Friday, August 12, 2011

Craft Bakers

Bread baked with passion helps to set this cafe apart from many others of its ilk.

The selection seems less than sweeping, but quality trumps quantity here. Loved the ciabatta with mature English cheddar cheese, cucumbers & tomatoes. Fresh from the oven, the warm organic wheat bread was wonderfully crusty, but not dry or chewy.

Chocolate-stuffed croissant & Chelsea currant bun. Both were equally excellent; the crisp croissant featured a rich filling of smooth chocolate cream, while the bun was surprisingly light and sweetly scented with cinnamon.

Craft Bakers' hours might seem inconvenient, since it closes by 5 p.m., but early risers will be gratified to hear they can grab some gourmet coffee here at 7:30 a.m. By the way, it looks like a slew of sandwich specialists are now opening, so here's a potential trend prediction for KL: these final months of 2011 could well belong to the bakery-cafes.

Craft Bakers Malaysia,
D2-G3-05, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur.
Closed Sundays.
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16 comments:

  1. The chelsea current bun would surely be delicious! I can taste it in my mouth now!

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  2. Funny. You never struck me as a bread sort of guy. You look like you eat bread, as a pure formality. To get to the mains;)

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  3. nothing tastes like a freshly baked bread!

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  4. rebecca: lotsa freshly baked loaves, though they tend to run out long before 5pm! :D
    michelle: heheh, better than delifrance's stuff! (i had to single delifrance out, since i've had not-too-good experiences there) =)

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  5. ciki: i find bread to be often irresistible too! very addictive, especially when it's soft and warm and fragrant :D
    eiling: yep, hot out of the oven and not mass-produced! with made using top-tier ingredients =)

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  6. Hi Sean,

    Is there any place serving good cakes in town? Wonder if you've come across any durian based cake besides secret recipe's? I am craving badly for cakes :(

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  7. lady lulubee: i like hummingbirds at telawi in bangsar. they have durian cakes from time to time, made with luscious real fruit! :D

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  8. Hi Sean
    I was there on the last Saturday of July at 8.30am but it was closed :(

    Will try to check it out another time...hopefully I'll have better luck!

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  9. yin: yikes! wonder if they've modified their opening hours. at any rate, i wouldn't mind if they open later and close later, heh. hope you have better luck next time =)

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  10. hooray another weekend brunch place to go to. I'm loving the blue walls and is that eye candy I see? LOL

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  11. qwazymonkey: heheh, one man's eye candy is another man's cough syrup! :D yeah, the blue gives me a calm, spacious impression. kinda like eating under the open sky (almost) :D

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  12. Thanks Sean. I am looking forward to my venture at Hummingbirds. My cravings are going insanely wild. Good thing I've managed to get your advise.

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  13. Lady lulubee: hope u enjoy it! The durian season is ending pretty soon, so they might not have durian cakes for sometime till next year =)

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  14. Sounds like it might be worth a trek on an early Sunday morn to try their coffee and bread. :)

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  15. lfb: oi, baca sampai habis lah. it's closed on sundays! :P

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