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8 New Cafes & Restaurants In Klang Valley To Visit In May 2024 – Taco Croissants, Satay Bagels & A Coffee Bar

New cafes & restaurants in May 2024

Having nasi lemak and roti bakar daily is never a problem for us Malaysians because tasty food will never lose its appeal. But like every relationship that falls into a routine, a bit of novelty is needed to keep things fresh and exciting for our palates. From breakfast to-go spots to backyard coffeehouses, here are 8 new cafes and restaurants in Klang Valley that you don’t want to miss out on in May 2024.

1. Butter & Spice

Truffle taco-croissant & matcha flan

butter & spice shopfront and a taco-croissant pastry filled with cheese, cherry tomatoes, and pickled
Image adapted from: @foongpc via Instagram, Lim Kee Kiat via Google Review

Butter & Spice in SS2 has a Japanese-Italian food menu that can feed anyone’s carb-calling hunger.

One of their specialties is the Tacro (from RM24), which is a marriage of a croissant and taco. Imagine a taco that hits the gym – the traditional thin tortilla is transformed into a buff-looking shell with a croissant-like flaky texture.

a collage of sourdough pizza and matcha flans in charcoal crusts
Image adapted from: Kee Hemtee via Google Review, @makcj via Instagram

The shop also makes Sourdough Bread (from RM29) and Sourdough Pizzas (from RM39). Their Mentaiko Sambal Potato Chicken Pizza, in particular, merges Malaysian, Japanese, and Italian influences. It features shrimp sambal, mentaiko sauce, and Mozzarella cheese.

For pastries, delve into their best-selling Charcoal Matcha Flan (RM11). As you run your knife across the tar-black crust, watch as the custardy matcha sauce gushes out into a puddle of green on the plate. The flans are also available in hojicha and chocolate flavours.

Address: 53, jalan SS2/30, SS2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Opening hours: Tue-Thu 8.30am-5.30pm | Fri-Sun 8.30am-9.30pm (Closed on Mondays)
Contact: 011-2625 6063 | Butter & Spice’s Instagram

2. Pucks Coffee

Work-friendly coffeehouse opens till midnight

pucks coffee in pasar seni with an eclectic interior
Image adapted from: @jd_chang via Instagram, @pucksandfriends via Instagram

Pucks Coffee is like the Gen Z within the cafe scene at Petaling Street. A mishmash of comfy couches, chairs in various styles, and tables of all shapes and sizes occupies random corners of the space. In short, there are no rules to the cafe layout.

The laid-back and eclectic charm also makes Pucks Coffee an ideal spot for remote workers seeking a change of scenery from their home offices. The plentiful space between seats further ensures a comfortable work setting.

a collage of a cup of coffee latte and fried chicken on a waffle
Image adapted from: @pucksandfriends via Instagram

The cafe serves coffee (from RM10) and pastries (from RM8), with occasional kitchen takeovers by homegrown eateries. Past takeovers have featured dishes such as pizzas, croffles, and pies – you can certainly expect more exciting takeovers to come.

Theoretically, you shouldn’t have coffee at night to avoid a restless sleep. But again, at Pucks Coffee, conventional mindsets can take a backseat. The cafe opens until midnight, beckoning patrons to drop by for a cuppa even after work.

Address: Back Portion, 180, Jalan Tun H S Lee, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 12pm-12am, Daily
Contact: 011-2625 6063 | Pucks Coffee’s Instagram

3. Early Bird

Breakfast to-go spot for the office workers

early bird in damansara utara and a cup of coffee
Image adapted from: Inn Qing via Google Review, @gominhyeong_cups via Instagram

Early Bird is bound to be the breakfast to-go spot for office workers in the Damansara Utara area. It opens as early as 7.30am on weekdays.

Coffee (from RM8) and croissants (from RM10) are the shop’s interpretation of a delightful breakfast combo. Their coffee list is built around the familiar such as espresso, Americano, and flat white.

