Happy Cake House
This bakery boasts a large fan base in Malacca and beyond – some of their orders come from Singaporean customers who willingly transport the cakes across the Straits of Johor!
Established by Mr Wang Tin Woo and Madam Lim Moy Lim in 1982, Happy Cake House is now a second-generation business overseen by the couple’s daughter, Suk Wang.
‘It feels really good to see happy faces when my clients receive their cakes,’ said Suk Wang. ‘I guess this is why my late father named the shop Happy Cake House – it’s as simple as that.’
The creative director and ‘cake artist’ of Happy Cake House has never set foot in culinary school. Nevertheless, a background in graphic design and advertising gives her an edge in the business.
Happy Cake House also lays out impressive spreads for special functions. Dubbed ‘dessert tables’, these smorgasbords see a wide array of sweet treats such as cookies, tarts, brownies and cake pops. 22 Jalan KSB 13, Taman Kota Syahbandar (06 288 0862/www.facebook.com/ happycakehousemelaka). Mon-Sat, 9am-8pm; Sun, 9am-6pm.
Good Friends Restaurant & Café
15 & 17 Jalan SS15/8A. Subang Jaya (03 5613 1415/www.facebook.com/ goodfriendsrestaurantandcafe). This is a restaurant which prides itself in offering wholesome, delicious comfort food while taking great effort to be healthconscious without taking away from taste. Brown rice, organic soy sauce, free-range chicken, chia seeds, good cuts of beef and homemade bread feature prominently on the menu with the chef/owner emphasising how he only makes food he would feed his own family. The space itself is ideal for a kid’s party and has a very relaxed atmosphere so parents can be assured of a great birthday meal. Mon-Tue & Thu-Fri, 11am-10pm; Sat-Sun, 8am-10pm.
DC Comics Super Heroes Café
Second floor, Sunway Putra Mall, KL (03 4051 0096); Level 5, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, 168 Jalan Bukit Bintang, KL (03 2143 3882); Ground floor, Little Red Cube, Pesiaran Puteri Selatan, Puteri Harbour, Johor (07 553 9366/www.facebook.com/ dccomicssuperheroesmalaysia). This is one strictly for kids who are into comic superheroes, especially with menu items like the Krypto Super Dog vying for supremacy with the Batman Hawaiian pizza. Everything here revolves around DC comic characters; Superman and Batman are obviously the stars of the show. Expect typical fast food items while parents can amuse themselves with lattes decorated with superhero logos. Daily, 10am-10pm.