Cafes In Petaling Jaya

If café hopping tickles your fancy, then exploring the numerous cafes in Petaling Jaya will be a blast!

With a cozy ambiance, chill vibes, delicious food, and top-notch hospitality, these 17 best cafes in Petaling Jaya will make a great hangout to catch up with friends and to fuel your appetite.

So bookmark this page for a day or weekend of decadently good food!

Top Cafes In Petaling Jaya, Selangor

1. Strangers At 47

Strangers At 47 transforms humble crepes into main courses and dessert entrees that are as delicious as the look!

The Environment And Different Savory Dishes At Strangers At 47
The Environment And Different Savory Dishes At Strangers At 47 – Photo credits to strangersat47 (Instagram)

Their savory crepe garners raving reviews all around – try the the Cajun Prawns Crepe and crepe wrapped with buttermilk fried chicken as these are crowd favorites.

Cajun Prawns Crepe At Strangers At 47
Cajun Prawns Crepe At Strangers At 47 – Photo credits to strangersat47 (Instagram)

And unlike with waffles, the airy texture of crepes make them a healthier and lighter option for brunch. Moreover, everything on the menu is made from scratch including their breads, desserts, and cakes.

However, the queue for humans and dogs at this pet-friendly café is certainly daunting on public holidays and weekends. So be sure to get here by brunch or resign to the faith that waiting is inevitable.

2. Good Blue Men

Good Blue Men is a hole-in-a-wall café in PJ within an apartment. Here, they serve innovative dishes combining Western, European, and Asian cuisine.

Coffee At Good Blue Men, Petaling Jaya
Coffee At Good Blue Men, Petaling Jaya – Photo credits to goodbluemen (Instagram)

Their menu is constantly refreshed to offer diners new flavors.

There are mains like the Kam Heong Sandwich 2.0 and a customizable chicken chop to suit general eaters. Even the keto-conscious patron will be spoilt for choices with fine-quality café food here.

Kam Heong Sandwich At Good Blue Men, Petaling Jaya
Kam Heong Sandwich At Good Blue Men, Petaling Jaya – Photo credits to goodbluemen (Instagram)

Prices are reasonable too. For instance, a chunky cut of sea bass costs less than RM30! Beat the lunch and dinner crowd and be rewarded with a gourmet feast that’s worth the wait!

3. Antipodean @ Atria

On the first floor of Atria Shopping Mall, Antipodean needs no introduction as it’s a reputable name serving high-quality food in the competitive Petaling Jaya cafe scene.

Top of the list is their mushroom pasta infused with a distinct umami flavor (from the charred mushrooms). The pizza with spaghetti topping may look like a mess but it is a surprisingly pleasing carb-overload.

Pizza And Other Western Style Mains At Antipodean @ Atria
Pizza And Other Western Style Mains At Antipodean @ Atria – Photo credits to antipodeanatriakl (Instagram)

What’s more, there’s a kids’ play area between the seats – an ideal distraction for the little ones while waiting for food to be served.

As for dessert, give in to the caramelized sweetness of a banana crepe dessert which coincidentally pairs well with their full-bodied coffee brews.

Service is attentive and friendly too, though they would fare better with more help on board.

4. [email protected]’s

[email protected]’s is a hidden gem serving delish café food with a local twist. This cafe in Petaling Jaya is in a shop lot that faces a residential neighborhood.

Inspired by the café scene in Melbourne, you’ll find a good mix of unique Asian fusion dishes and continental cuisines such as the nachos wanton style, nasi kerabu, and curry pasta.

A Mix Of Western And Asian Food At Eat@Js
A Mix Of Western And Asian Food At [email protected] – Photo credits to shooting_foodxx (Instagram)

The proprietor changes the menu regularly to draw in the crowd. Servings are also generous and one order may be sufficient for two.

Crispy Chicken Burger At Eat@J_s, PJ
Crispy Chicken Burger At [email protected]’s, PJ – Photo credits to eatatjs (Instagram)

There’s 70’s music filling the cozy industrial space with minimalist aesthetics, and hence, this PJ café’s laid-back vibes make it a perfect hangout over exquisite food and aromatic gourmet coffee.

