Strangers at 47 Cafe at Petaling Jaya is a charming weekend hotspot set amongst an elevated stretch of home-grown eateries in a quiet Kuala Lumpur neighbourhood. Apart from the staple cafe offerings of cakes, fruit juices, coffees and teas, the main draw here is their innovative crepe recipes that make for satisfying all-day breakfasts and desserts.
The interior design consists of bare cement walls, hanging light bulbs, tiny potted flowers, and comfortable wooden tables, chairs, and benches. Aside from a pair of quirky caricatures painted on a massive wall space, Strangers at 47 Cafe exudes a simple and rustic setting with a cheerful ambience – perfect for laidback weekend brunches and casual gatherings.
The cafe serves the usual array of drinks such as lattes, cappuccino, flat white, iced coffee, selected teas, chocolate drinks, as well as bottled juices by Smooshie, a local fruit juice distributor. Food-wise, Strangers at 47 Cafe offers a balanced range of crepes with memorably quirky names that are arranged so meticulously that it’s almost criminal to not take snapshot or two before taking a bite.
Diners with a healthy appetite for savoury crepes will take delight in the Lethal Shrooms (RM19.50), a delightful combination of Portobello mushrooms, shimeji, baby king and oyster mushrooms wrapped in a thin and lightly herbed crepe. Topped with a perfectly poached egg, tomato relish and balsamic reduction, this meat-free crepe makes a delightful filling brunch option.
A great choice for seafood lovers, Miss Dory (RM20) is a savoury crepe of breaded fish fillet, battered squid, citrus-cucumber-onion salad, potato pumpkin mash, roasted cherry tomatoes, and siracha mayo lime. For dessert, we highly recommend the Go Bananuts! (RM13), a not-too-sweet crepe with generous amounts of chocolate and peanut spread, caramelised bananas, raspberry coulis, crushed peanuts, topped with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream.
A hidden gem in suburban Petaling Jaya, Strangers at 47 Cafe’s creative sweet and savoury crepe offerings and laidback setting is increasingly popular with brunch-lovers. During the weekends, expect big crowds and lack of parking spaces within the vicinity - so make sure you head there early to avoid the queues.
Strangers at 47 Cafe at Petaling Jaya is about a 20-minute drive from KL Sentral Station, though the easiest way to get there is via LRT train. Alight at the Universiti Putra LRT stop and take a 10-minute taxi ride via Jalan Universiti Road.
Strangers at 47 Cafe
- Opening Hours: Monday, Wednesday – Friday 15:00 – 22:00, Saturday & Sunday 11:00 – 22:00
- Address: 47, Jalan 17/45, Petaling Jaya
- Tel: +6011 1669 5707