Whether it’s to study, chill with friends or to have a midday break, café has become a popular stop for Malaysians to visit for a little self-pampering session. With the recent rise in popularity of the café culture, various cafes with unique themes have begun to make its appearance all across Malaysia— the interior of cafes ranging from those with a minimalistic design to those with rustic and industrial décor. Even then, we can all agree that no great café is complete without scrumptious food and an aromatic cup of coffee. Even in PJ itself, there are various beautifully scrummy cafes that you ought to visit if you are a foodie.
Without further ado, let us introduce you to some of the best cafes in PJ!
1. Strangers at 47
Although they call themselves Strangers at 47, they’re no stranger to the KL locals. Moreover, Strangers at 47 is one of the most popular cafes in Petaling Jaya that is worth visiting. Strangers at 47 is a local invention by co-founders Sean and Lim Sing Yi, proud graduates from Taylor’s University. With a degree in Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management, they can apply their skills in the management of Strangers at 47.
This cafe stands out from others by offering a crepe & coffee concept inspired by a crepe experience in Melbourne. With a wide variety of crepes, you’ll have several menu items to choose from. One of their most popular crepes is their Uncle Simon, a crepe named after their chef of 7 years!
Address: 45, 47 49, Jalan 17/45, Seksyen 17, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Monday – 10:30am to 9:00pm
Wednesday – 10:30am to 9:00pm
Thursday – 10:30am to 9:00pm
Friday – 10:30am to 9:00pm
Saturday – 10:30am to 9:00pm
Sunday – 10:30am to 9:00pm
Contact Information: 012-745 4749
2. Awesome Canteen
Bearing a concept revolving around the serving of healthy paleo diet inspired cuisines, Awesome Canteen truly does live up to its name, being an excellent cafe to dine in. If you aren’t a health nut, you’re probably wondering what paleo diet is. In a nutshell (no pun intended), the paleo diet is a type of diet which comprises of lots of nuts, berries and meat with minimal to no processed and dairy ingredients.
One of their signature paleo diet inspired dish would be the Paleo Beef Burger which boasts a brilliant combination of healthy and delicious, having a juicy organic patty topped with tender mushroom along with a side of scrambled eggs and salad. Even so, if you aren’t a fan of the paleo diet, don’t worry as they have regular café cuisines on their menu too, where another one of their bestselling dishes include the Sambal Chicken Burger. When visiting this café, do try to avoid the peak hours as parking could be a hassle.
Address: 19, Jalan 20/13, Taman Paramount, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Tuesday – 11:00am to 10:00pm
Wednesday – 11:00am to 10:00pm
Thursday – 11:00am to 10:00pm
Friday – 11:00am to 10:00pm
Saturday – 11:00am to 10:00pm
Sunday – 11:00am to 10:00pm
Contact Information: 03-7865 8048
Having a more extended operating hour than the typical café, opening till the late hours of 1 am on Fridays and Sundays, Rekindle would be the place to go if you’re looking to satisfy your late-night coffee cravings. Having a rustic theme with brick walls and a vintage bicycle leaning against the counter, Rekindle café, bears an interior resembling a little cottage having a warm atmosphere with yellow lighting overhead.
Famous for their penchant for serving Nutella infused dishes and beverages, their Nutella cake and Upside Down (Nutella-coated glass, topped with milk and a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream) is a must-have if you are a chocolate lover. Besides sweet treats, Rekindle also offers savoury meals such as Smoke Salmon Turkey, Ham Cheese Tomato, Roast Beef and Croissant, which are perfect for you if you’re looking for something to fill you up. Pair their Nutella cake or a meal with a coffee or latte, and you’re sure to have a satisfying meal at Rekindle.
Address: Ground Floor, 25, Jalan SS 2/64, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Tuesday – 10:00am to 10:00pm
Wednesday – 10:00am to 10:00pm
Thursday – 10:00am to 10:00pm
Friday – 10:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday – 10:00am to 12:00pm
Sunday – 10:00am to 10:00pm
Contact Information: 03-7496 6309
4. Coffee Good Golly Miss Molly
Though the name of this café might put your tongue in a twist, you are sure to unwind and catch a breather at Coffee Good Golly Miss Molly. As this cafe is assembled with exposed brick walls and wooden flooring, it bears a calm and homey atmosphere making it an ideal place to chill.
Having a menu centred on the serving of coffee, cakes, and pastries, one cake that you must-try is their Tiramisu cake. Creamy on the outside with a spongy inside, this cake will melt in your mouth with a bite. Pair this cake up with their brewed freshly brewed coffee, and you’re in for a treat. On a side note, you will be glad to know that this café does not charge you with service charge and tax, so the price you see on the menu is all that you have to pay!
Address: G-005, Ground Flr, Millennium Square, Jalan 14/1, 46100 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Monday – 10:00am to 8:00pm
Tuesday – 10:00am to 8:00pm
Wednesday – 10:00am to 8:00pm
Thursday – 10:00am to 8:00pm
Friday – 10:00am to 8:00pm
Saturday – 10:00am to 8:00pm
Sunday – 10:00am to 8:00pm
Contact Information: 03-7931 8481
Situated amidst a shop lot in Taman Mayang, you are sure to spot Milligram easily with its bold black and white signboard. Sporting an overall appearance of white with a mix of cyan, Milligram bears a tranquil and cosy setup that makes it a perfect stop if you’re looking for a little break. What makes this café a favourite among the locals isn’t just its aesthetics though, as it is known to serve up a wide selection of mouth-watering comfort foods.
Some signature mains in this café include The Mother Porker Burger, The Stringy Bac+Cheese and The Lazy Pig. Besides its mains, their desserts are not to be ignored either as they offer numerous sweet delights ranging from cakes, pancakes, French toast, and waffle which not only look fantastic but, of course, taste great as well.
Address: No. 8, Jalan SS 26/4, Taman Mayang Jaya, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Monday – 8:35am to 8:00pm
Tuesday – 8:35am to 8:00pm
Wednesday – 8:35am to 8:00pm
Thursday – 8:35am to 8:00pm
Friday – 8:35am to 8:00pm
Saturday – 8:35am to 8:00pm
Sunday – 8:35am to 8:00pm
Contact Information: 03-7497 4358
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