Review: The face of Sri Petaling has transformed beyond recognition these past 10 years or so. There has been row after row of new shops. I used to live in Sri Petaling around that time and it was still quiet. If you wanted a meal, you would usually just go to a Kopitiam or Chinese food court, or a mixed rice stall.
Now, however, Sri Petaling is home to a vibrant culinary scene with plenty of cafes, steamboat restaurants, dessert spots and experimental dining experiences. Almost every night, especially on weekends, the roads will be jam-packed with cars. Most of the crowd are young people and young families on a night out on the town.
For starters, if you’re coming to any café in Sri Petaling, try and carpool as parking is limited. If you’re very lucky, you’ll spot a parking space in front of the shops. Otherwise, head to the multi-storey car park on Jalan Radin Bagus next to KWSP. You’ll have to pay a minimal parking fee but it will free you from the stress of going round and round the garden like a teddy bear.
Wayne’s Café is located just one block away from the multi-storey car park so you can just walk over. It’s a pretty cosy place with only about 8 tables inside. They serve Hainanese style western dishes, specializing in roasted pork. The crew was friendly as sat us down straight away. The menu isn’t too wide and I saw what I wanted straight away.
So I settled for Wayne’s Big Breakfast and hubby had the Aglio Olio Spaghetti because he can’t eat meat. I was pleasantly surprised because they served us really fast. I wish I could have eaten more. The pictures on the menu looked really appetizing.
For the Big Breakfast set, you can choose between having a pork sausage or three pieces of bacon. I opted for the bacon. The pork is served with a side of scrambled eggs, sautéed mushrooms, hash browns, some buttered toast and a grilled slice of tomato. It made for a very filling meal. The bacon slices were particularly unique and not the store bought type. They were mostly lean meat with less fat, which is what I liked because it isn’t stodgy. Mushrooms were great too, albeit a little watery. I did wish they would give me more than a slice of grilled tomato though.
Pasta and garlic bread was also served in record time. Before I forget to mention, they also have quite a thorough selection of beverages. Although they specialize in coffee, do try their green tea Yuzu smoothie too. Also, they have teas, fresh juices and milkshakes. The Yuzu smoothie is a balancing and refreshing drink to have, especially if you’re ordering any of their pork-based dishes which may be greasy.
Some of their other pork dishes that are really popular include Roast Pork and Choon Kuen, which is a deep-fried spring roll with minced pork inside. All in all, they offer good food that shows the impressive Hainanese cooking skills of its chef. My only minor gripe is perhaps the price. You’ll be expected to fork out about RM70 to RM100 for two persons.
10, Jalan Radin Bagus 6, Sri Petaling, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone: +60 3-9055 3362
Opening Hours: Tues- Fri : 11 am - 10 pm / Sat- Sun; 10 am - 10 pm & Mon : Closed