Saturday, 17 May 2014

Bonjour Garden Bakery @ The Intermark

After our (more than) satisfying meal at Fresco @ Jaya Grocer, we proceeded to Bonjour Garden Bakery @ The Intermark to get our caffeine fix since we didn't quite get the 'kick-start' we wanted earlier in the day.

"Bonjour" is the French way of greeting you "good day" (like hello or welcome)!  It's a stylish, continental bakery cum cafe with an all day dining concept offering big breakfasts to steaks, pizzas, pastas, gourmet pies, sandwiches to all your favourite patisserie and boulangerie items (made fresh daily).

The Intermark outlet, with its chic Parisian cafe design, is their 5th outlet.  This garden bakery uses traditional French techniques with Japanese precision to produce authentic French bakery and pastries.

We made our selection of cakes and pastries at their bakery counter before proceeding to the cafe to order our coffee.  We were pleased that they serve Lavazza coffee here.

Iced Cappuccino @ RM10

Iced Latte @ RM10

Hot Cappuccino @ RM9
Water is chargeable @ RM1 a glass

Soon after we sat down and ordered our drinks, our selection of cakes and pastries arrived.

The Strawberry Shortcake @ RM8/slice was airy and light, coupled with the freshness of the strawberries, it was a delight to eat!

The Chocolate Galaxy @ RM6.95/pc looked stunning (with the glistening chocolate) and tasted as good as it looked (and that's coming from someone who doesn't like chocolate that much).  The chocolate cake was moist inside with a smooth, velvety chocolate on the outside.  I truly enjoyed this although I'm more of a 'savoury' gal than a 'sweet' gal (hmmm...that didn't quite come off the way I intended it to, if you "get my drift").

As I'm not a huge fan of cheese, I'm not the authority to comment on the next 3 items.  The Cheese Symphony @ RM6.95/slice was equally good (according to my friends) and even better with the freshly grated coconut on top.

This is the Caramel Cheese Raisin (Butter Roll) @ RM2.95/pc.  Inside the roll, you'll find a thick layer of caramel cheese and raisins.  When you bite into it, you can taste the softness of the roll and the creamy cheese oozes into your mouth (I did take one bite just to see why my friends loved it so much).

As for the Caramel Cheese Cranberry @ RM2.95/pc, it's similar to the one above except you get cranberries instead of raisins.  My friends preferred the one with the raisins more.

The Croissant @ RM2.60/pc we had was one of the last two and, maybe because of this, it was not as soft and flaky as I would have liked.  It was still quite good though I've eaten better (and more buttery) ones than this.

My friends found themselves tempted by some of the other bakery items that they didn't get to try and so decided to take a few bakery temptations home with them.

As for me, I bought 2 loaves of bread to take home.  The Campagne Cereal @ RM8.65 was crusty on the outside and soft on the inside.  The black and white sesame seeds on the crust made it more fragrant.  [#Note: You can get 10-12 slices from one loaf...the pic here shows only half a loaf.]

The Ciabatta Junior @ RM2.50 (literally "slipper" bread) is made from French flour and fresh yeast.  It has a crisp crust with a soft, porous texture.  [#Note: You can probably get 7-8 slices from one loaf.]  If you like your bread hard and with a bit of bite, then you'll like this.

Their 5 signature bakery items (the 5Cs) are Caramel Cheese Raisin, Ciabatta (hard bread), Croissant, Campagne (levain bread) and Cranberrry Cheese (levain bread).  Of these 5, we managed to try 4 of them.

My Personal Opinion

The laid-back, cozy ambience makes this a good place to simply sit back, relax, socialise and spend quality time with your friends or family.

Having a relaxing time, sipping a good cup of coffee while enjoying scrumptious cakes and pastries, in a comfortable setting, is the perfect way to unwind.

My favourites:  The Chocolate Galaxy, Strawberry Shortcake and a good cup of Lavazza coffee.

Bonjour Garden
Lot LC-01-08 Intermark Mall
The Intermark
348 Jalan Tun Razak
50400 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2181 1822

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