The Front Door @ Grocer’s Inn
Old shophouse turning out quirky sandwiches.
The unassuming entrance of this recently opened café (situated beneath one of Chinatown’s many backpacker hostels) still bares the name of the former occupant above the doorway: Selangor Grocers’ Guild. Once home to Cantonese retailers, today the downstairs space of this high-ceilinged shophouse is home to a sleek, black walls, poured concrete floor coffee emporium. It’s a welcome dose of understatement – check out the oil drum tables – away from the gaudy excess of Petaling Street. Open sandwiches are the order of the day, with distinctive yet delicious flavour combinations: cheddar and strawberries or peanut butter topped with banana slices.
78 Jalan Sultan
Tel: 016 222 7940 / www.grocersinn.com.my
10am-6pm on weekdays & till 9pm on weekends for now.