All-day diner that’s the bee’s knees….
Jaya One is one of those places where you can never decide where to hang because there are just so many places under one roof to choose from. Once you’ve experienced The Bee it could be the only place you step into when you head to Jaya One. The reasons: the food is good, the booze (and food) doesn’t put a hole in your wallet and it’s a comfortable place to hang out with friends. Situated next to IACT College and below PJ Live Arts Centre, everything from the brick walls to the wooden furniture and warm lighting tells you to “hang back”. Living up to it’s name, The Bee is oftenÂ swarming with customers.
Text Miranda Yeoh
Images Miranda Yeoh and Joshua Chay (www.joshuachay.com)
Crowd An interesting mix of artsy students from IACT College, aspiring thespians from PJ Live Arts Centre, and people from the creative industry.
Drinks Rejoice! A limited choice of red and white and sparkling wine is available as well as bottled beers. Tiger and Guinness is available on draught, Tiger atÂ RM12/mug and RM16.40/pint, and Guinness at RM16/half pint and RM20/pint. The house specialty is their very special lemonade (RM5) though.
Happy Hours These are indeed happy times. Guinness is RM15/half pint, RM18/pint; Heineken RM12/ mug and RM16/pint.
EatsÂ Good luck on deciding what to eat. They have an extensive menu of salads, burgers, pastas, sandwiches, wraps and desserts. Try the Bacon and Quails Egg salad (RM14), Roasted Pumpkin Couscous Salad (RM12) or the Dukkah Prawn Salad (RM14.50). If you are a burger fan, the menu has 10 different choices from the Vegetarian Falafel Burger (RM14), Tori Katsu Burger (RM15) to the highly recommended The Bee Burger (which we loved) at RM18.50, andÂ each comes with a complimentary soft drink or lemonade. The Bee have also stated serving brunch on weekends and public holidays from 10am to 4pm.
Open Mon-Thu: 10am-12mn; Fri & Sat: 10am-1am; Sun: 10am-4pm.
Parking RM2 for the first 3 hours and RM1.50 for every subsequent hour after. On weekends, public holidays and weekdays after 6pm it’s RM2. If you want free parking, then spend RM30 in Cold Storage.Â