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6 Book Cafes in Selangor That Bookworms Will Love

Is your idea of the perfect weekend curling up in a warm corner with your favourite book? For those who love to read, here is a list of book cafes in Selangor that you can enjoy some quiet reading at.

What is a book cafe?
The book cafe concept is like a library or bookstore except you can eat and order a cup of coffee here! You can come here alone, read with a friend or even host your book club meetings.

#1 Bukku Café

Green Tea Croissant & Salted Egg Yolk Croissant from Bukku Cafe
Green Tea Croissant & Salted Egg Yolk Croissant from Bukku Cafe
This European-style book cafe in Klang definitely has its very own aesthetic and is very much Instagram worthy having such a cool spot to chill and read! The ambiance of the book café is also suitable for doing works and assignments. This two level book café with outdoor seating serves various desserts and pastries. However, many customers come here for their two top unique dishes which are the Salted Egg Yolk and Green Tea Croissant. Customers can read various books from the shelves in this book café and those who wish to donate their books, can do so at the first floor. The book cafe closes on Sunday.

Address: No.1, Jalan Singgahsana 4A/KU5, Bandar Bukit Raja, 41050 Klang, Selangor

#2 The Little Giraffe Book Club

The Little Giraffe Book Club
If you want to encourage your kids to read more books instead of being glued to their devices, this is the place to bring them! Families with kids love to visit this place as there are plenty of books to choose from to read. They host mini-shows, movie screenings, painting class, craft sessions and more to keep the little ones entertained.

The interior that replicates a kampong-style house gives out the rustic vibe with aesthetic appeal. The peaceful environment will definitely bring out the reading side of yours. You are free to take the books at the front of the store and also donate them too. Apart from serving desserts, the cafe serves an all-day breakfast that you can choose from. Most regular customers come here for their specials, which are the Rojak and Taufu Bakar. Since the book café is located in a residential area, the parking is limited. The book café is closed on Monday and Tuesday.

Address: 114, Jalan 15, Batu 11 Cheras, 43200, Selangor

#3 Me Time Book Café

Me Time Book Café
Now this book cafe in Petaling Jaya is the definition of cozy. Private sections are available complete with your own pillow and charging port for those who enjoy quiet reading. The best part? Sleeping pods so you can rest while you read! Careful, you might lose yourself in this wonderfully relaxing haven for book lovers.

Manga readers will fall in love with this café for sure as the design of the cafe was inspired by the famous manga cafes in Japan. The choices of books you can read in this book cafe are of course the manga comic books, and a wide range of genres for Chinese and English books. For those who would like to go to this cafe as first-timers, you will only have to pay RM5 for the first two hours and get a free cup of coffee or tea! Sign up as a member for a much cheaper fee and read books anytime you want because the café opens daily from 10 am till 12 am.

Address: 1.010b The square, Jaya One, Jalan Universiti, Seksyen 13, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

#4 Kamilah’s Lifestyle & Book Café

Kamilah’s Lifestyle & Book Café
For those readers who are seeking for a homey and country-living ambience, this cafe is perfect for you! The calming blue walls and antique furniture will definitely make you feel at home, ready to read while sipping down a cup of coffee.

Feeling hungry? They also cook up a storm with various Malaysian & Western cuisines - nasi biryani, ayam percik, Waldorf salad, laksa Johor, you name it! Besides that, there are plenty of books you can choose ranging from romance, mystery to thriller. Most of their books are in English. The cafe opens from 10.30 am till 6.30 pm and closes on Sundays.

Address: 15, Jalan Putra Mahkota 7/7b, Pusat Bandar Putra Point, 47650 Subang Jaya, Selangor

#5 Book Barter Café

Book Barter Cafe
I love the peace and serenity in Tamarind Square Cyberjaya - it is the perfect location for a book cafe. Like a hidden glasshouse in the middle of a forest, the area is amazing for photos. Here at Book Barter Cafe, readers will get to read and enjoy a variety of delicious pastries and cakes and a range of coffee choices. The interesting part about this book cafe is that customers can trade books for free from the shelves. On top of that, those book-lovers who want to share some of their collections of books are welcome to donate to this cafe! Most books there are of English fictions. The cafe opens daily from 9 am to 9 pm.

Address: GP 1-03 Pinnacles North Court Tamarind Square, 63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor

#6 BookXcess’s Madeleine Café @ Starling Mall

BookXcess’s Madeleine Café @ Starling Mall
Image from SAYS
BookXcess always manages to impress with their themed outlets and design so it's no surprise that they make this list. They're known for Malaysia's first book tunnel at Shah Alam outlet and Malaysia's longest (and tallest) bookshelf in Gurney Paragon which took Instagram by storm.

The Starling Mall outlet is the first to be interconnected to an eatery, the Madeleine Café, making it a lounge-friendly space for you to read for hours and hours. Books are available for you to read for free and to buy at a very affordable price. Plus, the interior of the café will surely give you great content for your Instagram feed! So do not forget to take lots of pictures while you are there. This book café opens daily from 10 am till 10 pm.

Address: T-331B, The Starling, 6, Jalan SS 21/23, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

There are many other interesting book cafes that you can chill in and enjoy your read, but these are definitely our top picks. Each of the listed book cafes has their own speciality. So to all readers, head over to these book cafes and enjoy your read that will be accompanied by good food.

To see what else Selangor has to offer, head to the official website of Tourism Selangor at Selangor.Travel!

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