Weekend morning is always the perfect time for me to explore the city and discover new eateries. There are plenty of breakfast places blooming in Bangsar and Publika, but nothing beats my old favourite- Levain Boulangerie and Patisserie, an escape from the hustles and bustles in the mid of Kuala Lumpur.
I'm not really a bread person but I love dainty pastries and delicate bakes. Entering the cafe, the aroma of fresh bakery from the gigantic hot oven immediately rushed into my nostrils. There I was spoilt with choices of pastries, desserts (colourful ones including macarons!) and breads.
#1 Scones with Raisin and Dried Mango Bits @ RM3.00 each
As much as I love pastries for breakfast, they are just perfect for an afternoon tea. The scones looked so adorable in heart shapes! How could I not grab some from the tray since they were all freshly baked and served piping hot from the oven?
Besides plain scones, my next favourite were those with raisins. Although the scone here had lovely crispy exterior, it was quite hard and slightly moist inside. Not the best I've tried, but I appreciated the effort of making them into pretty heart shapes that made my day!
#2 Crispy Apple Pie @ RM4.50
Pastry lovers would enjoy this apple pie especially while it was still hot, because the crispiness was simply irresistible. As much as I loved the generous amount of apple chunks in it, it was too sweet for my liking.
#3 Mango Cheese Tart @ RM4.30
It looked like a gigantic egg tart at the first thought, but the soft custard-like filling was rich in creamy cheese flavours! I think somebody should invent cheesy egg tarts too, and I'd be the first customer because of its smooth, rich and creamy texture.
#4 Creamy Mushroom Chicken Soup @ RM6.50
We expected a hot bowl of creamy mushroom soup as the starter, unfortunately it turned out cold. However, we still loved it because it had a perfect creamy consistency and was full of chunky bite-sized mushrooms.
#5 Chicken Lasagna @ RM12.00
I always prefer lasagna with plenty of creamy cheesy topping and thick layers of minced meat between each pasta sheet. To my delight, the chicken lasagna was served just the way I loved it. Fabulous! Love the basil sauce that spiced up the dish too.
#6 Green Tea Tiramisu Parfait @ RM7.50
As its name suggested, I thought it'd have a perfect blend of green tea and tiramisu. But it turned out to be a chilled green tea and red bean dessert with lots of whipped cream, which tasted better than expected! A must-try for green tea lovers!
#7 Strawberry Cheese Parfait @ RM7.50
The strawberry cheese parfait was very dense with cheesecake and strawberry sauce, and having this alone was good enough to fill my stomach! At Levain's dessert counter, I also stumbled upon dainty half-baked Japanese cheese cakes which I was so tempted to try but my stomach was rejecting any food at that time. So perhaps during my next visit there? Yes, I'd be back for more pastries and desserts :)
Levain Boulangerie & Patisserie
7, Jalan Delima,
55100 Kuala Lumpur.
Contact: 603-2142 6611
Business Hours: 7.30am to 9.00pm daily