A whimsical delight of meringue and cream, this delectable and decadent dessert was first created in New Zealand in honour of the magnificent Russian ballerina, Anna Pavlova, the first ever to tour ballet around the world. Today, it is a delicate treat made everywhere around the world. Join us in our quest to uncover some of the best Pavlova cakes in KL.
Pavlova Cakes in KL #1: Alexis Bistro & Wine Bar
This elegant spot in the heart of Bangsar has been around since the very beginning. Almost a historical site in this part of town, their success has been built on good food, great ambiance and friendly service. It’s been 22 years since Alexis opened its doors to Bangsar and customers from day one still frequent this delightful establishment.
The Pavlova at Alexis was one of the best on our list. The cream had perfect levels of sweetness, and it mingled flawlessly with the sour of the berries. Made with the best of ingredients with enormous strawberries, crisp blueberries and fresh cream, you can expect the highest quality of cakes from here. But the part of the Pavlova that impressed us the most was the soft, pillowy, marshmallow-like texture of the almost baked meringue tucked underneath the cream, making the fusion of textures, both crunchy and smooth, a sublime sensation indeed.
Address: 29, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone:+60 3-2284 2880
Hours: Open today · 11AM–1AM
Pavlova Cakes in KL #2: Souka Bake Shop
It began as a gift of love from husband to wife, with a mission to bring sweetness to all souls. A cosy nook for desserts lovers in SS 15, Souka’s Pavlova cake here is nothing short of extraordinary. First off, the colossal cake size blew us away. A generous portion of 12 inches, this is definitely the most enormous slice on our list. Meringue alternating with fresh cream, topped with massive Korean strawberries and blueberries, and drizzled with strawberry coulis, the comforting blend of berry sour and sweet and the meld of meringue crunch with the soft clouds of cream was indeed a magical experience. Something to look forward to in July is Souka’s collaboration with Kotak-Kotak Kitchen, so you can happily expect a lengthier menu!
Address: 53, Jalan SS 15/5a, Ss 15, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Hours: Open today · 10AM–10PM
Phone: +60 3-5613 3532
Pavlova Cakes in KL #3: Jibby & Co.
This glass box of a café with its gorgeous décor, impeccable service and amazing food is constantly filled with people. No surprise there. But one of the lesser known treasures of Jibby and Co is their Pavlova cakes. Beautifully plated, with chocolate shavings, drops of pistachios, bright red strawberries and glistening blueberries with a drizzle of honey, you can’t help but pull out that camera for a few Instagram shots. The play on the Pavlova cake here is the chocolate twist. Pairing the milder taste of meringue with the sweet decadence of chocolate and rich cream, this melt in your mouth soft and silky wonder blends creamy texture with the crunch of pistachio nut and fresh strawberries entices you to take another bite.
Address: GK11, Empire Shopping Gallery, Jalan SS 16/1, 47500, Subang Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia, Malaysia
Hours: Open today · 9:30AM–10:30PM
Phone: +60 3-5613 7070
Pavlova Cakes in KL #4: Serai
Bathed in natural light, this comfy and luxurious Serai outlet is enclosed within floor to ceiling windows giving you a full view of Section 14 drivers and passer bys. The Pavlova cake here is creamier than the rest on our list, its cream having an almost marshmallow like consistency and taste. Not overly sweet, this decadent delight had the perfect consistency of meringue and cream and with the added zest from the strawberries, the taste begins to get interesting. Also, sandwiched in between the meringue and cream layers are spots of strawberry surprises and dashes of sweet caramel giving this Pavlova cake a unique twist that stood out from the rest.
Address: G18, Jaya Shopping Centre, Jalan Semangat, Seksyen 14, 46100 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Phone: +60 3-7932 3070
Hours: Open today · 10AM–10PM