• Ronn Tan

#RawrnNoms: 15 Cafes to visit in and around Cheras

Hello there, it's Ronn!

Cafe-hopping might be one of the most popular things to do but there's always that one problem; the head-scratching dilemma called a decision. To make your cafe adventures easier, I've compiled a list of places to visit — continuing with Cheras (and its surrounding).

From decadent pastries and top-notch coffee to Instaworthy aesthetics and brilliant food, you'll find them in these cafes in Cheras. Go on... take a look and start hopping.

1 | Yue Coffee

Photo: Yue Coffee Bar

This quaint cafe in Cheras — helmed by owner Yue herself — offers everything from coffee to cakes. You can also sip on craft beers while savouring beer snacks or indulge in house made burnt cheese cake.

Address: 114, Jalan 15, Batu 11 Cheras, Cheras

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2 | Flos Cafe

Operated by the team behind Flos Florist, the cafe is every avid Instagrammer's dream. In addition to Instaworthy aesthetics, Flos also offers a myriad of delectables — from Fresh Strawberry Cake and Strawberry Choux to Strawberry Mille Feuille. Do note that the menu changes from time to time.

Address: 30-4-2, Jalan 5/101c, Cheras Business Centre, Cheras


3 | The Mechanic Cafe

Photo: The Mechanic Cafe

Formed by a team of avid coffee enthusiasts, The Mechanic Cafe has been a mainstay in the city's cafe scene for some time. You'll find treats such as Grilled Chicken Burger, Pork Chop, Curry Laksa, Cold Brew Kiwiberry Dating, and Oreo Matcha Cheesecake.

Address: 135-1A, Jalan Dataran Cheras 8, Dataran Perniagaan Cheras, Cheras

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4 | Core by The Mechanic

Photo: Core by The Mechanic

This cafe — established by the team behind The Mechanic — offers specialty coffee, hot mains, and pastries. The menu here is similar to its sister cafe.

Address: D-G-12, Medan Connaught, 1, Jalan 3/144A, Cheras

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5 | Ebony and Ivory

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This cosy spot is the ideal place for everything from hearty mains to refreshing drinks. Options to check out include Grilled Lemongrass Chicken Salad Rice Noodle and French Apple Tart.

Address: 4A, Jalan Kaskas 4, Taman Cheras, Cheras

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6 | Chye Seng Foo Coffee Shop

Photo: Chye Seng Foo Coffee Shop

Whether it's coffee or desserts you're craving, you'll find them here. Try Cold Brew-based Mocktails, Lychee Meat Ball Rice, Po-Pa Burger, Honey Hojicha Cake, and more.

Address: 268, Jalan Cheras, Kuala Lumpur

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7 | Hello Summer

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Here, you'll be able to feast on palatable dishes such as Salmon Ochazuke and Sukiyaki as well as drinks such as Summer Rock Tea and Grapes Beer. The sky is indeed the limit.

Address: 276, Jalan Cheras, Maluri, Kuala Lumpur

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8 | Jen

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Minimalism is the name of the game here at Jen — and you will notice that right off the bat. Feast on Korean BBQ Chicken Bao, Katsu Curry Ricebowl, Dried Scallion Oil Noodle, and more.

Address: 6-1, Jalan Manis 3, Taman Segar, Cheras

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9 | Mun Coffee

Photo: Mun Coffee

This cafe serves a plethora of toothsome delights — from Pulled Chicken Sandwich and Classic Carbonara to Kerabu Ocean Spiral and Salmon Bangkuih. You will also find cakes, coffee, and home-brewed soda here.

Address: R-G -05, Avenue Queensville, Bandar Sri Permaisuri, Cheras

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10 | Ah Gong House

Photo: Ah Gong House

This weekend hand brew coffee bar in Cheras is the spot to visit for coffee enthusiasts. In addition to a variety of hand brew coffee options, you will also find Apricot Cheesecake and Jackfruit Cheesecake.

Address: 29, Jalan Goh Boon Hiong, Taman Taynton View, Cheras

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11 | Engi Patisserie

Photo: Engi Patisserie

It's pastries galore here at Engi Patisserie. Feast on various types of croissants (including Lemon Meringue, Espresso Coffee, Ferrero Rocher, and Butter) or pick from other options such as cream puffs, burnt cheesecakes, and petit gateaux.

Address: 14, Jalan Nadchatiram, Taman Taynton View, Cheras

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12 | Project Happiness

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Up for comfort food and desserts? Project Happiness offers options such as Nasi Butter Chicken, Nasi Biru Sambal Petai Sotong, Pedas Sambal Prawn Pasta, Kung Pao Chicken Rice Bowl, and Strawberry Watermelon Cake.

Address: B-16-UG, Jalan C180/1, Cheras

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13 | Aki's Kohi

Photo: Aki's Kohi

This hidden cafe is more than its size. Donned with minimal aesthetics reminiscent of cafes in Japan, Aki's Kohi serves coffee concoctions like Iced Caramel Latte, Rose Coffee Latte, and Cold Brew. You can also get sandwiches and non-coffee options here.

Address: Lot 2-00-07, D'Alamanda Shop Lot, Jalan Pudu Impian 4, Jalan Pudu Ulu, Cheras

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14 | Les Petits Jours

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Up for quality cakes and pastries? You'd want to check out Les Petits Jours. Here, treat yourself to all sorts of well-made delights that'd be sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Address: C-1-4, Medan Connaught Center Point, Jalan 3/144a, Cheras

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15 | Maven Coffee Store

Whether it's for Big Breakfast or for specialty coffee, Maven Coffee Store has that sorted for you. The cafe also serves dishes such as Cheesy Egg Toast and Salted Egg Spaghetti.

Address: Lot G-30, Shamelin Star Residence, Jalan 6D/91, Taman Shamelin Perkasa, Cheras

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There you go! Cheras is filled with a multitude of amazing cafes and I hope this roundup will be of great help. Of course, the list will be updated whenever new spots open. If you have a suggestion or know a place that needs to be on this list, hit me up on Instagram.