Monday, February 11, 2008

Lavender Cake & Bistro, Johor Bahru

Having first tried Lavender's pastries from the outlet in Pavilion and enjoyed it, I was pleasantly surprised when Alicia took us to Lavender Cake Shop & Bistro for brunch before heading over to Singapore. Seems that Lavender's quite a big hit in Johor with several outlets before they decided to venture into Klang Valley too recently. I was at Aeon Bukit Tinggi Shopping Complex a few days ago and they have an cake and bistro outlet there too (unlike the one in Pavilion which does not serve food).
This outlet is near Pelangi Leisure Mall and has a big seating capacity.
Christmas Deco
It's a cosy place despite its size. The interior colour is light purple and when I was there during Christmas time, the Christmas decorations were in shades of purple too. You can actually see my reflection from the purple bauble (taking the pic with my usual "hand tripod"...hahaha)
Mocha roll
Seeing this cute mocha roll, we just had to order it but it turned out to be lacking in mocha flavour and just tasted sweet.
Fried Vermicelli
The fried bee hoon (vermicelli) fared much better. It was extremely tasty and came with generous amount of shredded vegetables, eggs, prawns and topped wtih coriander leaves.
Chicken Foccacia
The Foccacia Chicken Sandwich was quite a delight too. With raisins, bits of capsicum and cucumber, this sandwich had an added crunchy bite to it.
Peanut Butter Toast
Came drizzled with maple syrup, a slab of butter and scattered raisins, the Peanut Butter Toast was a pretty sight. I wished I was greeted by such sight and taste each time I feel like having toast :o).

Well at least I can get to, right here in the Klang Valley but let's just hope that it's just as good as this brunch I had in Johor Bahru.

Lavender Cake Shop & Bistro
64, 66 & 68 Jalan Serampang
Taman Pelangi
80400 Johor Bahru

Tel : 07-335 9966

To be continued ...Singapore, here we come!


Hazza said...

Gong xi fa cai! I like the meehoon .. looks like there is more "liu" than meehoon - excellent!

Anonymous said...

The toast looks delicious. Maple syrup - wow. How indulgent. :-) So where's the lavender?

Precious Pea said...

The Peanut Butter Toast is awesome leh! I LIKE I LIKE I LIKE!! FATTENING BUT WHO CARES HOR?? Slurpss!

a feast, everyday said...

Gong xi fa cai! The sandwich and toast look sooo good!

Anonymous said...

Who cares about calories when I can have my Peanut Butter Toast?!! Yummilicious! :D

And btw, Kung Hei, Kung Hei! Selamat Tahun Tikus!

Jason said...

The toast looks delish! Happy CNY again!

HairyBerry said...

when i was still a student, i would treat myself to their egg-wrapped tuna roll after my exams...ahh, those days...hehe...there's another not-bad cafe/bakery in jb called seasons...nice.

ai wei said...

Gimme the thick toast with thick peanut butter and extra maple syrup! that's my fave!!! ^^

Cokeworld Citizen said...

aiks got lavender in JB airport also...haha my aunty's fav.

itu no slab of butter tiny piece...hehe

yeah bee hoon and foccacia looks good!

hiyoh 12am ady >,< and i am looking at ur photos...

Anonymous said...

Yummy..!! love the beehoon.. and foccacia.. :)

Anonymous said...

Like the meehoon...looks a bit like tung hoon. Reminds me of Vietnamese salad noodles.

Unknown said...

I love the sight of the toast. It's like looking at a breath-taking scenery :P" I'm a bread person and toast is almost my favourite. I would definitely order this if I happen to be at Lavender Cake Shop & Bistro ;)

yammylicious said...

gong hei fatt choi!!! =)
aww mocha roll look great!! wad a huge bistro~

Babe_KL said...

wahh their beehoon has so much "liew"!!! i loved lavender's mooncakes too, not too sweet.

btw, kung hei fatt choi to u and yr family

bigfish_chin said...

Happy CNY eh~
Haiyooorr... The Peanut Butter Toast is too yummy lar!

wmw said...

hazza : Yup, looks and taste great!

Lyrical L & Precious P: Can replicate the toast at home?

A Feast, everyday : Yah, one breakfast I don't mind.

kennymah : Right back at yah! Wondeful breakfast hor?

jason : Thanks...tell us about your Ipoh trip.

Nic : How long has Lavender been around?

ai wei : Maybe we can try making this at home ourselves...

cokeworld citizen : That's a slab to me...hahaha, you must love buter!

mamabok : Yeah, they are great stuff.

judy : You know, over here, they fry tung hoon and vermicelli together so it won't be that "jelak"...

Shirley : hehe...breath taking scenery!

yammylicious : The mocha roll looks cute but was not that good.

babe_kl : Yah, I love their range of bakery stuff too. Thanks for the wishes. Same to you.

bigfish_chin : Happy CNY to you too. The toast is nice... :o)

Cokeworld Citizen said...

hohoho of course...u noe those small small chunks of butter they give to spread on dinner rolls when u go to a western food restaurant? I put 2 chunks one 1 roll and finish in 3 bites...wahahahaha

wonda said...

I am coming to get you to be my food guide. I hope you are around then in KL.

Anonymous said...

Sun neen fai lok!
Man see yue yee!
Po po ko sing!
Sum seong see seng!
Sun thai keen hong!

backStreetGluttons said...

everything from downunder looks hearty and delicious , you brought enough for us to go to the battlefied or not ?

if we dun return from up in the heavens you know what to do...

Anonymous said...

The chicken sandwich sure looks great! Will try the one at Pavilion hehe..

Kiong Hee Huat Chye, Ang Pao Gia Lai

daphne said...

that foccacia toastie looks really good! Properly grilled with interesting mixture of filling.

Singapore did you say SG? oooo...

HairyBerry said...

dunno about the history but as i know, quite a long time first experience was in 1999 :)

Unknown said...

I have Lavendar CNY cookies at my living table now. LOL... They are quite good.

The other day was at one of the Jusco in JB they had a very nice branch there that serves food too. They had the most unique ceiling fans!

wmw said...

cokeworld citizen : Wah, that's quite a lot...but you're still so slim. Nevermind, next time put 3!

wonda : Hope I'll be around when you're in town too :o)

kat : Hey there! Thank you thank you...Same to you too!

team bsg : I don't know woh...what ah???

vkeong : If not mistaken, the one at Pavilion doesn't have a food menu(or maybe they do now, not sure). Try Bukit Tinggi in Klang.

daphne : Yup, Christmas in SG! I need to try the foccacia and toast in Klang Valley to see if it's just as good as the one in JB.

Nic : Your first experience??? ;o) LOL....Wow, they have been around for almost a decade!

Keropok Man : Hey you! Nice to see you dropping by ;o). Mmm...Lavender seems to get pretty good response.

Simon Seow said...

I think the Bukit Tinggi one should have the same quality because they are very stringent about their quality. The branch you went is the HQ, the Managing Director is just upstair in the office. Should try their Hainamese Chicken Rice and Curry Chicken Rice. Loved them. Most of their staff have lunch there too sometime, so when the taste is not right they will give comment to the kitchen.

wmw said...

Simon: That's good to know. Thanks for the tip...will try those the next time I go to Lavender.

Auntie Kok said...

Hey, if you like to eat cakes, you can try my homebaked cakes!
Come visit