If you're in need of wanderlust but your bank doesn't allow it (no thanks, inflation), let's bring wanderlust to you! Say hello to Bartolo Bakehouse in Kuala Lumpur which serves delightful authentic Portuguese baked goods complete with fun vibes that'll take you straight to Portugal. No expensive flights are needed!
Located right by the beautiful River of Life, you can enjoy the sunshine (don't worry, they have fans!) while enjoying the view over sweet treats and a cup of coffee. The cafe is run by two Portuguese cousins who decided to share a piece of their hometown with KL-lites.
Bartolo Bakehouse menu
𝗣𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗹 𝗱𝗲 𝗡𝗮𝘁𝗮, RM 6
What's a visit to a Portuguese cafe without trying the famous Pastel de Nata, amirite? The sweet soft centre made of custard egg and crispy pastry is a delightful bite that you'll be asking for more! Be sure to sprinkle it with cinnamon - just as the Portuguese enjoy this treat!
In Portugal, they call it 'Petiscar' - for going out with friends for drinks and snacks. It's all about those delightful 'petiscos' that let you explore a world of Portuguese flavours in one sitting! And you can do that right here at Bartolo Bakehouse. Here are some things that you can try:
𝗕𝗿𝗶𝗼𝗰𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗰𝗼𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘂𝘁 𝗰𝗿𝘂𝗺𝗯𝗹𝗲, RM 12
It was an absolute delight - each bite was a happy surprise. The texture was so soft and fluffy, with just the perfect amount of crispiness.
𝗕𝗼𝗹𝗼 𝗱𝗼 𝗖𝗮𝗰𝗼, RM 14
It's a fantastic sweet potato flatbread served with their own homemade herb butter. The taste is incredibly earthy and pairs perfectly with that creamy butter.
𝗣𝗶𝗻𝗸 𝗽𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿, RM 14
Refreshing dragonfruit smoothie. Natural and not sweet
𝗕𝗮𝗻𝗮𝗻𝗮 & 𝗽𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗳𝗿𝘂𝗶𝘁 𝘀𝗺𝗼𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗲, RM 14
Halal status: No pork and no lard. Do note that they sell alcohol on the premise. We recommend you dine at your own discretion.
Address: Mezzanine floor lot 204-206, Central Market, Jalan Hang Kasturi, Annexe, Kuala Lumpur (Head towards the end of Central Market, pass by the camera shop, and take the stairs up)
Opening hours: 10am - 8pm (closed on Monday)