Growing along the third-wave coffee culture in Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya is a treasure trove of great coffee finds and delicious food, all perfect for cafe hopping during the weekend. Check out the 10 best coffee shops in Petaling Jaya for a good kick of caffeine in your system.
Boasting a healthy growth in recent years, the coffee shops in Petaling Jaya offer the caffeine kick you need to keep you going first thing in the morning. This popular suburb brings a sprawling collection of cafes that will take you ages to explore. With cozy settings and strong scents of coffee to keep you company, here are the 10 best coffee shops in Petaling Jaya.
Jam & Kaya Cafe
Cafe, Malaysian, Dessert, $$$
With the charm of a European living room and a laid-back vibe, Jam & Kaya is tucked away in the PJ Palms Sports Complex. The ideal place for a good meal and relaxing coffee-sipping, this cafe brings in a calming vibe with its big glass windows and simple yet modern furnishing. Their menu offers a variety of local dishes with modern twists and homely bites like the Australian-style big breakfast. Complement your cup of coffee with their wonderfully satisfying cakes and pastries.
Stepping through its rustic entrance, the first thing you will notice is the rows of tempting cakes in a glass display. The folksy atmosphere provides the perfect setting for patrons to unwind after a long day over a cup of coffee and a sweet delicious treat. Rekindle has made its mark in the local cafe scene with its cakes – must-haves include earl grey, pandan mille crepe, Nutella brownie and chocolate Baileys.
Satisfy your crepe cravings at Strangers at 47, where you can have them for breakfast, lunch and dinner! You will find a creative menu packed with interesting savoury and sweet options like nasi lemak, Uncle Salmon, Red Riding Hood and Kayaman. Taking up space over two shoplots, Strangers at 47 is the place to go for an intimate gathering with your friends and family.
Fluffed might seem a little out of place in this old part of town packed with old-school style eateries and family-run businesses. But the warm lights shining through the windows at night give life to an otherwise quiet street. Through the doors, you will find patrons happily taking in bites of the well-loved fluffy waffles and handmade ice cream. The perfect spot in PJ to satisfy your sweet-tooth cravings, order the popular rose lychee cloudcake to go with your cup of coffee.
When you just want to hang out with your friends and talk about all things in life over a hearty meal, there’s no finer spot than Awesome Canteen. The shoplot has been transformed into a hip, relaxing cafe and restaurant in the quiet neighbourhood of Taman Paramount. Surrounded by minimalistic wooden furniture and a floor-to-ceiling green wall at the back of the cafe, patrons can enjoy a combination of Western and Asian food as well as cakes over a good cuppa joe.
Serving wholesome comfort food since 2013 – during the growth of third-wave cafes in Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya – The Good Batch has been keeping tummies full in the happening neighbourhood of Damansara Utama for quite some time. Drop by this down-to-earth cafe and tuck into their delicious homestyle Western dishes over a well-balanced brew.
Serious coffee-lovers should make a beeline for One Half Coffee Bar. This is where founder Keith Koay, 2016 & 2018 Malaysia Barista Champion, showcases his love and obsession with coffee. Whether you’re looking for the perfect cup of espresso, filter coffee, or even cold brew, you will certainly find it here. If you are looking to enjoy your coffee surrounded by green plants and good conversation, head over to their outlet at Ilaika. Or you can visit Random Food Store, which is open till 11pm, for some late-night fuel.
For years, caffeine addicts in PJ’s Seksyen 13 have been getting their fix at Artisan Coffee. Born from chasing after that joy from a good cup of Joe, Artisan focuses on brewing the best coffee, with the beans sourced from Common Man Coffee Roasters and Oriole Coffee Roasters. Housed in an old Cherry showroom, the warehouse has been renovated to reflect the cafe’s down-to-earth and minimalistic image.
Offering quality coffee to office workers and residents nearby, Doi Chaang hails all the way from Thailand and has outlets all over the world, including in Korea, Japan, Australia and Greece. Tucked away in Jaya One, this cafe is where coffee lovers should head for a well-brewed cup of coffee.
Well-loved by residents nearby, 123Gasing appears to be the go-to neighbourhood gem for great coffee and comfort food. Walking through the front door, you won’t be able to keep your eyes off the tantalising selection of locally-inspired desserts behind the glass display, which are perfect to go with your cup of coffee. Offering more than caffeine, this rustic cafe also serves as the hangout spot for board games lovers.