Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Miss Ellie Tea House @ Taman Melawati

Its calm facade might make Miss Ellie Tea House look like a charming Cameron Highlands cafe, but mercifully, this hidden gem is only a half-hour from KL's center, nestled on a suburban street where parking's aplenty in Taman Melawati.

Family-run & fabulously friendly, Miss Ellie Tea House is a spot we'd recommend unreservedly for weekend brunches & brief getaways from the city.

Can't call it an English tea without scones: pastry chef extraordinaire Justin Wong offers not only the regular plain ones, but also rich chocolate varieties.

Creme brulee might seem like a cliche, but here's one of KL's best, made with real vanilla pods instead of essence, for luxurious flavor & fragrance.

Gooey goodness: Waistline-wrecking salted caramel choc fudge cupcakes.

Passion fruit tart, beautifully balanced somewhere between sweetness &, well, tartness.

Strawberry & white chocolate tart, delivering creamy-crispy mouthfuls of bliss.

Other freshly baked treats here include flour-free orange poppy-seed cakes, red velvets, cranberry crumble cookies, cinnamon-dusted financiers & blueberry muffins.

The likes of Darjeeling Early Grey, Assam Blend & Irish Breakfast populate the tea selection.

Medium-roast pure Arabica coffee, crafted in KL, ground to order & served in a French press.

Hot meals are available, simple but satisfying-sounding fare like bangers & mash, beef casserole & chicken parmigiana.

Miss Ellie Tea House opens 10am-7pm, Tuesdays through Saturdays.


Miss Ellie Tea House,
7 Jalan H3, Taman Melawati, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-4162-0113

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45 comments:

  1. Hi Sean,

    I absolutely love tea...and tea rooms! I love the decor in this place and the offerings look tantalizing, I am sure very pleasing to the palate.

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    1. Linda: oh yes, i wish more of these places existed. a calm sanctuary, a refuge where we can just get away for an hour or two =)

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    2. In Japan, (I think it is Japan), there are tea houses that have cats there. People are able to interact with the cats, which I think is a great thing. Are there any such places in your area? :)

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    3. Linda: you're right, those cat cafes have become increasingly popular in japan (and in taiwan too!). unfortunately, there are no cat cafes in my area. i would like to see some eventually though, since i do like cats very much, and i think it'd be nice to enjoy an afternoon in the company of some friendly felines =)

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    4. Hi Sean, if you do ever notice one opening in your area, I would love to see you review that! It would be so cool to see the decor, the tea, coffee, food...and cats! :)

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    5. Linda: will do! it's definitely the sort of place i'd be keen on :D

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  2. A quite wonderful find of a quaint little place! =)

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    1. Ulric: yeah, it's actually very easy to reach on a weekend, without any traffic. i totally enjoyed this place, every aspect of it =)

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  3. Love the name, so elegant...and love all the tea delights. Creme brulee looks perfectly torched. Sigh!!! If only I could drop by to try...

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    1. Suituapui: heheh, hopefully on your next visit to KL then. this is a great place for both family and friends to spend time with each other =)

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  4. The dessert looks good, must find a weekend to visit this place.

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    1. CK: ya, try to go on a saturday. it's closed on sundays, unfortunately. i think you'll get a lot of nice photos here =)

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  5. What a great find! I didn't realise we had such places in KL. Not far from my work either.

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    1. The Yum List: yeah, this is a nice neighborhood for a unique cafe like this. walking inside, you feel transported to a place far away from KL =)

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  6. well, i used to hang out at Taman Melawati last time as i still studying at Tarc~

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    1. Mr Lonely: ooo, if u ever revisit this area, then come here for tea :D

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    2. Mr Lonely: hope you enjoy this place =)

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  7. Ooo the tarts look lovely.

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    1. Baby Sumo: ya, even though i'm usually not a fan of strawberry or fruit tarts, the ones here were really enjoyable =)

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  8. 4 times I had failed to make it to this place. let's hope 5th time is the charm!
    Reasons ranged from not being able to find the place to "driver" (friend) not able to make it at the last minute to trying to go there on voting day and they are closed (they don't pick up the number on their FB page)!

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    1. Rebecca: gosh, ya, i hope you manage to make it here soon! and bring a big appetite, cos i think it's worth trying as much of the food here as possible. everything tastes lovingly and thoughtfully made =)

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    2. Yups, I havent ate cakes and pastries for a long time. Since comin back from BKK so sick and weak. Then a long week in Chengdu :)
      The same can be said for burgers. hehe!

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    3. Rebecca: i guess it's good to eat healthy for now, until you recover your strength and vitality. the most important thing is for you to take care of yourself, ya =)

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    4. Rebecca: let's go makan-minum when u're well and free :D

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  9. this place kinda reminds me of the old tea pot cafe at ss2, but more modern & much upgraded :D

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    1. KY: heh, for me, it reminds me of a cafe i went to in cameron highlands back when i was still a student. but can't remember what it was called anymore :D

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  10. looks quaint.. hope i can find the place! LOL. But am sure Cumi can la:P

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    1. Ciki: heheh, i used Waze to help me get here! it's worth the hunt :D

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  11. First class, Sean! I never been there before, but the way you have presented (your photographs are amazing) I shall try them when I find them.

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    1. Cquek: thanks for the kind words. hope you manage to find your way here someday and enjoy the scones :D

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  12. Such a quaint place without having to travel up to Camerons! I like the idea of chocolate scones too:D

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    1. Missyblurkit: yeah, this was one of my nicest teatime experiences this year. and yeah, luckily taman melawati isn't too far away :D

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  13. Oh my....salted caramel choc fudge cupcakes. Look at the caramel filling!!

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    1. Melissa: ya, that was a very rich and sinful cupcake! :D

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  14. Hi, Sean! Really tempted me for the stressful week and it's just like what you reviewed. Thanks for your sharing.

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    1. Edsel: thanks for commenting, and i'm really glad that you enjoyed it. i hope this week gets better for you =)

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    2. Sean: I went there again. A little bit of addiction on the hot food they served. Just as you said, thumbs up. ^^*

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    3. Edsel: hey, happy to know that the hot food is good too! will try it someday, thanks =)

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  15. goodness me...Thank you ,thank you ,thank you for sharing..I love Cameron but couldn't bear with the journey. I must check this out!

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    1. Sycookies: heh, me too, in the past 10 years, i've made the trip to cameron only once =) i really like miss ellie tea house, and the folks who run it seem to be really good people too, with a lot of heart and a lot of talent, so this place gets the full thumb's-up on my part =)

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  16. Is the food halal? Sorry pls dont feel ofdended. Cheers!

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    1. Afza: hi, no worries ... the cafe is pork-free and does welcome muslim customers, though i don't think they have an official halal certification, as that's very difficult to obtain :)

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    2. Hi is is the food alcohol- free as well?

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