Meanwhile, their croissant repertoire boasts over 10 options, including Pain Au Chocolate, Cheezy Roasted Chicken, Egg Mayo, and Triple Mushrooms.

a collage of a man holding a cup of hot latte and a chicken rice bowl on the table. A close up of a croissant filled with grilled chicken, lettuce, and slices of cheese
Image adapted from: Tan Miao Zhi via Google Review, @earlybird.uptown via Instagram

A one-page section on the menu is dedicated to pastas (from RM13) and rice bowls (from RM13), available from 10.30am to 4pm. There are Aglio Olio, Mushroom Pesto, and Salted Egg Chicken Rice Bowl.

Address: 101, Uptown 2, 2, Jalan SS21/37, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 7.30am-5pm | Sat 9am-5pm (Closed on Sundays)
Contact: Early Bird’s Instagram

4. YOD Milk Shop

Bagels from RM1.80 & homemade ice cream

yodmilk shop in taipan and its hole-in-the-wall establishment. A bagel slathered with coriander cream cheese

YOD Milk Shop in Taipan is a quaint hole-in-the-wall establishment. They also make buns that have a hole in the middle – better known as bagels.

You can savour their Original or Cranberry Bagels (from RM4.80/each) plain or with a myriad of sweet and savoury fillings, sold separately from RM1.80. The popular options are taro, almond honey cream cheese, and matcha.

homemade fruit-based ice creams and milk
Image adapted from:  @dingdong.fresh via Instagram, via Instagram

Fruit-based ice Creams (from RM7.80) and milks (from RM14.80) are also the shop’s forte. With 24 ice cream flavours available, such as Musang King and Cempedak, you can indulge in a different flavour every day for three weeks straight – sounds like an amazing recurring plan.

Address: 54, Jalan USJ 10/1B, USJ 2, 47620 Subang Jaya, Selangor
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 7am-4pm (Closed on Sundays)
Contact: 011-5639 5389 | YOD Milk Shop’s Instagram

5. Grumpy Bagels

Muslim-friendly bagel sandwiches with buttermilk chicken

grumpy bagels in imbi with an old-school charm
Image adapted from: @mielifestyles via Instagram, @vivianssf via Instagram

Grumpy Bagels settled down at what was once an abandoned house. While the bare brick walls and unpolished concrete floor remain, the restored space now smells like fresh bread and butter.

two pieces of plain sesame bagels, a bagel sandwich with fries, and a bagel half-coated with chocolate sauce on the table
Image credit: @mielifestyles via Instagram

This Muslim-friendly homegrown bagel house serves classic bagels (from RM7.50/each) – such as Sesame Bagel and Everything Bagel – as well as bagel sandwiches (from RM30).

Like toasts with jam, these fat cousins of doughnuts find their match in cream cheese spreads. The shop’s cream cheese spreads come in six sweet and savoury options, including blueberry, maple walnut, scallion, and garlic herb.

signature satay burger with buttermilk fried chicken and peanut mayo sauce. BEC bagel with beef bacon, scrambled eggs. and melted double cheddar cheese.
Image adapted from: @vivianssf via Instagram, @rodsandcones_studio via InstagraM

Signature Satay Bagel (RM34) highlights the Malaysian flavours. The buttermilk fried chicken is dressed in housemade peanut mayo, akin to the duo of satay and kuah kacang.

B.E.C Bagel (RM32), on the other hand, lets you have a taste of New York. Crafted with streaky beef bacon, scrambled eggs, and melted double cheddar cheese, this iconic American breakfast can keep you full all day.

Address: 5, Jalan Kamuning, Off, Jalan Imbi, 55100 Wilayah Persekutuan, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Wed-Mon 9am-5pm (Closed on Tuesdays)
Contact: 011-1113 4985 | Grumpy Bagels’ Instagram

6. Chunky x Los Tacos

Soft cookies & Mexican tacos

New restaurants & cafes 2024 - chunky x los tacos
Image adapted from: @breakkiesisters via Instagram, @lostacosmy via Instagram

Chunky x Los Tacos is the latest cookie-taco joint in Taman Paramount, rendering as a one-stop destination to get hearty Mexican food and sweet snacks.

soft and chewy stuffed cookies in smores, peanut butter, and red velvet cream cheese flavours
Image adapted from: via Instagram

Chunky’s stuffed cookies (from RM9/piece) are all made using halal ingredients. Each piece promises a soft and chewy texture, coupled with a rich buttery taste.

