Do you love the aroma of freshly brewed coffee?☕☕
How about exploring cool cafes around PJ?
If your answer to the above questions is ‘yes’, then we have something interesting for you today 😉😃
Being a coffee lover, you would understand how difficult it is to function without the much needed daily caffeine kick ☕☕☕
Here’s the good news!! We have prepared a list of top 5 cafes in PJ which you MUST check out.
- Departure Lounge @Damansara Utama
Departure Lounge (interesting name!) is one of the most popular hangouts in PJ and their coffee smell is just divine.
Being a travel-themed café, the décor and ambience give a very wanderlust vibe.
If you fancy hearty meals with your cuppa, then this is the perfect place for you.
Their bestseller is the ‘Do it my way’ breakfast platter. You can choose between 3 to 7 items like sausages, pancakes, baked beans, fried eggs, bacon among others. F
My favourite is the yummy carrot walnut cake with some hot cappuccino prepared by their award winning baristas. Drooooool !
The service tends to get slower during weekends, but with a library filled with travel books for browsing (and maybe even get some inspiration for our next travel), we don’t really mind 😀
Location: 10 Jalan SS 21/39, Damansara Utama, 47400, PJ
Opening Hours: Everyday (8am to 7pm)
2. Bean Brothers @Sunway Damansara
Located in the hidden industrial lanes of Sunway Damansara, Bean Brothers is definitely one of the best kept open secrets in PJ.
This is the perfect place if you love strong coffee.
Originally from Korea, this café is quite spacious with a typical raw warehouse look which adds to its unique experience.
We highly recommend their single origin pour over coffee.
Bean Brothers roast their own coffee beans, and you can order their homemade brownies and cheesecakes which are highly popular among customers.
Fun Fact: This coffee shop is great for students and freelancers as there are electrical plug points everywhere 👨💻 The internet speed is fantastic too!
P.S. The washrooms are also super clean at all times. You will feel pretty much at home here 🏠
Location: Jalan PJU 3/50, Sunway Damansara, 47810, PJ
Opening Hours: Everyday (11am to 10pm)
3. Artisan HQ @Seksyen 13
Serving high quality coffee over the years, Artisan Coffee has made quite a name for itself.
It’s one of the few cafes that is open until midnight. Finally an ideal place to hang out with friends after work and just chill!
The café has a no fancy look, but gives out a cozy vibe. Perfect to unwind after a long day!
It offers a wide range of artisanal coffee and cakes. According to their website, their coffee beans are sourced from the coveted Common Man Coffee Roasters and Oriole Coffee Roasters.
Our recommendation is Dolce Mocha latte and Grilled salmon aglio olio.
If you enjoy coffee based desserts, then you would love Affogato. It is basically a scoop of vanilla ice cream topped with a shot of hot espresso. Yummyyy!
Location: Jalan 13/2, Seksyen 13, 46200, PJ
Opening Hours: Everyday (8am to 12am)
4. One Half Coffee Bar @Taman Paramount
Tucked away at the back of a retail outlet, Ilaika and surrounded by calming green plants, One Half Coffee Bar was founded by two times Malaysia Barista Champion Keith Koay.
So you can expect nothing but the best here.
Its current location is a co-shared space between Ilaika and the café.
It started as a pop up store at Brat’s, PJ but they have now moved permanently to Taman Paramount.
You can enjoy a range of coffee, tea, juices, homemade breads like sour dough, banana loaf and cakes. Their filter coffee is a must try. Unpretentious and simply the best!
We also recommend their tonic based coffee drinks. The baristas are really friendly and you could ask them for recommendations if you aren’t sure about what to order.
One Half Coffee Bar often keeps on adding new items in their menu, so you can enjoy something different every time.
Location: No. 17, Jalan SS 20/13 , Taman Paramount, 46300, PJ
Opening Hours: Everyday (8am to 10:30pm)
5. The Border City Café and Board Games
If you enjoy board games and also love coffee, then you have to visit The Border City Café and Board Games.
This is just the right place for hanging out with a big group of friends. The ambience is great and the staff is very friendly and explain the games well.
The café has a huge collection of different board games, so you would be spoiled for choice.
You could be a first timer but still have a great time.
Indulge in some yummy cakes with a cup of cafe latte and start playing! You won’t even realize how quickly time flies.
They have hourly and whole day passes, so you could choose which option depending on how much time you want to spend there.
Location: A-7-1, Sunway Giza Mall, Kota Damansara, PJ
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday (12pm to 1am), Mondays closed
Quick recap of The Top 5 Cafes in PJ:
- Departure Lounge @Damansara Utama
- Bean Brothers @Sunway Damansara
- Artisan HQ @Seksyen 13
- One Half Coffee Bar @Taman Paramount
- The Border City Café and Board Games
The next time when you crave for coffee, just visit one of these cafes with friends for a freshly brewed cuppa and have an enjoyable experience 😊😊