected from the sun and rain.
There is no toilet at What’s On Tap. Guests will have to use the public facilities on Gourmet Street. The nearest one is closeby across the lane.
The What’s On Tap menu at LaLaport Mall is slightly different from the Mont Kiara one. There are no size options for the coffee and no food available either. However, there is a more diverse selection of plant-based milk at this location for a very reasonable price compared to other coffee shops.
My Blue Sesame Latte (RM15) had a gorgeous royal blue ombre tint. Despite being called a “latte,” this beverage is caffeine free, so I ordered an espresso shot (RM2). There is the option to have the barista mix the espresso in or have it on the side, and I opted for the latter so I could control the coffee level. The latte on its own tasted like milk and nothing else. It was essentially just blue milk like something out of Star Wars. Once I poured my espresso in, it became an overly milky, unsweetened iced blue coffee.
We replaced the dairy in our Cappuccino (RM13) with Macadamia Milk (RM3), which is never available at other cafes. Both drinks were unfortunately served in takeaway cups even though we were dining in, which feels cheap and I don’t like. I prefer cappuccinos with some sweetness, but this one was very bitter. Mark similarly prefers the coffee at Whisk or Coffea over What’s On Tap’s brew.
What’s On Tap is for serious coffee drinkers who can appreciate quality beans and a high caffeine quotient. If you like sugary coffees or iced drinks, this is not the place for you. Many of the non-coffee drinks are seriously boring. The colourful lattes look pretty, but their taste is so bland. We even ordered their Valhrona Chocolate drink later, and it was disappointing. Stick to ordering the coffee at LaLaport Mall’s What’s On Tap.
Price for 2 Pax: RM33.00
Blue Sesame Latte, Iced: RM15.00
Extra Espresso Shot: RM2.00
Macadamia Milk Replacement: RM3.00
What’s On Tap
Address: Lot G-65 (Gourmet Street), LaLaport Mall, No. 2, Jalan Hang Tuah, Bukit Bintang City Centre, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: Daily, 10am – 9:20pm
Alcohol Served: No