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10 Chic Klang Valley Cafés to Take Mom to this Mother’s Day

Here’s a caring public service announcement, Mother’s Day falls on 8th May 2016. Yes, that’s this Sunday. Yes, it is a little late to research what’s the best Mom’s Day gift, but you can try! Yes, we know you have plans, just that life happens and your plans are – well, not really going as planned.

Now before you lose it, here’s the good news – we got you covered! We saw this coming, so we scoured the mighty internet and combed the streets to present you 10 chic cafés to charm your way into Mommy’s heart this Mother’s Day. Oh, you’re welcome!

1. Nara Kitchen & Co.

Nara Kitchen & Co.

Nara Kitchen & Co.
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“Nara” means “happy” in Greek and this vibe is translated into every nook and corner of Nara Kitchen & Co. and its menu. Focusing on healthy dining, Nara aims to serve clean eats without compromising the flavours and nutritional values. Mothers will be delighted with Nara’s menu that consists of quality ingredients such as free-range eggs, quinoa, beets, and edible flowers! At Nara’s, everyday dining experience becomes an artistic and healthy affair befitting the queen of your heart!

To honour mothers on this special day, all mothers will receive a slice of yummy cake for free when you bring them for dinner over at Nara’s!

Opening hours: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.*

Price range: $$

Address: No. 61, SS21/1A, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Tel: +603-7733 5897

Website: https://www.facebook.com/NaraWithLove

*Please call to check as the opening hours may vary

2. Fancy Breakfast Club 3.0

Photo courtesy of Fancy Breakfast Club 3.0, used with permission
Photo courtesy of Fancy Breakfast Club 3.0, used with permission

The Fancy Breakfast Club says it all – it is fancy, classy, fun – a dining affair that awakens all senses – the perfect combination to surprise Mommy dearest! FBC used to run on an “underground dining” concept in a residential lot before taking a break to regroup. Now that FBC is back after some reshuffling (hence, version 3.0!), the public can now walk in for weekday breakfast/brunch, but reservation is required on weekends (RM65 per pax – bottomless appetiser FTW!). The FBC is a popular dining place so to avoid disappointment, do call in to enquire about and book their weekend brunch thematic menu.

Opening hours: Tue–Fri, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Sat–Sun, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Price range: $$$

Address: 6-1, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: +603-2202 2020

Website: https://www.facebook.com/fancybreakfastclub

3. The Prep Room

The Prep Room
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If, like my mom, your mom is one who appreciates food prepared from scratch using quality ingredients, then this whimsy little café is your perfect go-to. Tucked away in Sri Hartamas, The Prep Room is the neighbourhood’s best kept secret; from homemade sausages and hash browns, to wild mushroom soup, marmalade and caramel sauce, these guys are not one who’d take shortcuts. Charm and character don’t just show in their food, but also in the café’s minimalist, cozy setting. There’s the menus filled with whimsy illustrations by none other than the founder himself, Akmal Zaki. Ah, there’s so much to love! Good food, great atmosphere, quality time with loved ones – Mother’s Day done right.

Opening hours: Mon–Fri, 11:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.; Sat–Sun, 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Price range: $

Address: 5 Jalan Sri Hartamas 7, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: +6012-210 5075

Website: https://www.facebook.com/preproommalaysia

4. Whup Whup

Whup Whup
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With a name like Whup Whup, you wouldn’t imagine you’d be served French cuisine, especially not in a factory lot located in an industrial estate. Strangely, all these opposites do come together harmoniously and the restaurant makes for an interesting dining experience. If you think celebrating Mother’s Day (or any other ‘Days’!) in your usual cafés and restaurants are too mainstream, then this is the place to be.

To sweeten the occasion, Whup Whup has something fun in store for its diners this weekend: all mothers will be treated to a slice of Babyface. What is Babyface, you ask? Only the most decadent chocolatey goodness, is all I can say. Make sure to call to make reservations before you pop over!

Opening hours: Thu–Mon, 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Price range: $$

Address: 12 Jalan SS13/3B, Subang Jaya Industrial Estate, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor.

Tel: +603-5612 6250

Website: https://www.facebook.com/whupwhup.my

5. Doma Modern Korean

Doma Modern Korean
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Are you getting tired with the usual café offerings? Need some Asian flavour perhaps? Then check out Doma Modern Korean – an eatery that serves contemporary Korean cuisine. This place would especially please the K-Drama mama fans! I mean, Korean Fried Chicken, Kimchi Fried Rice with bacon and parmesan, bingsu, and soju, need I say more? Get a seat by the window, enjoy the much raved-about Korean fried chicken, and play catch up with Mom about life. What better gift can a mother receive than spending quality time with her baby?

