We love indulging in good, hearty breakfasts (we’re Malaysians, after all), and this inspired us to put together a list of must-visit breakfast places that we swear by in PJ and KL. Some of these places are newly opened, some are old and one is actually a bar, but they’re all guaranteed to hit the spot, no matter your preference!
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Restoran Sri Melur Jaya
Mamaks are on every corner, but this particular one, Sri Melur Jaya in Puchong, makes unbelievable roti canai. Crispy and non-greasy, you can chow a few of these bad boys down with dhal and curry, or whatever you prefer with your roti! One will never be enough, take it from us. Wash it down with a glass of teh tarik and you’ll have a truly satisfying Malaysian breakfast.
Jalan Meranti Jaya 3/1,
Taman Meranti Jaya,
Bulldog English Pub & Restaurant (Non-Halal)
An extensive English menu and generous portions are why Bulldog has landed itself on this list. If you have a hankering for sausages, eggs, bacon, mushrooms, grilled tomatoes and baked beans, we suggest you head over for their English Breakfast. Oh, and their beer prices are pretty reasonable too. Beer at breakfast? Why the hell not?
31 Jalan Sri Hartamas 7,
Taman Sri Hartamas,
50480, Kuala Lumpur.
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With the hipster café movement that is sweeping Malaysia, we’re not surprised that there are a few that make a mean breakfast, including this one. We recommend trying Frisky Goat’s seared salmon and poached egg on a Belgian waffle, which comes with a side of sautéed mushrooms. It has a slightly hefty price tag, but we think it’s worth every cent. If you’re more of a baked goods person though, you’ll be glad to know that Frisky Goat labels themselves as a bakery café, so prepare yourselves for a pastry overload! Don’t worry – just go run it off after you awake from the carb coma.
72, Jalan Burhanuddin Helmi,
Taman Tun Dr Ismail.
Daily, 8am-5pm (closed on Mondays)
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Yun Lai Dim Sum (Non-Halal)
Originally from Johor, Yun Lai’s speciality are their paus. Generous with their fillings that are home-made for assured quality control, their paus are hearty and flavourful. But that doesn’t mean that their Dim Sum game is not strong! Affordable and tasty with a wide array of dumplings, noodles and an assortment of speciality dishes, it’s the perfect place for that lazy breakfast or brunch with the family.
7, Jalan SS 15/4E,
47500 Subang Jaya.
Daily, 7am-4pm (closing hour: 5pm on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays)
Nasi Lemak Famous @ Bangsar Selera
Though not technically a breakfast haunt, Nasi Lemak Famous opens at 5pm and stays open until the wee hours of the morning, so we’re willing to give them a free pass. The stall is located in the food court on Jalan Telawi 1 that is just above the multi-storey car park, and with a name like Nasi Lemak Famous, you know you will not be disappointed. With hot and fragrant rice, and spicy and flavourful sambal topped off with their Speciality Fried Chicken, our resident nasi lemak connoisseur calls this the best nasi lemak she’s had!
Edit: They have since shut the stall and re-opened as a food truck parked in front of KK mart, across from the Police Pondok. Rest assured knowing that food is still amaze-balls, and that chicken still reliably delivers foodgasms in your mouth.
Jalan Telawi 1, Bangsar,
59100 Kuala Lumpur.
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