Cafe Cafe

December 10, 2011

Cafe Cafe remains one of KL's most interesting restaurants, attracting more customers than ever to its romantically lit, Parisian-inspired setting.

Returning here recently for the first time in several years, we learnt that the menu has retained many longtime favorites. Didn't order much though, since we were crammed into a tiny table. Service is still efficient, though somewhat icier than before.

All about truffles: truffle-scented baked escargot with foie gras. A fun recipe, but it would be nice if each snail were served with its own morsel of liver, instead of only three of the six.

Fettuccine with cream of white truffles. Possibly overpriced at RM58+, particularly since this comes simply with cream & no truffle shavings. Deliciously aromatic comfort food nevertheless.

White truffle hot chocolate cake. We loved this when we first tasted it here in 2004 or 2005. It's still well-prepared now, though the perfume of truffles could be more potent.

Absolut Citron & Smirnoff vodkas, in lieu of wine.

An alternative to absinthe: Pernod & Ricard aniseed spirits.

Cafe Cafe,
Jalan Maharajalela, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2141-8141
Open daily 6pm-midnight.