White Brick Oven, Another Check Off My Eateries Bucket List!

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.

ar-ti-san
ar-ti-san

Many places abused the usage of the word Artisan. NOT White Brick Oven. A true artisan bakery ❤️.

Keeping tradition alive, hear hear!
Keeping traditions alive, indeed!

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.

Will the real White Brick Oven please stand up?
Will the real White Brick Oven please stand up?

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.

Arrived!
Arrived!

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.

TNB electric pole 96
TNB electric pole 96

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.

Like visiting friends ar home :) (Photo credit Noelle)
Like visiting friends ar home 🙂 (Photo credit Noelle)

We were warmly welcomed by the owners and staff. I fell head over heels in love immediately.

Empty .. yay!
Empty .. yay!

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.

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This, that, and everything

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 want everything!
We want everything!

We wanted this, that, and everything!

Scones, bagel and pretzel
Scones, bagel and pretzel

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.

Cutie teapot butter serving dish
Cutie teapot butter serving dish

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.

Pretty-looking vegetarian pizza
Pretty-looking vegetarian pizza

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.

Mushroom soup
Mushroom soup

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.

I like the vibrant color!
I like the vibrant color!

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.

Souffle cheesecake, I want!
Souffe cheesecake, I want!

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!

Today's menu
Today’s menu
Scone with butter
Scone with butter
Toasted baguette with butter
Toasted baguette with butter
Spinach quiche
Spinach quiche
Tomato soup
Tomato soup
Alcohol-frre tiramisu
Alcohol-free tiramisu

 

Update Feb 2017

 

My third visit, but with my sis.

Croissants
Today’s bill

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

Selangor

Tel: 018-350 3068 011 11062368

www.whitebrickoven.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WhiteBrickOven/

Email: baker@whitebrickoven.com

Nearest MRT: Sungai Buloh, and continue with feeder bus T102

Cafe’s business hours: Sunday 10am to 6pm only

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Travel opens up a whole new world, which is cliche but true. I am a strong advocate for independent and solo travel. I was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia but now live in Bangkok, Thailand, resulted from a chance encounter in 2009 with my why-are-you-Thai bf. I am now split between two countries. One country for my bf, another for the family, for the occasional weekend together.

3 thoughts on “White Brick Oven, Another Check Off My Eateries Bucket List!

  • April 5, 2016 at 9:47 pm
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    Actually I may wanna go back to try out those we couldn’t stomach in 😉 bagel quite good…

    • April 5, 2016 at 9:49 pm
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      Yeah baby, jom, waaaait for me ya

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