Article and food reviewed by : Ahmed Zayan and Team
Pola-Dola Cafe and Kitchen is a cafe shop located in Eco Ardence, Setia Alam which is a favorite hangout place for couples, families, and sportspeople since it has a jogging track too. The atmosphere of the cafe is welcoming and magnificent. Their decoration is very popular with young people because the whole cafe makes people feel like they have come to a glasshouse. Even when it rains, this glasshouse-themed cafe in Setia Alam looks cozy.
They officially opened this year, 19 September 2020. The owner of the cafe is Chinese and Pola-Dola is a local cafe based in Malaysia. The interior design of the cafe is very fresh coupled with the elegant lighting and the indoor plant’s decoration that makes customers feel relaxed and calm. The food items on the menu are mouth-watering with a lot of options such as soup and salad, burger, pizza pasta, Asian food, appetizer, and desserts.
Most meals are prepared from fresh and healthy organic ingredients that make the food taste better and not greasy. My friends and I decided to order classic Italian pasta, Aglio-olio beef bacon, and green tea latte for our lunch which cost us only RM49.90 in total. The prices offered in Pola-Dola are affordable because it is not too cheap and not too expensive. The classic Italian pasta was served with tomato sauce, sausage, and some herbs that can spices up our appetite and it was served in a big portion too.
The tastes of the classic Italian were not spicy at all and it can be eaten by kids too. For the Aglio-olio beef bacon, it was a bit oily since it used a lot of oil to cook the pasta and it was a bit spicy than the classic Italian pasta, which indicates that it is not suitable to be eaten by kids. The Aglio-olio comes with beef bacon and some herbs on the top which makes it look more delicious.
\The green tea latte that we chose was cold and very tasty. As we all know, pasta is western food. Pola-Dola also offers Asian food such as Nasi Goreng with Sambal Udang and Nasi Campur with Sambal Ayam. For the kid’s menu, they offer mostly pasta such as Little Italy, carbonara pasta, and marinara pasta and there is one western food on the kid’s menu which is fish and chips.
We can get a free cultured mix and mix fruits if we order the kid’s food. Not only that, for those who like to eat desserts, this cafe also offers some cakes and other desserts such as ice cream, waffles, fries, bread, pudding and many more that will make our mouth water. Furthermore, they offer a lot of drinks too such as hot drinks, iced drinks, fruit juices, and frappe. There are a lot of choices for each drink menu and mostly the menu is coffee.
Besides, Pola-Dola offers coffee without 100% caffeine for those who like to drink coffee without caffeine. For us, Pola-Dola is a nice cafe for everyone since they offer various types of food from western food to Asian food.
To conclude, Pola-Dola is a new cafe so if they want to be a strong brand, it is suggested to focus more on marketing because the food offered is also high in quality but not getting much attention probably due to lack of marketing and as they are new in the food and beverage industry. We hope to see Pola-Dola become successful in the food industry and expand all over Malaysia and in international markets as the food tastes delicious.