5. Stars Picker Audio Cafe 摘星. 音響咖啡館

Bored of eating just vegetables day in, day out? Vegans and vegetarians can seek some variety in this gourmet gem that serves a wide selection of flavorsome vegetarian and vegan food!

Inside Stars Picker Audio Cafe, PJ
Inside Stars Picker Audio Cafe, PJ – Photo credits to starspicker_audiocafe (Instagram)

Here, every meal is a winner. If you must choose, their homemade yong tau fu, fried fake chicken, and salted egg carbonara will give the non-vegan versions a run for their money!

Alternative To Fried Chicken At Stars Picker Audio Cafe, PJ
Alternative To Fried Chicken At Stars Picker Audio Cafe, PJ – Photo credits to starspicker_audiocafe (Instagram)

Whether it’s the décor, ambiance, or food, no stone is left unturned. And the first floor is where the audio system is impressive and good music prevails.

6. White Sand Café

With ample natural light infiltrating through, dining at White Sand Café is akin to eating in a giant terrarium.

Trendy Environment At White Sand Cafe, PJ
Trendy Environment At White Sand Cafe – Photo by Travelswithsun

Every nook and cranny here is an Instagram opportunity. So, get dressed to the nines, enjoy the ambiance, and go trigger happy!

This plant-filled glasshouse café in PJ is well-known for its flaky croissants that are crispy on the outside and airy inside.

Big Breakfast Set, Chicken Wings, Coffee, And Almond Croissant At White Sand Cafe, PJ
Big Breakfast Set, Chicken Wings, Coffee, And Almond Croissant At White Sand Cafe – Photo by Travelswithsun

But they have many other bestsellers among their heavier breakfast sets and pasta, which include the soft-shell crab pasta, salted egg pasta, and salmon meal.

7. One Half

Your hunt for a perfect cuppa and delectable Fresh pastries ends here at One Half, where they serve some of the best brews in town too.

Helmed by passionate and knowledgeable baristas, their Ethiopian and Costa Rican coffee is on-point with a robust nutty taste. And you have to try their sourdough croissant.

Pastries On Display At One Half Cafe, Petaling Jaya
Pastries On Display At One Half Cafe, Petaling Jaya – Photo credits to sundaemorningg (Instagram)

Although they also have cakes aside from a slew of other baked goods.

And since this café resides in the same space as ilaikaselectstore, you can pick up some Japanese apparel, Root Remedies beauty products, crockery, and other items.

Cake Slices And Various Beverages At One Half Cafe, Petaling Jaya
Cake Slices And Various Beverages At One Half Cafe, Petaling Jaya – Photo credits to simon2play (Instagram)

So this Petaling Jaya caffe is usually a popular refuge for banter and packed on Sundays.

8. Fluffed Cafe & Dessert Bar

While Paramount Garden may seem like a saturated space for cafes, Fluffed Café & Dessert Bar stands out for their bespoke cakes and heartwarming waffles.

Dessert Waffle At Fluffed Cafe Dessert Bar, Petaling Jaya
Dessert Waffle At Fluffed Cafe Dessert Bar, Petaling Jaya – Photo credits to fluffedcafe (Instagram)

This café at Petaling Jaya is a great hangout for drinks and cakes with a visible queue on the weekends.

Wafts of sweet caramel always infiltrate this café. After all, it’s a testament to their waffle’s popularity which comes as no surprise. Thanks to its fluffy insides and huge serving of ice cream on top.

9. Rekindle – SS2

Cozy Interior Of Rekindle SS2
Cozy Interior Of Rekindle SS2 – Photo credits to rekindle_ss2 (Instagram)

Rekindle (pun intended) your love affair with robust cuppas and heavenly cakes that are hard to rival!

Along the bustling sidewalk of the SS2 commercial hub, Rekindle is actually an old-kid-on-the-block famous for cakes.

A Dark Chocolate Mousse Cake At Rekindle SS2
A Dark Chocolate Mousse Cake At Rekindle SS2 – Photo credits to rekindle_ss2 (Instagram)

If you don’t know where to start, try the peanut butter banana cake, RUM black forest, or salted caramel cake with whisky.

But while there is a steep starting price of RM15, the quality and exquisite taste of the cakes definitely make them splurge-worthy.

