Being the state capital of Selangor, Shah Alam retains its suburban-esque vibe with its lush landscapes. It remains a choice weekend getaway for many there is no lack of cafés and restaurants to choose from in this city. If you are in the area, do check these places out, let us know what you think!
Kopimeo is part of the rising wave of cafés that have opened. Inspired by the Melbourne café scene, Kopimeo serves up traditional café grub but adds in a local twist to some of their dishes like Lempeng Opah (a local response to crepes) served with sambal bilis and Spaghetti Gulai Lemak Udang (Spaghetti in spicy cream sauce with shrimps).
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You can’t come to Kopimeo without having your Kopi, and they serve up decent coffees. For those looking for caffeine-free options can go for their cold-pressed juices according to available fruits and vegetables available that day.
Address: 29, Jalan Tengku Ampuan Zabedah B 9/B, Seksyen 9, 40100 Shah Alam, Selangor
Tel: +603 5886 2643
Closed on Thurdays
WOP (Wood-fired Oven Pizza)
WOP (Wood-fired Oven Pizza) in Shah Alam, Selangor was founded in 2015 from owner Ikmals’ passion for pizza and entrepreneurship. Inspired by Jamie Oliver’s food revolution, the team aims to serve everything fresh, including the mozzarella on top of their pizzas. Like their restaurant’s name, their pizzas are made of hand-stretched dough and baked in a specially handcrafted wood fire oven.
[UPDATE: They have moved from Shah Alam to Kuala Lumpur]
Address:H-0-8, Plaza Damas No 60, Jalan Sri Hartamas 1
Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +603-6419 7530
Mon to Sun: 11am to 9/10pm
For Middle Eastern cuisine lovers, Al-Rawsha Restaurant, located at Section 7 of Shah Alam is a restaurant that you should make a trip to. Try their signature Chicken Kebab sandwich, and you definitely don’t want to miss out on their Mansaf Al-Rawsha which is a traditional Lebanon dish of lamb cooked with a variety of spices. Also, remember to go in a group because their portions are huge. This way, you’ll be able to order more and have a taste of different items on their menu.
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Address: 2, Jalan Platinum G 7/G, Seksyen 7, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor
Tel: +603 5524 3584
Pak Li Kopitiam
Pak Li Kopitiam has been in business for more than 30 years and they have become so popular that this is only one of the several outlets in the area. If you’re craving some local homestyle fare, you should give Pak Li a visit and try among their best sellers – Nasi Ayam Lemon, Nasi Lemak Pak Li Special, Katong Laksa, Hainanese Chicken Chop and Golden Fried Rice.
Address: 42, Jalan Kristal K7/7 Seksyen 7, 40000 Shah Alam
Tel: +603 5511 3608
Sips & Bites Café
Sips & Bites Café is a family-run business. The blue interior and simplistic design filled with wooden tables give a cosy at-home feel. This non-halal café offers all-day breakfasts, pasta, sandwiches and local fare like Nasi Lemak. If you’re here for tea, try their waffles paired with a variety of hot and cold drinks including fresh smoothies.
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Address:38-G, Jln Sungai Burung AA32/AA, Bukit Rimau, 40460 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: +6019 271 1309
Panggang which means grilled in Malay is what this restaurant does best. They serve up freshly grilled meats of your choice from chicken, lamb to seafood skewers. This is their speciality and a must-order for first-timers. If you’re not so much into grilled meats, Panggang also has a Thai-fusion menu of western and local dishes.
Picture: @panggangbbq (Instagram)
Address: Lot 2-G, Jalan Kristal 7Ar/Ar, Seksyen 7
Tel: + 6018 372 3317
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