October 11, 2011
Bonne Grey looks pretty promising, but some of its food might fall below expectations. Nevertheless, this well-lit cafe is still expanding its menu, so let's cross our fingers that it'll improve in the months ahead.
Gourmet sandwiches are among Bonne Grey's specialties, but its roast beef creation isn't a steal for RM16+, with two slim slices of meat slapped together in the most forgettable fashion.
For pastry lovers: various varieties of mini danishes, including cinnamon, vanilla, hazelnut, chocolate, custard & sultana. Warmed up on order, but too chewy for our liking.
Cherry pie. Alas, this contains even less filling than a McDonald's pie. For RM6+, there really ought to be a discernible amount of fruit, instead of mainly generic jam.
Lemon meringue tart. OK, this isn't too bad. Tangy & fresh-tasting enough to perk us up.
On paper, this one sounds heavenly: Belgian white chocolate mousse with Mandarin jelly & almond orange sponge. But on the plate, it turns out to be dry & bland.
Wait! There's a saving grace: the baked chocolate mousse tart is terrific, with plenty of pecans, almond & walnuts to provide a pleasant crunch, plus cranberries for a sweet sensation.
Satisfactory Cafe Barbera coffee is available here. Service is friendly; maybe next time we'll sample Bonne Grey's Asian selection _ assam laksa, chicken rendang & more.
Menara Hap Seng, Jalan P. Ramlee, Kuala Lumpur.