Sunday, July 15, 2012

House of Croissant & Lola Cakes

House of Croissant (not 'Croissants,' unfortunately) is an oasis of calm, a ten-minute drive from Bukit Jalil, but its off-the-beaten-track location off Sungai Besi might baffle some GPS navigators.

True to the cafe's name, the specialty here is croissants, including savory stuffed versions. Filled with steak, beef bacon, creamy egg and cheese, this one's pretty enjoyable.

Besides croissants, there are also house-made chocolate-packed rolls ...

... as well as ones laced with cinnamon and vanilla. Worthwhile treats, prepared with TLC by the husband-and-wife team who run this unassuming cafe.

Lavazza roasted almond latte and iced hazelnut latte. Not bad for a neighborhood hangout that's so far from Ampang, Mont Kiara and Taman Tun.

House of Croissant's neighbors include mamak eateries, Secret Recipe and Pappa Rich; we popped into Tutti Fruitti for a double dose of Red Velvet and Death By Chocolate-flavored frozen yogurt before fleeing.


From an obscure cafe to a needs-no-introduction one: Fun is afoot at Wondermilk, which recently launched a range of handmade "Lola Cakes" available in both one-kilogram and smaller sizes.

Not all eleven varieties of the Lola cakes are always available at Wondermilk's Publika branch, but at 9:30pm on a weeknight, we were fortunate to find the Caramella (RM15), lined with caramel and butterscotch frosting, still in the chiller. 

Skinny Devil, a cute-moniker moist chocolate cake that's healthier than the norm, thanks to the absolute absence of butter in it, but still rich-tasting, mercifully.

Other Lola cakes include this Foxy Red Velvet (not bad at all, brilliant for two to share), Coconut-Lime, and chocolate-cherry Cherie Amour.


House of Croissant,
53, Jalan Tasik Utama 6,
Medan Niaga Tasik Bamai,
Sungai Besi, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-9054-4866
Open through 9pm. Closed Wednesdays.
Lola Cakes @ Wondermilk,
Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur.
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28 comments:

  1. The Caramella sounds good, is it salted caramel by any chance or just caramel?

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    1. Baby Sumo: you're right, it's salted caramel! (or at least i think it was, heh) :D

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  2. I like the name of Skinny Devil! Hope I will become skinny one day. hehehe :D

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    1. CK: heheh, i think it is possible that you will be. minum kopi lebih banyak, tetapi kurangkan peanut butter! :D

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  3. Tat steak croissant looks super delish...I think I can polish off 2 of them...hehe =)

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    1. Ulric: ooh, there's quite a variety of croissant "sandwiches" here, including one stuffed with creamy egg and potatoes :D

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  4. Lola cakes?? huh?
    Croissants - hard to get a good one. Spoiled by those i had in Paris. How does this match up?

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    1. TNG: heh, i have no idea why they're called lola cakes. maybe they were created by a gal named lola! :D ooh, of course it'd be foolish to expect paris-quality croissants in sungai besi, but the ones here were good enough for me =)

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  5. @thenomadGourmand
    I totally agree with you..till now could even find one croissants nearly gd like the one in Paris...

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    1. Cindy: the answer to that dilemma would be, go to paris for croissants! :D

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  6. sean: how do u eat those filled crossant???like eating burger??hehe...i prefer the roll filled with chocolate..reminds me the one in Paris..those chocolate filling in the croissant...

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    1. Cindy: oh yeah, you can cut the croissant and its fillings up or eat it like a burger, though it'd be quite messy. there are also some sweet-stuffed croissants here, i think =)

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  7. Nice!!! my whole family loves croissants! or anything using puff pastry actually :P hehe who doesn't right? Gah! I had a bad experience in wondermilk and never returning there ever!!!

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    1. Vien: heh, i try to avoid croissants usually, cos they're so sinfully buttery and carb-loaded! but it's hard to resist when we're face-to-face with them :D ooh, i've never had really terrible experiences with wondermilk. it's just that some of the items are good, but some of them miss the mark =)

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  8. I LOVE CROISSANTS!! yums!

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    1. Yukiko: we should all form a croissant-lovers club someday! :D

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  9. wah the croissant looks good and my mom is a big fan of them but looking at the address, I'm not sure if I can find this place! Why can't they just open in PJ?!!

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    1. Eiling: oh yeah, i agree! this place is only a 15-minute drive from my home, but i still got lost trying to find it, heheh :D

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  10. Caramel and butterscotch frosting = Yum!

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    1. The Yum List: a match made in dessert heaven! :D

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  11. butterless cake... does this means that they used olive oil or something else?

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    1. Michelle: ooh, i don't know what they used as a substitute. i don't think it's olive oil though, but there are quite a lot of butterless cake recipes floating on the net :D

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  12. Ahhh....I love all 3 flavors of cakes that you had there!

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    1. Melissa: my personal fave is the red velvet! :D

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    2. I also love all the 3 flavours of the cakes....
      red velvet ? does it taste like cough mixture ?

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    3. SP - U've tasted a red velvet which taste like cough mixture ke? Where isit?

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    4. Simple Person: heheh, i think the red velvet here tasted a bit, ermmm, chocolate-cheesy :D

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    5. Melissa: maybe it's one of those organic-type red velvet that uses lots of beetroot for coloring :D

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