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.

Just in case you didn’t know, Shah Alam has many new and established cafes that promise delicious food and an aromatic cuppa.

Check out this list of 10 best cafes in Shah Alam scoring top marks from artisan roasteries to stylish cafes that line metropolitan Shah Alam.

Top 10 Shah Alam Cafes

1. Commoners Space

Of western delicacies, pasta, soups, and more, everything here tastes heavenly from the word “GO”.

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

However, Commoners Space is most known for their 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)

Crunchy at the first bite, flavorful and chewy, make it your preferred carb to pair with your filling of choice. Don’t pass on the Japan Beef Steak either because this is another fail-proof crowd puller.

As Commoners Space only serves until 6 pm, 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 is decorated in pastel shades of turquoise, creating 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 breakfast set is heartily filled with 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 meehoon 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 that showcases their mastery in doughy creations.

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

4. Brew N Bread

As a wholesaler and retailer of coffee beans and gourmet coffee, expect one of the finest coffees in this lovely café in Shah Alam.

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 is included with each cup of coffee served here.

And apart from their robust Arabica and beverages, the salted egg pasta is on point, while the desserts are simply 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)

Together with classy food presentations and a calming environment, this is a clear haven for coffee connoisseurs and purveyors of good café food.

5. Warunk Koffie by Wood & Steel

Instagram-worthy in every nook and cranny:

Warunk Koffie is a life-sized terrarium filled with ornamental plants and toothsome café 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 with industrial walls and ample natural light, making it a perfect sphere for plants to thrive.

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 without breaking your bank account.

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, 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)

Accompanying their English afternoon tea set are scones with real strawberry jam and cream, and not the commercial variety either.

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

7. POLA-DOLA Cafe & Kitchen

POLA-DOLA Café & Kitchen also features a plant-filled interior teeming with 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)

Tucked in the swanky Eco Ardence neighborhood, this little glasshouse café serves up a succulent and juicy chicken chop that’s irresistibly delish.

Other bestsellers include the Shakshuka (a Maghribi poached egg dish with spices and vegetables), spicy tomato cream spaghetti, and the salted egg mushroom starter.

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

It’s a hidden gem of growing popularity but strict adherence to SOP means sitting capacity is controlled.

Take note that dinner time is the peak period here and if you do chose 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 is stands out as one of the best cafes in Shah Alam.

But while the name is deceiving, make no mistake as this café actually serves some of the best Palestinian cuisines in town.

Or rather an intriguing mix of Palestinian and local food. Because the café boasts a long list of crowd-pleasers, including 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 uniquely distinct with meticulous sourcing of quality ingredients and 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

However, some patrons find the plastic disposable serving plates a turnoff, and under-staffing warrants some tough decisions on whether to compromise for the great food quality.

Note: If you do visit, 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 and hunger strikes, The Third Letter makes an ideal culinary refuge for fusion and local food.

Within its modernist sleek interior lies the potential for a sumptuous feast which includes their spaghetti beef Bolognese, lamb chop, belacan (fermented spicy prawn paste) seafood olio, and a variety of crispy snacks too!

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 sufficient for one. Which leaves room to try their delightful lineup of decadent desserts, especially their Oreo Milkshake!

The Third Letter is a thriving gourmet space worth exploring. And as a bonus, they have ample parking space, pretty plating, and robust coffee prepared by experienced baristas!

10. Gula Cakery

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

Their fan base return to palate-pleasing dishes such as Spaghetti Lemak Cili Api (Spicy Chili Spaghetti), Nasi Kerabu (Rice dish featuring blue rice, fried chicken and other salads), and creamy carbonara pasta.

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

But true to its name, Gula Cakery is known for its bespoke cakes with unique flavors that are unlike conventional slices.

The exquisite blackout choc cake, scrumptious pavlovas, mango cheesecake are simply divine.

Their cakes are slightly pricier at RM14-18. However, they are worth every penny and it does not hurt that the dining environment is clean and comfortable with prompt customer service.

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 exquisitely great food and chill atmospheres are shared commonalities among the best cafés in Shah Alam.

This list has a mix of fusion restaurants that have local dishes, Western cuisine, and even Palestinian food. And these hipster cafés provide ample chances to level up your Instagram feed!

Recommended:

Read more:

Disclaimer: This site contains affiliate links. We may receive a small commission for purchases or booking made through these links at no extra cost to you. Thank you!

Share this post with your friends and family!

Similar Posts