Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Ga.to Gateau @ Nexus Bangsar South

Creative gateux in petite portions form the raison d'etre of this amiable new cafe helmed by Charmaine Ng (an alumna of Le Cordon Bleu Sydney), her husband & brother. Expect thoughtfully nuanced cakes - our favourite's the Cheesecake Duo, constructed with both baked & creamy no-bake layers, studded with a subtly delicious tomato jam, plus a cheese wafer for added crisp. The Golden Sunrise is worthwhile too, a gluten-free, flourless but flavourful cake filled with morsels of pumpkin, crowned with thick pumpkin cream. Each slice costs RM8; a recent opening promo provided for a complimentary hot beverage - say, a chai latte or a flat white (with beans from Solaris Dutamas' HotShots) - with every purchase of two cakes.

Other highlights include the inventive Not Pavlova, featuring moist hazelnut meringue with lots of lemon curd to be enjoyed in between, topped with fresh fruits, & the Chocolate Three, a choc lover's trinity of white choc mousse over milk choc fudge & dark choc cake - each cake we tried proved well-textured & expertly balanced, taste-wise. There are also smaller, daily-changing nibbles to be found, such as the dense salted egg yolk-flavoured friands, plus assorted fresh pastries & cookies. 

If you crave a savoury meal, try the house-made Fat Bread, buttery & crusty, topped with smashed avo & hard-boiled egg (RM15). Pretty irresistible; to up the pleasure factor, ask for a dollop of hummus (RM3) to make each mouthful even richer.

Gato Gateau
1.8, First Floor, Nexus Bangsar South, Jalan Kerinchi, Kuala Lumpur. Daily, 10am-10pm. Tel: 03-28578992

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12 comments:

  1. I don't consider myself a dessert person as I rarely have dessert but your photos are tempting me to try one of those dessert items! :)

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    1. Linda: these mini-cakes would be ideal for folks who don't usually indulge in dessert, since the portions are smaller than the typical cake slices :)

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  2. I'd like to try the Not Pavlova. ;-)

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    1. The Yum List: the name itself is irresistibly intriguing :)

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  3. Gotta go to Ga to. :P

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    1. Ciki: go getcha gateaux! :D

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  4. The interior of this place is really nice (love that second photo u snapped).

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    1. Baby Sumo: that's a nice cosy corner of the cafe, ya ... decorated in a very pretty way :)

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  5. I like that the cakes come in petite portions.....can try more, can have more! :D

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    1. Contact.ewew: heheh, my exact sentiments ... i usually only like to have a few bites of each type of cake :)

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  6. Will see if I can drag some colleagues there soon :D

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    1. Shane: hopefully you'll all enjoy the desserts ;)

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