Sometimes we all need a pick-me-up when we’ve had a rough day, and desserts are some of the easiest (and tastiest!) ways to cheer up. Here, we’ve rounded up some of the city’s top experts on sweet treats.
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Specialising in gateau-style cakes, this French-inspired patisserie in Petaling Jaya serves up the most-beautifully crafted desserts, so artfully put together that they are almost too good to eat! Once you bite into these petite but elaborate creations, it’s easy to see why this café has been earning rave reviews from KL-ites.
Top picks include Goma Goma, a delectable creamy hazelnut mousseline, topped with chocolate and edible gold; and La Vie En Rose, a floral-fruity treat of melt-inyour- mouth shortbread cookie crust finished with raspberry jam-filled choux and rose chantilly. The café itself is cosy, with plenty of private alcoves where you can enjoy some quality time with a loved one.
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WHERE B-G-6, Happy Mansion Block B, Section 17, Petaling Jaya
TEL 016 211 0932
Located in the affluent neighbourhood of Telawi is this adorable little cake shop. It may be small in size but the cakes this café offers are many, ranging from butterscotch blondies, carrot cake and vanilla bean cheesecake, to banana yoghurt loaves, canelés, financiers, lemon bars, madeleines and creamy pavlovas.
Owner Jaslyn Rangson trained at Le Cordon Bleu London and only uses organic flour, adding no artificial essences and flavourings to her baked confections. Meanwhile, a warm, cosy interior will make you feel right at home, while the smell of freshly baked pastries wafts from the oven making your mouth water before the food even arrives!
WHERE 7A, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur
TEL 03 2202 2868
With its charming vintage décor and always-smiling staff, it’s hard not to fall in love with this cupcake café franchise. Completely encapsulating their motto, ‘baking you happy everyday,’ Wondermilk does cakes for every occasion, from special holidays and birthdays to anniversaries and tea-time favourites.
Flavours range from sugary sweet (Royal Vanilla) and ice-cream inspired (Rocky Road and Cookies & Cream Dream) to citrus-based (John Lemon) and the more unusual combinations like the Chocolate
Cheese Surprise. Customers can enjoy their cakes with a hot milk beverage in-store or choose to purchase cupcakes (in box sets of 4, 6, 12 and 25) to take back and enjoy in the comfort of their own home.
WHERE 7A & 8A Level G2 Ground Floor, Publika Shopping Gallery
TEL 03 6211 1092