There is no denying that there is a rapid growth in cafes and coffee shops around Malaysia and especially so in the Klang Valley. One part, in particular, is Taman Melawati, more trendily known as Melawati nowadays. What once used to be a sleepy, self-contained part of Ulu Klang, this township is now seeing a steady rise in development, which of course, is followed by the openings of cafes.

With a great mix of what it used to be and lush greenery, plus some modern finds, Melawati may be the next best pit stop for cafe enthusiasts. Still trying to figure out where to start? Here’s a round-up of cafes worth checking out the next time you’re in this suburb.

1. Duwa Bakestuff

Those who can’t seem to get enough of baked goods and pizza may want to pay a quick visit here. Quickly becoming a popular brunch spot, Duwa offers all the classic pastries you can think of, and their coffee is worth shouting about. Take your pick from fresh sourdough to decadent fruit danish, or have a slice or two of their pizza.

Address: 7-0, Jalan 3/4C, Desa Melawati, 53100 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +6013 209 3747

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2. Monét

Named after the famous French painter of the same name, Monét is one of Melawati’s most charming nooks that serves a cosy ambience and delicious baked goods like cruffins, cinnamon rolls, and more. Of course, what would this cafe be without coffee? But if you’re not a fan of caffeinated drinks, try their matcha offerings.

Address: 5443, Fasa 6, Jalan J9, Taman Melawati, 53100 Kuala Lumpur, Selangor
Contact: +603 4162 4757

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3. Wolf & Turtle Coffee

Located not too far away from Monét is Wolf & Turtle Coffee, which is an independent coffee bar that serves fantastic coffee from its very own house blend. Besides specialty coffee, you can also tuck into some delicious pastries and breakfast dishes. Give their Alpha breakfast a try if you’re one with a big appetite. Having been around for almost a decade, you can find other outlets besides this one in Melawati.

Address: 73, Jalan Wangsa Delima 5, Wangsa Maju, 53300 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +603 2301 1912

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4. Halal Planet Coffee

A tiny but mighty one in the Melawati’s cafe scene is none other than Halal Planet Coffee, and Melawatians love coming by to grab some freshly brewed joe. Their Iced Vanilla Latte Gula Melaka is a hit amongst cyclists that tend to drop by after their ride on weekends.

Wanting to fuel up on more than just a hot drink? Give their pastries a try. We like the XL Chocolate Roll, Mushroom Chicken Pie, Cinnamon Rolls in Lotus Bisco, and Snowy Giant Donut, to name a few.

Address: 9160 Jalan Negara, Taman Melawati, Kuala Lumpur

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5. Moka Pot

Moka Pot in Melawati is where you need to go if you’re looking for a cafe that gives a similar ambience to those found in the streets of Tokyo or Seoul. We’re talking about a charming and small coffee shop that serves simple but delicious beverages for you to enjoy while journalling, people-watching, or just catching up with some mates.

Address: 55a, Lorong Perak, Jalan Negara, Taman Melawati, 53100 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +603 4162 8164

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6. SSCafe

Tucked in a residential area just a few minutes from Melawati Mall is this family-owned spot known as SSCafe. It’s a simple and contemporary cafe serving classic Malaysian Chinese favourites like dim sum, laksa, cake, and more. There are even traditional desserts like the classic taro and sago in coconut milk!

Address: Melawati Square, 304 Lorong Perak, Jalan Bandar Melawati, Taman Melawati, 53100 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +6012 949 1943

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7. Tim’s Teapot Terrace

Nestled in the quieter lane of Lorong Perak is Tim’s Teapot Terrace, and as its name suggests, it’s where you can go to delight yourself in all the things you’d want at an afternoon tea! Think of a full-blown English spread that includes warm scones, cute little cakes, jam, clotted, cream, and bite-sized sandwiches.

Address: 9128 Lorong Perak, Taman Melawati, 53100 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +6013 6732 5934

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8. Playground Coffeery

Inspired by the fun and lively culture of the Melbourne food scene, Playground Coffeery has been around since 2015 serving quality coffee to Melawatians and more. With an eye-catching exterior and interior of yellow doors and walls, it’s tough to miss this cafe when you’re passing by — the cheerful yellow will undoubtedly beckon you.

Inside, you can choose from a delectable selection of food that goes from burgers and grilled cheese sandwiches to savoury waffles and quesadillas. We highly recommend checking this place out.

Address: 19, Jalan E 1, Taman Melawati, 53100 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +603 4821 4522

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9. Miss Ellie Tea House

Those deep into the cafe scene, especially the one in Melawati, will be very familiar with Miss Ellie Tea House. Truly a gem in the suburb, this teahouse has an inviting lush garden and an antique-filled interior, where you can have some of the most delicious homemade desserts and cakes — and at amazing prices too! Their mains are also worth a go, so if you want a filling meal, try the Chicken Carbonara Spaghetti or their Roast Chicken Roulade.

Address: 7 Jalan H 3, Taman Melawati, 53100 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +603 4162 0113

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10. The Flavourist Bluesmoke

Looking to fill your empty stomach with hearty western meals like burgers, sandwiches, and such? Then bookmark The Flavourist Bluesmoke on your Google Maps. A popular dining spot in the area, this halal Texas BBQ Smokehouse-inspired joint also serves other carby goodness — like their Aglio Olio Brisket that’s to die for! And don’t even get us started on their squid ink pasta.

Address: Lorong Melaka, Off Jalan Melawati 1 Gaya Commercial Centre, Taman Melawati, 53100 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +6019 333 7171

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