We all need a place to chill and catch up with our friends over the weekend and there’s no better way to do this than over brunch. Brunch culture is slowly making its name in Malaysia, with several cafes popping up all over and around the country serving up comfort food and many of them setting up home in Selangor. It can be difficult to choose which ones to try out but no worries! We’ve narrowed down 5 cafes in Selangor that offer some of the best brunch menus, the best and most relaxing environments and of course, the best coffee.
5 Lesser-Known Brunch Cafes in Selangor
Sunbather Coffee (Pork free)
Serving up Yoshoku food (Western-influenced Japanese food) alongside specialty drinks and desserts, Sunbather Coffee first opened in 2014 by three siblings hailing from Pangkor Island. Their menu both reflect the best of Western and Japanese cuisine. Serving food such as matcha hotcakes and Scotch eggs and porridge with bonito flakes and other options, it’s perfect for a brunch weekend!
Of course, brunch is not complete without drinks! Sunbather Coffee was mainly opened due to the three siblings’ love for coffee so their coffee is a must-try, ranging from iced lattes to the beloved flat white. They also have a variety of non-caffeinated drinks such as the kuromitsu kinako latte, a black honey and roasted soybean hot drink.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 10.00am-10.00pm
- Address: UG-12 Upper Ground The Sphere, 8, Jalan Kerinchi, Bangsar South, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Botanica & Co. (Pork free but serves alcohol)
Botanica & Co is a greenhouse-themed café perfect for those in need of a little nature getaway. With potted plants as decoration with Ficus trees in the middle of the café, you’ll feel like you’re truly away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It’s a great place to have brunch with some friends over a great cup of coffee, which they serve either hot and cold.
Their weekend brunch menu is definitely the highlight of the café. Available from 9.30am to 4pm, their food is not only served hot but also made with love and care, as their chef sources the freshest and highest quality ingredients both internationally and locally. Their menu is extensive and serves both international and Asian cuisine, such as the classic shakshuka, roast chicken, and braised oxtail. They also serve pizzas from 11.30am onwards, ranging from their vegetarian classic Green Goddess to Maui, topped with grilled chicken, pineapples and of course, shaved parmesan and mozarella.
- Opening Hours: Monday - Thursday from 11.30am - 10pm, Friday from 11.30am - 12am, Saturday from 9.30am - 12.00am, Sunday from 9.30am - 10.00pm
- Address: G5, 8, Jalan Kerinchi, Bangsar South, Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Strangers at 47 (Pork free)
Strangers at 47 is a weekend hotspot set in a quiet neighbourhood of Kuala Lumpur, making it perfect for hosting weekend get-togethers. The industrial-themed interior exudes modernity, with bare cement walls, comfy wooden chairs and hanging light bulbs to set a comforting mood.
Their menu is simple yet appetizing, ranging from vegetarian to meat dishes. The Lethal Shrooms - consisting of portobello mushrooms, shimeji, baby king and oyster mushrooms with poached egg – is a favourite if you’re going for a vegetarian meal. If you’re craving their seafood, you can’t go wrong by ordering Miss Dory, which is breaded fish fillet and battered squid with a whole lot of sides such as potato pumpkin mash and roasted cherry tomatoes. Don’t forget to compliment it all with a side (or two) of coffee!
- Address: G5, 8, Jalan Kerinchi, Bangsar South, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
- Opening Hours: 7.30am to 8.00pm daily
Leaf & Co. (Pork free)
Embracing Malaysia’s rich history and heritage, Leaf & Co is the in-house café of Mingle Hostel Kuala Lumpur that truly takes visitors back in time. Located in a two-story shop house in Chinatown, it has seen its fair share of history, having survived through the British colonial rule, the World War as well as years of wear and tear.
Their dedication to showcasing Malaysia’s heritage can be seen in their menu, with selections of food from the East and West region. Their buttermilk fried chicken is a great dish if you want to taste the best of both worlds and other options such as the satay chicken baguettes and chicken chop with a side of spaghetti is a great choice for the kids. You’ll be happy to know that Leaf and Co.
- Address: 53, Jalan Sultan, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
- Opening Hours: Daily from 11.30am - 9.30pm
Kopenhagen Coffee (Pork free)
Located in the Mont Kiara township, Kopenhagen Coffee is inspired by the minimalistic cafes in Denmark with the aim to introduce Danish food and coffee into the growing brunch culture in Malaysia. Complete with white walls and high window panels allowing natural light, the minimalist décor allows visitors to focus fully on the taste of the food and drink.
Their coffee is a must-try. Their café latte is a favourite and also perfect for first-time coffee drinkers, as the small hints of floral notes balances out the bitter taste. For coffee lovers, you’ll be happy to know that they offer hand drip coffee as well. Their menu also offers great selections to cater to all taste buds. The Kopenhagen Chick is a Danish classic, consisting of poached chicken breast with mushrooms, asparagus, and a secret taragon mix. If you’re not up for a heavy meal or craving for something sweet, the bagel with cream cheese and butter cake are classic choices.
- Address: Shoplot 7-6, Vista Kiara, Jalan Kiara 3, Mont Kiara, 50480, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Opening Hours: Weekdays 7.00am – 4.00pm, Weekends & Public Holidays 8.00am - 5.00pm