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5 Go-To Bakeries To Satisfy Your Pastry & Coffee Fix

by Amy Roslan. |


Malaysians have come up with creative ways and projects to keep themselves sane during the Movement Control Order. Social media is filled with homecooked dishes and recipes since they can’t go out to eat. So, were you of those who had to utilize their arm muscles in the morning to whip yourself a nice cup of Dalgona Coffee? And now you’re sick of it and just wish to get yourself a cup of coffee that was made by a professional barista next to scrumptious pastries and bread. Why don’t you visit these bakeries to satisfy your cravings?


1. Dou Dou Bake

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Dou Dou Bake was founded by who Tatler Malaysia identifies as the coffee godfathers of KL, Joey Mah, Keith Koay and Ng Jia Le. They teamed up together to come up with this latest hottest designer bakery in town. The queue would normally start at 6.30 in the morning, an hour before their opening time and the waiting time can stretch up to three hours depending on how lucky you are on that day.


What should you try once you have managed to get a seat? Dou Dou Bake is known for their signature sourdough bread and croissant so that is definitely a must-try. To accompany your choice of a cup of coffee, you can order their Kaffir Lime Drizzled Loaf, Croque-madame danish, Houjicha & Lotus paste buns. Dou Dou Bake does have a hot kitchen so you can still have salads, sandwiches and soups with their available choice of wine during night time.


Address: 38, Jalan SS 4c/5, Taman Rasa Sayang, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Opening Hours: 7.30am - 11pm (Closed on Wednesday).


2. The Bread Shop

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The Bread Shop is an artisanal bakery that has been offering freshly baked pastries and traditionally-baked bread since 2009. They offer the usual espresso-based coffee to go with your selection of pastries. Other than pastries, you can get your hands on their free form loaves of breads and bread loaf. The Bread Shop allows their customers to decide on the thickness of their bread loaf to suit one’s preference.


They might be a bakery but they do serve a lunch menu and a few selections of pizza for customers who wish to enjoy a hearty meal. The price range of their meals is from as low as Rm1.80 for a plain soft roll and you can get Pizza Cilantro with Smoked Chicken for only Rm16.80. You can even bring home 6 pieces of their amazing scones with cream and jam home for merely Rm26.80 to share with your family.


Address: 11, Jalan Setiakasih 5, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur.

Opening Hours: 8 am-7.30pm (Tuesday – Friday). 8 am- 6 pm (Saturday & Sunday). Closed on Monday.


3. Lisette's Café & Bakery

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Lisette's Café & Bakery is an Instagrammable cafe that caters to all the vegetarians out there. Set in Bangsar, this cafe offers an array of fresh bakes such as Valrhona Chocolate Tart, Peach Brioche Crumble, Peanut Butter Jelly Danish, and sourdough. This cafe only uses organic kampung eggs, organic flours and pure butter.


The price range of their coffee is from RM9 to RM18 and they have a speciality drinks menu that is dedicated to saving the bees, seas and trees. RM5 will be donated to Free Tree Society & The Lost Food Project with every purchase of the speciality drinks.


Address:

Bangsar - 8, Jalan Kemuja, Bangsar, 59000 Kuala Lumpur.

Subang - GK09 G Floor, Empire Shopping Gallery, Jalan SS16/1, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor (Closed until further notice).

Opening Hours: 8 am-10 pm daily.


4. Universal Bakehouse

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Universal Bakehouse is heaven for bread lovers as they offer various sourdoughs such as Pullman, honey oat, apple, country and seeded sourdough.


They also offer 3 basic selections of coffee which are black, white and mocha using different beans on rotation but their list of baked in-house is quite interesting. For dine-in customers, you can choose to add on seaweed butter, Gula Melaka and hummus & pistachio to your orders.


Not only does Universal Bakehouse offer take-away but customers can get their hands on their pastries by pre-ordering them with a minimum of a 1-day notice and they provide slicing services for Rm1 per loaf. You can buy brioche, focaccia, apple sourdough, and Calamansi Lime Cake and pick them up as early as 9.30 am from the shop. This makes it a convenient way to get your breakfast!


Address: 21, Jalan SS20/11, Damansara Kim, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Opening Hours: 8 am-5 pm (Closed on Monday).


5. Kenny Hills Bakers

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Kenny Hills Bakers was founded in 2014 and since then has expanded to 3 branches with more than 50 items on their menu. It started as a small bakery selling only organic bread, pastries and cakes but now offering sandwiches, burgers, pizzas, salads, and all kinds of pasta to their customers. For a coffee lover, this cafe also offers Cortado on their menu which is not commonly available in a lot of cafes.


The price range of their pastries and bread is from RM6 to RM32. All of their pastries are made fresh daily from 100% organic flour and premium New Zealand butter. On the weekends, you can get your hands on their Nutella Croissant, tiramisu or salted egg yolk muffin. Striving to satisfy their loyal customers’ craving, they have come up with MCO menu where you can place your order and get it on the same day.


Address:

Ampang - 241-B, Lorong Nibong, Off Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur.

Bukit Tunku - Lot B-2, Taman Tunku, Off Jalan Langgak Tunku, Bukit Tunku, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.

Desa Park City - GF-06 Waterfront, 5, Persiaran Residen Desa Park City, 52200 Kuala Lumpur.


Opening Hours:

Ampang & Desa Park City 8am–10pm daily.

Bukit Tunku 8 am–7 pm.


There you have it! 5 recommended bakeries to get your coffee and pastries fix. If you’re not doing anything this weekend, why don’t you visit these places with friends that you have not met for quite some times. But if you’re thinking of dropping by in a large group, you might want to ring the bakeries first to see if they can accommodate you to avoid disappointment later on.

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