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POLA-DOLA Cafe & Kitchen

Restaurant • Cafe • Coffee shop

👍👍 This place exceeded my expectations. I was ready to not get my hopes up high judging based on some of the reviews but wanted to try the food here anyway. Glad I did, because I was happy with my experience here. Ordered the creamy spinach pasta, salad and sweet potato latte and they were good! From... People often mention good, taste, nice, cafe, chicken, great, time, menu, staff, friendly,


Address

L33-G, Ardence Lab, PT8 Eco Ardence, Persiaran Setia Alam, Setia Alam, 40170 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

Website

www.facebook.com

Contact

+60 3-5033 2472

Rating on Google Maps

4.20 (239 reviews)

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Working Hours

  • Thursday: 12 to 10 pm
  • Friday: 12 to 10 pm
  • Saturday: 10 am to 10 pm
  • Sunday: 10 am to 10 pm
  • Monday: 12 to 10 pm
  • Tuesday: 12 to 10 pm
  • Wednesday: 12 to 10 pm

Featured Reviews


Frequently mentioned in reviews: good (33) taste (20) nice (20) cafe (18) chicken (15) great (14) time (13) menu (12) staff (11) friendly (10)
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  • 5/5 tia i. 1 year ago on Google • 176 reviews
    This place exceeded my expectations. I was ready to not get my hopes up high judging based on some of the reviews but wanted to try the food here anyway. Glad I did, because I was happy with my experience here. Ordered the creamy spinach pasta, salad and sweet potato latte and they were good! From the photos, it looked like the portion was small so I thought it was a bit pricey but when my order came, I was happy with the serving portion. The sweet potato latte had the right amount of sweetness and went well with the milk. Premise was clean and staff was attentive too. When we went there, the tables on the other side were full but the tables nearer to the entrance were empty so we didn't have to wait at all. Order was made through QR code and came promptly. The glasshouse also made the place look bright and spacious because of the natural light streaming in. Would definitely go there again.
    5 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 4/5 capsules81 2 years ago on Google
    Food and environment not bad. Service was attentive. Carbonara kinda salty but teriyaki chicken was tasty. Rice was just the right softness. Strawberry yogurt was ok. Little too sweet imo but will come back to check out on others.
    5 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 3/5 TK Y. 7 months ago on Google • 566 reviews
    1st time visit here. Environment feel cozy and relax. I ordered Fish Arrabiata Omu Rice and Mushroom Soup. Fish Arrabiata Omu Rice taste good, the arrabiate sauce really really nice, mix with rice together really delicious. And portion big enough to share as well. But hor dolly fish taste really not nice at all. Mushroom soup taste average as too creamy. Service here also very good.
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 4/5 Ringin A. 2 years ago on Google
    The menu choices is not bad! A fusion spread I’d say. My partner had the Big Hamburger and gave it a 6/10, although we must say we love the potato skin fries. Not usually a fan of chicken chop but felt like having it. The crisp was perfect and chicken was juicy - though I wish they’d give the option to choose other sauces than blackpepper for this dish. Would give the chicken chop a 8/10, would be a 10 if given the sauce option and if the chicken was not too fatty. Overall would recommend this spot for a try 👍🏼
    3 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 4/5 Sofea 1 year ago on Google
    Pretty cool atmosphere. Went here during weekdays. Hence, not many people in the cabin. The food tastes fine, large portion for my fish n chip menu that I ordered. Matcha latte was pretty good too. Staff was attentive and friendly. I will definitely go here again. Thank you ☺️
    3 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Fasihatul Y. 10 months ago on Google • 8 reviews
    This cafe is not what we thought it would be. Honestly, we thought it’ll be another overclaimed pricey with meh food kind of cafe but NO! The cafe felt so cozy and welcoming. The food was shockingly delicious with really affordable price! We are very SATISFIED with this cafe! Be sure to come not on busy hour as the size of the cafe is small and tables would be limited.
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Iqtiyani M. A. 6 months ago on Google • 6 reviews
    Ambience is awesome. It is glass house. Food was tasty. Their coffee is great. Super love their pesto salmon. This was not my first time. Always here with friends too. My comfort place to hang out and date. Staff was vert well trained, attentive and great service. Cleanliness is well kept. Suitable for small bday party.
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Afiqah J. 11 months ago on Google
    Had a great experience today with my friend. Suprised my friend’s birthday with the help of the staff. Very very helpful and easy. The food is really good & tasty also. Def will come back
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 3/5 J L. 3 years ago on Google
    Been here twice. First time was a disappointment because their coffee machine was down n many items on the menu were unavailable too. We had to wait half an hour for green tea. Reminded them twice and their reason was "water still boiling". Right... Coffee here isnt great, just average, still acceptable. Their serving for snacks is kinda small. Concept of cafe is nice and bright. Glass everywhere. I gave an extra star for that. But be sure to visit on a good weather. The second time I came here it was sunny and I could feel my skin burning
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 S L C. 2 years ago on Google
