Petaling Jaya is the Klang Valley’s hub for great food. You can find everything here, from old-school eats that have been up and running for generations, to the more recent inceptions of cafes catered to the young and the hip. PJ treads the fine line between balancing the old and the new, and with the amount of cafes popping up all over the place in this ever-growing hubbub of activity, there are still some that have proved more notable than others. 👍
If you’re within the area and looking for some of the best cafe spots around, we’ve narrowed down 12 cafes in PJ that are worth trying out so call up the girls, reserve your Saturday afternoon and get ready to hop in the car! 😎
1. Caffe Bene (Bandar Sunway, PJ)
This cafe inside Sunway Pyramid allows you to enjoy fragrant coffee and diversified desserts, all in a relaxing environment where Korean music plays in the background. The place is also very work-friendly, with counters and tables fitted with plenty of power outlets. 🤩
Try waffles both fruity and chocolaty here and grab a cup of fragrant coffee to pair with it! They have specialty bingsu as well, perfect to share with friends while you’re catching up. And if coffee isn’t your thing, we highly recommend their honey ginger tea! 👍
⏰ Opening Hours: 10:00am – 10:00pm
📍 Address: 3, Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
📞 Contact Number: 03-56127527
2. Solomen Cafe (SS2, PJ)
We admit, cafes are aplenty wherever you go in PJ. Problem is, most of them specialize in coffee and cakes. But what is one to do when working from noon to dinnertime? 🙂
At Solomen, many people come here not just to take advantage of the WiFi and power outlets, but also to order some of their scrumptious Japanese meals! With all kinds of ramen such as their signature tonkotsu, kimchi or negi miso to kimchi fried rice and katsu don, rest assured you won’t go hungry at this cafe for lunch in SS2! 👍
⏰ Opening Hours: Tues – Thurs: 12:00pm – 10:00pm/ Fri – Sun: 12:00pm – 12:00am
📍 Address: 16, Jalan SS 2/24, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
📞 Contact Number: 016-289 9079
3. Softcore Molten Cake Co. (Jalan PJS 11/7, Bandar Sunway)
Lava cake lovers rejoice! If you’re looking for a cafe within the Sunway area in PJ which serves the gooey, delectable treat, you’ve come to the right place. A well-known name among dessert fanatics, Softcore specializes in molten lava cakes with flavors ranging from classic dark chocolate and matcha green tea, to cinnamon apple and salted egg yolk variations! 😍
The desserts are all artfully plated and the cafe is a popular spot for those looking to bring their friends or significant other for their birthday celebration! For mains, the menu is extensive with options like chili cream fish pasta (yum!) and XXL popcorn chicken. 😮
⏰ Opening Hours: Sun – Thurs: 11:00am – 10:30pm/ Fri – Sat: 11:00am – 11:30pm/ Closed on Tues
📍 Address: 56, Jalan PJS 11/7, Bandar Sunway, 46150 Subang Jaya, Selangor.
📞 Contact Number: 03-5613 7273
4. Food by Fat Cat (Sunway Geo Avenue)
Right opposite Sunway Medical Center, next to Jaya Grocer and easily accessible via public transport, Fat Cat is the epitome of convenience in terms of location for our Sunway readers! With it’s bright and sunny interior, this cafe is perfect for that weekend brunch or if you’re working in the area and looking to splurge a little. 👍
If there’s one thing you have to try at this hidden cafe in PJ, it’s the churros and rice bowls! Their signature – Fattie Bom Bom rice bowl! For something a little out of the ordinary, the sweet pineapple beef gyudon will be right up your alley! ❤
⏰ Opening Hours: 10:00am – 10:00pm
📍 Address: D-01-01-001A Block D, Sunway Geo Avenue, Jalan Lagoon Selatan, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor.
📞 Contact Number: 03-5650 5181
5. Rekindle (SS2, PJ)
A cafe in SS2 known to many, Rekindle is popular for its late closing hours, cozy environment and straightforward good coffee. The ever-so-popular exposed brick walls and bean bags come together to make an experience you won’t be able to find at just any standard cafe. 🤩
Passionate about their beans, Rekindle is worth coming to when you’re craving a cup (or two!) of coffee to help you get through your day. Worth mentioning is their soy latte, which has been raved about by many! 😃
⏰ Opening Hours: Mon: Closed/ Tues – Thurs: 11:00am – 12:00am/ Fri: 11:00am – 1:00am/ Sat: 10:00am – 1:00am/ Sun: 10:00am – 12:00am
📍 Address: Ground Floor, 25, Jalan SS 2/64, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
📞 Contact Number: 03-7496 6309
6. The Augmented (SS2, PJ)
A slice of sweet cake, a cuppa to sip alongside and a peaceful afternoon. What else can one ask for? Here at The Augmented in PJ, you also get a tranquil and well-lit environment perfect for when you need some peace and quiet as you diligently type away. 😍
This isn’t anything like your chain coffee shops – music a touch too loud, people trying to talk over each other. The menu here may be small, but it’s more than sufficient, with a whole list of over 10 coffee-based drinks and others like green tea lattes and lemongrass coolers. For something a little more filling, try their pastas! 😋
⏰ Opening Hours: Mon – Wed, Sat, Sun: 10:30am – 10:00am/ Thurs: Closed/ Fri: 2:00pm – 10:00pm
📍 Address: 149, Jalan SS 2/6, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
📞 Contact Number: 03-7865 6666
7. Strangers at 47 (Seksyen 17, PJ)
A stranger at 47 but no stranger to the regulars who frequent this popular cafe for lunch in PJ. If you can’t find this place, just remember they’re located at number 47! (Hahaha…ok, we’ll stop with the puns now) 😂
