Bandit, a cafe in SS2, Petaling Jaya

There are plenty of good cafes located in SS2, Petaling Jaya. Bandit, which specialises in shokupan – or traditional Japanese milk bread – is a new addition to the neighbourhood that opened their doors recently.

This racoon-themed cafe offers a diverse menu of all-day breakfast to Asian fusion mains, in addition to their pastries and speciality bread. There’s also a pet-friendly dining area here, so those with furkids can drop by for brunch without having to leave them at home.

Pet-friendly, racoon-themed cafe in SS2

Dining Area
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Bandit’s mascot is a racoon – this is why you’ll find illustrations of racoons, also known as bandits for their ‘masked’ appearance, in almost every corner of the cafe to accompany you while you enjoy their speciality coffee, baked goods, and hearty brunch plates.

The cafe’s unique, themed decor elements – think racoon motifs and pastry-shaped door handles – will appeal to cafegoers who are drawn to all things quirky. All these are set against the backdrop of vintage wooden furnishings reminiscent of Parisian bistros.

Dining and merchandise
Merchandise from Bandit, such as tote bags and T-shirts, that can be purchased at their cafe.
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If you’re looking for a place to meet up with your friends for weekend brunch, Bandit is a good option since they serve all-day breakfast from opening till closing. This is a plus if you prefer to sleep in on the weekends, but still crave a good breakfast spread.

You also don’t have to worry about seating options when visiting this cafe with your friends, as the cafe has a spacious dining area that’s also very Instagrammable.

Pet Friendly
Pet-friendly outdoor seating
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Find outdoor seatings for patrons who want to bring their furbabies to their coffee sessions.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, Bandit is limiting dining sessions for patrons to only 1 hour and 30 minutes on weekends and public holidays – but this is ample time for you to dine on their food offerings.

Assorted shokupan and Asian-fusion brunch menu

While Bandit’s charming environment alone has been attracting patrons, their speciality milk bread and brunch specials are worth a mention too.

An array of ready-to-eat, individually packed flavoured Shokupan.
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The pièce de résistance here are shokupan, or flavoured Japanese milk bread slices, such as the Sweet Potato Shokupan (RM4/slice) and Black Sesame Shokupan (RM4/slice). These shokupan are handcrafted with premium Japanese flour and French butter, and contains no preservatives.

We recommend bringing back a loaf of their freshly baked shokupan if you enjoy homemade bread for breakfast or tea time.

Bandit Cafe has an extensive menu that includes everything from all-day breakfast to main dishes
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Alongside their baked goods, this cafe serves all-day breakfast for those who prefer a heartier brunch, such as French Toast (RM26) – slightly toasted shokupan with creamy egg-custard on the inside – or Otak-Otak Scrambler (RM26), the cafe’s fusion take on flaky, buttery croissant that oozes with spicy fish custard.

Five My Way
A customisable all-day breakfast dish
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With their Five My Way (RM28) set, Bandit allows you to create your own breakfast plate. Choose any five items from a list of eleven items, ranging from meat-based options such as Chicken Bratwurst and Turkey Bacon to vegetarian-friendly options, Sauteed King Mushrooms or Grilled Bananas.

Tiramisu Coffee
Coffee Tiramisu is their best-selling speciality drink
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For coffee connoisseurs, try their barista-recommended Coffee Tiramisu (RM15) – a layered drink made to taste just like a slice of Tiramisu dessert, with each sip revealing a new dimension of flavour and texture.

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If you feel like stepping out of your comfort zone, their Chrysanthemum Red Dates Cold Brew (RM14) combines the taste of slightly sweet chrysanthemum and a hint of caramel from the red dates with a smooth, less acidic version of coffee.

Or order their Pineapple Passion Cold Brew (RM13) for coffee with a fruity punch.

Pineapple Passion Cold Brew
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Bandit, pet-friendly cafe with freshly baked shokupan daily

Five My Way
Daily selection of housemade pastries
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Located in the heart of Petaling Jaya, newly opened Bandit is a good cafe to visit for brunch with your friends or for a quick coffee break with your pets. Make sure to come early if you’re planning a trip here, as there might be a queue here, especially during the weekends.

Address: 6, Jalan SS 2/10, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Opening hours: Fri – Wed 8AM-5PM (Closed on Thursdays)
Telephone: 012-310 2749
Bandit Facebook

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Cover image adapted from: Annur Khairul, @weichunnn__125 and Annur Khairul

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