The cafe experience is one of the central fabrics of life of the European society. From past to present, cafes in Italy, France, Spain, Austria and the former Yugoslavian states have been playing their roles as meeting places for the communities that surround them.
This idea of cafe and cafe life immigrated to Australia and New Zealand after World War II. Many of the immigrants arrived at their new countries only to find that cafe culture (as we know it today) did not exist! Rather than wallowing in despair, the new Aussies and Kiwis set about building a new bred of cafes.
Antipodean Cafe takes its very soul from the cafes that have gone before it, not only in the Antipodes, but also in Europe. The goal is to create a meeting place, a central spot where expatriates and locals can meet, chat, gossip, romance and chill out over a cup of excellent coffee and a plate of good tucker. Other than providing a great cafe experience, we took it upon us to ensure the cafe culture will continue to flourish with the times.
Arlini Evans, the company co-owner, has a long history in the F&B industry. Her family has been involved in the restaurant business for over 30 years. A graduate from Trisakti University, Arlini meet and later married Alun, a New Zealand expatriate who also has an incredible passion for coffee.
Arlini and Alun live in Bukit Sentul, just up the hill from Merdeka Coffee's office and roastery. Apart from coffee their interests include golf, sailing, mountain biking, travel and good wine.
20, Jalan Telawi 2
Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Federal Territory, Malaysia