Resorts World Genting is one of my favourite hangout place. I made frequent trips uphill til people sometimes misunderstood me as and avid gambler. But it is not true. I don’t gamble, and I cannot gamble to even save my life. I like going uphill because, well, let’s face it, the weather in KL can sometimes be really hot that it practically roast you and the nearest cooling place to Kuala Lumpur is Genting Highlands.

I have a few favourite chillaxing place in Resorts World Genting, mainly The Bakery, located near Genting Grand Hotel where I usually enjoy my hot mocha with my wife and son and another one is the Rich Dad Café near First World Hotel where we usually get a quick bite whenever we stay in First World Hotel.

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But now I have a new place to enjoy my coffees. Cafés Richard, the No. 1 coffee roaster in France, is now opened at SkyAvenue. Cafés Richard is one of SkyAvenue’s flagship new openings. Their outlet at the resort is their first international foray into the retail world of cafés, providing a classy Parisian-style atmosphere where customers can experience the genuine French art of living and enjoy authentic espresso, original coffees and teas, as well as French food.

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Divided into four zones, the 263-square-metre café can sit more than 120 customers. There are intimate booths for tête-à-tête conversations, alfresco for cool mountain air, wicker chairs facing out to the walkway for people-watching and banquette seating for groups of friends. The most coveted seats will undoubtedly be the ones nestled within a stylized fiberglass and steel Frangipani ‘flower’ which can seat up to 34.

To complete the French experience, the 13 local staff at the café were taught basic French phrases such as “bonjour monsieur” and “merci madame’ to welcome the customers.

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Cafés Richard’s Barista taking orders from customers.

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Shying away from some of the more conventional coffees, Cafés Richard carefully selects beans from around the world to give customers a sense of exploration and discovery.

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Coffee brewing at Cafés Richard.

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Some of the coffees served at Cafés Richard. Top of the list is Perle Noir, or black pearl, an exclusive Cafés Richard 100% Arabica brewed in a French-style espresso iconic of the Parisian Brasseries. Massaya, also served as an espresso, hails from Mexico and is organically cultivated. Customers who prefer slow coffee methods such as French press, chemex, syphon or cold drip can choose from Ethiopian Moka Yirgacheffe cultivated in the birthplace of coffee, Costa Rica Tarrazu cultivated on volcanic plateaus, Sumatra “Orang Utan” whose proceeds partly go towards helping the endangered orangutans of Indonesia, as well as the rare and premium Jamaican Blue Mountain. Other than coffee, Cafés Richard also serves an extensive range of teas – black, white, green, roiboos and herbal – from India, China, Sri Lanka, South Africa and even the Alps.

Here’s sharing with you what we tried:

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My wife is a tea drinker. So instead of coffee, she ordered this;Rose Lychee White Tea. According to her, the tea is fruity with flowery hints.

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Espresso Perle Noire packs quite a punch. It is smooth and very rich.

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Sumatran Orang Utan Coffee in Syphon, a favouriye over here. Smooth note too.

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Last but not least, my all time favourite coffee, Caffe Mocha. Sweet, chocolaty and rich, just the way I like it.

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Cafés Richard does not only serves beverages but good food too. One of their highlights is hi tea. Cafés Richard serves Parisian High Tea between 2:30pm and 5:30pm which is ideal for coffee or tea lovers needing some bites to go with.

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In the hi tea set’s drawer: Savories such as Blini with Smoked Salmon and Chive Dressing, Smoked Duck with Melon, Salted Beef on French Toast, and Foie Gras Mousse on Vol-Au Vent and Cranberry Dressing will whet your appetite.

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The High Tea also comes with a selection of sweets that include Mini Éclair, Cheese Cake, Profiteroles and Crème Brûlée.

A Parisian Hi Tea Affair at Cafés Richard, Sky Avenue

Check this out for a clearer picture of what to expect.The set for 2 is priced at RM143 and includes an array of savory and sweet desserts with a choice of coffee and tea per person.

Not a bad place for you to chillax, I must say. The price of tea and coffees here are affordable too. And a bonus? They have free WiFi access for patrons and it works really at a fast pace. Great not only to have a tea session but nice to do work over a cuppa too, so if you want a great place to hangout with great coffees and high speed internet access in Resorts World Genting, then this café is the answer.

For more info on Cafés Richard, refer to the information below:

Cafés Richard
Level 1, SkyAvenue, Resorts World Genting
Business hours: Mon – Thu (10am – 10pm), Fri – Sun (10am – 12am)
Tel: +60 3-6105 9197