The Haute Food Co @ Plaza Damas, Hartamas – one of the best cafe for cakes & desserts in KL!

My first 2 visits to the Haute Food Company (review HERE ) had me hooked on their simple but luscious desserts.
Hence it’s not surprising that this little quaint cafe has since become one of my top choices for my desserts fix, especially on weekends. Likewise, friends & clients whom I’ve recommended has always gave positive feedback too. :good:

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A little digression here: During the recent Christmas season, Plaza Damas had an actual horse – drawn carriage giving customers complimentary rides. Isn’t that so fun??

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Back to the desserts; the post & pictures below is an accumulation from my many visits. I have sampled almost all of her (Ms. Li)ย  desserts but there is always something new whenever I visit so I’m far from bored yet. ๐Ÿ˜‰

The Tiramisu here comes in both alcoholic or non-alcoholic form. I have always opted for the alcoholic one (RM16) which is pretty heady due to its generous content of alcohol. But the search for the best tiramisu in town is still on-going, for as much as we like Haute Food’s version for its alcohol load, we opined that the mascarpone cheese layers is a tad too mild in taste.

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The caramel pecan cheesecake (RM12?) is a wonderfully smooth, soft cheesecake with the rich sweetness of caramel. It is certainly a pleasing deviation from the common fruits/chocolate/etc cheesecakes elsewhere. A dessert-holic myself (if you do not know that already) I’m on a constant quest for extraordinary or creative desserts & I’m always thrilled to discover something new.

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The cake has a base of almonds nibs in crushed oreos biscuits & is generously topped with chunks of pecans & chocolate chips. Oh, another thing worthy to note of Haute Food’s dessert; one can really taste the quality of the ingredients used, meaning Li does not cut corners by, for example, using inferior chocolate chips.

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But that doesn’t mean we should ignore the common fruit based cheesecake here. The Raspberry Cheesecake. (RM10?), is alright, with the solidity of the cheese in good balance, ie it is not too cheesy or light.
I’m afraid I have lost some receipts from my previous visits. Anyhow, the cakes here ranges from RM9 – Rm12.

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As you might have noticed, the base of the cheesecakes are the same. And I appreciate that she uses actual fresh berries as toppings rather than the “jam”/fruit puree spread which is the norm with other bakeries.

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I had the scones on my prior visit but those were the plain butter ones. This time, we tried the cheese scones, (RM4.90 each) & we loved how the cheese added an overall dimension of savouriness to it.

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Li has never failed to surprise me with her creations. On a recent visit, I was greeted by this scrumptious banana bread & butter pudding with chocolate chips (RM12) in the display chiller.

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Oh mama.. I love bread & butter puddings! ๐Ÿ˜‰ The lowest layer was eggy, followed by overlapping layers of bananas, chocolate chips, bread and custard.

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While I did enjoy it, I do hope she could improve on it as some parts were just too mushy. A firmer custard would be nicer. See how it can barely hold it’s shape in the bowl?

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Still, one’s got to love the crunchy walnuts though! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Almond croissant. RM6.90. Flaky, nutty & sweet. Nice!

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And here goes another dessert-binging session recently with a bunch of cooks/bakers. They are even fussier than I am! LOL.

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The Orange & Basil Cake ( RM10) didn’t score high points with them though personally, I liked it. True enough, the basil aroma takes a little getting used to but it kinda grew on me after a while.

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Well, I could be biased, as I love a moist cake with citrusy flavours running through it and a slight lilt of zesty-ness. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Another shot for you to drool over. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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They couldn’t resist ordering the boozy Tiramisu.

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And they concurred on the lightness of the cheese layers. Still, it’s hard to get a booz-ier version of this elsewhere, unless you made it yourself of course. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Dark Chocolate Cake RM10.

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This is every chocoholic ‘s favourite. A superbly rich & moist dark chocolate that won approval even from my fussy baker friend. Beware though; it is quite a tall cake & took the 4 of us a while to polish it off!

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Apple Pie with Vanilla Ice CreamRM10.

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We are still looking for the best apple pie in KL. Anyone can recommend? Haute’s apple filling was wonderful as it was not too sweet or too gooey with syrup. But the problem lies with the pie crust; which was unfortunately thick & tasteless. We thought this crust would have worked better with savoury pies.

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Beverages options here are the typical coffee & tea selections. Juices are available but it is prepared with Monin syrup. There are some creative mixes though, like the lemon + berries + etc below, priced at about RM10. The Honey Lemon Tea (not pictured here) is RM8.00 per glass. Ginger & Mango Tea is RM7.50 per sachet/serving.

