Have you ever been to cafes that look so beautiful and Insta-worthy that you end up getting disappointed because the food sucks?

Or established food eateries coming up with seasonal menus over the illusion that it’ll give you an ‘authentic’ Malaysian taste but in reality, failed to do so?

Well, we were recently invited to Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf’s (CB&TL) buka puasa event and honestly had low expectations.

Sweet, Spicy, and All Things Nice

The Turkish Mocha
So what offerings have CB&TL little elves whipped up in the kitchen just in time for the Ramadan/Aidilfitri season?

Let’s start off with the Opah Rendang Pie (RM14.80), with traditional chicken rendang baked into a yummy crust, or the smoky, chargrilled Per-chick Sandwich (RM20.50), oozing with creamy percik sauce and layered with slices of hard-boiled eggs for a truly hearty meal.

Our buka puasa spread. The Aglio Olio was good too.
And to wash it all down and quench your thirst, there’s exotic Turkish Mocha in few versions – Ice Blended, hot/iced latte, and cold brewed.

What’s a complete meal without some deserts, right?

The Straits Cake is back again – a fluffy pandan cake laced with Gula Melaka, cream and mascarpone cheese.

Pandan madness.
Other delectable options include The 72%; a luscious 72% dark chocolate cake with layers of almonds and pralines, The Sea Salt Mac; a chunky soft cookie stuffed with dark chocolate and macadamia nuts, Sour Cherry Muffin, and The Raya Cookie.

Our verdict? It definitely exceeded our expectations and was actually a filling meal!

The Opah Rendang Pie was absolutely exceptional, and the favourite desert out of the bunch is The Sea Salt Mac, one bite and you’ll instantly be hooked.

Try now before it's gone...
For once, a popular coffee chain actually got their meals right and checks all the boxes.

So head to the nearest Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf outlet to try their yummy seasonal treats while they’re still around, and trust us, it will be worth every cent.