The Mid­night Baker

Time Out Malaysia Kids - - Eating Out -

Lower ground floor, 1-3 Seni Mont Kiara, KL (03 6211 1090/www.face­book.com/themid­night­baker8). There’s noth­ing noir about this tiny bak­ery de­spite its mys­te­ri­ous-sound­ing name; the own­ers named it so be­cause a large chunk of their bak­ing is con­ducted un­der the cover of night. Es­sen­tially a glass box shrouded in the shade, The Mid­night Baker can be found in­side the con­do­minium block of Seni Mont Kiara. We’re so ac­cli­mated to bat­tling it out for park­ing just about any­where in KL that it came as a lovely sur­prise to swoop into a near-empty park­ing lot. Bet­ter still, park­ing is free!

The bak­ery’s Face­book page lured us over with the prom­ise of unique pas­tries such as sour cream cheesy sausage rolls and vanilla Nutella cake topped with gra­nola, but we were met with a small and rather ba­sic range of baked goods such as crois­sants and brown­ies. Also, it was barely lunchtime but some soups and quiches were al­ready sold out. If faced with a sim­i­lar sit­u­a­tion, set­tle for one of the café’s sand­wiches. The smoked salmon sand­wich fea­tures a win­ning combo of sliced smoked fish, a good smear of French mus­tard, caramelised onions and tomato slices. But it was the hearty yet airy home-baked whole wheat bread that won our hearts over. Fans of banana bread should take home a slice or two of the gula Me­laka spiced banana loaf, which also had that same light tex­ture.

The sparsely dec­o­rated kids play area calls for a trip to Toys ‘R’ Us, but on the bright side, high chairs are avail­able. All in all, Seni Mont Kiara’s res­i­dents are for­tu­nate to have a qual­ity bak­ery on the premises, but we wouldn’t go out of our way to come here un­less fa­tigued by crowded spa­ces. Tue-Sun, 8am-5.30pm. Halal. Child­friendly. Dis­abled-friendly. Free park­ing. High chairs avail­able.

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