10 Best Breakfast Spots You Need To Try In Setapak

Hello, foodies! We’re back to update you on a new food area that should get more attention. And that’s Setapak. A major suburb in Kuala Lumpur, it used to be a tin-mining and rubber-growing area. However, after years of improvements and changes. It is now a hot location for a variety of entertainment and students to dig into local delights. Here are the top 10 breakfast spots you need to try in Setapak for 2020.


Top 10 Cheap and Delicious Breakfast Spots In Setapak

1. Gombak Fried Chicken Rice

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Photo: JJ m (Google Review)

First on our list is nonetheless the famous Gombak Fried Chicken Rice that is covered with crispy batter. And when you bite into the meat, the juice just oozes out. That’s because this delicious fried chicken is fried on the spot and served hot so that every bite is just so heavenly. Dip into their homemade chili sauce and served with hot steamed rice. Trust us, it’s not heavy for breakfast at all.

Status: Non-Halal

Operating Hours: 10AM – 4PM (Closed on Tuesday)

Location: Lot 28261, Jalan Prima Setapak, Taman Setapak, 53100 Kuala Lumpur

2. Chuan Kee Bak Kut Teh

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Bak Kut Teh is one of those soul foods that we go to when we’re feeling a bit homesick and need something warm. Compared to Klang’s Bak Kut Teh, Chuan Kee Bak Kut Teh is on the milder side with hints of sweetness. But don’t fret because it’s still very flavourful as the owner adds Chinese Shaoxing wine to add more depths. It just makes you want to take a sip after sips.

Status: Non-Halal

Operating Hours: 8:30AM – 2:30AM | 6:30PM – 10PM (Closed on Monday)

Location: 90, Jalan 2/23A, Off Jalan Genting Klang, Taman Danau Kota, Setapak, 53300 Kuala Lumpur.


3. Kelate Kitchen

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Photo: kelate_kitchen (Instagram) 

Next on the list is Kelate Kitchen. This place has been crowded with waves of customers that come solely for their signature Nasi Kukus King. This Kelantanese dish comes with steamed rice and crunchy fried chicken that’s drenched in their homemade special sambal and curry sauce. Aside from that, they’re also famous for their Teh Tarik Madu that overflows the cup.

Status: Halal

Operating Hours: 10AM – 10PM


Location: Plaza Prima Setapak, B-G-7 & B-G-8, Jalan Prima Setapak 1, Taman Setapak, 53100 Kuala Lumpur.

4. Yellow Wine Chicken Noodle Soup

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Photo: 十二楼莲姐黄酒鸡,咖喱面 (FB)

Next up on our list is Yellow Wine Chicken Noodle Soup. Selling for more than 20 years, this place serves the best yellow wine dishes in town. It’s no surprise that this place is so popular because the owner even makes her own yellow wine! Winning at the starting line with good wine for its chicken soup base, you know this can’t go wrong. Also, don’t miss out on their Curry Mee because it’s really good too.

Status: Non-Halal


Operating Hours: 7:30AM – 2:30PM (Closed on Monday)

Location: Jalan Langkawi, Teratai Mewah, Setapak, 53100 Kuala Lumpur.

5. Setapak Teochew Restaurant

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Established in 1912, this restaurant has been passed down to its fourth generation. If you were to ask what are the differences between the olden day’s menu and the current menu. It would be the simplicity of the current menu. But that’s a piece of good news because they’re specialised in it. Here, you’ve got to order their Hokkien Mee. Flavourful sauce that leaves a tint of sweetness at the end, you won’t regret this.

Status: Non-Halal

Operating Hours: 7:45AM – 4PM (Closed on Sunday)

Location: 283, Jalan Pahang, Titiwangsa, 53000 Kuala Lumpur.

6. Gerai Roti Canai Mahmud

Photo: Harold Heng (Google Review)
Photo: @Khairul Azwari (Google Review)

To all Roti Canai lovers, we’ve found a perfect spot just for you! That’s because it’s namely the best Roti Canai spot in town! As it’s open from 7AM to 12AM, it’s also a popular spot to grab a quick meal and chat with your friends. What’s so special here is their Roti Canai that’s thick yet so soft and fluffy. We’re not exaggerating when we say people go there just for their Roti Canai.

Status: Halal

Operating Hours: 7AM – 12AM

Location: Jalan Meranti, Taman Setapak, 53000 Kuala Lumpur.

7. Homemade Hokkien Mee

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Doesn’t this humble stall name sound very simple and friendly? Yep, there’s no name or surname. But they serve a very heartwarming Hokkien Mee that’s stir-fried plate by plate.  Cooked by the lady boss and his son, the Hokkien Mee is packed with ‘Wok Hei’ or smoky aroma. Oh and not to mention that they even make their own noodles!

Status: Non-Halal

Operating Hours: 8AM – 3PM (Closed on Thursday)

Location: Hokkien Mee, Air Panas Hawker Centre, Jalan Ayer Jemeh, Setapak, 53200 Kuala Lumpur.

8. Thai Food Home Recipe

Photo: Raymond Wong (Google Review)
Photo: Ivan Tan (Google Review)

The next tasty breakfast you need to try is at Thai Food Home Recipe. As simple and straightforward as its name, it’s located in the front compound of an actual house. Shaded by trees and plants, it’s a cosy spot to grab a simple Thai breakfast. A must-try dish here is their Mamak Mee Goreng and Thai Curry Spaghetti that has a generous amount of prawns and clams.

Status: Non-Halal

Operating Hours: 9AM – 4PM (Closed on Sunday)

Location: Lot 5909, Lorong Chong Hwa 2, Batu 3 1/2, Gombak, 53000 Kuala Lumpur.

9. My Friend Foods

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Started off as a hawker stall at Prima Setapak, My Friend Foods is for those who love a hot bowl of soup for breakfast. Their signature dish here is their Fish Meatball Noodle Soup. And because they make their own fish and pork meatballs, it makes this dish even more flavourful. We also recommend their Dry Pork Noodles here too.

Status: Non-Halal

Operating Hours: 7AM – 3PM

Location: A-G-3, Plaza Prima Setapak, Jalan Prima Setapak 5, Off Jalan Genting Klang, 53300 Kuala Lumpur.

10. Pusat Penjaja Air Panas

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What’s that special thing when you say Setapak? It has got to be hot spring right? Located just next to Setapak Hot Spring, this hawker centre is among the best in Setapak. Here, there are humble stalls selling from Chicken Rice to Char Koay Teow. But what’s popular here is their Wanton Noodle and Fish Head Noodles. So make sure you get to order these delicious local delights when you’re there!

Status: Non-Halal

Operating Hours: 6AM – 6PM

Location: Jalan Ayer Pusing, Taman Air Panas, 53200 Kuala Lumpur.

List: Top 10 Cheap and Delicious Breakfast Spots You Need To Try In Setapak 2020

Here comes the end to our list of the “Top 10 Cheap and Delicious Breakfast Spots You Need To Try In Setapak 2020”. We hope you have enjoyed reading and hopefully this will be a useful guide to follow when you’re in Setapak. If you’ve got any suggestions, do let us know in the comment section! See you on the next post!

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