Bru Cafe @ Faber Towers, Taman Desa

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Do you love Italian cuisine? I do. I love how simple the dishes can be yet they are always packed with flavours. Not necessarily comes with beautiful plating, but the cooking technique and layers of flavours are undeniably amazing.

However, dining in an Italian restaurant here might not be cheap. And today, I would like to recommend a gem I've found hidden in Faber Towers at Taman Desa - Bru Cafe.

After the success of Michelangelo's, they have now expanded to a cafe concept with Bru Cafe, which is strategically located at Faber Towers.

Bru Cafe serves authentic Italian cuisine too, but compared to Michelangelo's, it has a more casual vibe - just like something you would expect from a cafe. Walking in from the main entrance, Bru Cafe is situated at your one o'clock.

Deep Fried Calamari (RM 19.90). A plate of crispy calamari served with garlic oil to start-off the meal.

Oven Baked Snail (RM 21.90). These are my favourite! Served in shells with garlic-herb butter and homemade garlic bread. I can finish 6 of these all by myself!

Linguini Marinara Seafood (RM 34.90). Linguini with tiger prawns, mussels, clams and squid cooked in special Tomato sauce and served in a hot sizzling pan. The pasta is cooked till al dente, while the sauce is rich and thick. I was surprised to find the sauce wasn't too acidic, like how most of the tomato-based pasta would be; but rather, the acidity from the tomatoes was very subtle. Oh, not to forget the seafood is a plus point too!

Chicken & Mushroom Risotto (RM 30). It is so difficult to find good risotto and I was really looking forward towards this dish, especially after the risotto I had at Michelangelo's. Using Carnoli rice, the risotto is served with chicken, mushroom and Parmesan cheese. Creamy yet not too heavy, and I love the earthiness of the mushrooms in the risotto.

Lamb Shank (RM 52). OK, red meat lovers, you really have to give this one a try. Braised till fork-tender, the lamb shank is generously coated with rich brown sauce along with mash potatoes and vegetables.

Calzone Pizza (RM 29). Calzone is an oven-baked folded pizza that was originated from Naples. When served, I thought it would be very doughy - as the dough do looked quite thick, but it turned out to be soft and chewy. Originally, the Calzone Pizza is stuffed with spicy beef pepperoni, but we requested them to change it to chicken as one of our friends couldn't eat beef. I love the mild spiciness of the fillings, and by drizzling the warm tomato sauce served by the side, it totally elevated the entire dish.

Affogato (RM 12.90). Smooth and creamy ice cream with aromatic espresso, what a way to wrap up our meal.

Italian Cannoli (RM 13.50 - 3 pcs). Tube of crispy pastry filled with custard cream of your choice - Chocolate, Vanilla Custard, Lemon Curd.

Passionate Mango (RM 12.90). Not too sweet, the smoothie has a nice rich and creamy texture yet quite refreshing at the same time.

Cioccolatino. A special collaboration with local chocolatier, Cocoraw.

The iced chocolate is rich and chocolaty.

Fairies (RM 11.90). If you are looking for something light to wash down all the savoury food and desserts, Fairies would be a good choice. A combination of pear, strawberry and everlasting flower, Fairies is a lovely green tea with hint of fruity and floral note.

Having a meal at a proper Italian restaurant would most probably cost you a bomb; on the other hand, similar dishes served at most of the cafes are too disappointing. Personally, I felt the pricing at Bru Cafe is not too steep yet you'll still be able to get authentic Italian food. If you are looking to have nice Italian food but doesn't want to burn a big hole in your pocket, I would certainly recommend you to try out Bru Cafe.

To know more updates on Bru Cafe, check out their Facebook and Instagram.

Address: Lot G3A & G-OS-4 Ground Floor, Podium Block, Faber Towers, Jalan Desa Bahagia, Taman Desa, 58100 Kuala Lumpur
Operation Hours: 10am to 10pm DAILY
Contact: +603 7980 5088

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