Run by husband-and-wife team Kato-san and Yuko-san from Nagoya, this unassuming kissaten has been keeping Japanese expats in Subang Jaya well caffeinated since 2008. You’ll see Kato-san brewing potent cups of coffee from a siphon brewer behind the wide bar counter (ask for their signature iced coffee). From roasting beans over charcoal to organic breads (the honey toast by Yuko-san is a game changer) baked in the tiny kitchen, this Japanese café definitely merits a trip to Subang Jaya.
For brunch, we love the comforting home-style curry rice at Haikara. Pair it with a juicy beef hamburg (also known as hambagu), pick the level of spiciness (on a scale of one to ten), and top it off with a creamy cheese omelette. For sides, Haikara also does Nagoya-style chicken wings, roasted edamame, fluffy toast with matcha jam and chicken katsu sandwiches. While the food here may not be artfully plated on wooden boards, it more than makes up for it with taste. On weekdays, if you buy a cup of coffee, get free toast and scrambled eggs for free.
|Venue name:||Haikara-Style Café||Contact:|
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|Opening hours:||Tue-Fri, 11am-10pm; Sat-Sun, 10am-10pm|