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Friday, June 25, 2010

Cafe Stelle by Raffles @ Pavilion KL

Jenn & I are pretty much traditional Chinese, but with a modern mindset of course. We basically have meals 3 times a day - breakfast, lunch and dinner! Pretty much like everyone else I guess :P with the exception of supper which I have stopped for the longest time ever since my waist breached the 35" barrier! Well, once in a blue moon I would actually break the rule.. read my words "once in a blue moon"!!!

Then there's high tea! This term to me, my friend, used to be reserved to those rich tai tai who don't have to work coz their husbands are filthy rich enough. So their only activity is shopping, shopping and shopping. And once they are done shopping with many bags in their hands, it's time to go for high tea session to show off their stuff. Or maybe I watch Hong Kong series too much when I was small??? LOL... when I came to KL, I only realised that even families can have high tea together, provided that their pocket is deep enough. A high tea session in hotel can set you back at RM68-RM88++ per person. So do the math for a family of four (parents with 2 grown up children) :P get the idea?

So when I heard from my friend that a new cafe in Pavilion KL is doing high tea for RM25 nett per person, it piqued my interest. Jenn couldn't believe when I told her for the first time too. So both of us had late breakfast one Saturday and went to Cafe Stelle.

Café Stelle occupies a long, elevated podium and features a runway, mirroring the café’s stylish environs.

For the price that we were paying, we got Bruschetta, smoked salmon, scones, strawberry dipped in chocolate, muffins, carrot cake, etc. All of them were served using a display-like tray.

Condiments - strawberry mousse, butter and marmalade!

Our choice of tea - the waiter actually brought out a case of tea selections for us to choose. In the end, we settled for Chamomile & grand wedding tea.

Leo's verdict - Overall, it is a nice place to relax and unwind after shopping around Pavilion. However, there are choices are fixed compared to what you would normally get in hotel. I can't complain much since I only pay RM50 for two of us. I wanted to take more pictures of the cafe but the supervisor actually came up to me and told me of their no photography rule. Oh well, at least I got to snap a few without their knowledge :P by the way, the high tea is only from 3pm to 6pm.


Sean said...

maybe if u skip breakfast, lunch or dinner, u can indulge in supper? heheh. actually, i don't eat breakfast or lunch. but i take a very long, very big dinner. developed this habit somehow in the last 5-6 years.
the high tea looks decent, but maybe not filling enough unless you've already eaten lunch before that?
wonder when they implemented the no-photos policy. sigh. not sure why they have to impose that rule, it's in a shopping mall after all, where everyone can see everything :D

Ciki said...

oh yar.. i've seen this place before but ever been really compelled to eat there .. dunno why. maybe coz ppl walk on the tables;) LOL

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

hmm rm50 for u, cant decide whether i would gorge on something else, in terms of quantity or want abit of class in coming here..

let me think about it..

eiling lim said...

although i was always in pavilion I've actually never tried this place. Must try one day!

vialentino said...

wow...congrats...second child on the way. yeah...better not to commit to much of loan...same here...just invest in some potential one only.

nice hi-tea at pavillion...

UnkaLeong said...

Ah...high tea =) Back when I was in Bangkok and living the life as an expatriate I use to indulge myself, and go for high tea @ the Mandarin Oriental. Heheh. But for RM50, the spread seems pretty decent ;)

Rebecca Saw said...

Hmm..bein chinese & calculative, I guess I wont be comin here for their tea anytime soon ;p-

Unknown said...

ur reli? i took quite some pic here. the pastries....a lot of room for improvement