[Updated 26 September 2020]
Scones, pots of tea, finger sandwiches. All of these are elements of an English afternoon tea spread, and who doesn't love that? There's something so cosy and comforting about tucking into a warm scone spread with jam and clotted cream. And if you're looking for a spot to have an amazing halal English afternoon tea in KL Tim's Teapot Terrace is here to save the day.
Tim's Teapot Terrace is a cafe located in Melawati. Nestled along the quieter Lorong Perak amidst the hustle and bustle of all the shop lots in the area, the unassuming exterior of the cafe will beckon with its cheerful plants and the cakes and teapots being displayed in the window.
Once inside you'll find a homey interior filled with couches, draperies, warm lighting, knick-knacks and a mish-mash of furnishings that decorate the whole cafe. While it may look small at first glance, don't worry, there's a further larger seating area through the curtained doorway. The overall ambience of the cafe evokes being in an English grandmother's sitting room for a cup of tea!
#HHWT Tip: Some reviews have found the space a bit cramped (and not very stroller-friendly). Having said that, others aren't bothered by it and says it adds to the cosy factor! It does fall to personal preference, but if you're not a fan of cramped spaces do avoid visiting on the weekends as it tends to get quite crowded.
The cafe has table service, but don't forget to go up to the cake display at the window as well as the chiller counter to see what bakes are in store for the day.
They're switched up regularly, so there may be something new for you to try on different occasions ?
It's probably little wonder that a popular menu item at the cafe is the Cream Tea. Comprising two homemade scones that come with jam and homemade clotted cream at the side, it also comes with tea and coffee. By the way, the tea menu is pretty extensive! Serving British Whittard tea, they have everything from the classic English Breakfast Tea to Golden Chamomile, Blueberry Rooibos and Peppermint, to name a few.
But the cafe doesn't just serve tea and desserts, they actually have a full menu of hot food with mains like pasta, burgers and sandwiches plus quintessential British dishes like Shepherd's Pie. They also regularly serve light bites such as soups and croquettes. While the menu is predominantly Western, the cafe has also started introducing specials featuring local dishes on select days (usually Friday), so keep an eye out on their Instagram for further updates.
The cafe also has afternoon tea special on alternate Saturdays (twice a month)! Made for two people to share, you'll get an adorable two-tiered serving tray filled with all kinds of goodies including scones, sandwiches and other sweet and savoury treats. As mentioned, it's only served twice a month, so do plan ahead if you'd like to go for it. It's the perfect excuse for a catch up with your BFF ?
P.S. Tim's Teapot Terrace can also cater to large groups at the cafe, so if you're planning a birthday party, bridal shower or a large get-together with friends, you can contact them to make arrangements in advance!
So if you're looking for you next dessert place, want to bask in some British culinary delights or just indulge in a scone or two, now you know where to go!
Halal status: Muslim-owned
Opening hours: Tue-Sun; 12AM-9PM (Closed on Mon)
Address: 9128, Lorong Perak, Taman Melawati, 53100 Kuala Lumpur, Selangor
Contact: 03-67325943 / 012-2348850