Best Cafes in KL

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In recent times, Malaysians - especially today’s working class and the younger generation, have considered the café as more than an average coffee place. It’s certainly not just about enjoying a good cup of java. In fact, it's almost like a lifestyle. For some, the café is like a second home, or perhaps an integrated hangout venue for social gatherings, business meetups or mobile offices. For others, it's just another casual place to grab good food and drinks. Join us as we partake in a series of cafe hopping to compile a list of the best recommended cafés in Kuala Lumpur just for you.

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    Union Artisan Coffee @ 1MKPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Union Artisan Coffee at 1MK is the first Union outlet to open within the Union Coffee's chain of cafes. Originally it opened as a one lot shop but has since expanded into a 2 lot shop which even has a private room that can take 20 pax.

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    Chicken Chop Coffee

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    Leaf & Co Cafe, which shares the same premise at Mingle Hotel, is another stunning place where one can enjoy delicious food and coffee. Interiorly, this place is really rustic and old-fashioned, but somehow has that element of contemporary design. The slight pop in colours from the chairs, the use of light and the strokes of aluminium all contributed to the design of the place. As for the food, it's back to basics with a bit of twist. The Malaysian Spaghetti is similar to what Mee Goreng Mamak, where the dish is tossed in gravy and served with chunks of chicken. Overall, a simple place that you should totally check out.

    Tips

    Cash only.

    Things to expect

    Rustic, complex and a stunning looking place.

    Best with

    Coffee.

    Price

    RM15.00 to RM30.00

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    53, Jalan Sultan, 50000, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
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    0362612228

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    11:30AM—09:30PM
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    Established within the Damansara Heights vicinity, Birch is located in DC Mall. An all day restaurant providing a good amount of brunch friendly and even vegetarian friendly options on their menu, Birch is surely the perfect place to relax and chill for both brunch and a night out ! The overall interior of the restaurant carries a rustic vibe and the little bit of marble and greens blended in well too.Their ceiling to floor windows allows ample sunshine to enter the restaurant (daily Vitamin D!). If you're planning to head to Birch, definitely try out their signature Birch Benedict and Burnt cheesecake too. They also have an array of coffee selection and even cocktails (available on dinner time). 
    Tips

    Reservation is recommended, Vegetarian options available

    Things to expect

    Crowded during weekends and peak hours, Prices on the higher end

    Best with

    Steak Benedict, Brulee French Toast, Burnt Cheesecake, Birch Benedict

    Price

    RM25.00 to RM100.00

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    Birch View restaurant

    6, Jalan Damanlela, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 50490, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
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    60320115966

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
    09:00AM—01:00AM
    Friday, Saturday
    09:00AM—02:00AM
    Sunday
    09:00AM—11:00AM
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    Located in Bangsar South, Botanica Deli is a remarkable cafe with a good sense of design and finesse for food. Starting with the decor, you'll be greeted with ceiling-high windows, an indoor tree, light oak furnitures and the aroma of coffee. As you progress through the dining area till the counter, you'll realise that their items are really simple and light. Usual café grubs like sandwiches, salad, snacks and desserts that are not cloyingly sweet are what they offer. Pair your selection with a cup of aromatic coffee and you'll definitely be delighted. 

    Tips

    Cash only.

    Things to expect

    A clean and edgy place.

    Best with

    Coffee.

    Price

    RM15.00 to RM30.00

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    Botanica Deli View restaurant

    G3A/G5 Podium, The Verticals, Bangsar South City. No.8 Jalan Kerinchi, 59200, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
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    0169656422

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    08:00PM—09:00PM
    Saturday, Sunday
    09:30AM—04:30PM
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    Alta Cafe

    Newly opened in June, Alta Cafe located in Bangsar is set to liven up the area of Bangkung with satisfying breakfast and brunch, that will please the consumers taste buds. 

    With a very clean look and eye catching interior specifically built for photography, the ambiance is just perfect for branch and for you to earn yourself some insta-worthy shots while you're there. 

    The cafe maybe rather new, but the people behind this cafe is certainly not. With full experience in the food and beverage business, they know their food well. You can be easily convinced that the having a meal here will never disappoint you. 

    Tips

    Things to expect

    handcrafted bread, breakfast bowl

    Best with

    Lamb sausage and overnight oats

    Price

    RM20.00 to RM45.00

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    Alta Cafe View restaurant

    59, Jalan Bangkung, Taman Bandaraya, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 59100, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
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    +603-22010725

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    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    08:00AM—07:00PM
    Sunday
    08:00AM—07:00PM
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    Pokok

    Pokok has a simplistic aesthetic value that highlights on glasshouse café concept all the way from floor to ceiling. It is located at one of the busiest area in Klang Valley that offers a sweet escape from hectic city life. Pokok mainly focuses on western brunch food with a Malaysian twist to it. These days, people practice having brunch instead of lunch. Pokok serves one of the best local and western cuisines.

