There's not much left to be desired at neighbourhood cafe Whisk, where decadent cakes are freshly baked and coffee comes in many forms — all of them good. While waiting for your kid to finish school or making a run for groceries, withdraw to this hole-in-the-wall cafe in Subang Jaya's Empire Shopping Gallery for a respite. The layer cakes are resplendent and if the Red Velvet (RM11) or Carrot Cake (RM11) is available, a slice will be heaven to your steaming hot cup of Long Black (RM7). Running a one-man-show behind the counter, the barista does justice to their Oriole Coffee beans. This is also one of the cafes that first introduced the concept of Cold Brews (from RM10) to us, with both bottled black and white options ready in the mini-fridge. The black is refreshing, characteristic of fruity notes whereas the white balances the strong coffee with the sweetness of milk. Grab one of these for the road!
Avg price per person: RM20
Photo by Burpple Tastemaker Venus Lee