What is it?
A boulangerie-patisserie-cafe spanning across three floors in a commercial shoplot, this place along Old Klang Road is sleek with angular lines and wood furnishings. Le Pont is owned by BUTBO Group which also manages the nearby Xenri Japanese restaurant. “Le pont” means “the bridge” in French and the cafe’s cuisine is primarily French-European inspired.
As the Klang Valley continues to welcome European style bakeries, Le Pont is a new addition that looks set to enchant customers with artisan breads and pastries. But it also offers a menu of hot food such as risotto and pasta.
Who is it?
Le Pont has two chefs and a beverage expert. Muhammad Padzli, the Head Pastry Chef and Daniel Wong, the Chef De Cuisine both started out as kitchen helpers and have both gradually risen through the ranks by working at places like Joel Robuchon and Umberto Bombana‘s Michelin-starred restaurants. David Leong is the Head of Coffee and doubles as the Director and Lead Trainer at the Barista Guild Asia’s Coffee Academy. He oversees the Three Quarter Cup coffee bar at Le Pont that was previously located within Xenri.
Le Pont’s Special Lamb Shank. A thick, hefty chunk of meat on bone, the lamb shank has been braised in house-made apricot sauce that imparts a slightly sweet accent to the dish. It is served with potatoes, roasted peppers and asparagus. The sandwiches are also recommended with our favourites being the smoked salmon and vegetarian flavours! The addition of puff pastry to the bottom layer of the dainty sandwiches adds a surprisingly nice crunchy texture. Not forgetting the highlight of French patisserie, the croissants – baked to a golden brown, flaky with each buttery layer.
If you’re a coffee lover, enjoy a nice cold brew by Three Quarter Cup. Their current brew features Kenya Kiri AA beans for black and Rwanda Kare for the one with milk. Oh, and of course, bring your family along! It’s a great place to relax and reconnect, if you’re willing to forgo your tablets and phones for a while.
Most pastas average around RM20++ with desserts at RM10 – RM15 ++. Meat dishes are RM30 and above. Cold brews are RM13.90 each.
Le Pont Boulangerie et Café, 6, Lorong 1/137c, Batu 5, Jalan Kelang Lama, 58000 Kuala Lumpur. Opening hours are Sunday – Thursday, 8am – 12am, Friday – Saturday, 8am – 2am. Find out more here.
Food for this review was provided courtesy of Le Pont Boulangerie.
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