Recently I have gone a bit haywire. Been hunting numerous cafe chain and one of the latest in the list is Gravy Baby that located in Taman Desa. This place is nicely built up with Broadway type of lighting. It is hard not to notice them if you drive pass by.
[update: their Taman Desa outlet had close down]
Now they have Gravy Baby Pavilion, Damansara Heighs and KLCC
Found out that their chef used to work in British military club and there is a reason for all these massive interior built up. Golden ceiling and nice display counter sure do capture your attention and create a cozy feeling.
In this whole concept, it does give me the feel of like those MV from Korea that makes you feel like you are directing it by seating like movie director chair with comfy cushion and marble table top.
I am totally impress with their pie upon when they serve. Our first order is Gravy Baby Pie & Mash @ RM 26, there are 3 sides to choose two – Buttery Mash & Minty Musky peas. Pie we chose Slow Cooked Steak and Wild Mushroom is baked to perfection where adding herbs on the top with some gravy to add in the hint flavour of it, crust is just nice where it is not too thick that can be crack easily. Buttery mash is silky smooth and airy. In love with their Minty Musky peas, blend to its smooth texture with little bumper texture of peas with little cooling mint at the end is interesting. Eat it with all flavours at one bite is a great combination. Great flavors combo and just on the steep side to pay for.
Pie & Gravy (with 3 sauce to choose 1) @ RM 20 – we have Lamb Shepherd pie as the the main follow by Original Meat Gravy to follow suit. The combination we chose because of the classiness of it where it do complements each other perfectly. Mash on the top is baked to slight crips yet not burn where it is still smooth and the best of it is their classic english sauce. Just by looking at the colour, where it is thick yet the flavour sure do lift the name meat gravy, pack with taste. .
The cakes display were tempting and I ordered Chocolate and Madagascan Vanilla Cheesecake – Sprinkle with cramelize nuts and ginger biscuit @ RM 19. Love how it is presented and the quality of ingredients that they are using to built this. Vanilla cheesecake is soft and airy that match well with the flavors.
My colleague is in mood for a drink during tea time, she ordered Side Truck Cocktail @ RM 36 – our take on the Manhattan but twith a little more Va-VaVoom and served in a teapot – Bourbon, Shah Alam Hibiscus, Vermouth. For an afternoon drink, I think it is nice where the alcohol level is just nice with fruity end yet chill enough.
Before we leave, I have decided to order another cake to try on. Showtopping White Chocolate and Raspberry Sponge Cake @ RM 23 – generously layered with Mascarpone and Raspberry creme, Totally covered in white chocolate and topped with Juicy Raspberries .
Overall, this place is indeed a great place for pie, cakes or even tea if you are willing to pay slightly more than others. Felt that they use alot of quality ingredients and also the technique that they have put it in to justify on the prices. Worth to give it a try.
-= Ka Ching =-
Food Rating 8.5/10, nice pie and cakes ~ -Stamped-
–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-
Gravybaby Famous For Pie
(Same row with Doifee Cafe)
5A, Jalan Desa Jaya,
Opening Hours: 7AM – 11PM daily