Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Debenhams Cafe @ Starhill & Cafe Galleria @ Pavilion

Cafe-hopping at Bukit Bintang's malls, starting at Debenhams on Starhill's Explore Floor.

British fare forms the foundation of this privacy-free outlet, ideal for watching & being watched.

Faggots have become fashionable in KL: Debenhams' version of this minced meatball is halal, similar to what the The Majestic Hotel's Colonial Cafe offers, but this costs RM16++ per serving, with bubble & squeak, compared to The Majestic's RM75++ charge for two balls.

More beef, this time in the shape of a steak pie with mashed potatoes (RM15++). Edible, but be warned that Debenhams' food might bear a reheated-on-order feel.

Spanish Juver orange juice (RM10++) & Tahitian Vanilla ice-blended (RM9++).

Crossing the road from Starhill to Pavilion, for Galleria Concept Store's cafe.

Artwork, handbags, books & furniture, all available to admire while resting our feet here.

Prawns, guacamole, aioli & crispy tortilla chips (RM17.50++). Light bites are the way to go here.

Minced chicken salad with blinis & fried wantons (RM16.50++). Creativity's always appreciated.

Similar to the food, Cafe Galleria's latte & wild berry tea might not win "Best in KL" awards, but this place is still worth a stop. One of Pavilion's calmest cafes.

Cafe Galleria @ Pavilion

Debenhams Cafe @ Starhill, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur.
Cafe Galleria @ Galleria Concept Store, Level Two, Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur.
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26 comments:

  1. yummy, everynight come here see sure direct become so hungry liao~ XD

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    1. Mr lonely: good food helps to increase the appetite! =)

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  2. Galleria is one of my fave places to chill in Pavilion these days. Calm and quiet.

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    1. Missyblurkit: yeah, i wish they served wine or cocktails though, that would add to its appeal a little more, i think =)

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  3. Oh? I thought their shop is at Berjaya Times Square? Don't recall seeing any cafe in their outlets in the UK - but that was long ago...so maybe they've branched out into food now. Better than Harrods', you reckon?

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    1. Suituapui: ooh, debenhams is currently at starhill. i think harrods cafe still serves more ambitious and satisfying fare though :D

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  4. Will have a stop to feel the calmest while I was around this area someday.... :)

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    1. “追食富迪”: yeah, it's nice to have a place like this to escape to in the middle of a busy mall :D

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  5. Cafe Galleria sounds more interesting to me, maybe can go during lunch time. hehe.

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    1. CK: ya, i think it's a nice place for a quiet lunch and some reasonably priced coffee :D

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  6. i think it's more of being watched at debenhams cafe and I didn't even know they have a cafe!

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    1. Eiling: heheh, yeah, debenhams cafe is at a corridor where all the shoppers will be walking to and fro. i guess it's a nice addition to their retail business =)

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  7. More cafes coming up in KL huh. I kinda like the concept for Cafe Galleria. Feel very peaceful...

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    1. Melissa: yeah, the cafe scene is thriving, though i'm hoping that more exciting/innovative outlets will open this year. and yeah, i like the feeling at Cafe Galleria, where you can watch the traffic crawl by outside and admire all the artwork inside =)

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  8. I think I might be too tempted by the sale they seem to be having at Debenhams at the moment to really pay attention to the food. :-)

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    1. The Yum List: heheheh, i have no discipline to resist food, but i can definitely resist shopping sales! :D

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  9. I could use a portion of minced chicken salad now. #roughday

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    1. Bangsar Babe: i empathize. i'd love some comfort food right about now too!

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  10. Faggots and blinis? Malaysia is getting international!

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    1. YouHadYourLunch: yeah, i'd still like to see an outlet serve the traditional pork-&-offal faggot though ... but ya, i like blinis, and i'd try to order them from any menu :D

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  11. Ah, I used to go to Debenhams Cafe in the UK and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate on a cold winter day.

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    1. Baby Sumo: sounds like a cool memory! hot chocolate is one of my favorite (non-alcoholic) beverages :D

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  12. Wah, that's a lot of food! How did you manage to finish it all up in one day? =O

    The prawns with guacamole is tempting me and looks lovely! But it's pretty much on the high side, don't you think?

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    1. Waverly: heh, yeah, not a problem. the bites were pretty light =) i think the prawn dish is not too unfairly priced though. quite a substantial amount of plump prawns. but ya, maybe a bit too pricey for a casual weekday lunch...

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  13. Both cafes no cakes/desserts??

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    1. TNG: oooh, debenhams got some cakes and scones, while cafe galleria has pastries, but they looked less tempting compared to the savories menu, frankly =)

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