Croisette Cafe is a quaint French cafe cum restaurant hiding inside a nondescript condominium. Which is why it’s also regarded as one of the obscure places to eat in Bangsar. But with the advent of Internet, nothing is quite a secret more.
For first timers, it might be a little tricky to find the cafe’s exact location and you’ll probably end up with a few detours along the way. Thankfully though, the effort will be worth it.
What you need to know about Croisette Cafe is that they serve wallet-friendly French dishes. Their daily set lunches are value for money too, priced at an affordable RM30 on weekdays and RM40 on weekends. Each set comes with a starter, main, dessert and cup of coffee or tea. The selection presented for each course is more than adequate and should not disappoint.
I settled for a la carte and had the saffron scented Prawn Bisque @ RM16 to start, which peculiarly, was served in a traditional Chinese bowl. Regardless, it had a light and smooth consistency packing a strong and clean prawn flavor. Nothing short of delicious.
The soup also came with a crunchy crouton with a dollop of Rouille.
Pasta Carbonara Croisette @ RM24 is their signature pasta from a choice of 3. The carbonara here is a ‘true carbonara’, as in there’s no cream in it unlike what you get at other places. It’s simply a combination of pasta, olive oil, raw egg and plenty of pancetta. If you like your carbonara to be really creamy and swimming in sauce, this will not cut it for you.
SL’s choice of main for her set lunch was the Pan Fried Chicken Breast with Roquefort cream. Despite the small-looking portion size, it was actually quite filling – especially after you mop up all the tasty sauce with the ridiculously delicious potatoes au gratin.
I’m normally not a fan of chicken breast as I find it too dry, but I had to make an exception for this. The chef must have had an impeccable timing to be able to cook a chicken breast as good as this. The chicken was beautifully browned with a delightfully crisp on the outside yet moist and juicy inside – one that you could slice through effortlessly without much cutting.
For dessert, Peach Melba looked interesting but unfortunately it was not available. So we chose the Mousse Trio Chocolate with redcurrant, which was a spot on recommendation by the chef.
Not only it looked great, it was delectable as well and we enjoyed every spoon of it. Coffee at the end was surprisingly good too, strong and fresh tasting despite just being normally brewed.
Views are just one of the perks of dining at Croisette Cafe. On a clear sunny day, you get to enjoy an unobstructed view of Bangsar’s surrounding and Kuala Lumpur’s skyline from the poolside. Parking is provided free of charge at the visitor’s car park. All you need to do is to register at the security gate and tell them you’re visiting the restaurant.
Croissete Cafe (at the end of the pool)
Level 3, Cascadium Condominium
Jalan Penaga, 59100 Bangsar
Tel: 016-330 4477 (Michelle)
Business hours: Tue to Sun (8.30 am – 10pm), set lunch from 11.30am – 2.30pm