January 8th, 2021
Artelier Coffee at Pavilion: Cafe review
KL’s beloved Japanese barista makes his much-awaited return to Pavilion – Masahiro ‘Masa-san’ Aoki has reunited with his WA Cafe alum Rain at their new venue Artelier Coffee, restoring the reason to visit this mall for your flat-white fix in the city.
Artelier is still in its soft-launch phase; a menu of hot food with Japanese and Western inspirations is in the pipeline, but for now, customers can check out refreshing smoothie bowls (RM18 each; built with wholesome bases that include blended bananas, spinach, dragon fruit or mangoes), independently baked cakes (a raspberry buttercake is RM14 for a substantial slice).
Green tea from Matcha Hero Kyoto (RM15 for genmaicha, hojicha and sencha), and of course, the numerous coffee-based beverages that made WA Cafe (which closed in March 2015) a favourite of many, including the signature Dirty (RM14; cold milk splashed with a ristretto for multiple layers of flavour; there are plans to work with The Hub coffee roaster in OUG for future blends). Artelier’s motto is ‘Our love for coffee is the heart and soul of everything we do,’ a philosophy that its team embodies beautifully.
Location & Details
Lot 2.75.00 , Level 2 , Pavilion, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur. Pretty near TWG Tea.