By Win Lei Lei Tun
WHAT IT IS
The Press Office is a relatively new coffee house, which combines local produce with western baking and barista techniques. The café’s unusual name reflects the owners’ vision of establishing a creative space where customers can work, discuss and meet people.
Though located in a busy part of town (which can be observed when sitting by the window upstairs), the Press Office is a quiet getaway from vibrant city outside. The hanging light bulbs give a warm glow to the small minimalist space and you can paint at the easel in the corner when you’re feeling especially artsy.
Chocoholic or not, anyone can appreciate the Press Office’s chocolate chip cookie (1,000 Kyats). It’s light as air with a rich buttery crunch and was the highlight of my visit. A bite of this delight will let you experience a whole new level of chocolaty goodness.
I’m not much of a coffee person, but I savoured each frothy sip of the latte (2,400 Kyats), while enjoying the baked goods in between.
We were also served the coffee crunch cake (2,800 Kyats). The light spongy texture reminded me of the Myanmar dessert, mote-sein-paung. The coffee taste wasn’t overpowering at all. In fact, it complimented the almond crumble that added a nice crunchy texture to the otherwise smooth and airy slice of cake.
1,000 Kyats to 3,800 Kyats
Though the service is excellent, as is the food. The place can be hard to find, so if you’re lost, just ask around for Aung Mingalar Shan Noodles restaurant – the Press Office is right across from it. There’s a lunch menu coming soon, so stay tuned!
Tuesday – Friday: 8am – 8pm
Saturday – Sunday: 10am – 8pm
Closed on Mondays
Address: 31-4 Plaza 31, Bo Yar Nyunt Road, Yaw Min Gyi Ward, Dagon Township, Yangon, Myanmar.
Phone: 09-261780491, 09-262643096