With glamping spots popping up around Malaysia, camping has become a new favourite hobby on everyone’s radar. People want to surround themselves with nature but still have their little luxuries. Especially for city folks, sometimes a getaway out of the city is the only way to recharge our batteries.
What about those who can’t seem to get some time off for a quick getaway? We’ve got a solution for you! Here’s a list of camping themed cafes that might help satiate that need for glamping. Take that one weekend off, and indulge in some aromatic coffee and cakes.
1. Wild Man Camping Club, Selangor
Recently relocated to Gasket Alley in Petaling Jaya, Wild Man Camping Club’s croffles and home-baked cakes are a must-try. If you’re a fan of camping gear, they also have camping products on display in-store. You can shop the products on their online shop too.
Address: The Gasket Alley – Foundry, Lot 13, Jalan 13/6, Section 13, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Contact: +6019 541 1186
2. Monster. A Garden Cafe, Kuala Lumpur
Camping vibes, plant nursery, cats, and cafe all in one? Take us there now! Yes, this cafe has cats and plants. If you’re in need of some purr and fur therapy, plus refreshing air from the plants, this cafe is the one for you.
Address: 40 Jalan 1/77A, Off Jalan Imbi, Changkat Thambi Dollah, Kuala Lumpur.
Contact: +6017 575 0558
3. Basecamp, Kuala Lumpur
Nestled on a rooftop at The Row, this coffee bar is a city wanderer’s rest stop while exploring Downtown KL. Cafe glamp in the city with your fellow city pals, and sip on a cold refreshing drink while you’re at it. Oh, and did we mention they’re pet-friendly too?
Address: 2nd floor, 62 Jalan Doraisamy, Chow Kit, 50300 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +603 2602 3152
4. Chill Camp, Selangor
Fellow Klang friends, you can now cafe glamp comfortably in an air-conditioned environment! You can cook your own instant noodles in mess tins over a portable gas cooker in true camp style. Of course, there are also sandwiches and snacks for those who aren’t keen on starting their own fire.
Address: 8-1 Jalan Astaka, 4, Persiaran Astana / KU 2, Bandar Bukit Raja, 40150 Klang, Selangor
Contact: +6010 814 1815
5. The Camping Coffee, Melaka
Thinking of ways to end a perfect weekend in Melaka? About ten minutes from Melaka city sits a little café known as The Camping Coffee. They only open from 5:30pm onwards, so it’s the best solution to a coffee refuel before you make your way back down to Kuala Lumpur if you’re driving.
Address: 339-2D Lorong Husin Ali Kg Solok Sarang Helang, Bachang, 75350 Melaka.
Contact: +6017 313 7971
6. Fly Me To, Penang
Choose to sit and dine in the private tents or the glasshouse at this rooftop cafe in Penang! Watch the Penang sunset with a view of the Komtar tower. Fret not, as the private tents come with air-conditioning inside, so you don’t have to worry about humidity and heat — a minimum spend of RM150 on your total bill is required to book the tent. Reservations can be made here.
Address: Level 5, Jalan Penang (Rooftop of Wow Hotel), 10000 George Town, Penang
Contact: +6011 3313 4668
7. Utoo Boho Cafe, Penang
Another glamping cafe addition to George Town, Penang, is Utoo Boho Cafe. Pick from several cute set-ups and sink into the cafe’s boho cozy vibe. The sunlight streaming in from the windows and roof makes the experience of glamping indoors that much more charming!
Address: 156, Victoria St, Georgetown, 10300 George Town, Penang
Contact: +6012-423 7147
8. LittlePeople Co, Selangor
Decked out in camping furniture, concrete, and steel, LittlePeople’s industrial interior encapsulates the feeling of camping in the city. Get your fix of coffee and pastry fix here as early as 8:30am! Ope daily except Tuesdays.
Address: 3, Jalan SS 13/4, Subang Jaya Industrial Estate, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor
Contact: +6012-770 7047
*Editor’s note: This article was originally published on 9 April 2022 and has been updated to include more locations.