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LaGula by The Hungry Tapir at Petaling Street, KL – An aesthetically pleasing delight (Vegan)

As far as honesty goes, it was the pink aesthetics that reeled me in. It was one of those days… despite a full tummy after lunch, the craving for dessert was still going strong. As I was nearby, I figured I’d drive into Petaling Street and find something to satisfy my sweet tooth. Soon enough, I was driving past Four Points by Sheraton and saw this vegan eatery on the Ground Floor. LaGula is all about pink, bright pink walls, furnitures … glaringly obvious pink that you certainly wont miss. I am not a fan of this particular color but they certainly put alot of thought into making the whole place appealing and pleasing to the eye. Even a ‘pink-hater’ like me found myself lovin’ it.

LaGula is by The Hungry Tapir, a well known vegan restaurant in Kuala Lumpur that is located in Petaling Street, within a row of shops that is directly outside one of the entrances into Chinatown. Down the road from this row, within walking distance is Four Points Hotel by Sheraton. On the GROUND floor of this hotel is where LaGula is located. If you are driving and hoping to find free PARKING on a weekday, during peak hours … good luck to you. It is almost impossible. I ended up parking at the hotel carpark itself for RM 12, 2 hours (every 45 minutes : RM 4). Alternatively, you could park at the open carpark nearby (next to the police station), at a daily maximum rate of RM 10.

I loveeeee the interior. They obviously put lots of thoughts and effort into making it what it is and it’s lovely. The pink theme along with the greens, the lighting, the tables and chairs, the placement of things … it all came together in an awesome way. I also liked how they design the levels. The eatery has two floors but there are places in between the levels for you to sit at too. So, are there 2 levels or three? ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”


Lemon Sponge, RM 16 + Iced Latte, RM 16

Since it was a hot day, a cuppa iced coffee can help me keep the heat down. I opted for Iced Latte. For the milk, no basic milk here, no no. They offer fancy alternatives instead – oat milk, soy milk and coconut milk. I decided to try my coffee with coconut milk. I’ve tried this combination before but mainly with Vietnamese coffee. So, it would be interesting to try it in this setting. Initially, it took some getting used to. Also, silly me did not give it a good mix before hand which meant that I tasted alot of the coconut milk. After a good mix though, yea… it tasted good. Different but good. The distinct taste of coconut milk certainly worked well with the bitterness of the coffee.

The Lemon Sponge cake was da’ bomb. They’ve managed to find the perfect equilibrium between the acidic sourness from the lemon as well as the general sweetness of a cake. While the name suggest its a sponge cake, which is usually light and spongy, this cake was solid and dense. I loved it and would not mind eating it again. The cream was light, fluffy and buttery, eaten together with the cake resulted in a delicious combination. Yum!

Would I head back here? Yes, I certainly would. I liked everything about this eatery from the way it looks to the food and drinks. I look forward to trying out their other offerings.

Address: Ground Floor, Four Points Hotel by Sheraton, Jalan Balai Polis, City Centre. (Opposite Merchant’s Lane and Palmierra 28)

Opening hours: Tue – Thurs, 10 am – 5 pm, Fri – Sun, 10 am – 7.30 pm. Mondays Closed.

Contact Num.: 012 – 291 1147

Signing out now, Ciao.


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