Furthermore, the constant crowd and tight seating space do not deter patrons from chilling out at this PJ cafe decked in nostalgic interiors and woody ascents.

10. Jam and Kaya Café

Trendy Minimalist Interior Of Jam And Kaya Cafe
Trendy Minimalist Interior Of Jam And Kaya Cafe – Photo credits to jam8kaya (Instagram)

Sharing the same space as the old “Syabas” swimming pool, Jam and Kaya Café lives up to its name with delish pancakes.

Their Farmer’s Pancake is impressive with a winning sweet and savory combination that tastes amazing!

Beautiful Culinary Creations At Jam And Kaya Cafe
Beautiful Culinary Creations At Jam And Kaya Cafe – Photo credits to nig.htbeauty (Instagram)

Satisfy your sweet tooth by indulging in their banana waffle topped with fresh banana slices and a generous dollop of vanilla ice cream.

Plenty of other café food fill their menu too from the unique Gula Melaka (palm sugar) coffee to pasta and Big Breakfast sets.

Spicy Prawn Spaghetti and Farmer’s Pancake Breakfast At Jam And Kaya Cafe
Spicy Prawn Spaghetti and Farmer’s Pancake Breakfast At Jam And Kaya Cafe – Photo credits to janicekoh_ (Instagram)

However, seating is limited and the café is crowded during weekends. So be prepared to wait for at least 20 minutes.

11. W Cafe & Dining

A quaint little café, W Cafe & Dining makes an ideal introduction to minimalist dining with nuances of Japanese fusion food.

Sandwiches And Salad At W Cafe Dining, PJ
Sandwiches And Salad At W Cafe Dining, PJ – Photo credits to celine_t (Instagram)

Many hearty sandwiches, miso-marinaded roast beef, plus Japanese-dressed salad pull in the crowd alongside Japanese baked goods.

Their skinny crust pizza, luscious herbaceous focaccias, and barbecue sourdough sandwich are quite mesmerizing to the palate too.

Skinny Hawaiian Chicken Pizza At W Cafe Dining, PJ
Skinny Hawaiian Chicken Pizza At W Cafe Dining, PJ – Photo credits to w_cafe_and_dining (Instagram)

If you don’t mind the close seating space and perpetual crowd, this café in Petaling Jaya makes a perfect pit-stop for a zippy lunch meal.

12. Wild Yeast Bakery Café

Carving a niche as a sourdough croissant specialist, Wild Yeast Bakery Café is an established eatery and their star menu item is none other than their sourdough croissants.

These are baked to perfection and have a light fluffy core with a crunchy crust.

Other than croissants, you can get chocolate chip cookies that are neither too sweet nor intense, and pair them with cinnamon topped cappuccino for all-year-round Christmas vibes.

Sourdough Bread And Croissant At Wild Yeast Bakery Cafe
Sourdough Bread And Croissant At Wild Yeast Bakery Cafe – Photo credits to simi.li.cious (Instagram)

The café setup is bright and airy with welcoming staff eager to share what’s good.

Another feel-good factor here is their limited-edition Monthly Calendar which seals customer loyalty, by (likely) favoring regular patrons!

13. Milligram – Coffee & Eatery

Through a fine selection of quality beans, tools, and preparation techniques of high finesse, Milligram – Coffee & Eatery certainly delivers a flavorful cuppa.

Sandwiches And Pasta At Milligram Coffee Eatery, Petaling Jaya
Sandwiches And Pasta At Milligram Coffee Eatery, Petaling Jaya -Photo credits to _intendedtoeat_ (Instagram)

Aside from their exquisite coffee, the menu lists decent café staples which include pasta, chicken chop, as well as a wide collection of bespoke cakes.

Of these, the Mint Chocolate Mousse Cake is a must-try dessert, alongside other sterling favorites like their Salted Caramel Cake.

Coffee And Cake At Milligram Coffee Eatery, Petaling Jaya
Coffee And Cake At Milligram Coffee Eatery, Petaling Jaya – Photo credits to milligram_coffee (Instagram)

To match all their pretty plating is beautiful décor in hues of turquoise. The cafe has calming vibes which naturally attracts a crowd that trickles in at all hours.

