I had heard a lot about Haute Food but never noticed it, as it is tucked away in a little "alleyway" in Block H of Plaza Damas (sort of around the corner from the mamak/ 7-11 outlet?):
Whether you prefer to sit al fresco (which can be a bit warm) or inside (small, simple but cosy), Haute Food is very popular and is usually packed during peak hours:
Nothing on the constantly changing Daily Special menu sparked my interest that day, so I went for the Roast beef sandwich (RM 13.50) which is on their normal menu:
(The normal menu has a selection of lighter options - interesting sounding sandwiches and breakfast items)
There's nothing about this sandwich that I didn't like:
- Generous slices of moist roast beef,
- slathered with tender, fragrant slices of caremelised onions, and
- crisp fresh greens,
- nestled in between two thick slices of perfectly toasted crusty bread.
:D :D :D
Since we were there quite late on Saturday, we were just in time for the Tea time special - Cake and tea/ cofee for RM 16 (3pm to 5pm):
(Its not a bad deal, but not exactly super worth it - considering that most of the cakes are priced around RM 12 a slice and coffee around RM 8 a cup)
Moving on to dessert:
To be completely fair, I have heard a lot of good things about the cakes there... but the 2 that we tried didn't wow me.
(Nothing really wrong with the cakes actually, they are above average - Just not super nice, as I expected)
- Chocolate cake:
Overall, fairly moist and fairly chocolatey.
(What a giant slice though!)
- Bread and butter pudding:
Nice textural mix from the ice cream, crunchy almonds and "bread", but the bread was not quite moist enough and wasn't particularly fragrant.
As much as I am a rice person, I do get cravings for a really good sandwich sometimes... and now I know where to go when I do!
So it's: Casual ambience, decent range of light eats and cakes (with a rotating selection of daily specials), reasonable pricing (considering serving size and that it's in Mont Kiara) BUT nothing bad really - just that the service can be a bit slow when it gets packed and (so far) not all the cakes are fantabulous. :).....
Haute Food @ Plaza Damas, KL
H-0-2, Block H, Plaza Damas, 60, Jalan Sri Hartamas 1, Kuala Lumpur
Ambience : 7
Service : 5
Price** : RM 40 per person
** Approximation - 3 course meal, excluding drinks
Telephone No.: 03-6201 3168
Opening Hours: 10am to 6pm (Closed on Tuesdays)
NO PORK SERVED
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