    Tips

    Portion is fairly large for their affordable price.

    Things to expect

    Beautiful atmosphere and peaceful surrounding

    Best with

    Nasi Lemak Bomb

    Price

    RM20.00 to RM35.00

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    Pokok View restaurant

    MAHSA Avenue, Block B, Jalan Elmu, off, Jalan Universiti, , 59100, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
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    0384081811

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    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    09:00AM—09:00PM
    Tuesday
    09:00AM—08:00PM
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    Located in the neighbourhood of Petaling Street comes a unique and quaint cafe by the name of Chocha Foodstore. Inside, you'll find the entire place to be really well designed, especially when it comes to the central courtyard that comes in luscious greeneries. More importantly, the food here is simple and close to home, things that you could do it yourself, but wouldn't. Also, they produce hand-pulled flat noodles that are utilised for a number of pasta-like permutation dishes. From mains to desserts, the presentation is given a close measure and the entire place is great for some Instagram photos.

    Tips

    Cash only.

    Things to expect

    A stunning and rustic looking design.

    Best with

    Coffee or tea.

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM20.00

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    Chocha Foodstore View restaurant

    NO 156, Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
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    0320221100

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    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    11:00AM—11:00PM
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    If you're into vintage collections or arts and craft, then you might like what Mr Poker Cafe has to offer. Stepping into the cafe and you'll find a plethora of props such as rocking horses, circa-1970s TV Sets, poker cards, Bruce Lee memorabilia and a stunning painting of Mona Lisa sipping on tea. Truly a good photography opportunity. Influence of America can be seen in the drinks, as well as single origins beans from Mexico. If you're feeling hungry, they also offer quite an array of stunning pastas and sandwiches. If you’re considering this place for a romantic date, you can never go wrong.  

    Tips

    Cash only.

    Things to expect

    A cafe with a good variety of vintage collectables.

    Best with

    Coffee.

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM30.00

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    Mr Poker Cafe View restaurant

    No 3--1,First floor, Jalan Radin Bagus 6, Sri Petaling, 57000, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
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    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    11:00AM—10:30PM
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    You can drink and dine at the same time -- only at Birch. Their menu is based on American style cuisines. You can try their meat platters. if you are a sweet tooth, check out their best-selling Neapolitan cakes! Craving for Malaysian cuisines? They serve them as well as fusion dishes. You won't miss out on their food because they are open every day!

    Tips

    Things to expect

    Beautiful presentation of food

    Best with

    Desserts

    Price

    RM20.00 to RM60.00

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    Birch View restaurant

    6, Jalan Damanlela, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 50490, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
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    60320115966

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
    09:00AM—01:00AM
    Friday, Saturday
    09:00AM—02:00AM
    Sunday
    09:00AM—11:00AM
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    Trust Issues KLHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    Trust Issues KL is located in Bandar Sri Permaisuri, Cheras and has just started operating around 2016. However, the welcome that they been receiving is so encouraging that they aim to make themselves better. You may be taken aback by the name but trust us this place is worth it! What's so special about this restaurant?


    Just like any other cafes around, this cafe is has such a good vibe the moment you enter and a perfect place to unwind after a stressful day at work. Each corner of the restaurant has a different seating arrangement, and if you're a smoker don't worry there are tables and chairs specially designated outside the restaurant for you! 

    Tips

    Plenty of parking space but make sure to put a parking ticket as you don't want to get a saman!

    Things to expect

    cozy environment, friendly staff

    Best with

    Aglio Olio Ayam Percik, Sizzling Brownies, Braised Chicken Burger with Mozzarella

    Price

    RM15.00 to RM40.00

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    Trust Issue KL View restaurant

    102, Jalan Dwitasik, Dataran Dwitasik, Bandar Sri Permaisuri, 56000, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
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    0125600434

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    Friday
    04:00PM—01:00AM
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
    12:00PM—12:00AM
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    Are you on team Marvel or DC? Well if you’re rooting for DC then we have good news, DC Comics Superhero Cafe is a DC inspired cafe bringing all your favorite superheroes to life! Even if you’re not a DC fan, dining in the midst of the ever famous Batman and Superman which is the main characters for the cafe is a fantasy come true! 

    Tips

    It's on the second floor of Sunway Putra Mall!

    Things to expect

    Superheroes plastered everywhere!

