Let’s face it, food trends come and go. But there’s one thing for sure, all-time favourites like roti bakar, or simply known as toast, remains a staple for most Malaysians. Often served during breakfast, roti bakar can be easily found in both modern cafes and traditional kopitiams. Kaya and butter are typically the preferred choices for fillings, even though you may find others like ham, cheese and peanut butter. Here are 9 Roti Bakar Places Worth Trying in Klang Valley!
1) Ah Weng Koh Hainan Tea @ ICC Pudu
For over 50 years, Ah Weng Koh Hainan Tea prides itself in serving authentic Hainanese breakfast staples. Currently located in the ICC Pudu building, opt for their signature roti bakar and pair it with a cup of aromatic and creamy Hainan tea. You can pick freshly-toasted white bread or pillowy buns — both of which are sandwiched with a slab of kaya and butter. And if you are looking for a complete wholesome breakfast to start your day, don’t forget to order their half-boiled eggs as well.
Address: G85, ICC Pudu, Jalan 1/77C, Pudu, 55100 Kuala Lumpur. | Opening Hours: Tues-Sun 5.30 am to 2 pm
2) Thong Kee Cafe @ Pandan Indah & Sea Park
This popular breakfast spot is no stranger to classic Hainanese fares, namely kaya butter toast and good old Hainan coffee. Then, there’s the signature 1+1, which is basically a Cham version but has a higher ratio of tea compared to coffee. Thong Kee’s toast isn’t just restricted to the standard kaya and butter variety. You can opt for different fillings such as Margarine + Kaya, Ham + Egg or Cheese + Ham. Bored with the same old classic toast? Here, you might want to try their croissant sandwich for a change. You can have it plain or go for various fillings like Kaya + Butter or Ham + Egg. Keep in mind that both Thong Kee Cafe in Pandan Indah and Sea Park are often packed to the brim during breakfast and lunch hours. So, it’s best for you to come earlier if possible.
Address: (Pandan Indah) 17& 19, Pandan Indah, Jalan Pandan Indah 1/23e, Pandan Indah, 55100 Kuala Lumpur & (Sea Park) 33, Jalan 21/1, Sea Park, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. | Opening Hours: Tues-Sun 7 am to 4.30 pm
3) Yut Kee Restaurant @ Jalan Kamunting, Chow Kit
Here’s an old-school kopitiam that needs no introduction. Besides, we are talking about the place that has been serving traditional Hainanese staples since 1928. Their kaya butter toast is definitely a must-try since they use homemade kaya while the bread is all nicely toasted with a mini butter pack on the side. Best paired with a cup of Hainan coffee and half-boiled eggs.
Address: 1, Jalan Kamunting, Chow Kit, 50300 Kuala Lumpur. | Opening Hours: Tues-Sun 7.30 am to 3 pm | Tel: 03-2698 8108
4) Chong Kok Kopitiam @ Jalan Stesen, Klang
Nothing fancy, just good old classic kopitiam fare. Here, you can’t go wrong with their must-order roti bakar — all made-to-order and lightly-toasted with homemade kaya & a slab of butter sandwiched in the middle. Pair it with a cup of thick black coffee or milk tea.
Address: 5, Jalan Stesen, Kawasan 1, 41000 Klang, Selangor. | Opening Hours: Daily 6.30 am to 5 pm | Tel: 03-3371 0996
5) Rail Canteen @ Sunway Nexis
You don’t have to travel all the way to Kluang to enjoy their wholesome breakfast, thanks to Rail Canteen located in Sunway Nexis. Although the cafe sports a more modernised look, they retain their traditional food and drink recipes. And here, you can get good old roti bakar with kaya and butter or opt for the bun version instead. Don’t forget to pair it with a glass of hot or iced full-bodied coffee.
Address: D-GF-02, Sunway Nexis, Jalan PJU 5/2, Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. | Opening Hours: Mon-Tues & Thurs-Sun 8 am to 10 pm | Tel: 018-768 0933
6) Choon Guan Coffee Shop 1956 @ Port Klang
Just like the name suggests, this old coffee shop has been around since 1956. Come breakfast time, try their traditional roti bakar using either Hainanese bread/bun or wholemeal bread. Whichever bread you choose, it tastes good enough with a mix of butter and yes… homemade kaya. Their coffee is just as great, particularly if you like it strong minus the overpowering taste. Choon Guan Coffee Shop 1956 also uses telur kampung (free-range chicken eggs) for the half-boiled eggs.
Address: Lorong Amarasegara, Kawasan 12, 42000 Pelabuhan Klang, Selangor. | Opening Hours: Mon, Wed-Sun 6 am to 4 pm | Tel: 03-3168 6828
7) Sin Hoy How @ Jalan Tun H.S. Lee
Sin Hoy How is where you can savour a traditional breakfast fare, namely roti bakar with kaya & butter and coffee. The latter isn’t just any regular coffee since they use their self-made coffee powder. And just so you know, they still make their coffee in an old-fashioned way using a boiler and flannel sock.
Address: No. 7, Jalan Tun H S Lee, 50000 Kuala Lumpur. | Opening Hours: Daily 7 am to 2 pm | Tel: 03-2070 1914
8) Poppo Kanteen @ Various Locations
If there’s one thing about Poppo Kanteen that impressed us the most, it has to be their extensive menu range. Among them happens to be their Charcoal Toast series. Besides the usual Kaya & Butter variety, they have other delicious fillings including sugar, condensed milk and peanut butter — all sandwiched between perfectly crunchy toast bread.
9) Foo Fee @ Jalan Metro Perdana, Kepong
Foo Fee’s range of roti bakar comes with two bread choices (white or charcoal). They have six different fillings in total, covering everything from the good old kaya butter to peanut butter and pork floss & egg.
Address: G32 Fortune Perdana Lakeside, Jalan Metro Perdana, Kepong, 52100 Kuala Lumpur. | Opening Hours: Daily 8 am to 5 pm | Tel: 03-6243 7297