Anyone on a keto diet should check this place out.
Kiara Cakes is a small, under-the-radar bakery at the Vista Kiara Shoppes. They don’t boast about being a keto cafe, even though they may be the only one in Mont Kiara. The bakery has a wide selection of cakes in both keto-friendly and carb-loaded versions. Whether you’re on a keto diet or not, Kiara Cakes is a worthwhile option for your next coffee break.
Ambience & Amenities
Kiara Cakes is a simple space with not much natural light. Tall shrubs block the view out of small windows on the side wall. The cafe tried to add pops of colour and freshness in the form of plants where they could. There is one squashy couch, ideal for long hang-out sessions.
There is no toilet in Kiara Cakes, and guests must use the public facilities in the Vista Kiara Shoppes. Exit the cafe and turn right down the corridor. The washrooms are at the end of the hall. The women’s had two stalls, one sitting toilet and one squatter. There was no toilet paper whatsoever, not even a dispenser for it. There was hand soap at the sink but no hand dryer or paper towels to dry off with.
Kiara Cakes’ menu is more than just cakes, but it’s probably what most people will be ordering. All their cakes and some sweet and savoury pastries are on display when you first walk in. Don’t miss the cakes in the fridge next to the register.
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Kiara Cakes also has a small food menu. There’s not much variety, just sandwiches and pasta, but the keto section is almost as long as the non-keto list. Look out for the keto cake options in their fridge, too.
Not much to say about our drinks, a Green Tea Latte (RM13) and an Espresso (RM8). The espresso arrived in a weird format I’ve never seen before, with a mug of ice water on the side.
The Chocolate Mint Mousse Cake (RM15.50) was divine. A mint and a chocolate mousse layer wrap around a layer of chocolate cake. All three of them rest on a crumbly, cinnamony graham cracker base. The cake layer was so soft it barely needed chewing – it melted in our mouths. The mousse was airy and light but so rich it almost tasted like cheesecake.
Kiara Cakes has to compete with KoFi by 77 and Copenhagen Coffee that are steps away. Though Kiara Cakes’ food menu is very limited, its selection of sweets and pastries is miles ahead of the other two cafes. All of their cakes looked tempting and weren’t the same old flavours I have seen a hundred times at other cafes. Kiara Cakes is now on my list of options for the next time I’m craving a drink and a snack.
Price for 2 Pax: RM36.50
Green Tea Latte: RM13.00
Chocolate Mint Mousse Cake: RM15.50
Address: 7-4, Vista Kiara Shoppe, Jalan Kiara 3, Mont Kiara, 50480, Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: Daily, 8:30am – 6pm
Alcohol Served: No