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.
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