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Marquise Pâtisserie Chocolaterie @ Bangsar Shopping Centre

Marquise has been open in Bangsar Shopping Centre for more than half a year. I know that because rif and I would walk past it each time we hang out in the shopping mall. Located at the back corner on the ground floor, Marquise displays beautiful cakes, an assortment of artisan chocolates, cookies and cakes. We actually checked out the place when it first opened, but things didn’t feel quite ready.

One would be spoilt for choice here; I know I felt like Gretel in “Hansel and Gretel”, minus the wicked witch. I wanted to try their afternoon tea, but decided against it as we had a rather heavy lunch. Instead, I ordered the Forêt-Noire (RM10.80) and he, the Dome au Chocolate Amande (RM10.80).

rif and I tend to argue a lot when it comes to food choices — whose dish tastes better, whose dessert is more memorable, etc. He would usually win, but this time around, I thought my cake was just as delicious as his. The Forêt-Noire was a rich interplay of cherries, whipped cream and chocolate sponge layers. This was moist and deeply chocolate-y with a fruity flavour from the cherries.

The Dome au Chocolate Amande boasted a more interesting presentation. It was a pretty chocolate ball, studded with nuts (hazelnut, I reckon) and topped with a dark chocolate ring. Inside this ‘dome’, was a white chocolate mousse centre. The dense chocolate and creamy centre combination worked really well. No, I’m not going to admit he made a better choice. Both our choices were good.

While the cakes were good, I wasn’t pleased with the Latte Machiatto (RM12.80). This was served scalding hot, making it impossible to enjoy. The reason given to me wasn’t good enough to warrant such a poorly prepared latte. Apparently, the coffee turns cold quickly due to the harsh air-conditioning, so they make it boiling hot to counter sip.

My Caramel Mocha Frappe (RM14.90) was much better. This reminded me of coffee ice cream, and the frappe was blended to just the right consistency. At least for me. I don’t like my ice blended to be insanely smooth; if I wanted that, I’d order a smoothie.

The ambience is cosy yet chic. I spotted two families having their cakes and afternoon tea, and a group of girl who look like they were having a girl’s day out. Prices are pretty standard in general, but their coffees are a tad expensive. I’d definitely go back to try more cakes and chocolate, but not the latte. Ever.

Ambiance: 7/10
Price: 5/10
Cakes: 7/10
Latte: 1/10
Frappe: 6/10
Verdict: A nice place to kick back and relax over sweet treats.

Marquise Pâtisserie Chocolaterie
Bangsar Shopping Centre

12 Responses

  1. CUMI & CIKI

    What a classy name! That choc ball looks good;)

  2. dropsofcontentment

    Oh yum the chocolate ball looks a little like a little volcano with white chocolate mousse waiting to drizzle out. I've heard good things about this place too! Should try it out soon 😀

  3. "Joe" who is constantly craving

    wooo..sweets..bcoming a real sucker for sweets recently.

  4. Michelle Chin

    my mom would have liked the hot coffee tho…

  5. minchow

    OK, got it, no latte ever! I bet they don't do soy anyway so I'm really just left with long black!

  6. The Jackal

    The correct English for "who's" should be "whose".

  7. Bangsar-bAbE

    The Jackal – Thanks for the correction!

    min – Or the ice blended and their selection of teas. 😉

    Michelle – Scalding hot? ~_~

    Joe – From your blog, I can see that you're getting plenty of good sweets down under. 🙂

    Wendy – Hope you like it!

    Cumi & Ciki – It was yummy. 😀

  8. boo_licious

    Hmmm, wasn't too impressed with my first ever visit. Guess it's time to revisit and see if they have improved. Looks like it's a possibility. Thanks for the heads-up.

  9. iamthewitch

    The cakes look FABULOUS and so chocolaty! Love patisseries.. they always look so classy and prim. And I miss you !! 🙂

  10. iamthewitch

    The cakes are so chocolaty and pretty. Always love patisseries.. they look classy and prim. And I miss u babe! 🙂

  11. Bangsar-bAbE

    iamthewitch – I miss you too!! Let's do tea /coffee here. 🙂

    boo – No prob. Hopefully, your next visit will be a good one.

  12. Saiful

    Hi there BangsarBabe, I enjoy looking at your food pics & a casual food blog searcher. I just bought a whole cake at their kiosk in KLCC. Don’t remember the cake name exactly, something like ‘devil’s choc’. Sorry, the cake itself taste like cheap american choc cake, but the icing & cream is decent enough to be claimed as belgian chocolate. For a real truly belgian chocolate cake experience, try the patisserie in Ritz Carlton in BB. That one is Unforgettable!

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