If you’re on a diet, it’s probably best to skip this article. Of course you’re more than welcome to read on, but it will induce some serious cravings. Don’t say we didn’t warn ya! For those not counting calories, we’ve got some treats for you. If you’re after a caffeine fix with a side of delectable dessert, we know just the places to head to. From traditional crumbly cakes to sophisticated melt-in-your-mouth concoctions, take a pick of the best places to go for coffee and cake in the Klang Valley.
1. Cake Jalan Tiung, Shah Alam
What started out as a passion project for home bakers Shafinaz and Hidzad in supplying cakes to cafes grew so rapidly that they decided to open a cake shop of their own. Their sweet offerings take on fun puns and witty terms but the desserts themselves are serious matter. Seriously delicious that is. Try the Cheese Bedebah – a lemon cheesecake with poppy seeds and the Sangkaya, a gula Melaka cake with a fragrant pandan curd in the middle and topped with coconut flakes. If you’re lucky and they have some freshly baked Creampuffsaurus, order that too. Crispy on the outside and filled with creamy oozing vanilla bean custard on the inside, the extra calories are well worth it.
Location: Ground Floor, No. 11, Jalan Judo 13/45, Seksyen 13, 40100 Shah Alam
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 10AM – 7PM
2. MadHatter Desserts
Located in the bustling Damansara Uptown neighbourhood, MadHatter Desserts is a chic and sophisticated treat for the palate. Founded by MasterChef Asia Season 1 finalist Marcus Low, French culinary techniques are paired with local flavours and spices as the talented baker flexes his creative flair with his concoctions. Order the Bubur Cha Cha, which reinvents the traditional Malaysian dessert with coconut pearls, sweet potato and yam cake, pumpkin brulee and topped with coconut ice cream.
Location: 19, Jalan SS 21/60, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya
Opening Hours: Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 2PM – 10.30PM, Friday 2PM – 11PM, Saturday & Sunday 12PM – 11PM
3. Fluff Bakery
Nestled in the lively neighbourhood of Taman Tun lies the sweet sanctuary that is Fluff Bakery. Originally from Singapore, this bakery from across the causeway has garnered almost a cult following for their cakes, amassing long queues almost daily. Specialising in cupcakes that are cored and piped with filling making them moist and bursting with flavour, must tries include the Salted Caramel, Nutella Red Velvet, Crème Brulee and Triple Milo cupcakes. Or try the ones infused with local flavours like Ondeh Ondeh, which is filled with gula melaka and topped with coconut and the Durian Pengat Mousse cake (durian lovers will adore this!).
Location: 32G, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 2, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur.
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Friday 12.30PM – 8PM, Saturday & Sunday 11.30AM-8PM.
4. Jaslyn Cakes
It’s easy to miss this little hole in the wall in the busy Bangsar ‘hood, but for cake lovers, Jaslyn Cakes have become somewhat of an institution in the few short years they’ve been open. Their brownies, cookies and cakes (and of course faultless coffee) are uncomplicated and baked perfectly. Which is exactly why they’ve garnered such a strong following. Must tries include the Butterscotch Blondies, the salted caramel chocolate ganache, the honey wholewheat cake, the vanilla bean cheese cake and the carrot cake. Basically, the world is terrible place if you had to choose only one slice of cake at Jaslyn Cakes.
Location: 7A, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur.
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Friday 11AM – 7PM, Saturday & Sunday 11AM – 8PM.
5. Huckleberry Food & Fare
Some people head to Huckleberry for brunch, but we like it better for their cakes and coffee. Known and loved for their baked goods, visitors are treated to the scents (and sight) of their fresh out-of-the-oven goodness upon entry. There’s everything you could want out of the oven here, from plain croissants to almond ones, pain au chocolat (made with Valrhona chocolate, no less) to the sweet and flaky kouign-ammans. Of course what takes the cake here are, well, the cakes. The burnt cheesecake is what a cheese lover’s dreams are made of, while the black out cake was made for chocolate lovers. If you’re craving for something lighter, the creamy and crispy vanilla slice will have you coming back for more, we guarantee it.
Location: Plaza Damansara, Jalan Medan Setia 2, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: Monday 7.30AM – 4.30PM, Tuesday to Sunday 7.30AM – 12AM