White Brick Oven is finally checked off my eateries bucket list. It has been in my to try list, for as long as 5 years, if not more. To try it with Noelle, a like-minded friend, that really was the icing on the cake.
A quick intro: White Brick Oven is not your mainstream bakery. It is an artisan bakery, and their cafe is only open on Sunday. It is located in Kuala Kubu Gajah, Sungai Buloh, which we were later told it’s officially a Shah Alam address now. Local villagers wish to remain under Sg Buloh address; road signs, etc are still unchanged.
Many places abused the usage of the word Artisan. NOT White Brick Oven. A true artisan bakery ❤️.
They produce Real Bread from Organic and Natural Ingredients. Most of their bread are fermented and raised with natural levain. They also mill their own flour!
Their location at Sungai Buloh is off-putting. That’s exactly what I told Mardia (the other half of Mustaffa, the owners of the artisan bakery) when I arrived.
“It’s very far,” I said. “How far?” she asked. Talking out loud with Mardia, it does sounds very silly. 30 minutes, 15 km is really NOT that far. Oops. Paiseh.
The day before, I was advised (by my sis) to call them to pre-order my food … “They only have produce limited quantities, and are for customers with reservations,” according to sis. What?! I have not been there before, what to I pre-order?
So I called ahead, but Mardia reassured me that there will still be plenties, since my ETA (estimate arrival time) is around 12.30pm. Or just eat whatever that is available 🙂
Since the bakery is located at a Malay village, I was dressed conservatively (cover knee and shoulder). But naa … nothing to worry, short is okay too.
Finding White Brick Oven was a piece of cake (no pun intended). There are 3 White Brick Oven entries on Waze, so we were confused for a bit. We chose the one with Sg Buloh (instead of Shah Alam) address.
When Wazey announced ‘you have arrived at your destination‘, we didn’t see any WBO sign. We didn’t start knocking on any door, duh … but cruised along the road a little bit more, and the hidden gem was at our left.
I saw some blogs mentioning in front of electric pole 96 … indeed it is just right in front of the pole. *chuckle*
Parking is by the small lane in front of WBO, just make sure that you don’t block the small road.
We were warmly welcomed by the owners and staff. I fell head over heels in love immediately.
The cafe was empty around 12.30pm. We were told that it is usually packed for breakfast and tea time; lunch time is usually empty.
Noelle and I were like kids being let loose at amusement parks. So many different types of baking goodies. Holy moly guacamole. Phewitt! Greed overtook sanity leading to over-ordering.
We wanted this, that, and everything!
We ordered one scone (RM 3.00) each: Noelle with raisins (the adult version) and mine, sans raisins (the children version) .. because some ‘children’ do not like raisins, we were told. I enjoyed the scone, but Noelle commented of its slightly wet texture.
We added a butter set RM 1.00 (since we don’t like jam, they allowed us to replace the jam with 2 portions of butter). I super like the little teapot butter serving dish.
We also had one Pretzel (RM 3.50 toasted) for sharing, was only okay. Perhaps because we are too used to the commercial version; healthy version is not to our palette.
Toasted Bagel (RM 3.50) was also on sharing basis. We were told that this is a popular item, so this is on the menu today.
As I said, we over-ordered. We only managed to have 2 slices of our cheezy Vegetarian pizza (RM 25). We packed the remaining 2 slices.
Noelle and I also shared a bowl of Mushroom soup (RM 5), that come with 2 slices of Sourdough bread. It was initially a bit watery, then it gets thicken up slowly.
Homemade dragon fruit ice cream (RM 3). Ahhh … we chose this flavor because it’s an unconventional flavor. Noelle didn’t enjoy it much, it was pretty alright for me. But will I order it again? Naa .. let’s stick to try and tested flavors like mango, etc.
As they bake in batches, there were more goodies after we stuffed ourselves silly. We should have ordered in batches. We missed their spinach quiche (RM 8.00), soufle cheesecake (RM 8.00), etc.
I truly enjoyed our journey here, passing by kampung (village) houses. My last catch-up with Noelle was last year! It was a good tee-a-tee with her, and also with the affable owners. Mustaffa made it a point saying hello to all customers, and that says a lot about his warm hospitality.
I would like to go back again, and shall aproach it slow and steady the next time.
Mardia told us that we can call ahead, if there’s anything that we would like to have. They will try to accommodate, if they can. They also accept whole cake order, so will order one of our next family birthday cakes from here!
Update Aug 2016
Visited them again with Noelle, with the hope of tasting their croissants. NO croissants, but it was nice .. you’ll never know what you’re going to get at White Brick Oven! Do call two days in advance, if you would like anything in specific!
Update Feb 2017
My third visit, but with my sis.
Finally they have croissant (RM 3 each) in their menu today!
Update Sept 2017
You can now get to WBO using MRT + feeder bus. Get to MRT Sg Buloh, and hop on Bus T102. The bus stops at the end of their street. Get down at Jalan Gajah 14 intersection just after Surau Nur al-Huda. Its a 200 meter walk from the intersection.
White Brick Oven
1675-A1 Jalan Gajah 15
Kampung Kubu Gajah
47000 Sungai Buloh
018-350 3068 011 11062368
Nearest MRT: Sungai Buloh, and continue with feeder bus T102
Cafe’s business hours: Sunday 10am to 6pm only