This cafe specializes in mouthwatering crepes, both savory and sweet. Think “Kayaman”, a pandan coconut variation with gula melaka and a host of other toppings. But if you’re more a savory kinda’ gal, try their “Korean Fried Chicken” crepe with kimchi, crispy chicken and a runny sunny side up! Who said you can’t have crepes as a meal? 😍
⏰ Opening Hours: 8:00am – 10:00pm
📍 Address: 45, 47, 49, Jalan 17/45, Seksyen 17, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
📞 Contact Number: 03-7497 2409
8. Happ Cafe (Tropicana Avenue, PJ)
This gorgeous, ethereal cafe in the Tropicana area in PJ has been popular all over social media and have garnered thousands of women to go all heart-eyes at the mere mention of their name. Why? two words – flowers and desserts. 😍
Their cake selections are all exquisitely done and belong in an art museum. Case in point, their signature Camomile Honey Cake or even the Ispahan cake with rose, lychee and raspberry flavors. The interior is akin to a minimalistic flower shop and that’s what they are too! Not just a cafe but also an in-house flower shop! 👍
⏰ Opening Hours: Tues – Thurs, Sun: 8:00am – 9:30pm/ Mon: Closed/ Fri – Sat: 8:00am – 10:30pm
📍 Address: Tropicana Avenue, P-G-09, Persiaran Tropicana, Tropicana, 47410 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
📞 Contact Number: 011-2888 6826
9. The Brew House (SS2, PJ)
What if coffee just isn’t your thing? Or maybe Instagrammable drinks and typical hipster cafes aren’t all that for you. If you’d rather be sipping on an ice-cold refreshing beer with your lunch, check out The Brew House in PJ! 👍
This place is popular for their delicious food which is actually, very affordable! Their value set lunches can even go as low as a tenner! With their extensive menu, you won’t want to miss out on any of their porkalicious selections such as pork steaks and pork platters. For sinful snacks to go along with your drink, you’d be glad to know there are menu items such as crispy chicken skin and salted egg fish skin with pork floss! ❤
⏰ Opening Hours: 12:00pm – 2:00am/ Fri – Sat: 12:00pm – 3:00pm
📍 Address: 27, Jalan SS 2/75, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
📞 Contact Number: N/A
10. Blackwood Cafe (Ara Damansara, PJ)
If you happen to find yourself caught in Lembah Subang/Ara Damansara’s perpetual office hour jam, swing by Blackwood Cafe in Eve Suites to wind down before picking up again after the rush hour is gone. The ambience is dimly-lit, quiet and serene. The cafe itself is quaintly decorated with fairy lights, little art knick-knacks you can purchase and unique wall decor too. 😍
For hot meals, you’ve got your pastas and rice dishes, as well as lighter “toastee” items like rendang chicken toast. But here, their desserts tend to take center stage with waffles and “puffles” galore! Something we think you should try? The Curry Fish Ball Puffle, a combination of Hong Kong in a sweet yet savory bite. 😃
⏰ Opening Hours: 12:00pm – 10:00am/ Closed on Tues
📍 Address: A-01-05, Eve Suite, Ara Damansara, Jalan PJU 1a/41, Ara Damansara, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
📞 Contact Number: 03-7610 3408
11. Frisson Damansara Uptown (Damansara Utama, PJ)
Looking for a sugar rush? Frisson is your best bet! Bringing the word “extra” to a whole new level, this cafe’s over-the-top foods are exactly the kind of thing you want on cheat day or to share with a bunch of friends. 🙂
Try the Wessy Waffle Burger, a gargantuan delight of waffle upon waffle upon waffle, oozing with peanut butter and jam. For all our savory folks, their Donut Ringmaster burger will steal your heart. But one thing you have to try when you’re here is their signature P. Triple B French Toast, a massive stack of brioche french toast with bacon, bananas and peanut butter smothered all over! 👍
⏰ Opening Hours: Closed on Thurs / Mon-Wed, Fri: 11:00am – 10:30pm/ Sat – Sun: 9:00am – 10:30pm
📍 Address: 71, Jalan SS 21/1a, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
📞 Contact Number: 03-7732 9969
12. Miru Dessert Cafe (Damansara Utama, PJ)
One of the pioneer dessert cafes in Malaysia is Miru Dessert Cafe in Uptown. (they also have another outlet in Pavilion!) Miru Dessert Cafe specialize in honey toast, Japanese kakigori and mille crepes. They also have lava cakes too! Sweet toothed dessert lovers will be sure to go all googley-eyed at their menu, what with options like Ferrero Toast, S’mores Toast, Strawberry Cheesecake Kakigori and Milo Mille Crepe! 😋
Delve deeper into the menu and you’ll find pancakes, waffles and puddings too! The list is truly never-ending. And with presentation as beautiful as theirs? We can assure you that this is one cafe that’ll be next on our list of afternoon sweet treats! ❤
⏰ Opening Hours: Mon – Thurs, Sun: 12:00pm – 11:00pm/ Fri – Sat: 12:00pm – 12:00am
📍 Address: 62, Jalan SS 21/58, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
📞 Contact Number: 03-7733 0318
From cafes specializing in the molten goodness that is lava cakes, to places that make you feel as if you’ve stepped into a floral dreamland complete with yummy picturesque creations, it’s apparent that high-quality specialty cafes are ubiquitous in Petaling Jaya.
So, for all our PJ readers, have YOU tried out all these cafes yet? If you have, let us know which was your absolute favorite! In the meantime, we’ll be setting out time in our schedule to visit each one, those desserts don’t wait for no one! 💕