Butterscotch pancakes. Photo: Lyn Ong.
Butterscotch pancakes. Photo: Lyn Ong.

What is it?

A homely cafe with a seasonal menu serving up comforting “rojak” cuisine influenced by the owners’ travels and favourites. Modified to suit the Malaysia palate, you’ll be able to find dishes like Laksa Kedah which uses spaghetti instead of the usual noodles.

Nestled within the commercial hub of a residential neighbourhood, Taman Maluri, the café brings a touch of modern chic to an old school area. The décor is vibrant and fun with images of jovial elephants on the interior and exterior of the cafe, largely inspired by the owners love of elephants.

Interior of Gajah Tiga Cafe. Photo: Lyn Ong.
Interior of Gajah Tiga Cafe. Photo: Lyn Ong.

Who is it?

A family endeavour, the Rashids were originally developers with strong ties to the construction sector. They gradually branched out into the hotel business and with that built a strong repute in the food and hospitality industry. This led to the eventual setting up of “a place to lepak and have fun”, where the community can come together and bond over good, wholesome food.

The Rashid family. Photo: Lyn Ong.
The Rashid family. Photo: Lyn Ong.

Go for…

Their butterscotch pancakes! It’s the perfect excuse to have desserts as your main. A thick stack of pancakes with alternating layers of fresh cut fruits and butterscotch chunks, it also comes drizzled in butterscotch sauce. It’s a decadently rich delight balanced out by the tartness of fruits.

If you have space left, don’t forget to try their Alpokat Smoothie and their Rendang Pasta!

Rendang pasta. Photo: Lyn Ong.
Rendang pasta. Photo: Lyn Ong.

Eat with…

Friends and family. The place is set up to accommodate big parties and portions are good for sharing.

Cost.

An average of RM10 for appetizers, RM15 for mains.

Lyn Ong

Gajah Tiga Cafe, 156-00-01, Kompleks Maluri, Jalan Jejaka, Taman Maluri, 55100 Kuala Lumpur (012-322 6400). Open Mon – Fri, 10am – 10pm, Sat, 10am – 5pm.