July 5th, 2022
15 Places For Pancake Pleasure in KL and Selangor
1. Wicked Pancake Parlour at Damansara Heights
KL’s new paradise for partisans of pancakes is an Ozdust Ballroom of savoury & sugary stacks, including a creative Tex-Mex combo with guacamole, salsa & nachos, as well as one Elphaba-approved pandan creation with jackfruit, gula Melaka sauce & salted caramel ice cream.
Address: Batai Village, Damansara Heights
2. Second Sunday at Damansara Heights
Try Second Sunday’s fluffy-warm pancakes, stacked with beef bacon (very tasty, for a change) & parmesan cheese, showered with strawberry basil sauce that supplies a mellow sort of sweetness. We also like the ‘Pankek’ – pandan pancakes, crowned with juicy caramelised bananas, fragrant with toasted dessicated coconut flakes, paired with Gula Melaka syrup, for a combo with nice Malaysian kuih-muih nuances.
Address: 31, Jalan SS22/19, Damansara Jaya
Read Review: Second Sunday at Damansara Jaya: Restaurant Review
3. Eat With Mune at Solaris Mont Kiara
These relatively healthy pancakes are built with organic buckwheat flour & chocolate protein powder; bolstered by bananas, berries, yoghurt, honey& no-added-sugar peanut butter.
Address: Jalan Solaris 5 (Opposite Cold Storage), Solaris Mont Kiara
4. The Bee at Publika
The Bee produces very respectable buttermilk pancakes – thick but tender, a triumph of texture, tastily layered with either sauteed bananas glazed in butterscotch or wild berries with cream, bathed in syrup & butter. A back-to-basics illustration of what a weekend brunch is really all about – food that makes us happy.
Address: 36B, Level G2, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1
Read Review: The Bee at Publika: Restaurant Review
5. Bedrock at USJ Subang
Bedrock’s pancakes with bananas & chocolate sauce come crowned with the cafe’s own-made ice cream, in vanilla or peanut butter flavour (we prefer the latter, which flaunts a light but distinct sweet-saltiness).
Address: 36-1, USJ 10/1, 47620 Subang Jaya
6. LA/PA at Bangsar
Buttermilk pancakes, fabulously fluffy, beautifully textured with a grainy-fruity, mellow compote of quinoa & spiced orange, plus vanilla bean whipped cream for a lovely counterpoint.
Address: 15, Jalan Telawi 3, 59100 Bangsar
Read Review: LA/PA at Telawi, Bangsar: Restaurant Review
7. Eat Me at Bangsar
Made from scratch in Eat Me’s kitchen: Ricotta milk batter pancakes, light & fairly fluffy, with honeycomb butter, maple syrup & bananas
Address: 23, Jalan Telawi 2, 59100 Bangsar Baru
8. Smoking Hog at SS2 Petaling Jaya
Dutch Babies, born at last in Malaysia – these puffed pancakes are pleasurably textured at Smoking Hog, served with savoury accompaniments like a plump pork sausage with avocado & tomato salsa or sweet treats such as honey-coated cornflakes & ice cream.
Address: 21 Jalan SS2/64, 47300 Petaling Jaya
9. Metal Box at Empire Damansara
A stack of fluffy pancakes is expertly executed here, glazed with Guinness for a bit of bitterness & glistened by a syrupy shot of Gula Melaka for a lot of sweetness.
Address: G12 Empire Damansara
Read Review: Metal Box at Empire Damansara: Restaurant Review
10. Map’s at Bandar Sunway
Pancakes layered with pork bacon strips, roasted potatoes & a sunny-side-up, paired with maple syrup? Comfort cooking to lift our spirits.
Address: 9, Jalan PJS 11/2, Bandar Sunway
Read Review: Review: Map’s at Bandar Sunway
11. Jac’s On The 8th at Ara Damansara
Fans of cranberries can have a field day here, thanks to stacks of cranberry-walnut pancakes showered with honey.
Address: G-G-8, Jalan PJU 1A/20A, Dataran Ara Damansara
Read Review: Review: Jac’s On The 8th at Ara Damansara
12. Tryst at SS15 Subang
Tryst’s patrons love the pancakes here, paired with choices like chili con carne (or have ’em with chocolate, bananas or peanut butter).
Address: 74 Jalan SS15/4C, Subang Jaya
Read Review: Tryst at SS15 Subang: Restaurant Review
13. Tray Café at Plaza Damas
Tray Café’s menu is ever-evolving, but when it first opened in 2012, its pancakes with apples & cinnamon butter came surprisingly close to sweet perfection.
Address: H-0-2 Block H, Plaza Damas
14. Living Food Bistro at Menara Tan & Tan
Lavender pancakes, beautifully presented with berries – open up for a filling of sweet, fruity fibre in the form of sliced bananas.
Address: G-04, Menara Tan and Tan
15. Jam & Kaya Café at PJ Palms Sports Centre
Pancakes are a pleasure here: try the one with salted caramel & macadamia nuts. Other varieties come with caramelized bananas & yes, even jam & kaya.
Address: PJ Palms Sports Center, Lorong Sultan
Read Review: Review: Jam & Kaya Cafe at PJ Palms Sports Center