I often scour the local papers for food write ups and if they're interesting, I'll try and make it a point to visit them. Read about this place from the Star and decided to make a visit there since it was extremely unusual to hear about cafe type of food in Shah Alam especially from Le Cordon Bleu trained chefs. Sadly I can't seem to find the original article despite whatever keywords I throw towards Google.
The place is tucked within the commercial and factory area of Glenmarie so if you're not a regular around the place, you'll definitely not see it from the road. Since we went during the weekend, I have no idea what kind of clientele they have but I can imagine a niche here since the area has virtually no restaurants or this kind of cafe style food. The menu at this place is simple and very Austalian cafe as the owners studied at the Le Cordon Bleu Sydney branch plus the chef trained with Matt Moran, the famous bald headed chef from Australia. If you're an ardent Discovery Travel and Living viewer, you may have seen him as one of the judges on My Restaurant Rules.
We tried out their drinks - I had their Honey Lemonade(RM5.80) while Splashie Boy had their Summer Breeze (RM6.80). My Honey Lemonade was a change from my usual Citron Presse while Splashie Boy loved his Summer Breeze. I can't really remember what was the combination they added but it tasted really good and refreshing especially with the hot afternoon sun.
The restaurant makes their own pastas so everything is nice and fresh. The menu is not extremely extensive in terms of main meals (only their lamb shank dish) with a focus more of pastas, salads and breakfast items. I tried out their Mushroom Medley Fettuccine (RM14.80) which was really good. Extremely light and so tasty with enoki mushrooms, button mushrooms, fresh shitake mushrooms and wood ears fungus for a crunch.
If you know Splashie Boy's tastes, he loves meatballs so whenever he spies it on the menu, it's a must order. This was the creamy tomato meatball pasta (RM15.80) he had. Very nice and I love the sauce as it had no sour overtones like some places.
I read about their Ultimate Chocolate Fondant (RM12.80) so I had to try it out. Incidentally this part is dedicated to Fatboybakes who was trying to recreate this. No need to recreate, just come here and try theirs as it's really nice. They serve it with pineapple jam on the side and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
We also had their Caramelised Banana Tart (RM10.20) that came in a filo pastry shell. Pretty impressive and it was good too although we both preferred the Chocolate Fondant over it.
Personally I love this place but sadly I don't go that often probably because it's quite far from my place but hey, if you live or work around this area, try it out as the food is really good. We were both joking that it must be easy for them to stock up their frozen food especially those lamb shanks since they're right next door to Pok Brothers, one of the leading food distributors in town.
Eat Work Shop
No. 9, Jalan Peguam U1/25
Glenmarie Business Park
Tel No: 03 - 5569 7763
(They're opened for breakfast, lunch and dinner but call them ahead for details. The location map is on their website.)
*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from the restaurant for writing this review.
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