French toasts and latte are good, but do you remember the times when you had a simple, yet fulfilling roti bakar (toast) and half-boiled egg at a Kopitiam (local coffee shop)? The nostalgia, people and vibes are precious. Once a staple for breakfast in Malaysia, it still remains and will always do. So let us share with you some of the best roti bakar in KL.
1. Yut Kee Restaurant
One of the famous spots for roti bakar in KL, Yut Kee is a multi-generational family owned business. Serving simple, authentic meal, there’s no pre made food or drinks, everything is made upon order. They have recently revamped their menu, many traditional items are no longer available but their famous kaya butter toast remains. Self-made kaya lathered between toasty bread with a side of butter, so good. Try out their chicken/pork chop and butter cake as well.
Address: 1, Jalan Kamunting, Chow Kit, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hour: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (Closed on Mondays)
2. Ah Weng Koh Hainan Tea & Coffee
Known to be one of the best roti bakar in KL, Ah Weng Koh is famous among the locals. Their butter toast will keep you coming back for more. Not just a spread but thick slice of butter sandwiched between perfectly toasted bread. Choose the ordinary toast bread or swap with fluffy bun. Pair with half boiled egg and their famous Hainan coffee, satisfying. You can get other local fares at Ah Weng as well. Strictly no outside food or else face the worker’s rage.
Address: Lot 85, Kompleks Perniagaan Bersepadu Pudu (ICC Pudu)
Operating Hour: 5:30 p.m.-2 a.m. (Closed on Mondays)
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3. Thong Kee Cafe
Our favourite spot for roti bakar in KL, we even did a video on that and it’s super crowded now (sorry not sorry). After all, Malaysians love their roti bakar. Thong Kee serves both classic and unconventional toasts, and our favourite has to be their croissant sandwich. Buttery and fluffy outer tucked with fillings like ham, egg and cheese. Don’t forget to order their classic roti bakar with eggs. The eggs are served simmered in hot water in a jar together with bowl so you can control the texture.
Address: 33, Jalan 21/1, Sea Park, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Operating Hour: 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Closed on Mondays)
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4. Lim Kee Cafe
Nestled in Tian Jing Hotel is Lim Kee Cafe, the perfect example of old meets new. From the outside, the old school shophouse remains its Chinese charm with some fresh coat of paints, the color pantone is soothing, clean and sleek. Lim Kee’s menu is simple, a few bread and egg dishes, drinks and cakes. It’s a cafe that serves pretty good toast and egg, and you finish of with a cuppa. If you’re looking for a cozy spot to taste some roti bakar in KL, Lim Kee it is.
Address: 66-68, Jalan Sultan, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hour: 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. (Daily)
5. Capital Cafe
Capital Cafe is truly a remarkable coffee shop in our opinion. How often do you see all 3 races sitting down together to have food? Well, it’s a common scene in Capital Cafe with 3 races under one roof, no conflicts, just good food. Their roti bakar is some of the must-haves by the locals every morning.
Getting a table is quite a mission during the peak hours since it’s a small kopitiam, but it’s worth it when you get your hands on their roti bakar. Also, their mee hailam, nasi padang and rojak are praised by many.
Address: 213, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, City Centre, 50100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hour: (Mon-Fri) 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Sat) 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
6. Choon Guan Coffee Shop 1956
A historical kopitiam set in the heart of Pandaraman, Choon Guan is known for their traditional Hainanese food. Amongst the menu, their toasts are crowned as some of the best roti bakar in KL. Try out their roti kahwin, kaya and butter slabbed between toast so good.
They have a few types of bread to offer and don’t forget to dip them into the half boiled eggs. Their egg yolks are super appealing, orangey-yellow. We heard their Hainanese chicken rice and coffee are must-orders as well.
Address: Lorong Amarasegara, Kawasan 12, 42000 Pelabuhan Klang, Selangor.
Operating Hour: 6 a.m.-4 p.m. (Closed on Wednesdays)
7. Sin Hoy How
Roti bakar with egg? We’re not talking about the half-boiled eggs but fried egg and turkey ham sandwiched between toasty breads. Famous for their coffee as well, they roast their own coffee and use family brand coffee powder. Dark, aromatic coffee perfect to pair with your toast.
Besides these, their curry mee is also praised by locals. You get quite a lot of choices from Sin Hoy How, it’s like a pit stop for roti bakar in KL.
Address: No. 7, Jalan Tun H S Lee, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan.
Operating Hour: 7 a.m.-2 p.m. (Daily)
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8. Foo Fee 福啡
Can we take a moment to appreciate how cute is the name? Foo Fee serves unconventional roti bakar in KL, not what you think but better. Besides the crispy thin kaya butter toast, get their steamed charcoal bread as well. Order the signature MK drink and there you go, a satisfying meal. Air conditioned, clean and lots of choices to offer, Foo Fee is a must.
Address: G32 Fortune Perdana Lakeside, Jalan Metro Perdana, Kepong, 52100 Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hour: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (Closed on Tuesdays)
9. Kedai Kopi Taman Eng Ann
When talked about Klang, most people will think of Bak Kut Teh. This coffee shop is an old school establishment nestled in Klang. An unpretentious, small kopitiam, Eng Ann is the neighbourhood’s pit stop to get their meals fixed. Get your hands on their either steamed or toasted bun together with thick slice of butter and kaya spread on the side. The eggs, are boiled to perfection. The yolks are golden, with the right consistency, perfect to dip the bread in.
Address: No. 1, Jalan Kasawari 5, Taman Eng Ann, Selangor, 41150 Klang.
Operating Hour: 6;30 a.m.-3 p.m., 7:30 p.m.-3 a.m. (Closed on Tuesdays)
10. Chong Kok Kopitiam
The very last roti bakar in KL on our list, we just have to recommend Chong Kok to you foodies. This is another kopitiam where you can find different races under one roof. Once you get your hands on their coffee and roti bakar, heavenly. They have other variations that are worth trying out as well. Though it can get crowded during peak hours and parking is a hassle, we believe is worth the “adventure.”
Address: 5, Jalan Stesen, Kawasan 1, 41000 Klang, Selangor.
Operating Hour: 6:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sun) 6:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
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So tell us foodies have you tried any of these? If yes, we want to know your thoughts. Don’t forget to throw in more places for us to visit and recommend, editor only have one brain and sometimes it’s dead. Okay, buh byee!