Nestled within a sports centre in Petaling Jaya, Jam & Kaya Cafe is a charming venue that’s inspired by the bustling cafe culture in Melbourne, Australia. Serving simple yet tantalising all-day breakfasts and delicious chocolate drinks, Jam & Kaya Cafe is a hidden gem that’s proving particularly popular with brunch-lovers.
Surrounded by palm trees and overlooking Petaling Jaya Sports Centre’s swimming pool, the cafe’s exterior is a quaint all-white cottage with a cemented front yard while its spacious interior is a simple setting of white walls, hanging light bulbs, framed photos, massive windows, complete with rustic elements and wooden furnishings.
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Apart from the usual brunch favourites such as eggs Benedict and omelette, Jam & Kaya Cafe also offers an array of spaghettis, salmon, fish and chips, as well as homemade cakes and pastries. Jam & Kaya Cafe’s speciality, however, lies within its fluffy pancakes, namely the Jam & Kaya’s Pancake (13.50). A classic western treat with a local twist, this sinfully sweet dish consists of stacked pancakes with jam and kaya spread, fresh strawberries and blueberries, topped with a generous scoop of vanilla ice-cream.
Diners with a healthy appetite for savoury delicacies will take delight in the Farmer’s Pancake Breakfast (RM14.50), a tummy-filling combination of piping hot sautéed mushrooms and fresh salad leaves sandwiched between two layers of pancakes, topped with chicken ham, crispy hash brown and a sunny side-up, with sweet maple syrup drizzle completing the ensemble.
While Jam & Kaya Cafe has a satisfying selection of espresso-based drinks that will please most coffee lovers, the cafe is better-known for its chocolate drinks, particularly the signature hot chocolate with choco balls (11.90). Richly flavoured with a crunchy taste from the chocolate balls, it makes for a delightful complement to a slice of homemade cake during laidback weekends.
Overall, Jam & Kaya Cafe’s homely ambience and satisfying food-and-beverage menu makes it a great hangout spot in Petaling Jaya. It gets rather packed in the morning and afternoon, so diners who prefer a quieter setting are advised to visit Jam & Kaya Cafe after lunch hours. Jam & Kaya Cafe is situated in Petaling Jaya Sports Centre and easily accessible via LRT – it is only a five-minute walk from the Taman Jaya LRT station.
Jam & Kaya Cafe
- Opening Hours: Tue - Fri 10:00 - 19:00, Sat - Sun 09:00 - 18:00
- Address: 1 Lorong Sultan, Petaling Jaya
- Tel: +6016 667 5078
- Train: Taman Jaya