14. Otherwise Café

Another under-the-radar café in Petaling Jaya that deserves more acknowledgment is Otherwise Café.

Interior Of Otherwise Cafe At PJ
Interior Of Otherwise Cafe At PJ- Photo credits to otherwisecafe (Instagram)

The owner is clearly a fan of vintage item with several blasts from the past decorating this space including a 60’s radios, a nostalgic piano, a barber chair, and a relic bed-frame divider.

These unusual conversational starters are sure to ignite some small talk before the meal arrives.

Cake And Coffee At Otherwise Cafe, PJ
Cake And Coffee At Otherwise Cafe, PJ – Photo credits to yyxc0314 (Instagram)

Of their pork-free menu, you should order their Signature Eggie Toast which lets you pick and customize your choice of filling.

Toast And Waffles At Otherwise Cafe, PJ
Toast And Waffles At Otherwise Cafe, PJ – Photo credits to otherwisecafe (Instagram)

Additionally, they have novelty cake flavors like the Watermelon Lychee cake.

15. Blackwood Café

For a tranquil culinary escapade with many photo-worthy corners like a wall covered in colorful sticky notes, head over to Blackwood Café. And dog lovers will be especially pleased to know that they can bring their beloved pooches here.

Dessert Waffle At Blackwood Cafe, Petaling Jaya
Dessert Waffle At Blackwood Cafe, Petaling Jaya – Photo credits to lisa_in_my (Instagram)

This underrated café at Eve Suite serves toothsome carbonara pasta and buttermilk pasta that’s not overly rich, making it ideal for anyone with low tolerance toward rich dairy.

Vegetarians can opt for the veggie spicy pasta instead.

Waffles And Pasta At Blackwood Cafe, Petaling Jaya
Waffles And Pasta At Blackwood Cafe, Petaling Jaya – Photo credits to blackwoodcafepj (Instagram)

Dishes are generally low in sodium and lighter in taste. While some may find them less flavorful, the food here is healthier. Above all, most of the meals are affordably priced below RM20.

16. Extraction – SS2

Delicious Creations At Extraction SS2
Delicious Creations At Extraction SS2 – Photo credits to extraction_ss2 (Instagram)

Despite residing in a humble space, Extraction – SS2 brews exceptional coffee.

Which makes up for the food that borders on being average. However, the Big Breakfast and the Benedict Pulled Pork are safe bets that won’t disappoint.

The Big Breakfast At Extraction SS2
The Big Breakfast At Extraction SS2 – Photo credits to stevenchawhf (Instagram)

They also open very early so you can grab fresh pastries like almond encrusted croissants, Danish pastry, or scones for breakfast on the go.

Assortment Of Pastries At Extraction SS2
Assortment Of Pastries At Extraction SS2 – Photo credits to extraction_ss2 (Instagram)

Plus the staff of Extraction – SS2 really go the extra mile to please customers and with that in mind, this PJ cafe is almost faultless in their hospitality.

17. After Black

Be ready to jostle for a seat here over the weekend because the coffee selection, café food, and delectable desserts are just too scrumptious to give up!

Start on a delicious footing with their nasi kerabu with percik (roasted) chicken, an all-time favorite that’s incredibly tasty.

Nasi Kerabu At After Black Cafe, Petaling Jaya
Nasi Kerabu At After Black Cafe, Petaling Jaya – Photo credits to afterblacksw (Instagram)

Many patrons drool over the smoked salmon don, smoked salmon carbonara linguine, and grilled herb chicken accompanied with mashed potatoes and salad too.

Assorted Mains At After Black Cafe, Petaling Jaya
Assorted Mains At After Black Cafe, Petaling Jaya – Photo credits to letseatdrinkcoffee (Instagram)

Lastly, there’s no ignoring their divine crepe cakes and an admirable selection of specialty cakes.

On the whole, with excellent service, reasonable prices, and satiating good food, you’ll have to agree that it’s hard to resist this famous café in PJ!

Conclusion

If you’re not sure what to eat in Petaling Jaya, this list of the 17 best cafes will simplify your selection process whether you’re dining out in a group or alone.

Wholesome good food inspired by positive overseas encounters or a passion for coffee motivate many café owners to spread culinary joy right at home.

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