A book and a cuppa are like a match made in heaven. Together with a cosy and serene environment that makes you feel comfortable, it’s no doubt an ideal activity to unwind to no matter day or night. And here, we have compiled 7 Book Cafes in Klang Valley for Some Me-Time, perfect for those who crave a good book and solitude!
A cosy space that makes you feel like home upon stepping in, Bukku Cafe is complete with wooden bookshelves and a few tables to accommodate a small crowd. But not to worry though, as the cafe occupies two floors with a spacious interior on the first floor and yes, more bookshelves lined against the white walls. Customers can expect plenty of books to read here, covering everything from English & Chinese novels to children’s books and even travel guides. If that’s not enough, they have a backyard for those who prefer to enjoy a cuppa while reading their favourite book outdoors. Menu-wise, their signature Salted Egg Yolk Croissant as well as Stuffed Portobello Mushroom and Matcha Latte comes highly recommended.
Address: No. 1, Jalan Singgahsana 4A/KU5, Bandar Bukit Raja, 41050 Klang, Selangor.
BookXcess is no stranger to both casual and die-hard book lovers, especially given its affordable price tags. But the one at Damansara Uptown’s Starling Mall offers the best of both worlds that includes a spacious bookstore and an in-house cafe called Madeleine. For the latter, they serve mostly light bites and refreshments from cakes to caffeinated beverages and teas.
Address: T-331B Third Floor The Starling Mall, 6, Jalan SS 21/37, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Can’t get enough of BookXcess? Here’s another bookstore-and-cafe combo worth visiting, with the former consisting of over 500,000 different reads from fiction to non-fiction and literature. And it’s one of its kind too, notably the towering circular bookshelf that immediately catches one’s attention. Once you finish browsing around, they have a cosy in-store cafe that serves the likes of coffee, doughnuts and croissants.
Address: SB-1, Sunsuria Forum, No.1, Jalan Setia Dagang AL U13/AL, Seksyen U13, Setia Alam, 40170 Shah Alam, Selangor.
The word “homey” best describes Kamilah’s Lifestyle and Book Cafe, featuring wooden furniture that contrasted well with the bright blue walls. Get all cosy by enjoying some of their delicious comfort foods like Nasi Lemak Rendang and Spaghetti Bolognese. There’s a bookshelf too, where you can pick up a novel while enjoying one of their many coffee and tea varieties.
Address: 15, Jalan Putra Mahkota 7/7b, Pusat Bandar Putra Point, 47650 Subang Jaya, Selangor.
From its glass-container style that defines both the exterior and interior of the cafe, you’ll get plenty of sunlight pouring in while picking up a book from their floor-to-ceiling bookshelves. They even have a few sofas to make your book-reading experience all the more pleasant and comfortable. Alternatively, you can choose their spacious outdoor seating as well. As for the menu, they mainly serve Western cuisine from burgers to pasta and pizzas. Coffee lovers, in the meantime, may try some of their signature varieties such as Butterscotch Latte and Special Americano served with molasses syrup.
Address: EcoWorld Gallery@Eco Grandeur, 42300 Puncak Alam, 6332, B49, 47000 Sungai Buloh, Selangor.
Book lovers can look forward to their reasonably-priced books ranging from fiction to children’s books and graphic novels. And while you’re at it, don’t forget to sit back and relax with a cup of java (their bestselling Coffee Mocha FNB comes to mind). Need to fill in your tummy? They have a few choices here you can try, namely the Smoked Duck Aglio Olio and Tomato Fried Brown Rice.
Address: F-G-43, Jalan PJU 1A/3, Taipan Damansara 2, Ara Damansara, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
The name of the place says it all. A place where you have all the time in the world to read a book while enjoying a cup of coffee or tea. They even take the “me-time” concept to the next level by offering customers a nap pod, complete with pillows and blankets. You can also opt for a paid shower to refresh your body. If you are a first-timer, you may want to try their two-hour session that comes with a complimentary coffee or tea. Alternatively, do sign up as a member with different pricing plans varied from Basic (RM 110 for 5 tickets over 2 months) to Ultra (RM 510 for 31 tickets over 6 months).
Address: 1.010b The Square, Jaya One, Jalan Universiti, Seksyen 13, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Prefer to read books online at the comfort of your own home instead? Then, you might want to check out this one.