The F&B scene in the Klang Valley is practically bursting with something new every other week from cafés and coffee places, to bistros and restaurants opening all over the city! If you’re in search of a new place to grab coffee, have a cosy meal with loved ones or just want a hip joint to snap Insta-worthy shots and soak in the cool ambience, look no further as we’ve rounded up some of the new, unique cafes in Kuala Lumpur (and Petaling Jaya) to visit now. Wait no more, let’s go!
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Located in the popular Telawi strip in Bangsar with its ever-changing F&B and retail offerings is SWÔL, a futuristic, ultra sleek, all-white interior that looks more like the set of a music video than a café. Expect delicious, baked goods like croissants, sourdough loaves, petite lattice, imported Parisian macarons, cheesecake, Kombucha, coffee, juices and even some SWÔL merchandise.
SWÔL, 34-1, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, www.instagram.com/swolbistro
The star of this new, stylish joint is none other than an actual lemon tree, adding to the sunny, breezy atmosphere. The tempting array of sweet of savory pastries includes croissants, danishes, tarts and quiches here will make you want to have a taste of everything, or opt for fuller brunch meals. Following the opening of the first outlet in Tropicana, a second outlet has opened in Parkroyal Collection in KL city.
The Lemon Tree, Ground Floor, Menara Lien Hoe, 8, Persiaran Tropicana, Tropicana, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
The Lemon Tree, Parkroyal Collection Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, www.facebook.com/thelemontree.my
Nestled in a corner of BSC Shopping Center is the delightful Momaku x Baristart Coffee, offering diners a 2-in-1 shop and dine concept. This Japanese coffee place offers a refreshing menu which includes treats like the signature cream puff, salads, pastas and desserts to be savored with their specialty coffee topped with the unique Hokkaido BIEI Jersey Milk. Step deeper into the café to browse the carefully curated collection of imported artisanal items like candles, hand-stitched bags, candles, ceramic dishes and gorgeous homeware items.
Momaku x Baristart Coffee, Lot G133A, Ground Floor Bangsar Shopping Centre, Bangsar, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, www.facebook.com/baristartcoffeemy
Around since 2013, Mr & Mrs Cafe has relocated and emerged with a brand new look at Cantara Residence, Ara Damansara, this time round featuring a stunning interior of soft pinks and blues and a full Australian-inspired brunch menu along with Malaysian breakfast fare. The two-level location now serves the dinner crowd too, so you can enjoy all day dining from 9am all the way to 9pm! Tuck into the mouth watering spread here such as the Signature Meaty Big Breakfast, Eggs Benedict, Belgian Waffle and more for brunch, or dive into the full course meal from the selection of sandwiches and burgers, soups and salads, pasta, Australian Beef Tenderloin Steak, Braised Australian Lamb Shank, or Malaysian favorites like Nasi Lemak and Hainan Bread.
Mr & Mrs Cafe, Block C, Cantara Residences, Retail 6 (Ground Floor & First Floor), Jalan PJU 1A/41B, Ara Damansara, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia, +6016 209 2893, www.facebook.com/mr8ms
Sharing a space with florist Floratorie.co, Yeap in Section 17 invites you for a steaming cup of coffee and sweet treats like canelé, tarts, and cake. The space exudes old-school vibes with an inviting feeling that beckons you to stop by for a short rest away from the afternoon heat. We reckon this is just the place to stop by for a quick caffeine fix or catch-up with an old friend if hitting a crowded mall is not your thing.
Yeap, 1075A, Jalan 17/27, Taman Gembira, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia, www.instagram.com/yeap.okay
A cozy little café with space for artists to showcase their work is what Feeling+ is all about. This charming spot serving a breakfast menu, coffee and cake is just the right place for creative minds to get together for inspiration and collaborations. For hungry tummies, sample their toasties such as the best-selling Twice-Fried Chicken Sando and French Toast, or the Smoked Duck Aglio Olio, washed down with Matcha Tonic or Sea-Salt Caramel Latte.
Feeling+, A-1-01, 5th Place, The Five Block A, Kompleks Pejabat Damansara, Jalan Dungun, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, www.facebook.com/feelingplus.kl
For those who've been to the lovely Pokok KL garden café at Mahsa Avenue, this brand new space at Mitsui Shopping Park maintains that same 'dining in a garden' experience on the rooftop with a larger, more elegant surroundings. Soak in the leafy green ambience and indulge in café fare which includes local favorites like Nasi Lemak, wraps, mains, pasta, brunch selection like Big Breakfast, Avo Stack, and Smoked Salmon Benedict, along with coffee and cake.
Pokok LaLaport, LOT L4-04C, Level 4,
Mitsui Shopping Park, LaLaport BBCC,
Jalan Hang Tuah, Bukit Bintang, 55110 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +6017 877 9248, www.brickhouse.my/outlets/pokok-lalaport
Just a short stroll from the Masjid Jamek LRT station lies Piccadilly Café, a charming space with a tastefully designed, rustic interior featuring exposed bricks throughout the space. The specialty here includes a selection of pastas, nasi lemak, salads and more specially crafted by their Chef de Cuisine with over 20 years in western food industry. Whether it's a quick bite you're after, or a soothing cup of coffee before you make the trip home, pop by for a brief respite from the hustle bustle of KL City.
Piccadilly Café, 62 & 64, Jalan Tun Perak 50500 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, www.facebook.com/piccadilly.kl
From deeply satisfying coffee to a generous breakfast spread, the amazing spread here will get you craving for more. Start your day with freshly baked pastries or share the indulgent Signature Sheet Pan Breakfast with a group of friends that comes laden with sausages, eggs, wedges, baked beans, toast, salad and more. The spacious interior and relaxing vibe easily makes this brunch joint a crowd-puller any day of the week.
William C. Coffee, 6, Jln Radin Bagus 3, Bandar Baru Sri Petaling, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +6011 5666 1010, www.facebook.com/WilliamCCoffee
Housed in a shophouse on the heritage row sporting colonial architecture, Breakfast Spot is hard to miss with its gorgeous glass façade, delightful murals, natural light, vintage flooring and Insta-worthy backdrops at nearly every corner. The space is like a breath of fresh air for those who want a change from your regular kopitiam. Relax over your morning coffee and indulge in tasty breakfast options like French omelet, pancakes, and pastries or if you prefer a good fry-up, you can build your own Big Breakfast with favorites like potatoes (mashed or roasted), hash brown, eggs, sausages, tomatoes, mushrooms and more. For those with a sweet tooth, have a go at the canelé, tarts or crème brûlée. When it comes to beverages, cool yourself down with the interesting variety of iced teas, sodas and matcha drinks. Pop by as early as 8am as we hear the crowd builds up pretty quickly on weekends.
Breakfast Spot, 2, Jln Sin Chew Kee, Bukit Bintang, 50150 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +6013 977 1010, www.instagram.com/breakfastspotkl
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