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Directions:

A foolproof way would be to park in Hartamas Shopping Centre & to go to the 2nd floor where Starbucks is. Exit through the glass doors & you will see Aji Don Ramen. Proceed to the row behind it and turn right. Walk til the middle of the row, keeping a lookout for 2 big blue and white stripes umbrellas (which is quite obscure as well) on the opposite side. It is somewhere in the middle of the row.

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The Haute Food Co
Unit H-0-2 Block H, Plaza Damas 60, Jalan Sri Hartamas 1
Telephone:03 – 6201 3168

No taxes. All prices are nett.

http://www.hautefoodco.com. Open from 10am – 6pm Closed on Tuesdays

Note: There are hits & misses (it could be that I’m very fussy with my desserts) but Haute Food’s desserts are still a good bet for a satisfying & overall pleasant experience. The homeliness & reasonably priced desserts just got me returning with my friends whenever I’m in search of a nice quiet place to chill & indulge in some cakes.

This Post Has 34 Comments

  1. Elaine

    Omg!!!! Desserts!!! *drooling* =(

  2. lotsofcravings

    there are a few french bakeries here that makes the most awesome almond croissants, it is so hard not to take away one on the way home!

    1. rebeccasaw

      Oh man, I’m sure you guys had better ones in Aussie!

    1. rebeccasaw

      Hmm.. maybe next time i go (or we go toge for massage then desserts after ๐Ÿ˜‰ ? ) I tapau for u!

    1. rebeccasaw

      Haha! cos there are so many new places! I myself having headache.. there are many other outlets that I have tried too!

  3. Vox

    Ahhh the Tall Choco Cake got me drooling! Let’s go together gether one day!! :yahoo:

  4. ai wei

    haven’t got chance to come here
    wanna know which day was it while you were there? cz i heard they do rotation on the cakes and i wan the caramel pecan cheesecake so muchie!!!

    1. rebeccasaw

      Hmm.. I’m mostly there on w-ends. And one time i was there on Christmas Eve.
      Oh, you know wht I do? I call in advance to book my cakes! The guy who picks up the phone, (oh dear, I cant rmbr his name) will rattle out all the cakes they have, then I will tell him what I want.
      Or sometime, I call in advance to check!

    1. rebeccasaw

      WE can go some day! As a TQ for helping me *wink*

  5. Sean

    ooh, i don’t usually order chocolate cake, but this dark one looks like my kinda cake! yeah, very creamy and rich! and i know i sound like a broken record, but argggh, i wish they’d open till 9pm ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. rebeccasaw

      Yes yes Sean. I hope Li hears you! Hehehe..
      Oh, im not fond of choc either, but like u, I make exceptions for… er… exceptional ones! ;p

  6. mimid3vils

    Didn’t manage (or should I say “forgot” ^^) to try their dessert on my last visit but I will definitely go back for it!!

    1. rebeccasaw

      Forgot?? LOL. You just had the daily specials & sandwiches is it? Those are awesome too!

  7. Michelle Chin

    You want to learn how to make tiramisu? Just drop me an email. ๐Ÿ˜€ No cream cheese or double cream in my recipe. Just pure unadulterated mascarpone with doses of coffee liquer. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. rebeccasaw

      Wohohoo!
      Dropping you an email now! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. alilfatmonkey

    I absolutely adore this place. For its charm and its food. Lovely place to hang out too for the weekend. But must go after the lunch crowd disappears though

    1. rebeccasaw

      Oh yes.. Such a tiny place right.. not much tables. Even the tables outside is not theirs!
      Jz the few at the side..

      Same here, I go aft lunch hours to chill ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. Elaine

    T.T.. not so familiar with Hartamas. But definitely will go for it!! Can’t resist from craving desserts!! >.<

  10. Elaine

    psst, don have yr number lar my dear..

  11. QuaChee

    Wow thy really brought a horse! Cool.. I’ll check back tis Xmas!

  12. Valuable info. Lucky me I found your website by accident, and I am stunned why this accident did not took place earlier! I bookmarked it.

  13. Hariz

    Hi, where can i get lemon icebox pie in kl? Thx

  14. Mummyniki

    They hv ceased operations recently and I am deeply, deeply sad. ::((

    1. rebeccasaw

      No worries. Have you tried Tray? It’s the same outlet..by another owner. Desserts also. I’m heading there soon to try their desserts!

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