I ate: Levain Boulangerie Patisserie

Every once in a while pops up a new venue on the food map which sends out a homing signal to all foodies alike causing them to rush in and have a whiff of the latest food joint which will end up on their blog accumulating on the threads on your google search. One such place which pulled this off well, wait very well is Levain Boulangerie Patisserie. I first caught the scent of this deep rooted french bakery serving up hearty italian food towards the end of last year but never really did get down to it till recently.

Levain Boulangerie Patisserie which translates from french to Levain Bakery Patisserie sounds like a mouthful isnt it? Trivial fact: the term Patisserie is a controlled term awarded exclusively to a bakery which employs a master pastry chef.

Located in the heart of town off Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman this bakery/restaurant is fashioned after a classic french cottage with its own compound and a warm,welcoming interior.

Practicing a self serving policy where you would go to the counter to place and order for your food and drinks and a few minutes later the waiters will serve up your entrĂ©e at your table. The concise menu consists of a few variations of pasta’s, sandwiches and starters as far as i could recall.

I was deeply craving for a some seafood dish of any form and orderd seafood aglio olio pasta (RM12.50). The instantly recognisable scent of olive oil and bell peppers hit me straight away. Taste wise it was fresh, easy on the palate and was relatively generous on the seafood of squid,prawns and seared fish fillets.

Other notable dishes include the spagetthi chicken bolognaise which was fared pretty decently considering the price of only rm 9.90.
Though not the biggest portions of italian food it does leave ample room to try out some of their fresh pastries available. Apart from classics like danish apple pie which was sublime with its apple chunks and hint of cinnamon, croissants and baguettes. Oh and yes the macarons which was a good way to end the meal on a sweet note.
Note the middle picture with the deep fried item which actually was their beef curry doughnut probably not something i’d try on my own which turned out well surprisingly with tender chunks of beef which probably originated from japanese curry stew.

Back to its rather confusing name with a deep french influence and yet serving up hearty italian dishes seems like more of a well trained double agent in both its field of culinary flair. Definetly worth a visit for its reasonably price and high quality which in proper italian restaurants would cost at least 50% more.

This trip was done over a dinner service but i strongly recommend dropping in during lunch hours for fresh out of the oven pastries.


Jalan Delima 55100 Kuala Lumpur,
Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur

Open Tue-Sun 8am-8pm


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