The front part of Dew is a florist, and if you just walk by without observing closely, you might miss the patisserie hidden behind the lush hanging potted plants, vibrant orchids and roses. The set-up of Dew reminds one of a speakeasy; you'd have to push through the heavy green metal door with see-through glass to step into the patisserie. The place feels like a well-kept secret that is jealously guarded by the lucky few people to have found it.
The interior is narrow and long; lined with pristine marble countertops, high stools and green wooden finishing. Natural sunlight pours in through the front glass panes, with additional soft lightings hanging over each table. The place is barely large enough to hold a dozen customers at a time comfortably, which is part of its appeal. This is not your typical overcrowded, noisy cafe/cake shop. It is elegant and peaceful, like an oasis away from the bustling noise and throng of people on the streets outside.
All the treats are made daily here, fresh as dew (pun intended). There are exactly 10 items on the menu, not including the drink menu. You could order a box filled with one of each treat to take away, if you feel like indulging yourself - and why not? We all deserve to spoil ourselves once in a while. We took a while to gaze at all the aesthetically pleasing treats before deciding what to order.
First up, we tried the 100% Chocolate Cake (RM17). It's a flourless chocolate cake, made with Valrhona Caraibe chocolate ganache, single origin Madagascar and 67.4% chocolate mousse. This dainty chocolate cake will immediately satisfy your dark chocolate cravings. It has the right balance of bitterness and sweetness, and is intensely rich. We would have loved some messy chocolate oozing out of this beautifully cut squared tiny cake, but it is otherwise perfect.
Next, we tasted the Vanilla Mille Feuille (RM22). This multi-layered dessert is a treat for vanilla lovers. It’s made with vanilla bean praline, white chocolate and vanilla bean caramel, mixed with vanilla bean & Valrhona Ivoire cream; all held together between delicate caramelized inverse puff pastry. The vanilla filling is mildly sweet and pairs well with the five layers of crispy puff pastry.
Then we tried the Kopiko Tart (RM19). This winsome dessert is made of Nescafé coffee mousse and ganache, paired with coffee praline and topped with cocoa nib nougatine. It tastes sensationally rich, like a coffee lover's ultimate dream treat! The robust coffee flavours of the tart had our taste buds dancing with glee. The Kopiko Tart is definitely a killer dessert at Dew.
That was followed by the Basil-Lime Tart (RM19), which is also noteworthy. This ethereally light and imaginative tart is made of basil mousse, lime & basil curd shaped like a dome on top, egg white sticks and meringue. The tart has a light, creamy texture and a fantastic crumbly crust. The meringue and lime curd tastes minty fresh and zesty, while the egg white sticks are slightly sweet and will melt in your mouth. Simply divine!
Finally, we had the Banana & Dulcey (RM17), as a complimentary treat from Jaslyn (thanks Jaslyn!). It is one of the popular desserts at Dew made with caramelized banana, Valrhona Dulcey mousse and Speculoos biscuit. The Banana & Dulcey has a lovely balance of taste and textures. We adored the smooth creaminess of the mousse and crunchiness of the Speculoos biscuit. When you cut into the tart, the caramelized banana center will ooze out tantalizingly. This dessert really hits the sweet spot for us!
As for drinks, we ordered a pot of Oolong Tea (RM12), infused with red fruits and apples. The oolong tea was refreshing and fragrant with sweet fruity notes; we enjoyed sipping hot tea as we sampled each new mouthwatering treat.
By all means, drop by at Dew if you happen to be in Bangsar. You won’t regret stepping into this exquisite little patisserie with its surprisingly wonderful treats!
- 7, Jalan Telawi 2, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: 03 2280 0868
- Open 11am to 7pm (Tuesdays to Fridays) & 11am to 8pm (Saturdays & Sundays)
- Closed on Mondays