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Cafe Barbera, Bangsar (revisit)

Cafe Barbera left a good impression on me during my first visit, and it is now my favourite place to have coffee. Service was friendly. The staff always had a smile on their face. In less than a week, I noticed some improvement in their coffee and food. The cappuccino shakerato (RM9.50) was more of a pretty drink but didn’t deliver the coffee kick I was looking for. I prefer my coffee to be slightly bitter. Roma (RM10.50) was a lot sweeter and tasted more like a chocolate drink to me. I think I’ll stick to the Cappuccino Italiano (RM8.50) from now on. It was better prepared (smoother) this time around, with a simple coffee art finish. Espresso Freddo(RM9.50) was thick, dark and sweet. It could have been less sweet, but on a whole, I liked it. The butter croissant (RM6.50) was simple, comfort food that went well with my coffee(s).As usual, the greedy girl (Shum) had her tomato & cheese pizza (RM18), and I shamelessly nicked two slices from her. Since H was there with us, we ordered a mushroom & cheese pizza (RM20) as well. This was tastier than the tomato & cheese pizza. The addition of pesto on top of the pizza was ingenious; it was nutty, aromatic and complemented the pizza toppings. Aglio olio spaghetti (RM20) was not bad but it was such a small portion. The prawns were firm and succulent, and the sundried tomatoes gave the pasta a tart and sweet flavour. I liked this, but only as a snack. It was much too small to act as a main course. I spied more cakes at the display counter, and decided to try the Tiramisu Cake (RM13). This was a homemade version, there for a trial run. Cafe Barbera should replace their tiramisu with this. Light, creamy and with a hint of coffee, it was more of a “pick-me-up” compared to their house version. The peanut butter chocolate cake (RM13) didn’t fare as well. It was too dry and dense. The creamy peanut butter filling wasn’t much of a saving grace. It was however, a good attempt in widening their cake selection.

My experiences at Cafe Barbera were pleasant, so far. The coffees are one of the better ones around (just stick to the basics) and it’s so nearby my place!

*Previous visit HERE

Cafe Barbera
18 Lorong Maarof

Bangsar Park,
59000, Kuala Lumpur
03 2287 3628
Opens daily from 9am to 11pm
GPS Coordinates: N 3 07.732 E 101 40.495

8 Responses

  1. thenomadGourmand


  2. Nic (KHKL)

    i like the design of the building. really outstanding, considering the rather plain surrounding. haha. the tiramisu looks good! i can't wait to check out this place!

  3. Sean

    wow, a place that actually improves with time, instead of going downhill! that's pretty impressive =)

  4. "Joe" who is constantly craving

    time to get my coffee fix here, hope it stays good!

  5. Bangsar-bAbE

    Joe – I hope so too! Otherwise, I'm going to have to find someplace else for coffee. >.<

    Sean – Yeah…I hope the staff didn't buck up because the operations manager was around.

    Nic – Get the right tiramisu. The foam looking one wasn't good at all.

    nomad – Go!!

  6. BrianandRepublic

    Hey Sue Lynn, long time no chat. Things have been really hectic with my IGCSE O levels fast approaching, and I've had to stop vlogging for awhile. How are you doing?

    I'm good friends with one of the owners' daughter, who suggested Barbera. Their imported coffees are meant to be their speciality. I'm going there this weekend. Worth a visit you reckon?


  7. Bangsar-bAbE

    Hi Brian!!

    Yes, long time indeed. Was wandering why you've gone missing!

    Stick to the NOT fancy coffees and you'll be fine. I tried their pretty looking coffees and was disappointed. Try their cappucino italiano or their long blacks. I've been there 5 times, and the basic coffees are more consistant. 😉

  8. Michael


    Visited the place after reading your blog.

    Was there the 4th time today and I find the coffee is good. My wife loved their coffee.

    If you are into pasta, I would like to recommend a nice little place called Haikara Style Cafe in Subang Jaya – two blocks after Carrefour (next to Subang Avenue where you will find Old Town Kopitiam). Looked out for a banner with Charcoal Roasted Coffee(if I not now wrong – Charcoal is spelled wrongly).

    It's a cosy Japanese western run by a Japaneses couple. The husband is tall with a beautiful wife.

    The coffee is nice too.

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