10 Klang Valley Bakeries To Get Your Freshly Baked Bread Fix
June 13, 2018 | BY Tien Chew
There's nothing better than the smell of hot coffee and a slice of bread or pastry that just left the oven moments ago to start your day. Last year, we took a look at 5 popular places to get quality breads. This year, we're going the extra mile and doubling down on great places to get baked (bread).
The Carpenter's Daughter Artisan Bakery & Cafe
Being in the Taipan USJ area for a number of years now, The Carpenter's Daughter has been a favourite bread stop for many Subang inhabitants. They offer more than just well-baked in-house breads, having a selection of hot à la minute dishes and take home sweet treats to round out your experience.
A French family bakery and patisserie with a long heritage dating back to 1889, the first Paul came to Malaysia last year and set up shop at Pavilion KL. Crumbly croissants, baguette sandwiches, delectable pastries and a list of hot dishes to have for lunch or dinner, the French outlet definitely knows a thing or two about keeping customers returning with an assortment of tantalising breads.
Over at Jalan Ampang, Japanese-inspired bakery cafe Evendough bakes inventive varieties of breads, ranging from Japanese curry and seaweed cheese buns to heftier pastries the likes of red velvet gateau and red wine and cranberry fermented loaves. Bid goodbye to plain old white bread.
Joe Break & Afters
At Verve Mont Kiara, Joe Break & Afters seeks to be your friendly neighbourhood coffee shop by not ignoring bread, sandwiches, pastries and all the other baked goods that go well with a cup of coffee or tea. Sweets like pumpkin tea cake and caramelised nuts and brandy sticky buns will satisfy that afternoon itch, while intriguing savoury menu items like grilled banana and bacon brioche French toast keeps you coming back for more.
If you live in the Taman Megah area in PJ, we're sure you know Bakeri Joy, a family run shop that also serves a few hits when it comes to local favourites like nasi lemak and curry laksa. Those unfamilar will be glad to know that the Chinese bakery continues to whip up all sorts of popular sweets that have stood the test of time, such as blueberry cheese tarts, egg rolls, bee hive biscuits, cream puffs and so much more.
A homegrown Penang success, Rotiboy can be found almost virtually anywhere in the country (and internationally) today, famous for their mexican coffee buns – a sweet hollow bun topped with coffee powder and filled with melted butter. While their hot buns are often the go-to choice, the bakery offers a wide range of other breads and pastries that are commonly enjoyed by Malaysians.
Unique in the sense that French bakery Levain Boulangerie occupies a colonial bungalow, breads here are baked fresh daily using natural yeast in a traditional stone oven, which the bakers say gives their bread and pastries a unique texture and flavour. If there's something you like, we're sure you can find it. Oh, and did we mention that the bakery also has a hot kitchen for à la minute dishes?
Croisserie Artisan Bakery
Recently opening at Robinsons, Four Seasons, diners can expect an assortment of French pastries crafted using Japanese ingredients over at Croisserie, including new ways to enjoy a croissant, thanks to the addition of flavouring, and a whole laundry list of bread-related goods.
Dotty's Pastries & Coffee
We've included Dotty's in our 10 Places To Reward Mom article previously and for good reason, the cafe bakery continues to wow with pastries that feature local twists. Modern Malaysian treats include ondeh ondeh croissant, salted egg yolk doughnuts and many more sinful delights.
Ben's Bake Shop
Over at Plaza Batai, Ben's Bake Shop serves classics and more modern breads and pastries alike. They've got you covered when it comes to baguettes, sourdough and all that usual jazz, but also sweetens the deal with things like salted caramel and honeycomb doughnuts, lemon passion danish rolls and a selection of cakes that will tempt your sugar loving side.
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