You’ve probably seen your friends posing with Lisette’s famous wall of pink flowers, but this cafe has definitely more to offer than that!
Located on Jalan Kemuja, Bangsar, nearby Menara UOA (at where I believe Coley’s Bar was previously located) , you can easily spot it with its old school vibes and lush greenery.
Upon arriving, there was a short queue despite it being a weekday (I visited the cafe at 12pm on a Friday). So, definitely make a reservation before you drop by, for the best seat in the cafe, which IMO is definitely the courtyard.
Because Lisette’s is a converted old shophouse, its interior is so spacious and has long hallways leading to the back, with tons of natural light. Hidden from view, there are 2 more rooms with a slightly dimmer and more romantic lighting.
The decor, the ambience..ahh just everything makes it such a cosy place to catch up with your friends. In a non-covid, non CMCO world, it would be the perfect place to have a big birthday party with your friends. Can you just imagine booking this area? Vaccine where art thou…
There is also a bakery corner which the freshest and a large variety of pastries, from croissants, danishes and tarts. At the time of writing this blog post, there is a promotion to add on RM15 for a cuppa coffee + one pastry + one mini juice.
As for the food selection, there is a good mix of pastas and local dishes and many plant-based meals. In fact, they used to have vegetarian buffets but unfortunately with the CMCO, they have put it on hold due to hygiene and safety purposes.
We ordered the following mains & desserts:
– Big breakfast (RM35)
– Chicken Schnitzel (RM36)
– Vegan burger –best! (RM22)
– Pecan Nut Tart (RM10)
– Valrhona Choco Tart – best! (RM15)
– Peach Crumble Danish (RM8)
The big breakfast and chicken schnitzel were run-of-the-mill dishes, with generous portions. The vegan burger thooooooo..*chef’s kiss. With a patty made of quinoa and edamame, it’s very crunchy and moist. It also came with avocados, cashew nut mayo and vegan cheese. 10/10 would recommend!
As for the desserts, the Valrhona Choco Tart stole the show! It was the tastiest of all and came with a teaspoon of sea salt which goes really well with the rich chocolate. We all agreed that the peach crumble was crunchy but it didn’t really stand out and the pecan tart tasted slightly bland. Though I’m not sure it’s because we tasted the chocolate tart first, so everything just seems pale in comparison.
That wraps up my cafe review of Lisette’s Cafe & Bakery. Even though overall, the food tasted rather average (only 1/3 big hit), I wouldn’t write off visiting this cafe simply cause there are just sooo much to choose from and just the vibe alone is enough to get me through the door. I know with Covid cases on the rise again, it’s best to stay home but if you want to get some fresh air, I would recommend giving Lisette’s a go 🙂
UPDATE: Visited Lisette recently again with fellow Gudeiary writer, Ivy and got lucky and landed the best seat in the cafe. 10/10 would recommend 🙂
Lisette’s Café & Bakery @ Bangsar
No.8, Jalan Kemuja, Bangsar, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
8am- 10pm – opens daily