Cafes In Shah Alam

What’s the best way for foodies to spend idle weekends? Café hopping of course! And there is no lack of cafes in Shah Alam either.

Shah Alam has many new and established cafes that have delicious food and an aromatic cuppa.

Check out this list of 10 best cafes in Shah Alam. This list includes artisan roasteries and stylish cafes.

Top 10 Shah Alam Cafes

1. Commoners Space

Try tasty western delicacies, pasta, soups, and more.

Trendy Interior And Exterior Of Commoners Space
Trendy Interior And Exterior Of Commoners Space – Photo credits to maggie19c (Instagram)

But Commoners Space is most known for artisanal sandwiches that sell like hotcakes. The crux of this winner is none other than their sourdough bread.

Pull Beef Sandwich At Commoners Space
Pull Beef Sandwich At Commoners Space – Photo credits to fattypls (Instagram)

This is crunchy, flavorful, and chewy all at once. And you can pair it with your filling of choice. Don’t pass on the Japan Beef Steak either because this is another fail-proof crowd-puller.

Commoners Space only serves food until 6 pm. So you can come here for an amazing breakfast, lunch, and teatime treat.

2. 3ffy’s, Glenmarie (Formerly Tiffany’s Cafe)

Who needs to travel so far when you can dine on a film set replica at 3fffy’s Glenmarie?

Inspired by the classic Audrey Hepburn show:

Breakfast at Tiffany’s, 3ffy’s interior has pastel shades of turquoise. It is a soothing and chic environment.

Chic Interior of 3ffy_s, Glenmarie (Formerly Tiffany_s Cafe)
Chic Interior of 3ffy_s, Glenmarie (Formerly Tiffany_s Cafe) – Photo credits to bennynsk (Instagram)

Chart-toppers from the menu include their pancakes that sell out by 10am.

Other than that, Big Breakfast fans must give their rendition a try. Their hearty breakfast set features quality sausages and scrambled eggs.

Pancakes And Other Main Dishes At 3ffy's, Glenmarie, Shah Alam
Pancakes And Other Main Dishes At 3ffy’s, Glenmarie, Shah Alam – Photo credits to foodiebyzhn (Instagram)

While some feel that the menu is missing a “Wow” factor:

Don’t sidestep 3ffy’s as it still offers tantalizing café food in generous portions and a cozy ambiance!

3. Sips & Bites Café

East meets West sums up this hipster café in Shah Alam.

Here, you’ll find outstanding fusion dishes. Like their creamy miso pasta, lala mee hoon with baby crab on the sides, and the fish burger that’s tasty to the last bite.

Western Style Breakfast At Sips & Bites Café, Shah Alam
Western Style Breakfast At Sips & Bites Café, Shah Alam – Photo credits to jess_kehshing (Instagram)

Their spaghetti with minced pork is usually an instant hit with kids too. Along with wholesome ciabatta sandwiches showcase their mastery of doughy creations.

Besides this, there are many bento and rice sets. Hence, this café’s appeal extends beyond Malaysian fanfare!

4. Brew N Bread

Expect one of the finest coffees in this lovely café in Shah Alam. The cafe doubles as a wholesaler and retailer of coffee beans and gourmet coffee.

Various Mains At Brew N Bread
Various Mains At Brew N Bread – Photo credits to brunchlunchmunch_ (Instagram)

To cultivate a holistic sipping culture:

A taste note along with the origin of the bean comes with each cup of coffee served here.

Apart from their robust Arabica and beverages, the salted egg pasta is on point. Desserts are too mind-blowing to ignore.

Exquisite Bread & Butter Pudding At Brew N Bread, Shah Alam
Exquisite Bread & Butter Pudding At Brew N Bread, Shah Alam – Photo credits to joobeebites (Instagram)

With classy food presentations and a calming environment:

Brew N Bread is a clear haven for coffee connoisseurs and foodies alike.

5. Warunk Koffie by Wood & Steel

Instagram-worthy in every nook and cranny:

Warunk Koffie is a life-sized terrarium. They have ornamental plants and toothsome food.

Eclectic And Vibrant Interior Of Warunk Koffie by Wood & Steel Cafe At Sham Alam
Eclectic And Vibrant Interior Of Warunk Koffie by Wood & Steel Cafe At Sham Alam – Photo credits to warunkkoffie (Instagram)

High ceilings compliment this contemporary-chic café. Along with industrial walls and ample natural light.

Everything here is for sale, including their furniture. As the cafe doubles as a furniture showroom.

Food-wise, prepare to sink your teeth into their meat platter, chicken chop, and pasta!

Western Cuisine And Fusion Food At Warunk Koffie by Wood & Steel, Shah Alam
Western Cuisine And Fusion Food At Warunk Koffie by Wood & Steel, Shah Alam – Photo credits to warunkkoffie (Instagram)

One drawback is their parking. The cafe’s compound only fits 8 to 10 cars. And you’ll likely have to park at the neighboring front yard instead.

6. The Teapot Deli

For a traditional English afternoon tea and quintessential British desserts:

Head over to The Teapot Deli. Their prices are reasonable too.