Among the variety of options, don’t miss out on their hot-selling Smores, Reese’s Peanut Butter, and Red Velvet Cream Cheese.

birria beef tacos dipped into in-house special birria sauce
Image credit: @lostacosmy via Instagram

Los Tacos, on the other hand, lets you feast on an array of authentic Mexican street food – tacos (from RM16 for two pieces), quesatacos (from RM22 for two pieces), and burritos (from RM14.90). 

Their Beef Birria Taco is filled with shredded beef slow-cooked in a blend of spices. While this taco is already a flavour bomb on its own, you should try it with their special birria soup for an elevated experience.

Address: 57, Jalan 21/12, Taman Paramount, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Opening hours: Tue-Thu 12pm-10pm | Fri 12pm-1pm, 2pm-10pm | Sat & Sun 12pm-10pm (Closed on Mondays)
Contact: 019-224 7363 | Chunky x Los Tacos’ Instagram

7. Betterdays

Backyard coffee bar that opens till midnight

New restaurants & cafes 2024 - Betterdays
Image credit: Betterdays Slow Coffee Bar via Google Review

Betterdays is another place you and your friends can lepak at after work. The coffee bar takes up the backyard of a double-storey Semi-D – which is used as a creative studio – and brews coffee from 9pm to 1am.

The largest piece of furniture at Betterdays is the bar counter, while the rest of the space is adorned with old-school patio chairs and stools. Yet, the clever use of colour adds a dose of playfulness to the shop.

New restaurants & cafes 2024 - Betterdays
Image adapted from: Betterdays Slow Coffee Bar via Google Review

While they serve black coffee and flat white, you should try their signature Aren Latte and Fatty Latte – each is priced at RM15.

For sweet bites, Lupis (RM8) will be a perfect match for black coffee. The traditional Indonesian sweet cakes are sprinkled with coconut shreds and doused in brown sugar sauce.

Address: 58, Lorong Maarof, Bangsar, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 9pm-1am, Daily
Contact: Betterdays’ Instagram

8. Sōfte

Toasted rice ice cream sprinkled with black pepper

New restaurants & cafes 2024 - softe in ilham tower
Image credit: @carol.eats via Instagram

Ice cream is Sōfte’s love language. Nestled within Ilham Tower, this dessert bar is also where you should spend your quality time on a scorching afternoon.

Crafted by Chef Elwyn Boyles, the former executive pastry chef from a three Michelin-starred restaurant in the USA, their ice cream (from RM15/scoop) comes in unique flavours such as Pink Guava Sorbet, Butter Pecan, and Chai.

New restaurants & cafes 2024 - futuristic interior of softe in ilham tower
Image credit: @rir_bim via Instagram

Those who enjoy a combination of ice cream and soft serve should try their sundae (from RM27). Each cup of this frozen dessert looks so visually appealing that you will hold back your spoon – but don’t, as the taste is to die for.

New restaurants & cafes 2024 - everything rice sundae with puffed black rice and toasted rice ice cream.
Image adapted from: @rir_bim via Instagram

The Everything Rice Sundae pays homage to Malaysian culinary culture with rice. It features toasted rice ice cream, puffed black rice, vanilla soft serve, and miso caramel sauce.

Meanwhile, the Pink Cow Sundae is what you should order on a date. The pink guava sorbet comes under a thick dollop of whipped milk and is sprinkled with crushed meringue, which is also pink in colour. In short, the sundae is cute.

Address: Ground Floor, IB Tower, 8, Jalan Binjai, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Wed-Thu 11.30am-9pm | Fri-Sat 11.30am-10pm | Sun 11.30am-9pm (Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays)
Contact: 012-694 9114 | Sōfte’s Instagram

New cafes & restaurants to visit in KL & Selangor in 2024

The culinary scene in Klang Valley is constantly evolving with new cafes and restaurants sprouting up fast like mushrooms after rainfall in the year 2024. So, bookmark this post and visit these spots for the month.

For more food guides, check out these 8 best burger joints in KL and the 8 cheap eats in Petaling Street.

Cover image adapted from: @vivianssf via Instagram, Betterdays Slow Coffee Bar via Google Review, @lostacosmy via Instagram, @pucksandfriends via Instagram, @carol.eats via Instagram, @mielifestyles via Instagram