Klang Valley is home to an endless list of cafes that share two characteristics in common: gorgeously plated food and an Instagrammable friendly backdrop. I mean good food and a nice environment for a moment of relaxation, is that too much to ask for? Plus we could all do with a change of scenery right? So whether you’re looking for cafes filled with greenery, flowers, or even friendly furry felines, I’ve got you covered.
I’m breaking down the 10 most Instagrammable cafes in Klang Valley, so you can have your pastries and photos in a picturesque backdrop. You can thank me later!
1. Kenny Hills Baker
Serving what I believe is one of the best big breakfasts in town, Kenny Hills Bakers is practically the holy grail of restaurants for weekend brunches. Their Big Breakfast (RM36) features beef bacon, sauteed mushrooms, chicken sausage, homemade baked beans, sunny side up eggs and homemade hashbrowns. You can easily expect a minimum wait of an hour or more on weekends. And it’s not surprising to see why— the gorgeous wall art, perfect for photo taking of course, the greenery, rows of delicious crusty bread, freshly baked in-house pastries, and cakes. I mean what more could you ask for? Your tummy and gallery feed will be full and content by the end of your visit, that’s for sure.
2. The Lemon Tree
“And all that I can see is just another yellow lemon tree”. The lyrics to Fool’s Garden Lemon Tree is all that comes to mind when I came across the newly launched The Lemon Tree cafe in Tropicana Avenue.
Every corner here is Instagram-worthy, spanning across 1,700-square feet with high glass windows, dome ceiling, and a huge artificial lemon tree that is placed as the centrepiece of the sun-bathed, bright space. The Lemon Tree menu covers a lovely list of sweet & savoury pastries to substantial meals such as Egg-Ceptional Organic Omelette with Truffle & Portobello Mushroom (RM26).
3. Dough By Meg
Love bombolonis? Well, who doesn’t— especially ones made by scratch using the real, finest ingredients in small batches at Dough By Meg. First launched on Instagram, Dough By Meg recently expanded to brick and mortar. You can look forward to an array of exciting flavours from Classic Pistachio (RM12), Valrhona Chocolate and Salted Caramel (RM12), London Fog Earl Grey (RM10), to OG Cinnamon Sugar (RM7), Sesame Garlic Cream Cheese (RM10), Strawberry Milk Cream (RM10), and Thai Milk Tea (RM10). Nothing better than a cup of joe and a delicious bomboloni right? If you’re still hungry— hot meals are also available, from quick bites to breakfast selections.
4. Lisette’s Café & Bakery
Do you even brunch if you don’t take photographs? Trust me, it’s a cardinal sin to not click pictures at one of the prettiest cafes in Bangsar, Lisette’s Café & Bakery. Here, you can take your pick on the cosy colourful Peranakan interior or enjoy the view from the balcony surrounded by lush greenery. The best part? The food is as colourful as the restaurant itself. Start your brunch with a Burrata & Tomato Salad (RM30), Gnocchi Alfredo (RM36), and end off with a slice of their heavenly desserts. Need a mimosa pick-me-up? Lisette’s offers a lovely selection of wine and bubbles that pair beautifully with brunch.
5. Poppy Kat
How can one improve brunch? Well, include a furry animal who loves cuddles! Meet Poppy Kat, a neighbourhood cafe nestled in Cheras with retro-style furnishing and cheery orange walls. At Poppy Kat— there are three things you must try and play with— croffles, coffee, and cats. The cafe serves 20 different types of savoury and sweet croffles. Their Matcha Lychee (RM15) – a lychee-glazed croffle that pairs well with the rich-and-sweet matcha mascarpone is one of the bestsellers. Have a furry companion back home? The cafe also has treats for you to take away for your fur babies— Cat Sticks (RM2) and Meow Meal (RM7). Cute.
6. Planter Chin
If you’re one of those who turned to the green comfort of growing houseplants during the Covid-19 lockdown, Planter Chin may be right up your alley. A lush botanic haven concealed in a popular Bangsar enclave, this place is the perfect Instagrammable retreat to bask in greenery as well as enjoy a delicious cup of coffee. Planter Chin offers a simple menu of brunch items such as The Breakfast Muffintop (RM22)— fluffy scrambled eggs are served on a big bun with chicken and feta or you can always give the The Creamy Mushrooms on Toast (RM24) a go.
7. Luckin Kopi
If you’re familiar with Kwai Chai Hong, then you definitely would’ve come across Luckin Coffee at Jalan Panggong. Housed in a 150-year old heritage building, the decor in the cafe has that nostalgic feel, but with a modern twist. Kick off your meal with a traditional Malaysian breakfast with their yummy toasts available in different spreads and fillings. Don’t forget to try the 5 States Coffee Cold Brew (RM19.90)— 5 cups of coffee inspired by different states in Malaysia, namely Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh, Penang, Melaka, and Johor.
8. leaf & co. cafe
Love KL’s old architecture and heritage buildings? Swing by leaf & co. cafe at Jalan Sultan, filled with kopitiam-style tables and chairs, giving off the vibe of the olden day’s coffee shops. Despite the kopitiam like interior, leaf & co. cafe doesn’t have kopitiam style dishes. Instead, you can opt from their diverse selection that takes pride in Malaysian flavours such as Buttermilk Fried Chicken (RM23) and Curry Chicken with Sweet Potato (RM21). They’ve even recently included a D24 durian ice-blended drink to celebrate the durian season.
9. Plant & Pot Studio
Located in Puchong, Plant and Pot Studio offers a thoughtfully curated collection of indoor and outdoor plants, house-made living art pieces and homeware. If you’re looking to expand your green thumb collection, and have a cup of coffee with and a slice of cake, this is the place for you. Get yourself a succulent, a cappuccino and pair it off with treats like the Earl Grey Grapefruit Cake (RM14) and Blueberry Frangipane Pie (RM15). Even if you don’t have a green thumb, you might be surprised to find yourself returning home with a leafy friend from Plant and Pot Studio.
Located above Crimpers in SS2, Spacegrey shares a space with the beautiful Floral Reef florist. Seating space is limited but with its aesthetically pleasing look, you’ll definitely want to pay this place a visit, especially if you can’t get enough of matcha. Try their soft baked cookies oozing with matcha and their dirty matcha. Keep in mind, there are two menus at Spacegrey: the everyday and the weekend’s. The differences are the Matcha Daifuku (RM8) and ‘Nothing Special Ramen’ (RM24) which are only served during the weekend.
149a, Jalan SS 2/24, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
+601 8220 5168
Mon to Sun: 10.30am – 5.30pm
Closed on Tue
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