Review of Pastel cafe and bakery, Publika

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Much like Doma, Pastel is another eatery that has popped up in the popular Mont Kiara and Publika areas with little noise. It’s only been open for 2 weeks, so there is time to pick up a crowd.

As the name suggests, the cafe is decked in pastel colours, with a few soft toys and art pieces spread around.

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The menu is based around their fresh bread which you can eat or take away; there are options to add 3, 5, or 7 side dishes to make a meal. There is also red bean pat bing su/shaved ice for dessert as well as a selection of tea, coffee, and smoothies.

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My friend and I both chose the bread with 3 side dishes which was RM16 each. I chose the milk bread and they chose the multigrain. The blueberry smoothie (RM13) was nice and fresh – no tinned fruit here.

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The chicken sausage was nothing special, but the potatoes were nicely seasoned and the 2 sunny side eggs were tasty. Generous slices of the bread of your choice accompany the dish as well as some butter and jam.

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Throughout the day different types d bread are baked so by the time we left we got to sample the honey & oat, blueberry and chocolate breads. The blueberry bread has blueberry jam in the middle that oozes out and the chocolate… Has chocolate that oozes out.

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There wasn’t much of a crowd at lunch – perhaps the lack of choice put people off since the only savoury dish was the bread (with your choice of side dishes). However the staff were friendly and the bread is fluffy (if you like fluffy as opposed to denser breads like Rye) so there’s time to improve.

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I can’t find much information about Pastel on the Internet – no website or Facebook page so I’m guessing opening hours are 10am – 10pm.

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