The popular Penang bakery is here in KL!
Yin’s Sourdough Bakery & Cafe started as a small home bakery in George Town, but it’s growing as quickly as leavened bread! Now with four successful locations in Penang and Kuala Lumpur, Yin’s brings its signature sourdough to a convenient Mid Valley Megamall location.
Ambience & Amenities
The interior of Yin’s Sourdough Bakery is a pleasing forest green colour. A circular couch in a matching colour is the central seating area. The cafe interior doesn’t have as nice a vibe as the tables outside that spill into Mid Valley Megamall. The seats at the edge overlook the mall’s north court, while the others offer prime people-watching.
There is no toilet or handwashing station at Yin’s Sourdough Bakery. To get to the nearest mall facilities, exit Yin’s and turn right. After turning the corner, look for a sign overhead pointing to the toilets down the corridor on the right.
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The menu has vastly expanded from what I saw at their Penang location. Breakfast is still king at Yin’s Sourdough Bakery, but there is a small dinner section and more food that Malaysians can’t get enough of, like pasta and chicken wings. The rest of the menu focuses on Yin’s freshly baked sourdough in various forms: baguettes, croissants and even pizzas.
Don’t forget to check the counter for sweet pastries and cakes. Ordering is done through a QR code or with a server. Some items, like the pizza, were available but not on the online menu, so it might be easier to order the old-fashioned way. Filtered water is free. The small counter outside had big bottles that we could take.
The Cheesy Pizza (RM23) is simple and delicious. The pizza is the perfect single serving size at roughly eight inches. It’s loaded with cheese and dairy, and has extra bursts of saltiness from the feta.
The basil on top was a nice touch, but it was hard to bite through. Everytime I got to a bite with basil, I basically had to eat the whole leaf or try to rip it with my fingers. Not surprisingly, the sourdough crust was just as good as the rest of the pizza. It was the proper thickness that was crispy on the outside but satisfying chewy on the inside.
The Housemade Beef Burger (RM33) has a dark pink brioche bun with fries and a balsamic salad on the side. Unlike burgers from other restaurants, the bread is supposed to be the star. The beef patty wasn’t seasoned much, so the taste was a little bland. This allowed the bun’s beetroot flavours to dominate. Even the chimichurri sauce, which has the potential for strong flavours, took a backseat. Overall, this isn’t a burger we’d order again. There are better burgers out there where the patty and the bun are equally tasty and complement each other.
We will return to Yin’s Sourdough Bakery and Cafe without a doubt. Mark wanted to come back during the same day for dinner! The burger was a bust, but the pizza was great, and there are many dishes we want to try on the menu. Other than Antipodean, Mid Valley has a severe lack of cafes. Yin’s Sourdough Bakery is cheaper and has better food than Antipodean in my opinion.
Price for 2 Pax: RM68.30
Cheesy Pizza: RM23.00
Housemade Beef Burger: RM33.00
6% Service: RM3.66
6% SST: RM3.66
Yin’s Sourdough Bakery & Cafe
Address: Lot S-018&19 (near the Aeon), Level 2, North Court, Mid Valley Megamall, Mid Valley City, 58000 Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: 10 am – 10 pm Daily
Alcohol Served: No