    Pola-Dola is a cafe located within Ardence Labs. There is free parking nearby. The cafe is housed in a glass house with seating areas perpendicular to each other. We received great service and recommendations from the owner. Food was served promptly with coffee served first. Based on recommendation, we ordered a half-and-half pizza of Margherita and Funghi (mushroom). The Margherita half was bursting with fresh tomato flavour. The salad was very nice and refreshing. A great place for brunch where the food is as delicious as it looks.
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Siti N. 2 years ago on Google
    The food was soooo good. I give 10/10 for the spicy creamy tomato. My husband ate the Shakshuka and he also enjoyed it. The portion was just nice. The ambience was nice. Very comfy. The coffee was good. Love the songs. The lighting was great, def great to take picture there. The waiters were friendly and nice to us. Overall, im a satisfied customer (note: the food a bit pricey so be prepared and avoid going there at evening)
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 4/5 Sharifah Dewi S. 1 year ago on Google
    I like their cute place and cute deco. Very instagramable. Plan to celebrate my daughter's bday there but too bad this cute place is only can fit ard 25pax. Their food are ok2... presentable, and fast service. Their price within the range. Will visit them again during dinner...maybe more pretty with the lights and all. Last time we visited was during lunch, it was hot and shiny.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 4/5 Felix Y. 3 years ago on Google
    I had been here for 2 times. Services had typically improving as compare to my 1st visited. Foods is ok, but have plenty room for improving, as the signature curry burger.. I dont really like the taste of the oil from fried fish 😅 n.. if u order this.. better finish it as soon as u can.. else u will get what I mean the "oil taste". Pasta is ok 👌 Both drink are ok too, i mean Hojicha and Green Tea Latte, but I prefer Green Tea Latte more. Environment is comfy and good for check in n photograph. Payment method they do accept Fave, EWallet and Credit Card. We can order either via apps or with staff. Price wise u see d attached menu, in my point of view.. Foods Price is abit overpriced. Parking is superb convenient.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 3/5 Schaefer W. 2 years ago on Google
    Honestly, the food is not bad. We ordered spicy tomato spaghetti, chicken wings, nasi bunga kantan, but lamb stew is cold and prawn in nasi goreng sambal udang is not fresh. The thing that annoyed me was the table seating. On our left and right are both 3 pax occupying 2 tablets (no social distance), but our table is 4 pax occupying 3 tables (the staff assign us the table) insisting that we have to seat apart with the "keep social distance" table in between. What dumb double standard rule is this? Please use your god given brain to logic this.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 4/5 Mr. J. 2 years ago on Google
    POLA-DOLA is a unique cafe located in Ardence Lab that offers a wide range of food including pastas, pizzas, and burgers. Ate here a couple of times and the food can be excellent. The margherita pizza was really good, cooked in a tiny fire oven reminiscent of a stone oven and unlike typical fast food pizzas, while the salmon aglio olio was also good, not too oily or spicy. However, the food quality can be rather inconsistent. Had mushroom soup twice, one was delicious while the other was terrible. And though the salmon aglio olio was good, the salmon was rather small. Their pandan gula melaka mille crepe cake wasn't that good either. Price is a bit high, but relatively fair considering the food served and is in line with other cafes. Like the other businesses in the area, the cafe isn't that big so seating is quite limited. I'd suggest arriving early for lunch or dinner.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 zulaikha z. 1 year ago on Google
    One of my favorite place! First, let me comment on the foods. We ordered Korean Chicken, Hamburg Steak and Lychee fizz as drink. The Hamburg Steak comes with Mushroom sauce/soup, rice, omelet and simple salad on the side. The Hamburg Steak texture is nice, but a bit salty. It is homemade as you can see tiny bits of onion inside. The mushroom sauce or soup, I am not sure, but it taste the best! So good, it compliment the rice, the omelet and the steak! It complete the dish! The omelet egg is just nice. The simple salad they serve on the side also taste good to me because it fresh. The Korean Chicken dishes comes with rice and simple salad on the side. The chicken taste so good, crunchy and really nice. Its not too spicy but not that mild either. I really like the taste of the sauce! However, as the price are the same with Hamburg Steak, it feels a bit lacking. I would recommend the owner to add on a fried egg in the dish. Their Lychee Fizz was a good drink for me. I will always try lychee drink whenever I go, and this place is one of the best. Their lychee drink does not taste too sweet, and the drink are so refreshing. The price are on the higher end side, but it worth it. The café ambience, decoration and all are so nice and picture-worthy. It suit rainy and sunny day well! The staff were also nice and polite. I highly recommend this place!
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 3/5 Suga A. 4 months ago on Google • 161 reviews
    Cafe with overpriced foods. Just like one of those. Decent foods. Expensive. Nothing special here. Small cafe but so pretty. Other than that, nothing interesting

  • 5/5 Charlotte 4 months ago on Google • 123 reviews
    This is one of the cute and small cafes in Eco Ardence Labs, the “glasshouse” brings in ample lighting and the AC is strong enough that you won’t feel hot. This place is for the girlies who want the ig shot tbh, I’m guilty! Ordering system is through the app, the menu is for reference only. Not everything on the menu is available so that was a bummer. Food was generally a 7/10, good place for a chill hangout.

