Villa Ju Bakery Cafe in Solaris Mont Kiara welcomes you with a scent of freshly baked goodies as you enter its doors. The cafe has a light touch of industrial vibe with the concrete walls while being urban-chic at the same time. (The cafe is previously known as Nabe Bakery Cafe).
The ground floor is dominated by pastries with only a few tables for seating. Fret not, the first floor has plenty of tables.
Before making your way to the counter to place an order, an assortment of breads and pastries on the long aisle is an inevitable source of distraction. I would personally prefer the items to be covered though.
When you reach the first floor, you are greeted by these two cute little lamb plushies.
while this section exudes an European charm. The houses by the river look German / Austrian to me.
Private room is available if you need.
The owner of the cafe is Korean and I think that is reflected in the food and the utensils. My chicken panini sandwich (RM 14.90) came with longitudinally sliced cucumbers, red peppers, yellow peppers and tomatoes that are too tidy it’s like I am eating the sandwich version of bim bim bap. Ham is grilled, lightly charred and goes well with vinaigrette with a strong note of sweetness.
Aglio Olio (RM 17.90) is quite a feast with golden sliced garlic, bacon and mushroom; not too oily with a hint of chili. It’s amusing too to find out the pasta sits on top of a very cute European-market-inspired-plate drawn with a bunch of asparagus.
Macchiato (RM 10.50) is incredibly aromatic I could smell it from afar. And oh hello, spoon with a winking smile !
Fulfilling black coffee Americano (RM 6.90).
Walnut pie (RM 8.90) is not too common in bakeries and the last time I had anything similar was pecan pie and it was years ago. I love the contrast in textures with crunchy walnuts on a bed of mushy pumpkin paste laced with cinnamon. A tad too sweet though. Oh and hello, fork with a winking smile and fork with “wicker rocking” (whatever that means!).
Besides serving pasta, sandwiches , pastries and coffee, since the owner is Korean, the Korean version of ice kacang “Pat Bing Su” is available here too. Overall a decently priced cafe.
Address : 13A-1 Jalan Solaris 4, Solaris Mont Kiara, 50480 KL.
Tel : +603-62065423
Opening Hours : Mon – Fri 7.30 am – 12.00 am. Sat & Fri 8am – 12 am.