Traditional English Afternoon Tea At The Teapot Deli, Shah Alam
Traditional English Afternoon Tea At The Teapot Deli, Shah Alam – Photo credits to shaxfoods (Instagram)

This British food specialist serves authentic renditions of chicken chop. As well as classic gourmet pies, bread puddings, and even local delights. Like Laksa Johor (tangy noodles with coconut milk).

A Variety Of Dishes At The Teapot Deli, Shah Alam
A Variety Of Dishes At The Teapot Deli, Shah Alam – Photo credits to teapotdelimy (Instagram)

Their English afternoon tea set has scones with real strawberry jam and cream. And not the commercial variety either.

Another classic British dessert worth ordering is their Victoria Sandwich Cake. This pairs well with a pot of Earl Grey tea.

7. POLA-DOLA Cafe & Kitchen

In the swanky Eco Ardence neighborhood:

POLA-DOLA Café & Kitchen also features a plant-filled interior. There are hanging ferns and ample indoor greenery.

Colorful Botanical Dining Environment POLA-DOLA Cafe _ Kitchen At Shah Alam
Colorful Botanical Dining Environment POLA-DOLA Cafe _ Kitchen At Shah Alam – Photo credits to klanglocalproduct (Instagram)

This little glasshouse café serves up a succulent and juicy chicken chop.

Other bestsellers include the Shakshuka. This isa Maghribi poached egg dish with spices and vegetables.

Spicy tomato cream spaghetti and salted egg mushroom starter are worthy dishes too.

Shakshuka At POLA-DOLA Cafe & Kitchen, Shah Alam
Shakshuka At POLA-DOLA Cafe & Kitchen, Shah Alam – Photo credits to poladola.my (Instagram)

Take note that dinner time is the peak period here. So if you do choose to come here for dinner, waiting is inevitable.

Assorted Dishes At POLA-DOLA Cafe _ Kitchen
Assorted Dishes At POLA-DOLA Cafe _ Kitchen – Photo credits to poladola.my (Instagram)

8. Spiced Pumpkin Café

Spice Pumpkin Café stands out as one of the best cafes in Shah Alam.

In spite of the name, this café serves some of the best Palestinian cuisines in town. Or rather an intriguing mix of Palestinian and local food.

This café has a long list of crowd-pleasers. This includes their Nasi Arab Maqlubah, Lontong Kering, Kunafa, and cheesy pita.

Kunafa with Ice Cream At Spiced Pumpkin Café, Shah Alam
Kunafa with Ice Cream At Spiced Pumpkin Café, Shah Alam – Photo credits to spiced_pumpkincafe

The food here is full-bodied, flavorful, and distinct. They use quality ingredients and have great attention to detail.

Couscous Salad with Roasted Chicken At Spiced Pumpkin Café, Shah Alam
Couscous Salad with Roasted Chicken At Spiced Pumpkin Café, Shah Alam – Photo credits to spiced_pumpkincafe

But some find the plastic disposable serving plates a turnoff. And under-staffing leads to slow service.

Note: There is a kids’ play area to occupy the toddlers.

9. The Third Letter

Instagram Friendly Interior Of The Third Letter, Shah Alam
Instagram Friendly Interior Of The Third Letter, Shah Alam – Photo credits to shinpson611 (Instagram)

If you’re around Bukit Jelutong, The Third Letter is an ideal culinary refuge for fusion and local food.

It has a modernist sleek interior. And amazing spaghetti beef Bolognese.

There is lamb chop and belacan (fermented spicy prawn paste) seafood olio too. Plus, and a variety of crispy snacks!

Try Different Pasta Mains At The Third Letter, Shah Alam
Try Different Pasta Mains At The Third Letter, Shah Alam – Photo credits to hanshmsdn (Instagram)

Portions are enough for one which leaves room to try their delightful lineup of desserts. Especially their Oreo Milkshake!

The Third Letter is a thriving gourmet space worth exploring. And as a bonus, they have ample parking space.

Along with pretty plating, and robust coffee prepared by experienced baristas!

10. Gula Cakery

Comfort food, decadent cakes, and cooking classes are all under one roof. This ambitious chain has 7 outlets sprawled across the Klang Valley.

Their fan base return to palate-pleasing dishes. Such as Spaghetti Lemak Cili Api (Spicy Chili Spaghetti).

Or Nasi Kerabu (Rice dish featuring blue rice, fried chicken, and other salads). There’s no forgetting their creamy carbonara pasta either.

Innovative Food At Gula Cakery
Innovative Food At Gula Cakery – Photo credits to gulacakery_tropicanagardens (Instagram)

Above all, Gula Cakery has bespoke cakes with unique flavors.

Try the exquisite blackout choc cake, scrumptious pavlovas, or mango cheesecake.

Their cakes are pricy at RM14-18 per slice. But they are worth every penny. It does not hurt that the dining environment is clean and comfortable. Customer service is prompt too.

Assorted Cakes At Gula Cakery
Assorted Cakes At Gula Cakery – Photo credits to gulacakery (Instagram)

And while you’re here:

Head up to the first floor where Gula Creamery is to indulge in an assortment of smoothies and ice creams.

Conclusion

Casual dining with great food and chill atmospheres are common features of the best cafés in Shah Alam.

This list has a mix of fusion restaurants. Some have local dishes, Western cuisine, and even Palestinian food.

And these hipster cafés provide ample chances to level up your Instagram feed!

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