Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Danielle's & The Deli @ Micasa

Danielle's, a charming cafe run by a cheerful Frenchwoman of the same name, is worth considering as a new lunchtime option for folks in the city center.

Customers are welcomed by a wide showcase of everything from croissants to confitures, creme caramel to eclairs, baguettes to meringue.

Located on the shopfront beside Tun Razak's Micasa hotel, with space for scarcely 20 patrons; head here early for a table or take away the food instead.

Tuna tartine, pleasurably built with crunchy bread and a creamy slathering of fish.

Duck pate with citrus peels. Rustically coarse, supplying a respectable chew and meaty flavor.

Ratatouille quiche, hot and fresh-tasting, decisively buttery and determinedly eggy.

Equality, fraternity: Danielle's obtains macarons from Nathalie's, so purchase any number of the caramel, lemon or chocolate flavors with complete confidence.

Skip the coffee here though; not really a brew we can recommend wholeheartedly.

Tables by the window are nice. Not a Parisian street scene, but still better than some views.

Bonus: From Danielle's, it's barely a two-minute walk to The Deli at Micasa, where more French and European fare, from croque monsieur to steak tartare, can be found.

Can't resist a Wagyu beef burger that costs only RM20++. And it's not a bad burger, thanks to a patty that's as juicy as can be.

Duck confit, a relative bargain for RM17++. Decent, though something's missing here, maybe more satisfyingly crisp skin or a fattier, fuller flavor.

Caramel and chestnut ice cream, RM10++ for two scoops. Maintaining the could-be-better theme, this is worthwhile but pales in comparison to, say, Forty Licks.

Tea and coffee are available, but as with Danielle's, wine is not served at The Deli.

Danielle's & The Deli,
Micasa Hotel, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur.
Danielle's opens through 6pm weekdays, earlier Saturdays and is closed Sundays.
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30 comments:

  1. That's one of the main downside of Malaysian cafes, bistros, etc. No bustling pedestrians and we get a full view of.... cars! :P hehe but of course, it's better than having 4 brick walls!!

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    1. Vien: heh, yeah, there's a little less charm in our restaurant streetside views, though I actually sometimes like sitting by the window of an eatery in kl in the evening and watching the traffic slowly move by. Almost therapeutic, hahah :D

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  2. We went to Micasa to fetch a friend last week and saw this new bakery/cafe, will go and visit it soon. :)

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    1. CK: ya, worth a visit, I think, though must go on a Saturday, since it's closed on Sundays. Lots of desserts to try here =)

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    2. We still haven't tried Danielle's though I've gone back for another round of the duck leg confit. Yummy. :D

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    3. Kenny: i wanna head back to the deli to try their beef tartare and back to danielle's to try her confiture :D

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  3. Don't think we would ever get anything close to a "Parisian street scene" here, hehe. Even if we could get the scene, the weather here (in my opinion, anyway) totally unsuitable for that whole sit-outdoors-and-watch-people-pass-by thing :D

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    1. Timing: yeah, I guess we gotta make do with what we have. Luckily what we have is not too bad anyway. Lots of natural sunlight :D

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  4. thats one thing you got to like about melbourne, theres plenty of places that allows you to people watch in the CBD.

    btw i like how you are comparing the ice cream with Forty Licks, im sure TW would be happy to know his version is better.

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    1. Joe: heh, yeah, though personally, if I could have one kind of view, I think I'd like to have a nice ocean view outside a cafe instead of a people-watching view, heh :D well, forty licks definitely is more flavorsome and creamier than the ice cream at the deli, at least in my book, hahah =)

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  5. We love the ice cream at The Deli, but since u say Forty Licks is better, I need to try! Hehe. Never knew the existence of Danielle's, maybe can pop over next time we go to The Deli.

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    1. Baby sumo: oh yeah, I'm forecasting that your kids will be fans of forty licks too, heh :D and ya, Danielle's is a decent place for families too. We saw one other table of customers with small children here. And the food served at Danielle's is very child-friendly :D

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  6. You can't go wrong with those classic macaron flavours.

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    1. The yum list: macarons turned out to be perfect for this meal :D

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  7. What sauce they use for Duck confit? Looks not bad ;)

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    1. Melissa: it wasn't mentioned on the menu, but it was a regular sauce that would probably go well with duck, beef and lamb :D

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  8. haha, it would hard to find a charming Parisian view in KL! Deli looks promising

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    1. Footfringe: heh, and we wouldn't really want a pseudo-parisian view either, rite. It's gotta be authentic! :D

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  9. The Deli is still one of my happy places for lunch. To hide away from the corwd. You're right about the wagyu burger being a good deal at RM20.

    Hmmm duck confit used to be really awesome here. Must try it again soon when I ride myself of the cough:D

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    1. Missyblurkit: ya, the deli wasn't too busy for lunch, though it wasn't empty either. i guess it was a nice balance =) yikes, hope you feel better too. yeah, i wasn't really wowed by the duck confit. i think it tasted like, ermmm, plain ol roast duck =)

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  10. Pretty decent pricing. :) I want the duck pate! Hehe

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    1. Bangsar-Babe: yeah, a bit pricier than a kopitiam lunch, but the duck pate was definitely nice! tasted like something made through an honest, time-honored process :D

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  11. How did the bread look at Danielle's? Always on the hunt for some decent European bread, me :)

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    1. YouHadYourLunch: it looks OK, but i guess it wouldn't be fair for me to really judge the bread without having tasted it. something to try the next time, heh! and do let us know if your hunt yields some great bread eating in KL! :D

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  12. The duck confit looks quite promising, pity the taste didn't come up to par!

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    1. Pureglutton: yeah, i think i'd rate it a 6/10. it was good, but it fell a bit short of greatness. still worth eating though, heh =)

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  13. Nice deli and the macaron looked so dainty and smooth and shiny!

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    1. Eiling: yeah, it's one of the best-looking macarons we can find in malaysia! :D

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  14. THANKS FOR YOUR REVIEW ON DANIELLE'S. I WILL POST IT UP ON OUR FB PAGE.

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