Opening hours: Daily, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Price range: $$$

Address: 15-0-1E, New Wing @ Mont Kiara Shoplex, Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: +603-2011 1547

Website: https://www.facebook.com/DOMA.Korean.Cafe

6. Calories KL

Calories KL
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The power duo of Mimpikita, the fashion brand, is out to prove that fashion and food can indeed go hand in hand happily, and Calories KL is the result of it. This place is without a doubt, for fashionista momma’s who know how to enjoy good food (and some healthy calories). Serving a fusion of dishes – from Beef Stragonoff Spaghetti, to Mama’s Daging Dendeng with rice, it is almost impossible for this establishment to disappoint. After making the Mommy’s tummy happy, pop upstairs to make her even happier! Retail therapy always works!

Opening hours: Mon–Sat, 9:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Sun,  9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Price range: $

Address: A-G-08, Galeria Hartamas, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: +603-6211 1960

Website: https://www.facebook.com/calorieskl

7. Aether Café

Aether Café
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Now here’s one place I’m sure every mother would love to hang out in, a place that offers peace and tranquility, if nothing else. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of TTDI, Aether Café makes a charming place to celebrate Mommy Dearest in a quiet manner, over healthy, wholesome eats. The menu on offer is rustic, nourishing, and fun with meals like salad in a jar (which you can shake up before pouring it all out onto a plate), the apple stack, and vinegar garlic lychee pasta, how’s that for fusion?

Opening hours: Daily, 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (except Tuesdays)

Price range: $

Address: Unit G1, Office Block, Pusat Kreatif Kanak-Kanak Tuanku Bainun 48, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad, 60000 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: +603-2856 0416

Website: https://www.facebook.com/aethercafe

8. The Glass House

The Glass House Coffee

The Glass House Coffee
Photos courtesy of The Glass House Coffee, used with permission

This place is a photographer’s and coffee lover’s dream come true what with its floor-to-ceiling windows, promising a very good dose of natural lighting for photo-taking, and a good selection of beans and brews to tantalise one’s taste buds. It serves simple snacks like sandwiches, pastries, and cakes, and we definitely recommend you to sweeten Mommy’s day with a slice of gluten-free Belgian chocolate and sea salt cake.

Opening hours: Mon–Fri, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Sat–Sun, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Price range: $

Address: Square Lot C109, Centre Wing, Metropolitan Square, Jalan PJU 8/1, Damansara Perdana, 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Tel: +603-7732 6288

Website: https://www.facebook.com/theglasshousepj

9. Softcore Molten Cake Co.

Softcore Molten Cake Co.
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Helmed by a promising team of talents, Softcore is set to be the next big thing in the dessert world. Softcore is an apt reference to their signature molten cakes that come in a variety of exciting flavors – Belgian white and dark chocolate, salted caramel, peanut butter, and matcha, served with a scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream and a variety of fillings and accompaniments. Every order is beautifully plated and Instagram-ready. I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty sure Softcore will hit that sweet spot in every mama’s heart (like this writer’s).

Here’s the exciting news, Softcore will only be serving a Mother’s Day menu (word has it that seared sous vide salmon and creamy Japanese rice risotto with assorted mushrooms, truffle oil and lots of cheese are on the offer!) this entire weekend so call them to make reservations before the seats run out!

Opening hours: Daily, 11:00am – 12:00am

Price range: $

Address: 56, Jalan PJS 11/7, Bandar Sunway, 46150 Selangor.

Tel: +603-5613 7273

Website: https://www.facebook.com/gooeyness

10. Mr. & Ms. Café

Mr. & Ms. Café

Mr. & Ms. Café
Photos courtesy of Mr. & Ms. Café, used with permission

A joint effort between two friends, Mr. & Ms. Café is not a typo error from Mr. & Mrs. The café has been around for quite a little bit, serving a hearty menu of Australian-inspired brunch fare. Be ready to get overwhelmed by their extensive menu because it runs a few pages long. Oh decisions, decisions! The place is a gem if you are looking for a relaxing and laid-back setting to unwind in with good food with Mommy Dearest. Breakfast/brunch menu runs all day and lunch is available too with pastas, sandwiches, and burgers to choose from.

Opening hours: Tue – Fri, 10am – 6pm, Sat – Sun, 9am – 5pm

Price range: $$

Address: B-G-3A, Oasis Square, Jalan PJU 1A/7A, Ara Damansara, 47301 Selangor.

Tel: +603-7859 6665
Website: https://www.facebook.com/mr8mscafe

Price range indication:

Under RM25 – $

Above RM25 – $$

Above RM35 – $$$

We hope this compilation is helpful for you! Let us know if you tried any of these and how it worked for you and Mom! 🙂