Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Bonne Grey

Bonne Grey looks pretty promising, but some of its food might fall below expectations. Nevertheless, this well-lit cafe is still expanding its menu, so let's cross our fingers that it'll improve in the months ahead.

Gourmet sandwiches are among Bonne Grey's specialties, but its roast beef creation isn't a steal for RM16+, with two slim slices of meat slapped together in the most forgettable fashion.

For pastry lovers: various varieties of mini danishes, including cinnamon, vanilla, hazelnut, chocolate, custard & sultana. Warmed up on order, but too chewy for our liking.

Cherry pie. Alas, this contains even less filling than a McDonald's pie. For RM6+, there really ought to be a discernible amount of fruit, instead of mainly generic jam.

Lemon meringue tart. OK, this isn't too bad. Tangy & fresh-tasting enough to perk us up.

On paper, this one sounds heavenly: Belgian white chocolate mousse with Mandarin jelly & almond orange sponge. But on the plate, it turns out to be dry & bland.

Wait! There's a saving grace: the baked chocolate mousse tart is terrific, with plenty of pecans, almond & walnuts to provide a pleasant crunch, plus cranberries for a sweet sensation.

Satisfactory Cafe Barbera coffee is available here. Service is friendly; maybe next time we'll sample Bonne Grey's Asian selection _ assam laksa, chicken rendang & more.

Bonne Grey,
Menara Hap Seng, Jalan P. Ramlee, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2072-7270
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14 comments:

  1. In Menara Hap Seng!
    I think i went pass it, on the ground floor right?

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  2. Rebecca: yeps, somewhere in between tgi friday's and trattoria il porcellino :D

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  3. The cake does look a bit dry.... the mandarin one...

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  4. i don't mind having a cuppa at this place and maybe just avoid eating. The deco looks comfy enough

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  5. Well-lit cafe... a humble virtue, surely! :-D I hear ya! Keep us posted if the menu changes!

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  6. Michelle: yeah, maybe it had been left on display too long. I figure a freshly made one might taste better =)
    Eiling: yup, it's quite comfy. Too bad it doesnt serve any wine though, and it closes early at 8pm...
    Min: heheh, it does seem sad that I have to resort to the lighting to find a silver lining! Really wish I could have given two thumbs up to this place (or even one thumb) =)

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  7. The assam laksa was pretty good I thought, and it's half price on Saturdays at the moment. Didn't like the fish and chips at all. Plus TV3 blaring in the background really wasn't cool at all.

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  8. alan: yeah, i keep hearing that the assam laksa is decent. will try to check it out sometime! thanks :D

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  9. the place service is slow and food wise not that great.but the pastry is above average.

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  10. frozeH: hmmm, thanks for the feedback. maybe i should head here earlier in the day, when the pastry is fresher :D

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  11. oh i saw this place when i went drinking at brussels lol but the cafe was closed already

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  12. babe_kl: heheh, yeah, they close so early! 8pm, i think :D

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  13. I've been there just recently! The food's great and the interiors are a bit dimmer. Love the place! :)

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  14. Meyraloves: glad to hear you liked the place. maybe i'll give it another shot soon. thanks!

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