Andra by Gula Cakery
The best of sweet and savoury
By Agnes Aui
Nestled in the hip and stylish Ardence Labs is Andra by Gula Cakery, a café and bakery serving classic and elevated Western and Asian cuisine with modern and chic interior. Perfect for families, patrons can choose between sitting outdoors or indoors, where children can be entertained at the play area in the latter. The eatery incorporates greenery into its interior, with potted plants hanging from the ceiling to adorable succulents placed on every table. But it’s their dessert display that will have you staring in awe – with endless selections like cream puff, Ferrero Rocher cake, doughnuts and more. It’s a sweet tooth galore.
The eatery’s dishes are the epitome of unconventional and unique with dream combinations made into reality. Start off with some nibbles like its fried mushrooms that are crunchy on the outside and juicy on the inside, paired beautifully with light mustard sauce. Go Asian with the Salted Egg Yolk Squid, fried to perfection and soft to the bite.
The Mac and Cheese Beef Burger was cheesy, gooey and warm with a succulent homemade beef patty. Smothered in barbeque sauce and accompanied by thick and chunky fries, the burger was what we’d say the ultimate guilty pleasure. Another hearty dish was the monthly special, Swedish Meatballs that came in seven large homemade meatballs with cranberry jam and mashed potato. Though the dish may sound similar to the popular one served by Ikea, rest assured that this version has been elevated to a whole new level.
Rejoice dessert lovers as you’ll never run out of options to choose from. If you feel the crave for something sour, try the Berry Pavlova – a creamy, crispy yet airy end to your meal. Although, fret not as there are also locally flavoured desserts like the Cempedak Burnt Cheesecake where you can find a large dollop of Cempedak paste on top the classic Burnt Cheesecake. Boba enthusiasts might gravitate towards the distinct Boba Milk Tea Cheesecake that will have you wanting more.
For something less sweet, bite into its cream puffs, generously filled with custard that’s been made with fresh vanilla beans. Or maybe go all the way up the sweet scale and opt for the Nutella doughnut, a sticky and soft piece that oozes warm hazelnut chocolate filling and coated mercilessly with white sugar – the perfect dessert to please your sweet soul.
Address: Andra by Gula Cakery *Western Cuisine *Asian Cuisine *halal
Lab 12, Ardence Labs, Eco Ardence, Persiaran Setia Alam, Selangor.