Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Cafe Madeleine Patisserie @ Sunway University

Parking might be scarce and campus security can seem strict, but those are puny obstacles to overcome for the sake of visiting this cafe in Sunway University.

Opened this week by Le Cordon Bleu-trained pastry chef Alina Hew, Madeleine Patisserie could become a hip hangout for snack-seeking students. Freshly baked croissants and farmer's bread, served warm with butter and jam, cost a fairly affordable few ringgit.

Macarons are a star attraction too, at RM3.50 apiece. The flavors are pleasurably intense _ everything from chocolate, vanilla and caramel to passion fruit, green tea and raspberry _ with a texture that's creamy rather than crunchy, bolstered by rich, melting-soft centers.

Opera cake _ outstanding, thanks to super-sumptuous layers of buttercream and ganache.

Madeleine will be offering more soon, including "Taste of Australia" vegemite sandwiches, "Teacher's Pet" toasties and a "Dean's List" breakfast set of sunny-side-ups and sausages.

Enjoyably flavorful coffee. Coffee doofuses like me will get the white to avoid burning our tongues.

Bonus points for having a barista whom ladies and some lads will swoon over. 

A brief interlude when no one was around. Within seconds, the space was swarming with jailbait.

Cafe Madeleine Patisserie,
Sunway University.
Open 7:30am-6pm weekdays, 7:30am-1pm Saturdays.
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35 comments:

  1. The macarons have nice feet!

    I used to study in Sunway... would be nice to revisit now that I'm old and grey LOL.

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    1. Baby Sumo: i'm terrible at judging feet, but i have to admit, the macarons tasted very, very good! :D
      hah, you're still four decades away from being old and gray! but yeah, it'd be nice to visit your former campus. i visited my old varsity of USM in penang a few years ago, and it was a nice experience, checking out the ex-hangouts :D

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    2. Baby Sumo: Please feel free to drop by campus and say hello! The alumni team would be happy to buy you a nice meal :)

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  2. The macarons certainly good. Am glad to see more places with good macarons...converting me to a macaron lover:D

    Like Yen, I really should pay a visit to Sunway. Been ages since I visited the campus from my days of 1994:P

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    1. Missyblurkit: oh yeah, i think as time progresses, and all of us become more demanding about the quality of macarons, hopefully the cafes will make more effort to ensure that their macarons get better and better :D
      oooh, i didn't realize that so many of you folks studied at sunway! it seems like a pleasant campus. and luckily, this cafe is only a 15-second walk from the visitors' car park! :D

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    2. 94?? We were just starting out with our ABCs. =D

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    3. Drops of Contentment: hahah, by 1994, i had already finished my SPM :D

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    4. Hi Missyblurkit, as offered to Baby Sumo, please feel free to drop by campus sometime! Things have changed so much :)

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  3. Ooh more Sunway alumni! Although we're from Monash..we still count ourselves partly from Sunway. =P Sigh I could never have afforded so many 3.50 macarons as a student! Does make me want to go back to student days though..=D

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    1. Drops of Contentment: wow, the sunway/monash alumni is out in full force here! :D heheh, my campus lunches cost me about RM2-something at the most, back in USM penang. and i had never heard of macarons before at that point! =)

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    2. Dropsof Contentment: Do come by and visit :) We'll buy you a macaron :)

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    1. Michelle: and they taste pretty good! :D

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  5. Nice cafe!
    There were no nice cafes in my uni. Hmmm maybe now they do. :P

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    1. CK: yaaa, when i was studying in USM Penang, the campus only had canteens in every hostel. no cafes, all nasi campur :D

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  6. It's a very fancy cafe for students! And you even noticed the cute barista :p

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    1. Footfringe: sunway's students have it good! :D and the barista was impossible not to notice :P

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  7. Wah...you even went to UNI to makan2...
    But the food served here looks not bad huh.

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    1. Melissa: heh, this seems like the most interesting university cafe in the klang valley. ya, i'd love to return to try their heavier dishes, but parking here is a problem :D

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  8. one can always park in sunway pyramid as they have skyway bridge that links to the uni.. u get to see the waterpark along the way too.. ^*^

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    1. Whoisnell: thanks for that tip! i'm trying to visualize it, and it seems like quite a distance from sunway pyramid to the university (maybe more than 500 meters). but i guess i'm just lazy that way, heh =)

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  9. I should go back to studying. :P

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    1. Bangsar-Babe: the students walking around sunway university all looked quite happy and carefree, heheh. maybe exams had just ended :D

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  10. Besides the good food, you can actually enjoy some eye candies too =D. Must be a sweet lunch for you.. hehehe

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    1. Smitten by Food: i guess you could say the food was sweet and so was the scenery =)

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    1. Simple Person: heh, i miss being in my 20s, but i don't miss being in college =)

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  13. at least these macs not killer exorbitant.. but tiny no?

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    1. Ciki: ooh, maybe my camera angle is a bit askew. but they're basically regular-sized ones, not noticeably smaller than, say, nathalie's =)

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  14. hMM... I don't mind having young guys serve me coffee. heheh

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    1. Eiling: heheh, you'll find quite a few young ones here =)

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  15. Hi Sean, Thanks for this. I'm glad that you enjoyed it. Come over to the cafe & i'll make you a cuppa :-)

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    1. Alina: you're very welcome. i enjoyed all the food and drinks. looking forward to returning sometime =)

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