Tous Les Jours in Wolo is one of our favourite places to hang out in Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur. The South Korean bakery is located within Hotel Wolo Bukit Bintang. It sits prominently in the corner of the boutique hotel.
The tall glass windows lets in diffused light and the vintage interiors were done up with extra attention to the little details. That made TLJ ideal for taking photos. So I naturally started taking photos as soon as I entered. Several tourists were drawn in by the pretty decorations like us and were snapping away as well. Don’t you just want to ride that green bicycle to TLJ every morning and fill the basket with delicious bread and pastries?
The cafe occupies two floors in the building. The seats on the first floor were beside the bakery section, while the upper floor had shelves filled with cookbooks and decorative cooking utensils. There a table with a row of high seats on the mid-level landing of the staircase. These seats face the main road, making them a good vantage point of people watching. There is another row of similar seats on the second floor facing the same road.
There were USB ports under these tables for customers to charge their devices. In the other parts of the cafe, each table along the walls had at least one power point as well. So if you enjoy camping in cafes with your laptop or mobile, TLJ will keep you juiced. The WIFI was sluggish so be warned if you plan to leech the internet there.
If you prefer to bask in the heat of KL instead of enjoying the air conditioning indoors, there’s the choice of alfresco seats.
That’s me posing shamelessly with my Leica and my Cotê&Ciel Isar Rucksack. I absolutely love the backpack. It swallows up whatever I put in it. I have made a few short trips with just this bag alone. I can easily stuff my clothes, camera and laptop and still have some space to spare. For trips where I had to bring more gear, I would partner it with my Billingham Hadley Small shoulder bag. For everyday use, I simply put my small Billingham insert in the Isar Rucksack to protect my camera.
On top of such great utility, Cotê&Ciel has designed a backpack with such a distinct look that I keep getting compliments from friends and even strangers. It certainly looks a lot better to me than a Herschel backpack that seems to be popular with hipsters nowadays.
Now, if only they made a small Isar Rucksack that won’t look oversized on petite ladies.
The ambiance in the cafe is so cosy that we stayed there for hours for three out of the five days we were there. Food is reasonably priced and tastes good. It can get crowded during lunch time due to the offices nearby, so either get there early or avoid lunch time. We adore this place and will certainly be back, TLJ.
These were shot on my Leica M8 with the Cosina Voigtländer Color-Skopar 21 mm f/4 P and the Nikon D40 with the 18-55 mm kit lens.
For those of you who are wondering, check out their website and their address is: 126, 126A-C, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur.
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