Vegipai: where even pie-faces can fall in love

Vegipai, a meat-free zone cafe in Taman Desa off  Jalan Klang Lama, serves a wide variety of delicious Asian and Western dishes.

It is easily accessible to office workers and residents in the area and there is ample parking in the vicinity.

The first thing that greets the senses at the entrance of the restaurant is the vibrant pink of the walls and a wood décor that gives the place an oriental feel. And you feel good when the waiters and waitresses immediately attend to you.

Khinny Ho and Cansy Lam, both vegetarians, opened the café in June, 2008. Ho says that their café has a keen following and new customers turn up almost everyday. She plans to have a more extensive menu in the next few months, offering diners a bigger choice of veg, pictures of which hang on the wall to whet the appetite.

There is a variety of local and western food served at Vegipai. The cafe offers  a la carte and set menus, for two to six persons.

Vegipai has an array of thirst quenchers, such as Gone with the Wind (Lemon grass, fresh mint leaves, soda and lime), Iced blended tropical fruits and Bio-wheat grass with honey to name a few.

It also offers special ‘Tong Sui’ and other desserts daily, such as Pumpkin with Sweet Corn, Bubur Chacha, and Sea-Coconut with Longan and Chinese Almond and Glutinous Balls.

The café can be booked for wedding dinners, birthday parties and other private functions. Food can be pre-ordered and a vast array of finger food is available for the palette.

A meal for two, with two delicious Hainam coffees, two entrees, and a dessert can cost between RM30 to RM45, depending on your choices.

Among the the best sellers on the menu are:

Sarawak Laksa (RM7.90)

White Pepper Glass Noodle Soup (RM16.90)

Five Grain Burger (RM7.90)

According to regular diners, the food is consistently good and service is excellent.

Vegipai also scores top marks for its wonderful name.

Cafe Vegipai
Address: 37A, Jalan Desa Bakti,
Taman Desa, 58100 Kuala Lumpur.
Food Type: Asian/Western Vegetarian
Opening hours: 11am till 10pm everyday