Cafe Barbera

Monday, June 28, 2010

Last Saturday night I had dinner with 2 of my besties, Her Royal Highness and Miss Proud Duck. Oh and not forgetting HRH's lovely beau, Luke. This is one of the joys of being on holiday. I get to catch up with the people I love most and eat good food. We went to a cafe we've never been to before; Café Barbera in Bangsar. As soon as I stepped into the café I fell in love with its warm ambience and interior design. This bungalow-turned-café offers a cosy and private dining space for Italian food enthusiasts and their service is friendly and quick.

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My lovelies. I heart you!

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Cheesy prawn dip with toast. This was sooo good! Creamy yet not too cheesy. Definitely appetising.

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Beef lasagna. It was tasty but a little more béchamel wouldn't have hurt. Or that's how I would've made it, at least.

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Chocolate fondant with vanilla ice cream. A must for chocolate addicts. It's similar to that of a molten cake. It had warm, flowing chocolate inside. Perhaps a bit too sweet for my liking but still commendable.

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Cappuccino Shakerato. Awesome name right? This place is known for its wide variety of coffee and this drink was not a disappointment.


I became such a fan of Café Barbera that I actually went there again for lunch on Sunday! This time I went with my family so I was able to take more photos and order more food LOL.

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Italian meatballs. My family thoroughly enjoyed this; even my brother and he's very fussy when it comes to Italian food.

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Beef pepperoni pizza. Another delightful goodie from this cafe. It had a crispy crust and delicious toppings.

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Classic bolognaise. My brother said it was just 'okay' as he felt it lacked tomatoes. I told you he's fussy.

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Smoked salmon fettuccine. I enjoyed it because firstly, I love salmon and secondly, I love cheesy, white sauce.

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And what do we have here? Oh just me enjoying my meal =)

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Napoli. Another coffee drink but "fancier" than the one I had the night before. Smooth, frothy and rich all in one.

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Tiramisu. My sister said it was like a little piece of Italy. The mascarpone cheese was not too rich therefore the tiramisu was light yet satisfying and delicious. Plus, it's non-alcoholic.

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Apple pie with vanilla ice cream. One of the best apple pies I've ever tried. Soft chunks of apple pieces complemented with bits of raisins and a hint of cinnamon.

My verdict? They have a good selection of pizzas, desserts and drinks. I wasn't exactly over the moon with their pasta but I would go there again without a doubt as it is a nice and pleasant place to hang out with some friends or even for a romantic dinner. If you want to avoid the typical restaurant environment I should mention that they have al fresco dining as well. Café Barbera also wins Muslim brownie points because they don't serve any alcohol whatsoever.


18, Lorong Maarof,
Bangsar, KL.
Open 7 days a week
9.30 am - 11 pm

03-2287 3628

16 comments:

Beyond Me said...

Masha'allah .. I bet you had so much fun ^.^
The picz are deadly :D especially the chocolate fondant ;)

here and there said...

Oh my the foood the fooood! Look at the yummy food!!! I'm a big fan of chocolate, white sauces, bechamel sauce, tiramisu...basically everything u posted. lol
Will totally go and try that place when I go back to Msia. :D

ps: I LOVE LOVE LOVE your new layout. ;)

Rene´s Bare Essentials said...

the food looks amazing! My mouth is watering just looking at it... What I wouldnt give for a slice of that apple pie and chocolate ice cream, yum!

hatim a.r said...

its 11 pm and this post is making me hungreyyyhhh. T_T

Smart CoOKie said...

Yummy. My mouth is watering xD

hispanic muslimah said...

Am soooo hungry looking @ pics of what you all ate!!
I like the ambiance of the restaurant too. Isn't it so nice to be back home with friends and family?

hispanic muslimah said...

p.s. i like your new layout better :)

Proudduck said...

omg you went again?!!!! i would've sooo followed you!

Anonymous said...

everything looks YUMMYYYY, im a sucker fer italian food! my cousins has always raved abt Barbera but i never had the chance to actually go there. hows the pricing of the food if i may ask? :)

zahra said...

seriously. i think we need to eat a meal together. you keep featuring all of my favourite dishes in the world.

[[[ x Smiley x ]]] said...

Wow!
The food just looks amazing!Ive scrolled up and down like 16 times now! Do you always have to do this? :P

Shahirah Elaiza said...

Muahaha I love me some food-related blog posts =P

Dear Anon, the pricing is very reasonable:
It costs between RM 25-35 for a plate of pasta. Same for the pizzas (if I'm not mistaken) and between RM 7 - RM 15 for a drink. Oh and RM 10 more or less for a dessert.

ashieBee said...

hi sha :))

your new layout is niceee! *thumbs up* and hey, the food pornography is making me hungry!!!! hehehehe

*hugs**

shea said...

i love how u twist ur scarf around...would love it even more if u would share the tutorial! :)
i have a quite rounded shaped face..therefore im a bit insecure when pinning my scarf at the back like how u did urs(i presume?)...

Shahirah Elaiza said...

Thankie Ashie! =) Btw I can't help it.. I'm a foodie so I like to post pics of food hehe.

Shea, I've been thinking about doing tutorials cos I've been getting a few requests. They're mostly easy peasy styles but inshaAllah hun =)

anis said...

salam..
hello, im ur new follower. u already make me wanted to try this place. more n more food post next time teheee ^^v