Universal Bakehouse at Damansara Kim Petaling Jaya, a labour of love by Table & Apron located right next door, also the restaurant that churns out one of the best Buttermilk Chicken in town.
The signage that appears so often on our Instagram recently! It recreates the nostalgic touch of traditional bakery shop, hand-painted by a 71-year-old painter.
Artisan sourdough bread takes the limelight here, freshly made from only flour, water and salt along with careful kneading, folding, fermentation and know-how techniques to achieve beautiful crispy-crackly caramelized dark brown crust with tender soft interior.
Assorted Dough, with French butter & Sea Salt RM8
Enjoy by slice in the cafe with coffee, or bring home in loaf. RM6 for 2 slices of plain Country Sourdough with French butter & Sea salt; RM8 for 2 slices of Assorted Dough, sided with French butter & sea salt as well.
Need more accompaniments for your crusty sourdough? Smeared them with Gula Melaka, Jam, Hummus & Pistachio, Duck Rilettes, Chicken Liver Parfait, Butter & Ikura Roe, or add on half-boiled egg for a hearty breakfast.
Turkey Ham & Pistachio with Mustard, Green Herbs on Soughdough RM13
Other than the classics, Universal Bakehouse menu also offers tartines, or open sandwich. Options include Ricotta & Avocado with Olive Oil, Sea salt Gula Melaka on Sourdough RM15; Hummus & Tomato with Sweet Basil & Balsamic on Sourdough RM11; Turkey Ham & Pistachio with Mustard, Green Herbs on Soughdough RM13.
Beverage list is simple – Coffee in black, white, or mocha. Earl Grey Tea, Maofeng Green Tea, Chamomile, Peppermint for Teas; Orange Juice, Chrysanthemum Kombuncha, Bluberry Acai Kombuncha and Chocolate for non-coffee choices.
Do check out their pocket-size Curry Potato Pastry – Universal Bakery’s very own rendition of Karipap. Bigger in size, generously filled with cubes of curry potato, and quail egg!
21, Jalan SS20/11, Damansara Kim,
Petaling Jaya, 47400 Selangor.
Opening hours: Tues-Sun, 8.30AM-5PM