Instead of heading to the same ol’ spot, why not try something new? Whether you’re out to catch up with BFFs or going on a casual date, check out these cool new cafes in town that deserve a spot on your Instagram feed. We all love finding a good dining spot we can count on to create the perfect ambience as we catch up over coffee with friends or chill out on the weekend.
10 Must-Visit Cafes In Petaling Jaya
#1 Pokok KL
What could be better after a long lecture of anatomy and fifty pages of information to memorize than to unwind at a place blessed by natural light and serene energy passing through trees shadowing one’s self on a hot day by the tiny leaves combining into a shield? Those are the new hip of 2019 and Pokok serves the tea. Serving an array of healthy and comforting menu, you absolutely can’t go wrong with their Classic Nasi Lemak with Ayam Berempah or Norwegian Salmon Benedict made with the freshest of ingredients and love!
#2 Mich’sology @ Uptown
Healthy and Instagrammable? Serving a wide variety of amazingly light yet filling in every possible way, healthy options here are taken up a notch through craft, quality ingredients and taste here at Michsology. We’re talking fresh bananas, strawberries, blueberries, coconut shavings, honey and granola as an example. Some of the favourite picks are Mich’ology’s Fuel Bowl, Mich’sology’s Granola Bowl, Unagi Rice Bowl and Cheese Tamago. Oh did we not mention about the space. Don’t need to. Its an experience of its own!
What’s the hip of 2019 again? Cafe-goers can count on this place to serve you an abundance of natural light, hexagonal tiles, tropical vibes and muted colours. Step aside from the bustling Bangsar afternoon and step in here with the chill friend for a pretty much straight forward menu featuring crowds favourites like classic Avocado Toast as well as a Chicken Avocado Sandwich and desserts not too sweet with a nice portion for two friends to share over a great cuppa joe.
They’re Asian and they’re proud of it! Incorporating Chinese and Western style into their style and meals, come over and experience the algorithm of Chinese feng shui coordinated with the colours believed to bring in luck and positive energy while you immerse in a pork belly tenderly braised in herb reduction broth that recalls bak kut teh rounded out by dried cuttlefish, chillies, onions, okra and steamed rice. Representing Malaysian flavours through lemongrass, and chilli for a magical taste is an experience best shared with friends and family appreciating such innovation.
Address: D7-10-G, Dana 1 Commercial Centre, Jalan PJU 1a/46, Ara Damansara, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Hours: 12 PM to 10 PM. Closed On Sunday
Phone: 03-6736 5119
#5 Catcher In The Rye Cafe
Earl Grey & Ambiance? It’s the kind of cafe you can unwind over the best kind of souffle offered in the city. Lightly melting in the mouth resembling clouds and soft yet rich with earl grey flavour eliminating any taste of egg on the palate. Chrysanthemum tea is like putting a full stop to a wonderful sentence! Its neutral-toned interior, featuring an abundance of natural light and leafy elements just adds up to the feel.
Dessert fix doesn’t always have to be at everybody’s loved Jaslyn Cakes! Hideaway is pretty much sourcing out the kind of cakes you’d wait by the kitchen for grandma to open the oven and serve you a slice of home! Tucked away in Petaling Jaya, Hideaway is very serious about butter and cakes. If you’re a fan of nuts, baked chock-full with crunchy pecans and raisins, the Banana Pecan Raisin is the Star that will take em far and beyond!
#7 Muse Eatery
It’s a whole other contemporary vibe here at Muse Eatery. Complementing the mood with neon lights, vibrant colour walls, plants, and some floral motifs paintings, Muse Eatery could be an escape for alone time over comforting meals with a portion just nice or maybe more. Always looking forward to having Mcdonald’s McMuffin but always too late for it? Muse Eatery serving some serious replica but so much better with a crispy fried egg, cheddar cheese and a slice of smoked beef bacon. They call it the Smoked Bacon, Cheddar & Egg Muffin. We call dibs!
Address: B-G-7, Happy Mansion 17/13, Jalan, Seksyen 17, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Hours: 10 AM to 10 PM. Opens daily
#8 Vintage 1988 Cafe & Accessories Store
Originally an accessories brand, they felt the vibe to do more for the locals less city-slicking goers wanting to linger longer at their vintage inspired little shophouse and so here they are serving a wide range of fresh beans and baked goods to keep you seated and relaxed. Their caramelized banana waffle and doughnut-gelato combo is a recommendation you can thank us for later.
Italian.Dinner.Valentines. Date. Classy. Night.Vibes.
Introducing a ‘new style’ of Italian food- a modern twist to conventional and familiarity of the cuisine with the chef being inspired from the northwest region of Italy, style of cooking particularly from Piedmont, come on in and elevate your palates with an experience of class with their Grilled Cabbage Shoots, Paccheri (pasta with seafood ragout) and Damak Chocolate that is served with braised pear and buah keluak powder. Pairing it with wine and it will go down as a night to remember!
#10 Transparent Coffee
Sourcing out rich coffees at daylight and cocooning into a bar by night, Transparent Coffee will leave you to welcome you back with their products of authentic flavors lingering on your lips leaving you wanting more as streams of ferns and blanket of greens envelopes you away from the busy suburb any time of the day and evening. While you’re at it, our pick would be the Uruga Samli as only 80 bags of these beans are being produced a year to guarantee freshness luring an unique experience for the coffee connoisseurs.
Bonus: & Arabica Coffee
‘Take & Go’ is the concept of & Arabica which means to grab and go a cup of coffee with a friendly price. This applies especially for people whom are working and want to fix their carving for coffee.
Jaya One, Petaling Jaya | Monday – Sunday, 10:00AM – 8:00PM