    Best with

    Scarlet Sauce Chicken Rice

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM40.00

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    DC Comics Superhero Cafe View restaurant

    L2.29, Sunway Putra Mall, 86, Jalan Putra, Chow Kit, 50350, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
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    Every day
    10:00AM—10:00PM
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    Quartet was first opened in Jalan Telawi, Bangsar but has since moved to NU Sentral and immediately garnered a strong following. The menu is also been shrunk from having full course meal to something a little bit simple. After all, the place is a lot smaller in comparison to before. Their signature dishes includes a wide variety of sandwiches, from Tempala to Bombay and Cubano to Mozacado. Ideal for those who are looking to gobble-on-the-go. Furthermore, the cakes and coffee are definitely something that you should definitely try out! 

    Tips

    Cash only.

    Things to expect

    A small cafe with good coffee and sandwiches.

    Best with

    Coffee.

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM25.00

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    Quartet @ NU Sentral View restaurant

    Lot CC-04A, Concourse Level, NU Sentral Mall, Jalan Tun Sambanthan, 50470, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
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    0322760360

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    08:00AM—10:00PM
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    Are you looking for good cafes to hangout with family or friends? Don’t stress yourself, 2eatdiots which is located in Kuala Lumpur is one of the most recommended café to spend time with your loved ones. 2eatdiots serves comfort food with a loving touch and glimpse of divine power. It is also known as grilled and dessert eatery with variety of food choices.
    Tips

    Free Internet access

    Things to expect

    Beautiful decor and great lighting to take pictures

    Best with

    Mocktail - “Pei pa kao”

    Price

    RM15.00 to RM18.00

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    2eatdiots View restaurant

    Plaza Prima Setapak, A-G-1, Jalan Prima Setapak 5, Taman Setapak, , 53300, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
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    0340311538

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    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    12:00PM—10:30PM
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     Merchant’s Lane is a cool and funkily designed café offering a range of meals from Malaysia. It is also a heritage shop house’s first floor. This café is a well-known home base spot amongst the young people due to its truly amazing designs which are uncovered roofs, uniquely crafted rattan outfitting, and wooden ground surface combined with a variety of brilliant bloom themes, pruned plants, and vintage knick knacks.


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    Tips

    Cash only

    Things to expect

    Pack on the weekends

    Best with

    Pasta Butter Chicken

    Price

    RM20.00 to RM50.00

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    Merchant's Lane View restaurant

    160, Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 50000, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
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    0320221736

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    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
    11:30AM—10:00PM
    Saturday, Sunday
    09:30AM—10:00PM
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    Common Man Coffee

    Common Man Coffee is situated in a high-end neighbourhood of TTDI, offering an early lunch menu throughout the day. Menu items incorporated a generous Common Man Full Breakfast and the ever- famous Common Man Fluffy Pancakes with caramelised banana, pecans, berry coulis and salted caramel sauce. This place has a super chic design. 

    Tips

    Accept credit card and cash

    Things to expect

    Pack on weekends

    Best with

    Dark Chocolate brownie with ice cream

    Price

    RM15.00 to RM50.00

    Common Man Coffee View restaurant

    Plaza Vads, A-G-1 New Podium,1, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad, 60000, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
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    0377317095

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    08:00AM—05:00PM
    Saturday, Sunday
    08:00AM—06:00PM
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    VCR (Bangsar)

    Located in the heart of Bangsar, VCR is a Melbourne inspired cafe and the design idea came from olden cassette tapes and so. The exterior is beautifully designed with black and as for the interior, it is designed with austere elements and natural lighting for a simple look. VCR serves many unique dishes for individuality.


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    Tips

    Selected menu are only available on certain time

    Things to expect

    Crowded with people

    Best with

    Pennsylvania’s Soul

    Price

    RM15.00 to RM35.00

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    VCR (Bangsar) View restaurant

    31, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar, 59100, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
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    0322021115

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    Every day
    07:30AM—09:00PM
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    Jipinhe Scones Malaysia

    Looking for a delicious Taiwan Scone? We've got good news! Jipinhe Scone offers a variety of tasty scones perfect for your taste buds. With fillings such as juicy chicken thigh and savoury shrimped flavored scones, it will surely make you crave for more. We also suggest that you give their classic china noodle. It's an authentic hot and sour rice noodle served with rose honey tea and lemonade, your mouth will be bursting with flavours. This is a place you definitely won't regret dining in.

    Tips

    Ask for recommended scones

    Things to expect

    Different types of scones flavour

    Best with

    Rose Honey Red Tea

    Price

    RM5.80 to RM12.80

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    Jipinhe Scones Malaysia View restaurant

    LTC/T6, BINTANG TERRACE, LOT 10 SHOPPING CENTRE, 50, JALAN SULTAN ISMAIL , 50250, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
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    +6016-5420334

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    10:00AM—10:00PM
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