Bonjour! Surprised to find a French bistro in Langkawi? So am I. La Chocolatine does not call themselves a French bakery just because they bake and sell French pastries. Patrick, the owner himself is originally from Essonne and is an experienced pastry chef who have worked more than 25 years in the Caribbean before relocating to Langkawi in 2009.
The croissants (RM4 each) here are to die for and I am not exaggerating even one bit. Most croissants churned out by the local bakeries often taste like normal bread, and usually had to be eaten like a sandwich with various fillings in order to appeal. But the croissants here are already good on their own and could even match those I have tasted in Europe. Golden on the outside with an unmistakable buttery aroma, these delectable treats along with the other products are made with high quality imported ingredients (butter, yeast, flour, chocolate) from as far as France.
Lemon Meringue Tart @ RM10 could be the perfect wake-up call in the mornings. Packed with an intense, zesty yet refreshing lemon flavor, a bite on one of these tarts will surely jolt your senses awake.
For something heavier and sweeter there’s the classic Opera Cake @ RM14 – a rich and decadent symphony of coffee and chocolate layers. This is an indulgence best saved for last. As for drinks, there are nothing fancy here but the traditional beverages such Nespresso coffee, hot chocolates (made with real chocolate and milk) and freshly squeezed juices.
You are missing out the best stuff by ordering solely off the menu. Do explore the daily delicacies available at the patisserie counter.
I feel that the Langkawi folks are lucky to have such a lovely bakery that produces high quality baked products right at their doorstep. And even though the prices are not cheap, you do feel that you are getting what you paid for – delicious European standard pastries.
No 3, Jalan Teluk Baru,
Pantai Tengah, Langkawi
GPS Coordinates: N6 16.954 E99 43.865
Open daily 9am to 9pm