Food Review – Lavinier Coffee & Bistro

[Review] UPDATE – THIS RESTAURANT IS NO LONGER IN OPERATION

Headed over to Solaris Dutamas with Malaysia’s Hottest Bloggers to try out some Yugoslavian food. Now I have never really tried Yugoslavian food so I was quite curious.

Lavinier Coffee is located on the floor between PappaRich and Old Town White Coffee and can be seen from the main road. There are nice chairs and sofas outside for those of you who prefer al-fresco dining or want to smoke

The inside is warmly lit and has a cozy ambiance about it

Emma, Johanna, Chammaine, Louise, Sarah and Elaine

Comfy dining tables

For you coffee and tea lovers

And a bar for those who need something stronger

An ice-cold beer for me to start off the night! Carlsberg bottle – RM10.00 (Happy Hours) and RM12.50 nett (normal hours). Buy 4 free 1 during happy hours.

While Chammaine preferred the Java Chip Frappe – RM11.00

Johanna went for a Vanilla Cream Frappe – RM11.00

Sarah with her Pina Colada – white rum, pineapple juice and coconut cream

Sarah also had a fresh fruit juice combination of mango, pineapple and strawberry – RM8.00 – a healthy choice! You can also choose a single juice – Orange, Apple, Guava, Lychee, Lime, or Pineapple – RM6.00

Sandy is one of the few girls I know who can drink Guinness Foreign Extra Stout – RM13.00 (Happy Hour) or RM16.00 (normal hours)

The girls didn’t want to have coffee at night in case they couldn’t sleep so I tried this Peppermint Mocha – RM10.00. It was strong and flavourful with a hint of peppermint while the foam was delicate. I shall return for more coffee the next time I’m in Publika.

Pita bread with 4 types of dips – hummus, ajvar, eggplant, and tzatziki

Maze Dips – RM18.00 – plated dips (hummus, ajvar, eggplant, tzatziki) served with hot pita bread

Or if you prefer have them individually:

Hummus – RM6.00 – chick peas, tahini, lemon and garlic

If you’re familiar with Middle Eastern food then you would know that this is one of the more popular dishes from the region

Ajvar – RM8.00 – roast paprika, peppers, baked eggplant, garlic, olive oil

For those who like more spice! I liked this one.

Eggplant Dip – RM6.00 – roasted eggplant, garlic, olive oil

Slightly rich dip with the flavours blended well together

Tzatziki – RM7.00 – the main ingredients are plain yoghurt, cucumber and garlic

Light and refreshing!

Greek Chicken Salad – RM25.00 – romaine lettuce, cucumbers, kalamata olives, red onions, fresh tomatoes, feta cheese, fresh squeezed lemon, oregano, extra virgin olive oil and grilled chicken on top. Healthy stuff and the absence of a heavy cream based dressing made this a good healthy starter.

Napoli – RM29.00 – polenta cooked in water and extra virgin olive oil with onions and Philadelphia cheese, topped with beef meatballs and paradise sauce with Mediterranean spices. Some of the girls had trouble with this one but I’ve seen this on the Asian Food Channel/ Discovery Travel & Living so often that I knew what to expect.

Cevapi Sarajevo (lamb) – RM22.00 – 7 pieces of tender kebab, with ajvar hot dip in-between Sarajevo bread and served with french fries and house salad. The meat was well seasoned and pretty tender! It will get really messy if you try to eat with your hands though.

Cevapi Sarajevo (chicken) – RM22.00 – same as the above but with chicken kebab instead of lamb

Burek – RM12.00 – a traditional Bosnian pie with minced beef, onion and special spices making up the filling. Not bad. Good as a snack.

Greek pizza with a whole sardine on top – RM42.99 – kalamata olives, fresh tomatoes, feta cheese, extra virgin olive oil, oregano and mozzarella cheese. No your usual pizza and there’s even a whole sardine on top! You can opt to not have the sardine and the pizza will only be RM26.99

Sparkling wine to finish off the meal. Apparently if you’re celebrating your birthday there and spend a certain amount you will get one free. I do suggest though that you call ahead to confirm this.

Happy and satisfied faces…must be from the wine hahaha!

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Lavinier Coffee & Bistro has more than 70 food items alone on their menu but I was adamant that during our first visit we try the Yugoslavian and Eastern European food. They do have Western style food as well for those of you who aren’t so adventurous. I suggest ordering a dish that you would normally eat and one that is totally new to you. They also have an array of desserts ranging from cakes to pastries but I was too full by then to eat any more.

Lavinier Coffee & Bistro has a huge array of drinks ranging from specialty coffees, teas, and fruit juices to beers (Carlsberg is on tap, the rest are bottled), liquors, wines and cocktails. Pretty impressive for an establishment of it’s size.

Lavinier can also cater to parties from 5 to 35 pax with some special set menus according to your budget. Give them a buzz in advance to book.

More photos on the Malaysia’s Hottest Bloggers Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/myhotbloggers

Lavinier Coffee & Bistro is located at:

A4, Ug 1-1,Solaris Dutamas,

No 1, Jalan Dutamas,

50480 Kuala Lumpur,

Malaysia

Open daily from 8:00am to 2:00am

Phone: 03-62114789

Email: infokl@laviniercoffee.com.

More info at http://www.laviniercoffee.com/

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