Tray Cafe – Kuala Lumpur

Trends come and go, and the Klang Valley has been struck the the cafe culture bug, which has proliferated across various cities in Malaysia, particularly in the Klang Valley, Ipoh and Penang. With the number of Malaysians who have been educated or travelled abroad, enamored by the romanticism of cafes in the many arrondissements in Paris, Melbourne, Seoul, and et cetera, et cetera, it was inevitable, really.

During my transit between Kuala Lumpur and Melbourne, to attend a friend’s wedding no less, a bunch of colleagues of mine decided to catch up in Plaza Damas, at Sri Hartamas, which is one of the many hippie confluences in this city. After a typical mamak meal, I suggested to revisit one of the cafes that I’d been 1 month ago, called Tray Cafe.

Tray Cafe Entrance
Tray Cafe Entrance

Tucked in one of the many lanes in Plaza Damas, lies this simple little cafe. One cannot help but to be struck by the various hipsters who patronise this establishment, with their Fred Perry’s polo shirts, striped shorts, Toms shoes, and so on and so forth.

But I digress, back to the good part! This cafe serves a decent selection of lunches, and what I gandered were Roasted Peppers with salads, and an assortment of sandwiches; and in our case, a wonderful selection of cakes and coffees. We had a cappuccino, flat white, and the ubiquitous red velvet cake, which were well done, and delicious. There were of course other tantalizing options, but with my impending trip to Melbourne (and foodie splurge, and of course, associated food itinerary to come), we’d decided to come back and fight another day!

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Location: H-0-2, Block H, Plaza Damas, 60 Jalan Sri Hartamas 1, 50480 Kuala Lumpur. Website

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