  • 3/5 Pritesh S. 1 year ago on Google • 116 reviews
    Had a lot of expectations from this cafe but we were let down by it. The portion size is decent but the taste for food is not good enough. It was quite bland. The Korean fried spicy chicken was sweetish. Pasta was not good at all. We went there looking at their menu on the website which looks impressive but were taken aback by the very limited food menu at the cafe. When asked why other dishes on the Google site are not available, the staff informed me that there have been quite a few changes and the menu on d website is an old one. The coffees were decent though. May not visit this place again.

  • 3/5 bondai R. 6 months ago on Google • 99 reviews
    the food we had taste just ok. not bland neither it was superb... it was missing sumtin but not sure what it was. we had bacon carbonara, river prawn spag and korean burger.. mushroom soup was good. staff was quite attentive too..

  • 4/5 Yana Y. 1 year ago on Google • 85 reviews
    My first time had a lunch here. The environment was relaxing, cozy and the staff was friendly too. I had spaghetti carbonara. It wasn't that bad but I had tasted better than this at other places. I love Artisan Tiramisu, it was really tasty and delicious. My friends said their food was good. But I don't think I will come back 😅

  • 4/5 Nur Nadia B. 5 months ago on Google • 10 reviews
    The food was a bit pricey for me for the taste yang quite normal. But the environment is really nice to chill with friends. You know, came for the vibe hehe. The staff are friendly but this one person actually ruined our surprise for our friend :'

  • 5/5 NEkoZZZ G. 2 years ago on Google
    The place is marvellous. Its not very spacious but the design and concept of the place is fantastic. I came here on a rainy evening and the scene is amazing. Rain drop falling down the glass. A nice space to hang out for 4-6 people, an amazing place for you to bring your date. Theres tons of choices and the taste is great.

  • 5/5 Nadia E. 3 years ago on Google
    Yesterday I had berbuka puasa here and overall I'm satisfied. Tasty foods, good services and i like the atmosphere. Would definitely come again to try other menu 🤗

  • 5/5 Nurul Sazwani S. 3 years ago on Google
    Omg i love this cafe so much. Their spinach pasta, nasi bunga kantan with serai satey so good. Cust services so great and so friendly. Helpful and overall highly recommended! Ah forgot, rose latte, green latte so ummppphh!

  • 5/5 Hui Lee C. 3 years ago on Google
    The place is nice with good ambience. Can be quite hot during the day. Spacious open space parking available. Nice place to hang out with friend. Food acceptable.

  • 3/5 Caryn J. 3 years ago on Google
    Plenty of free parking :) It's a pretty cafe for pictures. Had the high tea set, I wouldn't say its exactly affordable. The set includes tea, scone and macaroon. We were waiting for our macaroon and it didn't come, we asked the waiter, turns out they didnt have macaroon and replaced it with scone without even asking us. I am okay if it's not available but do ask us whether if we mind replacing it. Raisin scones, for me im not a fan of raisin so I feel that the entire scones has this sourish taste of raisin so i don't like it but my friend who likes raisin likes it. Ice matcha latte has a mild taste. Mille crepe yam is okay, tiramisu soso, i much prefer the one at Vanilla. Spaghetti is nice. Overall if you just want a nice place to have afternoon tea/brunch, it's sufficient.

  • 4/5 zincofer42 3 years ago on Google
    Comfy ambiance. Gud service n respond frm crews. Reasonable price. Beverages such as cappuccino, latte gud. Berries yogurt frappe not bad. Chocolate fondant, cheesy nacho, shakshuka also gud. Terriyaki chicken pizza perhaps to improve then.. Overall not bad. Shall do visit nxt time..

  • 4/5 Sam 2 years ago on Google
    I had a less exciting first experience... Hot chocolate tasted good! But Hojicha latte was disappointing (tasted like water with Hojicha scent actually... ) I commented to one of the waitress and got an improved latte art but taste remains the same... overall great customer service and great ambiance. Food was 2/5 for those who need an honest review. Hehe! Will visit this area again with kids because of the lively amusing theme!

