Cover Photo: Michelle Young

Did you know? Tiramisù is one of the top five most recognised Italian words in the world.

Made with luscious coffee-soaked ladyfingers stacked upon silky layers of mascarpone cream and finished with a delicate sprinkle of cocoa powder, tiramisù is hard to resist. The Italian word translates to "pick me up," which is apt given its light caffeine kick. From Alexis' renowned tiramisù cake to Gooddam's classic rendition of the dessert, we’ve rounded up seven spots in the Klang Valley for your next tiramisù fix. 

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Michelle Young

Michelle Young was established just last year in 2020, but the bakery's best-selling tiramisù bowl is already a fan favourite. The charming café is also known for their stuffed doughnuts, which are made with Japanese flour and filled with homemade cream in flavours such as pistachio, Nutella and even tiramisù. Assorted cookies, cakes and scones are also available at the Bukit Jalil-based eatery. 

Price: RM24

Michelle Young | C-1-8, Aurora Place, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur | +6016-986 9303

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Natalina Italian Kitchen

Recently opened in Avenue K, Natalina Italian Kitchen is led by third-generation chef, Diego Reali, who hails from Rome, Italy. The Italian restaurant puts a modern spin on Roman cuisine with an extensive menu that features Josper-grilled meats, oven-fired pizza and more. Also featured on the menu is a classic tiramisù, alongside other desserts such as Italian pie baked with ricotta, lemon parfait and chocolate lava cake with pistachio ice cream.

Price: RM42 

Natalina Italian Kitchen | Avenue K, Lot 06 - Level 03, 156, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur | +6012-673 3860

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Alexis Bistro

Having been on the menu for over a decade, the tiramisù cake at Alexis Bistro is nostalgic to say the least. Served with a drizzle of strawberry sauce and topped with caramelised nuts, it's no wonder the cake is a Malaysian favourite for special occasions. If you're dining in, the decadent dessert pairs perfectly with a cup of coffee. 

Price: RM19

Alexis Bistro | Multiple locations (Ampang, Jalan Telawi Bangsar, Bangsar Shopping Centre and The Gardens Mall)

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Table and Apron

Damansara Kim’s neighbourhood café Table and Apron is known for offering comforting eats (we can’t get enough of their ulam rice!) and top-notch sourdough bread, but another widely celebrated item is the tiramisù—a must-try, provided you have space after a hearty meal. 

Price: RM23 

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One of Tatler Dining's Top 20 Restaurants 2021, Gooddam is led by head chef Daniel Yap, who previously co-founded Pop Up Dining KL. While not always available as part of seasonal set menus, Gooddam's tiramisù is a popular item for delivery and take away. It is, after all, our dining editor's pick. Some consider it difficult not to eat the whole serving in one sitting. 

Price: RM30

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French bakery PAUL can be found in Pavillion Kuala Lumpur or Intermark mall, and serves scrumptious sandwiches and hot dishes in addition to pastries and cakes. On this last note, the tiramisù cake here is topped with coffee-glazed roasted almond flakes.

Price: RM12 (single serving) or RM108 (whole cake)

PAUL | Multiple locations (Pavilion Kuala Lumpur and Intermark Mall) 

TATLER TIP: Named 'cake of the month,' PAUL's tiramisù is on sale for RM88 until the end of May 2021.

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Nero Nero

With an al fresco dining terrace and charming checkered mosaic tiles, Nero Nero in Damansara City Mall is owned by the same group as Natalina’s Italian Kitchen, but focuses on Southern Italian cuisine. You'll find a lovely tiramisù here in addition to apple crumble and a chocolate sphere for dessert.

Price: RM32 

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