We, Malaysians have a massive sweet tooth. We love our sweets way too much; so much so that bakeries are open in every corner of the city. No matter how busy our life gets, we always have some spare time to pop in for sweet cakes and a cup of Teh Tarik. What does it take to stand out in this sweet hunters community? Simple. If you can smell freshly baked buttery doughnuts or sweet vanilla essence meters away from a shop – you know that shop is a must on your to-go list. Here are 7 great bakeries in the Klang Valley to get your share of tasty pastries – made of sugar and everything nice.
1. Tiny Temptress Artisan Patisserie
Tiny Temptress tempts you in many shapes, sizes and flavours. Although it may have tiny in its name, the parlour boasts charm, creativity and cheerfulness. The pastel hued space serves the cutest crafted treats and their classic Tiramisu is a magical unicorn. Imagine tiramisu having delicate long eyelashes, rosy pink cheeks, colourful hair and horns made of meringue. It’s as magical as it can get.
Talking about their specialties, make a beeline for their salted egg yolk macaron which is disguised as an adorable egg yolk shell. There is so much more to treat yourself to at Tiny Temptress. It’s a dear apple to the eye and stomach.
M: +603 2201 1537
L: 6, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
O: 11.00 am – 11.00 pm (Sunday to Thursday), 11.00 am – 1.00 am (Friday to Saturday)
2. Zest Patisserie
Many say that the best cakes are made from the finest ingredients. Zest Patisserie is no exception to this rule. Using only Callebaut chocolate and everything fine, one can expect their chocolate truffles to be richly decadent. However, their strength lies in their dainty creations incorporating daring ingredients such as ginger, lemongrass, chili, lavender, etc.
Their Lavender Mont Blanc shouts elegant in every aspect. The balance between the lavender infused cream, tangy blueberry compote, crumbly buttery almond tart, moist honey sponge and chocolate cream is just right. Top it off with hints of lilac lavender scent.
M: +601 6617 6644
L: K-G-3, Connaught Avenue, No 38, Jalan 9, Taman Bukit Cheras, 56000 Cheras, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
O: 12.00 pm – 10.00 pm (Tuesday to Friday), 11.00 am – 10.00 pm (Saturday to Sunday). Closed on Monday.
3. Cake Jalan Tiung
The hidden gem of Shah Alam brings the best classic, old fashioned sponge cake to a whole new level with their own special twist. If you love your cake moist and light, meet Salted Caramel and Chocolate. The three-layered moist chocolate cake is covered with vanilla buttercream and drizzled with their secret salted caramel sauce – just lovely.
Are you here after yoga? Perhaps, Cake Jalan Tiung version of after yoga will be to your liking. Their light carrot cake with cream cheese frosting that balances fiber with carbohydrate. After all, life is all about balance.
M: +601 2878 7258
L: 31, Jalan Tengku Ampuan Zabedah J 9/J, Seksyen 9, 40100 Shah Alam, Selangor
O: 12.00 pm – 7.00 pm (Wednesday to Sunday). Closed on Monday and Tuesday.
4. Jaslyn Cakes
The humble, tiny cake shop in Bangsar emphasises using natural ingredients to bake cakes that are honest using unexpected ingredients. With plenty to share, their sticky toffee pudding is a worthy mention. The gooey toffee pudding with raisins found in every bite is luscious enough to eat on its own. However, when you add their homemade cream, it complements the flavour making the dish exceptional.
You have to save the best for the last though. Jaslyn cakes inject their smooth milky custard with a speck of vanilla into their perfectly round donuts. What’s not to love?
M: +603 2202 2868
L: 7A, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
O: 11.00 am – 7.00 pm (Tuesday to Friday), 11.00 am – 8.00 pm (Saturday to Sunday). Closed on Monday.
5. Mad Hatter Desserts
The dessert king of Masterchef Asia 2015, Marcus Low has officially opened his doors to invite you into a world of charming, whimsical desserts. If you have been keeping up with him, you were probably drooling over his rendition of “Bubur Cha Cha” on his first challenge on Masterchef Asia. Well, he heard you, and it is now available in his store! Closer to everyone’s hearts would be “The Queen of Hearts” which won over both the savoury and sweet enthusiasts. It is an unlikely combination of passionfruit jelly, miso panna cotta and taucu sauce which surprisingly complement each other. It will definitely win your heart as well.
M: +601 2370 4327
L: 19, Jalan SS 21/60, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
O: 12.00 pm – 10.00 pm (Monday to Friday), 12.00 pm – 11.00 pm (Saturday to Sunday), Closed on Tuesday.
6. Tommy Le Baker
Tommy Le Baker is a tiny bakery where bakers are always kneading to provide you the best artisanal bread out there. They know bread is all about texture, texture, and texture. Therefore, they make their bread go through a slow fermentation process in a natural environment to create the perfect texture and taste. The taste is apparent in their best-selling sourdough which has a chewy crisp crust but soft on the inside.
What could be better than sourdough? It’s sourdough with cheese. That’s right! You can opt to have yours with your preferred choice of cheese. Our preference is with Camembert. Their other baked goods remind us that all we knead is love.
M: +603 4043 2546
L: A-1-3A, Viva Residency, Wilayah Persekutuan, Jalan Suppiah Pillay, 3rd Mile Jalan Ipoh, 51200 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
O: 8.00 am – 6.00 pm (Tuesday to Sunday). Closed on Monday
7. The Bread Shop
The Bread Shop introduced Cruffins, also known as the hybrid between croissant and muffins to Malaysians in 2015. We couldn’t be any more grateful for it, especially knowing that the Cruffins are baked instead of deep fried, making them comparatively a less guilt-ridden indulgence.
Fresh from the oven, the golden Cruffins are fluffily crispy on every layer emanating a beautiful buttery smell you can’t help but love. One bite and an irresistible flow of our favourite cream oozes out and the world just seems to be a better place. From hot cross buns to Kougn-Amann, it’s as good as you can get.
M: +603 2093 8734
L: 11, Jalan Setiakasih, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
O: 8.00 am – 7.00 pm (Monday to Friday), 8.00 am – 6.00 pm (Satuday). Closed on Sunday.
Forget all about your calories today and get yourself on a mission to eat these buttery pastries today. Calories don’t count for pastries. We’ll be more than happy to know if you have any recommendations you’d like us to try! The more pastries, the merrier the world will be.