T Forty Two

T Forty Two, Empire Shopping Gallery

T Forty Two has been around for quite some time, and finally Cheryl and I decided to drop by for afternoon tea last Saturday.
Owned by The Big Group Co. of restaurants (including Ben’s, Ben’s General Food Store and Plan B as previously blogged here), we expected their afternoon tea to be good.

Everything about the little café is pretty, from their decor right down to the cutlery.

Their afternoon tea offerings are quite generous considering it’s RM49.90++ for 2 and it is served all day (to be honest, we couldn’t finish everything).
We particularly loved their sandwiches (and I’m actually not a fan of salmon, but their cured salmon sandwich is delicious), homemade madeleines and scones.

Having sampled TWG Tea Salon & Boutique‘s and Whisk‘s (just a few floors down) macarons, unfortunately T Forty Two’s just aren’t good enough.
We ordered 2 additional rose macarons with raspberry jelly & lychee cream (RM12.90++ each)
Some macarons were too hard, some were too sweet, although the rose macarons have the perfect texture and feet. A little tweak in the flavours would go a long way 😉

Their chocolate cake was lovely albeit a little too rich and creamy, but we still took little bites even though we were already full.

T Forty Two is definitely more laidback and relaxed (not to mention pretty!) places to have afternoon tea.
Compared to the slightly snobby TWG Tea Salon & Boutique which only serves afternoon tea from 3-6pm, there is a little pressure to be more considerate and leave to make room for the long line of customers.

TWG still takes the cake and remains as the benchmark.

PS: Please note that T Forty Two at Bangsar Village II (later renamed to Bistro 42) is no longer there.

  • Took so many photos only to post a few? xD

  • Nicole Harling

    Your photography is so lovely. Too bad the macarons were such a disapointment.

  • Oooo la la. This place looks delicious. I want all those cakes! xx

  • Lol the focusing on my 50mm isn't as sharp as it used to be, unfortunately.

  • Thank you, Nicole! Yes, was rather disappointed with their macarons. Hope they'll improve soon!

  • The place is not too bad actually, considering how reasonably priced it is. The chocolate cake was decadent!

  • What an adorable place! Looks eclectic and fancy =) Great, colorful photos, Aggie!
    ~Joanna <3

  • It really is a lovely place. Thank you for the compliment, Joanna! 😉

  • Beautiful photographs (as always). I agree that macarons shouldn't be too sweet. The madeleines are a personal favourite. How were they?

  • Thank you, Milla! For someone who hasn't really had madeleines, I quite liked T Forty Two's!