Eat Drink KL: House of Croissant & Lola Cakes

Sunday, July 15, 2012

House of Croissant & Lola Cakes

House of Croissant (not 'Croissants,' unfortunately) is an oasis of calm, a ten-minute drive from Bukit Jalil, but its off-the-beaten-track location off Sungai Besi might baffle some GPS navigators.

True to the cafe's name, the specialty here is croissants, including savory stuffed versions. Filled with steak, beef bacon, creamy egg and cheese, this one's pretty enjoyable.

Besides croissants, there are also house-made chocolate-packed rolls ...

... as well as ones laced with cinnamon and vanilla. Worthwhile treats, prepared with TLC by the husband-and-wife team who run this unassuming cafe.

Lavazza roasted almond latte and iced hazelnut latte. Not bad for a neighborhood hangout that's so far from Ampang, Mont Kiara and Taman Tun.

House of Croissant's neighbors include mamak eateries, Secret Recipe and Pappa Rich; we popped into Tutti Fruitti for a double dose of Red Velvet and Death By Chocolate-flavored frozen yogurt before fleeing.

From an obscure cafe to a needs-no-introduction one: Fun is afoot at Wondermilk, which recently launched a range of handmade "Lola Cakes" available in both one-kilogram and smaller sizes.

Not all eleven varieties of the Lola cakes are always available at Wondermilk's Publika branch, but at 9:30pm on a weeknight, we were fortunate to find the Caramella (RM15), lined with caramel and butterscotch frosting, still in the chiller. 

Skinny Devil, a cute-moniker moist chocolate cake that's healthier than the norm, thanks to the absolute absence of butter in it, but still rich-tasting, mercifully.

Other Lola cakes include this Foxy Red Velvet (not bad at all, brilliant for two to share), Coconut-Lime, and chocolate-cherry Cherie Amour.

House of Croissant,
53, Jalan Tasik Utama 6,
Medan Niaga Tasik Bamai,
Sungai Besi, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-9054-4866
Open through 9pm. Closed Wednesdays.
Lola Cakes @ Wondermilk,
Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur.