I don’t know about you, but I almost never wake up and think, “You know what? I think I will go explore Putrajaya today.” Much like me, there’s a fair chance that you only ever travel (and begrudgingly so) to this federal administrative hub for official errands. But that’s not all a long drive to Putrajaya has to be about, as there are plenty of fun things to do here — eating in particular, and we Malaysians do love food.

So, the next time you’re in this district, it might be high time to check out some restaurants and cafes.

1. Ekues Cabin Cafe

Situated near the Putrajaya Equestrian Park, Ekues Cabin Cafe serves all the classic cafe delights — toast, tartlets, sandwiches, and coffee. They also have a decent nasi lemak if you’re down for something on the heavier side. Kids will definitely love this open-air cafe as it allows a direct view of horses galloping, and if they feel like it, they can try give horse-riding a go too.

Address: Ekues Cabin Cafe, Jalan Kandang Kuda Taman Ekuestrian, Presint 5, 62000 Putrajaya
Contact: +6017 752 6078

2. Lake Cabin

Lake Cabin seems to be a popular spot for cyclists to get their caffeine fix, and this it’s clear why. It’s an eatery that also offers rental and sales of bicycles, as well as repairs. Serving a mostly western menu, their best-sellers include charcoal burgers, avocado toast, and sandwiches. We’re also loving the charming, sort-of-Hamptons-like vibe of the exterior.

Address: Anjung Floria, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Presint 4, 62000 Putrajaya
Contact: +6012 318 7619

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3. Indus Putrajaya

Known for its reasonable buffet pricing, from seafood to local dishes, Indus Putrajaya is definitely worth the visit while you’re in the district. Those who have been, advise coming here with an empty stomach to make room for all the delicious food that awaits. And while you feast, treat yourself to a serene view of the lake.

Address: Indus Putrajaya, No.1, Jalan P5/5, Presint 5, 62200 Putrajaya
Contact: +603 8893 1303

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4. KaryaBhara – The Hipster Cafe

KaryaBhara – The Hipster Cafe is another casual cafe and event spot in Putrajaya. Serving all sorts of delicious goodness like Chicken Grill, Salmon Steak, Tauhu Bergedil, and many more, this cafe often fills up during lunch, so time your visit accordingly. Their Creamy Hot Chocolate is worth a try too!

Address: LG-05, Menara Shaftsbury Putrajaya, Jalan Alamanda, Presint 1, 62000, Putrajaya
Contact: +6016 231 2036

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5. Inara Kafe

If you need another reason to explore the food scene in Putrajaya, Inara Cafe’s brightly-lit venue should be it. This family-owned joint offers its customers plenty of options that include the likes of cinnamon rolls and laksa Johor. Their signature bergedil (potato patty) is an absolute must-try. Want something sweeter? Why not treat yourself to their Lotus Biscoff cheesecake?

Address: Lot A2, Ayer@8, 1-3A, Jalan P8G, Presint 8, 62250 Putrajaya
Contact: +6017 282 3923

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6. Warung Mengopi

If you want to find a one-stop centre for all things Malaysian food, Warung Mengopi is the place to go in Putrajaya. Expect tasty renditions of the classic laksa Johor, soto bergedil, masak lemak daging salai, and more. Warung Mengopi also offers a mean Vietnamese coffee, so remember to add that to your order.

Address: 5 Jalan P8G1, Presint 8, 62250 Putrajaya
Contact: +6017 323 4355

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7. Raja Cendol Putrajaya

It seems as though Putrajaya never sees any rainfall, so if you’re looking to escape the heat, head on to Raja Cendol Putrajaya. If you’re a true cendol fiend, then you really should take advantage of the options. Have you heard of Dim Sum Cendol? It’s something you have to taste to believe. Their Cendol Durian Musang King is also a popular choice.

Address: A2-G-5D, Ayer @ 8, Presint 8, 62250, Putrajaya
Contact: +6012 621 9961

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8. Umai Cafe

Serving a variety of Thai, Malay, and Western food, Umai Cafe is a popular spot for those looking for good grub with a scenic view to boot. Loyal customers often rave about their crispy prawn fritters, and those with a sweet tooth can’t seem to get enough of the coconut pancakes. If you’re looking for a full-blown feast, try the chicken chop or mee rebus.

Address: Bangunan Anjung Alaf Baru, 62675 Putrajaya
Contact: +6013 350 8121

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