Saturday, March 27, 2010

Cafe Barbera @ Maarof, Bangsar


Click here for earlier entry on Cafe Barbera (January 7).


We enjoyed our previous visit to Cafe Barbera in January, but a more recent stop here for desserts earlier this month turned out to be a misstep, starting with a rather dry carrot cake that seemed to have languished in the chiller for too long.


Forgettable tiramisu. A splash of kahlua might help, but booze isn't served here.


Cheesecake. Relatively OK. Creamy and fresh-tasting.


Apple pie with vanilla ice cream. The pie should have been warmer; the ice cream managed to sit on it for nearly five minutes without melting.


Chocolate fondant. Nicely presented, but all too ordinary.


Cafe Barbera,
Lorong Maarof, Bangsar.
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13 comments:

  1. i so lookin fwd to 12am so i get read a new entry! LOL.

    Too bad on the desserts. Biz can survive only on its coffee u think?

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  2. tng: i'm all about consistency, heh. =) their bread and pastries seem to be ok, so they should be able to attract enough customers for that...

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  3. Nooo!! I really wanted this place to flourish, and stick it to all them mega chains in the neighbourhood!!

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  4. u'd think that they spent so much on their golden plated coffee machine and good coffee beans that they actually come out with some nice desserts, sadly.. their desserts have been a mishap since the day it opened. Let's hope they improve on this soon! Bcuz whats good with a good coffee without the complement of good desserts?

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  5. Oh no! So many desserts and all of them so-so only ar? :(

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  6. tiramisu without liquor is not an authentic tiramisu!

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  7. min: i hear the crowds are still coming though, especially for lunch, so it's safe to say that the disappointing desserts aren't hurting business too much =)
    augustdiners: yeah, if customers don't get to end their meals on a sweet AND satisfying note, then they might not rush to return!
    lfb: we ordered everything that looked promising, but i'll just trot out my favourite cliche here and say that looks are deceiving! :D
    eiling: actually there are some tasty tiramisus out there without alcohol, including at favola. it's more about using other ingredients creatively and wisely to compensate for the lack of booze =)

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  8. I agree with you about the desserts. The chocolate fondant was terribly sweet, and the tiramisu in the cup wasn't great. These days, I usually go for their coffees and pizzas. >.<

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  9. bangsar-babe: hmmmm, it's really a shame that their desserts are a letdown, since their other offerings seem to pass muster...

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  10. The desserts were inedible. Man cannot live on coffee alone. What a pity, considering how pretty the place is.

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  11. lemongrass: maybe u could go back and try the sandwiches, the pasta and the salads ... u'll definitely find something edible! =)

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  12. power: hits & misses =)

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