If bread is your balm in troubled times, Bröom might bring you a bit of comfort in carbs, in a soothing space that speaks of solace and serenity.
Fun fact: Bröom's name might look and sound Scandinavian, but it's also a nod to brooms, a reference to time spent on contemplation while cleaning up after long hours of service.
Head baker Ryan Wong honed his craft in London and Melbourne for more than six years before returning to Malaysia.
His offerings span Danish smørrebrød to French bostock - the former features tasty toppings like cold-smoked salmon with herbed remoulade and sprouts over dense, dark rye bread (RM15), the latter is laced with bananas, blueberries and almonds for a fruity, nutty brioche (RM10).
Croissants also showcase extra effort - the hojicha chocolate croissant promises cacao-rich pastry pleasure (RM12). The country sourdough is worth taking home, lightly tangy with a soft but substantial chew, while the coconut macaroons (RM3) and triple choc cookies (RM10) are decadently textured delights.
Wash down with the Coffocado, blending espresso with layers of milk and avocado (RM18).
Bröom Artisan Bakery
27, Jalan 20/13, Taman Paramount, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Open Wednesday-Monday, 830am-530pm. Tel: 03-7865-7082