Bites Dessert Bar, Kuala Lumpur
Desserts are suitable for any occasion, bad or good – from dealing with bad break ups to being the highlight of every birthday party. Even on regular days, we find ourselves tempted by the dessert section of the menu whenever we’re out for food.
So if you’re a KL-ite with a sweet tooth, you’ll find yourself right at home at Bites. The new dessert bar in Plaza Arkadia has been turning heads, and it’s not because of the “all-you-can-eat” bit. They’re the first in town to serve dessert, or any other non-sushi dishes for that matter, on conveyor belts.
So we quickly made a beeline to Plaza Arkadia to eat our fill of sweet treats that are all made from scratch. Here’s what you can expect:
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All-pink mermaid cove
Gold accent mirrors line the pink wall, making it a perfect spot to get your #OOTD shot.
Walking into Bites is like entering a cartoon dreamscape – you’re greeted with a blast of bubblegum pink walls, whimsical sailor floats, and fluffy clouds for lighting. It’s every 8-year-old girl’s dream cafe.
But hey, you won’t find us adults complaining about the Barbie dreamhouse look. If desserts are the number 1 reason why the masses are flocking over to Bites, then their IG-worthy interior is a close 2nd.
The separate section by the corner has a self-service counter for you to grab your own drinks and cutlery
Gorge on 40 kinds of desserts made in-house
As you’re walking to your seat, you’ll catch a glimpse of the little treats gliding along the conveyor belt. The petite sizes will remind you of the dessert spread from a 5-star hotel’s buffet. And these ones aren’t all too different since the patissier was the former head chef of the swanky Grand Hyatt hotel.
The plates of desserts took up the entire table, and there were plenty more on the conveyor belts that we never got to try.
But unlike the usual buffet spreads where there are about 15 options tops, Bites prepares over 40 kinds of desserts daily. If you find yourself becoming a regular, you’ll be pleased to know that they have a different rotation each day.
We couldn’t try all 40 desserts, but we still managed to have a pretty indulgent feast. Here’s what we liked most:
Cheesecakes – be it the classic New York-style or the trendy burnt cheesecake – are always a welcomed addition to any menu.
Pastel seashells and pearls are buried in a pile of sweet cookie crumbs on the plate, mimicking the golden beaches we vacation to.
Here at Bites, we tried 3 renditions, starting with the No Baked Cheesecake, which has already gained IG fame for its pastel mermaid tail dusted with gold shimmer.
The Strawberry Cheesecake and New York-style Berry Cheesecake are top favourites
The Strawberry Cheesecake also caught our eye from the start. Behind the ring of freshly sliced strawberries is a pudding-like cake that has a refreshing tang. The Berry Cheesecake is another winner in our books for its rich and thick filling. It’s paired with a crumbly biscuit base that melts in your mouth to uncover the fragrant buttery notes.
5-star cakes and homemade ice-cream
If your default order for dessert always includes something with chocolate, then you’ll love the Hazelnut Mousse. Cut through the glossy dome to reveal the layers of dark and milk chocolate for a sinful mouthful.
The Biscoff Cake is a must-try for the unique Biscoff biscuit sauce. It’s just as addictive as caramel, but with an added nuttiness and a subtle hint of spice.
There is a topping station by the ice-cream chiller, where you’re free to throw in some gummies or cereal.
Those seeking reprise from the hot weather outside can indulge in homemade ice-cream which is also free-flow. The Peach Yoghurt and Peanut Butter are 2 flavours that won’t disappoint as the peach reminded us of Korean gummies and the peanut butter was extra nutty.
Win branded goodies at the claw machine
Claw machines are a common sight, but whenever we spot one in the mall, you can bet that most of us will be dragging our baes over for a game. You’ll immediately notice the lack of soft toys in Bites’ resident claw machine. Instead, you’ll be able to make out words like “Furla” and “Louis Vuitton”.
There’s a little ribbon of paper in each capsule which reveals which branded good you’ll be heading home with
Customers each get a token to try their luck at the claw machine when they come in for the all-you-can-eat buffet.
Free flow conveyor belt desserts at Bites Dessert Bar
Bites Dessert Bar’s entry to the local scene has left the sweet tooth community here flippin the heck out for their endless dessert spread and all-pink interior. It’s basically a safe haven for dessert lovers to come together and have as many sweet treats as they want.
The best part is that no one will give you the side-eye for indulging in a desserts-only feast.
Fill up on as many of these as you can within the generous 2 hour time limit
If you already have your phone whipped out and are busily arranging a trip here with your pals, here’s everything you need to know: Prices are RM50/pax, and you’ll be able to indulge in the free-flow desserts – including ice-cream – for 2 hours. Plus, you’ll get a free pack of tea as well as a token for the claw machine.
Bites Dessert Bar is the candy house from Hansel and Gretel that we all secretly wished was real – minus the witch. So whether as a sweet surprise for a beloved someone or just as an after-work treat, a visit here will make you feel like a child all over again.
Address: Block G-1-11, Plaza Arkadia, No.3, Jalan Instisari Perdana, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 2PM-10PM | Sat-Sun 12PM-10PM
Telephone: 018-918 9589
If you’re looking to kill time while you’re in the city, here are some ideas on what to do:
- Hauntu – immersive haunted house
- Things to do at BookXcess in Setia Alam
- Free and cheap books in Klang Valley
- Activities to de-stress after work
- Salons for a Korean perm
- Mini-golf at Pints & Putts
Photography by Amber Lee.