The traditional coffee shop in Malaysia is called Kopitiam (pronounced "ko-pee tee-um"). Here you can find simple food, like toast with kaya (coconut jam), soft-boiled eggs, and noodles. And, of course, coffee and tea.
The decor usually consists of round wooden tables and stools with marble tops.
Over the past few years, a new breed of kopitiams has emerged. These are franchised imitation cafes, usually found in shopping malls. The decor and menu is the same, but of course the prices are a little higher. One of the most successful franchises is the Old Town Kopitiam (pictured).