Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Angelic & Victoria Rossa


Checking out two scone-serving cafes in Sri Hartamas, starting with Angelic at Plaza Damas.


Angelic's signature sandwich _ bountifully stuffed with avocado, omega-3 eggs, red cabbage, cucumber, carrots, citrus chutney, sesame, pumpkin and sunflower seeds _ is a marvelous mix of creamy and crunchy textures.


Pumpkin mini pie _ essentially puff pastry packed with pumpkin mash _ alongside a scone with Devonshire cream and strawberry jam that's as delicious as the ones at Haute Food nearby.


Nuwara Eliya Sri Lankan tea, mild and light. Plus, a detox mocktail of green apples, kiwi juice, passion fruit, aloe vera and fruit enzymes.


Be advised though that Angelic's prices are high; tea for two can cost RM100. But there are numerous little touches here that elevate the experience, such as wet cloth hankies for customers to wipe their hands before the meal.


Note: Angelic's business hours seem uncertain. Sometimes it's open, but often it's not, even on weekend afternoons. Best to call before coming here.


Next up, inside Hartamas Shopping Center, there's the Victoria Rossa English Tea Room. Charming or kitschy? Can it be both?


Scones are Victoria Rossa's specialty, with a surprisingly wide variety of fillings. These raisin-laced ones are not bad at all _ fresh and fragrant, with a crusty coat.


Cranberry cheese scones with Devonshire clotted cream. Victoria Rossa only closes at 8:30 p.m. everyday, so these teatime treats can be enjoyed for an early dinner.


Toad in the hole, with a twist. Looks like a mutant muffin, but break it open and it's Yorkshire pudding batter _ served warm, stuffed with chicken sausage and sprinkled with aromatic herbs.


English butter cake. Not the richest or most moist version around, but satisfactory.


Hazelnut and apricot biscuits, alongside orange meringue. Feel the crunch!


No fewer than 33 types of tea are served. We had an Edwardian blend with white figs.


Victoria Rossa English Tea Room.


Angelic Tea and Scone House.


Angelic Tea and Scone House,
Plaza Damas, Taman Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-6203-1794

Victoria Rossa English Tea Room,
Level 1, Hartamas Shopping Center, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-6201-4703
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28 comments:

  1. ohhh sri hartamas again...the Angelic's signature sandwich make me drool at this hour

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    1. Slee: oh yeah, that's a very satisfying vegetarian sandwich. no need for any meat or fish to enjoy it! :D

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    2. slee .. I know you will like tis

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    3. Jolie: i liked it too, heh =)

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  2. I've always wanted to try Vic Rossa but no one's ever there and they keep their cakes there for quite awhile...

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    1. Vien: ooh, i didn't realize that about the cakes (they tasted OK to me), but i guess it might help to think of this place as a calm refuge :D

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    1. Michelle: heheh, convert it into euros or pounds and it might make you feel a little better =)

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  4. Both places has beautiful English* interior. Very nice....

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    1. Melissa: oh yeah, quite quaint! :D

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  5. Angelic's signature sandwich is a complete meal..
    nice...

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    1. Simple Person: and a healthy meal too! :D

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  6. Wah, rm100 for two ... for a good dinner it's a no-brainer decision, but for high tea a bit on the high side leh ...

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    1. Timing: ya, you're right. i'm glad i tried it once, but the price factor is a deterrent against returning =)

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  7. In line with the olympic fever for afternoon tea yea? =)

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    1. Smitten By Food: heheh, since we're stuck in KL and not london :D

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  8. You take tea like a true Brit :)

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    1. YouHadYourLunch: oooh, i'll take that as a compliment, truly! =)

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  9. I also post a photo of home made pumpkin scone today, but of course not made by us lah. :P

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    1. CK: heheh, if you made scones at home, i guess they'll be peanut butter scones :D

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  10. OK, I'm gonna make scones for teatime tomorrow!

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    1. Baby Sumo: sounds like another terrific afternoon treat for the very lucky kids! :D

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  11. I'll like to try the toad in the hole! :P

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    1. TNG: it's nice! and simple ... basically just yorkshire pudding with sausage :D

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  12. this whole place from the deco to the tea cups looked like a scene from the Victorian times.

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    1. Eiling: heheh, i guess they're aiming for a classic look :D

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  13. the stuffed sandwich must be great....but the tea rm100??wow....The victoria rossa environment is great for tea break with my bff...

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    1. Cindy: ya, hopefully they'll reduce their prices. the food is good though =) and ya, it's nice to sit and chat at victoria rossa! :D

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