November 19th, 2020
10 good sandwich places in KL and Selangor
Whether you’re looking for home-made multigrain filled with crisp apple and Camembert, or a toasted Marmite and cheese sandwich, or even a filling submarine roll, here’s a list of 10 places that offer good sandwich options.
1. Analog, Subang Jaya
Located in Subang, Analog offers a homey interior, with arm-toned, woodsy furnishing from the cafe founders’ personal collection, which bolsters the overall charm of the cafe.
Analog is carving a reputation as a solid stop for sandwiches. Among other choices, the triple cheese rocket, with melted mozzarella, cheddar & parmesan in toasted sourdough bread is a warm, crisp & fresh-tasting treat. The sandwiches can be complemented by a warm cup of coffee brewed by Analog’s baristas.
2. Simplicite Sandwiches, Cheras
Making sandwiches might seem like a simple task, but the most satisfying ones are prepared with lots of heart and skilfulness; this modest bakery cafe – run by buddies Hong and Eric – does an admirable job in bringing customers bread they can believe in.
Possible choices here include baguettes filled with chicken meat, sourdough slices topped with rib-eye steak and white bread stuffed with egg and tomatoes, each served nice and warm, with unmistakably fresh flavours. Our favourite is the crusty baguette, which provides a pleasant bite and an easy chew.
3. The Midnight Baker, Mont Kiara
Jason bakes bread, his wife Cheryl crafts cakes and pastries, and their buddy Neil makes coffee – The Midnight Baker is a fetching new stop for a fuss-free breakfast, lunch or tea, run by a small, self-reliant team with skill and soul.
Recommendations? The chicken sandwich is constructed with satisfying bread, fresh and flavoursome, dense but yielding, stuffed with a substantial balance of tender, well-marinated meat and wholesome vegetables.
4. Der Backmeister, TTDI
The German bakery-café bakes their bread without premixes, preservatives or any other additives used commonly by other baking companies. Der Backmeister prides itself on quality, craftsmanship and passion to bake the freshest and healthiest breads and pastries, using natural ingredients and old-fashioned recipes.
On the menu, there’s the Camembert and apple sandwich, steak and cheese sandwich, tuna melt sandwich and beef Rendang sandwich, among others. Each sandwich can be made fresh on your choice of sourdough ciabatta and multigrain bread.
5. The Bean Belt, Jalan Sultan Ismail
This small, friendly new venue is KL’s first full-fledged cafe helmed by the Degayo coffee company, which is based in Indonesia but runs a Malaysian roastery and showroom in Ara Damansara. The Bean Belt is conceived for office workers in the city centre, within a stone’s throw of Concorde Hotel and Shangri-La. Take a seat and watch the cars and monorail trains go by.
Sandwich fillings include tender pulled beef with sauerkraut, gherkins, whole-grain mustard and emmental cheese, or South African-inspired grilled chicken with spices and herbs, basil leaves and feta cheese. Each ensemble tastes fresh and fulfilling, and there’s absolutely no skimping on ingredients here, complemented by a wholesome choice of a side salad. We had quinoa with pink apples, toasted walnuts and rocket leaves.
6. Watercolour, Mont Kiara
Watercolour isn’t content to serve the same old stuff available anywhere. Its Beef Burger Gipfel features an Aussie meat patty stuffed with fresh veggies in between croissant-like flakiness. A fun change from ordinary burgers, and tastes healthier too, like a real balanced meal.
European bread recipes do feature prominently on the menu: Watercolour’s hot dog takes a chicken mushroom sausage and jams it into a laugen lye roll, topped with mustard, mayo, olives, onions and gherkins. It comes with potato crisps on the side.
7. Fest, Jaya One
Chef Jia Yuan is determined to craft novel fare imbued with elements that Malaysians have long been familiar with – nasi lemak is the inspiration for this intriguing Lemak Sandwich, constructed with sourdough bread sourced from Damansara Jaya’s Li restaurant, stuffed with Fest’s savoury chicken waffles, toasted coconut, cucumber, anchovies, peanuts, egg strips and sambal – everything in a full-fledged plate of nasi lemak except rice, replaced by the bread – packing a fragrant, flavourful punch.
8.The Big Cheese, Subang Jaya
The Big Cheese aims to be the toast of Subang, specialising in an array of grilled cheese sandwiches – you can choose from ‘Just Cheese’ to other varieties bolstered with, say, Marmite, chili con carne, ham, bacon, tomato and basil, or onions and leek, paired with a side order such as nachos or mac and cheese, plus a beverage.
Satisfyingly stretchy in its cheesiness, flavoursome in its proportions, served in bread with a warm, fresh crunch.
9. Toast Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Kota Kemuning
With a name like Toast Grilled Cheese Sandwich, the raison d’etre for this cafe couldn’t be clearer – expect skillet-cooked melted cheese sandwiches of sourdough bread with customisable accompaniments like Granny Smith apples, scrambled eggs and honey, or peanut butter and bananas, conveying a homey, comforting taste.
Since our first review, Toast has started sourcing all its ingredients from halal suppliers and has made changes to its menu accordingly.
10. London Sandwich Co, Suria KLCC
London Sandwich Co serves grab-and-go gourmet sandwiches. The outlet is founded by former Londoner Nick Tiernan and his wife Soraya Ismail, who also spearhead the popular Boost Juice brand’s operations in Malaysia and Singapore.
It’s a blast simply to browse and read the cool labels for these creations, which range from a classic ploughman’s packaged into a sandwich with wholemeal bread, Branston pickle, mature cheddar, tomato and lettuce, to a Caesar salad (sorta) transformed into a baguette filled with roast chicken breast, lean beef bacon, lettuce and mustard mayo.
Address: Suria KLCC, C68, Concourse Level, KL
Find: Contact details and map for London Sandwich Co KLCC