So, it’s the weekend and you plan to wake up early to have a good breakfast, say after a morning jog. Instead of focusing on the usual mamak restaurant and kopitiam and above-average brunch cafes, why not try these 7 Affordable Weekend Breakfast Spots in KL & Selangor to Start Your Day?
1) 安邦 Kopi 茶铺
Here’s a hidden kopitiam that serves breakfast and brunch in the comfort of a home at Kampung Baru Ampang. And by home, the place is literally a single-storey house converted into a kopitiam. I remember I chanced upon this place after a morning jog during the weekend. The kopitiam looks nothing fancy but the charming simplicity makes me feel like I was enjoying my breakfast, well, at home.
Their menu consists of local and Western meals, where the latter caught my attention the most. I never expect they would serve croissants here, and plenty of choices at that! This includes everything from plain croissants to fillings & sides like kaya butter, scrambled egg & ham and ham & cheese, just to name a few. Their croissant itself is both buttery and flaky while the sides (e.g. scrambled egg, ham & potato wedges) are just heavenly. Best of all, they come at a reasonable price.
Address: 215, Jalan Youth, Kampung Baru Ampang, 68000 Ampang, Selangor.
2) Everybody Bakery & Cafe
Mention the word “Yulek” in Cheras, and the bustling neighbourhood mostly dominated by local foods ranging from economy mixed rice to wantan mee and curry chee cheong fun comes to mind. Then, there’s Everybody Bakery & Cafe, which feels like an odd one out upon discovering it in the first place. They may serve local dishes like nasi lemak but they also include Western-style breakfast meals. For instance, they have a few Big Breakfast-like options, namely their popular Hearty Breakfast (scrambled egg, baked bean, Vienna sausage, hash brown, baked beans, mixed salad and bun with butter on the side).
Address: No. 10 & 12, Lorong Lobak, Taman Cheras, 56100 Kuala Lumpur.
3) Limpeh Kopi
Formerly Shabu Garden restaurant specialising in steamboat, the place has since turned into a kopitiam late last year. One thing I like about this place is the spacious and comfortable setting, coupled with attentive services. Choices are aplenty too, covering from bread/toast to chicken floss & bakkwa toast fun (not bad, though), nasi lemak and dim sum. Not to mention their croissant is worth trying as well.
Address: No. 3A & 5, Jalan Perubatan 2, Pandan Indah, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.
4) Capitol Cafe
The word “strategic” is best described for Capitol Cafe, a popular kopitiam that serves mainly local and Western dishes. I went there twice for breakfast during the weekend and the place is often packed to the brim. And besides, it only takes around a 5-minute walk from Pavilion KL. They have plenty of options here such as nasi lemak, char kuey teow and Western Breakfast. The latter is reminiscent of a Big Breakfast, with a hearty combo of toast, scrambled eggs, baked beans, mixed salad and mushroom sausage (love this one!). Their kaya butter toast set a.k.a. Morning Set is a good choice as well, complete with half-boiled eggs and a cup of hot coffee/tea.
Address: 46, 48 & 50, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur.
5) Uncle 6 Toast Bar
I still remember when I used to buy his charcoal-toasted bakkwa bun in Pudu from the uncle on a motorcycle back in my secondary school days. Today, uncle has his own kopitiam but you will still see his motorcycle parked outside on the pavement. This is where he would toast the bun on a charcoal grill at the back of his motorcycle and later added a slice of bakkwa, chicken floss, sliced cucumbers and chilli/tomato sauce.
His legendary charcoal-toasted bakkwa bun still tastes as good even today and thanks to his recently-established kopitiam (it was opened last December), you can now enjoy this bakkwa bun goodness in the comfort of an air-conditioned interior. If you plan to have breakfast during the weekend, do try to come early before 10 am (the kopitiam opens at 7.30 am) to avoid a long queue.
Address: 14, Lorong Brunei 3, Pudu, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.
6) Breakfast Buddy
Well, the name says it all and instead of a cafe or kopitiam, Breakfast Buddy is actually a food truck parked near The Starling Mall in Damansara Uptown. They serve both simple and hearty Western-style breakfast meals, namely Breakfast Burger (fried egg with sliced cheese), Grilled Cheese Sandwich and Breakfast Burrito (chicken patty, eggs, tomatoes, bell pepper, onion & cheese). They even have Big Breakfast, offering six different servings from scrambled egg to chicken sausage, buttered toast and hash brown. Alternatively, you can even mix and match your preferred options regardless of 3, 4 or 5 items. Keep in mind they do not operate on Sundays.
Address: 39, Jalan SS 21/37, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
7) The Toast House
Looking for a Taiwanese breakfast sandwich to enjoy during the weekend? There’s one at SS15 Subang Jaya called The Toast House, which is actually originated from Taichung City, Taiwan. Not just any sandwich but rather charcoal-toasted sandwiches stacked together with different fillings. Depending on your choices, the ingredients varied from ham & chicken floss to bacon & hashbrowns, thick-cut beef or pork & egg. Having tried one of their sandwiches before, it sure filling and satisfying!
Address: 70, Jalan SS 15/4B, SS 15, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor.
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