  • 3/5 Chan C. 1 year ago on Google
    Service good, friendly and prompt. Nice cozy, glass house. Tip: sit at the side facing the containers, not the one facing the road much better, small nooks, very cozy. Food is just meh....portion is too small for the price. Ordered children's menu, only 3-4 pieces of chicken popcorn and some fries not even enough for my child. All fried stuffs, easy cooking cheats, not much skills needed. Chicken meat for chicken chop had a very strong unpleasant taste - not fresh, raw chicken taste seems not marinated too, basically tasteless meat and had to dunk into the mushroom sauce to cover the taste and swallow it. Mushroom sauce, too watery and cream doesn't look well emulsified, not appetizing. For that price, only serve with fries (again fried food), and that little dry salad is just too much. Whole meal, very dry.

  • 4/5 Tasya O. 2 years ago on Google
    Saturday, planned to eat here but the earlier waited customer claimed has not yet seated & the waiting time is unreasonable , eventho we also saw couple of empty table to be seated. So we moved to another location to eat. Maybe next time.

  • 5/5 YL 1 year ago on Google
    Unexpected find. Service crew was very friendly and attentive. Came here for lunch on a weekday and did not need reservations. Nice interiors and great place to work or chill. Food was above average, overall recommend to try

  • 5/5 Kelty T. 2 years ago on Google
    Cozy environment and warm hearted services The most important part was delicious foods😋. High recommended Sparkling Soda plum and kasturi 😉

  • 3/5 Senior I. 2 years ago on Google
    Instaworthy cafe and great service. The glass cafe is so amazing. Please try peanut butter frappe so delicious & shashuka

  • 4/5 PUTERI DAYANA BINTI ABDUL J. 2 years ago on Google
    Instagramable and cozy place❤️ A lil bit pricey for drinks.

  • 4/5 Devil'sTongu3 2 years ago on Google
    Nice small cafe in eco ardence. Common parking is a short walk away. Staff are super friendly and helpful. Only came for drinks but definitely will try their meals at another time. Tried to come at night on another day but it was crowded and they couldn't seat us. But that's not going to stop me from out their food properly. They do have have their crowded days.

  • 3/5 Timothy T. 1 year ago on Google
    Second time here, lunch time. 1. The environment was nicely decorated, garden feel inside a glass house. Is was sunny out side, me and my dad decided to sit at the shaded area which was meant for 4pax, but the staff insisted that we sit the 2 sitter that was under the sun 🤔. Because I wanted to let my dad try this place, so we stayed. 2. Both of us order cappuccino. The coffee was good, nicely roasted coffee bean with good matching milk. 3. I ordered the 5 items Big Breakfast. First time you have to choose what you want for your Big Breakfast. It was interesting and of course high expectations as the price wasn't cheap. Food came... The Beef Beacon was not hard, well cooked but it tasted not fresh (very strong unpleasant beefy smell). The Potato Salad was below average. The potato was cooked, but was very hard. Scrambled Eggs nothing to wow about, not creamy enough, slightly over cooked. Jumbo sausage, Hash Brown & Sourdough Bread was just normal. Dad had the grilled chicken with fries. The chicken was breast part, over cooked so it tasted hard and dry. Dad complain it was hard to eat. The fries were not cooked enough. Although it is cooked but was still whitish on the outside, so it wasn't crispy as expected. Overall the environment is nice but need to take care of the customer where they sit (not under the sun). Coffee is good for the price you pay. The food need much improvements. Nevertheless the service was very good. That's why I'm giving a 3/5. Hope to come back again soon with a better experience.

  • 5/5 Dee 2 years ago on Google
    Had lunch here and tried their Spicy Tomato Cream Spaghetti, Carbonara Spaghetti & Chicken Teriyaki Pizza. Excellent. The ambience is nice too.

  • 5/5 amirah huda n. 6 months ago on Google • 2 reviews
    my order was the creamy spinach smoked salmon and it was a nice introduction to the menu as I’ve never tried it before. Love friendly and proactive staffs!
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 3/5 Winter Y. 1 year ago on Google • 2 reviews
    Service was good, staff was friendly and helpful. Aglio olio was just ok, chicken chop was amazing (mushroom sauce was bland), and the limited edition rice was just alright (curry/sauce was too mild and tastes got lost after a few mouth). Coffee was good. Water was not provided and would cost RM1 per cup. Cafe was smaller than I thought but it was cozy.


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Amenities


  • Parking
    • ✓️ Free parking lot
  • Payments
    • ✓️ Debit cards
    • ✓️ Credit cards
    • ✓️ NFC mobile payments
  • Offerings
    • ✓️ Coffee
    • ✓️ Small plates
  • Dining options
    • ✓️ Lunch
    • ✓️ Brunch
    • ✓️ Dinner
    • ✓️ Dessert
    • ✓️ Seating
    • ✓️ Breakfast
  • Service options
    • ✓️ Dine-in
    • ✓️ Delivery
    • ✓️ Takeaway
    • ✓️ Kerbside pickup
    • ✓️ No-contact delivery


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