Casual French at the Croisette Cafe

Though Croisette Cafe remains hidden amidst the hustle and bustle of Bangsar, it has remained an establishment I've wanted to visit for sometime now. Nestled next to the swimming pool of the Cascadium, on Jalan Penaga, Bukit Bandaraya - it serves non-pretentious French food, straight from the heart. Not to mention that if you sit on the poolside, you get a breathtaking view of the KL skyline!

My Spaghetti Pistou remained a simple, yet satisfying treat. The dish contained subtle hints of basil and garlic, which were present in right amounts so as to complement the perfectly al dente pasta. The tomatoes added a nice contrast of flavors, providing a much desired hint of sweetness.

The Prawn Bisque was incredibly flavoursome, with a hint of saffron which permeated the dish. Being thick and hearty, there was nothing pretentious about it at all despite its name. It was just a simple bowl of warm, thick and hearty soup.

Someone ordered a Duck Confit with Roasted potatoes. The crisp skin and tender meat were a delight to eat, with enough saltiness in the duck to bring out its natural flavour. The roasted potatoes with a hint of garlic proved to be a perfect accompaniment.

Another friend of mine ordered a Beef Lasagna, which came with a side salad. Between the sheets of lasagna lay generous layers of meaty bolognese sauce and a béchamel sauce. This simple dish seemed rich and filling.

A trademark of the Croisette Cafe seemed to be their Rotizza - basically, a Pizza with a Roti Canai base. Their Magherita Rotizza, however, contained a base wore flakier than roti canai. This base was an ideal combination with the cheese topping, tomato sauce and a touch of some pistou.

The Chocolate Mousse contained the desired combination of sweet white chocolate mousse and bitter dark chocolate mousse. Topped with some whipped cream and almonds, the simple yet decadent dessert certainly didn't disappoint.

My friend's Peach Melba contained perfectly poached peaches - soft, yet not mushy. The combo of raspberry coulis, vanilla ice cream and nuts provided the humble dessert a myriad of textures and flavors.

The Creme Brulee was incredibly large a portion for a desert, yet my friend managed to finish all of it. The smooth custard hidden below the egg shell-like crystalized sugar top proved to be a hit with her, and certainly with me.

My Passion Indulgence, essentially a passionfruit cheesecake, was rich and smooth. The tart passionfruit coulis heightened the tastebuds, and the poached orange rinds provided even more of a sweet and bitter taste, with a hint of freshness.

Honestly, I could not find fault with the Croissette Cafe, apart from the fact that it seems to be one of the most underrated restaurants I've ever come across in KL. The service was impeccable too - very personal. If you drop by Bangsar one day, you simply have to visit this quaint joint for some delicious French food served straight from the heart, and at unbelievably reasonable prices too!

Presentation: 7/10

Ambiance: 7/10

Service: 9/10

Overall Taste: 9/10

General Impression: 9.5/10