Dotty’s Pastries & Coffee is more than just sweet treats. Although their oft-photographed salted egg croissant doughnut is all over social media, this artisanal cafe has comfort food and creative fusions all over its menu. Dotty’s outlet at Suria KLCC is undoubtedly their most popular location after their flagship cafe in TTDI.
Ambience & Amenities
Dotty’s at Suria KLCC looks like a classy bistro with black and gold accents and herringbone flooring. There are two “outside” seating sections: next to the entrance inside the mall and on the patio, which faces the street. In the corner of the main dining room there are a couple of squashy couches – perfect for a coffee and doughnut date.
There is no toilet inside Dotty’s, and Suria has this annoying trait of having only “VIP” pay toilets on these lower floors. The nearest public washroom might be on another floor and will probably be crowded. I recommend using the mall’s free toilets on the quieter upper levels before going to Dotty’s. The restaurant has a sink just behind the cake counter that guests can use to wash up.
Judging from the number of people here at lunchtime vs dinner, Dotty’s is more of a brunch place. The menu has a large breakfast section, but there are enough dinnertime-appropriate dishes like grilled meat and pasta. Plain water costs RM1 a glass and does not include refills.
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The Salted Egg Chicken Burger (RM39) has an enormous slab of dark meat chicken. The salted egg sauce was smooth, without the typical silty texture. The flavour was more subtle than I’m used to, but it worked well. Usually, salted egg is a powerful ingredient that makes a dish taste very samey. With this burger, the sauce takes a step back and rightfully allows the chicken to be the primary flavour. Also, for once, the burger toppings improved the overall taste instead of being filler. A bite with the sweet onions or peppery red cabbage was way better than bites without them. The bun surprisingly didn’t get soggy despite the messy sauce. The only downside was that the fries were at room temperature. They tasted like they had been sitting around, not even under a heat lamp.
The Butter Chicken Pie (RM32) was a seasonal dish for Deepavali, though it’s probably very similar to the chicken pie on the permanent menu. A golden brown square of puff pastry hides the sizzling butter chicken filling underneath. The butter chicken was luscious with a spicy little kick. The filling didn’t have any other ingredients other than chicken, but there was a generous amount, so we rarely had a chickenless bite.
We finished with a Chocolate Caramel Butterscotch Cake (RM17). The frosting was a firmer buttercream instead of overly sugary cream cheese frosting. The candied almonds were addictive and provided most of the sweetness.
We’ve been to Dotty’s twice now. One thing I like about this restaurant is that soft-shell crab and salted egg show up in several different ways on the menu. If I’m craving one of those, I’m not stuck ordering one dish. The sweets in the chiller are also some of the best I’ve seen at Suria. I don’t like paying for water, especially when the mains are this expensive. We’ll probably visit Dotty’s as an afternoon coffee stop going forward.
Price for 2 Pax: RM105.55
Salted Egg Chicken Burger: RM39.00
Butter Chicken Pie: RM32.00
Chocolate Caramel Butterscotch Cake: RM17.00
Warm Water x 3: RM3.00
10% Service: RM9.10
6% SST: RM5.46
Dotty’s Pastries & Coffee
Address: Lot G03J-K, Ground Floor, Suria, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: 8am – 10pm Daily
Alcohol Served: No