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It is no doubt that many of you have heard about Godiva, the premium Belgium chocolatier, but I supposed some of you would be like me, who didn’t know about Lady Godiva at all.

The legend goes like this – Lady Godiva is a really hot Anglo-Sexon woman who rode naked through the streets of Coventry in order to change her husband’s mind of the oppressive taxation imposed by her husband on his tenants.

Hence the logo of Godiva Chocolates is an outline of the naked Lady Godiva on her horse, covered only with her lush long hair.

the very first Godiva cafe, at Pavilion KL
the very first Godiva cafe, at Pavilion KL

Incidentally, the term Peeping Tom also came about from the same story. Everyone in the streets of Conventry had closed their doors and not look at Lady Godiva out of respect, but this perverted Tom dude did not. Hence peeping Tom.

Learn something new everyday huh?

super yummy Godiva chocolate cake
super yummy Godiva chocolate cake – Sight, Smell, Taste

A couple weeks ago I had the luxury of a food tasting session at the world’s very first Godiva cafe at Pavilion KL thanks to Winnie.

To be honest, I haven’t had Godiva more than a few times, and my very first experience was actually from the xmas eve party 2009 exchange gift from Su Ann, a bottle of Godiva hazelnut chocolate spread.

Godiva chocolates, drinks, coffee, cakes
chocolate drinks, and chocolate cakes that goes well with hot black coffee

The cafe offers the usual stuff you’d find at any Godiva outlets – chocolate truffles, chocolate bars, the aforementioned chocolate hazelnut spread, and other Godiva chocolate products/gifts. However, the cafe also offers really awesome chocolate cakes (at RM 15 a slice, really good value if you ask me), coffee, brownies, mocha frappuccino, chocolate drinks and more.

Of course, there’s also the tastefully romantic dining area at one end of level 2 in Pavilion that doesn’t carry too much foot traffic.

Winnie and KY at Godiva cafe
Winnie the reluctant make-shift Godiva model, KY

Over the lunch session, I tried a slice of chocolate cake that’s topped with a chocolate truffle that turned out to be easily the best chocolate cake I’ve had. There’s also the chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream that went well black coffee, 6 pieces of those famous Godiva chocolate truffles, and also a few slices of 80% chocolate squares.

Oh, I also had the chocolate drinks warmed by a candle under the pot too, rich and flavorful.

chocolate goodies for you to take home, or as gifts
chocolate goodies for you to take home, or as gifts

To be honest, everything tasted wonderful on it’s own, but on a food tasting session, there’s only that much rich tasting chocolate one can take before feeling “muak”. Fortunately the black coffee somewhat refreshes the tongue a little bit.

Ultimately, I think Godiva Cafe is definitely a place worth visit, especially if you bring a date over tea time. The cake at RM 15 a slice offers great value too.

map to Pavilion KL

Godiva Chocolatier Cafe
Level 2, Pavilion
Jln Bukit Bintang
Kuala Lumpur

GPS: 3.148872, 101.713368
Tel: 03-2142 5252

Discuss : World’s First Godiva Cafe at Pavilion KL

  1. Tan Yee Hou

    I went to Godiva’s shop, situated at KLCC the other day.

    Bloody hell RM155 for a box of chocolates. 9 or 12 pieces I forgot.

    Won’t buy, ever.

    • Tan Yee Hou: you cheapskate! lol, try the chocolate cake at this pavilion’s, seriously best sial

    • Godiva is awesome n very special Chocolates ; price is ok for the best chocolate ever. Only because the currency here is RM so the price quite expensive.

  2. Dude,

    It’s Anglo-SAXON la.. NOT SEXON!!!.. very the hamsap fella la u! You must be imagining how Lady Godiva looked like naked on a horse while writing this entry.. If ST see this, sure he will slap you around a bit with a large trout!! 😀

  3. Hi,

    Nice article and the Godiva stuff is very good, but I do have one friendly correction – the first Godiva cafe opened in Taipei in 2006 and there are many others around the world. You can’t always trust the PR people.

    • Paul: ops I think you’re right! Perhaps this one is the full-featured one, or the PR dude was simply wrong. Thanks for the head up 😀

  4. wow. I didn’t know pav’s Godiva was the first!!

  5. Did u just say its the BEST chocolate cake you’ve ever tasted, because that’s pushing all the right buttons for me 🙂

  6. After knowing u were invited for tis review, I at gun-point forced Winnie to take me there and tried the RM15 choco cake!

    Rich and full, sweet and euphoric!!

  7. terrence, we on same boat, lets point gun winnie :p

    anyway, i remember godiva was in japan for so long, i dont think malaysia was the first too, like what you saw in taiwan.
    futhermore Japan had Godiva for long history, i will say good word if i can taste the choc lava cake 😀

    • terrant: hahah u guys are probably right, but that was what i was told :X

      • cazushiki

        you’re right, terrant.. Godiva has been in japan long time ago, but malaysia was the first cafe in south east asia. 😉

  8. I have to settle for the Carbury chocolate right now.. coz that’s the only brand that I could find right now near me 😛

  9. 15 bucks for a slice of cake cheap meh? isn’t that like expensive?!! LOL

    still, the food looks great and i am a sucker for hot chocolate;)

  10. hmmph advertising for Godiva…. but i like the peeping tom story!

  11. Hi KY,

    I have seen Goddiva Cafe in Shanghai, Xitiandi. Are you sure KL Pavillion is the 1st in the world? 😀

  12. iamthewitch

    Wow.. really great value for money! Godiva chocolates are freaking expensive! 😛

  13. omg that slice of cake looks like sex! (terence’s description also makes it sound that way)

  14. Not a big fan of this place … very much over-priced and that hot choc is soooooo “je-lat”!

    Hmmm , I miss the hot choc near Budapest, Hungary!! 🙂

    HAPPY NEW YEAR, mate!

    • Julian Si: yeah, the other chocolate product’s pricey, but I suppose you get what you pay for. 🙂

  15. too bad because i didn’t work on that day!

  16. godive cakes are a dissapointment and teh choc not the same taste as in the us. frustrating.

    ky, wherever you eat, u always puji and praise over the top too …. we knowlah you get invites to free makan-makan. either u are sucking up them for free makan and hope others will invite you too or your taste is bleh.

    • choclover: no idea why it wouldn’t be the same as godiva in US since they’re all imported just the same. I’d disagree that every post is a praise, but I do generally not blog about place that I find not good lo. 🙂

  17. […] in the world with annual sales over $500 million. We are fortunate enough to have our very own Godiva Cafe at Pavilion where you can purchase a lot of their products as well as have coffee, cakes, and other good […]

  18. impressed but what’s the price range for their desserts? can’t trace the cafe website online, you have got any link apart from their main Godiva webbie? cheers!

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