F&B openings and closings are a dime in the dozen in the busy Jalan Telawi hub but Jaslyn Cakes run by self-thought baker Jaslyn Rangson, which has been in operation since 2014, has been one of its most successful residents. This charming half shop has become something of a staple in the area and is full of cakes and people at any day of the week so when the lot next door became available, Rangson seized the opportunity to open Dew.
Touted as a pâtisserie, florist and sometime speakeasy, this sophisticated stylish space at Dew is a contrast from the more rustic Jaslyn Cakes with two long terrazzo island, brass detailing and forest green built ins.
The space is a reflection of the more sophisticated offerings on display in the gleaming glass cabinet – refined botanical inspired petits gateaux with fresh elements of herbs, flowers, fruit and minimal colouring. Expect regional flavours and produce like lime, bananas, mango, black sesame and yuzu aimed at pleasing visually as much as these delicate mousse cakes will delight the palette.
Must try: Kopiko tart packs a caffeine punch with patisserie technique using beloved local beverage Nescafe as mousse and ganache, coffee praline and cacao nib nougatine encased in a swirled shell.
7, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru
Text by Jennifer Choo