When you walk into the Pretz & Beanz Cafe, the insane aromas of baking pretzels mingled with brewing coffee can be quite unbearable. Unbearably mouth-watering, that is. The aromas instantly stir up hunger pangs – no kidding.
On a rainy evening, we stepped into Pretz & Beanz Cafe and once we were seated, we could hardly wait to get our hands on the freshly baked pretzels that they are well-known for. I was chuffed to see that their pretzels were actually soft and fluffy, quite unlike the usual dense texture that’s associated with pretzels I’ve eaten in the past. They were also not oily and that’s a bonus!
Their pretzels come in various forms – plain, original, with cinnamon sugar, chocolate peanut crunch and even chocolate cookie crunch. If you prefer Savouries, then check out the basil and cheese or parmesan cheese. Prices range from RM5.30-RM8.35
I liked eating the pretzels on their own but if you wish to dip them in sauces, several dipping sauce (RM2.05) are available: chocolate, caramel, sour cream & onions and cream cheese.
In July 2014, Pretz & Beanz came out with their pretzel pizza. A first in Malaysia, this pizza has since garnered many fans and now they have numerous toppings for it. Using the same pretzel dough, their pizzas are incredibly soft and fluffy with a nice crisp all around.
Pretz & Beanz Cafe’s all-day dining menu includes continental breakfasts and pastas that would fill up your tummies nicely. For the breakfast sets, diners can opt for various choices of eggs – their baked eggs, eaten with plain pretzels are scrumptious.
I had some reservations when I saw “sambal seafood spaghetti” on the menu but decided to try it anyway. I was pleasantly surprised by the tasty spicy seafood sambal that actually paired very well with pasta!
Sambal Seafood Spaghetti (RM28.50) – fried spaghetti with spicy sambal, shrimps, squids, mussels, kalian and yellow onions.
Filled Pretzels are another speciality of the cafe – it was something created in April 2015 and have since been popular. It’s essentially pretzels twisted into a shape that can accommodate fillings. For the sweet-toothed, the apple cinnamon and sweet potatoes would do very well. I preferred the savouries and totally enjoyed the cheesy chilli chicken and Island Delight – the latter with lots of chunky seafood.
Cheesy Chilli Chicken (RM13.65), Island Delight (RM14.75)
Did you know that Pretz & Beanz serves some pretty mean stews as well? Yes, very comforting delicious stew that you can stick endless pretzels in. At the moment, there are Beef Goulash, Green Curry Chicken and Cheesy Chicken listed in the “Stews” category. The green curry really rocks with a mean chilli heat – loved it!
We had one of the best chocolate lava cake here. Amazing. How many times have you tried this dessert and been disappointed by the lack of lava? For me, many times… hence I’m always sceptical about this dessert. Imagine my delight when the Volcano Chocolate Cake here erupted with thick gooey hot lava the moment I cut it! The cake is only baked upon order and will take about 20 minutes preparation time, so be sure to have enough time for this.
PRETZ & BEANZ CAFE
22 Jalan Solaris 4
50480 Kuala Lumpur