Chocolate forms the cornerstone of Casa Cacao, a destination dedicated to devotees of treats marked 'milk, dark or white.'
Casa Cacao is all about chocolate; its soft-launch menu appears appealing, though its founders acknowledge that they're still fine-tuning their recipe preparations & finalising their supply of ingredients. There's potential for a pleasurable indulgence once the kinks are worked out, with temptations that range from a stack of five chocolate chip pancakes with hazelnut praline cream, bananas, strawberries & vanilla ice cream (RM20) to green tea crepes stuffed with azuki bean creme diplomat & served with fruits, nuts & double chocolate ice cream (RM22) - yep, a dose of chocolate in some fashion is present on nearly every plate.
The extensive selection seems to represent some sort of greatest-hits compilation of crowd-pleasing desserts, with a twist here & there, like a chocolate lava cake with a soft salted egg yolk centre (RM23). You'll also find the likes of Belgian waffles with thick chocolate dipping sauce (RM23), coconut bavarois with chocolate almond crumble & mango sorbet (RM18), & later this week, chocolate fondue for two with banana bread (RM32).
Some offerings are outsourced: Pralines by Pastry Pro, choc macarons by The Tiny Temptress, & unmistakable Death By Choc & Durian Chocolate cakes by Just Heavenly. The concept's cool; this is meant to be a one-stop venue for choco-holics.
Beverages fare fairly well - the hot chocolate (RM12) hits the right notes for taste, texture & temperature, while the chocolate shake (RM15) is creamy but not cloying. You'll also find everything from a 'Spicy Mango Iced Chocolate' (RM14) to 'Toffee Milk Chocolate Frappes' (RM14.50). And there is coffee too, both on its own or infused with some manner of chocolate.
31, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur.
Open Sunday-Thursday, 11am-12am. Fri-Sat, 11am-1am. Tel: 03-2201-1282
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