Pining for Pastries
Best Pastries Delivered to Your Doorstep
By Hiranmayii Awli Mohanan
There’s something fulfilling and incredibly satisfying about pastries. When it’s fresh off the oven, its aroma fills the room, uplifting moods and when you tuck into it, it exudes comfort of the highest order along with delicious flavours. So, this curated list of bakeries spanning the Klang Valley is for you pastry lovers to find some solace through croissants, pain au chocolat, kouign-amann and more during these unprecedented times.
It was mere word of mouth that catapulted this minimalistic, industrial-looking cafe to fame. Founded by Joey Mah, the man behind Three Little Birds Coffee and Keith Koay, Artisan Roastery and three-time Malaysian Barista Champion Keith Koay, the duo collaborated and opened the design-forward bakery, Dou Dou Bake. You can now pre-order pastries a day in advance and skip the long wait. Choose the likes of a Cranberry Cinnamon Roll, Butterscotch Pandan Croissant, Chocolate Hazelnut Babka and more for a day of indulgence.
38, Jalan SS 4c/5, Taman Rasa Sayang, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
In an effort to bring comfort to your home, Flakes, housed in the food hub that is literally named The Hub purveys tasty pastries during the MCO period. Croissant is the star of the show here featuring various renditions to choose from. We suggest getting a Pastry Box and filling it with six varieties so you get a taste of everything. The Chocolate Hazelnut Croissant and the Pistachio Croissant are our favourites. You can also mix and match with a Biscoff Croffle, Lemon Pound Cake or Carrot Cake for some sweetness.
B-G-06, The Hub SS2, 19 Sentral, Jalan Harapan, Seksyen 19, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Universal Bakehouse is a former laundry shop-turned-bakery located in the charming neighbourhood of Damansara Kim. You can find a plethora of offerings on the Universal Bakehouse website, with their signature being the sourdough bread which is baked with a leaven that’s approximately 200 years old. Then, there are options such as Focaccia with either tomato or caramelised onions and cinnamon rolls for those who like savouries while the sweet tooth might gravitate towards oat and cinnamon cookies or the carrot and walnut cake to name a few.
21, Jalan SS20/11, Damansara Kim, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
KENNY HILLS BAKERS
A pastry delivery list wouldn’t be complete without the addition of Kenny Hills Bakers. Their drool-worthy luscious pastries and sweet creations are why there was always a beeline outside its stores. Order from any of the three outlets in Bukit Tunku, Ampang, Desa Park City or even Nourish by KHB outlet in Bukit Damansara. The signature pastries, cakes and organic breads are baked every morning using quality ingredients. Kenny Hills Bakers’ Peach Strudel is to die for, boasting light flaky consistency that melts in the mouth paired with sweetness from the peach. The Kouign- Amann and Salted Egg Yolk Cruffin are equally good, pleasing any pastry lover.
Lot B-2, Taman Tunku, Off, Jln Langgak Tunku, Bukit Tunku, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Whatsapp: 03-6206 4111
MAISON DES PAINS
As indicated by its name, Maison Des Pains is a French-inspired boulangerie that will fulfil a pastry lover’s dream. Operating from two separate outlets, Publika Shopping Gallery and Tropicana Gardens Mall, Maison Des Pains is carb central. The stores are aesthetically-pleasing with their black cabinets that hold the baked goodies. All of their pastries are made fresh, daily with possibilities spanning danishes, cinnamon rolls to garlic sticks. A must-try here is the glorious and beautiful tart topped with fresh fruits. Alternatively, dig into French classic pastries or croissants, madeleines, canelé and many more delicious bakes. Pair these tea time treats with some freshly brewed coffee — heaven!
UG-63A Publika Shopping Gallery, 1, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Whatsapp: 011-6404 9380
Croisserie Artisan Bakery was established to bring the best handmade bread and pastries into households. Croisserie uses imported flour and the finest ingredients along with Respectus Panis (with respect to bread) techniques. Nestled in the food enclave of Damansara Heights, the bakery doles out a myriad of pastries that are baked on a daily basis, guaranteeing the freshness and authenticity of its products. There are plenty of options to choose from, with the bestsellers being the Croissant Au Beurre, Pain Au Chocolat, Paris Brest and Brioche Feuilletée Vague. Some of its pastries, croissants in particular, pay homage to its French origins, beaming with flaky texture and buttery insides.
No. 14, Jalan Medan Setia 2, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur.