Let’s take a step back in time (sort of) and into these vintage-inspired cafés!
The weekend is near and we’re already planning our café-hopping trips. Lucky for you, we’ve done the homework and gathered four cosy cafés that stars good food while injecting a certain paraphernalia through their vintage set up. From nostalgic furniture to memorabilia photos, they’re definitely setting the mood right for some insta-likes on Instagram!
1. Miss Ellie Tea House
This quaint little café resembles a house where we’d imagine a lovely old lady winning our hearts through her cooking and baking. But IRL, this cosy café is actually run by owner and head chef, Justin Wong, who prepares many moist desserts, homemade scones and hearty all-day dishes. The place is covered wall-to-wall in vintage décor complete with a mock coat rack, wooden dressers, old-fashioned lampshades and lamp fixtures, all curated by Nancy (Justin’s mother). So who’s Miss Ellie? Well it’s none other than their dear family pet who passed away – what a sweet tribute!
Location: 7, Jalan H3, Taman Melawati, 53100 Kuala Lumpur
Operating hours: Tues – Sat (10am – 7pm)
2. Abah & Sons CO.
Setting your pulses racing (and mouths drooling) is this moto-café that centres around motorbikes. Besides showcasing vintage and customised Lambretta, Vespa, Norton, Triumph, Harley Davidsons and Skateboards, it accompanies the moto-gallery with good portion-sized foods such as The Stuffed Chicken, which is highly recommended by the chef. The shop is also part of the Abah & Son’s customisation and restoration garage in Taman Desa Aman in Cheras.
Location: 62A, The Trillium, Lake Fields, Jalan Tasik Utama 7, Sungei Besi, Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Mon-Tues (1am – 1am), Fri-Sun (4pm – 2am)
3. Limapulo: Baba Can Cook
Limapulo, a Malay word which translates to fifty in English, serves up home-cooked authentic Peranakan cuisine. Their Instagram-worthy interiors features old typewriters, vintage posters, rusty metal chairs and other charming old-school props. Fun fact: they’ve been awarded by The Star People’s Food Awards to have the best Curry Laksa in the Klang Valley! The proud owner and chef, known affectionately as Uncle John, guards his recipes like a hawk and makes sure the dishes are perpetually top-notch when served!
Location: 50, Jalan Doraisamy, Chow Kit, 50300 Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Mon-Sat (12pm – 3pm and 6pm – 10pm)
4. The Teapot Deli
This English cottage-inspired café exudes a sense of cosiness like no other! And it’s all thanks to its dainty and quirky teapots aligned on the hanging shelves and delicious meals that’ll makes you feel warm on the inside. With tendrils of vines and flowers decorating the café, you’ll almost feel this prairie-like location coming to life even though it’s located in a mall. It’s best to drop by in the evening during tea time as that’s when they usually start baking homemade scones prepared with clotted cream and sweet jam. Yum!
Location: Sacc Mall, 2f-29, Jalan Perbadanan 14/9, Seksyen 14, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor
Operating Hours: Mon-Thurs (11am – 9.30pm), Fri-Sun (11am – 10am)