New Chapter is a branch of The Owls Café (they have three branches so far) and its one of the most uniquely located cafes I’ve had the opportunity to cover. For starters, if you’re Waze-ing your way here, look for Calvary Convention Centre (CCC) in Bukit Jalil. This is actually a church which doubles up as an events space. They have several commercial lots and two of these have been filled up with eateries.
You’ll have to pass by a security guard house, so just tell them you’re going in for the café and they’ll let you in with no fuss. To be honest, this is really one of my favourite cafes in the entire Klang Valley. Once you walk into the church compound you’ll know what I mean.
What you’ll notice first are the perfectly manicured lawns with a completely futuristic architecture, overlooking a large golf course. This just isn’t your regular looking gothic church. In fact, you’ll probably mistake it for just another modern building. The whole setup is just so bright and cheerful. Once you locate the owl-decorated double doors, you’ll be greeted by smiling servers who seem very sure of themselves.
I do need to point out that New Chapter, despite its rather obscure location, tends to be rather packed, especially at lunch time and on the weekends. They have about than 50 table and countertop seats but if you find yourself having to wait, fret not. There’s a tastefully decorated waiting area that’s really spacious. Here you can hang out with a magazine or two, while lounging on cushy pillows, all decorated with owls.
The café itself is perfect for plenty of Instagrams, as there are so many picturesque corners filled with owl inspired knick knacks. Be warned that you may have to share a table if you come alone or as a pair, so cozy up peeps!
The New Chapter’s menu isn’t very large. Basically, if you come in the evening for dinner, there are several kinds of pasta to choose from, as well as some Italian inspired mains like risotto and roast chicken. I’ve also been here during lunch and I really, really recommend their Scotch Eggs. There are two variations if I remember correctly, and they’re both to die for.
Anyway for this latest visit, I settled for a mushroom risotto and a mushroom Carbonara. Somehow, the hubby and I were craving some pretty familiar stuff. The food here is really exquisite and you can feel that each dish is crafted with such care and passion. There are no cutting corners here, and you’ll get the freshest and best ingredients. Most of all, every dish is so visually stunning.
My mushroom risotto was comforting, and I could really taste the warm stock that it was cooked in. More importantly, everyone who comes here should try their waffles. There’s a savory smoked salmon and scrambled egg waffle for breakfast, and all day sweet waffles. I just couldn’t keep my fingers off the Milo Dinosaur waffle, which came topped with the richest chocolate ice cream ever, as well as a bunch of crunchy cereal and marshmallows.
My only gripe is perhaps the prices. Pastas are priced from RM18 to RM25 while mains were about RM 20 –RM28 each. So if you’re eating for two, the bill might come up to about RM80-RM90 with drinks.
No. 1, Jalan Jalil Perkasa 1, Taman Teknologi Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone: +60 3-8999 1615
Opening Hours: Monday - Thursday 10:00 - 22:00, Friday & Saturday 10:00 - 23:00 & Sunday 11:00 - 22:00