In terms of dining options, Shah Alam has its fair share of hits and misses. Earning huge brownie points for the town is Dewakan helmed by chef Darren Teoh, if you’d like to try inventive Malaysian cuisine using local produce. If you want cake however, head to Cake Jalan Tiung instead. No, it’s not located on Jalan Tiung, at least not anymore. The huge windows mean plenty of natural lighting, emphasising the big space of the café. So if you’d like to host small gatherings or workshops, they're open to ideas.
Owners Shafinaz and Hidzad started out as home bakers and used to supply cakes to cafés such as Sevencups and Thirdwave, aside from taking custom orders. Shafinaz still takes custom orders and in the future, she even plans to host baking classes.
You can drop by the café after your brunch session elsewhere, as for the time being, the couple will stick to what they do best – cakes and other forms of dessert. The crowd favourites so far are the salted caramel and chocolate cake available regularly. Other variations will be out on a rotation basis; on our visit it was the lemon cheesecake with poppy seed crust jokingly named ‘Cheese Bedebah!’. There is also the Tiung Chocolate Mess – the café’s take on Eton mess – which is a mixture of chocolate cake chunks, meringue, cream, strawberries and a shot of either fresh milk or coffee. It’s like cereal, but better.
As for drink options, the café uses beans from Artisan Roast and is slowly introducing their own cold-pressed juices (they only have one flavour for now). Hidzad explains that although there are no plans for savoury dishes, they will expand the drinks menu in future with more iced drinks. The café also has a small retail space selling items such as terrariums from Ficus & Jars, denim aprons from Pesakraf, and party kits from Akudankraf. On a more interesting note, the tableware on sale comes from a warehouse in Kedah and features pretty prints of hummingbirds and flowers.
|Venue name:||Cake Jalan Tiung||Contact:|
Jalan Tengku Ampuan Zabedah J 9/J
|Opening hours:||Wed-Sun, 12noon-8pm|