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Take your #cafehopping adventures to the foodie-friendly neighbourhood of Paramount Gardens in Petaling Jaya

Bröom Artisan Bakery

Beloved for delicious pastries, great coffee and a cosy, foliage-filled atmosphere, Bröom has become synonymous with comfort food that plays with Malaysian flavours. Tucked unobtrusively amidst a row of shop lots and hawker stalls, this chic little bakery and kitchen is hard to ignore, especially for carb-hungry crowds who can spot those generously stocked pastry and bread shelves through the welcoming front windows.          

The salmon Smørrebrød (a Danish open face sandwich) here comes highly recommended. Bröom's croissants are another fan favourite: available in flavours of almond, rainforest honey and sea salt, portobello cheese, hojicha chocolate and more.

Fun fact: PR consultant and foodie Ferhat Nazri-Aziz is a fan of Bröom's The Prawny Kid curry laksa: another must-try dish for laksa lovers in this neck of the woods.   

Bröom Artisan Bakery | 27, Jalan 20/13, Taman Paramount, Petaling Jaya, Selangor | +6018-2312823 | Open daily from 8.30am - 7.30pm except on Tuesday

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Awesome Canteen

Rife with colourful walls, eye-catching moss art fixtures and photo-worthy corners, Awesome Canteen has been a neighbourhood favourite for eight years now. Community-minded at its core, this eatery was hard at work in December 2021 churning out food packs to flood relief centres in Malaysia to help feed the victims of the flash floods.  

A pork-free fusion restaurant that's known for its healthy menus, Awesome Canteen serves a selection of Paleo dishes and high-protein, low-carb specials alongside Japanese and Western comfort food–the smoked duck truffle risotto comes highly recommended.  

Awesome Canteen | 19, Jalan 20/13, Taman Paramount, Petaling Jaya, Selangor | +603-7865 8048 | Open Tuesday to Sunday from 11am - 10pm

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One Half x ilaika

Right next to Awesome Canteen is coffee shop One Half x ilaika, the perfect combination of Insta-worthy interiors, seriously good coffee and indulgent dessert and baked goods from local bakers.

Founded in 2016 by Malaysia Barista Champion Keith Koay, One Half was closed for renovation but recently reopened its doors to guests with a new outdoor seating area. Anyone with a sweet tooth won't be able to resist One Half's latest dessert pop-up, featuring artisanal French desserts from a local baker on Instagram.      

One Half x ilaika | 17, Jalan 20/13, Taman Paramount, Petaling Jaya, Selangor | +6010-261 0588 | Open daily from 8am - 10.30pm

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Monster and Beer

A fun-filled haven for craft beer and pub grub by One Big Bite, Monster and Beer is the place to go to unwind with friends. The Monster and Beer team are more than happy to walk you through the cafe's staggering variety of craft beers imported from Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, the US, Hong Kong and more. 

While Monster and Beer offers the option to order your craft beers online with delivery, dining in with a mate (or a date) is a fun and laid-back experience worth trying on your next trip to Taman Paramount. 

Monster and Beer | 11, Jalan 20/13, Taman Paramount Petaling Jaya, Selangor | +6012-931 6193 | Open Tuesday to Friday from 4pm - 11pm and weekends from 2pm - 11pm 

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Shokudo Japanese Curry Rice

Families and local foodies needn't travel far for a Japanese cuisine fix. Those whimsical Japanese curry cravings can be satisfied at this cosy canteen-style Japanese eatery.

Shokudo is beloved for its minimalist yet soothing ambience. Its generous portions of Japanese curry and rice bowls are enormously popular, as are its flavourful udon and donburi bowls. The Tonkatsu Curry Rice and the Ebi Fry Curry Rice here are firm favourites. 

Shokudo | 9, Jalan 20/13, Taman Paramount, Petaling Jaya, Selangor | +6011-2612 9916 | Open Tuesday to Sunday from 11.30am - 2.30pm and 6pm - 9.30pm

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