GravyBaby at Taman Desa Kuala Lumpur – come for famous steak pie, stay for coffee, cocktail, sandwich, croissant, pastries, soup, salad, dessert, waffles, milkshake, smoothies, toasties, muffin, lemonade or whatever the cafe is noteworthy for.
“Hey baby, let’s visit GravyBaby Cafe in Taman Desa KL for a pie and coffee.” and Summerkid knew that Summergirl will never say NO, especially when it is an after rain Sunday morning, chilly weather just nice for a relaxing, lazy brunch.
GravyBaby invades Taman Desa (same row with Doifee Cafe) with their huge neonlight signboard, European-style al-fresco dining few months ago. A design against the usual concept you come across in this neighbourhood, which generally comprise of more humble local restaurants, traditional coffee shops and third-wave cafes towards subtle ambience. In other words, the shop front itself is enough to make the restaurant memorable.
When GravyBaby proudly claims themselves “Famous for pies”, we believe it certainly doesn’t go famous for no reason – Their pie is baked by a chef who used to work in British military club. However, when we browse through reviews on websites, some said there’s nothing to shout about for their pie, some said it is overpriced, some said portion is too small for the price, some said the Thai restaurant next door can easily beat their food taste. Of course, they do have compliments like “good food make a good day” and “Delicious pie to die for!”. Mix reviews that put us in doubt, whether we should visit this place. We didn’t want to ruin our Sunday brunch with an expensive but bad pie. In the end, we visited, and glad that we gave the place a chance. GravyBaby pie is really awesome!!!
Slow Cooked Steak & Wild Mushroom Pie with Minted Mushy Pea, Buttery Mash & Traditional London East End Parsley Liquour RM26
There are 8 types of pies on GravyBaby menu, namely Slowed Cooked Steak & Wild Mushroom Pie, Braised Steak & Ale Pie, Chicken, Mushroom & Tarragon Pie, Lamb & Redcurrent Hotpot Pie, Lamb Shepherd’s Pie, Creamy Fish Pie, Blue Cheese, Leek & Potato Pie, and Pumpkin & Apricot Tagine Pie.
Each pie is priced at RM20, comes with a choice of Gravy Free of Charge – Original British Meat Gravy, Traditional Vegetable Gravy, Traditional London East End Parsley Liquour. Add another RM6 to form your Pie & Mash, which put together 1 pie + 1 Mash + 1 peas or beans + 1 gravy. We highly recommended to have the later.
Personally, we feel the portion is really large, more than enough to fill a hungry stomach. We could barely finish the Buttery Mash and Minted Mushy Pea (you can also choose Spicy Boston Baked Beans), and asked for take away. For pie, it was really nice! Cut through the fresh, pipping hot pie, we got chunky, juicy steak and button mushroom in rich , flavourful British gravy flowing out. Filling is generous, not just thick pie skin with shabby amount of beet steak lied within.
Banana and Cream Wondeful Waffles RM18
While GravyBaby Infamous Pie is a must-try, we had a hard time choosing another dish from the considered-extensive-menu. Everything looks tempting when reading through the food description. Finally settled down on Banana and Cream Wondeful Waffles. Summergirl was happy to get her waffle which is truly wonderful as it is named.
Rectangular waffle, more towards fluffy with very light crispy edges, loaded with sliced banana, drizzled with Maple syrup and topped with coconut whipped cream and chocolate powder. Didn’t put much expectation on it initially, as it wasn’t that “good looking” when served to us. But it surprised us. Common ingredients but GravyBaby must have put the right proportion for each, making everything into a combination that is right to our tastebud.
For beverage, GravyBabay is prides for their carefully sourced, blended and roasted for a smooth, full flavour coffee. Classic espresso-based – Latte, flat white, cappuccino, americano, long black to pick from. Or Chai Latte, mocha, hot chocolate if you are not towards coffee.
And the rest, you can have English Breakfast Teas, Earl Grey Citrus, Cinnamon Apple, home-made ice teas, coconut milkshakes, peanut butter milkshake, waffle-nanalicious milkshake, beers, spirits, lemonades and Gravybaby specially concocted cocktails and many more to please.
Overall Review: Our total bill came to about RM77. Definitely not a cheap breakfast but is worth the price. Portion is pretty huge, coffee is good. The pie we had was awesome. Waffles is not the usual very crispy outside, airy inside but worthwhile for the fresh, fluffiness. Service is friendly. Busy but no queue needed when we visited at around 11AM. Plan to try out their Cheese Toasties, Gravy Mojito, and Signature Rich Chocolate Brownie in next visit.
Gravybaby Famous For Pie
(Same row with Doifee Cafe)
5A, Jalan Desa Jaya,
Opening Hours: 7AM – 11PM daily
[UPDATE] Gravybaby KLCC is now opened at Jalan P. Ramlee ( opposite to Senya Japanese Dining KLCC). They open until 4am , so you can grab a delicious pie and cocktail even in midnight !