The cafe is cosy and inviting for people who want to escape from the scorching sun, or for shoppers to take a rest after hours of walking around Petaling Street. There are eye-catching and thoughtful flourishes in the cafe's decor, such as the colourful art drawer in the corner (help yourself to the marker pens if you feel inspired to draw), and the unique postcards strung together on one wall which were collected as mail art for charity.
Also, at the back of the cafe, there is an air well where natural sunlight pours in through the high roof. In this spot there's a garden wall and a wooden bench where you could sit for a bit of solitude, or take a selfie; whichever you prefer. If case you forget where you are - there are huge, red vibrant lanterns hung attractively overhead to remind you that you are right smack in the middle of Chinatown.
There are a mouthwatering variety of waffle toppings that you could pick here for your bubble egg waffles. Berry lovers would be delighted with the Pink Lady (RM15) or Merry Berry Bliss (RM16), as both waffles are topped with strawberries, chocolate sauce and vanilla gelato. Merry Berry Bliss has additional blueberries as toppings; this blissful treat will take you to berry heaven! If you're crazy about nuts, then you must order the aptly named Crazy Nuts (RM15); bubble egg waffles filled with an assortment of nuts (almond, walnuts, pecan), caramel sauce and vanilla gelato.
We tried the Matcha Red Bean (RM13); bubble egg green tea waffles topped with red beans, Pocky sticks, whipped cream and green tea gelato. It tasted as lovely as it looked. We liked the contrast in sensation between the cold gelato and the warm waffles in our mouths, and the red beans went well with the green tea gelato.
While egg waffles are a must-have here, you could also order other homemade sweet treats or have something more filling. Bubble Bee Cafe serves a selection of cakes, ice-blended drinks, coffee, chocolate, tea, cold-pressed juices, all-day brunch, wraps and Panini toasts.
We ordered the Vietnamese Style Panini (RM19), a slice of Almond Tiramisu (RM12) and a cold pressed juice - Red Beet Alert (RM12).
We were pleasantly surprised by the Panini. It was scrumptious, aromatic and fresh. It was made with one whole marinated grilled chicken drumstick, topped with finely chopped lemongrass, parsley, cucumber and carrots on crispy Panini toast spread with sour cream. It was served with a side salad, sprinkled with sunflower seeds and zesty lemon juice.
The Red Beet Alert is a refreshing thirst quencher made from green apples, beetroot and carrots, with no added sugar or preservatives. The almond tiramisu cake was quite good too; we savoured small bites of the cake slowly while waiting for the rain to stop.
All in all, Bubble Bee Cafe is one dessert cafe in Chinatown that is certainly worth checking out, especially if you have a sweet tooth.
- Bubble Bee Cafe
- 139, Jalan Petaling, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Business Hours: Mondays to Sundays from 9am to 6pm