The Coffee Club, reputedly Australia’s biggest home-grown chain of cafes, unveiled its first Malaysian offshoot at Subang Parade this month, bolstering a cross-border network that encompasses more than 300 branches Down Under (including New Zealand), plus Thailand, New Caledonia & China.

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Subang now has no lack of two-storey cafes, a trend that began earlier this year at Empire Subang; the sensibly spacious Coffee Club is striking in its own right, destined to draw crowds seeking another attractive hotspot to tout on social media.

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Graffiti outside adds character to the setting. From inside The Coffee Club, this looks little like what folks expect of Subang.

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The Coffee Club’s menu hits the expected notes, with breakfast platters aplenty. On the plus side, portions are reasonably hearty here.

Poached Eggs on Toasted Ciabatta

The preparation might be a bit erratic though; these two poached eggs on toasted ciabatta with guacamole, beef bacon, roasted tomato, rocket leaves & pistachio crumbs (RM22.90 before taxes) were hamstrung by exceedingly overdone yolks …

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Poached Eggs with Potato Hash

… but the egg turned out fine for the combination with pan-fried potato hash & sliced lamb chorizos (RM22.90).

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Omelette with Feta Cheese & Mushrooms

Omelette stuffed with feta cheese & mushrooms (RM17.90).

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Granola with Yoghurt & Honey

Granola with yoghurt & honey, alongside skimmed milk (RM15.90), enjoyable enough.

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Cakes

Cakes showcased here look potentially worthwhile. Chocolate coffee, hazelnut praline, orange mousse & more.

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Coffee

The Coffee Club relies on beans that are UTZ-certified, promoting fair & sustainable coffee production.

Espresso

Its espresso (RM7.80) is definitely drinkable, as much as what folks would anticipate of a mass-market franchise.

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Mellocino

Mellocino. Kinda fun, with two marshmallows floating in the froth & supplying sufficient sugar to sweeten this coffee.

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Iced Chai Latte and Cookies & Cream Frappe

Iced chai latte & cookies-&-cream frappe, to help beat the heat; the abundance of natural sunlight can be a double-aged sword, since the air-conditioning needs to labour extraordinarily hard to cool the interior.

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Final Thoughts on The Coffee Club

The service team tries to keep things moving, but it seems short-handed, notably on weekends. Patient patrons only, please.

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Besides these all-day breakfasts (which include Eggs Benedict & pancakes too), The Coffee Club also serves standard-sounding burgers, pastas & many main courses.

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Location Details

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The Coffee Club Malaysia

Subang Parade, Subang Jaya, Selangor. Outdoors, near the Dome end of the parking lot.

View The Coffee Club’s directory page here.

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